Here are Ala Moana-Kakaako's 3 newest businesses to open

Photo: Malu/Yelp
By Hoodline - Published on September 04, 2019.

Looking to find out about the newest businesses to open in Ala Moana-Kakaako? From a dessert spot to an American restaurant, read on for the newest businesses to arrive in this Honolulu neighborhood.


661 Keeaumoku St., Suite 106-E

Photo: malu/Yelp

Malu is a spot to score desserts and more.

This new business offers a variety of sweets along with a small selection of savory dishes. On the menu, look for soft serve ice cream, shaved ice or Japanese-style cream sandwiches. 

Yelp users are excited about Malu, which currently holds five stars out of seven reviews on the site.

Yelper Jon Y., who reviewed Malu on Aug. 25, wrote, "I come here on a regular basis and everything is great! I have tried almost everything on the menu and I've never been disappointed. The Taiyaki with soft serve, banana bread with walnut and sausage kimbab are my favorites."

Kumi S. noted, "This place is a gem in Ala Moana area. Had two kinds of kimbap and both are very tasty. This cute little place has something for anytime you stop by."

The new spot has yet to post its hours online.


333 Ward Ave., Suite 3

Photo: shari t./Yelp

Unagi-don is a Japanese spot.

This new business offers Japanese food in a casual setting. On the menu, expect to see items like unagi-don, Hawaiian kettle-style potato chips and green tea. 

With a 4.5-star rating out of 25 reviews on Yelp, Unagi-don has been getting positive attention.

Yelper Darin H., who reviewed Unagi-don on Aug. 24, wrote, "Was pleasantly surprised about this place and the quality of food I was given. The grand opening price is a real bargain and I hope I can make it back to try some more nom nom nom delicious unagi! 5 shakas out of 5!"

Yelper Alvin O. wrote, "Unagi has good flavor and had the perfect amount of sauce. The tsukemono (pickled vegetables) was delicious and added some acidity to the dish to cut into the fatty/rich flavor of the unagi balancing it out. Owner was very friendly."

Unagi-don is open from 10 a.m.–8 p.m. on Monday-Saturday and 10 a.m.–5 p.m. on Sunday.

Hamada General Store

885 Queen St.

Photo: melodie c./Yelp

Hamada General Store is a traditional American spot, offering salads and coffee and tea.

Hamada General Store provides catering and takeout food. On the menu, expect to see items like poke bowls, tofu and salmon salad and kimchi reubens. 

Hamada General Store's current rating of 4.5 stars out of 28 reviews on Yelp indicates positive attention from users.

Yelper Nat N., who reviewed Hamada General Store on Aug. 28, wrote, "Everything they've done so far as been executed well. ... Orders are prepared quickly and delivered hot. Daily specials are announced on Instagram every morning! And last but not least, the food is amazing!"

Rich T. noted, "Excellent morning dining experience. The food was great! Tastes as good as it looks in pictures. Thanks for being a great go-to place."

Hamada General Store is open from 7 a.m.–2 p.m. on Monday-Saturday. (It's closed on Sunday.)

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