The Surfing Pig

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The Surfing Pig

Kono’s began in Haleiwa on the North Shore in 2002. With its fun, surf-inspired atmosphere and delicious dishes, Kono’s has grown to be an island favorite.  In 2017, it was voted #1 Plate lunch, #1 Breakfast, #1 Restaurant Under $29 and #1 Cheap Eats through the Reader’s Choice Awards in Hawaii Magazine.  In 2017, and again in 2018, Kono’s received the prestigious ‘Ilima People’s Choice Award for “Best Casual Restaurant.”  With the steady success and solid relationships that Kono’s has cultivated in the community, the conditions were right to start something fresh…

The Surfing Pig is the fourth restaurant location, opened in early 2018 by Kono’s Restaurant Group. Also known as “Kono’s sexy big sister,” it is the first of its kind.  Nestled in the heart of the Upper Kaimuki, on the corner of Koko Head/Waialae Avenue, its flavor is Americana with a bold, local twist. The interior design celebrates modern surf culture, and the walls are a muted canvas that allows colors and ingredients on the dishes to really shine. The feeling is warm and the service is infused with “Extra Aloha.”  The Surfing Pig celebrates the early days of Kaimuki (the Mecca of dining on Oahu) while embracing the present.

The Surfing Pig offers an elevated menu of Kono’s award winning 12-hour slow roasted pork, various selections of meat, small plates, savory entrees and delectable desserts. The new restaurant serves the best hand-crafted cocktails and offers the best gourmet bar food on the island. It is a hub for the classic and hip, distinguished professionals, celebrated artists, community influencers, foodies, everyday people & their families, in addition to the travelers looking for a neo-local experience outside of Waikiki and into a more neighborhood feel.  The Surfing Pig is pleased to receive its first ‘Ilima People’s Choice Award for a new category called “Best of the Burbs” for East O’ahu in October 2018.

Kristen P.

A group of 11 of us wanted one last meal before heading our separate ways. We called the surfing pig and they were able to set up a table to fit all of us at our requested reservation time.

They had a big “Sunday Night Dinner” special that was a family style dinner designed for 4 people. The 11 of us shared 2 and it was a perfect amount of food!

Kristen P. Vista, CA
Kristin "Anchor" L.

This place is great for brunch! The food was great, chicken and waffles are bomb. Service was also pretty on point.

Kristin "Anchor" L.Kaka’ako, Honolulu, HI
Krystle H.

When one selects five stars as their rating on Yelp, it says “Woohoo! As good as it gets!” and this is definitely true for The Surfing Pig.

To summarize, everything we ate was amazing. Special shout out to the Red Wine Reduction which we special requested with our truffle fries, and the Tenderloin medallions. The ribs were perfectly cooked, and had a gorgeous outer crunch and moist interior. If you come for lunch, the beet salad with goat cheese is a must.

Krystle H.Kailua, HI


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  • Sunday Family Dinner

    The Surfing Pig is also now offering Sunday Family Dinner ($150 feeds four people), which is a huge smokehouse meal featuring delicious ribs, smoked brisket, roast pork, veggies, the eatery’s famed bread pudding, salad, grilled corn and more. The massive feast is served on Sunday evenings from 4 to 10 p.m. The restaurant…

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Dinner Menu


  • Surfing Pig Truffle Fries
    Shoe-string fries seasoned w/ truffle oil, shaved parmesan, chicharron, fresh herb mix.
  • Ahi Poke
    Ahi marinated in our house made poke sauce, black tobiko, pickled onion, chili + chicharron on the side
  • Back Ribs
    St. Louis style ribs, Asian Slaw, chicharron topping, herb mix
  • Kampachi Carpaccio
    Locally caught Hawaiian yellowtail, truffle oil, spices, Hawaiian sea salt, fresno chili + radish sprouts
  • Calamari Medley
    Lightly battered calamari, fish + shrimp, topped w/ house made pickled onion, citrus aioli, Sriracha sauce
  • Crab Cakes
    House made crab cakes, beurre blanc sauce
  • Edamame
    Soybeans seasoned in garlic, chili, sesame oil, Hawaiian sea salt
  • Sriracha Fried Rice w/ Porchetta
    Sriracha fried rice, topped w/ crisp, tender porchetta
  • Smokey Cheesy Mac w/ Porchetta
    Ziti pasta, gouda cheese sauce, topped w/ crisp, tender porchetta
  • Flatbread Pizza
    Our house made flat bread features Kono’s award winning 12-hr slow roasted pork, topped w/garlic oil, bourbon onion, braised mushroom, fresno chili, mozzarella/jack/parmesan cheese
  • Beef Tataki
    Lightly seared Big Island beef, grated daikon, onion, sesame-ponzu sauce, Hawaiian salt
  • Fingerlings
    Potatoes cheddar, bacon, sour cream
  • Slider Trio
    Featuring 3 sliders: Kono’s award winning 12-hr slow roasted pork, Asian slaw | Beef slider, bourbon onion | Crisp, tender porchetta, lettuce, tomato, citrus aioli
  • Mushroom Medley
    Ali’i, crimini + shimeji mushrooms sautéed in olive oil, butter, fresh herbs
  • Street Tacos
    Featuring 3 tacos: Battered fish, sour cream drizzle, pickled onion | Kono’s award winning 12-hr slow roasted pork, bourbon onion sour cream, pico de gallo | Battered shrimp, citrus aioli, cabbage in a corn tortilla


  • Local House Greens
    Hawai’i grown greens, house made sesame ginger dressing, grape tomato, red onion
  • Porchetta Salad
    Our signature salad is a take on the Caesar salad. Waipoli greens, shallot vinaigrette, sautéed mushroom medley, asparagus, crispy porchetta, poached egg

Whether it’s a family party, office meeting, or wedding reception, The Surfing Pig is here to make your next event special.


    Lightly seasoned airline chicken, pressed, pan fried + served w/ Sriracha fried rice, mushroom medley,
    lemon beurre blanc
    Our signature seasoned bacon-burger blend, topped w/ bourbon onion, smoked gouda cheese, citrus herb aioli
    Seasoned 6 oz beef tenderloin, red wine reduction, garlic potato, seasonal vegetable
    Togarashi dusted, seared Ahi on a bed of Sriracha fried rice. Topped with Edamame Avocado Guacamole.


  • Stuffed French Toast
    French toast stuffed w/ Nutella + brulee apple banana, scoop of vanilla ice cream, finished w/ a Nutella drizzle, whip, fresh mint
  • Chocolate Chip Bread Pudding
    House made chocolate bread pudding warmed and served in a pool of crème anglaise then topped with a bourbon caramel

Handmade Cocktails

  • Smoking Pig
    The most popular Surfing Pig signature drink is a take on the classic old fashioned using bacon infused bourbon, smoked + served tableside, topped w/ a crispy slice of bacon
  • Stepping Out
    Raspberry inspired cocktail w/ lemon juice + lychee vodka
  • Waiaale Walk
    A delicious rendition of the classic Old Fashioned using Scotch, cranberry + thyme, balanced w/ Aperol
  • El Divertido
    A harmonious pairing of red sangria + tequila sour topped w/ a dash of cinnamon
  • Pig Pen
    White Russian remix combining vodka, Kahlua + Frangelico, topped off w/ house made RumChata whip cream
  • Pinky Pig
    A delicious vodka cocktail refreshed w/ watermelon, lime + mint
  • The Garden
    Fresh house made strawberry-fennel base, Bombay Sapphire yuzu, rhubarb bitters, all shaken with mint leaves; like a springtime in the garden
  • Piggy Smash
    Light + refreshing smash w/ orange undertones from Aperol + shiso leave
  • French Cocktail
    Surfing Pig’s French75 is a champagne inspired cocktail made w/ cognac, citrus + a touch of simple syrup
  • L.A.
    Classy vodka cocktail served UP, w/ pineapple + blackberry flavors


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Monday to Friday: 11:00am – 2:00pm


Sunday – Thursday: 4:00pm – 9:30pm
Friday – Saturday: 4:00pm – 10:30pm

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