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About Central Bakery

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.

4614 Kilauea Ave
Suite 102
Honolulu, HI 96816
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Dining Style:
Home Style

Cuisines:
Italian, French, Modern European

Hours of Operation:
Brunch/Lunch: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm;
Dinner: 5:00 pm -10:00pm(Last order 9:00 pm)
Tuesday closed

Cross Street:
Pahoa Ave

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(808) 777-6700

Website:
http://www.instagram.com/central_bakery_kahala/

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.

Parking Details:
We have a few parking stalls but we recommend that you park on the street or next door at McDonalds.

Executive Chef:
Masanori Tsuda

Additional:
Banquet, Beer, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Central Bakery Ratings and Reviews

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4
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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

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 (Hawaii)·Dined 6 days ago

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.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 8, 2017

It was very taisty

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 (Hawaii)·Dined 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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vip
 (New England)·Dined 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.

Tags: Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options, Tasting Menu, People Watching, Good for Groups, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Vegan, Business Meals
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·Dined on November 16, 2017

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

Tags: Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on November 7, 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.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Gluten Free Options
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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 31, 2017

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

Tags: Casual, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined 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!

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Food prepare pefr

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·Dined on October 14, 2017

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

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Casual, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 12, 2017

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

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for a Date
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 10, 2017

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

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Great for Brunch
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 9, 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

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Afternoon Coffee, Quick Bite, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined 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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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 6, 2017

I always enjoy the relaxed cozy dining at central bakery

Tags: Cozy, Comfort Food, Afternoon Coffee, Good Vegetarian Options, Afternoon Tea
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 (New England)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Our family from 92 yrs old -14yrs each enjoyed their pasta choice. Friendly staff, fresh Japanese bread at the table. Quiet ambiance.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on September 29, 2017

The food was very good. The service was very slow. I don’t know if they were short staffed or what but it took forever for us to get out entrees.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Gluten Free Options, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on September 29, 2017

The food was so so but they forgot to bring all the beverages we ordered and we waited for a loooong time to get our food. People serving us were good but .......

Tags: Worth the Drive, Business Meals
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 28, 2017

The staff is super friendly and gracious. Of course, the breads are outstanding. I had the house smoked salmon sandwich that comes with a cup of a light onion soup and small salad for about $14. The sandwich is huge so I had to take half home.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on September 25, 2017

Always great food and service!

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·Dined on September 23, 2017

Excellent dining and wonderful take-home breads.
Coffee was superb!!! Wonderful coffee cake and green tea cake for dessert.
Try it...

Tags: Vegan, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Paleo Friendly, Local Ingredients
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on September 17, 2017

This is our go to place for a good meal. The restaurant is immaculately clean, service is friendly, and food it outstanding.

We enjoy the casual ambience but chef prepared food and fresh baked goods.

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Cozy, Disabled Access, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Afternoon Tea, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Afternoon Coffee, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Casual, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Consistently tasty and good service ; meal was well enjoyed.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Late-night Find, Afternoon Coffee, Special Occasion
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on September 11, 2017

A neighborhood gem in Kahala. Casual, friendly, but the food is outstanding!

They have their own in-house bakery and the baked goods are worth a trip to the restaurant.

It has become our favorite dining option.

Tags: Authentic, Great for Brunch, Late-night Find, Local Ingredients, Healthy, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Gluten Free Options, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Casual, Afternoon Coffee, Disabled Access
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on September 9, 2017

It was a very nice experience. First time for 3 of the ladies. We loved their bread!!!
Will go back agai

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Afternoon Coffee, Casual, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on September 8, 2017

Thank you for your great services for us . Confortable & Cozy for our family.
I think that more terrace seats should be large. Anyway, I should recommend my friends in Japan who will stay at The Kahala.

Tags: Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on September 8, 2017

One of my fav restaurant. If I am lucky enough , I can pick up their bread from the bakery section.

Tags: Healthy, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on September 7, 2017

We like the restaurant but were disappointed with the way we were treated regarding
our bringing in drinks. We called and was told that because you didn't serve hard
liquor, we could bring it and that Wine was $15 a bottle. That was okay.

When we got there, the owner had his assistant tell us we weren't allowed to have our
drinks and could not drink it! That was RUDE! After telling us on the phone that we
could bring the hard liquor. We almost walked out but decided to stay and pay the
$15 wine corkage!

We will Not be back.

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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on September 4, 2017

2nd visit in a week and very pleased by taste, consistency, service.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Comfort Food, Kid-friendly
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Great food and fantastic service.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Always wonderful food and breads. The service is friendly courteous and efficient.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on August 28, 2017

Parking lot full but nearby street parking was available. Food was excellent and so was the friendly service. Great variety of breads with dinner.

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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on August 28, 2017

Was pleasantly surprised at my first visit here and look forward to trying again.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on August 28, 2017

This is the third time we dined at Central and it was surprisingly better than the first two times. All the entrees we ordered were well prepared and tasty. Had the shrimp pasta, mozzarella pasta and the fresh onaga fish. Only downside was that the fish was small for the price (42).

The service was great and the fresh bread was tasty and warm.

Enjoyable Sunday dinner.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on August 19, 2017

Hands down best meal this year! My boyfriend, his mother and I all agreed each dish was a 10!!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on August 14, 2017

Great breads and pasta but the service was slow. For the price the service needs to increase and better.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Quick Bite, Sunday Lunch, Fun, Paleo Friendly, Great for Lunch
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on August 10, 2017

All great except parking situation. Wish they had parking valet.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on August 7, 2017

Made a reservation on Open Table to celebrate a birthday dinner, after finding parking and walking to the restaurant we discovered they were closed for a private party, what a way to spoil an evening...ughhh!

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on August 3, 2017

We love to go there because staffs are so good, menu are so interesting and tasty and location is next to Kahala post office. That is why we went there often. Occasionally, I visited there just to purchase breads. They baked at the restaurant, so you may enjoy fresh breads. Please try some for take home.

Tags: Special Occasion, Afternoon Coffee, Local Ingredients, Sunday Lunch, Gluten Free Options, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Paleo Friendly, Afternoon Tea, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Kid-friendly, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Cozy
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 (Memphis)·Dined on July 28, 2017

Awesome food

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