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“Hot, fresh, made to order”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Leonard's Bakery

Leonard's Bakery
Ranked #1 of 37 Bakeries in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Portuguese, Hawaiian
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Parking Available, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Diamond Head - Kapahulu - St. Louis
Parabiago, Italia
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287 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
“Hot, fresh, made to order”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2013

We absolutely wanted to try the famous Malasadas, and Leonard's was the highest rated reastaurant in Honolul. That was also near our hotel so we gave it a try. The bakery looks like it's still in the 50's with its neon road sign, it looks somehow like the Route 66 mom's and pop's diners. You can park outside the bakery (not much parking space neardby) and enjoy your food on the bench or take them home. We just wanted to try the malasadas, which are basically fried and sugar covered dough, so we ordered one each. We had the simple, plain malasadas. You can also try them filled with custard. They only cost one dollar each. They also offer other pastries, but malasadas are made to order, so we had to wait a little while for our order to be ready. They were delicious: hot, freshly baked, not chewy and surprisingly not greasy. We enjoyed or malasadas so much that we went immediately back in for more!

  • Visited September 2013
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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Delicious”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2013 via mobile

When we visit Hawaii, a trip to Leonard's is always on the list. We love the chocolate malasadas. They must be eaten hot and fresh. We bought a few extras to eat the next day, and they weren't very good. Yes, they are fried and Sugary. You're on vacation. Live a little!

Visited October 2013
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Tampa, Florida
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46 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“A Must Try - or a Must Have?”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2013

Take your choice between the two - since if you have not tried a Leonard's malasada - then it is a must try. For those of who have been lucky enough to visit or live on island - we fall into the must have catagory. Yes - the freshly baked ones really are that good - and a little Portuguesse bit of heaven in paradise. You can get them at the bakery - or if your out at the Stadium Swap Meet - you will find a truck there as well. On weekends - they sometimes will also be at the Peal Harbor NEX parkinglot as well. With cinnamon - please!

  • Visited November 2012
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Hawaii
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Its just a doughy deep fried donut with lots of sugar on it.”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2013

Its just a deep fried doughy donut with lots of sugar on it. Grease bread and sugar that is all. They don't have much else at the bakery to choose from. How this place is ranked so high is a mystery.

  • Visited June 2013
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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“Best Malasadas”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2013

Freshly baked Malasadas, the best. This place is always busy.

A bit hard to get parking spot and don't park across the street, cause your vehicle will be towed at your expense.

Visited October 2013
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