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Kona International Market

74-5533 Luhia St, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-3658
+1 808-329-6262
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Don't waste your time

This place is either dead or dying. There are maybe 3 or 4 vendors left. We were so disappointed... read more

Reviewed 14 January 2018
tom m
via mobile
Don't Waste Your Time

This place is almost empty. I tgink there were 3 shops. One was an antique/ tbruft shop. The other... read more

Reviewed 15 June 2017
Albany, Oregon
via mobile
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  • Excellent11%
  • Very good7%
  • Average35%
  • Poor22%
  • Terrible25%
13 Jan 2018
“Don't waste your time”
14 Jun 2017
“Don't Waste Your Time”
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74-5533 Luhia St, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-3658
+1 808-329-6262
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Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

This place is either dead or dying. There are maybe 3 or 4 vendors left. We were so disappointed. Your time is better spent up the street at Target.

Thank tom m
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

This place is almost empty. I tgink there were 3 shops. One was an antique/ tbruft shop. The other two were over cluttered with the same touristy stuff. I had jyst eaten lunch so I did not walk past the "food court". There were so...More

1  Thank Mumzard
Reviewed 21 May 2017

We took the free shuttle, but when we got there, there were only 4 venders including a used furniture section. Not worth going to.

Thank merinski
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

The Kona International Market is comprised of an array of nice buildings -- but much of the space is currently unoccupied... there's only a few vendors remaining here. The Food Court offers take out plate lunches at reasonable prices... there's an Asian grocery too with...More

Thank G C
Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

A lot of the spots are vacant which is unfortunate because it could be such a cool place. The wood shop is cool as well as the three other shops that were there. Wish there was more.

Thank Jackie Y
Reviewed 31 October 2016

This was not very impressive nor very interesting with many places vacant and what was there not very interesting. Your time can be better spent elsewhere.

Thank Oldjack
Reviewed 3 October 2016

My wife and I have visited the International Market in Kailua-Kona several times over the years. Back in 2002 the International Market was a thriving, fun to look through marketplace. In 2008 it was obvious that things were turning, with some open spaces. Today the...More

Thank RCdeCruiser
Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

Feels a bit like a thrift shop. Many merchants were closed. A few basic Hawaiiana gifts, but several empty stalls. Too bad, could be a nice place to shop if it was modernized.

Thank Kay M
Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

The day we went all of the areas weren't occupied, but we were able to find a few treasures. To include handmade jewelry, t-shirts and bags.

1  Thank MdWonderer
Reviewed 15 March 2016 via mobile

Stopped to see if they had anything interesting. Nope it wasn't worth it. Not many shops and most was junk. One shop had wood carvings that were cool but other than that nothing.

Thank Michelle O
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