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Kona Abalone opens in Ala Moana

The popular delicacy is now available at the food court

Posted February 19, 2014 by Melissa Chang

If you’ve been to the farmer’s markets around town, you’ve seen the booth with the freshly grilled, live abalone from Kona. It’s wildly popular with Japanese tourists, who know it’s a delicacy and not nearly as inexpensive at home.

Well, now you can get that abalone, seven days a week. The new Kona Abalone store opened yesterday at Ala Moana Center’s Makai Market food court, full of abalone gifts and freshly made bentos.

I had toured the Big Island Abalone Corporation’s farm on Hawaii Island last summer with Kamehameha Schools, and one of the great things about this business is the fact that they are farm-raised, so this prized delicacy is abundant and accessible to restaurants and consumers without draining the ocean’s resources. Click here to see my blog about the abalone farm in Kona.

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Kona abalone

If you get a spontaneous hankering for abalone, you can now get it at Ala Moana's Makai Market food court. No more waiting for the farmer's market! It's on the Diamond Head side near Splash! and Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf.

Kona Abalone
1450 Ala Moana Blvd.


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About Melissa Chang

Melissa has been blogging regularly since 2007 and has more than 25 years’ experience in marketing and public relations. She is currently an independent marketing consultant, specializing in social media. 

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