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Royal Hawaiian Center

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

This is a huge mall, spanning for a couple of blocks. There are lots of lovely shops and restaurants, and it's surprisingly clean for an outdoor mall in a beach town. I got some... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 7, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

I had a room at a he Outrigger but spent most of my time at the royal Hawaiian shopping center. The food court is good and has ALOT of selections. Shopping is good. There also lots of places to sit just in case you get tired.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The Royal Hawaiian Centre is at the main hub of shopping on Waikiki beach. The food court has variety, restaurants are diverse and the shops there are all high end designer brands. There is free 2 hour wifi in the centre and it is fast! The shopping centre is long and holds many interesting stores. The shopping centre ends at... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

This is a huge mall, spanning for a couple of blocks. There are lots of lovely shops and restaurants, and it's surprisingly clean for an outdoor mall in a beach town. I got some great souvenirs here, and nice meals, too!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Lunch Sunday afternoon beachside in a lavish relaxed setting. The food, setting and service was excellent. In a very exclusive setting, the staff provided warm, friendly and relaxed service. Loved it!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 via mobile

The shopping center is nice and has high end stores, but I was surprised to see it right along the waterfront and The Royal Hawaiian. This part of Hawaii did not look like I expected, but it was nice to be so close to shopping and dining locations.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

I think I could of spent the whole day shopping here. They have great places to eat and fun shops. They had little girls doing the hula dance and that made it very entertaining.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015 via mobile

Great shopping and dining that covers around three blocks and three levels...lots of high-end designer stores and a few cheaper chain stores for good measure. The Central food court is great - lots of Hawaiian and Asian food choices, and well-priced. The only thing it lacks is somewhere to buy books and magazines... A newsagents would be a great addition.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

If luxury shopping is on your list, this is the place. Fendi, Jimmy Choo, Kate Spade, Hermes, Ferragamo, way more. There are also more conventional mall-type stores and a variety of less exorbitant restaurants than you will find down the block on Waikiki. On adjacent Kalakaua Avenue you will find the rest of the world-class brands: Tiffany, Chanel, Coach, but... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015 via mobile

The center is very beautiful and uniquely made. It's also very close to the beach. I think it spans about three blocks and three floors so you'll need plenty of time to cover it all. The only downfall for me was the large number of tourists. In fact, it was almost overwhelming. Parking can be high, so make sure to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

We are staying at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel so the shopping center is right next to our hotel which is extremely convenient. Last night we discovered the food court upstairs which gives us all kinds of affordable options for eating here in very expensive Honolulu. There are a variety of stores as well as the obligatory ABC which are literally... More 

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