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Tropical Dreams Ice Cream

55-3412 Akoni Pule Hwy, Across from Bamboo Restaurant, Hawi, Island of Hawaii, HI 96719
+1 808-889-5577
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good33%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“ice cream” (67 reviews)
“macadamia nuts” (10 reviews)
“sorbet” (3 reviews)
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55-3412 Akoni Pule Hwy, Across from Bamboo Restaurant, Hawi, Island of Hawaii, HI 96719
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had cherry , vanilla, and coconut . It was simply delicious. A very neat and quaint little place with limited seating.

Thank JaneKnoxville
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our second time here for the ice cream but this time they had a "welcome" sign in the front window.....BUT a sign in the back of the counter that says they can refuse service to anyone. I am confused.

Thank IrishFan-80
Reviewed 31 January 2018

After a hike down to the ocean at Pololu Trail, you deserve to come to the nearby quaint town of Hawi and experience a few of the many tempting flavors of the island's famous Tropical Dreams ice cream. What, gourmet ice cream in this funny...More

Thank SteveSLC
Reviewed 22 January 2018

Friends wanted to try the ice cream as they had heard about Tropical Dreams from somewhere. Since we arrived around lunch and there was a table available we decided to have lunch as well. They ordered the burger and we had the tuna melt. Food...More

Thank LagunaGypsy
Reviewed 3 January 2018

Very good to excellent ice cream, arguably the best on the Big Island. (I don't think it quite up to Graeter's, but that's another story!) Fairly expensive, but the scoops are not stingy. I had black cherry vanilla with chocolate chips-I forget what my son...More

Thank Richard K
Reviewed 2 December 2017

No matter where you eat in Hawi, save room for dessert. Then have the macadamia or the coffee ice cream. They taste like macadamias and coffee. What could be better?

Thank JAT-DC
Reviewed 21 November 2017

Would have loved to try the ice cream because of the great reviews, but we were never served or even acknowledged. The place wasn’t crowded, and the few customers there already had their drinks and were chatting. There was only one person and another couple...More

Thank nxmail
Reviewed 19 October 2017

Hi gang, After a sumptuous lunch at Bamboo restaurant (across the street) we needed to stuff what little room we had left. With a line for ice cream (sandwiches, etc also avail) out the door we chose 2 ice cream selections in our hot fudge...More

1  Thank Nothreeputts
Reviewed 16 October 2017

A must if you pass through Hawi (Pronounced Havee). It is just a hole in the wall with limited parking.

Reviewed 7 October 2017

Real ice cream with real vanilla flavor. I love this place. Very, very expensive for ice cream but I enjoyed every lick.

Thank Teri L
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Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
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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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This little old fashioned ice cream parlor and coffee shop has the best selection of Tropical Dreams flavors found on the Big Island. We loved the Green Tea Ice Cream, but the Coconut was good, too. Several sorbet flavors were available. All of the shops in Hawi look like they have been around for decades and this is no exception, but that's part of this town's charm.
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