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Hilo Hattie's

700 North Nimitz Highway, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96817
888 526 0299
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Ranked #29 of 95 Shopping in Honolulu
Type: Specialty Shops, Shops
Activities: Shopping
Description: This famous store is devoted to both authentic Hawaiian goods as well as traditional tourist souvenirs.
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

This is such a great place to visit for all your Hawaii Shopping needs. This place has EVERYTHING and at fairly reasonable prices. Just grab the free shuttle that picks up all over Waikiki, and step in and shop till you drop!! I bought so much here, I had to buy and extra suitcase to get everything back home but... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Heard a lot of hype on Hilo Hattie's. So we went in Honolulu and Kauai. The one in Honolulu was larger but basically the same merchandise. If you are into Hawaiian dresses and shirts this is for you but be warned it is expensive. They also have lots of other souvenir type things. One thing we did find were really... More

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Tucson, AZ
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75 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

You can get to Hilo Hatties on their free shuttle or they have parking available. It is a really large store and clothing is arranged by patterns. If you like a pattern you can find all the items made with that pattern in one spot. It is possible to outfit the whole family in the same pattern if you like.... More

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Weilerbach, Germany
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30 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Hilo Hattie's is probably the one place most people think of when thinking of "iconic" items from the islands. The store on Honolulu isn't huge ... has quite a bit of things for sale and the items are not crammed together (a bit plus in my book). Yes, their items can be pricey ... though I did see a few... More

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Greater Brisbane, Australia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
22 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

The store has a huge variety of items for sale and to get there, they even have a free bus service around Honolulu. You get a free ride back as well. Upon entry to the store, you are greeted with a shell necklace and a cold drink from friendly staff members. There is a small restaurant for snack foods and... More

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Centurion, South Africa
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90 attraction reviews
165 helpful votes 165 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

The nice part of going to Hilo Hattie is their free shuttle service provided. These open air shuttle buses came right past our Waikiki hotel and were interesting to travel on as they have no windows, probably due to the pleasant weather experienced all year round in Hawaii. Upon entering the Hilo Hattie store we were welcomed by nice and... More

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

I live in Hawaii and Hilo Hattie is a massive Tourist Trap! The merchandise is priced too high, macadamia nut candy samples are passed out in tiny pieces like they are gold, food is poor at the snack bar and the buses… well they are Dirty, Hot and Extremely Unpleasant to ride in. What ever happened to the quaint slice... More

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Sydney, Australia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
14 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 via mobile

On our last trip to Hawaii in 2008, this was my favourite souvenir store. A lot has changed since then. There was mainly overpriced Hawaiian shirts, sarongs, dresses and muumuu's. Very little gift items. Hubby bought a Duke Hawaiian shirt for $25, reduced from $100. No way is it worth $100 Positives: free shuttle to and from and friendly staff.... More

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Clemmons, North Carolina, USA
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85 reviews 85 reviews
36 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Hilo Hattie's is always there for the Hawaiian tourist to find all their souvenirs in one location. The selection is typically large, too. There are clothing items galore, jewelry, trinkets, knick knacks, food- you name it. Just make sure to find a coupon book before you go because there are ALWAYS coupons for Hilo Hattie's around the island. Additionally, they... More

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Medford, Oregon
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3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

My husband and I are in our mid twenties and stopped here on our honeymoon while doing the tourist thing. We had a rented car and were told never to leave anything in there so my husband had a backpack with all our stuff. The staff saw young with bag and three of them followed us around to the point... More

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