Shopping in Honolulu

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  • BigMerk
    Glasgow, UK1,832 contributions
    The mall is huge with plenty of parking and hundreds of shops. The shops are a mix of very upmarket retailers, department stores, food stores and everything else you could think of. I would venture that there is something there for everyone. We actually walked from central Waikiki - a pleasant walk along Ala Moana Boulevard, but parking is plentiful (and I think it’s free) and there are public transport options from Waikiki.

    There was a wide range of food choices, including a large food court. The centre and walkways are mainly in the open air.

    The only negative I would say is that there could be more signposting. I got lost several times (maybe that’s just me). We worth a visit.
    Written 26 March 2022
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  • Justin S
    Drouin, Australia804 contributions
    Perfect spot for your souvenir shopping. The stalls are all a bit same same after a while but try not to get tempted by the stalls closest to the car park. You will find stalls selling the same thing further in often at either better prices or better deals eg tshirts go from 4 for $20 to 6 for $20
    Written 20 June 2022
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  • BigMerk
    Glasgow, UK1,832 contributions
    The centre extends to 3 floors and comprises a real mix of retailers and restaurants. The restaurants vary from a food court including Subway and Panda Express thru The Cheesecake Factory to fine dining in Wolfgangs Steakhouse. So something for everyone. The retailers are mainly upmarket and include The Apple Store. It has lovely open spaces throughout and especially at the rear where it leads to The Sheraton. It is very central on the main road In Waikiki. Well worth a visit.
    Written 28 March 2022
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  • Hatzlacha
    Virginia787 contributions
    Definitely worth stopping by after a Diamond Head hike. Lots of local food (breakfast/lunch + grocery-type), coffee, salts, and flowers. Easy & free local parking. Bummer you cannot eat or drink within, but still well worth the visit if in the neighborhood.
    Written 2 October 2021
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  • Tim S
    Orange County, CA270 contributions
    In the bottom of the Ala Moana Center parking structure is probably the best grocery store that I have ever been to! Upon entering, you can tell that this place is well managed, clean, and of the highest quality. This place is a grocery store, but it absolutely filled with grab-and-go meals. It was a terrific place to grab lunches for our road trips and our hotel room for later. The selection is varied and plentiful. This has to be your first choice in a grocery store in the Honolulu/Waikiki area.
    They are known for their poke, which is the best that I have ever tasted. There was a line for the poke service counter on both days that we shopped here. The wait wasn't too long, but worth it. I highly recommend this business, especially for grabbing a convenient lunch, for a day at the beach, a road trip, or back in your hotel room.
    They have so many choices in grab-and-go food that this review would be too long if I listed only a portion of them. Beside the poke, we really enjoyed the sushi, musabi, asian salad, and their macaroni salad.
    Written 23 April 2022
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  • Tim S
    Orange County, CA270 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 18 April 2022
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  • MandC0218
    Riverside, CA6,933 contributions
    We had a pleasant visit to this famous mall in Honolulu ! The Banyan Tree near the entrance is especially enchanting. Many of the stores were not open when we arrived there around 10ish, but it was very nice to walk around the outdoors and indoors area. I wish the stores would open at 9:00. They have a variety of stores that suit everyone. The super friendly security guard of the mall took lots of pictures for us that day and that definitely left us with a wonderful memory from our visit there. This time we stayed in Ko Olina, but next time we will definitely stay in the heart of Waikiki because of the International Market Place!
    Written 28 May 2022
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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 18 December 2019
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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 25 October 2019
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  • Gerald R
    Oakland, CA414 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 12 February 2021
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  • Maria O
    Oakland, CA1,040 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 26 May 2018
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  • DrFWM
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia44 contributions
    This market fills a gap in Waikiki, providing reasonably priced fruits and vegetables. The stalls are staffed by farmers who are happy to answer questions about the vegetables and discuss what's in season. Southeast Asian fruits and veg are a welcome find. I saw jackfruit, soursop, four-angle beans and other more widely available produce such as lemons, arugula, papayas, zucchini, cucumbers and long beans. Everything that I bought was of good quality. They also had lots of fresh coconuts for drinking, always a super drink to have on a hot day. For visitors, they also have nice roller ball pens crafted from koa wood and small items of jewellery.
    Written 22 February 2022
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  • AllanJGJ
    Wellington, New Zealand3,340 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 11 September 2018
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  • Runi58
    Chicago, IL20 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 16 December 2018
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  • Robin M
    226 contributions
    One of the best exchanges in the system. This exchange has two floors of great merchandise including a huge selection of local merchandise. If you have exchange privileges you won’t want to shop anywhere else. There is a large food court and many kiosks outside the exchange that feature local merchandise.
    Written 6 January 2020
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