Honiara Central Market

Honiara Central Market: Address, Phone Number, Honiara Central Market Reviews: 3.5/5

Honiara Central Market
3.5
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3.5
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mel tubuna
Viti Levu, Fiji7 contributions
Great shopping!
Feb 2020 • Business
So i rated it average mostly because of the cleanliness of the market. Apart from that, this is the best place to get good value handicrafts and clothes at affordable prices
Written 20 February 2020
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Melanesian N
7 contributions
Bad parking
Feb 2020 • Solo
This market needs better management of how it allocates space for parking and how the vendors display their wares. Its so packed and unclean as a result.
Written 12 February 2020
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Shiv Raj Bhatt
Kathmandu, Nepal26 contributions
Go for your vegetables and fruits supplies
Jul 2019
This is the place, you must visit at least once in a week, if you are staying in Honiara for a longer period and you love freash vegetable, fruits and local crafts. You will get all this in this compact market. A fun weekend shopping. But, be careful of your belongings and avoid crowd.
Written 7 January 2020
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Onetree
Onehunga, New Zealand5 contributions
Place for fresh veges
Dec 2019 • Solo
The Market hums from opening to closing. The noticeable thing is the lack of variety. Mainly green veges and tiny tomatoes, coconuts, pineapples and unshelled peanuts. But this is the same everywhere unless you go to the Bulk Shop after a shipment from Australia arrives. Prices vary by a few dollars throughout the market. Don't bargain as food is cheap enough. Place is cleaned every night for the next day.
Written 17 December 2019
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_joanneauga
Hamilton, New Zealand10 contributions
Casual Stroll
Nov 2019 • Couples
This market has all kind of tropical fresh fruits and vegetables. Not expensive at all.

The fish market down the end though is a very dirty and smelly.

Nice souvenirs here too.
Written 11 December 2019
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Amos Q
Honiara, Solomon Islands99 contributions
A must
Dec 2019 • Solo
If you come to Honiara it’s an absolute must to visit the central market and enjoy local produce and have a joke with the local tradesmen. The fruits and vegetables are fresh organic (for the most part) the hand crafts are unique and make excellent presents to take home for friends family or personal use. Just gotta do it and see the real Solomons.
Written 1 December 2019
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PLAINZ
16 contributions
Fresh Produce but low level of hygiene esp. in the fish and chicken sale areas, It is crowded and no parking.
Jul 2019
Great variety of fruit and vegetables, fish and chicken etc but you have to choose your goods carefully as some of the frozen fish or chicken can off or dated.

Most of benches used for selling ornaments like shell money, necklaces and ear or finger jewels resulting in most fresh produce being sold on the concrete floor.

sale of clothing also takes up so much space of the market. It would be good if clothing can be moved somewhere so market area can only used for selling fresh food.

The collection of market exit free is unfair and excessive. As said there are no parking available and even if you are just driving in to pick up produce you are still getting charged the exit fee. It will be fair to put in a sort of a 30 minute free access and only charge if parking goes over the 30 minute allowance.
Written 24 October 2019
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Annabelle L
Honiara, Solomon Islands62 contributions
Open every day - enjoy the hustle bustle of local life.
Aug 2019
The market is always busy. The neatly organised 'piles' of produce have set prices and haggling is not really done. Daily fresh produce that comes in on boats and from the country side that are organised into unnamed sections - inside the gate are and along the fence are vegetables (eggplant, capsicum, and varieties of root stock including taro, cassava, kumara (sweet potato).

At the back inside the building there are jewelry and local handicrafts, oils and fragrances - try the excellent coconut oils.and read some of the interesting potions. The stall holders are mostly friendly and open to exchange smiles and a chat in pijin. The vegetables are organised again - in bunches or piles. Anything green and leafy is 'cabbage', slippery cabbage is most popular, but the fern is one of my favourites.

Further forward you'll find fish and chips and various foods and in front and to the side the amazing array of fish and sea produce - walk through and check out some of the incredible variety, with new stock coming in on small boats and being unloaded throughout the day.

Stalls along the side may have ngali nut - loose or packaged in a green leaf (yum!), peanuts,pineapples, watermelon, bananas (eating and cooking varieties) papaya and coconuts (more green drinking coconuts past the small stores), Depending on the season you may find avocados, mangos, star fruit. Maybe some coconut crabs tied with twine. There are clothes stalls there too - majority second hand. Something for everyone.
Written 21 August 2019
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HowieTravel
Newcastle, Australia29 contributions
New experiences to be had
Jul 2019
Always interesting to walk through a market and smell, see, feel and taste new foods and products. The market is very busy and transporters park out the front blocking the road so if you are near by its easier to walk. There is an underpass to allow access from the other side of the road.
Prices are cheap such is the competitive nature of the market place. The kids found plenty of jewelry type items that wanted (which they subsequently left behind at one of our stays). Clothing tends to be Chinese imports and not worth bothering about.
Overall a good introductory cultural experience to the Solomon Islands so would recommend a visit. Always good to buy from locals knowing the money is going to them.
Written 14 August 2019
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Harvey K
Greater London, UK44 contributions
Excellent meal, huge portions.
Jul 2019 • Solo
Not a lot more to say. An excellent chicken Kadai, tasty paratha, huge bowl of raita, for a reasonable (I would say cheap) price.
I’d go again.
Written 17 July 2019
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