International Market Place
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- 98%Budget Travelers
- 65%Family Travelers
- 51%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 51%Business Travelers
Member Reviews (60)
- International Market PlaceFeb 24, 2014
SORRY FOLKS THIS LOCATION IS NOW CLOSED AS OF 1/31/14-THE LAST BIT OF OLD WORLD CHARM HAS BEEN REMOVED TO BUILD ANOTHER MALL...I AM VERY HAPPY THAT I WAS ABLE TO VISIT THIS LOCATION 2 YEARS AGO AND IT WILL ALWAYS HOLD FOND MEMORIES FOR ME AND MY DAUGHTER...MY RATING IF IT WAS STILL THERE WOULD HAVE BEEN AN 10+ JUST FOR THE HISTORY
- International Market PlaceMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 5Jan 27, 2014
Along the main strip of Hotels and Shops on Waikiki this small area has little kiosks and shops to buy a few souvenirs. Not very interesting in my opinion. One was in the process of a going out of business sale.
- International Market PlaceMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 4Feb 16, 2014
I was really looking forward to checking out this staple of Oahu and when I realized how close it was to my hotel, I got even more excited. Sadly, I found out that 12/31/14 was the last official day that IMP was supposed to be open. A lady who works in the area told me that the management decided to get rid of IMP to make room for Saks Fifth Avenue. Waikiki is known for being a shopping mecca for rich foreigners and IMP just didn't fit the scene anymore.
From what I could tell during my short time here, only a few carts in the front area of IMP were still open. I think a couple of shops too, including Crazy Shirts. Other than that, most of the businesses were already emptied out and boarded up. I saw many sad people cleaning out their store and throwing things away. It was a depressing place to be.
Good-bye, IMP. I never even got to know you properly.
- International Market PlaceMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 6Feb 08, 2014
Sad to discover that the International Market Place is being closed to make room for a mall. I have many memories of buying souvenirs here, from little silver necklaces to a calculator with gem shaped buttons (hey, it was the 90s).
It will be hard to see Waikiki without this open air market full of things you probably don't need but still find a reason to buy.
Head to the Swap Meet at Aloha Stadium if you are looking for deals on souvenirs. It's not the same, but now that this option is gone, it's better than nothing!Recommended for:Budget Travelers
- International Market PlaceMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 7Aug 13, 2013
Large market right near to Waikiki. It's nice to walk around during the day when you want a break from the beach. They have cheap food stands that serve as an alternative to the pricier sit down restaurants. But the market itself is pretty much packed with overpriced crap.
- International Market PlaceMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersBusiness Travelers+ 1Feb 19, 2013
This is most definitely a tourist trap by every stretch of the imagination, but just because it is one don't write it off. Catch a show in the center at the food court, experience Hank's Haute Dogs and explore the local shops.
- International Market PlaceFeb 08, 2013
The international market is right across the street from Waikiki Beach. It's full of shops and stalls and makes for a maze of kitsch. I've enjoyed people watching in the market more than I have shopping but if you're looking for fun Hawaiian themed items that don't cost an arm and a leg - this is the place.