Ward Centre features a wide range of specialty shops, restaurants, and entertainment in an outdoor setting. Every Tuesday, the main parking lot transforms into an open farmer's market. An assortment of flowers, fruits and vegetables are available for sale, along with homemade baked goods and other foods with a local twist. Throughout the week, families can enjoy a plethora of free events, including hula lessons, candle and soap making demonstrations and Hawaiian language classes.
Those in search of even more aloha spirit can peruse the dense collection of materials about the Pacific found in Na Mea Native Books. Designer boutiques such as Second Skin, Linea and MisFortune offer their take on contemporary fashion with an assortment of cutting-edge brands. Those in search of limited edition sneakers and street wear apparel should check out KICKS/HI, In4mation and Stussy. If visitors have shopped till they've dropped, the movies are always an option. The 16-plex Stadium Theater at Ward is equipped with 3D and a concession stand offering unique mouthwatering li hing mui flavored pineapple or apple bowls for sale. Li hing mui is a salty dried plum originally from China; however, it is a local staple to be found sprinkled in powder form on top of fruits. Adjacent to the theater is a Dave & Buster's, which, along with arcade style gaming, is well-known for its weekly Wednesday nightclub at its rooftop bar.
Ward Warehouse also has a variety of dining options, from the Spaghetti Factory to Menchi's Frozen Yogurt, where customers can make their own personalized creations. Ward Centre offers a numerous selection of local treats, such as the delectable pineapple burger from Kua'aina Sandwich shop. In addition, there are plate lunches from Kaka'ako Kitchen, with a comfortable outdoor seating option. The bright atmosphere at Goma Tei ramen is wonderful for tasting its specialty tan-tan or char siu ramen. Those who need a lighter load can find solace in a honey-topped acai bowl from Mocha Java. Or, visitors can mix it up by eating at the revolving sushi counter found at Genki Sushi. Ward Centre is more than a collection of shops, but rather an area based on community involvement, using local resources and providing quality entertainment.
- Ward Centre Hours: Monday through Saturday: 10am to 9pm, Sunday: 10am to 6pm
- Ward Farmer's Market Hours: Every Tuesday at 9am to 1pm
- Location: 1200 Ala Moana Boulevard, Honolulu, HI
- Ward Centre Phone: 808-596-0166
- Ward Farmer's Market Phone: 808-591-8411
- Website: www.victoriaward.com