Deluxe Pastry Shop

45-1042 Kamehameha Hwy
Kaneohe, 96744
Reviews:
Most people I know have never heard of this bakery. They don't advertise, and it's rarely ever mentioned in magazine articles, blogs, etc. Yet they make some of the most delicious pastries and pies on the island. My favorite things to get here are: glazed donut, raisin snail, apple manju, custard/haupia pie and pumpkin/custard/haupia pie. They make a lemon crunch cake that looks really similar to The Alley's lemon crunch cake, and I hope to try it soon, because it's much cheaper than The Alley's. It's definitely my go-to bakery when I'm in kaneohe. Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.
I was recommended this place by my brother and finally tried it! Its so good and the pastry tasted so fresh. It wasnt too sweet but it was just right. They didnt have the prices listed so I dont exactly know how much everything I bought actually cost butit was totally worth the money I paid for!
My first visit to Deluxe Pastry Shop will not be my last. This hole-in-the-wall bakery is one parking lot over from Kaneohe Bakery; if you're trying to find Deluxe and see the Kaneohe Bakery sign, you're real close. The place doesn't look like much from the street, but anyone who's ever eaten at a great hole-in-the-wall place knows the best places are sometimes the most buss up looking. After reading other reviews, I stopped by with a friend to try their Eclairs (which come in all Chantilly and Chocolate with Chantilly, both in regular and mini sizes). We were kicking ourselves for not buying more as we devoured our Mini Eclairs in the car. The little old lady that helped us was sure to stuff our package with napkins saying, "I no kea if you make mess YOURSELF, no make mess da KAH". I loved her with her beehive hairdo and that eye make up, ugh I couldn't handle! She was so cute and helpful as we asked questions about the different things for sale. That day we also tried a Danish and Lemon Bar. The Danish was great, the Lemon Bar was a bit too sweet for my liking but still good. I've yet to try the pies, but have definitely got my eye on their Pumpkin Haupia for next time. Cash only!

(808) 247-4235

Bakeries, Desserts

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Melrose Place

46-005 Kawa St
Kaneohe, 96744
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Mel Rose Place, not the stupid soap opera, one take out place! This is a staple of the Kaneohe Police Department. After they get off their shift in the morning, they're over at Mel Rose Place for breakfast. the prices are good and the proprietor is friendly (even though she might be too busy to talk sometimes and looks a little bitc, I mean...irritated). She makes the stuff at home daily and then cooks it up for you. Forewarning, she closes when she wants to! Her hours say 12:30 but if she feels like going home at noon...NO SOUP FO YOU! Anyways, her stuff is always good and keep an eye out for her specials. She makes some good stuff. If you're a breakfast person or if you eat an early lunch, this is definitely a find. Just don't come too late. :)
Very Ono! Small local friendly place. They treat everyone like family! Everyday they have specials, Pastele stew, luau stew, tripe stew, full blown Hawaiian plate , salt pork watercress soup, Nishime, pork and squid, turkey neck soup.....the list goes on. I go for the Kona's- lupcheong and Kim Chee fried rice or the turkey sandwich. Go for breakfast and talk story with everyone sometimes we end up staying for lunch! Mahalo to the owners Kona and Ed Pelekai! Also to Lorraine, Kats and Debra. good job! Aloha
Came across this on yelp. It is a far drive from our hotel @ Waikiki beach, but we want to try the local Hawaiian food. It is definitely worth the deivw. I highly recommend this restaurant. You have to try it.

(808) 235-1366

Breakfast & Brunch, Hawaiian

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Love’s Bakery

46-028 Kawa Bay A1
Kaneohe, 96744
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I LOVE Love's Bakery. As a family guy, I appreciate the value of Love's products. Since we live in town, we normally go to the Love's Bakery in Kalihi (Middle Street). But on this occasion, we found ourselves on the Windward side so we decided to visit this Love's location (Kaneohe) . . . Unfortunately, it was a waste of time. The selection was TERRIBLE and it seemed like the prices were a tad bit higher than in town. NO parking to speak of close by. But if you wanted to park at Windward Mall and walk over, then there's tons. The service was the WORST!!!! You know, I don't expect to get my butt kissed at a thrift shop, but at least pretend that you give a damn. Please try and look me in the eye and at least FAKE a positive attitude. You can plot my demise in your mind, but on the outside smile. Sad as this might sound, it was verified upon our next visit to Middle Street location when we talked with the staff there. They sadly CONFIRMED that they have gotten a fair amount of complaints about the staff at the Kaneohe location, mostly one nasty person, but all it takes is one right? We'll save our gas and time, and stick to the pleasantness, variety and selection that we know and love at the Middle Street Love's Bakery.
Love's Bakery is a super good place to buy bread and snacks if you live in Kaneohe. The loaves and donuts here are so much cheaper at this store that the grocery store prices seem criminal. You can save a couple bucks per loaf and that can add up over time. You'll save even more money if you're buying donuts for an office or family party. If you like the fruit pies, they're less than $2 here and they are fresher than what you're gonna find in a grocery store or gas station. This is a good place to indulge your sweet tooth for not much money.
I read in today's newspaper that a family needs $76,000 to comfortably live on O'ahu. That's because they factored in the cost of bread. Tired of going to the grocery store and paying 6 bucks per loaf? A little detour here will save you plenty. Nestled in a tiny strip mall in Kaneohe, lies this gem. 3.50 for a loaf of bread is more like it. Important note: it is just as fresh as the store kind! They also have all the other Love's products. Those powdered donuts the leave a permanent chalk mark on your mouth...the kind you get before an important interview or presentation. Those apple pie things you ate as a kid that are uber sweet. You feel kinda like you are in a Goodwill for bakeries here. Be like Macklemore and love the thrift shop down the road, wearing your grampa's clothes. Hours are a bit funky, so come during the day.

(808) 235-5171

Bakeries

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P & L Drive Inn

44-748 Kaneohe Bay Dr
Kaneohe, 96744
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It's cool, it's small, it's chill... it's P&L. I like that this place is the size it is, the location it is, and the authentic feel of the Korean food. It's literally run by 2 people probably all day. The main Korean lady, and her chef. The meats are made to order and it's very good. I got the meat jun (which is my fav) and my mom got the BBQ chicken. Both plates were very generous. The meat jun was great! I liked it a lot. No complaints there. & as normal, the plates came with side dishes (ban chan). It was a really pleasant experience. I love Korean fast food/casual diners like this. I wish they had these here in SF! We ordered there, it took maybe 15-20 min for the food to be cooked and we decided to sit at their 4 seat counter and eat there. I feel like most people probably order to-go from this place since it's so tiny. But I didn't mind eating in since it was just my mom and I. I would for sure come back whenever I get to go back home. The meat jun is on point.
Been coming to this greasy spoon for more than 20 years. Love it! Place is small and not fancy in any way shape or form. Portuguese sausage eggs and rice ah to be home!!
This is a great little local spot! Tucked in on the side of a liquor store. They have quite a big menu for such a small place. I've tried most things on the menu over the years and everything is good and made fresh. Fried rice breakfast is pretty amazing. Get the portuguese sausage...they hoook it up! Portions are big...prices are pretty low. But remember this is cash only!

(808) 235-1787

Korean, Barbeque

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Saigon Noodle House

45 1151 Kamehameha Hwy,# D
Kaneohe, 96744
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Saigon is undoubtedly the best Vietnamese restaurant on the island. The proprietor was a little rough around the edges when my wife and I first started coming, but now that we are regulars, he is much nicer! Everything on the menu is awesome and fresh, but I highly recommend the pho with beef and the summer roll and BBQ meat plates! The Vietnamese coffee is great too!
Absolute favorite place to grab pho in Kaneohe. I normally alter between their seafood and chicken vegetable pho, while my boyfriend opts for their thinly sliced beef and tendon pho. The owner is extremely friendly and easy to talk to, and always remembers our order. I have yet to try their Vietnamese sandwiches but will make sure to do so on my next visit!
Saigon Noodle House was just average to me; very small, run down, food tasted like any other pho restaurant. The one thing that I liked about it though was that the owner was very friendly and the service was fast. However this restaurant is not one that you would make a special trip out to Kaneohe for.

(808) 235-6107

Vietnamese

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Cajun King Kaneohe

Windward City Shopping Center,45-480 Kaneohe Bay Dr
Kaneohe, 96744
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Awesome food at an awesome price. First time here and am very impressed. Nice and large dining area. Everything is clean. Staff is friendly. Ordered the lunch combo of half a lobster n abt seven or eight jumbo shrimps with fried rice at only $12.99. Very good deal. Much better than the shrimp plates from those run-down food trucks at the north shore. I urge locals to bring your friends n family who r visiting to this place.
I was a bit sad that Joyful Garden closed down, although, I had only visited there once. But it was the closest dim sum place; now I have to make the 20 minute trek to town for some dim sum. At any rate, I finally got to try Joyful Garden's replacement, Cajun King! I'm not sure why I wanted to try here because I rarely eat crab, lobster or those other fancy seafood. I dislike messy foods and definitely don't want to have to work for my food. Hence my order for dinner ended up being: seafood fried rice and green beans. You may laugh, but I highly recommend both dishes! They were so yummy! My friends got the pound of king crab for $25, which I suppose is a decent price? The pound of shrimp is only $11, which seems like a bargain! For the amount of food you get, I think the price is reasonable. The best part though is picking your sauce, lemon butter, Cajun, etc. You MUST remember to take home the leftover sauce because you can make new creations at home. If you take all the shells you can make a seafood stock or if you only take the sauce, you can fry up more shrimp, veggies or whatever you want doused with yummy sauce. Just a warning though, you will have garlic breath the next day or two! The good thing is, you don't have to be a seafood lover to eat here; look at me! There are other items on the menu like popcorn chicken, fish and fries! And of course, there is BEER! Nothing beats BYOB, but the next best is when the prices are cheap and they are cheap here. If only they installed TVs, I think it could become a popular sports restaurant/bar. My friends already want to go back again! See you soon, Cajun King!
My roomate is from Louisiana and it has been almost 2 years since she's had authentic cajun food. We thought it'd be appropriate to make a visit to Cajun King in Kaneohe for a bag (or two) of crawfish. So, we arrive to CJK and park the car right in front of the restaurant. Plenty of parking space? Plus. We walk into the restaurant and we're seated right away in a large booth. Spacious interior with lots of seating? Plus plus. The menu is pretty simple, really. You can order things ala carte or you can order a combo bag for different prices. We ended up getting a bag of crawfish (cajun seasoning), combo #4 (cajun & garlic butter seasoning), and a side order of cajun fries. The combo included snow crab legs, crawfish, mussels, shrimp & clams. Variety? Super. Now for the food. Dun dun dunnnnn... Here's where the 3 stars come in. Alright, honestly, the food was allllllllright, A-OK, average, whatevs, *shoulder shrug*, etc. When the bag of seafood came out, it smelled amazing and looked delicious. The amount of food in the bag was astonishing- I mean, shit was heavy. And the crab legs? Huuuuuuge, meaty, super filling. However, the seasoning? Man, underwhelming & disappointing. I was really looking for that cajun "kick" when we ordered the cajun seasoning, but it was rather bland & super oily. What's up with that? Why is it so oily? But I do have to give it to them. The crab legs, crawfish, mussels, shrimp & clams were all large and the food itself was very filling. I can eat most seafood without any seasoning, so I enjoyed the food either way. But obviously disappoined since we came looking for some Louisiana flavor! So, in conclusion: Ample parking spaces, plenty of seats, decent service, mediocre food= 3 stars.

(808) 744-1882

Cajun/Creole, Seafood

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Hot Dog on a Stick

46 056 Kamehameha Hwy,Ste FC-2
Kaneohe, 96744
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Walking around the Windward Mall Food Court, we came across Hot Dog on a Stick. I've never seen this restaurant before so we gave it a whirl. Their menu is simple. They sell homemade lemonades, hot dogs on a stick (obviously), fried zucchini, fries, cheese sticks, etc. Their cornbread batter is excellent. It's slightly sweet, gives the turkey dog a slightly crisp outer layer and is fluffy within. Each hot dog is dipped upon ordering, so nothing is sitting under a headlamp here. Their lemonade had a tart kick to it, which was very refreshing. Freshly squeezed indeed. Employees were friendly and quick.
Yes, I drive all the way to Windward mall just to get some hotdog on a stick and their famous lemonade. I wish there was another hot dog on a stick closer to me but then that is why its so good. Service is like 5 star restaurant. Always friendly, professional and efficient. And usually, it's busy and there's a line. So bring your friend patience with you. I do feel bad that the store is located closer to restroom so there's even more foot traffic when you're in line. But they probably got a discount on their lease for being close to the restroom. Who knows? As for taste, I love it! The hotdog is never too greasy even though it just came out of oil pool. I also love their crispy french fries and their fresh squeezed lemonade. Sometimes you can catch them squeezing out the lemon juice with their pogo sticks.
Haven't been to windward mall in a long time, and thought maybe I'd get a corn dog because it's one of those comfort foods that you can eat on the go. Stopped by and saw so many tables full, and thought great thing I was getting a corn dog since you don't need a table to eat it. As I got to the front, no one was working the front and thought maybe their getting stuff from the back? Waited about 2-4 mins until someone came out. Then I was just irritated. 3 girls working and not even a look out front or a sorry we'll be with you shortly. They were just talking a storm and not paying attention towards the customers waiting. Sure I know it's a busy Sunday, but if there's customers in front waiting why not let one person stay up front take orders, and at least have the up coming orders ready? I've seen business like this, and for sure wouldn't want to come back. Also one of the menu screens were on a blank desktop screen so not sure what's going on there too.... Overall very disappointed in a business that has so much potential

(808) 235-9000

Hot Dogs

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Kikuya

46-148 Kahuhipa St
Kaneohe, 96744
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Found this place by accident on the lush Windward side of Oahu. The first thing I see on their door is a sticker saying "People Love Us On Yelp." Well, couldn't pass that up! And so glad I didn't. There was a line out the door but they seat you pretty quickly. The servers were so busy and always on the go, yet very attentive to water refills and anything else that was needed...not to mention, very friendly and cheerful even though they were swamped. I had the Sashimi/Tempura/Misoyaki Butterfish combo special...OMG! The tempura was crispy and fresh tasting, butterfish was delish, the potato salad was Ono and the sashimi was "broke da mouth" yummy! A lady sitting at the next table ordered the Fried Akule special which she kindly let me snap a picture of...lol. I heard every bite she took because it was so crispy...just the way I like it. I'll have to try that next! All in all, a great meal for this always hungry foodie. :)
Pretty good here. They answer the phones promptly, take efficient phone orders (I carried-out lunch here for a week straight), treat customers nicely. Pricing: A little on the higher side, but not bad. The food here is really tasteful, especially the meals that come with miso soup, rice, etc. However, they do serve other things like Donburi, Ramen, even something as small as a spam musubi! Parking: Not really that good. There aren't a lot of stalls and because there are auto shops, etc. in the same complex, it is often very crowded. Often you will find yourself having to find street parking. This rating would have been a five-star rating if it weren't for the parking situation. Restaurant: Nice, and pretty spacious. Good sized, comfortable booths. Menus up on the wall could be organized a little better (hand-written, etc). Never actually "ate-in", but probably will provided I could find parking.
The value here is awesome! My friend and I shared the butterfish and sashimi combo. The only complaint I had was that the butterfish was pretty flavorless, small and bony. So if you're really wanting a nice, succulent, thick and flaky butterfish head somewhere else. Other than that, the tempura, miso soup, sashimi and even potato salad and cabbage and dressing were ono. The tofu was loaded with veggies and meat and had the perfect balance of salty and savory with a hint of sweet. Yum! The broth is so good just to eat with rice.

(808) 235-2613

Japanese

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El Mariachi

45 1151 Kamehameha Hwy
kaneohe, 96801
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Excellent authentic Mexican food. Awesome eats! Tried the Campeon Burrito with beef and chicken it was huge and tasty.

(808) 234-5893

Mexican

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Pizza Hut

45-1138 Kamehameha Hwy
Kaneohe, 96744
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If you like Pizza Hut then you'll like this location. Clean,friendly management and staff, spacious dining area, reasonable pricing and lots of free parking. All you can eat dinner buffet for about the price of a plate lunch($11.99). Great for family casual dining or small parties!!!

(808) 233-4850

Pizza

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