A thriving and hip neighborhood nestled between Downtown Honolulu and Waikiki

Welcome to Kaka'ako

Enjoy easy access to the beach, buzzing farmer's markets, and amazing street art
Kaka'ako is a thriving and hip neighborhood nestled between Downtown Honolulu and Waikiki. Located just a block from the waterfront, it offers locals quick access to the beach, beach parks, and boat harbors. It is the mecca of urban living, flush with fine dining, coffee shops, upscale shops, beautiful street art, and more. 
Much of Kaka'ako's real estate market consists of new luxury towers and condos with waterfront views. The series of high-rises in this community is amenity-heavy, providing sleek luxury vibes that you'll be hard-pressed to find anywhere else in Oahu. With new condo towers still rising, the best of Kaka'ako is yet to come.

What to Love

  • Busy and highly walkable
  • Hip, urban neighborhood 
  • There's always something to do

Local Lifestyle

Life in Kaka'ako transcends the four walls of a house, with residents enjoying urban living and style at its finest. There is always something to do from dusk to dawn, whether your interests lie in foodie adventuring, shopping, art, outdoor activities, or live music. 

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Kaka'ako is a shopping and culinary hot zone with something for everyone. Ward Centre features a wide selection of shops, a coworking space, and charming breakfast, lunch, and dinner restaurants. Once you're done exploring, enjoy dishes inspired by the American, Southeast Asian, European, and North African cuisines at Piggy Smalls.
Merriman's Honolulu in Ward Village is a lively, stylish eatery that serves local seafood, wine, cocktails, and live music. It's perfect for casual dinners with family and friends or a romantic date night.
SALT at Our Kaka'ako is a trendy area featuring boutique stores, coffee shops, and restaurants. It's threaded with some of the best murals in the area, making shopping feel like walking through an art show. Afterward, grab a hot dog from Hank's Haute Dogs, enjoy American fare and live music at Moku Kitchen, or traditional Hawaiian dishes at Highway Inn Kaka'ako
Ala Moana Center is Hawaii's largest open-air shopping center and a favorite among locals and visitors. With over 300 shops, restaurants, and entertainment venues, spending a whole day here is easy. Several high fashion brands, such as Chanel, Ralph Lauren, Armani, Miu Miu, and Tori Richard, have stores here. After you've worked up an appetite, there are 70+ eateries where you can grab a bite.

Things to Do

Launched by Jasper Wong, Pow Wow is Honolulu's most popular street art event. Artists from around the world converge here each year and paint cool street art on the side of buildings along Coral, Pohukaina, and Auhai streets.
Another event you'll want to check out is the annual Hallowbaloo Music & Arts Festival. It transforms the Honolulu Chinatown Arts District into a spooky festival in time for Halloween. Over 100,000 people come to enjoy Halloween with live music, delicious cuisine, craft beer, arts, entertainment, and creative activities.
Ward Village hosts the Kaka'ako Farmer's Market every Saturday from 8 AM to 12 PM. It brings the abundance of Oahu and beyond to the heart of Honolulu, with plenty of fresh, locally-grown fruits and vegetables and delicious food and treats to sample. 
SALT at Our Kaka'ako has a popular roster of events celebrating everything from classical music and yoga events to the Hot Summer concert series. The hour-long yoga class and brunch in The Barn at SALT is one of the popular events held here.
Honolulu Night Market occurs every third Sunday of the month in the summer, attracting over 40 retailers and food vendors. You'll also find live music and entertainment, art showcases, and pop-up tents with cool things to check out.

Overview for Kaka’ako, HI

13,147 people live in Kaka’ako, where the median age is 40 and the average individual income is $47,728. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

40 years

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Demographics and Employment Data for Kaka’ako, HI

Kaka’ako has 6,887 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Kaka’ako do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 13,147 people call Kaka’ako home. The population density is 46,452.263 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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48.5 / 51.5%

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Around Kaka’ako, HI

There's plenty to do around Kaka’ako, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

Walker's Paradise
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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Babby’s Bar, Blu Dogz, and Kaka'ako Wine.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 2.54 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 0.12 miles 12 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 3.93 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 0.42 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.06 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.05 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
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