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Ala Moana Center

Oahu, HI
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Ala Moana Center, Oahu Hawaii

Description

Ala Moana is a luxurious outdoor mall with three distinct levels. On the third level, savor the romantic view over Ala Wai Yacht Harbor and Ala Moana Beach. Kick back at the Mai Tai Bar amongst torches, plush tropical furniture, pretty waitresses, and live music. This is also a nice restaurant to come to at lunchtime to sit on the couches after you've shopped too long! Try the delicious fish tacos. Enjoy yummy food (best is the fried chicken and mashed potatoes, or berry salad) in an upbeat atmosphere at Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. This is my favorite choice if you have kids because they even have a huge spread of toys outside that your kids can play with while you wait for your table!
On the second level, stop with your kids and watch the carp swim in the rock-wall pond by the Fendi store. A fountain with wide blue step-like levels also delights. Ride the glass elevator that is next to the pool. Also on the second level, the Japanese department store, Shirokiya, is an interesting place to explore.
On the ground floor at Jungle Fun, kids can play arcade games and climb on their knees up to the ceiling, protected by mesh. Snakes, monkeys, and giraffes pop out of the corners and walls making for a fun atmosphere.
Ala Moana is the biggest open-air mall in the world! You can't go wrong with a visit here. It's a beautiful, upscale mall.

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The blue step-like fountain on the second level.
The blue step-like fountain on the second level.
Koi pond on the second level.
Koi pond on the second level.
Mochi ice cream window display at Shirokiya Department Store.
Mochi ice cream window display at Shirokiya Department Store.
Mai Tai Bar is a cool place to hang out.
Mai Tai Bar is a cool place to hang out.
The torches outside the Mai Tai Bar.
The torches outside the Mai Tai Bar.
Fun to be had outside Bubba Gump's.
Fun to be had outside Bubba Gump's.
There's lots of open space for people to hang out in at Ala Moana Mall. This is the third level.
There's lots of open space for people to hang out in at Ala Moana Mall. This is the third level.
Sheltered outdoor seating at Bubba Gump's. There's lovely atmosphere at night on the third level at Ala Moana Mall.
Sheltered outdoor seating at Bubba Gump's. There's lovely atmosphere at night on the third level at Ala Moana Mall.
Looking down on the pretty fountain outside Assaggio Ristorante, also a yummy place to eat.
Looking down on the pretty fountain outside Assaggio Ristorante, also a yummy place to eat.

Directions

From Waikiki, take Ala Wai Blvd. Turn right on Kalakaua Ave, then left on Kapiolani Blvd. The large ramp to the mall will be on your left. There is parking on all three levels.
From the H1 Freeway west, take the Lunalilo exit. Turn left on Pensacola Street. Turn left at the end, on Waimanu Street and take it into the mall.
Mai Tai Bar, call (808) 947-2900
California Pizza Kitchen, call (808) 941-7715
Bubba Gump Shrimp Company, call (808) 949-4867
Jungle Fun Arcade, call (808) 949-4905

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Dina
10/26/2015 03:43
♥♥♥ Love Alamoana!

Xavier
12/22/2009 13:20
one of my favorite "haunts" as a teenager. My other favorite was kalakaua ave.

Ryan
10/09/2009 13:47
Ate here at Bubba Gump when some friends came into town. They enjoyed the view and the food was better then expected. I wasn't sure about a chain restaurant but was pleasantly surprised. try it!

Last Updated Sat, 13 Jul 2013 20:11:24 GMT