Small Hawaii in Yokohama

One of the most popular sightseeing places for Japanese tourists is Hawaii, the USA.Apparently Japanese people like Hawaii very much. Hawaii is always one of the best three popular honeymoon-places for Japanese couples, and there are many Hawaiian restaurants in cities in Japan. There is even a resort and theme park called “Spa Resort Hawaiians” in Iwaki, Fukushima prefecture in Japan. (Oh, and “Alora region” in Pokemon Sun&Moon is based on Hawaii, by the way.)

I’ve never been to Hawaii yet, but I really want to visit there someday. I guess there are many Japanese people who want to go to Hawaii but still don’t have a chance like me. Today, I’d like to talk about a good place where you can feel Hawaiian atmosphere in Yokohama, Japan. If you got tired of having Japanese food or if you had extra time when you visit Yokohama, it would be one of nice choices to go.



WORLD PORTERS is a shopping mall located in みなとみらい(Minato Mirai) 21 in Yokohama, Japan. Minato means “port” and Mirai means “future” in Japanese. Minato Mirai 21, often known as just Minato Mirai, is the central business district of Yokohama, and at the same time, it is also famous for shopping and tourism.

Minato Mirai 21

WORLD PORTERS used to be like a huge general store mainly sold various imported things, but now it is a shopping mall which sells not only imported goods but also things Japanese companies produced. “Hawaiian Town” is one of the shopping areas in WORLD PORTERS, and there are fourteen shops and restaurants which are related to Hawaii (or the US).








Have you ever heard of “malasada”? I had never known what malasada is until I played Pokemon Sun&Moon. In the game, malasada is a dessert which you can feed to your Pokemon to raise affection levels, but malasada is not imaginary food but it really exists in the real world! Malasada is a Portuguese dessert similar to donut. It is made of egg-sized balls of yeast dough that are deep-fried and coated with sugar. Traditional malasadas don’t have holes or fillings, but some malasadas are filled with creams and other fillings. It is said that how to make a malasada in Hawaii was spread from immigrants from Portuguese. Leonard’s Bakery is a famous bakery shop which sells malasadas in Honolulu, Hawaii, and “Leonard’s” in WORLD PORTERS is the only one branch shop of Leonard’s Bakery in Japan.

Although the traditional malasadas don’t have creams and fillings, but you can also try malasadas with custard cream and strawberry cream at Leonard’s. The standard malasada costs 160 yen and cream-filled malasada costs 220 yen.



Business hours: 10:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Tel#: 045-222-2172




Kahiko, PACIFIC OCEAN BLUE, Local Motion, aloha street, Maunaloa, MALULANI HAWAII Resort, and Local Brand

Those shops sell Hawaiian T-shirts, casual dresses, skirts, scarfs, hats, bags, shoos, handkerchiefs, towels, jewelries, smartphone cases, air freshers, etc.


Business hours: 10:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Tel#: 045-651-7855


アロハフードマーケット(ALOHA FOOD MARKET)

ALOHA FOOD MARKET is a shop you can try grilled chicken, hot dog, French fries, onion rings, fresh lemonade, banana bread, soft serve, etc.

Business hours: 10:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Tel#: 045-222-2170

They have menu written in English.






Honolulu Coffee was found in 1992 with one small kiosk in downtown Honolulu, Hawaii. There are some brunch shops not only in Hawaii but also in Guam, Canada and Japan. I was surprised that it is Japan that has the largest number of branches of Honolulu Coffee. (There are twenty-three shops in Japan, twelve shops in Hawaii, three shops in Guam, and two shops in Vancouver, Canada.) Honolulu Coffee serves “Kona coffee” which is a special product in Kona area in Hawaii island. You can also enjoy delicious desserts such as pancake with Kona coffee cream, tiramisu, various kind of cakes, etc.



Business hours: 10:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Tel#: 045-640-6622





HALENOHEA is a Hawaiian restaurant. They serve Hawaiian food such as loco moco, kalua pig, ahi poke, burgers, Hawaiian platters with Hawaiian beer (KONA BIG WAVE, KONA LONG BOARD, KONA FIRE ROCK, and PRIMO) and cocktails. After you have a meal, how about trying coffee and dessert? You can try flavored coffee of LION COFFEE such as macadamia, vanilla macadamia, toasted coconut, and hazelnut.


Business hours: 10:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Tel#: 045-222-2155




Teddy’s Bigger Burgers

The first Teddy’s Bigger Burgers was opened in 1998 at the foot of Diamond Head in Honolulu, Hawaii. The history started from backyard cookouts of owners Ted and Rich. Their passion to offer the best quality burger made their shop popular in Hawaii, and Teddy’s Bigger Burgers has been the first-place winner of Hawaii’s best hamburger for seventeen years in a row. Their branch shops are located in the USA (Hawaii, Iowa-city, Texas, and Washington), Japan, Philippines, Thailand and Saudi Arabia.

You can choose your bun from three types; original bun, bun made from gluten free 100% rice flour, and bun made from rye. (You need to pay extra 100 yen for rice-flour bun and rye bun, though.) The patty of their hamburgers is made from 100% American beef, and there are about eight types of hamburgers. They also have three types of chicken sandwiches, a vegetable sandwich and fish sandwich as well. (Oh, and there is “beef burger” which they use beef patties instead of buns.) I tried “premium cheese burger” and French fries. A slice of fresh tomato, lettuce, sliced onion, cheese, and the homemade sauce were put between buns. The combination of those ingredients was so good!

Teddy’s Bigger Burgers

Business hours: 10:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Tel#: 045-232-4226

They have menus written in English, Chinese and Korean.



There are some more shops that sell Hawaiian chocolate (Hawaiian Host), Hawaiian lemonade, etc. If I were not full after eating the burger, I would have tried the chocolate flavored soft serve for sure, haha…



Business hours: 10:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. (Shopping area) *Business hours for restaurant area are different depending on each restaurant.

Address: 2-2-1 Shinkou, Naka-ku, Yokohama-city, Kanagawa prefecture 231-0001

Tel#: 045-222-2000



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