September 2021: COVID Business Updates, Waikiki Shopping Picks, & Other Exciting News

September 15, 2021

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As part of the Safe Access Oahu emergency order (which went into effect on Monday, September 13, 2021), guests entering certain entertainment, dining, fitness and recreational establishments are required to show acceptable proof of full vaccination and a valid government-issued picture ID for verification.

What counts as acceptable proof? A physical hard copy of a state-approved vaccination card, a photo or digital copy of a state-approved vaccination card, or a Hawaii state-approved digital/smart device application confirming vaccination status (such as the Safe Travels program/app or Hawai‘i SMART Health Card). Please note that “full vaccination” means two weeks have passed since your second dose of a two-dose COVID-19 vaccination series.

Unvaccinated patrons may provide proof of a negative COVID test result within 48 hours of entering covered establishments. At this time, Safe Access Oahu is anticipated to run for at least two months and may be extended depending on the severity of Oahu’s COVID cases.

Waikiki Beach Walk businesses — including Roy’s Waikiki and Breakout Waikiki — will be enforcing the rules of this emergency order.  We encourage guests to plan and prepare accordingly to ensure a fun, safe visit to the shopping center. Keep reading to see what else is new.

Mobile Vaccine Clinic on September 18, 2021

If you are in need of the COVID-19 vaccine, Hawaii Pacific Health’s Mobile Vaccine Bus will be stationed at the entrance of Embassy Suites by Hilton on Beachwalk Street this Saturday, September 18th from 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

This free vaccine clinic will be offering doses of Pfizer (now known as Comirnaty), Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson. If this is your second shot, be sure to bring the CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card from your first shot. Third doses will also be available for immunocompromised individuals.

Walk-ins are welcome, but it is recommended that you pre-register online or by calling 808-462-5460.

Breakout Waikiki Named Travelers’ Choice by Tripadvisor

1 person wearing a white shirt with an American flag is holding a thin paper book while another person in a dark collared shirt shines a flashlight above it. The words "2021 Travelers' Choice" with the Tripadvisor logo is in a green square & the words "Breakout Waikiki" in green words on a black strip can be seen to the left of them.
Photo credit: Breakout Waikiki
It’s official: Breakout Waikiki is a must-do activity when visiting Honolulu according to travelers. This top-rated live action escape room facility offers five themed adventures filled with codes to crack and puzzles to solve, earning Tripadvisor’s Travelers’ Choice Award for 2021.
Take on the challenge with family, friends, or coworkers. Reserve your escape room by visiting

Waikiki Shopping Picks


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Photo credit: Kahala
Inspired by the world’s most famous surf breaks, Kahala’s new, super soft “World Class” cotton jersey graphic tee features a wave shaped by the names of said iconic surf locations on the back. It’s the perfect gift for the ocean lover in your life.
Check out Kahala’s boutique on the first floor of Waikiki Beach Walk or visit them online at

Honolulu Cookie Company

5 pineapple-shaped, white chocolate dipped cookies on an orange backdrop surrounded by mini pumpkins, cinnamon sticks, cinnamon powder cupcakes, etc.
Photo credit: Honolulu Cookie Company
A fall favorite finally returns! Honolulu Cookie Company’s White Chocolate Pumpkin is here to spice up the season with its comforting combination of crunchy autumnal flavor and creamy white chocolate. This beloved pineapple-shaped treat is available while supplies last, so get your hands on a box or two while you can by visiting the Waikiki Beach Walk location on the Diamond Head (east) side of Lewers Street.

ABC Store

Blue and white HOLO card for adults, available for purchase at ABC Store to ride TheBus on Oahu.

Say goodbye to old-school paper bus passes and say hello to the HOLO card, the new electronic fare card system for TheBus (Oahu’s public bus service). HOLO card makes exploring the island easy by allowing you to load funds online, through your phone, or at local retailers. Then, simply tap your HOLO card when boarding TheBus to pay for your ride. No more worrying about cash or fussing with change.
HOLO cards can be purchased at ABC Store on the first floor of the shopping center.

Musubi Cafe Iyasume Opening October 2021

Musubi Cafe Iyasume logo featuring a smiling onigiri and 2 spam musubis in an orange circle.
Photo credit: Musubi Cafe Iyasume

Soon, Musubi Cafe Iyasume will be bringing its tasty menu of Japanese rice balls, bentos, lunch bowls, and more to Waikiki Beach Walk. Known for offering an incredible variety (especially when it comes to dressing up Hawaii’s famous spam musubi with an array of toppings like egg, avocado, eel, and shiso), this local favorite is scheduled to open next month on the Diamond Head (east) side of Lewers Street between Honolulu Cookie Company and Carludovica.

Keep an eye out for the grand opening by following @waikikibeachwalk on Facebook and Instagram or by visiting

Free Events Still Going On at Waikiki Beach Walk

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Although some of the shopping center’s free weekly events have been temporarily suspended due to the current restrictions on large gatherings, we still have a couple on the schedule for your enjoyment. You can catch Ku Ha'aheo, our popular Hawaiian music and hula dance performance every Tuesday from 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. via live stream on the Waikiki Beach Walk Facebook and Instagram accounts.
Multicolored banner featuring the words Ka Lei Hula on the left and a female hula dancer on the right.

Ka Lei Hula, our free outdoor hula dance class, is also available every Sunday morning from 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Classes are capped at ten individuals, so be sure to reserve your space in advance by signing up through the Ka Lei Hula Eventbrite page. Masks are mandatory and social distancing will be enforced.