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Haleiwa, Waikiki (+2 others)


Kono’s serves up breakfast bombers (aka burritos), sandwiches, plates, wraps, and milkshakes. But what they’re really known for is their Kalua pork. Their secret recipe requires 12 hours of cooking and it literally falls off the bone when it’s done. Not to mention their homemade guava BBQ sauce and papaya seed dressing. They also freshly squeezed lemonade and limeade throughout the day.

There’s a laid back surfer vibe, with surfboards on the wall and pictures of rapper Ice-T covering the ice and tea labels on the soda machine.

Popular with tourists and locals alike, their pork is so good that there’s an entire wall dedicated to fans who have tattooed their pig logo on themselves. And as good as the pork is, they pride themselves just as much on their customer service. 



Food + Milkshakes and Smoothies



Online Ordering

Location 1: Haleiwa (The original location)

North Shore Marketplace

66-250 Kamehameha Hwy.

Haleiwa, HI 96791



  • Daily  ▭  7am - 2:30pm

Location 2: Waikiki

2310 Kuhio Avenue, #1-A

Honolulu, HI 96815

(808) 888-8833


  • Daily  ▭  7am - 9pm

Additional Locations

  • Haleiwa: North Shore Marketplace
    66-250 Kamehameha Hwy., Haleiwa, HI 96791

  • Kailua: Merchant’s Row,
    131 Hekili St. #102, Kailua, HI 96734


Online Merch Shop



  • Breakfast: ~$9 - $12

  • Entress: ~$11 - $14

  • Milkshakes + Smoothies: ~$7 - $8



  • Giovanni's Shrimp Truck — 7 min drive

  • Matsumoto Shave Ice — 2 min drive

  • Waimea Valley — 10 min drive

  • Ehukai Pillbox Hike — 14 min drive

  • Shark’s Cove — 15 min drive

  • Sunset Beach — 16 min drive


  • Maui Brewing Co. Waikiki — 4 min walk

  • Waikiki Beach — 8 min walk

  • The Royal Hawaiian — 9 min walk

Their signature Kalua pork cooks for 12 hours. Get it in breakfast burritos, sliders, and plates. Hardcore fans have even gotten the pig logo tattooed on themselves. 

Kono's Northshore


Kalua pork plate from Kono's Northshore in Oahu, Hawaii

Good to know





  • Anything with Kalua pork.

  • Kailua Sliders

  • Freshly Squeezed Lemonade or Limeade

  • BBQ Pork Bomber (Burrito). It was voted one of the “Most Over-the-Top Burritos” in the country. 

  • Triple Crown Sandwich

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  • Weekend mornings get busy, You may want to call in your order beforehand and eat it there. 

  • Happy Hour: From 3-6pm, get $4 off a pork plate and lemonade combo. 

  • If you’re wearing a Kono’s hat or shirt when you order, you’ll get 10% off your order. They sell t-shirts and merchandise (like mugs, hats, etc) in their stores or you can order from their online merch store. 

  • If you want 25% off your orders for life, get a Kono’s pig tattoo. (No biggie.)



  • Kono’s Northshore opened a sister restaurant, The Surfing Pig, in 2018 in Kaimuki. It’s a full service restaurant with handcrafted cocktails. 

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  • They’ve got a Keiki (Kids) Menu.



  • They roast their Kalua pork for 12 hours. The recipe is a secret. 

  • They have 4 restaurants, but the Kalua pork is made at the Haleiwa location and delivered daily to the other restaurants. That’s their way of making sure the taste and quality are the same no matter where you go. 

  • In Haleiwa, there’s an entire wall dedicated to the Tattoo Crew. These are customers that are so dedicated that they’ve gotten the Kono’s pig logo tattooed on them. And bonus, they get 25% off Kono’s for life. 

  • Kono’s opened their first location in Haleiwa in 2002.

  • They’re planning to open another location on the mainland in the next 12 months. Supposedly in Vegas. 

  • In 2017, Hawaii Magazine readers voted Kono’s #1 Plate Lunch, #1 Breakfast, #1 Restaurant Under $29, and #1 Cheap Eats. 

  • In 2017, Tasting Table named their BBQ Pork Bomber one of the Most Over-the-Top Burritos in the Country.

Last Updated 6 / 5 / 21

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