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Papalani Gelato

2360 Kiahuna Plantation Dr, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96756-9552
+1 808-742-2663
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“gelato” (323 reviews)
“sorbet” (46 reviews)
“ice cream” (57 reviews)
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11:00 - 21:30All hours
2360 Kiahuna Plantation Dr, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96756-9552
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We were here quite a few times during our week on Poipou. Their Gelato is so good. They have many Hawaiian flavors. They allow you to sample them as well. I always had something with Macadamia nuts or coconuts or both. My kid went with...More

Thank Mary M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful, hand made gelato. You can go sinful - filled with every type of candied treat you can imagine. Or you can go tropical - passion fruit, mango, pineapple, etc. But you can't stop with just one scoop. And you just may find yourself back...More

Thank joewilk1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was shocked to see Gelato in Hawaii. Our last family vacation was in Venice, Italy so we had plenty of gelato then. Obviously we could not pass up this place. I found the Gelato to be delicious and very similar to Italy and our family...More

Thank Greg O
Reviewed 16 May 2017

they have amazing flavors like salt ponds, and lilikoi chesecake, it's just pretty amazing in every way, go there everytime, get a 15% off card from puka dog!

Thank Justin W
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

Large selection of sugar free and lactose free gelato as well as the regular stuff. We tried it all. It was all really good. I would highly recommend it.

Thank Tim K
Reviewed 11 May 2017

I LOVE gelato and I love Hawaiian fruit flavors. This place combines the two to make it a dream stop for a snack on Kauai. We came back several times to keep trying out the different and unique flavors.

Thank Marti A
Reviewed 1 May 2017

The banana chocolate gelato is awesome AND they have chocolates, too. Didn't like the lillikoi cheesecaske flavor as much as we did the banana chocolate.

Thank fishyak
Reviewed 26 April 2017

Papalani Gelato has the potential to be great, but it isn't quite there yet. The parlor is clean and well-kept, the atmosphere is fun, and the service at the counter is excellent (they will happily let you sample until your heart's content), but the gelato...More

Thank Sarah V
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

Went here 4 times in one week. Gelato is excellent. Highly recommend the papalani pie flavour (macadamia, kona coffee, vanilla and choc). Tasted really close to the best gelato places we visited in Italy last spring.

Thank Bob D
Reviewed 24 March 2017

This gelato was so fantastic. The chocolate and Salt Ponds flavors were my favorite. The service and price were good. Great place for a quick, yummy treat!

Thank BF2531
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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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
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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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