Kong Lung Trading

Kong Lung Trading - Exquisite Asian Inspired Merchandise
Local Expert's Rating:
4 / 5
The Bottom Line:

Kong Lung Trading is a small boutique specializing in high-end merchandise, many inspired by Asian artisans. Goods range from home decor to jewelry to hardbound books to plush children’s toys. The store is in the Kong Lung Historic Market Center in Kilauea.

- The HawaiianIslands.com Local Expert Team

Located on the Kauai’s North Shore, Kong Lung Trading offers a fine-design atmosphere. According to their website, it’s where “East Meets West.” The store is in the Kong Lung Historic Market Center in Kilauea and isn’t too far from the famous lighthouse.

The goal at Kong Lung Trading is to provide quality one-of-a-kind home goods with lasting value while delivering old-world service. There’s something for everybody and every budget at Kong Lung Trading. They sell various goods ranging from home decor, gifts, personal accessories, kid’s toys, and even hardbound books. The store’s inventory is ever-changing, which adds to the store’s appeal and popularity. 

Visitors rave about the Asian-inspired merchandise and the store’s quaintness. Some even claim that Kong Lung Trading is their favorite store on Kauai. Others praise the owner, Patty, for having exquisite taste and selling high-quality merchandise. A few reviewers added that prices are on the high side, but one would expect this from a high-end boutique. 

Although the merchandise at Kong Lung Trading is ever-changing, here are some selections we found interesting. 

Kokeshi Dolls
Handmade from wood and painted by skilled Japanese artisans, these cute dolls are exquisite examples of art from Japan. 

Barrick Design Candles
These candles are visually stunning! They’re handcrafted in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and are so elegant you may not want to light them!

Sake Sets
Kong Lung Trading sells a variety of sets, each reflecting the artist’s vision and passion. The Miya Sake Set uses glazed ceramics, while the Kotobuki Trading sake set uses cheery bark and keyaki wood. All are stunning to behold and would be beautiful in any home. 

Kong Lung Trading is the perfect place to shop for elegant jewelry. You’ll find a variety of rings, necklaces, bracelets, and earrings. Artisans designed the jewelry making each piece unique in style, materials, and look. 

Jellycat Plush Toys
Every toddler will love one of these to cuddle. Choose from owl, bear, lamb, moose, or bunny. All are adorable, soft, plush, and able to endure the rigors of being loved on by a child.

Books & Stationary
Are you looking for a tabletop book? You’ll find a great selection at Kong Lung Trading. They carry everything from Italian cookbooks to children’s books with Chinese illustrations, and there are also books on spirituality, interior design, and humor. 

Designer stationery, thank-you notes, and greeting cards are available and come in many colors and styles. 

Men & Women’s Clothing
Ladies will find kimonos sporting vibrant colors, shawls, hats, and throws. Fabrics include silk, fine quality wool, linen, and cotton.
Although not as extensive a selection, men can peruse the silk shirts designed by Tori Richard.

Kong Lung Trading is worth a visit, especially if you’re shopping for exquisite gifts crafted with Asian elegance, colors, and materials. 

Insider Tip:
If you’re looking for souvenirs, Kong Lung Trading probably isn’t the best choice because of their eclectic merchandise. Other shoppers advise against bringing small children since many items are fragile.