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.

 

@cookiesbyjesh

 


 

Da Mochi Guys

 

 

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

 

@damochiguys

 


 

Fujiya Hawai‘i

Fujiya mochi

Photo: Thomas Obungen

 

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.

 

@kansaiyamato_hawaii

 


 

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.

 

@madebyaliyoko

 


 

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

Photo: Steve Czerniak

 

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.

 

@mochidohawaii

 


SEE ALSO: Waikīkī Has a New Mochi Doughnut Shop


 

Mochi Mochi

Mochi Mochi Strawberry Mochi

Photo: Kelli Shiroma Braiotta

 

Handmade daifuku mochi and mochi bites.

 

@mochimochihawaii

 


 

Nisshodo Candy Store

Ono Mochi Mochi Opener Nisshodo

Photo: Steve Czerniak

 

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.

 

@sweetlittlemochi

 


 

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.

 

@sweetrevengehnl

 


 

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.

 

@_themochiman_

 


 

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