Experience Ala Moana Center in Honolulu

Ala Moana Center provides a first class open-air shopping experience in Honolulu. This beautiful mall, commonly known as Ala Moana, is the largest on Oahu. With over 340 stores, 90 dining options, and various services,  residents and visitors, are able to shop and eat, all in one beautiful location.

Ala Moana is one of the largest malls in the United States and has a very long history in Honolulu. It has gone through many transformations since the construction first broke ground in 1957. It wasn’t always a 4 story structure that it is today, but it was always a favorite for residents.

Living in the areas that surround Ala Moana Center, is extra special, as residents can easily make their way over to the mall, not only to shop but to take care of tasks, like going to the post office or getting a manicure. Ala Moana makes city living easy and convenient.

Ala Moana Shopping

Ala Moana Center has a huge selection of stores from big department stores like Nordstrom, Bloomingdale’s, and Macy’s, and the new Honolulu Target, to local small privately owned boutique shops that sell everything from shoes and handbags to chocolate and peanut butter. Ala Moana has something for everyone. In all, there are over 340 stores on 4 levels, with thousands of available parking spots.

Ala Moana includes a drug store and bank machines for the convenience of guests coming from all over the world, and residents that live in the Ala Moana and Kakaako neighborhoods that surround the mall.

Dining Options

There are over 90 dining options at Ala Moana Center. Some are smaller fast food outlets, and others are full-service restaurants. The food options are endless. Pizza, pasta, sushi, seafood, Korean BBQ, hamburgers, Pho, desserts, ice cream, the list goes on and on.

Ala Moana offers meal options from national well-known restaurant chains, and also from local restaurants and lounges.

Live Entertainment

The center stage at Ala Moana Center is a busy place. It’s home to many Hula and live music shows. The beautiful music echoes throughout every level, while people watch, walk by, or are seen enjoying ice cream or coffee at one of the centrally located snack bars overlooking the stage. While the mall has grown and expanded, the stage has been a focal point of Ala Moana Center for years. Visitors and Honolulu residents love taking a break to watch local performers.

Grocery Shopping at Ala Moana Center

Having a beautiful grocery store at Ala Moana Center is a huge benefit to the residents living in the area. While tourists visiting Ala Moana may be skipping this “attraction”, residents can’t get enough. The store is always busy with happy shoppers. That’s what makes Ala Moana Center more than just another mall. It really is an all-encompassing experience for locals and tourists alike. Residents love having a grocery store so close to home. A quick visit to buy a few items is never a chore.

Residents who live in Park Lane Ala Moana have an exceptionally easy commute to the local grocery store.  They literally only have to take the elevator down to go get groceries. Others are not so lucky, and actually, have to cross the street to get to the store. Kidding aside, many Ala Moana and Kakaako residents live a block away from Ala Moana Center, and having a grocery store as part of the shopping experience, is very valuable to many who live nearby.

Services at Ala Moana

Ala Moana Center is not just a shopping destination. There are other services at Ala Moana Center to make the experience even better.

  • The US Post Office has one of its locations at the mall
  • Cleaners
  • Hair salons
  • Nail salons
  • Trolley Services to and from Waikiki
  • Visitor Information Centers
  • Gift Cards
  • Taxi and Bus Services
  • Wheelchairs available
  • Stroller rentals

Convenient Location

Ala Moana Center is located in the Ala Moana neighborhood, between Waikiki and Kakaako, and across from Ala Moana Beach Park.  The location of this outdoor shopping mall is ideal for so many people living in Honolulu, and for visitors who come to Oahu. Residents can easily stop by and use many of the services Ala Moana offers, go grocery shopping, or grab a bite to eat, as a normal part of their week. Visitors to Ala Moana Center can enjoy many of the stores and restaurants and purchase items that may not be easily available in their hometowns. Since this open air shopping mall is not only big but also very beautiful, it is really an experience for everyone. With Hawaiian music playing, and fish swimming in many of the water features, Ala Moana is an attraction and a welcoming place.

If you have any questions about Oahu real estate, please don’t hesitate to contact me.


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Kinga Mills

Kinga Mills is a REALTOR Associate, Forbes Global Properties, Luxury Portfolio Affiliate, & Military Relocation Professional with Hawai'i Life. I adore Hawaii, its people, and the natural beauty that surrounds me. I live on Oahu. It's a pretty incredible place to call home. There is a little bit of everything here. From pristine beaches and quiet neighborhoods to the trendiest of restaurants in the urban Honolulu. I simply love Oahu and the variety it offers. My real estate career allows me to enjoy the Island life, and to work with some amazing people. With over a decade of experience and hundreds of closed sales, I provide my clients with expert buying and selling advice. My goal for clients is to enjoy the process, while my team and I handle the details. As a member of the Hawaii Life Military Specialized Team, I regularly provide real estate assistance to active-duty military personnel who are PCSing to Hawaii, to the mainland, or overseas. For the Luxury Real Real Estate buyers and sellers, I am affiliated with Luxury Portfolio International and Forbes Global Properties. These exclusive affiliations extend an even greater reach, exposure, and effectiveness within the global luxury marketplace. In my time off, I love walking along the beach, enjoying meals out on the town, and taking family vacations. Sign up for my Oahu Hawaii Life blog updates and follow my journey. You can also find me on HGTV "Hawaii Life" Season 14. I look forward to helping in making your Hawaii Life real estate dreams happen! You can email me at or via phone at (808) 722-3985.

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Grace Miles

April 12, 2018

A shopping center is an interesting place. It is not just a place to go shopping, but it turns to become a mufti-purpose place.

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