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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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89% Recommend
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  • English first
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English first
1 review
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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23 helpful votes 23 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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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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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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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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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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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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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

Tried this and the main store a day apart, no difference in taste and quality. Located in a rather quiet corner of the carpark.

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