Hawai'i Kai Retirement Community

428 Kawaihae Street, Honolulu, HI 96825

About the community

Nestled in the lush Ka'alakei Valley, Hawaii Kai is a welcoming haven. Stroll the walking paths and enjoy serene sites of blooming flowers and bubbling waterfalls. Cool off in the saltwater pool. Dine on culturally inspired chef-prepared meals and take in ocean views from the dining room. Enjoy meaningful relationships with neighbors and staff, and a strong connection with the surrounding community. You're close to shopping centers, healthcare, many unique local attractions, and just 20 minutes from downtown Honolulu and Waikiki.

Hawaii Kai is feeling more like family than ever with new leadership at the helm of caring staff, many who've been serving our residents for decades. With a renewed sense of ohana and ongoing upgrades to our beautiful grounds, we're your award-winning choice for senior living in Honolulu.

Our all-inclusive month-to-month rent covers:

  • Private apartment suites
  • Daily chef-prepared meals with local flare
  • A variety of enriching activities
  • Maintenance-free living
  • Housekeeping and linen service
  • Local, scheduled transportation
  • Utilities

Familiar faces

This community is the new extension of your family. From pleasant housekeepers, attentive servers at mealtime who've been here for decades, and helpful maintenance technicians, there is always someone there when you need them, We're...

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Senior Living Options Offered

Assisted living
Independent living

Pricing at Hawai'i Kai Retirement Community

Total monthly costs depend on room type, select services, and the level of care needed.

Base fees by room type

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1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
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*Prices quoted are monthly rental charges and are provided by the communities themselves. Actual prices may differ due to one-time fees, timing and care services required. Speak with your Senior Living Advisor to learn more.


Health Care Services

Ambulatory care
Diabetic care
Incontinence care
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Meals & Dining

Meals provided

Room Amenities

Wheelchair accessible showers
Bath tubs
Wi-fi/high-speed internet
Cable or satellite tv

Community Amenities

Transportation & parking

Resident parking available
Complimentary transportation
Property convenient to public transit
Uncovered parking


Dogs allowed
Cats allowed

Common areas

Outdoor common areas
Indoor common areas
Barber shop
Beauty salon

Recreational areas

Swimming pool
Billiards lounge
Fitness center
Game room



Primary language spoken by staff



Devotional activities on-site
Devotional activities offsite
Art classes
Cooking classes

Reviews of Hawai'i Kai Retirement Community


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March 1, 2021
anonymous - Friend of resident/client
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Excellent facility and staff

We chose Hawaii Kai because of the location as well as the services that were provided from the facility. She is in a 1 bedroom and it is spacious sized apartment and has a nice view. I would absolutely recommend them.

February 19, 2021
Anonymous - Sibling of resident/client
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a great place for a loved one

Definitely check this community out. I would definitely recommend this community to others. They have different room sizes that you can choose from. from a studio to separate cottages.

January 14, 2021
Jan O. - Toured community
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Review of Hawaii Kai

The people (residents and associates), the grounds, and the amenities are great! our new gen. manager, [name removed] listens and acts immediately on your requests. What more could I ask?

November 14, 2020
Dennis (Tag) Kickland - Resident/client
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Best suits my needs and wants. Location, layout comfortable, spacious.

November 2, 2020
Anonymous - Resident/client
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Property in the process of being restored to its original soundness and beauty. Managers and staff are efficient and caring. The residents are friendly and caring as well.

October 29, 2020
L. Carpenter - Resident/client
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Moved here from So. California. Dog friendly with lots of areas to walk our dogs. Not a highrise, lots of greenery. Good food. Friendly staff. Not perfect but good enough. On third floor with ocean view. Lovely!

October 28, 2020
Anonymous - Resident/client
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Superb living

October 18, 2020
Joy Moore - Loved one of resident/client
Wonderful Employees who go the Extra Mile

I have been so pleased with the care that has been given to my mother during the many years that she has lived at the Hawaii Kai Retirement Home in Honolulu. She has moved away to the Mainland a few times, but always returns to Hawaii Kai. The residents are a great group of people that Mom enjoys interacting with. The employees are all pleasant and understand about keeping the residents safe during the time of Covid. Daily life, of course, is not "normal" at this time. It isn't for any of us. My mother is in Independent Living at this time, but I am assured that she can move up to Assisted Living when it becomes necessary without having to change anything but her apartment. It is wonderful that they have been able to set up InstaCart for my Mom so that she does not have to leave her apartment during these stressful times. The last thing I want to worry about is Mom having to go out to purchase various sundries. I appreciate the ability to talk with the management when necessary. They have been very responsive.

October 18, 2020
Petersen Ohana - Loved one of resident/client
Home away from home

The staff have been the most caring, friendly and very professional to my mom and our family. Great amenities, well maintained individual units and common areas,, beautiful location, very peaceful and relaxing neighborhood. It's also pet friendly. It really feels like "home" away from home, so i give this a "two thumbs up"!

October 18, 2020
Anonymous - Resident/client

I am thrilled to be here. I enjoy having the experience of a lot of Art Culture in Hawaii. I also have freedom in sharing movies I love with the other residents. The food has also improved a lot recently.

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