One of the main reasons for the attraction of the 2nd City Vision was the promise of shopping and entertainment options, crucially important elements to making it more than merely a more affordable bedroom community. As we’ve known for some time now, they’ve delivered on that promise to Ewa and Kapolei home buyers.
Today, West Oahu residents can easily accomplish everything from daily errands to indulgent shopping therapy without ever heading east. We’ve rounded up the malls and shopping centers of Ewa and Kapolei to give you not just an overview, but a close look at just how much there is today, plus a peek at some new additions that are coming.
We’ve even included Makakilo and Ko Olina in the mix, since they’re a part of the expanding 2nd City, with the latter expected to add even more in the coming years to the list of choices. Buying a home in Ewa or Kapolei now comes with of stores, shops and restaurants limited by nothing but your time and bank account!
EWA BEACH MALLS & SHOPPING CENTERS
91-1401 Fort Weaver Rd, Ewa Beach, HI 96706
# of Tenants: 19
‘Center’ is the right word as it sits at the crossroads of the major central Ewa arteries of Fort Weaver & Iroquois. Thought not exceptionally large you’ll find all the essentials here, such as Foodland and Long’s, plus food choices that local love, such as ramen, Chinese food, Genki Sushi and L & L. Large parking lot adds to the convenience, too.
91-1051 Keaunui Dr, Ewa Beach, HI 96706 / (808) 422-8119
# of Tenants: 42
Literally just a little over a block makai of Ewa Town Center is this larger shopping option with multiple anchors – Safeway, Ross, PetCo, City Mill and Walgreens. You can choose from 10 eateries that are primarily Asian cuisines, such as Bangkok Chef, Golden Coin, Pearl’s Korean BBQ and Panda Express. The complex is spread out so consider driving if your next stop is on the other side of Laulani Village.
105 Fort Weaver Rd, Ewa Beach, HI 96706 / (808) 689-1797
# of Tenants: 18
One of the older options, it’s located within the town of Ewa Beach. Provides the basics – Long’s, Autozone and McDonald’s – rather than any extensive shopping. Locals will find eateries to satisfy their tastes, like Shiro’s Saimin and Loco Moco Drive Inn.
91-1001 Kaimalie St, Ewa Beach, HI 96706
# of Tenants: 15
2 stories with about 20 tenants total. Mostly food, with a good selection of local restaurants – Royal Thai Kitchen, Pinoy Grill and the beloved Tiano’s. Otherwise standard offerings of Jackson Hewitt, a salon/day spa and Domino’s.
Wai Kai at Hoakalei (Opening 2020)
91-1001 Kaimalie St, Ewa Beach, HI 96706
This property is intended as the entertainment & shopping showpiece of the Hoakalei resort and residences, open to visitors and public alike. The predicted $300M price tag will result in 110 retail spaces and 20+ dining choices, including a 10K sq ft marketplace and an even bigger health club. The complex’s site overlooks the lagoon, providing views for diners and browsers to enjoy. A store-lined boardwalk, water gardens and other special touches are planned.
KAPOLEI MALLS & SHOPPING CENTERS
4850 Kapolei Pkwy, Kapolei, HI 96707 / (808) 892-3051
# of Tenants: 17
Some less usual choices found here, like a Foodland with an R. Field Wine Company within it that offers wine tastings, cigars and fine cheeses. Or the MatresssFirm store and not one, but two dentist offices. Food choices run from L & L and Domino’s to Teddy’s Bigger Burger and Tokumi Japanese Restaurant. Not a large complex and its location in a still undeveloped part of Kapolei does limit appeal.
Kapolei Park Square
525 Farrington Hwy, Kapolei, HI 96707
# of Tenants: 6
Anchored by Beautiville, which collects a salon, spa and a cafe all within their door. Have tea and desserts while enjoying a massage or hair styling.
Kapolei Park Plaza
555 Farrington Hwy, Kapolei, HI 96707
# of Tenants: 8
Most come here for the Burger King or their space at StorSecure Self Storage. Dialysis Center is another major tenant.
91-590 Farrington Hwy, Kapolei, HI 96707 / (808) 732-7736
# of Tenants: 38
Taking up the eastern half of the complex it makes up with Kapolei Marketplace, Kapolei Shopping Center contains the Safeway and Long’s you’d expect to find. Chain eateries prevail here as well, with Chili’s, Panda Express and Pizza Hut among others. BOH and First Hawaiian clients have branches here, too, while your auto needs are served by a Napa Auto Parts and Goodyear Tires.
590 Farrington Hwy, Kapolei, HI 96707 / (808) 220-8109
# of Tenants: 39
Those looking for health-related services or a range of locally loved foods to dive into should make this a regular stop. Along with First Medical Group and Straub Visiting Specialists, you’ll also find a dentist, chiropractor and fitness center. Diners have 15 restaurants to pick from, only 1 of which is a chain – Koa Pancake House, Plantation Tavern and Pho 808 are just a sample.
91-600 Farrington Hwy, Kapolei, HI 96707 / (808) 206-9069
Sits immediately east on the other side of Makakilo Drive from Kapolei Marketplace/Shopping Center. Large parking lot makes coming by a little easier. Full groceries along with the standard Walmart offerings of clothes, hardware, home staples and everything else. McDonald’s right inside as you enter.
Kapolei Parkway Shops
338 Kamokila Blvd, Kapolei, HI 96707
# of Tenants: 11
A good place for more typical options, such as Jamba Juice, Kazoku Sushi, a Navy FCU branch and Sprint Store. The main attraction is the Starbucks due to its drive-thru, perfect for morning commute pick-ups.
885/889 Kamokila Blvd, Kapolei, HI 96707
# of Tenants: 14
Another place to come for a treat at a place like Hula Boba’s or a filling meal at Chun Wah Kam Noodle Factory or Pho & Company. Due to being surrounded by larger competition, like Kapolei Village Center, the tenant list here experiences change a lot. Across the street from Consolidated Kapolei Theatres.
890 Kamokila Blvd, Kapolei, HI 96707
# of Tenants: 14
The 16 screen Consolidated Kapolei Theatres is the magnet to this otherwise small strip mall. An Urgent Care Hawaii facility, ASB branch and a Pho & Company restaurant are the other major tenants of note.
563-565 Farrington Hwy, Kapolei, HI 96707 / (808) 524-2666
# of Tenants: 17
Made up of one L-shaped building, Halekuai Center attracts customers coming specifically for one of the tenants here. Most people are here to fill up their gas tank, for quick bites to eat at Papa John’s or My Cafe or get a drink at Starbucks. The health-conscious should take note of the 24-Hour Fitness Anytime, Yoga Loft and Makana Healing. Directly across the street from the Kapolei Marketplace/Shopping Center complex.
4589 Kapolei Pkwy, Kapolei, HI 96707 / (808) 674-3900
Very near Kapolei Commons, it is also directly across Kapolei Parkway from Home Depot. Although Costco is by itself, the size of the place, the range of products and its popularity make it an essential part of this list. Has a gas station, too. Always busy, some will want to figure out slower times to visit.
91-5431 Kapolei Pkwy, Kapolei, HI 96707 / (808) 628-4800
# of Tenants: 100
1.4M sq ft containing 100 stores, restaurants and entertainment choices. This is West Oahu’s shopping king, becoming Hawaii’s 3rd largest mall on opening in late 2016. Too much to highlight, but you’ll find everything from big names like Macy’s and H & M, numerous specialty stores, local clothing like Reyn Spooner and Local Fever and almost anything else you might need or think you do. Restaurants and eateries are plentiful as well, along with a movie theater to wind down.
4450 Kapolei Pkwy, Kapolei, HI 96707 / (808) 203-2210
# of Tenants: 33
The Big Box center for Kapolei, with Target, TJ Maxx, PetCo and Ross all within it. Shoppers for larger items also have Pier 1, Inspiration and OfficeMax to browse, plus a big Down To Earth that has everything the organic food, vegetarian and local produce fan could want. You can spend leisure time here, too, with Hawaii’s 1st luxury movie theater, a range of dining selections like Eating House 1849 by Roy Yamaguchi, Denny’s and Ramen-Ya. A place you can easily spend some time.
92-585 Makakilo Dr, Kapolei, HI 96707 / (808) 672-9955
The size & selection can’t match other Kapolei grocery stores, but Malama Market makes up for it in its service level, genuine local credentials and convenience. Makakilo residents know this is their closest option for anything substantial in the food category, but they also love the famous poke station, baked goods and hot food they sell. Expect higher prices than down the hill. Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf and a gas station make up the rest of the lot.
92 Ali’inui Dr, Kapolei, HI 96707 / (808) 671-2512
# of Tenants: 31
These two neighboring collections of stores and eateries are the closest thing to a shopping center in Ko Olina. The main draw here is Island Country Market, an ABC property that expands their usual model. More food choices are available here, but aimed at the resort visitors daily needs, of course. The remaining spaces sell clothing, artwork and various products of Hawaii, along with a few eateries like Hawaiian BBQ and Tacos Mexican Grill & Cantina.
Kealani Plaza (Opening Late 2017)
91-710 Farrington Hwy, Kapolei, HI 96707
# of Tenants: 13 Projected
Close to completion, there are 3 buildings that make up the whole, including a large Panda Express. The site spreads out over 2.3 acres and will have 20K sq ft of commercial/retail space.