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Papalani Gelato

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2360 Kiahuna Plantation Dr, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96756-9552
11:00 - 21:30
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 21:30
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Woodside, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
Summit, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We really enjoyed Papalani Gelato--lots of rich flavors. They also had a selection of island-made chocolates.

Thank Shery211
Fairfax Station, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Had the peanut butter explosion and it was really yummy..we also tried the mint chip..we will go back again..

Thank Susan S
Rocky Mount, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Of the ice cream shops we visited while in Kauai, this was by far our favorite! Ok, it's gelato not ice cream, but that just makes it all the better because gelato is softer and has less fat than ice cream. My personal favorite is the Peanut Butter Explosion! I loved it so much that though we went three times... More 

Thank beckyabel

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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: 18087422663
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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