The Surfing Pig Provides Americana Flavor With A Bold, Local Twist Offers The best Wine Selection On Oahu Serves Oahu’s Best Hand-Crafted Cocktails

2020 #1 Restaurant in Hawaii  – All Islands (HAWAII Magazine)

2019 Best Place in Honolulu (Restaurant Guru)

2019 #1 New Restaurant on O’ahu (HAWAII Magazine)

2019 #1 Restaurant $30/$60 (HAWAII Magazine)

2018 Honolulu’s Best New Restaurants (Thrillist)

2018 & 2019 Best of the Burbs – East Oahu (Ilima Awards)

2018 & 2019 Diner’s Choice Award (OpenTable)

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
  • Sriracha Fried Rice w/ Porchetta
    Sriracha fried rice, topped w/ crisp, tender porchetta
  • Brisket Sliders
    House-smoked brisket served on taro buns
  • Smokey Cheesy Mac
    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
  • 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
  • Brisket Tacos
    House-smoked brisket tacos served with corn slaw
  • Local House Greens
    Hawaii grown greens, citrus vinaigrette dressing, grape tomatoes, carrots, bacon, and red onions
  • Porchetta Salad
    Our signature salad is a take on the Caesar salad. Waipoli greens, citrus vinaigrette, sautéed mushroom medley, asparagus, crispy porchetta, poached egg

    Pan roasted chicken breast served with tumeric rice, vegetable medley and a bacon mushroom gravy

    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

    Freshly seared ahi served on sriracha fried rice, topped with house made guacamole and lightly dusted with togarashi


    Marinated New York Strip served with garlic truffle butter, a heaping mountain of fried onions and seasonal vegetables

    Full rack of St. Louis ribs, asian slaw and chicharron
    Grilled Beyond burger topped with braised mushrooms, bourbon onions, vegan cheese, vegan ginger aioli, lettuce and tomato
    House-smoked brisket served with seasonal vegetables
  • Bacon Chocolate Chip Banana Split

    Brulee apple banana, vanilla ice cream topped with candied bacon, Nutella, strawberries, mac nuts and       chocolate chips

  • Chocolate Chip Bread Pudding
    House made chocolate bread pudding warmed and served in a pool of crème anglaise then topped with a bourbon caramel
  • 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
  • The Smoked "Rosemary Mezcal Margarita"
    By merging rosemary & mesquite into our cocktail brings new light to the woody undertones & smoky highlights of a traditional margarita
  • Livin’ On A Pear
    ode ti 1980’s rock, grey goose la poire muddled with cucumber & shaken with mint. “It’s American rock, but refreshing”.
  • Aperol Spritzer
    An Italian sparkling wine-based cocktail, infused with elderflower & strawberry fennel served as an aperitif in northeast Italy
  • 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
  • Cloudy Skies
    This cocktail elevates the vintage aviation to new heights, by infusing smoked lemon, take gin & créme de violet to the skies
  • 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

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

The Surfing Pig Hawaii

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 Hawaii 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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Phone: (808) 744-1992

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