Oahu Neighborhoods > Kakaako Neighborhood Guide

Kakaako is one of the trendiest gathering places on the island, not least for its vibrant street art and unique urban development, Salt at Our Kakaako. Its charm lies in a combination of classy restaurants, hipster bars, small-batch breweries, great cafes, and designer boutiques.

Distance from Waikiki to Kakaako: 15-minutes drive

Things to Do in Kakaako

  • Take pics in front of buildings decorated in Pow Wow! street art
  • Shop all the great retail outlets at SALT At Our Kakaako
  • Visit Kakaako Farmers Market (Sat 8am-12pm)
  • Beer-crawl around Kakaako bars, breweries, bottle shops and tasting rooms (there are plenty!)
  • Visit Aussie-inspired Arvo for good Australian-style coffee
  • Shop a great variety of shops at nearby Ward Village

Best Eats in Kakaako

  • Merriman’s Honolulu (Hawaii Regional Cuisine): Tako & Country Bread; Cast Iron Organic Half Chicken; Waialua Chocolate Purse
  • Moku Kitchen (Upcountry Cooking): Ravioli; Hand Tossed Pizzas; Strawberry Cream Pie
  • 1938 Indochine (Vietnamese, Thai & Laotian): It’s all good!
  • Highway Inn (Traditional Hawaiian): Signature Hawaiian Combo Plates
  • Piggy Smalls (Vietnamese):  LFC (Laotian Fried Chicken) Wings; Smoked Brisket Pho French Dip

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