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Bento supplies on Oahu?

boogiebaby Jun 18, 2013 09:53 PM

We're headed to Oahu next month and I wanted to see where I could check out some awesome bento supplies. (i have a small obsession with bento) I live in SoCA and currently get things from Daiso (Japanese dollar store) but I'd love to get some new and fun supplies. Any suggestions for stores that have a good bento box and accessories section?

  1. boogiebaby Jun 22, 2013 01:55 PM

    Thanks everyone... Sounds like Don Quixote and Shirokiya are fun places to check out!

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      macsak Jun 22, 2013 03:19 PM

      woorimart is a couple of blocks mauka (towards the mountains) from donki
      next to donki is palama supermarket (mentioned above by indelible), a korean market that may have things too

      you can probably skip marukai if you have access to it in socal

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      macsak Jun 21, 2013 12:23 PM

      a quick google search on bento supplies honolulu
      http://susanyuen.wordpress.com/where-to-buy-bento-supplies/
      http://the.honoluluadvertiser.com/article/2010/Feb/17/il/hawaii2170305.html
      http://justbento.com/bento-items-week...

      1. indelibledotink Jun 19, 2013 10:37 PM

        maybe check out Korean stores? i'm not sure, but palama supermarket may have items like that. 808-447-7777. I haven't been there in a long time, and usually just get groceries.

        there is a new Korean store on beretania called woorimart, http://www.yelp.com/biz/woori-mart-ho...

        but shirokiya and don quijote are musts.

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        1. re: indelibledotink
          indelibledotink Jun 22, 2013 04:40 AM

          the more I read about woorimart the more I want to visit!

        2. letsindulge Jun 19, 2013 10:15 AM

          Yes, Don Q. is an experience in itself! But whilst @ Shirokiya the food court is a must!

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            honu2 Jun 18, 2013 10:36 PM

            Try Don Quijote, another Japanese department store. The Kaheka store is a block or two mauka of Ala Moana
            Shopping Center and normally has a lot of cutsy containers (and such) in their housewares section.

            1. letsindulge Jun 18, 2013 10:28 PM

              Not to miss is Shirokiya at Ala Moana. 1st floor is Japanese department store including homegoods. 2nd floor is a food court that will blow your mind.

              http://www.shirokiya.com/

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                macsak Jun 18, 2013 10:31 PM

                near ala moana center is don quixote
                the japanese refer to it as "donki"

                towards the airport from ala moana is a marukai discount warehouse
                i know they have marukai in socal, though

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                  macaraca Jun 20, 2013 10:50 AM

                  The first floor is less and less a department store nowadays, about half jewelry and Japanese kitsch, and more and more food...mainly cafe/pastry stuff. The upstairs food court is indeed a spectacle and a delight for foodies.

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