Ala Moana Shopping Center. It's What's For Dinner! (2023)


Welcome to my video journey of the various restaurants and eateries in the Ala Moana Shopping Center located in Honolulu, Hawaii (Hawaii's largest outdoor shopping center). The large selection of delicious foods, desserts, dining locations and specialty edible items is impressive. Enjoy this "Ono" video of my experience!

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Hi everyone Al here I'm at the Ala Moana, Shopping Center.

This is Hawaii's largest shopping center.

And today I'm going to take you on a tour of all the restaurants, all the places where you can purchase snacks or goodies and all that so come along with me as I show you the fruity food tour right here at the Ala Moana, Shopping, Center, come along foreign.

This is Starbucks really cool place.

Never really been inside another place to eat or drink foreign Japan in Japan you'll see a lot of different things like this.

They have the fruits and the sandwiches got smoothies and stuff matter of fact, that's.

The first place I saw something like this it's doing pretty good variety of a lot of meat filled buns a lot of bread.

The salads a lot of sushi, oh, and it makes a fresh snow they're coming out with a fresh batch it's, good, nice, variety.

Other Sushi, also, Kimchi Sushi, a lot of Korean place.

Just gotta have kimchi in there right? Make sure you got kimchi Blue, Cafe, can't live a day without the moosadoo cafe, pretty nice possible.

Oh, These are nice color, Augie and gyoza.

See you the third level, the Olive Garden is new here.

Hadn't been here that long.

This is my try the California Pizza Kitchen.

Everybody has California Pizza, Kitchen, it's, really nice.

We've got really good food inside here.

Also another Fine Place to dine, the popular place, Jen.

How are you? Thanks? Guys, beautiful place in here.

Now coming up is Tanaka of Tokyo all right you like your Pho it's, a good place to come, and they have the Mariposa that Neiman Marcus.





Take a look at Neiman Marcus, see what they have in there to eat let's, go check out, Mariposa, nice and cool in here.

Neiman Marcus on how you doing man.

This is you.

This guy solves me all kinds of nice looking clothes.

And this is one of my favorite shops.

If I want to buy some formal clothes and all that so let's go check out more restaurants, I'm showing them every place there is to eat in a shopping center.

So I'm gonna go catch it all okay.


See you later.


Okay, if you guys want some good clothes, come up and see my friend, okay, they don't.

They always have nice displays here.

This is the Mariposa restaurant.

Great great menu selection.

So if you want a nice area place, they have that nice Lanai out there where you can eat also every year.

We'd come down here for the apples, the candied apples that would come in from the mainland.

This is the other little coffee shop, that's, right down the escalator.

Well, the Espresso Bar here at Neiman Marcus let's, go to the Target side, there's a couple other ones over here.

Tiger sugar, T-Series, at least I, don't, I, don't recall seeing it nice place to sit on relax, take emails, it's, nice and cool.


The coffee company we have snacks and coffee here, that's on the upper level.

This one's on the third level, fresh roasted coffee.

We have Island Brew.

Another nice place to sit and go mango.

This place just sit and have a nice, treat sit and relax long day of walking around and shopping.

This is Morton another great place to come.

If you want some great steaks, these Steakhouse, another good choice for dinner I, don't know, if you can see that that, well, the freeze frame it, you might be able to because there's, no umbrellas there's, no shade it's, just an open space, nobody's going to sit out here in the sun.

Okay, here's the e-bar.

So you can come in here.

The air is nice and cool, too nice, comfortable area to have some snacks for some late lunch, a couple of twigs.

So look at a big selection of booze in here.

Air conditioning got a nice little bar over here and HPV one.

They got the display shuts over there.

Also you can see what they're cooking new stuff down here there once in a while I have the coffee it's, just the coffee gelato and I like those little things that they put inside the little crackers and whatever it is a nice little shaded area here.

Normally when I'm over here, there's a big old line, waiting to get in, but there's no line now, but I have your job abuse it's like a nice place busy place that's for sure and there's not much of a lion here on a Friday.

What time is it now 125 and there's, no real big lion.

But there isn't lying well, it's a big place done on the parking level now down by the post office, even the even little puppies like taking a walk.

Take the Shopping Center's, Bakery, nice area here sandwiches, where those waffles look good and it's, a nice area to come and sit and enjoy it's, nice and cool inside here.

But there you've got a great big menu to choose from I've, got all kinds of new places, it's a nice seating area because Noble come in here, grab yourself a nice, iced coffee, but it's, a nice, cozy place to pull up get a nice drink, grab a nice book to read bring in your computer, and they have Wi-Fi here and here's.

Our lower parking level, Starbucks on the very lower level.

You think we don't have enough Starbucks here's, the one in the parking lot area.

Okay, that makes three Starbucks.

Here is the other Brew down here.

Oh, it's, nice and cool in here, everything nice and wrapped.

So you don't have to worry about touching anything it's all nice and Freshly.

Wrapped, Espresso, Bar, nice.

This is a new one it's right down in the parking level.

So come down here and check it out it's, a presto bar, it's, really nice and it's comfortable.

They got some nice little seating in here for a couple of people, nice and cool.

So it's, a nice little fresh top for everybody.

The pretzel bar, Yankee, Sushi, the Oreo Cafe, you know, they checked out my video that I did here at the Oreo Cascade, Buffalo, Wild, Wings, another place to sit and enjoy yourself have some wings and some beers some brewskis Himalayan Kitchen, but Nepali Indian Fusion, right around the corner, Satellite, City, Hall, we're, leaving Macy's and we're gonna go to your left when you get off, the escalator you're gonna go left by the fountain and you'll find the Sergio's Italian restaurant Italiano from the oar nice little gifts is on the bottom level of the parking level, the parking lot.

If you come down here, it's by the food court in the parking area, all desserts.

This is some of the stuff they have here, big variety of stuff.

They got smoothies and everything else that I've got nothing.

But desserts in here, somebody was talking about buying some truffle Ramen here at gilmate must be really good to go out of their way to get it truffle truffle run.

That was the big one we're going down to the food court.

The main food court.

The main main food court, not proceeding space to show you what else is up there with your company, foreign foreign, nice and it's, nice and cool here.

If you like some fresh pork there's, your factory Crepes over there, Island grapes.

Let's, go walk around this way, put it on the other side, see what they have foreign foreign I'm filming, the latest stuff that's going on I'm showing everybody every place to eat in the shopping center.

I believe it.

Yeah, one of these days, I'm going to stop in here and I'm going to try everything in here.

So how are you doing is this is what you're ordering? Okay, which one are you ordering.

And this is the best food in the world.

Right? Yeah.


Well I, tell you what one of these days when I slow down I'm gonna try it you take care now really I'll.

See you later, I, can't, see so I.


Thank you right next to the Lahaina chicken.

Thank you.

This is a line for the Chick-fil-A still, wow and I.

Got it right? Next right next to the Lahaina chicken it's, almost like they're, having a chicken wire between Chick-fil-A and Lahaina, well, at least it brings in more business for the other vendors in here.

So that's, one good thing about coming in here.

It makes it a little bit busier for all the rest of them it's hard getting to see here, though and it's only Friday I can imagine what it's like on a weekend foreign boxes, there's a line for Chick-fil-A I, don't know, if it goes all the way out the door foreign right now, Jolly, the jollibee's got to take chicken, too matter of fact, I think Jollibee chicken's better than the other chicken.

The first Jollibee I ever went to was when I did a concert in the Philippines and it's been really popular since it's starting here press.

This is in the bottom level of the shopping center.

Next to Bloomingdale's let's, see what they got home.

Thank you.

She doesn't have one bad bone in her body, Mrs Fields just opened up again here they were out for the longest time they came back.

So if you want Mrs Fields again, they're back in town, foreign, this is a new place that opened up it's called the bakery cafe and it's right down the escalator from Macaroni Grill let's, go down and check out the new restaurant and then I'm going to show you the inside of the new bakery cafe, foreign later, foreign.


What is the largest outdoor mall in Hawaii? ›

Open-Air Shopping Mall in Honolulu, Hawaii

The refreshing Hawaiian wind blows through Ala Moana Center, the world's largest open-air shopping center. There are more than 350 shops and restaurants to explore, including multiple department stores, first-class boutiques and over 160 dining options.

Why does everything close early in Waikiki? ›

One very practical reason that everything closes so early is the high cost of electricity. Electricity is six times more expensive per kilowatt than someplace like Seattle that has electricity generated by hydroelectric power (dams). Therefore, businesses tend to follow daylight hours.

Who owns Ala Moana Shopping Center? ›

Who is Ala Moana? ›

Ala Moana (meaning path to the sea in Hawaiian) is a commercial, retail, and residential district of Honolulu, Hawaii.

What is the largest indoor mall in Hawaii? ›

Lush tropical gardens and koi ponds surround over 340 merchants in Hawaii's largest open-air shopping center. Discover Ala Moana Center.

What is the biggest mall in the world Hawaii? ›

The Ala Moana Center, commonly known simply as Ala Moana, is a large open-air shopping mall in the Ala Moana neighborhood of Honolulu, Hawaii. Owned by Brookfield Properties, Ala Moana is the eighth largest shopping mall in the United States and the largest open-air shopping center in the world.

What is the cheapest month to stay in Waikiki? ›

When is the cheapest time to go to Hawaii? The cheapest month to fly to Honolulu is during February. The cheapest accommodation deals can be found during April.

Is it safe to walk in Waikiki at night? ›

But, keep your wits about you and you should be just fine. The sidewalks will usually be full of people all the way down there until you get very close to your hotel. It is safe unless you are our after midnight, then it is like walking around in any major city. Almost anywhere in Waikiki, you will be just fine.

What is the least crowded part of Waikiki Beach? ›

Kaimana Beach

Close to Waikiki, on the Diamond Head side at the very end of Waikiki. The further you go, the lesser the crowd. Although Kaimana's has become more popular these days.

What is the largest mall in the US? ›

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What does Ala Moana mean in Hawaiian? ›

The name Ala Moana means “path to the sea,” which is fitting due to the shopping center's proximity to the sea.

What is the largest mall in the world? ›

Dubai Mall is the world's largest destination for shopping, entertainment and leisure, located next to the world's tallest building, the Burj Khalifa.

Why is luxury cheaper in Hawaii? ›

The low tax factor is one of the key reasons why luxury goods are much cheaper in Hawaii compared to other parts of the United States. As there is no state sales tax on these items, retailers are able to lower their prices significantly and still make a profit.

What are the old stores in Ala Moana? ›

Original stores included Sears, Shirokiya, The Slipper House, Longs Drugs, Andrade, Carol & Mary, Woolworth, McInerny, Crack Seed Center, Foodland and Golden Palace.

What is the meaning of Waikiki? ›

Etymology. The Hawaiian language name Waikīkī means spouting fresh water, for springs and streams that fed wetlands that once separated Waikiki from the interior.

What is the largest empty mall? ›

South China Mall opened in 2005 and for more than 10 years it was mostly vacant as few merchants ever signed up, leading it to be dubbed a dead mall.

What is the oldest indoor mall in America? ›

Southdale Shopping Center, located in Edina, Minnesota, was the first totally enclosed shopping center in the nation.

What was the first mall in Hawaii? ›

Kahala Mall
Wikimedia | © OpenStreetMap
Coordinates21°16′37″N 157°47′10.5″W
Opening dateNovember 1954
DeveloperPhilip Lyon, Gordon & Company (E. Philip Lyon and Sheldon Gordon
ManagementMMI Realty, Inc.
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How many 7 11 stores are in Hawaii? ›

7-Eleven Hawaii
Headquarters:Honolulu, Hawaii
No. of Stores:66
Rank Last Year:103

Is Honolulu the biggest island in Hawaii? ›

1. Hawaii—“The Big Island” Also known as “The Big Island,” Hawaii Island is over 4,000 square miles and encompasses 63 percent of the Hawaiian archipelago's combined landmass and is the largest island in the United States. The island has five volcanoes, including sacred dormant volcano Mauna Kea.

What is the largest shopping outlet in the world? ›

Woodbury Common Premium Outlets NY area, New York

Woodbury has the largest collection of designer outlets in the world. Among the 220 outlets stores you will find bargains in Armani, Burberry, Gucci and Prada.

What is the rainiest month in Waikiki? ›

Hawaii's rainy season lasts from October to March, with Hawaii's rainiest month being December.

What is the cheapest week to go to Hawaii? ›

April thru June and mid-August thru mid-September are Hawaii's "low seasons," and airfares are lower then. No matter what time of year you travel, you may be able to score better deals if you travel midweek.

What day of the week is it cheapest to fly to Hawaii? ›

Flights to Hawaii are more reasonable midweek

To get the best airfare prices, look to fly on Tuesday and Wednesdays. All summer long, midweek flights are a better price.

Is there a homeless problem in Waikiki? ›

From the Moana Surfrider to the Royal Hawaiian hotel, homeless campers have become a huge problem on Waikiki beach. Homeless campers on Waikiki beach are facing a rude awakening as law enforcement begins citing and arresting people living on this stretch of sand.

What should I wear at night in Waikiki? ›

We recommend comfortable shoes for walking, shorts, sun dresses, and t- shirts. In the evening, most people switch over to dressy-casual – slightly dressier than their daytime attire – khaki shorts or trousers, polo shirts, aloha shirts, skirts, sundresses, etc.

What to wear in Honolulu at night? ›

If you're planning to enjoy Oahu's nightlife, I recommend wearing something other than a t-shirt and shorts, or beachwear. The lounges and clubs in Honolulu are quite upscale, so you should wear your favorite warm-weather evening attire.

What part of Waikiki is best? ›

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What is the main strip in Waikiki? ›

Kalakaua Avenue. Named after the last reigning king of Hawaii, Kalakaua Avenue serves as Waikiki's main strip. This vibrant street stretches from the heart of Waikiki to the sprawling Kapiolani Park.

Which season of Waikiki is best? ›

During the summer, Hawaii's tradewinds blow in from the northeast (i.e., blowing off-shore toward the ocean when you're relaxing on Waikiki Beach). This means summer is the best time to visit Waikiki if you're hoping to catch a wave right outside your hotel's front door.

What is the 2nd largest mall in America? ›

American Dream

What is the biggest mall in Florida? ›

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What is the most famous mall in USA? ›

Mall of America is currently the most popular and visited mall in the United States. The mall has a retail space of 5.6 million square feet.

What does no e ka oi mean in Hawaii? ›

8. No Ka 'Oi. No ka 'oi means the best or the finest. In Hawaii, you may hear this phrase this way; 'Maui no ka 'oi” or 'Kauai no ka 'oi.

Why do Hawaiians say EO? ›

To lose, be defeated, beaten (if followed immediately by an animate subject and then by i-iā marking agent); to win, beat; winning, victory (in other environments).

How much is parking at the Ala Moana shopping center? ›

How much is parking at Ala Moana Center? Parking at Ala Moana Center is free for customers and employees.

Why is a mall called a mall? ›

The term "mall" originally meant a place where people played pall-mall, a game similar to croquet. By the mid 1700s it had come to mean a tree-lined park where people went to walk and socialize.

What is the 3 biggest mall in the world? ›

World's largest malls
RankMallCity (metropolitan area)
1Iran MallTehran
2IOI City MallPutrajaya
3South China MallDongguan
4Isfahan City CenterIsfahan
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What is the biggest luxury mall? ›

#1- The Dubai Mall, Dubai United Arab Emirates

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What is the most expensive part of Hawaii? ›

Kahala - Located on the eastern end of Diamond Head, this iconic elite neighborhood has some of the most expensive real estate on the entire island--think opulent mansions and oceanfront properties with unobstructed views.

What is the most expensive season in Hawaii? ›

Between mid-March and early-April 2023. This can also be one of the highest-priced times of year to visit Hawaii. Don't expect to see many deals offered for spring break, although spring break season sometimes has a few pleasant surprises.

What is the most expensive in Hawaii? ›

Maui is the most expensive island to visit, coming in nearly $1,000 more expensive, with a total cost of $3,600. The Grand Wailea in Maui, a luxury resort.

Is Ala Moana man made? ›

Significance: Ala Moana Park is a man-made landscape, the foundation of which was laid by a well-known Hawaii company owned at the time by notable Hawaii figure, Walter Francis Dillingham.

How many levels does Ala Moana have? ›

There are 360 stores, restaurants, bars, and special facilities that occupy 4 levels of this grand mall.

When did Liberty House Ala Moana close? ›

Liberty House (and Shirokiya) at Ala Moana Shopping Center - Liberty House closed down in November 2001 and became Macy's (05/15/98) Explore kalihikahuna74 (OkinawaKhan808)'s 11008 photos on Flickr!

Why is Waikiki Beach so famous? ›

While Waikīki Beach is famous for its beauty and surfing, it got a little boost from other famous icons in the early 1900s. Shortly after the first hotels were built on the beach, celebrities such as Bing Crosby, Amelia Earhart, Frank Sinatra, and Joe DiMaggio rushed to see the beautiful Hawai'i landmark.

What's the best area to stay in Hawaii? ›

If you're after a cosmopolitan vibrancy, Waikiki is one of the best places to stay in Hawaii. There's a lot more to choose from beyond this famous beach, with the island of Oahu presenting plenty of accommodation options too. If luxury is the priority, Maui gives you five-star resorts with a laidback feel.

What is the largest outdoor outlet mall? ›

With a massive 350 stores to explore, Sawgrass Mills is the largest outlet, retail and entertainment destination in the United States. Stores include Coach, Gucci, Jimmy Choo, Michael Kors, Polo Ralph Lauren and Prada. One of the highlights of Sawgrass Mills is the life-size Barbie House.

What is the largest outdoor strip mall? ›

The World's Longest Strip Mall: Chesterfield Commons 🤡. Looks like a great place to raise a family!

What is the largest outdoor mall in the United States? ›

1. Mall of America. Opened in 1992, Mall of America is the nation's largest mall at more than 5.6 million square feet. Located outside Minneapolis, Mall of America draws 40 million visitors each year to its more than 520 shops and restaurants.

How big is Garden Route mall? ›

Details. The mall is conveniently located near George airport at the intersection of the N2 highway and Knysna Road. The mall has a primary GLA of 53 874.74 m².

What is the biggest premium outlet in the East Coast? ›

The King of Prussia Mall outside of Philadelphia is the largest on the East Coast with 3 million square feet of shopping fun. The space is so large, 5 of the Great Pyramids would fit in its footprint; thank goodness for shopaholics, this space is filled with 400 shops.

What is the 9th largest mall? ›

1. List of 10 Largest Shopping Malls in India
7Mantri Square Mall-Bangalore
8Sahara Gunj Mall-Lucknow
9Z Square-Kanpur
10Neptune Magnet Mall-Mumbai
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Why are outlet stores so far away? ›

There's a reason you always seem to have to drive to an outlet mall. The stores enjoy lower rent and more space by being farther away from a big city. But the real reason why they're always so far away is because customers seem to spend more when they have to invest time and energy getting there.

What is the largest abandoned mall in America? ›

Randall Park Mall
Wikimedia | © OpenStreetMap
LocationNorth Randall, Ohio, United States
Coordinates41.431691°N 81.531086°W
Address20801 Miles Road
Opening dateAugust 11, 1976
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What is the oldest outdoor shopping mall? ›

Upon completion, he planned something never seen before: an outdoor shopping mall. The plan for the Country Club Plaza as showcased in the Kansas City Star in April 1922.

What is the oldest mall in the United States? ›

Southdale Shopping Center, located in Edina, Minnesota, was the first totally enclosed shopping center in the nation.

What is the 2nd biggest mall in America? ›

American Dream

What is the biggest mall ever in the world? ›

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How many towns are in the Garden Route? ›

The district municipality comprises seven local municipalities: George, Mossel Bay, Knysna, Bitou, Oudtshoorn, Hessequa and Kannaland.

How big is Miracle Mile shops? ›

Spanning 1.2 miles, Miracle Mile Shops comprise one of the largest shopping malls in Las Vegas. We offer visitors of all ages a full day of browsing through an incredibly wide array of memorable and unique vendors offering apparel, art, fashion accessories, beauty products, souvenirs and gifts.

What is the biggest city in Garden Route? ›

It includes towns such as Knysna, Plettenberg Bay, Mossel Bay, Oudtshoorn, Great Brak River, Little Brak River, Wilderness, Sedgefield and Nature's Valley; with George, the Garden Route's largest city and main administrative centre.

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