We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Ratings and reviews

RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere

Details

CUISINES
American, Hawaiian
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night
View all details
meals, features, about
Reviews (393)
Filter reviews
369 results
Traveler rating
193
113
41
13
9
Traveler type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
Traveler rating
193
113
41
13
9
Show reviews that mention
All reviews pastries bread cookies ono back alley your choice after hours cinnamon loaves hawaii
Sort and selected filters
Sort FilterEnglish
Updating list...
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After reading reviews for the after hours "dessert" bread in the alley at night, we thought we'd pop in for breakfast as well. Their french bread is so soft and fresh with different varieties to choose from including cheese, cheese and onion or plain. If...you're able, try to get to the alley at night. They take one of their french loaves and fill it with the filling of your choice, including butter, cream cheese, cinnamon, blueberry, strawberry, raspberry and mango. It is served warm and oh so good! Check their hours as the bakers are off at least one day a week and the alley is closed the night before they are off.More

Date of visit: August 2022
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Reviewed April 16, 2022

Went in looking for a cookie but they were only offered in a package of six for $5.95. So I passed. I saw the tray of brownies. But I and saw and did order what I am going to call a lightly stuffed bread turnover....It had some cheese and a little ham in it, for $2.15. It was lunch and for the price, considering I was in Hawaii, that is a deal. Probably should have gotten a brownie as well. Shame on me.More

Date of visit: April 2022
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Reviewed February 12, 2022

We had breakfast here and enjoyed it very much. We also enjoy going there for bread and pastries regularly.

Date of visit: January 2022
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Reviewed January 17, 2022

Seriously? This seemed like an attraction in many places. Just a poor version in the run down part of town. The back alley you had to take to get the hot bread for $15 was not worth it. Skip it or try it if you...have nothing better to do..More

Date of visit: January 2022
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Reviewed July 9, 2021 via mobile

Great bakery items. Not a lot of options on Molokai so this is the best choice for breakfast. Make sure you get some hot bread they sell in the evening in the back alley behind the restaurant. It is worth it!!

Date of visit: July 2021
Helpful?1  
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Reviewed July 9, 2021

While on Molokai, don't miss getting the hot bread. They open down the back alley at 7:30pm. Be aware, "hot bread" doesn't mean the bread is hot. I don't know why it's called that but, hey...it's good! My recommendation: cinnamon, cream cheese, and extra butter....Take it home, warm it up, and have an amazing experience akin to the best cinnamon roll you've had. Ono!More

Date of visit: June 2021
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Reviewed February 1, 2021

I'm not sure if the alley hot bread is part of the bakery but I didn't know where else to do this review. If someone didn't tell me exactly how to do this I would've missed out. Facing the bakery, there is an alley to...the right. Open only at night from 7-9pm when very dark and secluded (if it feels like you're in the wrong place, you are in the right place, just keep going! Refer to my photos...) Turn left down a covered driveway/hallway to get to the counter. The experience was fun because the person I was with kept saying "let's just turn around, it's not open" but I went a little bit further and there it was. The lady taking our order was friendly. It was served fast and super fresh! We mixed mango and guava jams. It was over the top completely, but an interesting experience.More

Date of visit: January 2021
Helpful?4  
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Reviewed July 7, 2020

You can always find the good places to eat when you see mostly locals eating there. This place is a landmark bakery and breakfast restaurant. The ambiance is a little old school but the food is delicious. We had one of their breakfast specials with...Taro Pancakes, eggs and your choice of meat with coffee. So good. Must try when in Kaunakakai.More

Date of visit: July 2020
Helpful?2  
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Reviewed May 22, 2020 via mobile

I’ve been all around the world but have yet to step foot on an island just 7.5 miles away from Maui: The island of Molokai. Some say I’m not missing out on anything, but I disagree. I love to experience new places, from its people,...to its beaches, to its eateries. So how did I end up writing a review on the infamous Kanemitsu Bakery? The People Who Clean company of Maui generously donated loaves of bread to healthcare workers on Maui! THE GOODS: Molokai Enriched Bread (plain, no filling) I’ve heard about it for ages but never tried it until now. I’m not a “bread person” or fanatic per se, as it’s just something that holds other foods together or served as a filler before your entrée. Don’t get me wrong as a few have floored me, like that good sourdough which held up my eggs benedict at Kitchen Story (restaurant) in San Francisco. This sucker is hefty at one whole pound! But cut into it and it’s light and fluffy as can be. I asked others how they ate theirs. Some warmed it up then lathered with butter and jelly while others stated that the cream-filled ones are to die for. I simply sliced an end off and spread some strawberry preserve on it. It was good – soft and airy but there was no wow-factor for me. It was just… bread. Perhaps I should’ve used a more creative topping/preparation or need to have it pre-filled by the bakery (with strawberry, blueberry, butter, crème cheese or cinnamon flavors according to pictures) to knock me off my feet. OVERALL: While I totally appreciate the 5-star gesture from PWC Hawaii, the Kanemitsu’s bread is a 3-star for me.More

Date of visit: May 2020
Helpful?3  
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Reviewed May 9, 2020

Really enjoyed coming here most mornings for coffee and a donut, baked fresh and the staff was extremely nice and friendly. Would highly recommend visiting this bakery while in Molokai. They have fresh bread made each night and you can visit the back alley and...they will give you some. Check with the staff to find out the time they will be doing the bread in the alley, each night is different.More

Date of visit: March 2020
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Reviewed March 17, 2020

The restaurant was understaffed on the day of our visit -- one waitress and one cook. So we had a long wait for our meal. We passed the time chatting with a very nice couple from Colorado who were seated at the next table. The...interior of the restaurant is plain. There were quite a few flies in the place, but fans strategically placed throughout the dining area kept the insects at bay. I ordered iced tea which came out right away. It was black, freshly-brewed and refreshing. My husband ordered a Diet Coke. The waitress told him that he would need to get it from the vending machine, and advised him that he'd need to hit the "Sprite" button in order to get Diet Coke. He opted for a glass of water instead. I had the kim chee fried rice. I'd ordered my eggs poached easy, but they came out hard. The meal would have been better with runny yolks, but the rice was tasty with nice bits of diced BBQ pork in it. Not too spicy. The vinegar flavor in the rice was surprising at first, until I reminded myself what I was eating. It was a lot of food, and I couldn't finish it all. My husband had ham and eggs. His ham was juicy, though a bit too salty. He got a large portion of scrambled eggs -- probably four eggs -- that looked liked they'd been cooked on the griddle. The hash browns appeared to be a pre-formed and previously frozen patty. Diners pay at the counter after finishing their meals. The restaurant accepts credit cards. After we ate, we visited the bakery counter and got a couple of sweet treats to take with us for later in the day.More

Date of visit: March 2020
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Reviewed March 16, 2020 via mobile

My husband and I stopped here on our way to the airport. We looked through the display (wanting to try everything) and ordered a cherry pastry and a glazed donut (because by 9 a.m. they were already sold out of taro donuts). Wow! We were...blown away by the flavor and texture of both items. There's so much more we want to try when we visit next: the taro donuts, the pancakes served for breakfast (including taro pancakes) and the evening hot bread!More

Date of visit: March 2020
Helpful?2  
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Reviewed March 6, 2020

This place really knows how to cook a great breakfast. I ate there 3 times during my visit to Molokai & left there very satisfied each time. Service is a little slow but then again,, you are in Molokai where the pace of life is...slowed down. Restaurant is open til 1 pm each day except Tuesday. The bakery has delicious pastries to buy. I especially liked their taro donuts.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Reviewed February 14, 2020

My husband and I went to get hot bread on a rainy night. Pretty fun! One "loaf" is huge, so don't make the mistake that we made and get two for just the two of us. All sorts of fillings to choose from. Park in...front of the bakery and walk along the alley (well lit) on the side and you'll find a walk up window. Relax and eat and try to look like a local!More

Date of visit: January 2020
Helpful?3  
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Reviewed January 24, 2020 via mobile

This was our first stop before heading out for the day. Oh my, my husband ordered a pastry which was custard filled and he said it tied for first with a treat from grandma's on maui.

Date of visit: January 2020
Helpful?2  
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
View more reviews
Best nearby
Best nearby hotelsSee all
Sensei Lanai, A Four Seasons Resort
106 reviews
18.80 miles away
Hotel Lanai
228 reviews
19.54 miles away
Aston Mahana at Kaanapli
2,283 reviews
23.46 miles away
Ka'anapali Beach Club
1,977 reviews
23.48 miles away
Best nearby restaurantsSee all
Kamoi Snack-n-Go
165 reviews
.07 miles away
Molokai Burger
341 reviews
.16 miles away
Paddlers Restaurant and Bar
477 reviews
.13 miles away
Best nearby attractionsSee all
Murphy's Beach
98 reviews
.14 miles away
Molokai Harbor
62 reviews
.04 miles away
Waialua Beach
18 reviews
.14 miles away
Molokai War Memorial
11 reviews
.10 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
TedB653
October 25, 2016|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from frontenacapartments | Reviewed this property |
Ted: The bakery does not offer catamaran tours. I assume by catamaran, you are referring to replicas of the twin hulled voyaging canoes used by Polynesians for long distance ocean voygs. In the past few decades, replcas... More
0
Votes
Is This Your Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Free Listing
Frequently Asked Questions about Kanemitsu Bakery

Yes, Kanemitsu Bakery offers takeout services.

Kanemitsu Bakery is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 3.5