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Leonard's Bakery

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Diamond Head - Kapahulu - St. Louis
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933 Kapahulu Avenue, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96816-1434
808-737-5591
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5:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

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  • 159
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  • 23
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  • 8
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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
Most recent review
Nice Staff

Based on reviews here, we went to Leonards. The staff is very nice and we enjoyed reading their history. It could be us but we were not very impressed with the malasadas. Its not them it just we didn't like the consistency of the portuguese donuts. Must eat them hot. We tried leftovers after they... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
bigmaui
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Dallas, Texas
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Dallas, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Based on reviews here, we went to Leonards. The staff is very nice and we enjoyed reading their history. It could be us but we were not very impressed with the malasadas. Its not them it just we didn't like the consistency of the portuguese donuts. Must eat them hot. We tried leftovers after they had cooled and they lost... More 

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Federal Way, Washington
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85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

I can't drive by this place with out wanting to stop. Nothing in hawaii can be as good as a nice hot freshly cooked Malasada. Except maybe a dozen I also really like the custard filled ones my daughter is a big fan of the chocolate filled ones. Whatever you get you won't be disappointed.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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21 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

"Iconic" is an overused term in Hawaii. It is applied to everything from the Aloha Tower to the "IBM Building". Go figure. We were recently in the Diamond Head area and found ourselves walking by Leonard's Bakery. We have often heard the term iconic applied to Leonard's, locals wax eloquent about "the malasadas". We succumbed to temptation and stopped in.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

A Honolulu authentic stop. Masada pastry is NOT just another stuffed donut. Your choice of flavor made while you wait - hot and fresh. My favorite is the sweet and sour topping.

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San Carlos, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

The best malasadas on the islands. If you like donuts, It is a must stop if only to check it off your list. There will be a line and maybe a tour bus or so out front. Get malasadas...they are sugary doughy goodness. Eat them fresh out of the oven...they are just not the same once they cool off.

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Murwillumbah, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Like most people, thanks to new Hawaii Five-0 TV show we wanted to give the malasadas a go. Bought some fresh from the truck at the Waikele premium outlets our last visit so decided to go to Leonard's this time. We were warned in the reviews about trying to park next to the bakery if its own parking was full... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Only tried the malasadas, however, they were absolutely fabulous. (You might like to skip the coffee, however) Easily reached by bus and worth the trip.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Great fresh made to order Malasadas. You can choose what type of Malasadas filling you want and they are fresh as they are made to order and come out hot. There was a long line but it moved fast. The parking lots small so good luck finding parking on a busy day here. The place opened in the 50's and... More 

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Scarsdale, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

I first heard of Malasadas during a conversation between Chin-Ho and Danno of Hawaii Five-0 and the way they described it - I just knew I had to try some. So today was the day - totally worth walking 1.4 miles each way from my hotel! The bakery looks like it was just transported from the 50's. People are waiting... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

The Malasadas - which are deep fried puffs of soft, melt in your mouth absolutely delicious dough. They must be eaten hot to thoroughly enjoy them! They are covered in granulated sugar, and come in several different flavors. They also have some that have a variety of different fillings. I liked the vanilla filling best. Be careful.......these are addicting !!!!!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 933 Kapahulu Avenue, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96816-1434
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Honolulu>  > Diamond Head - Kapahulu - St. Louis
  • Neighborhood: Diamond Head - Kapahulu - St. Louis
  • Phone Number: 808-737-5591

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 1 - 20
  • Cuisine: Bakery

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?