The Surfing Pig

Urban Eats & Spirits of Kaimuki
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About Us

Let Us Introduce Ourselves

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, off-center 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.

“Both restaurants exemplify quality food, cocktails, and extra aloha service”
-Stan Glander, owner of Kono’s Restaurant Group

What People Are Saying..

"INCREDIBLE. Honestly the best restaurant I‘ve eaten at on Oahu....and I’ve just about eaten my way around the island so that’s saying a lot. I got the pleasure of eating here before it opened and I was BLOWN AWAY. Right off the bat the setup, lighting, and music give off a cool, sexy vibe."- JESS "The Smoking Pig drink is a must-try signature drink. It was smoky, sweet, and topped with bacon. "- NATALIE R "Tried out this new place... will definitely be back! Ate appetizers and tried their drink specials, the Smoking Pig and Pig Pen! Yummers!!!" -KIM I "This place is outstanding. Creative and quality food. The staff is unbelievably nice and welcoming. This is a MUST" -MIMI "Wow! The food was absolutely amazing, the staff was friendly and I would 10/10 recommend this to all my friends."-ALEXANDRA

Small Plates

  • Surfing Pig Truffle Fries
    Fries seasoned with truffle oil, shaved parmesan, chicharon and herbs
  • Ahi Poke
    Fresh daily Ahi in our house poke sauce garnished with our house made pickled onion and chili
  • Back Ribs
    Marinated St. Louis style ribs with a side of Asian Slaw and topped with Chicharon & herbs
  • Kampachi Carpaccio
    Fresh daily kampachi simply dressed with truffle oil, spices and Hawaiian salt
  • Calamari Medley
    Lightly battered seafood mix & topped with the pickled onion
  • Crab Cakes
    House made crab cakes served with beurre blanc sauce
  • Edamame
    Garlic and chili seasoned
  • Sriracha Fried Rice
    Signature fried rice topped with porchetta


  • Local House Salad
    Local greens tossed in a house made sesame ginger dressing garnished with grape tomato and red onion
  • Porchetta Salad
    Waipoli greens, shallot vinaigrette, sautéed mushroom medley, asparagus, and crispy porchetta, topped with a poached egg


    Lightly seasoned Airline chicken pressed and pan fried to perfection. Served with a Sriracha fried rice, our mushroom medley and a lemon beurre Blanc.
    Seasoned burger blend  with bourbon onion smoked gouda cheese and citrus herb aioli. Served with a side of lettuce and sliced tomato.
    6 oz ternderloin seasoned and served with a red wine reduction and sides of garlic potato and asparagus


  • Stuffed French Toast
    Nutella and banana stuffed. Garnished with nutella drizzle, brulee banana, hazelnut & scoop of vanilla ice cream topped with mint.
  • Chocolate Bread Pudding
    House made chocolate bread pudding warmed and served in a pool of Crème Anglaise then topped with a bourbon caramel

Signature Cocktails

  • Smoking Pig
    The Surfing Pig’s version of an old fashion with a twist

    combining our house made Bacon infused Bourbon and

    smoking the drink before we serve it topped with a crispy

    slice of bacon that enhances the flavor

  • Pig Pen
    A delightful after dinner drink that combines vodka, kahlua,

    and Frangelico that is topped off with our house made Rum

    Chata whip cream

  • Pinky Pig
    A refreshing combination of Vodka, watermelon liquor with a hint of lime and mint
  • L.A.
    A sophisticated cocktail of Vodka, Razzmatazz, and pineapplejuice


Reserve by Phone

Prefer to make your reservation via phone? Give us a call!  Our Phone number is (808) 744-1992

Lunch Hours:

Mon – Fri, 11am – 2pm

Dinner Hours:

Sun – Thurs, 4pm – 10pm
Fri – Sat, 4pm – 11pm

Happy Hour:

Mon-Fri, 4-5:30 pm


Saturday & Sunday’s 10am-2pm

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