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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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Great food hall

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.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Hamilton, New Zealand
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Muskegon, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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 1 week ago 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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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.

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Pflugerville, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

Thank Rolinette
Launceston, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016 via mobile

Adjacent to The Royal Hawaiian and The Shearaton this mall has an excellent food court, restaurants, okay shopping and some good spaces for live and free entertainment. We mainly came here for the food court and enjoyed the free entertainment to boot.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016

We did not catch any shows, but we stopped during our long trip around the island and thoroughly enjoyed the shops and the people there. We 'dove' for pearls while there, and met some wonderful native islanders (from all over). Highly recommend it, and next time... we'll plan to catch a show.

Thank Greg L
South San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016

Best place to hangout with family walk around the mall good for all ages good place to shop and dine

Thank susanuro
Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016 via mobile

Located in the heart of Waikiki, it has many of the upscale name brands in and near it including Hermes and Tourneau. But there are a number of smaller local boutiques including a chocolate shop, a cookie shop and the highly popular Island Vintage Coffee which serves Kona coffee and hearty breakfasts. By 9:30 am expect a line. Indoor and... More 

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