Kakaako - Ala Moana

A lively community offering the best of urban luxury living

Welcome to Kakaako/Ala Moana

Enjoy the best of urban luxury living in Kakaako and Ala Moana.

Kakaako and Ala Moana are bustling communities in the heart of the Honolulu cityscape. Bordered by a long stretch of beautiful shoreline, this area is a huge draw for locals and visitors alike. It offers a nice mix of cosmopolitan amenities and natural splendor, making it an excellent home for island food lovers, savvy shoppers, surfers, outdoor wellness buffs, beachgoers, and more.

Dotted with sleek luxury high rises, the Kakaako and Ala Moana real estate market has been growing steadily over the last several years. Buyers looking for that modern luxury style in Oahu will appreciate the housing options available here. From new move-in ready studios to luxury penthouses with private pools, you're sure to find something that fits your needs. 

What to Love

  • Shops and restaurants within walking distance
  • Urban, bustling, lively, and 100% walkable
  • Luxurious and fun

Local Lifestyle 

These stylish hubs are bustling neighborhoods that inspire an active island lifestyle. They place residents within walking distance of upscale shopping and dining options. The exciting buzz of Kakaako and Ala Moana pair well with the more laid-back residential corners. There is a nice mix of cosmopolitan amenities and natural splendor that many residents appreciate.

Dining, Shopping & Entertainment

Istanbul Hawaii is an informal restaurant that takes your taste buds on a trip to Turkey in a casual environment. It is located across the street from Whole Foods and has some great vegetarian and vegan options. Try the Meze Platter if dining with friends. It consists of Hummus, Babaganush, Peynir, Karpuz, Cilek, Muhammara, Su Borek, and Warm Pita.

Merriman's is an award-winning restaurant helmed by Peter Merriman, a pioneer of the farm-to-table movement in Hawaii. It combines a neighborhood bistro with hints of old Hawaii. The result is a lively, whimsical, and urbane environment. The seafood specials are divine, and the Mai Tai is easily the best cocktail you'll ever try. Morton's The Steakhouse is a premier dining destination for locals and visitors alike. Expect USDA prime-aged beef, fresh seafood and fish, crisp vegetables, and scrumptious desserts. Han No Daidokoro is an excellent spot for authentic Japanese cuisine. It serves Miyazaki and Kuroge Washu beef. You can also expect an extensive list of wines, spirits, and cocktails to go with your meal.

Reserve a spot at Chef Chai at Pacific if you want to enjoy Hawaiian regional cuisine while surrounded by a dapper crowd. The chef is always exploring local farmer's markets to discover new spices and bring a new flair to dishes. The result is a unique experience each time you dine here. 

Things to Do

With over 300 stores and restaurants, Ala Moana Center truly has something for everything. It often feels like a natural extension of Hawaii's beauty with its open design and open vegetation. The center also hosts over 800 performances yearly, including cultural festivals, fashion shows, and seasonal events. 

From one-of-a-kind restaurants and shopping to innovative events, SALT at Our Kakaako is a local gathering place to eat, shop, and have fun. It is an epicenter of local culture, with trendy boutiques and eateries around the corner. You can easily spend an afternoon exploring everything SALT offers and not exhaust all the options.

South Shore Market offers a world-class shopping experience in the heart of Ward Village. Dedicated to local vendors and retailers, it's one of the best places to find unique Hawaiian souvenirs. Travelers and locals come to Ala Moana Beach Park to enjoy the peaceful scenery that abounds here. The park also has biking and jogging trails, tennis courts, and other amenities for outdoor sports. The mile-long beach has calm blue waters and spectacular sunsets that draw people in the evenings.

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Overview for Kakaako - Ala Moana, HI

13,955 people live in Kakaako - Ala Moana, where the median age is 45.3 and the average individual income is $50,182. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

45.3 years

Median Age


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Demographics and Employment Data for Kakaako - Ala Moana, HI

Kakaako - Ala Moana has 7,251 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Kakaako - Ala Moana do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 13,955 people call Kakaako - Ala Moana home. The population density is 11,881.92 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population


Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.


Median Age

48.66 / 51.34%

Men vs Women

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25-64 Years


65-74 Years


75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree

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Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

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Raymond will draw on both his work experience and education to negotiate the best price and terms for his clients all while ensuring a smooth, worry-free real estate transaction.

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