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Royal Hawaiian Center

Address: 2201 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815 (Waikiki)
Phone Number: 808 922 0588
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Type: Malls, Shopping & Fashion
Activities: Shopping
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The 310,000-sq.-ft. Royal Hawaiian Center sits on land once known as Helumoa, the home of Princess...
Useful Information: Wheelchair access
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Type: Malls, Shopping & Fashion
Activities: Shopping
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Owner description: 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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Los angeles
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109 reviews 109 reviews
26 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

i was so impressed with the beautiful open air Royal Hawaiian Shopping center..who knew that after 30 years of not traveling to Honolulu that I would find all these wonderful high end luxury shops lining the main blvd just off of Waikiki. Beautiful restaurants, and luxury stores with a unique style. I also enjoyed the Island Vintage shaved ice on... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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166 reviews 166 reviews
56 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

It's the centre of attraction in the main part of Waikiki. Not to be missed. The shops are ever evolving. Every time we go there is something new to see. The mini refurb it underwent last year, is now finished and looks great. Very serene and tranquil inside as you slowly amble along taking in all the shops. The majority... More 

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Andover, Kansas
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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Enjoyed going to the Shopping Center’s food court for a less expensive option. We also enjoyed several free shows and Santa on Christmas Eve. Only shopped at ABC store as all other stores were outside my price range. Elevators were hard to find and navigate with a stroller.

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Tokyo, Japan
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133 reviews 133 reviews
77 attraction reviews
142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

OK, skip all the high-end shops in this mall and go straight to the food court on the 2nd floor of B bldg, where Sbarro offers an amazing offer of 2 extra large New York pizzas, mix and match from several toppings, for only $20! For a family of 4, you can not get anything near this price anywhere else!... More 

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sydney, australia
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109 reviews 109 reviews
60 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

After a busy day shopping , it is nice just to stop and take in a cool beverage. Many high end shops here, so there doesn't seem to be too much happening in them

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Top Contributor
90 reviews 90 reviews
28 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

This mall has taken the hawaiin culture out of the waikiki with its array of high end shops catering to the Japanese tourists. In fact, many of the employees at these shops won't even acknowledge you unless you look Asian as experienced personally at l'occtane and the hawaiin cookie store right next to ABC store. Now and again the mall... More 

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Kirkland, Washington
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

The shops are mostly too high-brow for us, but the 6pm entertainment in the grotto is worth seeing. A new group of entertainers were starting up during our vacation: we saw Ku'uipo Kumukahi, Maelia Loebenstein, Robi Kahakalau, Joshua Tatofi and amazing falsetto singer Kekoa Kane.

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Nicosia, Cyprus
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103 reviews 103 reviews
66 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Personally i enjoyed the outdoor space that this shopping mall has. We did not shop anything though.. very high end shops. We have dinner though at restaurants located in the shopping mall. The cultural performances that the shopping mall offers for free are also a plus. I recommend visiting this place in the evening to watch the performance and have... More 

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Sunshine Coast, Australia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

This centre is quite large and has a more upscale atmosphere than your typical shopping centre. There are mostly high-end shops here but it is surrounded by beautiful gardens and there is a free hula show at night. We watched from the balcony of the bar upstairs. I found it quite relaxing walking around in here - doesn't have the... More 

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Richmond, British Columbia, Canada
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

This shopping mall is located on the busiest street of Waikiki. It consists of three separate buildings so you would need to walk outside to get from one building to the next. Personally, I prefer going to a shopping mall where stores are adjacent to each other rather than being so spaced out. We didn't end up buying anything here... More 

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