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Tropical Dreams

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4-831 Kuhio Hwy Ste 220, Kauai Village Shopping Center, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746-1574
+1 808-822-1010
12:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 12:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 21:30
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Saratoga Springs, Utah
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Fantastic ice cream! I was a devout Lappert's fan but really like Tropical Dreams. Is it just me or does ownership of the franchise change often? I hope this shop can make it.

Thank Spionen
Calgary, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We visited twice (my partner is a past expert on ice cream) and enjoyed different flavours both times. Prices were good. Not a lot of seating so be prepared to stroll and eat.

Thank dj e
Abbotsford, Canada
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21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

You will not be disappointed by going to this shop for some homemade ice-cream. The owners are often there, serving the ice-cream, very friendly & inviting. You need to put this on your list "to do" when in Kapaa.

Thank Mitch7775
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262 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After reading so many reviews and staying close to this place it was no brainer to not go to this place. I always like to try the fruit flavors which are not readily available in the grocery shops. e.g. Leeche flavor, so for me this was a must have and this place didn't disappoint. There are so many flavors that... More 

Thank Traveller_4m_Krypton
Concord, California
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31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This ice cream shop has interesting tropical flavors. I had the passionfruit-ginger sorbet, it was wonderful.

Thank Beverly S
Portland, Oregon
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped here one night after dinner while we were vacationing in Kauai. The people who work there are really nice, you can sample flavors, and they have a lot of tasty flavors to choose from. Highly recommend!

Fort Wayne, Indiana
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231 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For starters, the service couldn't have been more pleasant and friendly. To be certain, this is the creamiest, densest ice cream I've ever eaten, likely due to the high fat content. As for flavors, that's highly personal. For my taste, I like Lappert's selection more.. but that's just me. I wound up with Chocolate Fudge, and it was very good,... More 

1 Thank GR260
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92 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

Mark this one down in your favorites list. Fabulous flavors, creamy to the extreme. Run by a charming couple with nothing. but smiles. We'll be back! Highly recommended.

1 Thank spencerrulin
Durango, Colorado
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

I have been hoping this ice cream company would make it to Kauai because they have the best toasted coconut ice cream EVER! Yay! They made it to the island and made me very happy on our last visit!

1 Thank Cynthia S
Chicago, IL
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

Oh my goodness this place is so yummy. We visited two times and had the Banana Storm flavor each time as we've never seen anything like this before and just couldn't get enough of it. The service is great and it's reasonably priced. Would highly recommend stopping here!

1 Thank blong14

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$10
Restaurant features
Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4-831 Kuhio Hwy Ste 220, Kauai Village Shopping Center, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746-1574
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Kapaa
  • Phone Number: +1 808-822-1010
Tropical Dreams Ice Cream offers over 150 flavors of super premium ice cream, vegan ice cream, gelato and sorbet all handmade on the big island. Super premium means it's handmade with 18% butterfat, adding a rich and creamy texture you can taste. All Hawaiian ingredients are grown on environmentally friendly farms and 100% of our cream produced by Big Island dairies. The result....a true Hawaiian gourmet ice cream that is dense and very rich tasting with flavors you only dream about

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?