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“Papalani Gelato at Poipu”
Review of Papalani Gelato

Papalani Gelato
Ranked #1 of 3 Dessert in Poipu
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $10
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Good for: Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Parking Available, Street Parking, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
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.
Houston, Texas
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103 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Papalani Gelato at Poipu”
Reviewed September 18, 2013

If you like gelato or are looking for something small and sweet then stop by for a small cup of their gelato. They many flavors to taste before making that difficult choice. Rather than have dessert at the restaurant we would stop here to savor another new flavor.

Visited September 2013
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Westminster, Colorado
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56 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed September 18, 2013

Papalani has a good selection of gelato - many flavors have a tropical twist, and everything we tasted was rich, creamy and not too sweet. There are also around ten flavors of sorbet and sugar free choices. Well worth the stop!

Visited September 2013
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Los Angeles, California
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122 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
“Best Gelato ANYWHERE”
Reviewed August 29, 2013

We were in the Poipu area for 6 days and went back to Papalani gelato several times. We would have dinner elsewhere and drive over to here just for dessert!
Their gelato flavors are amazing. Plus the fruit sorbets are wonderful also.
Its the best gelato I have ever tasted and my favorite food is ice cream/gelato.
we have had gelato all over, even Italy the home of gelato and the texture and flavors here were the best I have ever had.
tried a few of their chocolates which are also great.

  • Visited June 2013
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Seattle, Washington
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Best ever coffee”
Reviewed August 27, 2013

When they are open - GO! You won't regret it at all. Bold flavors and awesome coffee. I tried 2 different types of coffee and 5 different gelato flavors over our week on Kauai. No regrets. Just a big smile.

Visited August 2013
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28 reviews
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“Disappointing and expensive”
Reviewed August 22, 2013

Our plan was to get some gelato and watch the sunset. We ordered two cups, and it was over $10 for both! There was one poor girl working, and though not busy, it took so long, we missed the sun set. The gelato itself wasn't good either, for example, "cheesecake" didn't taste anything like it. I wish we would have saved our money and time.

Visited August 2013
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