Kalua Pig, Any Way You Like ItA La Carte Columns
December 25, 2016
Story By: Christina O Connor | Photos by: A. Consillio
For years, Kono’s has been a go-to spot on the North Shore — known particularly for its kalua pig.
“Our 12-hour slow-roasted kalua pig is the star of the Kono’s show and is featured throughout the menu in a variety of different options, ranging from breakfast bombers (burritos), deli-style sandwiches, tacos and even salads,” says director of franchise operations Zach Glander.
And now, the restaurant is sharing that with the rest of the island, as it now has a location on Kapahulu Avenue and one to come in Kailua by the end of the year.
“The community loves Kono’s because Kono’s loves the community,” Glander says. “When a customer walks into any Kono’s, we try to make them feel the aloha spirit; we want them to feel warm and invited when they come into our stores. This level of customer service is what makes Kono’s special — it’s the extra aloha.”
If you’re looking for food to stock your New Year’s parties, Kono’s also offers catering. The entire menu is available for catering, along with pans of kalua pork, salad, sandwich rolls and chips for make-your-own-sandwich options. Catering orders should be placed at least 48 hours in advance and can be delivered through Kono’s partners, mainly in the Honolulu and Haleiwa areas.
KEEP IT HEALTHY IN 2017
With the new year coming up, Kono’s also has a range of healthy options to help you keep those healthy-eating resolutions. There’s Pig On Grass ($10.29), featuring fresh tomatoes, cucumbers, sprouts and Kono’s signature 12-hour slow-roasted kalua pig — all over a bed of fresh mixed greens. And, if you’re looking for a super healthy option, try Avocado Veggie Wrap ($9). The wrap comes with fresh mixed greens, fresh tomatoes, fresh cucumbers, sprouts and cheese, and is drizzled with a homemade papaya-seed dressing and served with Maui onion chips.
945 Kapahulu Ave., Honolulu
Daily, 7 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
66-250 Kamehameha Hwy., Haleiwa
Daily, 7 a.m.-2:30 p.m.