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“Definitely no comparison to International Marketplace…”
Review of Duke's Marketplace

Duke's Marketplace
Ranked #20 of 147 Shopping in Honolulu
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Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Definitely no comparison to International Marketplace…”
Reviewed 18 August 2014

Duke's Marketplace is similar to Kona's International Market… filled with vendors that are out to rip off the easily influenced tourists. Beware. Do not pay more than 5 dollars for that thing you just picked up, and be prepared to walk away from every sale. Down the road across from T Galleria you can haggle the vendors down to minuscule amounts. Again, I stress the power of walking away.

Visited August 2014
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Sydney, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
301 reviews
95 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
“Good prices and variety for souvenirs and local clothing”
Reviewed 16 August 2014 via mobile

Much cheaper than all the places around it. Small, tightly packed but some friendly and helpful stalls, some very pushy ones too. You need cash, they will bargain and they were so much cheaper that they are worth a visit before you buy any souvenirs elsewhere. Half price and same item

Visited August 2014
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Decatur, Illinois
Level 6 Contributor
1,051 reviews
320 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 410 helpful votes
“Lots of Shops!”
Reviewed 25 July 2014

We were sad to see that the International Marketplace has been torn down. But you can go to Duke's Marketplace to recapture some of the fun of shopping there.

There must be 50 to 100 little shops here. All filled with every kind of glittery souvenir you ever would want to take home to the grandkids. Every shop owner was pleasant always saying "Aloha" and "Mahalo".

This is easy to miss if you're walking on Kalakuana. We walked by it several times before we noticed it. It's straight across from the Outrigger on Duke's Lane.

Visited July 2014
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Las Vegas, NV
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Beach View”
Reviewed 15 July 2014

You have to go to Dukes, a tourist attraction. We walked here for our first dinner in Hawaii, had Mai Tais and saw our first sunset from our table! Very laid back atmosphere, I took my son here for the omelet buffet the next morning for his birthday it was so delicious and it's a lovely & lively place!

Visited June 2014
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Saint Louis, Missouri
Level 6 Contributor
168 reviews
94 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
“Lots of Souvenirs at good prices”
Reviewed 28 June 2014

We stayed right across the street from Duke's Market Place and visited it probably 3-4 times. It is nice to see what they have to offer and to get an idea of prices. Many of the stalls carry similar items and they do expect you to barter in regard to the price, infact they will pretty much offer you a "deal" even if you do not suggest a lower price. Once you know what you want and what a good price is for it, we picked up a handful of nice items. I will say that it was hard to enjoy looking here though. The vendors are very aggressive, as soon as you show interest in anything they try to get you to buy it. I found this off putting and it made me want to stop looking. If you don't want to deal with the tight space and price haggling you can pick up most of the same items at an ABC store for roughly 25% more in price. When looking for Hawaiian shirts look for ones actually made in Hawaii, a couple of the vendors at the market place do have them at a good price. Most stalls accept both cash and credit, an ATM is available at the start of the market area and you will probably find that you can get better deals with cash. Worth a visit for the experience and inexpensive shopping.

Visited June 2014
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