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7 Best Dessert Places in Oahu

7 Best Dessert Places in Oahu

Searching for the best desserts in Oahu to try during your visit?

Oahu has easily become one of my favourite places to travel, especially for all of the incredible food.

They’ve got plenty of incredible restaurants (including brunch), but they’ve also got tons of awesome dessert places in Oahu.

Here’s where to get the best desserts in Oahu, whether you’re looking for traditional treats or unique island desserts to try!

If you’re looking for even more fun activities and things to do in Oahu, be sure to check out some local tours!

You can also do an actual food tour in Oahu if that tickles your fancy.

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Where to get the best desserts in Oahu

Leonard's Bakery in Oahu, Hawaii

Leonard’s Bakery

Leonard’s Bakery is home to the best malasadas in Oahu, and it’s definitely one of the must eat dessert places you need to visit on the island.

Malasadas are a traditional Portugese donut, and Leonard’s puts a Hawaiian twist with unique filling flavours.

We got the half dozen box so we could try all of the different fillings, and they surprised us with an extra malasada.

We tried the custard, macadamia nut, chocolate, guava, haupia (coconut), and lilikoi (passionfruit) flavours.

As if we didn’t already order enough sweets, we also got an Iced Mocha Macadamia Latte (which was absolutely amazing).

And yes, we did in fact eat all the donuts in the same day.

LOCATION: 933 Kapahulu Ave, Honolulu, HI

MoDo Donuts in Waikiki, Oahu, Hawaii

MoDo Hawaii

Mochi donuts taste as marvellous as they sound, and they’re totally a dessert you must eat while in Oahu.

I think we got the ube and matcha flavoured mochi donuts, and they were heavenly.

We walked around in circles trying to find MoDo, and it’s actually located inside the Mitsuwa grocery store at the International Market Place in Waikiki.

They also have several locations in California!

LOCATION: 2330 Kalakaua Ave # 250, Honolulu, HI

Ice Monster in Oahu, Hawaii

Ice Monster

There are tons of shaved ice spots across Oahu, and we wanted to try at least one of these delicious desserts during our trip.

We ended up visiting Ice Monster right by Waikiki Beach, and it was awesome.

I think we got the Coffee flavour because it was the only one we could agree on!

Adam’s more into the simple flavours and I’m more into the funkier ones, and I guess coffee is a good in-between.

LOCATION: 2255 Kuhio Ave Kapahulu Ave, Honolulu, HI

SOMISOMI in the Ala Moana Center, Honolulu, Hawaii


We had some delicious desserts at SOMISOMI, an ice cream spot located inside the Ala Moana Center in Honolulu.

Taiyaki is a Japanese fish-shaped pastry, and a lot of modern dessert shops add soft serve ice cream inside them.

Ah-boong is the Korean version of taiyaki, and SOMISOMI serves them up with your choice of ice cream flavour, filling, and toppings!

They’ve got some unique soft serve flavours like horchata, milk tea, and banana.

You also get to pick whether you want to top it with a macaron or edible flower, which is pretty cute!

They’ve also got tons of locations across the USA.

LOCATION: 1450 Ala Moana Blvd Ste 1075, Honolulu, HI

Matcha Stand Maiko in Waikiki, Oahu, Hawaii

Matcha Stand Maiko

Adam and I both really enjoy matcha, so we decided to have dessert one evening at the Matcha Stand Maiko, which we’d walked by a few times.

Their first location was in Honolulu, and they now have locations all over the U.S.

They source their matcha straight from Uji, Japan (where the best matcha comes from) at a farm that’s been open since the 1800s!

The desserts here pretty much reminded me exactly of Tsujiri (a popular Toronto ice cream spot), which is another popular matcha café from Japan.

LOCATION: 2310 Kuhio Ave #143, Honolulu, HI

Lanikai Juice in Waikiki, Oahu, Hawaii

Lanikai Juice

If you’re feeling bougie, grab a fresh smoothie at one of Lanikai Juice’s several locations across Oahu.

I think our smoothie ended up being around $10 CAD, but it was really good and definitely worth it.

We went to the weekly farmer’s market nearby and bought a $6 USD cup of ice (with some pineapple juice lol), so this smoothie was definitely a lot more worth it.

They’ve also got açai bowls if you’re looking for something a bit more filling!

LOCATION: Various locations

Island Vintage Coffee in Waikiki, Oahu, Hawaii

Island Vintage Coffee

Island Vintage Coffee is probably one of the most popular places to eat in Waikiki.

You’ll find it crowded all day, whether you’re visiting for a late afternoon pick-me-up or an early morning brunch.

It’s definitely worth visiting though – they use 100% Kona coffee, and it’s absolutely delicious!

Island Vintage Coffee has a few locations in Oahu, including a shave ice cream kiosk and wine bar.

We got the Hawaiian Honey Latte, which was made with 100% organic Hawaiian honey!

LOCATION: 2301 Kalakaua Avenue #C215 Honolulu, HI

Where to get the best desserts in Oahu:

  1. Leonard’s Bakery
  2. MoDo Hawaii
  3. Ice Monster
  5. Matcha Stand Maiko
  6. Island Vintage Coffee
  7. Lanikai Juice

These were some of the best desserts to try in Oahu, no matter what kinds of sweet treats you’re into!

If you’re looking for even more fun activities and things to do in Oahu, be sure to check out some local tours!

You can also check out my Oahu vlog on YouTube to see more of our trip!

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Jessica Lam | Toronto lifestyle, fashion, beauty, and travel blogger | Diary of a Toronto Girl, a Canadian lifestyle blog

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