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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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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!

Thank 785pingp
New Haven, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank Tim K
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

Thank gordyc48
Markham, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 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.

Thank limron
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

Remember that this is just a food truck. And it only serves malasadas, but a variety of them...some with filling. You will be rewarded with a warm, sometimes hot, dense yet melt in your mouth doughnut that will be gone in just a few seconds. After a long time of not buying malasadas, we came back for a malasadas after... More 

Thank Diane K
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

These are heaven in a fluffy ball, doughnut like balls and you can get them stuffed with custard, chocolate or coconut cream!

Thank Wepiha T
Irvine, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

You must try malasadas in Hawaii! You don't need to fight the traffic and parking problems if you visit the truck in the Waikele Shopping Center. If you plan on visiting the Waikele Outlets then you might consider visiting the truck. They have the standard favorites and the service is quick. They take cash and card. You get them super... More 

Thank etan92612
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

Every visitor to Hawaii has to try Leonard's malasadas! This is like a doughnut only without the hole. If u are shopping at the Waikele Shopping Mall stop by the Leonard's wagon across from Starbucks. Ask a local or a sakesperson if u can't find the wagon. After u try one u will be glad u did! Your only regret... More 

Thank Fay J
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Having read reviews I knew I had to taste their Malasadas (Portuguese donuts). I first tried them at the Waikele Outlet as they had a food truck there and they were incredibly fresh, soft and delicious. (I later found out their bakery was about a 30mins walk from our hotel, so I had to go again. This place gets very... More 

Thank Christine D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

For those that think Leonard's malasadas are only available in Waikiki then think again as it is available at Waikele premium outlets.The caravan is parked over by Petco and there is only a short wait and you have your piping hot malasadas to take away and enjoy.Delicious as always and not to be missed.

Thank Colleen H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Fast food
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
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?