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Royal Hawaiian Center

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Neighbourhood: Waikiki
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Address: 2201 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-5201
Phone Number:
+1 808-922-2299
10:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 22:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No

The 310,000-sq.-ft. Royal Hawaiian Center sits on land once known as...

The 310,000-sq.-ft. Royal Hawaiian Center sits on land once known as Helumoa, the home of Princess Bernice Pauahi Bishop in the 1870s and 1880s. It’s highlighted by the 33,000-square-foot Royal Grove, one of the largest open green spaces in Waikiki. Throughout the day, the event-friendly area showcases entertainment and cultural activities, including arts of Hawaiian quilting, lomilomi massage, ukulele playing, hula dancing, lei making and kapa cloth making. No worries if you’ve been at the beach and are covered with sand. That’s the case with most visitors!

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A multitude of stores and restaurants

We stopped at the Royal Hawaiian Center several times, once we had seen the number of specialty stores in the mall. It is a four floor multi-level and a 3 building mall, which... read more

Reviewed 2 March 2017
Chicago, Illinois
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Napa, California
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99 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lots of shopping to be done and there is a food court as well. Abc stores are in there to. Nice outdoor feel to she centre. If you want to shop this is the place for you.

Thank habibtiliz
North Palm Beach, Florida
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442 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is quite eye catching due to the lush garden in the center. Very nice landscaped. And of course they have their stage with some show going on to keep your attention. It's very interesting. Oh, they have their expensive shops and restaurants just waiting for you. You could pass on the shops and just stop by to see the... More 

Thank Randy2353
San Francisco, California
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

This was the best show we have seen in along time. Impersonators were excellent. They had Celine Dion Elvis and Michael Jackson. They were all really good. They also had a fire dancer he didn't make one mistake. Plus the hula dancers were very good as well.

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 485 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

We stopped at the Royal Hawaiian Center several times, once we had seen the number of specialty stores in the mall. It is a four floor multi-level and a 3 building mall, which contains over 310,000 sq. ft.and well over 110 stores. The restaurants range from typical mall food-court restaurants to high-end restaurants. There are a lot of designer stores... More 

1 Thank Allen21096
San Francisco, California
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

With this classic luxury hotel, one expects great service, especially for the prices. I called ahead to put an extra name on my reservation. My partner was not allowed in the room and was stuck in the lobby waiting for my delayed arrival until 1:30am. They did nothing to help him. Upon check-in, we watched all other guests be given... More 

Thank ewf28
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Reviewed 11 February 2017

I really enjoyed this. You definitely need to turn up early (ie. more than half an hour) to get a seat, it fills up quickly and the teacher doesn't have enough supplies for extra attendees, also small children can't use the needles so check the age limit before you spend too much time waiting. We made beautiful leis from flowers... More 

Thank jcamp_12
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Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

I visited this mall several times. There were lots of stores to browse. The mall was not big but cozy. There was also parks with some sort of stages that hold some hawaiian performances such as singing and dancing. The food court is lovely, with many food variety one can choose from hawaiian food, japanese food, mexican food, chinese food,... More 

Thank Bram K
Hood River, OR, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017

Lots of nice shops. A variety of prices, some very high and some low. Nice food court with lots of choices. As we were leaving I realized that we had barely scratched the surface as there were more shops across the street.

Thank T9419CKwilliamw
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2017

The Royal Hawaiian Center is right on the main strip and is a godsend for tourists. Not only is it filled with shops and restaurants, it offers free classes to the public. I was able to take a ukulele class, lomilomi massage and hula dancing. All were wonderful and gave me more of a connection to the local culture. HOWEVER,... More 

1 Thank Shai S
Sunnyvale, CA
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Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

This is a very good place to shop if you are in the Waikiki area and need a break from all the other beach activities. Open air, three separate buildings with convenient places to stop and relax and get out of the hot sun. We last visited about 4 years ago and it seemed like there were many store fronts... More 

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