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Address: 3-3252 Kuhio Hwy, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-3013
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+1 808-245-3404

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Everything Hawaii

Walked in and were greeted with a shell lei and a chance to open a mystery chest. One could also pick an oyster with a guaranteed pearl inside for $14.99. The store was very roomy... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Bobbi S
Nine Mile Falls, Washington
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Nine Mile Falls, Washington
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25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Walked in and were greeted with a shell lei and a chance to open a mystery chest. One could also pick an oyster with a guaranteed pearl inside for $14.99. The store was very roomy and well stocked. With a large variety of items from souvenirs like mugs, etc. to beauty products to some pricey clothing for men, women, and... More 

Thank Bobbi S
Spokane Valley, Washington
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had fun doing the pearls and got some beautiful jewelry. I found our sales lady to be a bit pushy and very hesitant to show us pieces in our price range. She kept trying to upsell me. They ambush you when you walk in the door so be prepared.

Thank thelastingimage
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I don't know what some other reviewers were talking about. The store was clean, air conditioned and the staff were friendly and helpful. There was a large selection of Aloha shirts and similar designed dresses. The clothing here is made in Hawaii not China! Go to Walmart pay a few dollars less and buy Hawaii suveniers from China. You get... More 

Thank Terri K
Lexington, Kentucky
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 26 March 2017

It was expensive but they had a lot of interesting shirts that you could find nowhere else. We were able to get a couple of bargains. The shuttle to the ship was free. That was nice.

Thank sandalpol
Gainesville, Florida
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60 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017

I first fell in love with Hilo Hatties in Honolulu in 1984. It is always a highlight of my trip to go to HH's twice on each island. Thy were all over the place! Now there are only 3 left: Ala Moana shopping center in Honolulu, Oahu; Lihue, Kauai and Hilo, Big Island. The factory store in Honolulu closed-- it... More 

Thank Nancy N
Sechelt, Canada
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15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

From the sea shell necklace everytime we visited to the plentiful selection of items, including clothing at a good price and nice staff, Hilo Hattie is where we go every time we go to the Hawaiian Islands!

Thank Peter K
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 February 2017

My sisters and I were greeted with shell leis as soon as we walked in. I headed over to the huge selection of souvenirs while my sisters picked their own oysters at the jewelry counter and the pearls out of their oysters were set in beautiful ring settings. I had a chance to speak with the manager and she told... More 

Thank Judy A
Burlington, Canada
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529 reviews
200 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2017

I am trying to buy Canadian clothing (very difficult to find) but when in Hawaii, I will gladly purchase items made in Hawaii! My husband picked up two aloha shirts and I got a pretty summer dress, well made and not overpriced and made in Hawaii. There are plenty of knick knacks, macadamia nuts, coffee, and souvenirs to purchase as... More 

Thank SLT1962
Las Cruces, New Mexico
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43 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017

We stopped in after landing in Lihue to purchase a dress for me. My husband and I were greeted at the door with shell leis. Ok, that was nice. We were then offered to select a key to a treasure box, to no avail...then offered to select a discount card. Yay, 40% off,,,of our pick of an oyster to find... More 

Thank Patricia C
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1,669 reviews
545 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 195 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

None of this stuff is necessary and very little is made in Hawaii but there is some useful basically.

Thank Alzor S

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