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Papalani Gelato

2360 Kiahuna Plantation Dr, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96756-9552
+1 808-742-2663
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good25%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“gelato” (337 reviews)
“ice cream” (63 reviews)
“sorbet” (47 reviews)
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11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m. Hours
2360 Kiahuna Plantation Dr, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96756-9552
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Reviewed November 9, 2014

Why would I ay it's a Life-saver? When my husband and I came to Kauai in October 2014 it was mostly a very muggy season. When you see the locals fanning themselves while they work, it has to be very hot and humid! There were...More

Thank MimieW
Reviewed November 4, 2014

This gelato is heavenly! We were in Poipu for 5 nights and ate gelato for either dinner or desert every night. The flavors are so intense and original. I am still in withdrawal.

Thank UALiz
Reviewed November 3, 2014

We were looking for a treat after dinner and hurried to get to Papalani before they closed. We had seen the reviews but, frankly, the gelato was not as good as advertised. We have had gelato all over the world and this was really very...More

Thank JeffreyandAmy
Reviewed November 3, 2014

Great gelato! Staff was super friendly, they even let my kid sample a few flavors without an eye roll. ;) Much appreciated.

Thank SusanneLackie
Reviewed November 3, 2014

Lots of flavours of gelato and they have lactose free gelato also. Hooray !!! We don't see that much in Australia. Not the cheapest prices but very tasty and worth it. Shop is located in the Poipu Shopping Village.

Thank jetsettingaussies
Reviewed October 30, 2014

The servings were small and the price not small either for such a small serving but oh soooo worth it. I would have had it every day if I hadn't had dessert with my meal elsewhere.

Thank NenaOregon
Reviewed October 2, 2014

Great mix of flavours, many of which I hadn't come across before. And reasonable low fat. Good service. Recommended....

Thank davidh of england
Reviewed October 2, 2014

There are so many favors of gelato and sorbet that one could keep coming back over and over and never need to have the same flavor. I love the Hawaiian fruits so when I saw the lychee and lilikoi sorbets I knew I would be...More

Thank h2ogeek
Reviewed September 28, 2014

Loved the Salted caramel gelato! But $4 for a tiny scoop??? Ouch! I'd hate to bring a family here but it is delicious.

Thank Vic_Polly011
Reviewed September 28, 2014

I was thrilled to see 15 flavors of non-dairy sorbet here!!! Dark Chocolate, Coconut Chip, Limone, the most I've ever seen! 6 flavors for $8. (Fewer flavors for less.) Oh...most people come for the 15 flavors of gelato, which are even more amazing but some...More

Thank cahimi
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Parking Available, Takeout, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
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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