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Leonard's Waikele Shopping Center

94-894 Lumiaina Street, Waipahu, Oahu, HI HI 96797
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Ranked #1 of 137 Restaurants in Waipahu
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Columbus, Georgia
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166 reviews 166 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

It's been a while since I've been to Leonard's because we live on the mainland but as soon as I got back on Oahu I was craving a malasada (Portuguese doughnut)! I was blown away at the choices they have now. Back in the day it was only sugar covered, not they have cinnamon and sugar, custard filled, chocolate filled,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014 via mobile

Evelyn the woman taking the orders is extremely rude. I'm standing here shaking my head. Leonards bakery is luck they don't have competition in the malasadas game because with service like that provided by Evelyn they would be out of business.

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Dallas, Texas, United States
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52 reviews 52 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Who doesn't love cinnamon sugar and fried dough. Yummy when warm. Just enough sweetness. Wish we had stopped here sooner instead of our last day.

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Ewa Beach, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

It seems like every time I come to Waikele I always find myself in front of Leonard's. Got a half dozen original and half dozen Dobash (chocolate filled) this trip. My family loves them!! Hot food, quick service.

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Kauai, Hawaii
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

This was a first for us on our trip to Oahu and we did go to the food truck in Waikele. How the malasadas could be any better any where else on earth is a mystery to me. They were fresh, hot and crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. We did try the haupia filled but thought... More 

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Houston, Texas
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94 reviews 94 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
215 helpful votes 215 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014 via mobile

Stopped in on our way to the airport. It was great. Short wait for the cinnamon and regular but it was worth it. Served very hot and fresh. Easy access and quick service. Better experience than I had at the restaurant in Honolulu.

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81 reviews 81 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

If you are looking for hot and fresh malasadas and you are on the Leeward side of the island of Oahu - then head over to the Leonards truck in Waikele. The malasadas are awesome! The line can be long at times but well worth the wait! Great instead of doughnuts for an out of town guest - let them... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

They don't keep well, not even if microwaved. My husband liked the cinnamon/sugar one and I was all for the coconut filled one.

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Montreal, Canada
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50 reviews 50 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Was a rainy day when we stopped with 2 ahead of me in line, they were making them fresh and line quickly grew to almost a dozen deep. Melt in your mouth fresh!! Definitely on my list of places to keep coming back too! Will try the original location next time!

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Waipahu, Hawaii
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

After many years(10)of eating Leonard malasadas I can definitely say that the malasadas at the main store are so much better than this wagon. It seems that the oil used in the wagon needs to be replaced more often.

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

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