Whole Foods Market
Ratings: 6 | Reviews: 4 | Show All Ratings:
3.49/5 rDev -15.9%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | $$$
Visited the Whole Foods in the Kahala Mall. Selection was very good considering you're on Oahu in the middle of the ocean.
Beer cooler is on your left past the produce as you enter the front door. Best parking is on the roof of the mall then you can take an elevator down into the store. Lots of import singles and single bombers available. Lots of local Hawaii beers as well.
Price is higher than Foodland but you'll find a better selection and higher quality.
Unless you're looking for something specific, I'd hit somewhere else first.
02-05-2013 07:50:29 | More by Noxious26
4.14/5 rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$
Upon coming to these islands, I knew there was a Whole Foods. Every store that I entered, I somehow ended up looking at the beer selection. I always left the stores empty handed and disappointed to say the least.
All I could think about was Whole Foods because I knew they had good beer there. By the time night was falling, I wanted a beer and I wanted one bad. I was like Fuck It, I ended up taking a cab there which ended up being a limo. Damn, I'm taking a damn limo to Whole Foods.
When I entered, I went straight to the beer section. I immediately seen some Cantillon Kreik and grabbed a couple of bottles for my girl. I grabbed a couple of Rochefort 10 for myself. As I searched all the shelves, something caught my eye. There were 6 Old Rasputin XI. Could this be? I had a hard enough time finding the Old Rasputin XII in Cali. This was definitely a surprise. I grabbed 3 bottles, 1 for the hotel and 2 to take home with me.
I've seen a better selection at other Whole Foods in Cali but you can't complain when your in the Hawaiian Islands. I don't think that there are too many BA's over here and the beer specialist said that the distribution was limited. Overall, my experience was a good one except for the damn cab fair...the price I pay for good beer.
06-04-2011 19:42:58 | More by Devi0us
4.35/5 rDev +4.8%
quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$$
I buy beer mostly from Tamura's and Whole Foods. Tamura's is cheaper than Whole Foods but Whole Foods has many beers that Tamura's doesn't carry (particularly 750ml sizes or singles). Whole Foods frequently has the Deschuttes Brewery seasonals or reserve series beers that Tamura's either never gets or doesn't restock. During Craft Beer Week in July they have a beer tasting each day and put the beers they are tasting on sale. The guys doing the beer tasting vary in expertise (one was super informed and helpful, the next day the lady running the tasting confessed to be a "wine person"). I've never asked their employees for advice or assistance but I've heard that they have some guys who are knowledgeable and passionate.
01-25-2011 04:52:08 | More by mariner22
4.65/5 rDev +12%
quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | $$
this was my gem when i was on this side of the island. massive cooler selection with cases piled around. a nice shelf of belgian imports including trappist ales, cantillon, and other belgian ales. i as quite pleased to find Ballast Point Sculipin, and 2 cases of it, for $10 a piece. They still have Deschutes Mirror Mirror and Jubel 2010 in stock. tons of other Ballast Point and Deschutes offerings as well as Kona and Maui. prices were actually cheaper than most other places which is weird for whole foods. overall, best place i have been too on this island thus far.
08-08-2010 16:56:15 | More by hooliganlife
Whole Foods Market in Honolulu, HI
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