Harbor Mall

Harbor Mall - The Right Mix of Shops, Food, and Services
Local Expert's Rating:
4 / 5
The Bottom Line:

Harbor Mall has a number of restaurants, shops, and services that are unique to the island of Kauai. Whether you're looking for BBQ, a helicopter tour, or an Aloha dress, you're likely to find it here. Located across the street from Kalapaki Bay, it's a convenient destination to cross off a number of items on your list. 

- The HawaiianIslands.com Local Expert Team

The Harbor Mall in Kauai is right across the street from the beautiful beaches of Kalapaki Bay in the jungle green shopping center, making it a popular destination on the island. Whether you’re looking for a bite to eat, a kid-friendly activity, or a souvenir, you’ll find a number of boutiques, specialty stores, and things to do. 

Best of all, these are locally owned businesses, making your experience a distinct departure from the standard cookie-cutter mall you’ve likely come to know well by now. We’ll look at all this mall has to offer and how you can take advantage of its many perks on your vacation. 

Stop by Restaurant Row 

Restaurant row at Harbor Mall is a distinct blend of sit-down and quick-service establishments:

  • Mariachi’s: If you’re in the mood for a little salsa, you’ll find authentic Mexican food here. 
  • Lilkoi Bar & Grill: This restaurant blends French, Mexican, and Hawaiian food for a unique culinary adventure. 
  • Pietros Pizza: This is authentic brick oven pizza, found in Kauai and served New York style. Pick up a piping hot pie from the take-out window. 
  • Skinny Mike Hawaiian Ice Cream: This ice cream is made in Hawaii and exceptionally delicious. 
  • South East Asia Kauai: If you’re in the mood for unbeatable health food, this place doesn’t skimp on flavor. 
  • Uncle D’ BBQ: Organic sauces and scrumptious recipes await you at Uncle D’s. 

Malls have long been known as a place where every flavor palate can find what they’re looking for, and Harbor is no exception. What makes this place special though is the emphasis on serving creative dishes that represent some of the best the state has to offer. 

Have Some Fun 
At Harbor Mall, you can book day tours at Activities of Kauai, schedule a helicopter ride at Mauna Loa Helicopter Tours, or ride an open-air trolley with Kauai’s Original Trolley Tour. There’s also a free trolley ride that will take cruise ship passengers back and forth from the shopping center. Pick up some jewelry or pottery for local artists or refresh your wardrobe with real Kauai apparel, including Aloha shirts and dresses. Collectors of anime or crystals can also swing by Yaemi’s to see what’s on offer. 

Check Out the Services 
There are a number of services at Harbor Mall, all of which you might find useful for your vacation. Commemorate your trip with a tattoo or a piercing, try a round of acupuncture, or IV therapy if you happened to go overboard at the bar the night before. Spa services, Pilates, and even personal training sessions are all available to help you look and feel your best. There are also repair shops for your phone or tablet (if you run into an unexpected emergency) and an ATM for easy shopping. If you’re really inspired by the beauty of Kauai, there’s even a real estate company that you might want to stop by to talk property. 

Harbor Mall is filled with treasures for vacationers of every variety, and it’s an undoubtedly rewarding place to spend an afternoon if you’re in the area. Come for ice cream and stay for shopping and services you won’t find anywhere else. 

Insider Tips:
-Not every restaurant in Harbor Mall is open every day, so you may need to check the schedule if you crave something specific. 
-Harbor Mall isn’t just shops and restaurants, it’s helicopter tours, activity packages, and a full-service spa. 
-The open-air trolley is free to ride and can get you to the mall if you arrive at the harbor via cruise ship.