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Papalani Gelato

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2360 Kiahuna Plantation Dr, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96756-9552
18087422663
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Atlanta, Georgia
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

By far and away the best gelato made. We tried a different flavor every time we visited and were not disappointed. A MUST visit!

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Portland, OR
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28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The gelato here is very good tasting, and they seem to have a wide variety of flavors. Expect a dirty look if you ask one of the teenage workers for a small sample taste (as they want to get back to their cell phones). The price seems high for what you get, but I'm sure their expenses (rent) are high.... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We absolutely loved their gelato. My favourite was the Papalani Pie and Strawberry Guava. We went back frequently during our stay in Poipu. We met the owner on one of the evenings we were there and had a wonderful chat with him about quality gelato. It was great talking to the owner who is passionate about good gelato -- and... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Good place for Gelato. It is a bit expensive. Paid $18 for two cones with two scoops. Very nice people.

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Thank kim0maui
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7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had sea salt gelato, which was nice and rich. They have rather limited selections and not as interesting as Lampert's but their waffle cone tastes better.

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Palm Springs, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Admittedly, I have not tried all of the gelato shops on the island but I can't imagine there is another one better than Papalani. Try one of the various chocolate flavors or the sea salt - they are excellent.

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Thank 758Paul423
Berwyn, Pennsylvania
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52 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The gelato is to die for!!!! We've tried several flavors. We especially love the Belgian chocolate, honu chocolate, chocolate macnut fudge (see the commonality), and pina colada. They're all yummy.

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Thank rationalbluebird
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We Went here after dinner and was happy with all the flavor a we tried. That just made it especially hard to pick what I wanted. I would definitely return here. I especially like that they have several options without dairy, nuts or sugar added. Those are usually hard to find.

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Thank Esther J
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Cant really go wrong with treats like this, but this was a cut above most. Rich and delicious and still has dietary restriction items available. The teens have found something new to add to our traditions.

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Thank Bethany0120
Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Loved the local flavors with macadamia nuts, coconut, etc. Very reasonably priced. Situated in an open-air mall which is great for walking around. Benches nearby to sit and people watch and enjoy your treat. Very friendly staff, patient with us as we considered our many choices.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Takeout, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2360 Kiahuna Plantation Dr, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96756-9552
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Poipu
  • Phone Number: 18087422663
Description
Papalani Gelato Franchising Company is a family-owned and operated franchisor of handmade Hawaiian style gelato, coffee, and chocolate shops which is dedicated to sharing its hand-crafted artisanal Hawaiian inspired gelato, coffees, and chocolates throughout the state of Hawaii and beyond. Many customers rave that Papalani™ has the best gelato (Italian style ice cream) and best chocolate in the nation.

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