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“Outstanding baked items” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Liliha Bakery

Liliha Bakery
515 N Kuakini St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96817-2202
808-531-1651
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Ranked #104 of 1,940 Restaurants in Honolulu
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Seoul, South Korea
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46 reviews 46 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
“Outstanding baked items”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

My wife and I were in Honolulu for a week, and a friend who was living there recommended this bakery. It did not seem to be located in any of the traditional tourist areas. However, we found that it was well worth visiting. The quality of the baked items was simply outstanding. We were there on a Sunday afternoon, and the bakery was crowded with locals. I took that as a good sign that it was something not to be missed. My wife really loved the cream puffs. If you are looking for some scrumptious baked items, you will like this bakery.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Silver Spring, Maryland
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46 reviews 46 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“24 hours of choice”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

A great place to snag a late-night sweet or something more substantial if the mood takes you. Definitely try the cream puffs from the baker and the butter rolls and banana pancakes from the diner.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Coco puffs are delicious!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013 via mobile

It was overwhelmingly delicious. It was completely unexpected for me because I'm not much of a dessert person but I loved it.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Alexandria, Virginia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Amazing bakery”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

Though we lived just up the road from the Liliha Bakery for a year, we never made it in to eat at the diner, only got stuff from the bakery. Even without trying the diner's food (which looked and smelled great) this is still a place we recommend to everyone. The creme puffs and coco puffs are probably our favorite, but everything we tried was awesome. Pre-made waffle batter was also noteworthy.
There's often a line, but the staff moves through the customers quickly, and its definitely worth the 5-10 minutes to get your order. If your just getting prepackaged or frozen pastries, you can also skip the line waiting to get the fresh stuff from under the counter.
The location is a little out of the way for many tourists, but its not far off of H1, and you don't have to go too deep into the smaller roads.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Hong Kong, China
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“A classic diner in Honolulu”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

I'm originally from Hawaii and this is one of those 24 hour restaurants you hit up after a long night of drinking to eat some hearty breakfast food. I love it. Rice, eggs, bacon and toast.

In my daddy years now, I bring the family here for breakfast. This place is small and gets busy, always a wait. There's 2 parts: one is the bakery side to buy pastries and bread, cakes and suck. The other is the diner portion. I always eat at the restaurant part. The irritating thing is there are loads of tour buses that roll in and bring in heaps of tourists that can crowns the place. Nothing against tourists but sometimes they come in huge crowds and inconvenience everyone else. But I still love the place.

Visited June 2013
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