Where to Find Mochi and Other Sweet Treats for Girls’ Day in Honolulu

Come March 3, we’re all about pretty-in-sticky-pink delectables.


Spring is in the air and Girls’ Day is right around the corner. You know what that means. In Hawai‘i, March 3 is an excuse to buy pink-and-white chichi dango and whole-strawberry ichigo daifuku for your favorite ladies and keiki … and yourself, to be honest. If 2020 taught us anything, it’s the importance of celebrating every milestone. And what better way to let someone know you’re thinking of them than with a gorgeous box of oishii mochi?


The mochi scene has changed since our sister publication HONOLULU Magazine updated its guide to mochi in Hawai‘i in 2019—but then again, what hasn’t changed? In this case it’s all good: COVID-19 has given rise to a slew of new Instagram food businesses, many catering to sweet tooths.


Scroll below for an up-to-date list of where you can find mochi and other treats this Girls’ Day. It’s a good idea to plan ahead, since some places have deadlines and others sell out well before March 3.


SEE ALSO: Your Guide to Mochi in Hawai‘i: How to Eat it, Where to Buy it and More


Burgers on Bishop

Chichi dango, pink chocolate-covered Oreos and cake pops.


745 Fort St., (808) 586-2000, burgersonbishop.com, @burgersonbishop



Choco le‘a



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Gourmet mochi truffles made with European and Hawaiian chocolate, Nisshodo chichi dango and creamy ganache, in assorted flavors.


2909 Lowrey Ave., (808) 371-2234, chocolea.com, @chocoleahawaii



Cookies by Jesh

Cookie cakes with s’mores, Oreo or chocolate chip with chocolate ganache or vanilla cream frosting; $10 for single layer, $18 for double layer.





Da Mochi Guys



Various flavors of stuffed mochi, including the Cocoa-tilly stuffed mochi.





Fujiya Hawai‘i

Fujiya mochi

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Chichi dango and other traditional, peanut butter and fruit-filled mochi and snacks.


930 Hau‘oli St., (808) 845-2921, fujiyahawaii.com, @fujiyahawaii


SEE ALSO: An Old-School Mochi Shop Finds a New Home in McCully


Fukuya Delicatessen

Colorful chichi dango and other traditional mochi.


2710 S. King St., (808) 946-2073, fukuyadeli.com, @fukuyadeli



Happy Hearts

Happy Hearts mochi assortment


Elegant, made-to-order mochi with fillings like peanut butter, chocolate haupia and hazelnut coffee haupia.


Natsunoya Tea House, 1935 Makanani Dr., (808) 382-5714, happyheartsmochi.com



Kansai Yamato

Assorted mochi in flavors like mango and black sesame. Sold at Nijiya, Don Quijote, Longs Drugs, Wal-Mart, Times and other grocers.





Kulu Kulu Cake



Hinamatsuri Cake and other Japanese pastries and cakes.


Multiple locations, kulukulucake.com, @kulukulucake



Made by AliYoko

Chocolate cherry pepita mochi, guava cookies, chocolate chip strawberry cookies, sakura snowballs, guava-misu. Popping up at Ethel’s Grill, 232 Kalihi St., on March 3 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.





Malu Honolulu



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Girls’ Day strawberry shortcake topped with edible flowers and strawberry sauce, $35.


661 Ke‘eaumoku St., (808) 600-7104, maluhonolulu.com, @maluhonolulu



Minamoto Kitchoan

Ono Mochi Minamoto kitchoan

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High-end sakura mochi and other traditional and contemporary Japanese sweets.


Multiple locations, kitchoan.com, @minamotokitchanhawaii



Mochi Do Hawai‘i

Cherry blossom and other mochi doughnuts.




SEE ALSO: Waikīkī Has a New Mochi Doughnut Shop


Mochi Mochi

Mochi Mochi Strawberry Mochi

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Handmade daifuku mochi and mochi bites.





Nisshodo Candy Store

Ono Mochi Mochi Opener Nisshodo

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Pink and white chichi dango and other traditional mochi.


1095 Dillingham Blvd., (808) 847-1244, nisshodomochicandy.com



Otto Cake

POG, peach and other cheesecakes by the slice.


1127 12th Ave., (808) 834-6886, @ottocake_official



Sweet Little Mochi

Stuffed mochi and flavored chi chi dango.





Sweet Revenge

Known for sweet and savory pies, Honolulu’s first pot pie wagon offers handmade Girls’ Day mochi six-packs from Feb. 25 to March 3, online orders only.





Tanioka’s Seafoods & Catering

Known for its poke, this Waipahu business will have mochi platters for Girls’ Day.


94-903 Farrington Hwy., (808) 671-3779, taniokas.com@taniokas



The Mochi Man

Mochi in flavors like ube, taro, lilikoi and guava, in minimum pre-orders of two dozen.





We Heart Cake Co.



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Sakura cookie sets, cakes, cookies, cupcakes, cake pops and custom cakes.


3468 Waialae Ave., (808) 533-2253, weheartcakecompany.com, @weheartcakecompany