Ala Moana Center plans to add another collection of dining establishments at Hawaii’s largest shopping mall in October with the opening of what it is calling The Lanai @ Ala Moana.
The mall’s Chicago-based owner, GGP Inc., announced Monday that 10 restaurants will move into part of where Shirokiya used to be at the mall’s Diamond Head end, creating a “chic” food hall with outside seating sprinkled over what largely used to be a walkway between Macy’s and Shirokiya on the mall’s main level.
Seven restaurants will be part of the food hall: Ahi &Vegetable, Da Spot, HiTEA Cafe, Ike’s Place, Mahaloha Burger, Sobaya and Teppanyaki Farmer. A bar called Agave &Vine, a Japanese-‑style bakery and cafe called BRUG and the dessert shop Uncle Clay’s House of Pure Aloha also plan to open at The Lanai.
Total inside and outside seating will accommodate up to 450 customers, the mall operator said. The opening is scheduled for Oct. 27.
“As food halls continue to increase in popularity across the U.S., we look forward to unveiling Oahu’s newest communal dining concept in the Center’s Diamond Head Wing,” Francis Cofran, the mall’s senior general manager, said in a statement.