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Kona International Market

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Address: 74-5533 Luhia St, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-3658
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+1 808-329-6262
09:00 - 17:00
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Nice facility -- but lots of vacant stalls

The Kona International Market is comprised of an array of nice buildings -- but much of the space is currently unoccupied... there's only a few vendors remaining here. The Food... read more

Reviewed 23 January 2017
Anchorage, Alaska
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12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We took the free shuttle, but when we got there, there were only 4 venders including a used furniture section. Not worth going to.

Thank merinski
Anchorage, Alaska
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624 reviews
207 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 220 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

The Kona International Market is comprised of an array of nice buildings -- but much of the space is currently unoccupied... there's only a few vendors remaining here. The Food Court offers take out plate lunches at reasonable prices... there's an Asian grocery too with a good selection of items that aren't found elsewhere in Kona. Aside from a couple... More 

Thank G C
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15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

A lot of the spots are vacant which is unfortunate because it could be such a cool place. The wood shop is cool as well as the three other shops that were there. Wish there was more.

Thank Jackie Y
Greater Melbourne, Australia
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3,339 reviews
2,169 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 659 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2016

This was not very impressive nor very interesting with many places vacant and what was there not very interesting. Your time can be better spent elsewhere.

Thank Oldjack
Ashland, Oregon
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68 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2016

My wife and I have visited the International Market in Kailua-Kona several times over the years. Back in 2002 the International Market was a thriving, fun to look through marketplace. In 2008 it was obvious that things were turning, with some open spaces. Today the marketplace is almost completely empty, with just a handful of shops still there. I hope... More 

Thank RCdeCruiser
Hilo, Hawaii
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41 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

Feels a bit like a thrift shop. Many merchants were closed. A few basic Hawaiiana gifts, but several empty stalls. Too bad, could be a nice place to shop if it was modernized.

Thank Kay M
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

The day we went all of the areas weren't occupied, but we were able to find a few treasures. To include handmade jewelry, t-shirts and bags.

1 Thank MdWonderer
Taylor, Texas
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38 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2016 via mobile

Stopped to see if they had anything interesting. Nope it wasn't worth it. Not many shops and most was junk. One shop had wood carvings that were cool but other than that nothing.

Thank Michelle O
Alton, Illinois
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141 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2016

The name sounds very inviting, doesn't it. This place is not worth the trouble to find. Very little to see and nothing worth buying. Go have a gelato somewhere instead.

Thank richb102
West Kelowna, Canada
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61 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2016 via mobile

Beware of cruise ship Wednesday as prices increase. Shop around to find best price as we noticed there was a significant difference on different days. We mainly shopped for fruit and veggies and some vendors were great and would throw in a couple different items to try. We were here for a month and loved stopping by daily to purchase... More 

Thank Tanya M

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