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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” (334 reviews)
“sorbet” (49 reviews)
“ice cream” (62 reviews)
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11:00 AM - 9:30 PMAll hours
2360 Kiahuna Plantation Dr, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96756-9552
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Reviewed 1 week ago

After Puma Dog, grab a sweet treat! I got a lilikoi sherbet! Not too sweet! Lots to choose from. Hubby got a pineapple coconut gelato

Thank GreenLakeRocks
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Gelato was creamy and tasty, but I wouldn’t say it rivals the best gelato in Italy—maybe the run-of-the-mill gelato in Italy (but I wouldn’t expect superb gelato in Hawaii). Why? Thicker and the aftertaste didn’t linger quite as long... we tried a lot of gelato...More

Thank Nicole E
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The best gelato we’ve had in a looooong time! I’d highly recommend this place! The Belgian chocolate is awesome!!!! We mixed it with the peanut butter and it made it even better 🤤

Thank Wes T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ice cream was ok. However, when handled the cup, I found a big cheater like a wine bottle has. ! This meant that the customer gets about 1/4 less than it appears.

Thank nerd-guy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Gelato rivals the Gelato that we have had in Italy. The waffle cones do NOT breakdown and fall all over the place while eating. You can taste test before ordering and the service was fast and friendly.

Thank Russ R
Reviewed 4 January 2018

We tried three scoops of gelato and loved it! The texture and flavor was just right on! You get most bang for the buck for the 3 scoops. The price of the gelato was also very reasonable. The staffs were friendly.

Thank JazzzyJas
Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

Papalani Gelato in the Poi Pu shopping center is amazing. Creamy and delicious with a wide variety to chose from. We had the macadamia nut ice cream which was truly delicious. We sampled the non dairy chocolate coconut ice cream for reference and it was...More

Thank Eric D
Reviewed 24 December 2017

Once we found this place we had to come back every single day thereafter until our departure. For the afficinato please be aware there are two coolers, left is jelato made with dairy products and the right is non-dairy original gelato choices. We chose choose...More

Thank TiddlerB
Reviewed 28 November 2017

Consider myself well versed in gelato, and this is the real deal. Geneous portions too. Very friendl, patient staff

Thank TSExpert
Reviewed 14 November 2017 via mobile

My wife is a chocolate person. She had BELGIUM chocolate and hazel but I had berry mix and acai/raspberry. Usually these fruits are sherbet, but here really fine gelato. The portions generous

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Average prices
US$ 10
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Takeout, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
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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