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Papalani Gelato

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2360 Kiahuna Plantation Dr, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96756-9552
+1 808-742-2663
11:00 - 21:30
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Canandaigua, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is located in the mini mall next to the Marriott resort. It has a nice variety of gelato and multiple choices of cones and cups. This place is small but clean and bright. The server was friendly and helpful. Prices about what you'd expect.

Thank William S
Bainbridge Island, Washington
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53 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The gelato was very nice but not exceptional, especially for the price. Facility was clean. Store quarters are tight, make your selection and move on.

Thank Molly M
Bainbridge Island, Washington
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626 reviews
372 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 832 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a popular ice cream by the scoop place. We got two single scoops in bowls for the price of more than two half gallons of ice cream in the local market. Here you get to stand in line and squint in the stark fluorescent lighting. No place to sit down inside the shop but two benches outside. Usually... More 

Thank Malice6
Woodside, California
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

Not quite up to my expectations, but tasty, nonetheless. As a San Francisco North Beach gelato freak, texture & taste seemed more ice cream-like.

Thank SharlaHill
San Francisco, California
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

Nice variety of gelatos- some flavors are more unusual or include Hawaiian ingredients as well as solid standbys like the Belgian Chocolate. We've found the people working there to be friendly and patient with those testing different flavors before making a choice.

Thank LoveMahaulepu
Thunder Bay, Canada
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182 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

We love the tropical gelato flavours that we cannot find back in Canada. We loved the lilokoi, strawberry guava,and POG. Thank you. They have chocolates for sale-we did not try this trip. Good dessert after PUKA dog.

Thank jods1000
Poipu, Hawaii
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37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

So good, it tastes amazing. My kids love it, I love it. They made my son feel very special for his graduation!!!

Thank Endless_Adventurers
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280 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

This is one of my favourite desert places on the island. The gelato is amazing and the folks are so friendly. I can't wait to return.

Thank Yago1
Salt Lake City, Utah
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

I wanted to be sure to go here while on Kauai, so I was very pleased to have one of the locations right across the street from our resort. The Coconut Macnut Fudge, Chocolate Peanut Butter, Mango Coconut, and Kauai Crunch were all a hit, but the Salt Ponds was out of this world. So were the chocolates-sea salt caramel... More 

Thank Tinkeresa
Sonoma County
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53 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

Ok, I can't have dairy - so I've long gotten used to being the standby person while my friends and family enjoy ice cream and GELATO :( But, now, I have found a place to also partake in the joy of gelato!! And, this place has a bunch of flavor choices for both the dairy people and the non-dairy people!!... More 

Thank K R

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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
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Takeout, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2360 Kiahuna Plantation Dr, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96756-9552
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Poipu
  • Phone Number: +1 808-742-2663
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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