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Royal Hawaiian Center

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Address: 2201 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815
Phone Number: +1 808-922-2299
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10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No

The 310,000-sq.-ft. Royal Hawaiian Center sits on land once known as...

The 310,000-sq.-ft. Royal Hawaiian Center sits on land once known as Helumoa, the home of Princess Bernice Pauahi Bishop in the 1870s and 1880s. It’s highlighted by the 33,000-square-foot Royal Grove, one of the largest open green spaces in Waikiki. Throughout the day, the event-friendly area showcases entertainment and cultural activities, including arts of Hawaiian quilting, lomilomi massage, ukulele playing, hula dancing, lei making and kapa cloth making. No worries if you’ve been at the beach and are covered with sand. That’s the case with most visitors!

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Nice Specialty shops

Went here late afternoon on a Monday. Ate at The Cheesecake Factory and then walked off the calories by visiting several stores including Crazy shirts and Honolulu ookie company.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Douglas H
Crestwood, Kentucky

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Crestwood, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Went here late afternoon on a Monday. Ate at The Cheesecake Factory and then walked off the calories by visiting several stores including Crazy shirts and Honolulu ookie company.

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Weston, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is a great place to walk around at night. I really enjoyed the tiki torches, the beautiful plants, water features, terraced restaurants and expensive shops and boutiques. Even if you don't want to shop there, it is worth walking around to enjoy the ambience.

Thank Pomerols
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great mall with affordable shops and also higher end! Food court has good variety but it's pretty busy around tea time! Free wifi!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

Spanning about three blocks on the ocean side of Kalakaua, this 4 story shopping center is home to everything from jewelry and watches, to purses, Hawaiian wear and gifts, shoes, sunglasses. entertainment venues, high end restaurants, a food court, lingerie and swimwear stores, an Apple store and even an Ukulele Shop (I did not see any higher end Ukuleles such... More 

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San Jose, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

For those that are looking to shop, this is definitely your place while in Honolulu. It has just about every brand imaginable and it's laid out fairly nicely. The best part? It's close to the beach so we husbands can just relax and stare at the beach while the girls go nuts shopping.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

... it has improved. At some point, I hope they find solid, "happy medium" tenants to fill the store-fronts. Meanwhile - they are hanging in there. I have seen the buildings looking pretty empty over the past five years, so they are heading in the right direction. The Food Court could use some better tenants - a Wolfgang Puck Express... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

The Royal Hawaiian Center is a lovely indoor/outdoor mall with many brand name stores, local stores, high end restaurants and a casual food court. Notably, the Curry Café in the mall food court has Dole Pineapple Whip!!!!! It was a very short stroll from our hotel and we visited several times over our three days in Waikiki to enjoy some... More 

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Hassocks, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

We visited the royal Hawaiian center several times while in Waikiki. Lots of interesting shops and restaurants plus free shows.

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Montgomery, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

Our 4th visit to Oahu and we just discovered this shopper's paradise that parallels Halakau Ave. Most shops were too high end for all but the wealthy, but there were a few treasures along the several block long area that had unique affordable items. Several restaurants throughout. Well worth the stroll before or after a nice dinner in the area.

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Evansville, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

Quite a few of the places in here were a little pricey to shop or eat at. Cheese cake factory is on the bottom floor on one end and it is a more reasonable option for eating. It also houses the simply fantastic Rock-A-Hula show that is put on by Legends in Concert Waikiki on the top floor. They do... More 

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