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Leonard's Waikele Shopping Center

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94-894 Lumiaina Street, Waipahu, Oahu, HI HI 96797
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 57
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  • 5
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Shuttle drivers suggestion a hit!!

On the way home our driver suggested we try these Portuguese filled donuts- unfortunately the custard donuts had gone but the softly filled donuts oozing coconut more than made up for it. As he laughingly said a non fat zero calories treat.... Not! A must have after a day of outlet shopping.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Cynthia N
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Churton Park
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Churton Park
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

On the way home our driver suggested we try these Portuguese filled donuts- unfortunately the custard donuts had gone but the softly filled donuts oozing coconut more than made up for it. As he laughingly said a non fat zero calories treat.... Not! A must have after a day of outlet shopping.

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Thank Cynthia N
Level Contributor
9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

I'm glad that Adam White from Private Tours Hawaii, brought us to this little gem since the main facility near Waikiki was wall to wall people! The staff here were kind, friendly and courteous. And more importantly, I was able to walk away with some delicious malasadas!! Yum!

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Thank Kenneth H
Honolulu
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37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

We've stopped by here several times since we live nearby. It's an occasional stop for us and when friends are in town. It seems like there's always someone waiting, but even when there's a line, it moves fast. The filled maladadas are killer. I prefered beignets in NOLA, but then I tried a cream filled malasada...winnahs! Eat'em while they're hot.... More 

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Thank TJFish
Hong Kong, China
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58 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015 via mobile

I had amazing malasadas from their food truck during my trip to Oahu in Nov. I had the regular one with no filling and one with custard filling. I enjoyed them both but the one without filling I liked better. I went shopping after having one malasadas but had to go back for more right before they closed. The lady... More 

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Thank Dan E
Ewa Beach, Hawaii
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39 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

This is a portable branch of Leonard's in Kapahulu. They sell the hot malasadas made while you wait. All different flavors. My favorite is the Cinnamon Malasada. It tastes the best when it is still hot.

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Thank Captain808
Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015 via mobile

Loved these bad boys! Fresher the better, they melt in your mouth.. We had them at the store and from the wagon parked at the outlet centre.. I thought the store made were less greasy.. Try Li Hung flavored it's great!

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Thank Manburger5
North Woodmere, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015 via mobile

The donuts were exceptionally delicious - soft, sweet, fresh, and just plain scrumptious. Something not to be missed in Honolulu. Worth the wait in line!!!

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Thank karenhQ9416UD
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015 via mobile

OK the original Leonard's serves up a decent Malasada, however this wagon located at the Waikele shopping center serves up greasy, somewhat old ball of fried dough, which are a poor representation of the Portuguese donut.

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Thank Tim M
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

Malasadas are the greatest! Doughnuts are quite different from the Malasadas that you get here. The cream filled are my favorite.

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Thank RickBade
Island of Hawaii, Hawaii
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60 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015 via mobile

While in Oahu you have to try malasadas which is a dough ball deep fried in hot oil and rolled in sugar. I saw the malasada mobile at the windward mall in Kaneohe as well. Good marketing idea....just drive up to the malasada mobile, park and stand in line. You can order them by the pieces or half a dozen... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 94-894 Lumiaina Street, Waipahu, Oahu, HI HI 96797
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Waipahu

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children

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