Hungry Ear Records is Hawaii’s oldest record store, open since 1980.

Luke Yamashiro, Dennis Chun and Reynold Yep founded Hungry Ear Records in 1980. The Kailua store quickly became a landmark for lovers of all musical styles and formats. Sadly, Luke passed away in 2005, but his spirit and original mission statement live on, enriching the community.


In 2008, former Hungry Ear employees Ward Yamashita and Dennie Chong purchased the store to keep the dream alive. Hungry Ear Records strives to provide great customer service, selection, and shopping experience to locals and visitors. Dennie left the store in 2015, but Ward continues to run the store, along with his friendly and knowledgeable staff.


We offer state’s largest new vinyl collection plus an extensive used LP section. We are always buying used LPs, CDs and memorabilia. We specialize in rare Hawaiian albums, cassettes, and CDs, plus a huge selection of rock, jazz and reggae new and used LPs and CDs.


Hungry Ear is currently in the process of building out and moving to a brand new location in the Heart of Honolulu. We hope to be open around the beginning of 2017.


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