Marukai Wholesale Mart is a membership warehouse-style store located in Kalihi. Membership is charged on an annual basis and is required to enter the store. In addition to the Asian food, Marukai carries health and beauty aids, household products, and even small appliances.
You’ll get a kick out of the packaging on some the Japanese items. It’s a wonder that no one at these Japanese manufacturers decided to sanity check their product names or instructions, as there is much lost in translation.
Prices are reasonable, and you’ll get newspaper-like ads in the mail. Sometimes they send two weeks of ads in the same mailing, so pay attention to the dates on each ad.