New Shops and Restaurants at Ala Moana Center

Ala Moana Center, the world’s largest outdoor shopping center and Hawaii’s premier shopping, dining and entertainment destination, has added 17 new storefronts to its collection of world-class attractions. Altogether, the venue boasts 260 stores, including nearly 70 dining options, and features a d




Ala Moana Center, the world’s largest outdoor shopping center and Hawaii’s premier shopping, dining and entertainment destination, has added 17 new storefronts to its collection of world-class attractions. Altogether, the venue boasts 260 stores, including nearly 70 dining options, and features a diverse and distinctive selection of locally-owned boutiques right alongside the most prestigious national retailers. The collection showcases much of what is uniquely Hawaiian, while still incorporating the sophistication and flair of the country’s most popular and successful brand names. New food options embody the Hawaiian-Asian style, with eateries like Hibachi-san, where Master Chef Ming-Tsai Cherng has created a menu of eight different types of Tepanyaki-style plates featuring a variety of sautéed vegetables and meats, an array of sushi and rolls, four different types of Oishii salads and more, all with the freshest ingredients prepared on-site. Shoppers can also drop by Koi Koi, for a fresh approach to okonomiyaki a Japanese-style pancake made with batter and bits of meat, seafood, egg and vegetables. Or, for some light refreshment, shoppers can stop in a the new Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, now one of the fastest-growing coffee franchises in Hawaii, for specialty teas, coffees and blended beverages. Many larger retailers are making their Hawaiian debut with their induction into the Ala Moana Center. Jimmy Choo, one of the leading luxury brands in the world, has chosen the Center for its first location in the state of Hawaii. Its collection of high-end accessories, shoes and bags have been made famous by Hollywood’s A-list celebrities. Juicy Couture, popular for its terry cloth, velour, cashmere and fleece trendy tracksuits, also introduces its first location in the state. Its collection includes designer jeans, t-shirts, handbags, beachwear, watches, shoes and fragrances. Other new labels opening their doors in Hawaii for the first time include Miss Sixty/Energie, which caters to the younger generation of fashion-conscious women; and Theory, a New-York based label which creates classically stylish pieces.

Those seeking after-hours diversion can pay a visit to Pearl, Oahu’s newest and hottest ultralounge. Offering some of the island’s best pupus, specialty drinks, live entertainment and dancing, the club also serves Italian-influenced cuisine created by top chef Donato Loperfido. Its outstanding cocktail menu was designed by Francesco Lafranconia, a noted Las-Vegas-based master of libations. Pearl is open Sunday, Tuesday through Thursday from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. and Friday and Saturday from 5 p.m. to 4 a.m.

www.alamoanacenter.com

>