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Tropical Dreams Ice Cream

#1 of 1 Dessert in Hawi
Certificate of Excellence
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55-3412 Akoni Pule Hwy, Across from Bamboo Restaurant, Hawi, Island of Hawaii, HI 96719
+1 808-889-5577
06:00 - 18:00
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Rodeo, California, United States
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65 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Had the shave ice with ice cream and snow cap. Went there twice while in town. Decent treat! Service a little slow as only one person working both times I was there.

Thank Holly M
Astoria, Oregon
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017

This locally made ice cream is worth finding. We saw it several places on the Big Island. We read about the ice cream in a guide book and it didn't disappoint. I think they offered about 12 flavors. They will give a small sample.

Thank Littoral_Traveler
Calgary, Canada
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42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017

One of our favorite haunts on the Big Island. We go for the steamed egg on a bagel and Kona coffee. Deee lish! A lovely country feel to this local store/coffee/ice cream shop. Check them out!!

Thank Missy M
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53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

This brand of ice cream made in Waimea is sold in many restaurant across the island. It is exceptionally creamy and delicious.

Thank newtothesouth
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

Wandered in for fresh ice cream after having lunch at Local Dish. What a gem! Friendly service and cute store!

Thank Nancy W
lexington, KY
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68 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Drive from hgvc waikaloa for sunset ice cream. First time in area. Hawi is a small Hawaiian town. Tropical dreams is actually in the coffee mill restaurant / coffee shop. Purposely went at end of day, the town was mainly shut down for the evening . The ice cream was very good, but it is rather expensive, two servings of... More 

Thank Tom M
Orange County, California
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259 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

We were driving from Kona to Waimea and wanted some ice cream. We Googled ice cream and were pointed to a spot just outside Waimea. Hmm....as it turned out, it was the Tropical Dream factory! Oh well, they sold pints there, so we picked one up and enjoyed it on our ride back to Waikoloa. Not as much choice as... More 

Thank socal13
Malolo Island, Fiji
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57 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

The ice cream and coffees are all great. But give me a break. The prices are outrageous. I hate feeling ripped off.

Thank Nature_Traveler
Everett, Washington
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418 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

This is a must visit when exploring the north end of the Big Island. Great ice cream for a typically hot day. Other snacks are available too. right in the center of historic Hawi. Very popular but fast service and lots of on street parking.

Thank GenotheViking
Columbia, South Carolina
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151 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

The best ice cream on the big island. Enjoyed dark chocolate w orange which was like grand marnier w dark chocolate. Terrific flavor which can vary.

Thank Charles R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 55-3412 Akoni Pule Hwy, Across from Bamboo Restaurant, Hawi, Island of Hawaii, HI 96719
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Hawi
  • Phone Number: +1 808-889-5577

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?