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Discover Midtown Ala Moana

An unspoken hotspot for Honolulu residents now has a name. Midtown Ala Moana has long been considered a haven for foodies looking for the freshest, hard-to-find sushi or a welcoming brunch spot. Fashionistas descend to the neighborhood in droves, exploring the island’s newest boutiques and first-to-the-islands brands. Here you can start the day lying on sandy shores at Ala Moana Beach Park and end it with a night on the town singing karaoke or swaying to the sound of visiting bands.

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Neighborhood Favorites

Minori Craft Japanese Tavern

There’s not much that makes us happier than happy hour, and Minori Craft Japanese Tavern has happy hour daily from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Aside from sake and cocktails, this Midtown Ala Moana tavern is plating a mixed menu of both contemporary and traditional Japanese teishoku flavored with island flair. Best of all, they’re open late! Pop in for dinner or a late night meal from 5 p.m. to 12 a.m. Sunday through Thursday, and from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. on Friday and Saturday.

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Menya le Nood

If you’re in the mood for ramen or tsukemen Menya le Nood is serving up oodles of noodles in Midtown Ala Moana. They are best known for their specialty tsukemen, like the popular black tonkotsu tsukemen and tsukemen italiano. Menya Le Nood is open Tuesday through Sunday, from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

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The Republik

Pumping up the beats in Midtown Ala Moana is The Republik, a sophisticated indoor concert venue drawing in music lovers of all ages. Hosting everything from international DJs to reggae artists and country stars, The Republik creates a vibrant experience for neighborhood and out-of-state concert goers–all in the comfort of a cozy lounge and intimate music hall. Check out their website for a full list of concerts and events.

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Like Like Drive Inn

A world-famous landmark beloved by travelers and locals alike, Like Like Drive Inn is a long-time resident of Midtown Ala Moana and is the go-to neighborhood diner for brunch, midnight snack, and everything in between! Since James and Alice Nako opened its doors in 1953, this family-owned and operated diner has remained an icon by continuing to serve island classics like the banana hot cake sandwich, fried rice, and loco mocos. When you see the sign, you know where to dine!

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Shokudo Japanese Restaurant and Bar

Known for their insta-famous dishes like the honey toast and lobster dynamite bake, Shokudo Japanese Restaurant and Bar is Midtown Ala Moana’s restaurant of choice for Asian cuisine and cocktails. Inspired by traditional Japanese shared meals, everything on their extensive and flavorful menu will leave your table saying—kanpai! Open Sunday through Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 a.m. and Friday and Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 2 a.m., Shokudo is showcasing traditional Japanese cuisine on a modern scale for lunch, dinner, and late-night happy hour.

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HiBlend Health Bar & Cafe

Eat local and enjoy farm-to-table choices seven days a week at HiBlend Health Bar & Cafe in Samsung Plaza. Known for their acai-mazing bowls and other fresh dishes, HiBlend Health Bar & Cafe is rooted on the idea of providing a natural and organic, locally sourced menu. Open daily from 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. this Midtown Ala Moana cafe is your one-stop shop for fresh squeezed juice, fruit smoothies, acai bowls, salads and more.

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Midtown Events

Honolulu Biennial

March 8-5 2019

The 2019 Honolulu Biennial–To Make Wrong/Right/Now–has arrived and is leaving a mark around Oahu with over 90 free art programs and exhibits. Featuring 47 artists and artist collectives from around Hawaii and the Pacific, Hawaii’s largest contemporary art festival will take place at 13 thoughtfully selected venues around Honolulu, including Midtown Ala Moana’s McCoy Pavilion at Ala Moana Beach Park.

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Comic Con Honolulu

August 2-4 2019

Costumes, comics and creatives… oh my! Slip into your favorite costume and head down to Comic Con Honolulu at the Hawaii Convention Center to check out their wide selection of fan panels, industry guests, licensed merchandise dealers and more. Don’t forget to pack your camera to snap a selfie (or two) with some of your favorite movie characters dressed to the nines.

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Sake Festival

August 9 2019

Raise a glass and say “kampai” at the Joy of Sake celebration held at the Hawaii Convention Center on Friday, August 9, 2019 from 6:30-9pm. Sip your way through a premium lineup of Japanese sake with delicious food pairings from well-known local restaurants.

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The Latest Hapenings

Ramen Spots That are Steaming Up Midtown Ala Moana

There’s an endless menu of places to dine around Midtown Ala Moana, but if you’re in the mood for slurping some noodles–ramen is always a soup-er choice. Here are a few of our favorite ramen spots that neighborhood noodle lovers are raving about:

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Feed the Koi at Ala Moana Center

You don’t need your own koi pond when Ala Moana Center is in your backyard. Now you can even feed your pet fish with the mall’s new feeding program, which allows shoppers of all ages to help feed their favorite fish friends. Fish food is provided and feedings take place daily at 10 a.m., 10:30 a.m and 4 p.m. in the Ewa Wing based on availability.

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Sweeten Your Day with These Midtown Ala Moana Spots

With so many places to dine, the icing on the cake is the number of sweet spots to visit around Midtown Ala Moana. Tickle your sweet tooth with any one of the many treats found ONLY in Midtown Ala Moana. Here are some of our favorites:

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Liliha Bakery Opens at Ala Moana

Everyone is cuckoo for coco puffs and now you can get the iconic island dessert without ever leaving Midtown Ala Moana. Taking over the former space of The Pineapple Room, the newest Liliha Bakery location is now open on the third level of Macy’s at Ala Moana Center and is baking up all the legendary pastries and local dishes that we’ve all grown to love.

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Leave Your Wallet at Home. Our Favorite FREE Activities to Enjoy in Midtown Ala Moana

Who said everything comes with a price tag? Here in Midtown Ala Moana having fun doesn’t have to cost a thing. These are just a few of our favorite free activities that you can enjoy right here, in this happening neighborhood.

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Ala Moana Celebrates 60 Years

Since opening its doors in 1959, Ala Moana Center has remained one of the top shopping and dining destinations for both Hawaii’s residents and visitors. And this year the largest open-air shopping center in the United States, sitting in Azure Ala Moana’s own backyard, will celebrate its 60th anniversary with anniversary-themed events, special offers, gift-with-purchase offers, and more!

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