Makiki is an area of Honolulu, Hawaiʻi, located northeast of downtown Honolulu, stretching east to west from Punahou Street to Pensacola Street and north to south from Round Top Drive/Makiki Heights Drive to Lunalilo Freeway. Punchbowl, an extinct tuff cone, and Tantalus overlook the Makiki. The cool breezes, being within 5 minutes of almost everything in metro Honolulu, and the feeling of community attracted me to Makiki. It’s a hip, lively neighborhood, but has the residential quiet that is hard to come by in one of the most densely populated neighborhoods in Honolulu. There are also c ommunity events, such as the weekly farmer’s market, Punahou Carnival, and Sunset in Makiki.

The number one selling point that residents and buyers rave about is convenience, affordability, and views that span from the mountain and city to the ocean. Everything you could need is within five minutes of Makiki, the two major hospitals, art museums, downtown Honolulu, freeway on-ramps, the most highly rated private schools on the island, supermarket, and the University of Hawaii.

The area consists primarily of older houses, smaller apartment buildings, and side streets. Major roadways include Punahou Street, Pensacola Street, Piʻikoi Street, Nehoa Street, and Wilder Avenue. The area also includes a fire station, hospital, public school system, private schools including Punahou School, several churches of various denominations, a library, a community center, marketplace, and parks. The valley heights have hiking trails owned by the state for public use, and are mostly underdeveloped; a non-profit conservation organization, Hawaii Nature Center, has a small property providing conservation education and work opportunity to local schools students. A1 Bed Bug Exterminator Honolulu

Punahou School was opened in Makiki on July 11, 1842, with the mission of educating missionary children, on a land grant of 200 acres from Governor Boki near the site of Kapunahou water spring. Makiki is also the site of the Claus “King of Sugar” Spreckels Victorian-style mansion near Dole Street, which was later refurbished and converted into the St. Louis Alumni Clubhouse.

Nearby Attractions

  • Kapena Falls Trailhead is located at 2302 Pali Hwy, Honolulu, HI
  • Storyteller Statue is located at 2114 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, HI
  • King David Kalākaua Statue is located at 2050 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, HI

Nearby Restaurants and Pub

  • Karai Crab is located at 1314 S King St STE G2, Honolulu, HI
  • Los Chaparros Mexican Restaurant is located at 2140 S Beretania St, Honolulu, HI
  • remix Bar & Grill is located at 434 Piikoi St, Honolulu, HI
  • Anna O’Brien’s is located at 2440 S Beretania St, Honolulu, HI


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