Shopping in Honolulu

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Shopping in Honolulu

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  • TSP2014
    Colleyville, TX342 contributions
    This mall is huge. There's plenty of parking and lots of shopping and dining options. We ate at the food court for New Year's Day dinner. I've never seen so many people. They have several options, including a Chick-Fil-A (which was closed because it was Sunday). I got Raising Cane's and the rest of my family got Mexican Food. Both locations were very slow filling the orders, but the food was good. If you want to find a place to shop and eat you can't go wrong with the Ala Moana Center.
    Written January 10, 2023
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  • CanadianTraveler
    Spruce Grove, Canada228 contributions
    It’s huge. There’s booths all the way around the outside of the stadium. Prices are much better than in Waikiki and most vendors will give deals. Souvenirs, clothes, wood carvings,… check here before you overspend. They charge $2 per person and you need a car or public transit, the trolley don’t go here.
    Written January 21, 2023
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  • Emily H
    25 contributions
    This was a fun shopping area to explore. There are some chain stores, but also many local stores. We found lots of gems in this shopping center that we had been looking for.
    Written July 10, 2022
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  • Tim S
    Orange County, CA273 contributions
    It is a supermarket, pharmacy, and department store all in one. I was told it was the "Japanese Walmart", but it is not. The layout is average, yet it had a very good produce department. Hawaiian souvenirs are relatively cheap here, and this is a great store to visit if you forgot something for your stay on the island. What ever item that you will need, "Donki" will have it. We noticed many toys for children, but were surprised that there were not more products from Japan. Prices are decent to low for items here, and are considered a bargain for Honolulu. Parking is very limited.
    Written April 18, 2022
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  • Jennifer D
    18 contributions
    This was my Saturday morning plan while visiting Honolulu. It had tons of produce, which I wished I could take back home. It also had some excellent local food. I was saving my palate to try some of the local vendors and was not disappointed. The only negative was it was only food related. No local crafts.
    Written December 10, 2022
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  • Lily TravelGirl
    Miami Beach, FL255 contributions
    We've tried poke all over the world and this has to be one of the best if not the best. All other Foodland stores have the same quality poke and price, so it doesn't have to be at the Ala Moana mall location. This mall location is bigger, newer and cleaner than other stores and it's also within walking distance therefore we come here often. This location also has more food choices and a nice area to eat your meal. Prices are higher than grocery stores in the mainland, but we try did see many sale items that are good priced. It is still cheaper than ABC so no complaints from us. Will come back for the poke...
    Written January 14, 2023
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  • Eddie T
    Calgary, Canada63 contributions
    Convenient mall with some expensive and renowned brand boutiques, a decent selection of restaurants and coffee shops, and also a food court. It is mostly an outdoor mall, conveniently located in the heart of Waikiki so it is hard to miss. There is a very nice Japanese market on the premises which sells food to go, which can be useful as an alternative to the usually pricey restaurants in the area.

    A little night market pops up on the ground floor occasionally. Albeit small, it reminds me a bit of an Asian night market, though focused for the most part on Hawaiian food and souvenirs.
    Written November 20, 2022
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  • pdhgirl
    Sydney, Australia129 contributions
    We came here to go to the cinema and popped into the pub for lunch before we went in to the movie. Nice enough place with a lot of shops.
    Written October 25, 2019
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  • Runi58
    Chicago, IL22 contributions
    The Japanese Cultural Center was easy to find, there is parking in their lot for a slight fee or plenty of street parking.
    FYI, it is located close to Wakiki hotels. They had 2 exhibits, one was free and had a movie which was about the intern ment of the Japanese during WW2, and the other was an exhibit about the ancestry and life of Japanese in Hawaii, there was a fee. This exhibit was very interesting and well done. What was especially nice was that the peaople at the center circulated in the area and answered questions and explained some of the exhibits.
    Written December 16, 2018
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  • GinaBRU
    Montgomery, TX295 contributions
    In the industrial section of Kalihi, on a back road, is this Hawaiian Chip Co. On Saturday, there is a steady flow of locals, who place their order, and wait for a fresh batch of taro and purple sweet potato chips. The small factory store also sells bags of prepackaged chips. But, the best part of waiting for a fresh order, is that the chips come out in bags or boxes, and you can sprinkle your own flavorings. From Maui onion, Cajun, spicy garlic, sugar, cinnamon, furikake, one can sprinkle and create their own flavored chips. And each customer I talked to had their own favorite. The staff is very friendly and helpful. And the owner greets his customers. They are not shy about offering samples, allowing one to determine the best flavor for the chips. They also serve flavored teas on the weekends only. Once you’ve had these fresh chips, you will then understand the craze for these chips.
    Written July 21, 2019
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  • AllanJGJ
    Wellington, New Zealand3,614 contributions
    Describing this as a shopping centre is a little bit of marketing spin. It's actually five separate buildings of somewhat disparate quality in the same area. The Nordstrom Rack and TJ Maxx in one building are both great and there's an excellent Whole Foods Market a hundred yards or so up the road, but the other shopping precincts were either rather run down or of minimal interest given how much shopping there is to be done in Honolulu. One plus was that there is lots of parking.
    Written September 11, 2018
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  • Maria O
    Oakland, CA1,111 contributions
    This is a smaller more quaint market as opposed to the one at the community college (which is huge and has tourist buses that bus the visitors in). If you just want to pick up some nice local vegetables, greens, fruit without the fuss, this is a good place to come to. They also serve food and there is a very large area where you can sit, listen to the music and have a very relaxing Saturday morning. It is located in the Ward Shopping area right across the park at Ala Moana.
    Written May 26, 2018
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  • happy4travel
    Northern California1,290 contributions
    Do think it’s way too much for the average person. The prices were way higher than what we expected. The mall is gorgeous, though. Mostly catering to luxury goods. Definitely high quality!
    Written December 18, 2019
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  • Gerald R
    Oakland, CA454 contributions
    On the day before Thanksgiving after visiting the Halona Beach Cove I drove here to buy a Hawaiian shirt, which is very touristy. I came here because of the Hawaii episode of Anthony Bourdain's "No Reservation". He pointed to a shirt that Montgomery Clift wore in the movie "From Here To Eternity". When that episode originally aired I hadn't read the novel or watched the movie.

    When I came here I wasn't specifically looking for that shirt to buy. Entering the store I was intimidated by abundance of shirts from the racks and ceiling; there's so many shirts to choose from. Unlike in Kauai where at the last Hawaiian shirt store, which was Jacqueline on Kauai, I wasn't rushed by the manager of the store. I took my time looking at these shirts. The shirt displayed from the ceiling are the most expensive shirts in the store. One of those shirts was the Montgomery Clift shirt featured from the movie. That shirt costs over $2,000. In addition to the price I wasn't going to buy that shirt as it was a small size.

    From the Hawaii episode of Bourdain stated, "As with true love you don't pick your shirt it picks you." One of the shirts I was planning to buy was a white shirt with pineapples. The white texture had a similar appearance to a barong tagalog, which is a tradition Filipino shirt that men wear to church. I was going to buy that shirt until the manager showed me a retro Montgomery Clift shirt from one of the racks. Bourdain was right. This shirt was meant for me. Since it was not from the ceiling I didn't have to pay hundreds or thousands of dollars. I didn't care if that shirt was used not new. I am not a big collector of Hawaiian shirts as I own only 6 Hawaiian shirts (ok that seems a lot of Hawaiian shirts). At that time I bought them they were new. I have to say the used shirt I bought at this store is my favorite Hawaiian shirt.

    Due to the manager assisting me in buying the Hawaiian shirt I give this place a better rating than the store in Kauai. The best advice I would give is to not come here with the exact type of shirt that you are looking for. Since there are so many shirts go through the racks to find the shirt that picks you. If you're traveling to Honolulu and want a vintage Hawaiian shirt I recommend coming Bailey's Antiques and Aloha Shirts as they probably have shirts made from all the Hawaiian Islands.
    Written February 12, 2021
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  • Sandy W
    Oahu, HI940 contributions
    Beautiful Nohea Gallery! Formerly at Ward Wardhouse, Nohea Gallery is now located at Kahala Mall. Great Artisan crafted items. Elegant beautiful art pieces from local artists makes this store perfect to shop for beautiful handmade items. Just in time for Christmas! Staff great! Helpful and knowledgeable!
    Written October 20, 2018
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