Shopping & Dining in Hawaii

If you love to shop or eat, you will not be disappointed in Hawaiʻi. You can find something for every taste and price range.

Choose from high-end names in Waikīkī or explore the many local boutiques in towns across the islands. Read through our shopping guides to get an idea of what types of clothing, souvenirs, and gifts are available in the areas you’ll be visiting. Click here for shopping guides to Oʻahu, Maui, Kauaʻi and Big Island. Click here for our farmer’s markets guides to Oʻahu, Maui, Kauaʻi and Big Island.

If you’re looking for luxury brands like Prada and Fendi, visit the DFS T Galleria on Kalākaua Avenue in Waikiki. Looking for the perfect beach dress? Kailua’s lifestyle boutiques are a beach-lover’s heaven. Searching for the perfect omiyage (Japanese word for “gift from a trip”)? People in Hawaiʻi prefer the edible type, and there is no shortage of ono (delicious) gifts. Being the only place in America to produce coffee, chocolate and honey as well as being a melting pot of culture and creativity, Hawaiʻi offers up an abundance of high-quality gift foods from companies like Big Island Candies, Honolulu Cookie Company, Malie Kai Chocolates, Big Island Bees Organic Hawaiian Honey, and Hawaiian Coffee Company.

The same wide range of options applies for dining in Hawaiʻi. You can savor some of the best steaks in the world at Wolfgang’s Steakhouse in Waikīkī, sample traditional Hawaiian food at Helena’s, or seek out local produce and dishes at the farmers markets. Hawaiʻi’s is also home to cuisine brought from around the world. In addition to the Asian cuisine you may expect like Japanese, Chinese, and Thai, you can also find authentic Italian and Nepalese.

If you’re visiting Hawaiʻi, it’s important to try Hawaiian Regional Cuisine. Hawaiian Regional Cuisine is an elegant cooking style developed by Hawaiʻi’s top chefs to feature Hawaiʻi’s outstanding local ingredient in Hawaiʻi’s distinct fusion style. Make a fine dining experience out of it with reservations at top restaurants like Alan Wong’s, Chef Mavro, Merriman’s, or Roy’s. Here’s a hot tip: The Pineapple Room by Alan Wong is a more wallet-friendly option for the Hawaiian Regional Cuisine experience. Located on the third floor of Macy’s in the Ala Moana Shopping Center, The Pineapple Room has an award-winning breakfast, lunch and dinner menu where you can discover the best of the islands’ flavors.