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Leonard's Waikele Shopping Center

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94-894 Lumiaina St, Waipahu, Oahu, HI 96797
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

#1 on island when you're looking for my the Hawaiian Donut you can stop here because these are the very best & plain original is most desired by locals.

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Thank David A
Metro Manila, Philippines
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Shopping in this area, we chanced to find this food truck that serves amazing yummy doughnuts!!! Definitely a must try! Recommend to eat them hot & fresh! We got a dozen of different variants!

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Thank 558ravele
San Diego, California
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71 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When I visited the islands as a child one of the greatest treats was biting into a fresh malasada from Leonard's Bakery. During a recent visit, I was thrilled to stumble on a Leonard's truck. The service was super friendly. I scarfed down a sugary gem and then tried a yummy haupia (coconut pudding one.) Just when I thought I... More 

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Thank Tiare A
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We found this place on TripAdvisor while looking for a breakfast place. It is a little trailer in a shopping plaza. Walking up to it, you can smell the cinnamon and sugar greatness from within. The malasadas are like elephant ear/ funnel cakes but in donut form. Seriously amazing! We tried the cinnamon sugar, sugar, coconut filling, and custard filling.... More 

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Thank Melissa R
London, Arkansas, United States
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72 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tried them before lunch while visiting Oahuand could have made them my lunch meal! Hot, custard filled doughnut...my mouth is watering. Love them!

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Thank Tammy W
Waterloo, Iowa
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85 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having heard amazing things about Leonard's Malsadas, I was psyched to try and it was okay. I tried a puff (cream filled malsada) as well as original and they tasted okay. I wouldn't go out of my way again.

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Thank Angela R
Honolulu
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Perfect location to experience the infamous Leonards malasada! Granted original location in Kapahulu is better since the one in Waikele is a food truck, but if you want a quick box of malasada's, perfect for locals and tourists. Plus, lots of parking!

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Thank 785pingp
New Haven, Connecticut
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017

Hot doughnuts, what more is there to say. Very good. I especially liked the original and cinnamon malsadas, The custard is good as well.

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Thank Tim K
Fremont
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102 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Hawaii's best equivalent of a hot sugared donut with various filling options...yum!! I can't believe the product they're able to put out at this food truck location. Their main location is on Kapahulu....but parking there is always a chore! You have to give this a try.

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Thank gordyc48
Markham, Canada
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

It may be a food truck, but the Malasadas are the same as their flagship store in Waikiki.. AWESOME!! Highly recommended.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Fast food
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 94-894 Lumiaina St, Waipahu, Oahu, HI 96797
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Waipahu

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