The Surfing Pig

Urban Eats & Spirits of Kaimuki
Call to book (808) 744-1992

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Let Us Introduce Ourselves

The Surfing Pig concept is an expanded full-service restaurant of  Kono’s. Kono’s began in Haleiwa in the North Shore in 2002. With its fun, surf-inspired atmosphere, and cravingly delicious dishes, Kono’s has become an island favorite. Kono’s has been awarded #1 Plate lunch, breakfast, restaurant under $29 and cheap eats on Oahu by Hawaii Magazine. 2017 Kono’s received prestigious dining award, ‘Ilima Award for People’s Choice “Best Casual Restaurant”.

With the success and relationships created at Kono’s, grew the urge to start something new… The Surfing Pig

The Surfing Pig is nestled in the heart of Kaimuki, on Waialae between 12th ave and Kokohead ave. Our concept is to bring back a Old School vibe in Kaimuki, which really is the Mecca of dining on Oahu. The Surfing Pig offers an elevated menu of Kono’s specialized 12hr slow-roasted pork, with variations of new creations of slow-roasted meats, small plates, and savory entrees. The new restaurant serves hand-crafted cocktails at the full serviced bar.

The gastropub inspired restaurant will have quite the ambiance with their communal dining in the bar & tables up in their loft. It is a gathering hotspot for the emerging local foodies, families, and visitors of Kaimuki with an urban twist.“Both restaurants exemplify quality food, cocktails, and extra aloha service”, says the owner, Stan Glander who has big plans for the future of both The Surfing Pig and Kono’s Restaurants.

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

’Ilima Award Nominations Have Begun!

Mahalo for the consistent support after only a couple months in business! We would greatly appreciate your vote for an 2018 ‘Ilima Award for Best of the Burbs: East Oahu. In addition, enter Kono’s for Best Casual Restaurant to get them the title 2 years in a row!

How to Vote: (Star Advertiser has no online link this year)

  • Find the ballot in Star-Advertiser newspaper every day up until June 2nd, 2018.
  • OR visit a Kono’s or The Surfing Pig and we will provide you a ballot, we will mail them in. Mahalo!!

Small Plates


  • Local House Salad
    Local greens tossed in a house made sesame ginger dressing garnished with grape tomato and red onion
  • Farro Salad
    Ancient whole grain mixed with fingerling potatoes and carrots served in a house made bacon vinaigrette. Garnished with grape tomato, red onion julienne and a chiffonade of basil


    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 & scoop of Vanilla gelato 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


Reserve by Phone

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

Opening hours:

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

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