6 Delicious Desserts on O’ahu

2018 was a year of many firsts. Having a blog has definitely gotten me out to try new restaurants and buzzed about places. I thought I’d do a post of 6 desserts that I tried for the first time in 2018. These were all places that I thoroughly enjoyed and hope to eat at again this year!

Liliko’i Cruzer in a Papaya Boat from Banan
  • Waikīkī: 2301 Kalākaua Ave. Honolulu, HI 96815 (open Mon-Sun 11am-7pm)
  • Kailua: 609 Kailua Rd., Kailua, HI 96734 (open Mon-Sun 10am-7pm)
  • www.bananbowls.com
  • For a healthy option, Banan serves up desserts made of natural ingredients-think fruit, shredded coconut, puffed quinoa, and honey.
upside down taiyaki with milk and matcha ice cream and red bean filling, topped with a macaron and cereal dusting from SomiSomi
  • SomiSomi at Ala Moana Center: 1450 Ala Moana Blvd. Suite 1075, Honolulu, HI 96814
  • www.somisomi.com
  • open Mon-Sun 11am-5pm
  • A popular franchise on the mainland, SomiSomi made its debut in Hawaii in 2018. In the former Dairy Queen location (street level), they have created quite a buzz with their delicious flavors, including milk, matcha, ube, and oreo.
Shaka Boom from Kokoro Cafe
  • Kokoro Cafe at Royal Hawaiian Center: 2233 Kalakaua Ave. Honolulu, HI 96815
  • www.kokorohawaii.com
  • 808-388-6522
  • open Mon-Sun 11am-7pm
  • lnstagramworthy Shaka Booms are equal parts cute and delicious. Choose your soft serve ice cream, filling, and toppings. I definitely need to go back to try their Mochi Pop, Dole Whip Float, or POG Slush.
Alohasadas (malasada ice cream sandwich) from HOPA
  • HOPA (Uncle Clay’s House of Pure Aloha) at ‘Āina Haina Shopping Center: 820 W. Hind Dr. #116, Honolulu, HI 96821
  • www.houseofpurealoha.com
  • 808-373-5111
  • open Mon-Sun 12pm-6pm
  • HOPA is taking the malasada to the next level with these ice cream sandwiches. Perfect treat after a long day of shopping!
  • Pipeline Bakeshop and Creamery: 3632 Waialae Ave #102, Honolulu, HI 96816
  • www.pipelinebakeshop.com
  • 808-738-8200
  • open Wed-Thur 8am-6pm and Fri-Sun 9am-7pm, closed Mon. and Tues.
  • Check out Pipeline for a variety of light, fluffy malasadas, cake bombs, and house made ice cream.
MoDo Hawaii donuts in black sesame, strawberry, and matcha
  • MoDo Hawaii: located in Mitsuwa at International Marketplace in Waikiki, 2330 Kalakaua Ave. Ste. 250, Honolulu, HI 96815
  • 808-376-5362
  • open Mon-Sun 11am-5pm
  • The mochi donut craze is in full swing at MoDo. You can get the popular donuts in a variety of flavors.

If you’re interested in more dessert spots on O’ahu, check out this post and this one too!

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