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Leonard's Bakery

933 Kapahulu Ave, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96816-1434 (Diamond Head - Kapahulu - St. Louis)
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Ranked #6 of 1,913 restaurants in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Bakery
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: Diamond Head - Kapahulu - St. Louis
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88% Recommend
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Houston, Texas
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

We were hoping for great Malasadas while in Hawaii and Leonard's certainly lives up to all of they hype! We had both the original and puffs and all of them were great. The line was pretty long when we got there, but the guys behind the counter were quick and friendly so the wait didn't seem too bad.

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

We ended up going there twice, their malasadas were amazing, a few flavours to choose from. The parking in front of the place is busy but rotates fast so you won't have to wait that long (and if you do - Safeway is across the street).

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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

Had to visit, this place is like 5 minutes drive from Kalakaua Avenue.. Tried ALL the malasadas and decided that the filled ones were the best, don't even bother with the plain ones if you are only there for a visit and don't have time to try them all. They are made to order and you get the fresh and... More

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Jacksonville, FL
15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

My husband was born and raised on Oahu, so he has very vivid memories of malasadas at Leonards. In May, when we were there, Leonards was first on our list -- still very very busy and the malasadas are as luscious and delish as ever. And they now ship the to the mainland.

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Montreal, Canada
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 NEW

a long walk to Leonard to taste their local pastry- it was only $1. It allowed to visit a sector a little away from the beach and endulge in a hot pastry- simply delicious

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Ventura California
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 NEW

I've been to Leonards many times and have never been disappointed . This last visit was hilarious. While waiting in line for my malasadas a cockroach made its presence known the kid behind the cash register tried his best to kill the bug of about 2 and half inches. But we all know it's impossible to kill a Hawaiian roach... More

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Bendigo, Australia
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59 reviews 59 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

This place is busy, park down the side street if you can and walk. We were introduced to this place by our driver on the Surf Bus. We bought a couple of cartons of Portugese Donuts, which were hot and absolutely loved them. Could have had more, but we were already too far away.

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Burbank, California
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

When in Honolulu do what the locals do and follow the line at Leonard's bakery... Its a delicious treat. Everywhere throughout Hawaii there are many that try to imitate the Malasada as Leonard's but they don't come close.

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Greenbelt, Maryland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This is where you go for the legendary Malasadas. Absolutely scrumptious! They are not the same as doughnuts, but different. They are light and fluffy. The cinnamon ones are wonderful. And the coconut cream filled ones are to die for.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Malasada us like eating Krispy Kreme but better! We bought Malasada from the Malasada truck and they have a sign saying they have the right to refuse service!!!!!! So beware,

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