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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Kaka'ako: The Pulse of Modern Honolulu

A dynamic neighborhood where urban living meets island charm

Situated between the bustling downtown Honolulu and the vibrant Waikiki, Kaka'ako is a burgeoning neighborhood known for its modernity, colorful murals, and the unique blend of urban and island life. Once a hub of industrial activity, Kaka'ako has transformed into a trendy enclave that embraces art, culture, and modern living, while being surrounded by the natural beauty of the Pacific.

Historically, Kaka'ako was a fishing village and later became a thriving trade and commercial area during the 20th century. Today, it stands as a testament to urban renewal, with modern condominiums, trendy boutiques, and innovative eateries, all while holding on to a slice of its past with remaining small local businesses and restored structures.

The real estate scene in Kaka'ako is predominantly modern, featuring luxurious condominiums with ocean views and state-of-the-art amenities. The architectural design in this area reflects a contemporary aesthetic while incorporating elements of island style.

What to Love

  • An engaging art scene filled with street murals and galleries
  • Contemporary residential buildings offering urban luxury
  • Proximity to both downtown Honolulu and Waikiki Beach

Local Lifestyle

Kaka'ako is a playground for the modern urbanite who appreciates a touch of island flavor. The SALT at Kaka'ako complex is a hub of trendy eateries, local boutiques, and vibrant nightlife. The neighborhood is also known for Pow! Wow! Hawaii, an annual art festival that transforms the district into an outdoor art gallery.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

The dining scene in Kaka'ako is eclectic and innovative. From the casual vibes at Moku Kitchen to the refined atmosphere at MW Restaurant, there's a culinary experience for every palate. Shopping enthusiasts will appreciate the blend of local boutiques and well-known retailers found within the area, offering a unique shopping experience.

Things to Do

Exploring the street art and galleries is a must-do activity in Kaka'ako. The nearby Ala Moana Beach Park offers a place to relax by the ocean or engage in water activities. At night, the neighborhood comes alive with its vibrant bar and lounge scene, offering a variety of entertainment options.


Kaka'ako, with its modern charm, artistic heartbeat, and oceanfront allure, embodies a unique lifestyle that's both urban and island-centric, providing a lively and enriching environment for its residents and visitors alike.

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Nearby in 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.

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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Aloha State Shave Ice, Eskimo Candy Oahu, and Kupu Food Truck.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 2.65 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4.33 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 1.4 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 0.08 miles 15 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 2.6 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 3.61 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars

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