The Cheesecake Factory in Waikiki!

Real Estate Agent with Century 21 Liberty Homes RS-#62825


Oscar and Evelyn Overton wanted a successful business and in 1940 Evelyn opened a small cheesecake shop in Detroit, Michigan but closed it to raise her two small children. She continued to bake in her own basement and supplied cakes to different restaurants.


With children grown they moved their cheesecake business to Los Angeles in 1975 and named it “The Cheesecake Factory”. In 1978 their son, David founded the The Cheesecake Factory Restaurant in Beverly Hills, California. 30 years later and with over 150 locations, including one here right on Kalaukaua Avenue in Waikiki.



My son and daughter accompanied me to a doctor appointment in town and when asked where they would like to go to lunch after my son suggested The Cheesecake Factory. He and I had not been there but my son and I were fortunate to try a piece of cheesecake my daughter brought home.





We wanted to save a ‘space in the tummy’ for one of their MANY selections of cheesecake so we ordered a Chinese Chicken Salad that my daughter and I split and my son tried the Spicy Meat Pizza. The salad arrived like a picturesque mountain and I was glad we decided to share it!



Our Cheesecake selections:  One Ultimate Red Velvet Cheesecake for the three of us to share, One Ultimate Red Velvet Cheesecake to take home to my husband and One Caramel Turtle Cheesecake for my son in law.


We Will Return to The Cheesecake Factory to try more of their LARGE selection of lunch/dinners and cheesecakes!  Thank you to our server “Norm” who gave us excellent service with a smile!



Location:  2301 Kalakaua Avenue in Waikiki (Honolulu, Hawaii) Phone: (808) 924-5001


Hours:  Monday through Thursday 11am to 11:30pm, Friday through Sunday 11am to 12am and on Sunday from 10am to 11pm




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Celeste "Sally" Cheeseman  is a Realtor-Associate® and Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) with Century 21 Liberty Homes in Mililani, Hawaii. With a sharp understanding that a listening ear is the key to a client's needs  she serves the island of Oahu (Honolulu County) and all Hawaii Military Relocations, Hawaii Retirees, Hawaii Job Transfers and Hawaii Residents, Home Buyers and Sellers.


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Kristin Moran
Owner - RE/MAX Access - - San Antonio, TX
San Antonio,TX - Real Estate - 210-313-7397

Yum! We have a cheesecake factory here, the servings are so large it's hard to save room for the cheesecake itself! The chinese chicken salad looks delightful! I wanna go back to Hawaii!

August 19, 2011 01:54 PM #11
Bill Gillhespy
16 Sunview Blvd - Fort Myers Beach, FL
Fort Myers Beach Realtor, Fort Myers Beach Agent - Homes & Condos

Hi Sally,  When we want a great place to meet and eat w go to the Cheese Cake Factory in Naples.  Assuming it is the same chain I can attest to the amazing food and , of course, the cheesecake !  You're making me hungry now !!!!

August 19, 2011 02:16 PM #12
Robert & Lisa Hammerstein
Keller Williams Valley Realty - Hillsdale, NJ
Bergen County NJ Real Estate

Sally - MMMM that's looking mighty good from my vantage point here. Yummy cheesecake. Now I have to get something to eat...

August 19, 2011 02:31 PM #13
Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi & Corinna Birgit Cromartie
Charles Rutenberg Realty - Palm Harbor, FL
Palm Harbor & Dunedin FL Residential Real Estate

We have a Cheesecake Factory over at the International Mall in Tampa as well. Talk about heaven! But JJ Gandy's up the road also makes a fantastic cheesecake! Now you have me craving cheesecake!

August 19, 2011 02:57 PM #14
Barb Merrill
Cactus Mountain Properties, LLC - Tempe, AZ
GRI, Associate Broker

Yummy!  Your pictures bring back fond memories of the Cheesecake Factory at the Biltmore Fashion Center in Scottsdale, Arizona.

August 19, 2011 02:58 PM #15
Deb "Alayne" Brooks
Alayne Brooks, Re/Max Elite Group, Wichita Falls Texas - Wichita Falls, TX
940-500-4010 Wichita Falls Real Estate

Sally, it's a good thing I've already eaten or I would be heading to the refrigerator now. We have Cheesecake Factory close and enjoy it often! I love their Portebella Mushroom sandwiches with melted swiss! YUM

August 19, 2011 04:53 PM #16
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages Connecticut - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Sally that is one restaurant that I have wanted to go to but still have not.  That pizza looked great, but I need to stay way from the cheesecakes :)

August 19, 2011 05:12 PM #17
Team Honeycutt
Allen Tate - Concord, NC

The Chinese Chicken Salad is my favorite.  You gain weight just choosing what kind of cheese cake you want.

August 19, 2011 05:26 PM #18
Karen Burns
Sacramento, CA

mmmm..... cheesecake!  I never knew the Cheesecake Factory history. That's very interesting. Thanks for sharing.

August 19, 2011 05:30 PM #19
Celeste "SALLY" Cheeseman
Century 21 Liberty Homes - Mililani, HI
RA, CRS, Hawaii Mililani Oahu Real Estate

I LOOOOOOOVE Cheesecake....just can't have it but once in a great while. {{{SIGH}}}  What a lovely experience with the service, the selection of food ....AND cheesecake :)

August 19, 2011 05:51 PM #20
Kerrie La Guardia
ActiveRain, Community Manager - Kirkland, WA
Let it Rain!

I just ate here the other day...well not in Hawaii (dreaming) but Seattle.  I had a BBQ Chicken Salad and it was huge and delish!

August 19, 2011 06:15 PM #21
Celeste "SALLY" Cheeseman
Century 21 Liberty Homes - Mililani, HI
RA, CRS, Hawaii Mililani Oahu Real Estate

Kerrie...when you finally come to visit us here...we'll go to lunch!

August 19, 2011 06:57 PM #22
Lynda Eisenmann
Preferred Home Brokers - Brea, CA
Broker-Owner,CRS,CDPE,GRI,SRES, Brea,CA, Orange Co

Aloha Sally ~ Just went to the one here 2 nights ago in Brea, right in our own backyard, I had a gift certificate from a nice client to use.

The place was absolutely packed and my daughter and I laughed about it saying "don't these people know things are rough out there?"'d never guess it from the turnout there. Just goes to show that sometimes when you do something really well you can survive when others fail.

August 19, 2011 07:22 PM #23
Elizabeth Byrne
Keller Williams Realty - Arlington, VA
Arlington Virginia Real Estate

Celeste, it is a great place to get together with a family. We have Cheesecake Factory in Arlington, Virginia and it is always crowded. They truly have the most amazing selection of cheesecakes - hard to just pick one. Sound like you and your family had a great time. 

August 19, 2011 09:25 PM #24
William Johnson
RE/MAX Associates - San Diego, CA
San Diego Real Estate Voice, GRI CRS e-Pro CDPE

Woo Hoo,  The CF here in San Diego is a very popular place usually with lots of people waiting. One of my favorites there is the Kobe Beef burger. It melts in your mouth, actually mine, literally, :-)

August 19, 2011 11:32 PM #25
Wandanna Melliphant
Royal Lepage Credit Valley Real Estate Brokerage - Mississauga, ON
A Name Real Estate Investors Trust and Recommend


Thanks for sharing!

Looks so yummy......

I'll try them out the next time I'm in Buffalo


August 20, 2011 12:01 AM #26
Nestor & Katerina Gasset
International Properties and Investments LLC - Wellington, FL
Realtors, Wellington Florida Homes For Sale

Sally- This is our little guy's favorite place to eat besides Pinera Bread's Mac and Cheese. When we go to Cheesecake Factory which we do nearly every time to go to the movies, because it is right next door to the movie theater, he orders white chocolate rasberry truffle cheesecake for his dinner and he also eats the bread:) Katerina 

August 20, 2011 12:10 AM #27
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Sally,  I love to go to Cheesecake Factory. They have delicious food and provide good service.

August 20, 2011 08:02 AM #28
Richie Alan Naggar Author PEARLS SERIES of books
People first then business! Ran Right Realty Riverside, Ca - Riverside, CA
on LIFE and LOVE plus Real Estate too!

Anything eaten in Hawaii tastes good. Lets get that settled now. As for the this eatery, they are well known for service and large portions and of course harboring many a fugitive sweet tooth...literally a good post here

August 20, 2011 10:10 AM #29
Celeste "SALLY" Cheeseman
Century 21 Liberty Homes - Mililani, HI
RA, CRS, Hawaii Mililani Oahu Real Estate

Thank you all for stopping by to drool over the cheesecake factory!  I am so happy that I was 'forced' to go and double happy I was fortunate to try the chinese chicken salad and a cheesecake.....and both were wonderful!  P.S.  My son gave me his leftover pizza to take home too!  WONDERFUL!

August 20, 2011 02:57 PM #30
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