First look: Liliha Bakery on Nimitz

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Several months after the initial announcement that the 64-year-old Liliha Bakery was creating a second location on Nimitz Highway, it’s finally open. Located in the old Sam Choy’s Breakfast, Lunch & Crab spot at 580 N. Nimitz Highway, the newly renovated venue opened its doors today.

There’s lots of free parking, and — more importantly — there’s more room to eat breakfast all day and stand in line for the iconic coco puffs. The hours, for now, will be 6 a.m. to midnight daily, although owner Peter Kim is considering staying open 24 hours on the weekends. The interior is all new, the kitchen is sparkling and open, and there are high chairs and tables for people who couldn’t dine at the Liliha counter before. Other than that, the classic recipes are all the same and you can get everything you’d normally order at Liliha Bakery on Kuakini Street, and more. (Probably the only thing that’s missing is 64 years of grease built up on the griddle.)

We got a sneak peek during a practice run earlier this week, so if you plan to go, here’s what it looks like:

Preview: Liliha Bakery on Nimitz

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When you first walk in, you get some direction on where to go. Left to check in for dining, right to just grab from the bakery.


Liliha Bakery
580 N. Nimitz Hwy.