Reviews of Kamehameha Bakery Inc (Bakery)

1284 Kalani St, Honolulu, HI 96817, United States Located in: City Square Shopping Center

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Hajere Gatollari

Delicious poi doughnuts, they sell out so call ahead with your order! This was a nice coconut filled doughnut, you can't go wrong here

Larry Allen

10/10 donuts.I had the Poi,Orange,Lemon Glaze,and Strawberry donuts.I loved all of them.The glaze was SO good,if this isn't a donut,then what else is?Wasn't crowded at all (I ate here at around 9:30)and it was very clean.No long lines. So if you are visiting Honolulu,Hawaii,I recommend you eat here on your trip. My Dear Donuts

Sean Piotrowski

Simple and amazing. Malasada galore, from chocolate, custard, plain, sugar, jelly, and coconut cream... Jelly pastries and so much more. I can't eat here often but there staff is friendly and they open early. The line grows fast for a reason. Paying cash is the fastest way, get a dozen your family will be pleased, if you get one or two you will just end up coming back.

karen chin

Great poi donut and great prices

Kevin Alm

Was there by 7 a.m. most of the selection was gone which means its very good but hard to get. Very long line left to go to a different bakery

Maiah D.

They have good Pandecoco!!!

Jana Šebestíková

Was there at 1pm, no waiting, take some of poi and orange donuts plus glazed croissant, and was all so tasty and softy, amazing, want more :-)

Angelique Kile

Soooooo yummy!!!! We'll worth the drive to get to it. And good prices and cheerful service. Enjoy!

Kris F

I love the poi malasada here. What an island treasure. Mahalo for great and friendly service throughout the years.

Hattori Hanzo

Ok bakery.

Sandie Takara

Delicious! Unbelievable prices!

Robert Williams

Best old fashioned doughnut ever. Not too sweet. I will always return.

Richard Verbrugge



Poi doughnuts are so good that Krispy Kreme is starting to shake in their boots. Also the only poi my mainland friends will eat. I prefer these doughnuts because of the crisp outside and soft inside. Bakery lines can be a bit long but they go fast and the pastries are worth the wait. If your wanting malasadas either get there really early when they are hot or go to Leonard’s. Getting there early will also make it less likely they will sell out of the poi doughnuts before you arrive.

Brandon Brown

The best Hands Down

sarah chee

Best apple fritters ever!!!

Nette Manaday

Poi donuts! Yummmmmm!

Andrew Tzakis

Everything we tried there was excellent and we are particular about our baked goods. We especially enjoyed the poi malsada with the coconut filling! We really wanted to try the poi donuts but they had sold out before we had gotten there so you might need to go really early to try them.

Davan Neves

They don't make the poi donuts like they used too... i find it very dense and heavier

Kuulei Callahan

As always this place is packed. But, service is always face and friendly.

Emily Hollinger

Fresh bakery items and affordable price.

Shyanne Kamai-Sionesini

The only place in Hawaii to get Poi Malasadas. I wish it tastes more like Poi. They have a large assortment of donuts and sweet treats. A diabetic person would have an attack if they came to this bakery.

Thea S

The poi-haupia rolls and the ensamadas here are unbeatable.

Benjamin Apolonio Jr

Best malasadas, hands down. Sells out quick, go early.

Barbara Mul

Not easy to find but definitely worth a visit. Ask for the specialties or just order what looks good. It won’t disappoint.

John Tao

This is another local hotspot. They open super early and close early so be sure to come early for your poi malasadas. The donuts were good but I didn’t get the taro flavor, aside from the slight purple color, you wouldn’t know it was taro. Great donuts nonetheless and friendly staff.

Colin Lau

Very popular Bakery for all different types of donuts. I would say their donuts are better than Krispy Kreme

Olesya Zalata

Doughnuts were good. The purple/bluish one is delicious. The gentleman gave us one to taste because we were asking many questions (there are no signs explaining what each doughnut is and I don't eat enough of them to know)

Koki Kotak

We love Poi Glazed Donut from Kamehameha Bakery. It's Ono

Tracy Gardner

Great pastries!

Papa Poi

Good prices, even better pastries. Best deal out there

Tammy Branco

Awesome selection of homemade pastries

ljames tafaoa

Always Grateful for the best pastries

Mary Jane Torres

Yummy pastries for a great price!

Mary Uiagalelei

Clean, employees polite, delicious poi donuts

Michael Kwock

One of the last old time bakeries left. They have every good pastries. There poi donuts is one there popular items. Service was fast and friendly.

Alan Snell

They open early on the morning. My sister and I walked in to a warm welcome and greeting from the staff. There was one in particular whom stood out. She made us feel very welcomed and immediately took our large order for our church congregation. We had requested if she could cut the pastries into bite sized pieces and she had no problem doing it for us. I believe her name was to the likes of Jane or Jaime or Jay. She also explained the ingredients in certain items, also mentioning that the custard is made with vanilla pudding.(which I find yummy). It was such a success at church, everyone enjoyed the delicious pastries. It was my first time there and it won't be my last. Thanks to a friends recommendation, I look forward to being a loyal customer and will definitely recommend this establishment.

Jerry Virtudazo

Awesome dounuts, never could get enough.

Svetlana Y

They have the best Taro dohnuts!

Lance Lincoln

Excellent staff, phenom doughnuts, I go here every time.

Ronald E Iwamoto

Great pastries at reasonable prices. The taro pastries is their best seller

Ally Abe

Best poi donuts in Hawaii! A must try for donut lovers.

kapeka nuesca

Delicious pastries

Kaleo Chung

Very friendly ... Just had a chantily roll. It's delicious

Eliana Brown

Poi glazed donuts!!!! Super delicious!!! I missed them :(. I will not be able to have them again until I post 20 lbs that I gain from this past Holiday

Robert Chinaka

Love the assortment of pastries and the price is right.

Jeff Campbell

Nice bakery with very good customer service. Donuts were awesome.

wanda lee villanueva

Always love KAM bakery,especially their banana bread and glazed doughnut

R.J. Martin

I don't even like chocolate glazed donuts, but I look forward to theirs on the rare occasion that I make it there (about 1x per year) Legendary donuts. I don't know how but everything I try from this place is the BEST I've ever had.

Larry Au

Love me some Poi donuts!!! So one. Can not eat just one.

Pamela Young

Good prices and selection. Selected a variety of different pastries.

Grace Kaleikilo

Always love there pastry and of there donuts

k mika

I loved this place. Poi was amazing.

Rita Gutierrez Loeding

Oh my goodness - deliciousness beyond WORDS!!! A must stop- come early. Staff was so helpful explaining selections. The selection was so amazing. Make sure to try the poi treats. Parking is challenging but worth the challenge. They do have two ten minute spots in front. Remember to take a number when you arrive.

Linda Baney

Loved the Poi covered purple donuts!! Worth the trip!!

jordan keith

Softest donuts ever. Sugar coated over glazed any day! Poi donut was ok but totally overated..

Scott Kawahara

Great bakery and the are open really early. I believe that they open up at 2:30 am.

Jimmy Fung

This place is legendary since its days on school street. New location is well organized and brightly lit. Make sure to get a ticket so they can call your number to serve you. Arrive early daily else you may not be able to get the local favorites of either the poi malasada, strawberry malasada, strawberry cream cheese danish, regular glazed donut and long johns. Prices are really affordable so you can get a lot for your money. They also sell canned/bottled milk, water, juices. Pre-order the day before if you have a large order, ordering for Friday's or during holidays. Ask them to foil line if you .ca not pick up first thing I the morning or need to gift so that the oil/sugar does not soak the box. Let them know if you plan to take this to the neighbor islands and they will pack accordingly. Open 7 days a week and they take cash and credit card. Plan your order by the number of donuts per box so they can get you the right size. My favorite is the moist banana bread, poi malasada, danishes and regular glazed.


MUST MUST VISIT. If visiting the islands, it's on the way to Waikiki minutes from the airport in a nice clean shopping center. Never came across an item I didn't like. From their glazed donut to the poi donut! Mouth is watering as I type!!

Oahu Babys Away

Loved their chocolate donut

Dennis Palalay

Warm hot just out of the “fryer” poi doughnuts. If heaven was magenta, like the inside of one of these jewels...

A Gator

Excellent. Very delicious pastries and doughnuts. And very reasonably priced.

Carlene Lau

I love the Glazed POI donuts, and glazed croissants. I absolutely love the chocolate covered glazed donuts. They are so sugary and delicious.

Grace Cabral

Awesome Helpful Staff. Helped with our order for Dad's Funeral service and are so accommodating. Donuts are Top Quality and Onolicious!

Nate Black

Used to go to Kam bakery back when it was on School street. They have the best malasadas and other donuts and pastries!

Jessica Keliiholokai

The best glazed donuts! It's made just like Ken's Bakery!

Melissa Rodrigues

Poi donuts are the best! Line is long but plenty employees to make it go faster

Alfred Cazinha

Service was good and pastries were great

Rebecca Luebbert

I tried the orange, strawberry and poi donuts. All were soft and delicious! Better than your typical donut handsdown!

ivy wolf girl lps

It's the bomb if you love donuts cheehu

Sam Bernard

Lovely bakery for Malasadas. Hope they would bake cakes as well though- it is called a "bakery" after all.

Robert Brown

Amazing under the radar bakery. Would have never know about this place without Google. Delicious baked goods, hard to decide what to get. Will go back next time I'm in Hawaii.

Jerry roshell

Open early. Good treats.

Russ Lacuata

Famous for their Poi Donuts. Be prepare to wait. Very busy in the morning, but the line moves fast. The service is good, friendly staff.

John K

The poi pastries are fantastic! Service was awesome! This is a great place to grab a snack at!

ariel booker favorite regular, glazed doughnuts after Krispy Kreme!!! I wish we had one in VA! I will go back at least 2 times before I leave this island!

Diane Yadao

Picked up some great poi (taro) doughnuts and banana bread !

Bialy Quinonez

They were so helpful! It was my first time and she helped me get some amazing donuts

Ann Siababa

National Doughnut Day!!! Awesome that the display was full at 5am. Service was great and awesome greeting when you come into the shop.

tino palacio

Kamehameha Bakery is well known for their popular assortments of scrumptious pastries, which includes the everyday popular poi and strawberry glazed donuts. Open really early am, first come first served, very delicious and some treats are less than a dollar. Big bang for your buck business. O'yeah!

Lonita Keala

Nest guava and poi glazed donuts

Per Pettersson

Best day ever. It was so beautiful. Love love it.

Melanie Tam

The last time I visited Kamehameha (they were in a different location) for the poi donuts, they were amazing. This time, not so much. I came in on a Saturday at around 1 pm. I was afraid they would be sold out but they had plenty left. The strawberry ones were actually sold out. I guess people opted for those instead of poi that day and for a good reason. This batch of poi tasted a bit stale, like it was at least a day or two old. It also didn't have that deep purple hue that it normally does. Maybe they were having an off day? I'm willing to come back again though. Maybe I'll try early morning next time.

vernez johnson

This so good food place!

Jeremy Shoda

Famous for their poi malasadas, and it's clear why once you try them. Absolutely delicious. Go early because they run out by lunch time. They open at 2am in case you're up late...Or very early. Everything else is good but nothing compares to those malasadas.

Falikipaame Kaio

I've come here during my elementary days and they were located on school street. Much to my surprise they have relocated and it's convenient because it's on my way to work so they are my grab and go meal lol! They are still the same fabulous taste with much much much more selection and in a bigger location and that's great because we can

Klien Katoku

Everyone talks about the poi doughnut, try the glazed croissants, go early to get them

Kris Edwards

Good price. Poi-glazed donut is fan-freaking-tastic. No joke. They've got some butter/sugar coated roll that is great to split over coffee. At the very least stop in and try the poi-glazed donut for a change of pace from the typical glazed donut.

Ryan Tanino

Super friendly staff, great service and awesome business hours

Nate Nakamura

Great pastries ohh soooooo good

George Bryan

Delicious fresh, warm doughnuts. The poi-glazed doughnuts are a must try!

C Peng

Over rated. Looks nice with the purple color but has no flavor. So it's all food coloring causing the hype.

Quan Doan

A bit of a hidden gem, in a non-conspicuous strip mall. Excellent malasadas!

Paul Pollock

Love this place, their pastry are the best!!!!!

Jen J.

Great selection, super tasty treats. Come early for the most choices.

Collette Mattos

They have the best fritters...

jarnell haukoloa

Great treats at great prices. It doesn't break the bank compared to other bakeries.

Dr. Brett Hicks

Delightful staff and AMAZING baked goods! You will be overwhelmed by the selection and you won’t find anything short of UNBELIEVABLE when you taste it! A “must go” place in Honolulu!

Moomoo mlew

Delish poi donuts. It is best when it is hot. Be sure to go early. They close at 4pm

Jessica DePatie

Got some good pastries here

Alvin Roque

Awesome staff and the best donut to buy is the Taro Donut. Come early for a fresh stock. Very clean facility and great price

Kyler Booth

For the price you can get some amazing Bakery products! Particularly if you would like POI Donuts they have them there for just over a dollar a piece. Great selection, affordable

Victoria P.

I've had Kamehameha Bakery on my bookmarks for a long time after researching for bakeries on Yelp. The reason - the poi doughnut. I love poi. I love doughnuts. So I had to have one. I actually had a poi doughnut from another bakery, and it was good. But the one at Kamehameha Bakery, imo, was superior because of its texture and glaze. It's fluffy and airy, and the glaze ties it all together. I feel the poi is there for color, but it does taste different than a regular doughnut that I can't describe. All I can tell you is you got to go there and try it for yourself. You won't regret it. We also got two other pastries, which were coconut based. One was basically pan de coco, and the other was a haupia malasada. Both excellent, and were very good for breakfast. I was really only there for the poi doughnut, but once I told my parents I would pay, they added more to try! It's a small bakery, and it's best to get it to go. Remember to take a number inside. They do take credit cards, but I believe there is a minimum. Best to bring cash anyway.

Allen Leong

Old style bakery with very reasonable price. Great for office treats.

Neil Kotak

I love this place i was big on Leonard before, since i found about Poi malasada, this place is my favorite.

Johnny Kamaka

Best Taro Malasada's on da planet.

Steven Wakabayashi

The taro haupia-filled donut rolls... jesus christ. This thing is unbelievably delicious. I'll definitely come back just for this haupia filling. The poi malasadas were good, but Leonards has much better texture hands-down.

Erlynn Lehua

The pastries and donuts are very delicious, especially the poi donuts!! They are always busy and calling in an order was much faster! Friendly staff, would come here more often if it was closer to where I live.

Hawaiian 79

Poi malasadas!! It's so ono delicious!! But gotta go early they run out fast!

Keith S

Best malasadas on the island. Better than Leonard's. Soft, chewy, and delicious. They have poi malasadas also and a good selection of other baked goods. Definitely try the cream puffs too.

Joshua Proctor

Delicious poi donuts. Good selection

Nick 87

Best donuts in Hawaii? Yes! In USA? Maybe!

Georgie Lee

Went to buy some poi doughnuts @1pm and they were all out... Mind you they close at 4pm. I was taking my Aunty from Maui who was buying it for my Unko. Knowing its a top seller you would think to have more at this time of day! Just saying

Andy B

Always the best on da island brah

Joan Vares

Sooooo delicious!!!!

toby dorn

best place to get a wide variety of awesome donuts

Loretta Perry

Delicious.... just get there early for the best selection!

Jade Pagaduan

I always loved donuts as a kid, sharing it with the whole family. I will always remember Kamehameha bakery donuts like it was the first time. I recommend this bakery to all my friends and family to try there awesome donuts. I enjoy there pies for the holidays too, they always make me smile

Becky Freeman

This place is amazing! ALWAYS worth going out of your way for. I am quite positive that Mr. Rowley taste buds are non-existent or maybe he fell and hit his head. The poi donuts are phenomenal ! There is nothing ordinary about this bakery, it is one of a kind for some Ono grinds.

Joran Palama

I just can't tell you how good Kamehameha Bakery is. Located at 1284 Kalani Street D 106, they are always friendly they're happy and always able to answer your questions. The donuts and baked goods are fantastic and are made daily with love and aloha. It's a very popular location for locals as well as Travelers. They offer additional packaging if the products will be leaving out of state and traveling elsewhere. Each time I come and visit Hawaii I always stop at Kamehameha Bakery

Jase Peralta

From Clients to Kids, these ono poi donuts never ceases to bring smiles and delight. This place is my Go To. The KB staff is wonderful.

Jordan Loftus

The doughnuts were every bit as good as they say!! I definitely didn’t get enough.


Our favorite are the Poi Doughnuts & Strawberry Doughnuts- they are THE best!


Their poi donuts are the bomb, the best of the best. They go real fast!!!

Jennifer Green

I had seen reviews of this bakery and thought we should try it out. I'm glad we took the time to find it. It's definitely a bit off the beaten path and harder to find. But the cinnamon bun and donuts were so tasty. I didn't get a malasada because I didn't even want to compare them to Leonard's. And truth be told, they were sold out of their signature haupia one. The place opens at an insane hour, so things can sell out fast. If you have your eye on a particular goodie, try calling in an order. A few people were picking up so it can be done. Also, don't forget to grab a number right when you walk in. It's a busy place!

Anne Shiraishi

Great local bakery. I had their poi donut a few years ago and fell in love, but my last visit the donut was pretty dry and not nearly as purple.... but I also tried the strawberry version and that was delicious and moist! You can see the difference between the two in the photo. So not sure what happened to the poi batch... customer service left a little to be desired. Wish they had signs in front of all the different pastries so I wouldn’t have to annoy them by asking what they were!

Tyler Shortt

Love this place if only for the glazed poi donuts. Those things are absolutely killer. They come in strawberry and orange too but the regular poi can't be beat. Lots of other options too but I can never fender more than the poi donuts. Friendly staff, relatively quick, they sometimes run out of the popular items so get there early if you need something specific.

Jeff Tong

Your average local bakery. Leonard's is way better

Richard Melim


Matthew Burkett

Really neat local bakery. Open early, but also busy early. Reasonable prices and lots of options. One downside is that they have a huge selection with nothing labeled. So there is lots of pointing and guessing between you and the servers. Somewhat of a language barrier there too. I would recommend having some idea of what you want, or bring ready to feel a little awkward as you point at pastries.

Willie Supebedia

Always good, excellent prices and quality.

Michele Spencer

Best donuts on the island!! Our family fav's are the poi and chocolate covered glazed donuts!! Get there early cuz the chocolate glaze sell out fast!! Our only request is plz plz plz open a shop on the west side!!

Brooke Holderbaum

Amazing prices and unique choices that rival the original location. While I still miss the pretzel doughnuts, the poi doughnuts provide a satisfactory distraction. :)

Greg L

The point donuts are worth waiting in line for. The folks in front of me had ordered the last of the glazed croissants, so I'll have to wake up earlier next time to try them.

Cassie Kim


Andie Tolentino

Good pastries at a super affordable price! ❤

Mark Benson

Very good food.

Kaia&Ali Lopez

Was a bit disappointed, they ran out of glazed donuts by 9:45 am yet their open till 2. One customer was bluntly told, he had to place an order. It was a Sunday and didnt see the usual staff.

Sharlene Wong

Love their poi donuts. You must take a number for service. They have a large selection of pastries. Good service too. No handicapped parking is available.

Naoichi Nakahara

Excellent service, friendly and on it

Bob Stull

The baked goods are great but be sure to order the poi donut and the glazed donut

Spencer Miller

Poi Taro Donut was to die for! I wish I lived here. Happiness in flour form!

Angel Cox

My coworker brought in poi and strawberry malasadas. The absolute best malasadas I have ever had! Actually, the best DESSERT I have had in my entire life! I would give 10 stars if can. I live on the other side of the island and I will drive all the way here just for those malasadas! Absolute must try


Been eating from here since I was little, since before they relocated here. Yummy pastries! Love this place.

Gayle Newcomer

Always great pastries and great prices! Service is fast and efficient.

Serena Kyi-Yim

Too late for poi donuts but the orange and strawberry were just as good.

William Brown

They have a big variety of donuts, the donuts I like the most is the trio Donut.

Richard Navas

Great service and quailty pastry.

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