October 2021: Tantalizing Treats from Waikiki Beach Walk

October 21, 2021

Daytime shot of Waikiki Beach Walk's first and second floor shops with the words "Tantalizing Treats from Waikiki Beach Walk" underneath.
Spooky season is upon us, but a visit to Waikiki Beach Walk feels more like a dream than a nightmare. From Instagram giveaways to frighteningly good feasts, there’s no better time to get into some shopping and dining mischief. Here’s the latest:

Give Us Your Braaains for Trivia or Treat

Pictures of a fudge brownie sundae & bread pudding placed over pumpkins

You heard right: Trivia or Treat is bringing another year of Halloween cheer, so get ready to test your knowledge with questions all about Waikiki Beach Walk. All you need to do is 1) follow @waikikibeachwalk on Instagram and 2) watch our Instagram Stories on Halloween day to play.

At the end of the game, participants will receive a digital voucher for a FREE fudge brownie sundae or haupia bread pudding from Giovanni Pastrami. Pretty sweet!

A Killer Surf and Turf at Ruth’s Chris Steak House

Sliced medium-rare steak on a plate with 2 lobster tails in the background.
Photo credit: Ruth’s Chris Steak House

You won’t want to miss the latest dinner special by Ruth’s Chris. The popular steakhouse if offering an indulgent “Tenderloin & Tails for Two” for $195 at the Waikiki Beach Walk location from now until November 14th. Bring someone special along to enjoy this sumptuous supper, which comes complete with starters, an entree to share, side dishes, and dessert.

See the limited-time menu below and make a reservation online or by calling 808-440-7910.
Starters (choice of two)
Steak House Salad, Caesar Salad*, Lobster Bisque
Entree for Two
Chateaubriand and Lobster Tails: hand-carved 22 oz roasted chateaubriand* with cognac sauce, paired with two cold water lobster tails and melted butter
Creamed spinach and garlic mashed potatoes
Chocolate Sin Cake

*Items are served raw, or undercooked, or may contain raw or undercooked ingredients. Consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish or eggs may increase your risk of food-borne illness.

Holokai Catamaran’s Scary Good Giveaway

Ocean with Diamond Head in the background on a clear. sunny day.
Photo credit: Holokai Catamaran

It wouldn’t be Halloween without the sound of a menacing cackle, so to get into the spirit, Holokai Catamaran will be giving away 2 seats for the 3:00 p.m. sail on October 31st to whoever can show them the best evil laugh. The prize also includes an open bar and cool Holokai merch.

Winner will be announced by October 24th. For details on the giveaway and how to enter, visit their Instagram page (@sailholokai).

The Magic is in the Musubi

Storefront shot of Musubi Cafe Iyasume sign above its open door.
With a brand-new shop on Lewers Street, Musubi Cafe Iyasume brings a creative take on the classic Hawaii snack and a menu of other local favorites to Waikiki Beach Walk. Their perfectly shaped Spam musubis come topped with a variety of fun flavors, such as egg, eel, shiso, or avocado. Don’t overlook the bentos and rice bowls either. Served up with signature Japanese hospitality — or omotenashi — Iyasume makes the best grab-and-go grub whether you’re headed to the beach, preparing for a nature hike, or rushing off to your next tour.

Wicked Cool Finds


White & blue round towel with HiLife and a rainbow at the center on a patch of grass.
Photo credit: HiLife
HiLife’s Round Rainbow Beach Towel is sure to be the first thing you pack for the next family barbeque or beach day. Not very outdoorsy? Give your home some Aloha State-inspired flair by using it as a decorative throw blanket.

Na Hoku

Pendant in the shape of a bird of paradise flower hanging in front of a real bird of paradise
Photo credit: Na Hoku
Representing faithfulness, love, and thoughtfulness, the iconic Bird of Paradise is the star of this magnificent pendant featuring a spiny oyster inlay and diamonds. Expertly crafted by Na Hoku, Hawaii’s finest jewelers since 1924, the Bird of Paradise Pendant makes a touching, romantic gift to remind your loved one of your time together in the islands.


Multiple dainty bracelets on display

Photo credit: Mahina

Sometimes simple and subtle is the way to go when accessorizing your outfit of the day. Stop by Mahina on the first floor of the shopping center to mix and match a couple of cute dainty bracelets for you or a friend.

Get into the Spirit with Hawaiian Music and Dance

Woman in a teal and while dress preparing to dance hula while 2 musicians play behind her.
Be sure to tune into the Kū Ha'aheo virtual live stream next Tuesday from 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. by visiting the Waikiki Beach Walk Facebook and Instagram accounts. This popular Hawaiian music and hula dance concert is hosted by award-winning musical duo, Blaine Kia & Kalei Kahalewai (known as KAMANAWA). Best of all: it’s completely free!

After that, Kū Ha'aheo will return to the Plaza Stage for in-person performances beginning Tuesday, November 2nd per Hawaii’s latest COVID regulations.
Multicolored banner featuring the words Ka Lei Hula on the left and a female hula dancer on the right.
For those wanting to be a more active participant, Waikiki Beach Walk offers free one-hour hula classes every Sunday morning from 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Open to all ages and skill levels, Ka Lei Hula teaches the meaning of 5 basic hula steps as well as a Hawaiian chant of welcoming before choreographing it all together into a full dance.

There is a maximum capacity of ten people, so sign up and reserve your spot at the Ka Lei Hula Eventbrite page. Masks are mandatory and social distancing will be enforced.

Get Ahead on Holiday Shopping with a Bonus Gift from Taormina Sicilian Cuisine

Storefront of Taormina Sicilian Cuisine in Waikiki. Tables are visible through the glass window.
From now until December 15, 2021, Taormina guests will receive an additional $20 restaurant credit for every $100 gift card purchase. It’s the perfect opportunity to enjoy an authentic Sicilian dining experience in Waikiki and then spread the same holiday cheer to friends and family along the way.

Visit or call 808-926-5050 for hours of operation or to book a table.