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Permanently Closed - Central Bakery

4.1
197 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Top Tags:
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Great for Lunch
  • Neighborhood Gem

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About

This restaurant is permanently closed. Welcome to Central Bakery located next to Kahala Mall since May 2015.

Our president and owner opened his first Central Bakery in Kobe, Japan in 1999. His vision has been to provide fresh bread to the community while serving authentic, fresh French and Italian cuisines.

With our new bakery and restaurant here in Hawaii, we know that we will carry over the same vision while providing a relaxing ambiance and superior customer service.
Dining Style
Home Style
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Cuisines
Italian, French, Modern European
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Hours of operation
Brunch/Lunch: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm;
Dinner: 5:00 pm -10:00pm(Last order 9:00 pm)
Tuesday closed
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Phone number
(808) 777-6700
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Masanori Tsuda
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Catering
We have catered for the Consulate General of Japan here in Honolulu before and take pride in our freshly prepared food for any catering needs. We have a full bakery and can make most anything with advance notice. Please e-mail or call for more information.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Pahoa Ave
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Parking details
We have a few parking stalls but we recommend that you park on the street or next door at McDonalds.
Additional
Banquet, Beer, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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3.9
service
4.0
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3.8
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5.0Dined on February 27, 2018

We had a wonderful time. And Mr Ikeda is a wonderful host. We are sad to see him leave.

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5.0Dined on February 26, 2018

お店の雰囲気、お料理最高レベル!
特にパスタは最高。地元が多く観光客があまり来ないのでゆっくり食事ができて楽しい。

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4.0Dined on February 23, 2018

Very good restaurant but difficult to find parking spot.

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4.0Dined on February 22, 2018

The complimentary bread bowl consisted of french bread and toast only and there were no refills. In the past, I've enjoyed small rolls of various kinds--more variety. Please let us sample the other breads as well so that I can encourage my friends to buy breads and rolls on the way out.

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5.0Dined on February 22, 2018

Food was great and service excellent with well informed servers. A great place to enjoy a meal

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2.0Dined on February 22, 2018

This is the 4th meal I have had a Central Bakery. The first 3 were okay. The last dinner we had there was terrible. We had to wait at least 45 min. for our dinner to arrive. No one came by to let us know the status of our order until we asked. We had to ask a second waiter to check for us as the first one never came back. My pasta was overcooked. The sauce was minimal. It was so disappointing to wait that long for our dinner to arrive and then to have it be awful. I would not recommend this restaurant.

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

The food was excellent, I had the mushroom omelette it was made to perfection. I find the service great, did not felt rushed. Most of all the bread was wonderful. I plan to return again.

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2.0Dined on February 14, 2018

unless you are female and japanese don't expect much service or attention here. the food was so-so, the lunch menu being very limited compared to what's listed online, and my pasta was bland - maybe a notched up version of chef boyardee at best. for the steep prices, having to get up multiple times to ask for such simple oversights as sugar for my tea, this west oahu couple definitely won't be back.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Always very happy with my visit at this restaurant. Service is a little slow but friendly. Food is very tasty. Overall good place to eat. I would definitely recommend this restaurant.

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2.0Dined on February 9, 2018

My most recent dinner experience was quite unsatisfactory. Normally, we receive a nice pre-meal of an assortment of breads. This time the bread was not the usual tasty assortment. After ordering, our drinks and salad arrived in a reasonable amount of time. However, our entree didn't arrived til 1 hour and 20 minutes after our reservations. Normally, we get our dinners in about 20-30 minutes. And this is for a party of 3. I'm not sure what the problem is but this is not acceptable .

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3.0Dined on February 9, 2018

Wow We had to wait 1:45 for meal. I wouldn't go back there again.

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4.0Dined on February 3, 2018

We've been here a number of times and haven't been disappointed. The food is good and consistent and their breads are fabulous.

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5.0Dined on January 29, 2018

Outstanding food for a good value. The bread is the best. I highly recommend Central Bakery for a delicious experience!

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4.0Dined on January 21, 2018

Always enjoy eating at Central Bakery. Love the food. Service is a little slow and the thing I like least about this restaurant is I have to constantly ask for butter for my bread.

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5.0Dined on January 21, 2018

Met Manga the personable owner while there. There is a bakery to purchase breads that rival Paris. The food is excellent European with a French emphasis. Staff is delightful and very professional - even with help to buy bread while dining and put on the bill to go with. Just a very nice neighborhood restaurant. Small but OK wine list.

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4.0Dined on January 20, 2018

I love the pasta with prosciutto here, but I tried the pasta with homemade sausage this time. It didn't have the same wonderful garlicky salty treatment on the noodles as the tomato prosciutto dish had so I felt like I had to add salt. I added a lot of parmesan to the portion I took home to bring it up to delicious.

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5.0Dined on January 13, 2018

Their service and foods are always good for our family, specially they make bread at the restaurant so you may eat some bread which just comes from oven! You can also purchase breads and cakes for home. Please enjoy!

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4.0Dined on January 13, 2018

Awesome food and great bread selection also.

We had a big group and they accommodated us pretty well.

I'll go back for sure!

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4.0Dined on January 10, 2018

An excellent meal. Good choices, and all dishes we had were very good. Parking can be difficult, but it's worth it.

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4.0Dined on January 7, 2018

Excellent food. We all enjoyed it very much

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4.0Dined on January 4, 2018

Better than Sabrina's or la cucina if you're looking for Italian. Parking and service speed are the only negatives at this place.

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5.0Dined on December 23, 2017

We had an excellent family dinner day before Christmas. Outstanding food, pleasant staff and a very relaxed, informal and comfortable ambiance. A great experience.

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4.0Dined on December 22, 2017

Good food, good size portions; spacious and clean, must eat their freshly baked breads!!!

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5.0Dined on December 16, 2017

Very good service and great food.

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5.0Dined on December 15, 2017

Feels just right all the time. Excellent, thoughtfully prepared meals. Unique ingredients and combinations make this a special place. In addition, the side breads and desserts are outstanding.

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5.0Dined on December 10, 2017

We were celebrating 3 birthdays and Central Bakery gave the celebrants freshly baked bread. Such a nice touch. Food was great and service was excellent. Great place to dine.

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5.0Dined on December 7, 2017

It was very taisty

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4.0Dined on December 2, 2017

Great service until the end when it took awhile for the bill to come...otherwise pasta dishes were excellent!

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5.0Dined on November 30, 2017

There is only one problem. Service is very slow but the food and ambiance make up for it. The breads are out standing. The food is unbelievable. Presentation is extrodinary.

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5.0Dined on November 15, 2017

Super kind! Perfect bread and pastas.
Price and quality was satisfied !

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4.0Dined on November 6, 2017

I met my friend here for dinner on a Monday evening. The restaurant was pretty empty, just a few tables were filled so it was nice & quiet. Our waiter, who was very attentive, brought us a basket with 3 types of breads to try. And while we were enjoying our appetizer, he brought us another type of bread fresh from the oven. IT WAS SOOOO GOOD! I think he said it was called "bread & salt". YUM! For our appetizer, we ordered a prosciutto/fruit plate. I'm not a fan of meat with fruits, but my friend really liked it. For dinner, she ordered a pasta with clams. I can't remember the name but I think it started with a "v". She seemed to really like it. I ordered the portobello mushroom pasta & it was good. For dessert, we shared a chocolate-raspberry tart which I thought was really rich & delicious (and I don't even like raspberries!). My friend thought it was "okay", but she didn't care for the consistency of the gelatinous raspberry topping. I did NOT mind that & ate it all! The chef & head waiter (both Japanese) had come out to greet a little, adorable Japanese boy who was dining there with his family. So as we left they were near the exit & thanked us & bowed to us. It was very sweet! Overall, I really enjoyed my experience! I want to go back at lunch-time to try their sandwiches & other desserts.

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4.0Dined on October 30, 2017

I'm on vegetarian diet. They have a great salad and soup which filled me up.

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5.0Dined on October 21, 2017

Excellent service. Everyone enjoyed their meal. My friend had never heard of or been to Central Bakery and was pleasantly surprised!

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5.0Dined on October 18, 2017

Food prepare pefr

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5.0Dined on October 13, 2017

Wonderful restaurant. EXCELLENT FOOD EVERYTIME I have been there. CLEAN, best service ever. Ambiance is relaxing, stylish and comfortable

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4.0Dined on October 11, 2017

Very nice food and experience. Delicious food and fresh bread served with meals.

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3.0Dined on October 9, 2017

Food very good. Service was friendly but not very attentive, and we waited a LONG time for our food to arrive.

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5.0Dined on October 8, 2017

I was surprised that on a Sunday afternoon the restaurant wasn't busier than it was. The pre-meal breads set on the table- along with the additional rolls brought during the meal- were delicious and certainly fresh. A nice change from the usual as most restaurants.
Service was friendly and excellent with no rushing around.
A perfectly-timed early dinner before a movie! Thank you for the hospitality!
-Tony Mullen
Honolulu

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5.0Dined on October 6, 2017

The food was delicious and the ambiance was excellent. The staff was very friendly and attentive. Will definitely visit again!!

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4.0Dined on October 5, 2017

I always enjoy the relaxed cozy dining at central bakery

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