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January 2020: New Year, New Offerings at Waikiki Beach Walk®

January 08, 2020

Header collage featuring photo of Izakaya Kawagoe, Yard House's seared ahi, & Honolulu Cookie Company's Valentines Collection

Whether you’re extending the out-of-office reply from the holidays just a bit longer or flying in for your first trip of 2020, what better way to ring in the new year—and a new decade—than in paradise?

With plenty of sun to spare here, we don’t blame you for wanting a little escape to Hawaii during the dead of winter. January is a lovely time to visit as the Christmas crowds start to pack their bags and head home, making Oahu feel less hectic for the rest of the month.

Just because New Year’s Day has passed, it doesn’t mean the celebration is over. At Waikiki Beach Walk®, we’ve kept the party going with an exciting calendar of monthly events, grand openings, and new seasonal releases from our shops and restaurants.

Grand Openings

Hele Mai Salon

Officially opened for business on the 2nd floor of Waikiki Beach Walk®, Hele Mai Salon offers a wide range of beauty services to help you feel rejuvenated and ready to take on the year ahead.
 
How about a luxurious manicure and pedicure, complete with paraffin treatments and honey sugar scrubs for baby soft skin? Or what about an invigorating hand and foot massage for improved circulation? If you’re in need of hair removal, Hele Mai Salon has you covered with a full menu of waxing services as well.
 
Make an appointment: (808) 258-1862
 
Hele Mai salon menu of nail, massage, & waxing services in Waikiki, HI
 
 

Izakaya Kawagoe

Exterior of Izakaya Kawagoe's Japanese restaurant in Waikiki.
 
Now part of the shopping center’s dining options, Izakaya Kawagoe is a new Japanese sports bar with multiple 75-inch televisions and delicious Japanese cuisine in a cozy, pub-like setting. Specialty dishes include crispy house-made gyoza and juicy fried chicken, which was made in partnership with the chairman of Japan’s Karaage Association. For seafood lovers, Izakaya Kawagoe also offers fresh sushi rolls to share.

Head to the 2nd floor and look for the luminous paper lanterns to find this pop-up restaurant.

Reservations: (808) 913-2017
 
Gyoza with sauce Fried chicken karaage
Gyoza Kawagoe Chicken Karaage
Spicy ahi roll Salmon roll
Spicy Double Ahi Roll Salmon Roll
 

New Ways to Celebrate

Yard House

Known as America’s modern gathering place for beer and food lovers, Yard House knows how to celebrate the new year right—with new food and beverages, of course! Stop by to try them all at their Waikiki Beach Walk® location on the 1st floor.

Lifestyle Menu
 
Pan seared ahi with vegetables available at Yard House Waikiki
 
Featuring nutrient-dense ingredients and superfoods, Yard House’s new Lifestyle Menu makes it easier than ever to stick to those New Year’s resolutions by providing guests with some lighter options. Take a look at the appetizers and entrees below:
 
  • Hummus
  • Ahi Sashimi
  • Roasted Beet Salad
  • Avocado Toast
  • Gardein™ Wings
  • Poke Salad
  • Gardein™ Sesame Chicken Bowl
  • Shrimp Zoodle Bowl
  • Steak BowlRed Quinoa Salad
  • Mediterranean Salmon
  • Caprese Chicken
  • Pan Seared Ahi
  • Roasted Halibut
  • Mediterranean Burger
  • Spicy Beyond Sausage® Pasta
  • Gardein™ Orange Chicken
  • Gardein™ [Mac + Cheese]²
  • Gardein™ Grilled Chicken & Avocado Sandwich
  • Beyond Burger™

 23rd Anniversary Beer
 
A glass of Yard House's 23rd anniversary beer being poured from draft
 
2020 also marks Yard House’s 23rd anniversary. To celebrate, the restaurant recently introduced a new tequila-inspired, agave-infused platinum IPA in partnership with Casa Noble Tequila, Magnolia Brewing and New Belgium Brewing. Named Noble Pursuit, this one-of-a-kind platinum IPA starts with aromas of tangerine and stone fruits, and softens to bring a subtle agave sweetness on the palate. The sweet, hoppy, and refreshing finish ends with a touch of lime and salt, just like a classic margarita.

Reservations: (808) 923-9273 | Website: www.yardhouse.com
 

Breakout Waikiki

Black & white photo of a train with Secret Sabotage escape room logo
 
Breakout Waikiki’s newest escape room adventure is here! Secret Sabotage puts your group on a railway freight car headed towards disaster. A stowaway has cut the brakes as part of a sinister plot, so it’s a race against the clock to stop the runaway train in time.
 
Interested in another type of puzzle? As Hawaii's top-rated escape room experience, Breakout Waikiki also has 4 other interactive adventures for you to choose from: Y2K, Armory Ambush, The Hero, and Patient 57.

Reservations: (808) 926-1418 | Website: breakoutwaikiki.com
 

Honolulu Cookie Company

5 Honolulu Cookie Company pineapple-shaped shortbreads on pale pink cutouts of tropical leaves.
 
Created with warmth and love in mind, Honolulu Cookie Company’s newest collection features vibrant colors, sweet flavors, and the intoxicating scent of fresh fruits and coffee all wrapped up in packaging inspired by Hawaii’s natural flora.
 
Valentine’s Day will be here before you know it. Make it a memorable one by giving a gift that comes from the heart and sharing premium shortbread cookies with someone special. Available starting 1/8/20 (while supplies last), The Valentines Collection will include:

The Valentines Collection tin, heart-shaped window box, square box, & pink pouch around a plate of cookies on a pale pink background.

Valentines Mini Bag (5 cookies) 
 
Valentines Window Box Small (6 cookies, 3 flavors) 
 
Valentines Heart Tin (8 cookies, 4 flavors)
 
Valentines Box Medium (16 cookies, 8 flavors) 
 
Valentines Gift Tower (includes 3 seasonal products)






Phone: (808) 924-6651 | Website: www.honolulucookie.com
 

Post-Holiday Pick-Me-Ups

The Ultimate Foot Store

Black Vionic slippers propped up against the base of a palm treeTan Vionic slippers with aqua blue straps next to a white daisy2 pairs of Vionic beach sandals in white & blue as well as black & grey with a tropical leaf pattern
 
The path to better health starts with your feet! While many of us are excited to stick to our resolutions this year by hitting the gym and eating right, it’s easy to overlook how footwear can affect your posture and wellbeing.

Designed for those who want maximum support and essential stability, Vionic is an orthotic brand available in a variety of options for both men and women based on foot type and footwear style. Recommended by podiatrists, it carries the American Podiatric Medical Association's Seal of Acceptance (APMA), which recognizes products that have been found to be beneficial to foot health. Take a trip to The Ultimate Foot Store at Waikiki Beach Walk® to see what styles are in stock!

Phone: (808) 380-8660 | Facebook: The Ultimate Foot Store - Waikiki Beach Walk


Noa Noa

Since 1980, Noa Noa has been specializing in tapa pattern-inspired clothing for women, men, and keiki (children). Crafted with hand-batiked, all-natural fabrics, the brand’s colors and patterns change with every new shipment so there’s always something fresh in store. Be sure to visit their 2nd floor shop at Waikiki Beach Walk® to peruse the racks for beautiful island apparel and accessories.
 
Currently on Sale
 
Female model wearing a red slit dress with tapa pattern by Noa Noa in WaikikiFemale model carrying blue & pink bag with multiple tapa patternsBlue & pink multi-print tapa pattern bag next to Hawaiian instruments in front of Noa Noa Waikiki's shop
 
  • Slit Dress: 20% off regular price
  • Backpack: $29.00 → $19.00
  • Tank Tops in bamboo/rayon/cotton: $69.00 → $49.00
  • Mens Rio Collared Short-Sleeve Shirt in cotton: $86.00 → $70.00

What's New
 
Brown & pink Ginger dress with tapa pattern on mannequinFemale model wearing grey Rio dress with tapa pattern & white side tie
 
  • Left: Ginger dress with sleeves, available in sizes S to L ($169.00)
  • Right: Rio dress with sleeves, available in sizes S to L ($169.00)

Phone: (808) 923-6500 | Website: www.noanoahawaii.com
 

The Waikiki Christmas Store

Hawaiian Christmas ornament of Santa carrying a surfboard that has been personalized with a name
 
While the holidays may be over, there’s still time to find a unique keepsake that will remind you of how special the last few months of 2019 have been. Located on Lewers Street between Pull-In and Popits Hawai`i, The Waikiki Christmas Store offers over 1,000 types of Hawaiian Christmas ornaments and souvenirs that can be personalized for FREE. Be prepared and pick one up for the tree this upcoming holiday season!

Phone: (808) 924-9627 | Website: santaspen.com