Ala Moana Center
Ala Moana Center
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Ala Moana Center currently features more than 350 stores, including 70 dining options, one of the largest collections of luxury retailers in the world, four major department stores and several only-in-Hawai'i retailers featuring locally-made products and souvenirs.
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  • Usia2014
    Calgary, Canada1,885 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Huge with many high end stores
    Make sure you have your good walking shoes on when visiting this big outdoor mall. Basically it’s exposed to the elements and only going inside a store offers air conditioned relief. Also, have a bottle of water with you to stay hydrated especially if you are window shopping. Many of the shops are high end chain stores. There is a decent food court with a variety of choices. The mall was very clean. We haven’t been here in several years and found it overwhelming in size and in the types of expensive stores. It was disappointing not to see the ‘local’ shops or restaurants that were once here.
    Visited January 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 25 April 2023
  • sorcha010
    Auckland Central, New Zealand41 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Favourite mall!
    Our favourite mall in the world! It’s got all our favourite American shops and a variety of eateries. It’s huge! It took us a couple of days to find our way around as it’s vast, but once you work out where things are, you’re good to go.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 11 October 2023
  • GAN L
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia8,776 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Exciting place
    A big shopping mall. Many shops, restaurants and people. After coming out from ABC store, we saw a show at the center stage. A traditional dance event was taking place. Enjoy the show very much.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 23 October 2023
  • LANDY31
    Brisbane, Australia442 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    HUGE AND EASY TO GET AROUND
    Still huge although the food court was a little disappointing. Very hard to get a table and hard to even find a coffee in that area. Good range of shops. Went there on black Friday and place was busy but still not as crowded as previous visits.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 10 December 2023
  • romadaro
    Washington DC, District of Columbia1,601 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Best In Class
    This mall is one of a few favorites offering a world class collection of fine stores, entertainment and food options that’s hard to beat. I also like the fact that it’s outdoors since Honolulu has the perfect climate (not too hot, not too cold and except during storms) for comfortable walking and browsing. Too bad Saks closed in the International Marketplace. It would have been perfect here with the other upscale department stores (Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom and Bloomingdales). Even the Macy’s here has a better and broader selection of designer merchandise than you find in most. Great place to spend the day when you get tired of the beach.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 3 January 2024
  • rlyn017
    New York City, New York6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Biggest Outdoor Mall in the World
    Easy access to all the public transportation. Walmart is nearby too. Beach area is minutes walk. Waikiki Trolley Bus is also accessible until 8pm. Best price for food, alot of varieties.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 6 March 2024
  • Jurora
    Peterborough, Canada577 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mind boggling mall!
    As it is mentioned online, this mall is very large! I rated it the highest mark, as I haven't been to nor don't think I'll get to another mall this big again. There are so many stores to see, and we didn't have a long enough time here, as we had toured a museum in Honolulu late morning, then decided to get off the Waikiki bus to go to the mall, early afternoon. Seeing the floor plan, after I returned home in central Canada, I had missed seeing some stores that I could have gone in to. It was a bit confusing, knowing which way to go, as there are branches of corridors, off of the main corridor. In one area, we had to cross the path through the parking garage, where cars were coming in and out of! We picked up some items at the wonderful grocery store, Foodland Farms. We were also able to enjoy a show of Hula dancing at the main stage, in the mall. Although we enjoyed looking around, we didn't purchase anything.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 17 March 2024
  • Tofurry
    Renton, Washington1,078 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    World's largest open air shopping center.
    This mall is huge and has pretty much every store you might want to shop at, including luxury high end stores, and even a Foodland grocery store. I read that it is the world's largest open air shopping center. We came here to walk around and to watch the free daily hula show at 5pm on the Centerstage. The mall is both outdoors and indoors and has free parking. To get to Foodland, we had to walk across the parking lot from the rest of the mall. This Foodland was very convenient for us since we stayed in the Waikiki area while on Oahu.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 26 March 2024
  • Christina R
    Düsseldorf, Germany587 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Large selection of shops in a nice atmosphere
    The Ala Moana Center in Honolulu is the world's largest open air shopping center with over 350 shops and over 150 food options. It offers shops for every need in every price segment, from inexpensive shops to 4 department stores to luxury boutiques. In addition, it also offers a variety of entertainment options such as free Hawaiian Hula shows and fashion shows. There is a huge free parking garage available for those arriving by car. Since it is very close to Ala Moana Beach Park, it can be easily connected. A stroll through the tropical ambience of the Ala Moana Center is particularly suitable on cloudy days, but keep in mind that prices in Hawaii are higher than those in the mainland US.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 6 April 2024
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Christina R
Düsseldorf, Germany587 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
The Ala Moana Center in Honolulu is the world's largest open air shopping center with over 350 shops and over 150 food options. It offers shops for every need in every price segment, from inexpensive shops to 4 department stores to luxury boutiques. In addition, it also offers a variety of entertainment options such as free Hawaiian Hula shows and fashion shows. There is a huge free parking garage available for those arriving by car. Since it is very close to Ala Moana Beach Park, it can be easily connected. A stroll through the tropical ambience of the Ala Moana Center is particularly suitable on cloudy days, but keep in mind that prices in Hawaii are higher than those in the mainland US.
Written 6 April 2024
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Bojan V
Abyei, Sudan153 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
This is such a huge shopping centre and experience. Definitely it’s worth to visit and enjoy. There is a parking garage and it’s easy to park.
Written 4 April 2024
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Tofurry
Renton, WA1,078 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
This mall is huge and has pretty much every store you might want to shop at, including luxury high end stores, and even a Foodland grocery store. I read that it is the world's largest open air shopping center. We came here to walk around and to watch the free daily hula show at 5pm on the Centerstage.

The mall is both outdoors and indoors and has free parking. To get to Foodland, we had to walk across the parking lot from the rest of the mall. This Foodland was very convenient for us since we stayed in the Waikiki area while on Oahu.
Written 26 March 2024
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Jurora
Peterborough, Canada577 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
As it is mentioned online, this mall is very large! I rated it the highest mark, as I haven't been to nor don't think I'll get to another mall this big again. There are so many stores to see, and we didn't have a long enough time here, as we had toured a museum in Honolulu late morning, then decided to get off the Waikiki bus to go to the mall, early afternoon. Seeing the floor plan, after I returned home in central Canada, I had missed seeing some stores that I could have gone in to. It was a bit confusing, knowing which way to go, as there are branches of corridors, off of the main corridor. In one area, we had to cross the path through the parking garage, where cars were coming in and out of! We picked up some items at the wonderful grocery store, Foodland Farms. We were also able to enjoy a show of Hula dancing at the main stage, in the mall. Although we enjoyed looking around, we didn't purchase anything.
Written 17 March 2024
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rlyn017
New York City, NY6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Easy access to all the public transportation.
Walmart is nearby too. Beach area is minutes walk. Waikiki Trolley Bus is also accessible until 8pm. Best price for food, alot of varieties.
Written 6 March 2024
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L2912UBs
Melbourne, Australia767 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Solo
The upmarket shopping mall of Honolulu located close to the luxury hotels of Hilton etc.

Parking available. Buses and trolleys stop there. If in Waikiki up Diamond Head end catch Pink Trolley in front of Dukes statue, next to police station.

Although outdoor there is cover along front of shops. Everything from luxury brands to standard brands.

Large food court at ground level including toilets located at rear.

My only complaint - hardly any seating around shops.
Written 30 January 2024
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romadaro
Washington DC, DC1,601 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
This mall is one of a few favorites offering a world class collection of fine stores, entertainment and food options that’s hard to beat. I also like the fact that it’s outdoors since Honolulu has the perfect climate (not too hot, not too cold and except during storms) for comfortable walking and browsing. Too bad Saks closed in the International Marketplace. It would have been perfect here with the other upscale department stores (Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom and Bloomingdales). Even the Macy’s here has a better and broader selection of designer merchandise than you find in most. Great place to spend the day when you get tired of the beach.
Written 3 January 2024
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LANDY31
Brisbane, Australia442 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
Still huge although the food court was a little disappointing. Very hard to get a table and hard to even find a coffee in that area. Good range of shops. Went there on black Friday and place was busy but still not as crowded as previous visits.
Written 11 December 2023
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Canucksontheloose
Victoria, Canada749 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Family
This ginormous Mall was only a 5 minute walk from our hotel on the west end of the Waikiki strip and it's a mix of indoor and outdoor spaces with free parking. Many high end stores but we actually found some excellent sales at Macy's. We did our food-gift shopping at the Foodland grocers and had many take-out meals there to keep costs down during our stay. It's a great space to chill if you need to get away from the beach atmosphere or on a rainy day. Food courts are very busy and offer lots of variety. Also some comfy seating and washrooms available -- get yourself a map there if you don't want to waste time wandering. If you don't like crowds, get there as soon as it opens (10am) or a couple of hours before closing (8pm). Highly recommend Assagio and Liliha Bakery for good sit-down dining.
Written 28 November 2023
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Edwin F
Calgary, Canada1,777 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
We spent half a day at the Ala Moana Center while staying in Waikiki. Easy to get to by bus. Loads of shops worth visiting as well as lots of restaurants. Always very busy.
Written 18 November 2023
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