Waikiki, Honolulu’s main visitor destination, is exciting with so much to see and do. But if you’re interested in eating and shopping local, just two miles away is Market City Shopping Center, a friendly neighborhood haven for more than 73 years.
At Market City, you’ll discover Foodland, Hawaii’s first supermarket, well-stocked with a range of specialty foods, from fresh papayas and pineapples, Hawaiian poke (seasoned raw seafood), to its own Maika‘i brand of jams and flavored butters, chocolates and cookies, and condiments and sauces, that are perfect to take home. HouseMart Ben Franklin Crafts has a varied assortment of memory keeping craft ideas to capture your Hawaii vacation. And one of the best ways to enjoy and experience local culture is through food. With Hawaii’s melting pot of ethnic flavors, Market City’s restaurant crawl features local, Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Thai, Vietnamese, and Italian cuisines. Among the standouts are the award-winning Café Kaila, known for its classic as well as local breakfast fare, with all dishes made from scratch, or the new Mezzo Bistro & Bar serving up contemporary Italian-American fusion cuisine complemented by a curated list of wines, beers and whiskeys. Other Market City musts: Hawaii Sushi for its gourmet sushi at affordable prices in a fast-casual setting; Donut King for its fresh and delicious donuts; and Fujioka’s Wine Times, known not only for its vast selection of wines but also sake, spirits, fine cigars, and chilled beverages.
Address: 2919 Kapiolani Boulevard