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Sweet Surrender

Sometimes, you need to save the best for last. And when you’re dining out, that means dessert. Here, some of our favorites that we’ve ordered time and again.

Indulge in the coconut crème brûlée at Japengo

Japengo
THE DESSERT Coconut crème brûlée WHY It’s a stunningly simple, yet tropical, take of the classic French dessert. Plus, the presentation can’t be beat. Certainly, this is one dessert that you won’t want to share. WHERE Hyatt Waikiki Beach Resort and Spa, 2424 Kalākaua Ave., Waikīkī, 237.6180, hyattregencywaikiki.com/japengo

Honu
THE DESSERT French macarons WHY With killer flavors like black seasame and green tea, pastry chef Elizabeth McDonald knocks it out of the park every time. WHERE 1295 Front St., Lahaina, Maui, 667.9390, honumaui.com

La Cucina
THE DESSERT Tiramisu WHY This Kaka‘ako eatery has created a perfectly balanced version that’s light as a cloud. WHERE Imperial Plaza Building, 725 Kapi‘olani Blvd., Kaka‘ako, 593.2626, lacucinaristoranteitaliano.com

JJ’s French Pastry
THE DESSERT Chocolate pyramid WHY Pretty to behold and even better to eat, this delicately crafted treat can be ordered any time of day. WHERE 3447 Wai‘alae Ave., Kaimukī, 888.8933

Il Lupino
WHAT Messicano WHY It’s not your traditional dessert, per se, but this mix of espresso, tequila, coffee liqueur, cream and brown sugar will definitely satisfy your sweet tooth. WHERE Royal Hawaiian Center, 2100 Kalākaua Ave., Waikīkī, 922.3400, illupino.com