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Papalani Gelato

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2360 Kiahuna Plantation Dr, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96756-9552
+1 808-742-2663
11:00 - 21:30
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Sydney, Australia
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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2014

Delicious gelato with many local favourites. One of the few shops that stays open later (until 10pm) around Poipu.

Thank JJYung
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 June 2014 via mobile

The gelato is great and their service is amazing! We've gone twice during our week long stay and plan to visit again before leaving.

Thank Southernbelle34
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 June 2014

Great service for our party of 9 that wanted to try everything . Their sorbet was great for our lactose intolerant members

Thank markrLv
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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146 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 June 2014

Got some gelato after a Puka Dog next door. It really hit the spot. Excellent taste and texture. Almost as good as the gelato in Europe.

Thank cerra12
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84 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 May 2014 via mobile

It was so nice to have so many non dairy options! I had the pineapple and coconut which were both delish! I tasted my husbands dairy gelato, it was devine. The waffle cones were good too.

Thank PankeyJM
Escondido, California
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117 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 May 2014

My family got some of this wonderful dessert after dinner at the Pizzetta restaurant which is attached to the gelato counter. Both the gelatos and the sorbettos were very tasty and had a real Italian consistency. The salt pond flavor was a favorite and the POG sorbetto was very good too. Nice finish to a great dinner.

Thank psychoteacher
Houston, Texas
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72 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 May 2014

Based on reviews we sought this place out, but we get better tasting gelato in our home town. It was okay, just nothing special.

Thank txsrc
Westborough, Massachusetts
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65 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2014

Get the POG sorbetto. If you are looking for a refreshing fruity treat, you must try this local flavor: passion fruit, orange, guava.

Thank Susan D
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125 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2014

Their gelatos and sorbettos are excellent!!! The staff is always very helpful and make good suggestions. We like to go there after dinner, there can be a line but it's worth the wait. I like the POG sorbetto but they're all good!

Thank boomiebondi
Seattle, Washington
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2014

Lots of choices and wonderful gelato, best we found on Kauai. They will let you try several different flavors and I appreciated having sorbet and gelato. Local Hawaiian flavors were great - lilikoi and passion fruit. They need more locations!

Thank BeckyB2

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Restaurant Details

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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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?