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1016 Kapahulu Ave Ste 165, Honolulu, HI | Directions 9681621.286637 -157.813741
Neighborhoods: Diamond Head - Kapahulu - St. Louis
THIS SHOP BEATS THEM ALL! – Looking for a florist to give my honey something special was not hard to find. The women at the office all unanimously said RAINFOREST. A client said she only uses RAINFOREST for special occasions. My best friend's daughter said if I had any smarts, I would just go to RAINFOREST.
Upon entering the store, I was greeted by a nice older Asian lady who said hello to me and was busy unpacking flowers in the rear of the store.
Another young lady came out and politely said if I needed anything, please don't hesitate to ask. I said I wanted to order some flowers.
She referred me to this bald gentleman who asked me first off is this for Valentine's Day and I said yes. Then went on to say that they could make a red rose but suggested perhaps something more unique. The unique caught my attention and everyone else in the room smiled. My next question was what her birth sign or birthday was. I said I don't want a birthday arrangement, but something romantic for Valentines. He explained that every sign has colors or flowers that represent romance, happiness, and even death to them and wanted to select a best flower and color to convey that thought.
Wow that already blew me away! I didn't realize that every sign has their own flower and color. I also asked about birth signs for other people (my mother, my sister and even the secretary) each time I was given specific colors and flowers and also shapes and styles for each. That just amazing! So I placed my order, and said I'll be back to get a birthday arrangement for my sister, flowers for my secretary and even something for mom for Mother's Day.
Now when someone asks me where to go, I tell them RAINFOREST!
Beautiful Bouqays! – Just wanted to say this is the best flowers ever! Our company got flowers and made us all very happy. This lasted well over 3 weeks and still looks beautiful. Many customers come to our store and complimant us on this.
Best flowers – My daughter just gave birth to our first grandchild and she received many flowers from so many of our friends and relatives. Out of all the arrangements she received just one stood out. This arrangement came from Rainforest. What a jewel it was. She had a baby boy and the colors were beautifully crafted in deep purples, dark blues and lime green with touches of rust. Even the presentation of it in a clear glass vase said "classy" when you saw it. This arrangement was sent from my daughter's friend from high school and it was the only arrangements next to her bedside as the rest were on teh floor. She had some that looked like sticks of bamboo, others were a sea of baby's breath and so many that were poor attempts of this Rainforest arrangement.
I later also discovered that my daughter received more arrangements at home and one of them, a Rainforest bouquet. It was so different than the first, and you know what, the original was till beautiful with everything fully bloomed out with staying power to last. The other arrangements were all thrown out by that time and she again had more bamboo stick arrangements that made me feel uneasy especially with the baby in the house and all those sharp sticks and daggers protruding out.
I later called to thank the florist for making my daughter so happy. The man on the phone was very happy to know that we loved the flowers and provided us with helpful information of the names of the flowers and where they came from. I was amazed at how much knowledge he shared with me. I will use them from now on and said they were the best flowers I have ever seen.
The WOW Florist! – A friend referred me to this store and although I couldn't find anything on them, I liked the name and decided to give them a try.
My girlfriend travels to Honolulu often and works for long periods of time. Our long distance relationship can be grueling but there's one thing my girl loves is fresh flowers. She used to get them from Florist Grand but after she started getting some from Rainforest she just flipped out of her mind. She would even describe each one and take photos on her iPhone and email them to me telling me that she'd love to get one exactly like that for this day and then when she got another surprise from me, she'd say that this is now her favorite piece. I was amazed how rapidly their deliveries are done, almost VIP in speed, accuracy and design.
After having spent hundreds of dollars from FG, it was more affordable getting flowers from Rainforest. Their minimum is $85 and many looked better than ones I spent a $150 on from other places. The flowers are fresh, sent budded and open up for my girl. She always is surprised how they look differently each day as newer flowers open and become dominant in the piece. She said it was like having the movie Avatar in her office. The colors so brilliant and color combinations so stunning! All her co-workers say how special she must be for getting fresh flowers every few weeks.
I now have to say that this is the florist of choice. If you want something that will make her feel extra special among co-workers then this is the place!
UPDATE: I sent a total of three arrangements to my sweetheart and each time she said it was so different and made her day. She couldn't stop thanking me for doing this from so far away.
This made it all worth it. I recently saw a photo of the last one on her faceBook page and she also got many rave reviews from her friends. That sure got me a lot of mileage out of that order. Now, planning one for her for Valentine's Day!
Blown Away by Flowers – I called to order flowers for a grand opening store for a friend who opened her shop in a busy area of town. I had read good reviews of this shop on the internet and decided to give it a try. The designer asked many questions before making a suggestion of what he was planning to do. His suggestions all sounded like he knew the store and even the designer, so I left it up to him. I got a call from my friend who received the flowers and she said that the flowers just made the store and she had received about a dozen arrangements from a dozen different florists and they all looked identical to one another, except the one from Rainforest was so outstanding that she used it in place of the flowers she had ordered herself for the store. Everyone who entered the store commented on the display flowers she had in the window and many had asked where it came from.
I also used Rainforest for a birthday for this same person and again he had asked a bunch of questions, most notably what birth sign she was and what day she was born. I thought that it was strange, but since he did such a great job on her grand opening, I would also leave it up to him. I got a phone call not even two hours later and she was again blown away with her flowers and said it was the best flowers she had ever received in her lifetime! Now this woman has lived in Italy, Greenwich Village, Paris and all over and for her to say it was the best, it really must have been something. I now tell everyone who needs flowers in Honolulu where to go and I can't wait to use Rainforest again for another event. I asked them if they would open up a branch in New York so we can enjoy the same talents and beauty here.
Best Selection of the Most Unusual and Exotic Flowers – When you first venture into this quaint little shop, you're greeted with a friendly gesture and they sort of have an intuition of what you're seeking. They quickly express options and have a back floral storage where they keep all their limited and unusual materials for their arrangements. Their front refrigerator had an excellent selection of things like a wide assortment of large headed roses, many of which I have never seen before. They boasted five different kinds (I mean different forms not just colors) of Hydrangeas, fancy lilies, colored callas in a variety of colors, garden roses, peonies (I ended up getting these for Thanksgiving hostess gifts), orchids, gerbera daisies so big they looked artificial, and proteas, and so on. Just coming from Fujikami Florist, Honolulu Florist and Beretania Florist, I was amazed that Rainforest had flowers that neither of these carried, yet all three carried pretty much all the same flowers and looks. Rainforest even carried over twenty different kinds of anthuriums and as many as twenty different kinds of orchids. Their arrangements varied so greatly so as each piece could have come from entirely different florist shops. You just couldn't decide which one to get. The staff helped me decide which ones to get basing their selection on the recipient's birth date (of which I didn't have a clue), then basing it on apparel and designer choice. I was amazed how affluent they were in making a final selection based on dress and fashion sense. Of course the recipient just went ga ga when I brought the flowers to her and the guy was right on top of things when he said that she would just flip over them, and she did. What I was even more suprised is that when I made my selection from the flower box, the guy went in the back and refreshened the water and gave it new flower food and vitamins. They also said that they couldn't see having me give these cold water flowers to someone to have a wet spot when I'd drop them off. I was very amazed and did recall water from perspiration of the cold vase as it adjusted to warm in another floral delivery experience from another florist. Rainforest also boxed it and reminded me to add fresh water daily along with some hints in prolonging their flowers. They even gave me an instruction card (not the generic kind that Safeway has attached with their wraps) but thoroughly thought out solutions and suggestions and even a website describing more concise instructions with pictures showing step by step directions.
I could go on but I think you get the point. The other reviews are very true and with the one exception that they are open on Sundays by appointment or preorders.
Best Florist for Out of State Customers – I frequently call Honolulu to order flowers for my mother when she visits there and stays with a friend. A friend here in California suggested that I give Rainforest a try. I really liked the name and just thought of them the next time I needed flowers.
I got the number for their store from the numerous good reviews I saw on this site. They're not easy to find so I had to keep their number in my cell phone for easy retrieval. My mother just loves flowers and all kinds of flowers. I called Rainforest to inquire about their arrangements and was further lead onto their site which had glorious photos of so many flowers that I couldn't imagine that they all came from the same place.
For the first arrangement, I gave my mom a mixed arrangement of orchids, lilies and fancy garden roses. This came to about a hundred dollars. I hesitated for a moment for the price then just did it because I had so much work ahead of me to do. I received a call from my mother expressing how beautiful the arrangement was and that they needed to keep filling the vase with water as they just drank and drank the water. When my mother returned home she said that her friend still had the arrangement and little had died since receiving it almost two weeks ago. The flowers all lasted and everyone opened up.
The next time I sent her flowers I wanted to spend a little more and see what I got for it. When my mother received them, she called immediately and wanted to know where I got the name of the florist as she was even thrilled than the first time I sent her flowers. Again this arrangement lasted well over two weeks and provided fond memories for my mom when she visited her friend in Honolulu.
I have used them for a friend in the hospital, new born baby, and several birthdays and each time I sent an arrangement from there, I got excited recipients and even one telling me that Rainforest is the best florist in all of Honolulu and how she was thrilled that I thought so highly of her for sending a Rainforest bouquet.
I imagine their arrangements must be like their website showing a grand variety of floral selections.
Now I guess I need to visit Honolulu to get one sent to me so I can get thrilled as so many people I sent flowers to have said it to me.
I'm glad I finally found a florist that knows how to design and manage flowers. Truly exceptional work! If you're reading this, please know that I am 101% satisfied and will continue to purchase my flowers from them.
LifeSavers x2 – I called last minute for a special wrist corsage for my daughter's last minute notice event. She needed to have a purple and green flower color and I knew Rainforest would be able to do it.
I discussed the possibilities with the designer, Michael over the phone and after he suggested over ten options, I just left it up to him. When I picked up the wrist corsage, I was amazed how beautiful he made it.
Just as I was about to view his other arrangements, I soon was choking to death. Michael gave me a bottled water and after drinking it, I was back to normal. He refused to accept money for the water as I offered to pay for it.
He saved my daughter's life as well as mine. Now that is a super florist!
Freshest Flowers – I am a regular flower buyer and always try and keep fresh flowers in my home. I have purchased flowers from KCC open market with big disappointments. Anthuriums only lasting a few days. Rainforest anthuriums arrive fresh weekly and I have kept them lasting for three weeks! I have purchased gerbera daisies, roses and assorted flowers from Whole Foods only to be disappointed by having them last less than two days. Until I shopped at Rainforest, I didn't realize these flowers could last so long. I used to believe that flowers lasted for just two days or less. Now I buy everything from Rainforest and have been amazed at how long they can last. Gerbera daisies lasting well over two weekends, roses lasting as long as fifteen days, mixed flower bouquets lasting close to three weeks. I have read that their arrangements are to die for. I don't know of anywhere else where you can select from so many varieties of flowers than at Rainforest. They seem to carry all of the colors that are unusual and different. I have selected from over thirty different kinds of anthuriums, so many colors of roses I do t know what to get, and gerbera daisy colors I didn't know existed. They have a large selection of orchids and so many novelty flowers. If you're seeking to get a specific flower or color, I suggest you shop here first.
I once needed a mixed bouquet of flowers to take to a friend's wedding shower and her colors were lime green. I became the hit of the party when I walked in with my mixed bouquet of so many kinds of green flowers. The bride didn't even realize this place existed until I passed my card to her. She said the only green flower she could get was green spider mums, but I had brought green spiders, green roses, green orchids, green lilies, green berries, plus an assortment of variegated leaves and green pods.
Try them and you'll never regret it. Just because we live in Hawaii, doesn't mean we have to make sacrifices for pretty flowers!
The best little flower shop in all of Hawaii! – I'm the kind of shopper that don't know what I want. Walking into Rainforest was a sensory experience. It smelled lovely and visually stunning. Interesting photography on the walls, well designed and functional florist. Staff is friendly and easy going, with a goal to please.
Talk about a "green" store, Rainforest is the greenest of them all. Recycled boxes converted into art forms for you to carry out your arrangements safely and without spillage in your car. I've never seen anyone else wrap a lei and roses in ti leaf like they do. When I gave my flowers to my recipient, she was thrilled after receiving many numerous cello wrapped roses and sported lots of leis. In the end, she carried my ti leaf wrapped roses leaving all the cello wrapped ones on the table. I was thrilled.
They also start early and I have used them when needing that special small arrangement for my secretary at 7 in the morning. They will also custom create a look based on the recipient's birth sign/date. I was amazed how on it they were when they suggested what they would like based on a birth sign. Try them for a visually breath taking experience.
I would like to add that I recently received flowers from Rainforest that were the most beautifully arranged and with each day passing, newer buds opened up revealing interesting colors and shapes. After two weeks of vase life I finally started to remove some of the faded flowers and kept refilling the vase with water as the long lasting flowers finally gave out. All in all, I kept the arrangement looking good for about seven weeks. I still have one lingering rose still in a bud vase still doing well. How's that for money well spent!
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