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!

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Liliko’i Cruzer in a Papaya Boat from Banan
  • Banan’s University Store: 1810 University Ave., Honolulu, HI 96822
  • www.bananbowls.com
  • open Mon-Thur 10am-8pm, Fri & Sat 10am-10pm, Sun 10am-6pm
  • 808-517-3072
  • For a healthy option, Banan serves up desserts made of natural ingredients-think fruit, shredded coconut, puffed quinoa, and honey.
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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-Sat 10:30am-9:30pm, Sun 10:30am-7:30pm
  • 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.
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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 10am-10pm
  • 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.
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Alohasadas (malasada ice cream sandwich) from HOPA
  • HOPA (Uncle Clay’s House of Pure Aloha) at Ala Moana Center: at the “Lanai” Mall Level 2, Diamond Head Wing (near the Macy’s Starbucks)
  • www.houseofpurealoha.com
  • 808-377-6939
  • open Mon-Sat 9:30am-9:30pm, Sun 10am-8pm
  • 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 Mon 8am-9pm, closed Tues & Wed, open Thur-Sat 7am-9pm
  • Check out Pipeline for a variety of light, fluffy malasadas, cake bombs, and house made ice cream.
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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 daily 7am-10pm
  • The mochi donut craze is in full swing at MoDo. You can get the popular donuts in a variety of flavors.

Let me know in the comments if you’ve tried any of these places and if there are any desserts you think I should check out in 2019!

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