Hawaii Kai

Hawaii Kai

Welcome to Hawaii Kai

Elegance meets adventure in an island paradise
As a radiant gem on the eastern edge of Honolulu, the town of Hawaii Kai effortlessly marries modern island living with nature's grandeur. This splendid enclave beckons with a charm that resonates with both the serenity of its landscapes and the allure of its luxurious amenities. Your dream home may be found on the cliffs of Portlock overlooking the sea, or it may be a home right on the water with your own boat dock.  Dive into a world where all your living needs are conveniently and elegantly met, and every horizon promises adventure.

What to Love

  • Perfect haven for boating enthusiasts
  • Mesmerizing sunsets that paint the sky
  • Multiple hiking trails for fitness aficionados
  • Notable trails: Hanauma Bay Ridge & Koko Stairs

Local Lifestyle

Hawaii Kai is a dream come true for those who are drawn to the water. Boating enthusiasts can effortlessly navigate their way to the finest restaurants and coffee hubs or venture further to the stunning Maunalua Bay and its inviting surf breaks. The sunsets here aren't just sunsets; they're an artist's palette of colors, painting the sky every evening. For those with a penchant for trekking, trails like the Hanauma Bay Ridge Top Trail and the famed Koko Stairs offer invigorating hikes, ensuring residents are always in the best shape, physically and mentally.

Dining and Entertainment

Koko Kai Marina in Hawaii Kai boasts of some excellent tucked-away food and coffee spots in a relaxed atmosphere. Among its diverse culinary offerings, Moena Cafe emerges as the go-to breakfast haven, celebrated for its aromatic coffees and delightful menu. For those seeking a tranquil waterfront experience, the Island Brew Coffeehouse is the place to be. Dine beside flat waters and gentle breezes, and let the marine serenity wash over you.
If you're looking to elevate your dining experience further, Liku's Tap and Table offers an ambiance of warmth and finesse. The establishment shines with its diverse menu and unparalleled tap selection. For the craft beer aficionado, Kona Brewing Company is the ultimate paradise. Here, the tropical charm of Hawaii is bottled up in every brew, ensuring that with every sip, you taste the essence of the island.

Things to Do

The Hawaii Kai Christmas Boat Parade is more than an event; it's a cherished tradition. Each year, the community comes together in a dazzling display of festivity and camaraderie. Boats adorned with twinkling lights and festive decor glide through the waters, turning the marina into a luminous spectacle and making it one of the most unique and magical Christmas parades.


  • Kaiser High School

Overview for Hawaii Kai, HI

30,620 people live in Hawaii Kai, where the median age is 48 and the average individual income is $60,386. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

48 years

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Around Hawaii Kai, HI

There's plenty to do around Hawaii Kai, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Somewhat Bikeable
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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Hawaii Kai Gopher, Chow Down Shrimp Truck, and Deep Freediving Instruction.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 4.27 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $$ 1.19 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.31 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.23 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.45 miles 19 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.03 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Hawaii Kai, HI

Hawaii Kai has 10,759 households, with an average household size of 3. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Hawaii Kai do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 30,620 people call Hawaii Kai home. The population density is 6,658.751 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population


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Median Age

50.28 / 49.72%

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  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
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30 to 59 Minutes
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Schools in Hawaii Kai, HI

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The following schools are within or nearby Hawaii Kai. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
School rating
Henry J Kaiser High School
9th - 12th
Koko Head Elementary School
PreK - 5th
Kamiloiki Elementary School
PreK - 5th
Hahaione Elementary School
PreK - 5th

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