Ala Moana Center
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- 98%Family Travelers
- 92%Luxury Travelers
- 84%Budget Travelers
- 76%Local Culture
- 64%Adventure Travelers
- 58%Business Travelers
- 57%Nightlife Lovers
Member Reviews (75)
- Ala Moana CenterFeb 07, 2014
Looking for some shopping, drinking and u.s postal? Ala Moana Center basically has everything. This mall has shopping departments, a food court, phone service, markets, restaurants, bars and clubs. We walked here on our third day of visit. This place is HUGE. You can definitely spend a day or two here. We came here early in the morning one day, because boyfriend had to mail out some things. There was a huge line during the Winter. People were mailing out presents to their love ones and friends. We had a starbucks fixed since it was right next to the U.S postal. We loved the food court the most because there are all kind of food to eat. Especially Ramens. There are all different kind of Ramen stands. It was really hard to decide which Ramen stand we wanted because there were a few. You can shop for bento boxes, sushi, snacks or riceballs and sit at the food court to eat BUT it gets packed during lunch and dinner time, so be prepared and go early.
Recommend tourist to come here. :)
Btw, price varies at this mall. Some stores are expensive and some stores are like 'sale' prices. good luck and enjoy!
- Ala Moana CenterMember ofStudentsJan 21, 2014
There are plenty of shops to choose from at the Ala Moana Center from Amani to Billabong and you can catch a bus from in town for $2. If you have too much shopping though there is always a taxi to get you back home.
- Ala Moana CenterCommunity ManagerMember ofLocal CultureFoodiesBackpackers+ 4Dec 24, 2013
There are two reasons why we call Ala Moana, "Hawaii's Center." 1.) It's hands-down the best and most beautiful mall you'll ever come across, and 2.) because, dagnabbit, the commercials tell us to. Multiple stories, newly renovated with every conceivable store you can imagine, create an expansive and open-ended experience. Unlike other large malls, you won't be overburdened by an enclosed echo, but rather be surrounded by lots of natural beauty from koi to greenery.
Ala Moana also has a great food court. If you've ever tried Yummy Korean BBQ, you would understand my mad love for it. And, so far as I've tried, this Yummy shines as the brightest of all. Grab a box to go, and head over to Ala Moana Beach Park across the street for a sunset picnic. Other great restaurants within the mall include Alan Wong's Pineapple Room (in Macy's) and Mariposa (in Neiman Marcus, complete with an ocean view).
I feel like this mall grew up as I did: Sharper Image changed locations three times, Liberty House sold itself to Macy's, and new floors and flights stretched the mall ever-closer to the sky.
Thankfully some things remain the same. During Christmas, a huge tree serves as a starting point for the kiddy train that shuttles around the mall, circling Centerstage where they host a nightly Christmas musical.
"Hawaii's Center," indeed.
- Ala Moana CenterDec 19, 2013
If you can't find the merchandise you're looking for in this behemoth there's a chance it doesn't exist. Usually pretty easy to find a parking spot even though the mall is typically packed -- but it can be a maze trying to weave your way out. Ewa (west) end is undergoing major renovations.
- Ala Moana CenterMember ofBudget TravelersFoodiesNightlife LoversNov 01, 2013
It's been some time since I've visited Hawaii, so things have changed considerably. I couldn't believe how large this place has grown! There's something for everyone, ranging from inexpensive to ridiculously high end. I was already in here my first day in Honolulu for some afternoon browsing. I came back two more times after that. I highly recommend stopping here if you're in need of some serious retail therapy. You won't be disappointed. With a sales tax of 4.712%, who would be?! They even have an ultra lounge here called Pearl, which I heard was also pretty fancy. Really, an ultra lounge...in a mall. Only at Ala Moana.
- Ala Moana CenterMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersBusiness Travelers+ 5Oct 31, 2013
Shopping, food, entertainment and more. This place is big and getting bigger -- there will be an Ewa Wing soon! Food court, restaurants, or if you like Japanese food, check out Shirokiya (bentos galore!).
- Ala Moana CenterMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 2Oct 29, 2013
It's got everything, a whole raft of stores from Chanel to surf shops, and scads of cafes and restaurants, and plenty of parking. So if you want to shop in Honolulu, don't fight it. You'll just end up at the Ala Moana Center anyhow.
- Ala Moana CenterSep 13, 2013
There's something for everyone at the Ala Moana Center in case the kids get bored. Restaurants, snack places. I wasn't crazy about the Italian restaurant, though. And across the street is a lovely park right on the water.
- Ala Moana CenterMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 7Aug 13, 2013
I don't know if I'd say I really liked or didn't like it. Really, it's just a shopping mall. I suppose it is convenient when you need to get something but not really a place to write home about.