We love malihini, (newcomers, if you happen to be one). We welcome you with open arms and flower lei. Don’t be surprised if people you’ve just met start calling you aunty or uncle—we treat everyone like family here. Hawai‘i’s warm hospitality has earned us the nickname the Aloha State. Aloha has many meanings, but above all, it means love. We show our aloha in many ways, like when we shaka to each other as a way of saying thanks when driving. 

 

Newcomers fall in love with the place, and many end up staying for good, and become kama‘āina (devoted longtime residents, or locals). Hawai‘i is constantly changing and developing, and we want to introduce you to everything our Island home has to offer—beyond the beaches and waterfalls in the tourist pictures. We’re a burgeoning hub of teachers and professors, tech entrepreneurs, scientists, chefs, fashion designers and more. There’s a lot to see, taste and do here. At HONOLULU Magazine, we strive to be your user’s guide for the city, pointing you toward everything you need to make your life in Honolulu the best it can be. So dive in and read up on everything you need to know to become a true kama‘āina.

 

American Savings Bank is proud to present this Newcomer’s Guide. We are a leading and locally owned financial institution that has helped make dreams possible for island residents and businesses for more than 90 years.  Our strength comes from helping customers succeed and supporting the communities where we live.  From all of us here: Aloha! E komo mai (that means, welcome) to your new home.

                                                                                                                                              

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Professional Services

The Best Dentists in Hawai‘i 2020

HONOLULU Magazine helps you find the dentist you need, whether it’s for a routine checkup or more specialized work. Everyone on this list comes highly recommended by other dentists, who know the work of fellow professionals.

2019 Top Doctors in Hawai‘i

This year, we’ve partnered with Castle Connolly Medical LTD. to bring you a list of the 575 top doctors in the state.

Best of Honolulu 2019: The Best Services on O‘ahu

The 47 editorial and reader picks for the places in Honolulu that make our lives just a bit easier.

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Hawai‘i’s History

Hālau, Artisans and Hula Community Still Dealing With Merrie Monarch Cancellation

Because hula is life.

9 Things You Didn’t Know About Prince Jonah Kūhiō Kalaniana‘ole

Say Happy Birthday to a prince who could pass laws and throw punches.

Long Live Kaho‘olawe: Restoring the Former Military Bombing Site Off the Coast of Maui

Twenty years after the bombing stopped, Kaho‘olawe sets a path for the future

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Dining

Takeout From Kaimukī Super Town Hen Water

In our latest spotlight of local eats to get right now, we check out Ed Kenney’s Kaimukī trifecta.

Lee Anne Wong: What it’s Like to Close a Restaurant During the COVID-19 Pandemic

“We’re closing down now so we don’t end up closing down for good.”

Central Pacific Bank Wants to Split the Bill for Your Takeout Order

Get delivery or takeout from participating restaurants including Gochi Grill, Barrio Café in Wahiawā, AnyPlace Cocktail Lounge, Popeye’s and even Sushi Sasabune until 3 p.m. on April 1.

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Local Culture

In-Person Spiritual Services to Resume in Honolulu on Saturday, May 23

Churches and other spiritual institutions will be allowed to gather in person, provided that they follow certain guidelines.

A Google Doodle Celebrates the Life of Israel Kamakawiwoʻole

The late Hawaiian musician, best known for his rendition of “Over the Rainbow,” was featured on Wednesday’s Google homepage in an animated video.

Celebrate Hawai‘i’s Great Graduates of 2020 with These Local Gifts

To the class of 2020: Chee-hooo YOU!

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Education

Hawai‘i High School Senior Talks About Life and Graduation During a Pandemic

One of Wai‘anae High School’s valedictorians shares the moment when the pandemic became very real to her and her classmates.

Celebrate Hawai‘i’s Great Graduates of 2020 with These Local Gifts

To the class of 2020: Chee-hooo YOU!

Answers to Your COVID-19 Questions with DOE Superintendent Christina Kishimoto

Watch the interview live, here on HONOLULU Magazine.

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Leisure

Your Guide to the Perfect Memorial Day Weekend in Honolulu

Cheer on the class of 2020, learn to cook from a veteran chef, laugh your butt off at a comedy show and pay tribute to your loved ones.

We Worked Out Together at Home with Ward Village’s Boot Camp Class

We decided to shelter-in-shape and tuned in separately to a live boot camp class on Ward’s Instagram, taught by Mike Sapp Fitness. Not gonna lie, one of us wanted to drop the Mike and leave.

The 8 Best Things to Do at Home This Weekend

Finish a fun run, unleash your creative side with a virtual paint party, learn about the history of civic engagement in Hawai‘i and tune in to a HiSAM From Home workshop.

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Where to Live

Made You Look: North Shore Getaway Property For Sale for $11.8M

Ke Iki Bungalows overlook one of the world’s most famous surfing beaches.

Old Kaimukī Charm or Development Opportunity? You Decide

This lush property can technically fit a few more homes on it.

Ke Kilohana: A Sneak Peek at Ward Village’s First Workforce Building

One of the more moderately priced Kaka‘ako condos should be ready for move-in this May.

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