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Royal Hawaiian Center

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Address: 2201 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-5201
Phone Number: +1 808-922-2299
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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Shopping of every Type

Stopped by for the incredible selections in just the food court. I was greatly surprised by all the different shops and boutiques this place offered. It was also very clean and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Portsmouth, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

They have a great food court on the 3rd floor. Lot's of high end stores... Good place to shop / window shop and get out of the rain...

Thank strawmns
North Tonawanda, New York, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The center offers a variety of free classes during the week- check their website to view times/offerings. Mother and I took the lei-making class and learned to sew a real lei with all the flowers provided. Other classes were hula dancing, weaving (make a wood bracelet). The instructor is informative and friendly. One of the most authentic things we did... More 

Thank Deanna S
Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For the seasoned Waikiki traveler who reminisces over the loss of the landmark food court which closed at the end of 2013 after half a century, this is probably the closest replacement. For those who never experienced the old food court, this was the place to find a large variety of Hawaiian and Asian food for the most economical price... More 

Thank PracticalVacationer
Portsmouth, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped by for the incredible selections in just the food court. I was greatly surprised by all the different shops and boutiques this place offered. It was also very clean and friendly.

Thank yeldarb27
Muskegon, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

I love this garden such a nice break from concrete great biorhythms. Grab a coffee listen to free concerts. I stocked up on French knickers at Pineapple Princess myself. The plants are marked and set up how the island was before that whopping channel drained it all a real treasure. Cut through for a more pleasant walk on the main... More 

Thank iwearblack
Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016 via mobile

I found this place while we were walking around by chance. It was just beautiful, filled with tropical plants and many place to sit and relax. They had live music there every night along with free activities each day. The food court offered many different varieties of food to choice from and was always very busy and hard to find... More 

Thank Kylie P
Hamilton, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2016

Cheap food to go and lots of variety. The Ramen was lovely at the Japanese outlet. I had the fish tacos which were also good.

Thank Chomper07
Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016 via mobile

The Royal Hawaiian Centre is a decent spot for a few shops and cafes or restaurants. It is close to Trump towers and has the Cheesecake Factory.

Thank Babycakes2014
Pflugerville, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2016

I tried the Food Court a few times to save some dollars and to be able to have a quick bite before starting the days activities. The shops offered mainly fast foods and most were ok. Most of the food court is not open before 8:00 a.m. and may open even later. So be aware if you are an early... More 

Thank Bruce D
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016 via mobile

Royal Hawaiian has 3 buildings. They have a variety of shops and dining places. It's always a busy area in the heart of Waikiki. It's very central. I love the free classes for tourists. You can join their lei-making, hula dance, lomilomi(Hawaiian massage) and many others. It's always fun and complimentary. Of course the shops are a little bit expensive.... More 

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