Waikiki Shopping Plaza

World Class Shopping and Dining: Waikiki Shopping Plaza
The Bottom Line:

While you come to Hawaii for the beautiful beaches, rainforest tapestry of forest, flowers, and waterfalls as well as the volcanoes and the aloha spirit, you also come to kick back and enjoy yourself. Waikiki Shopping Plaza is the perfect way to do just that. Here, you can spend a few hours or all day shopping, eating, and being entertained. If it’s not already on your to-do list when visiting, you should seriously consider adding it! 

- The HawaiianIslands.com Local Expert Team

Situated on the premier retail corridor of Honolulu, off Kalakaua Avenue, sit the six-story Waikiki Shopping Plaza. Offering a wide variety of shopping and dining options. Internationally beloved brands like Sephora, Victoria’s Secret, Lululemon, and Quicksilver are part of this plaza, as well as exclusive boutiques with items that are made right in Hawaii. Dining options include but are not limited to unique restaurants like Buho Cocina y Cantina, STIX Asia, Royal Lobster, and Tanaka of Tokyo. 

Minutes from Waikiki Beach, Hawaii Convention Center, and downtown Honolulu, the Waikiki Shopping Plaza is the perfect stop to add to your vacation itinerary. In addition, SKY Waikiki is located just across the street. A beloved rooftop bar offering fresh seafood, handcrafted cocktails, and more. It is also among the Waikiki Shopping Plaza dining options. Perhaps the best feature of the SKY Waikiki is the rooftop deck. It features stunning panoramic views of the city, Waikiki Beach, and Diamond Head. 

The shopping options at Waikiki Shopping Plaza include well-known stores as previously mentioned many unique shops. You can find gifts, beach must-haves, souvenirs, and the latest fashions. Angels by the Sea is one of these unique shops. Here, you can find locally made Hawaiian clothes, as well as jewelry and assorted bath and body products. Angels by the Sea has something for the whole family since they feature items designed for women, kids, and men. 

Another must-visit shopping option in the Waikiki Shopping Plaza is O’ My Sole. This interesting store specializes in sandals for the beach and boots for hiking. Of course, they also offer options for everyday wear as well. However, if you find yourself in need of some hiking boots or sandals to get the most out of your Hawaiian experience, this is the place to stop. 

The ABC Stores, known as the store with Aloha is also a great place to stop in for items you find yourself in need of when visiting the islands. They have a bit of everything from medication and sunscreen to beach towels and even some quick meals or beach snacks. You won’t find large, filling meals but can grab some candy, chips, sandwiches, salads, and more. 

Thankfully, you don’t even have to leave Waikiki Shopping Plaza to enjoy some unbelievable dining options. In fact, far from typical mall fare you might expect to share space with such shopping options, you can enjoy some fine and highly rated dining options all within the footprint of Waikiki Shopping Plaza. Tanaka of Tokyo, which was voted Hawaii’s Best Japanese Restaurant, is one such option. 

Tanaka of Tokyo is a Japanese Steak and Seafood house. The food is skillfully prepared and presented with great flair by teppan-yaki Master chefs at each tabletop grill. This makes it memorable for all the right reasons. Although the food is superb, the whole experience is designed to create lively conversation in an atmosphere of warmth and laughter. 

Not to be overlooked is the STIX Asia Food Hall. Here, you can enjoy a culinary journey through Asia as you experience authentic cuisine from various Asian countries. Such as Korea, China, Singapore, Taiwan, and Japan. This food hall includes 17 carefully curated choices of dining, all featuring unique dishes along with familiar favorites. You can also enjoy some exotic cocktails after a long day of shopping. 

In addition to the shopping and dining choices at Waikiki Shopping Plaza, there are also notable travel lounges for you to access as well as travel tour stops for you to plan your next adventure. HIS Hawaii, GO Hawaii, and Aloha 7, as well as others all have tour representatives located in Waikiki Shopping Plaza.

Insider Tips:
-Thankfully, parking at Waikiki Shopping Plaza is not an issue. There is affordable and convenient, covered parking available for Plaza shoppers in the shopping plaza garage. 
-Waikiki Shopping Plaza is also home to Belle Vie. Offering local and seasonal cosmetics including fragrances, soaps, nail polish, and more. 
-Guests state that their visit to the Waikiki Shopping Plaza was nice as the area felt safe, and the shopkeepers were welcoming.