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Best dessert: The Cheesecake Factory

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Cheesecake Factory

When it comes to desserts, this restaurant takes the cake. 

The Cheesecake Factory offers over 50 varieties of decadent cheesecakes and specialty desserts, ranging from the classic original cheesecake to the “Ultimate Red Velvet” cheesecake. 

Craving something less cheesy? Other desserts include the “Chocolate Tower Truffle Cake,” made up of layers of fudge with chocolate mousse and chocolate truffle cream. For something lighter, try a lemoncello cream torte, featuring vanilla cake and lemon mascarpone cream topped with streusel and served with strawberries and whipped cream. 

All this sugary goodness is served in a softly-lit space, brimming with atmosphere. This restaurant is popular with UH students because it boasts reasonable (for Waikīkī) prices. Plus, its convenient location makes it a good place to go for a date or after shopping. 

Unfortunately, this means the restaurant can get crowded, so go during brunch or lunch, and be sure to have a reservation beforehand. If you’re just looking for dessert, The Cheesecake Factory offers a counter where you can order your cakes to-go. 

There are many delicious entrées on the menu, but we all know dessert is the most important course.

Address: 2301 Kalākaua Ave.

Phone: 924-5001

Website: thecheesecakefactory.com

Hours:

Mon. - Thurs. 11 a.m. - 11 p.m.

Fri. - Sat. 11 a.m. - 12 a.m.

Sun. 10 a.m. - 11 p.m.

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