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

Distance from Waikīkī to Kakaʻako: 15-minutes drive

Things to Do in Kakaʻako

  • Take pics in front of buildings decorated in Pow Wow! street art
  • Shop all the great retail outlets at SALT At Our Kakaʻako
  • Visit Kakaʻako Farmers Market (Sat 8am-12pm)
  • Beer-crawl around Kakaʻako 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 Kakaʻako

  • Merriman’s Honolulu (Hawaiʻi 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