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March 19, 2017 ,

Holy Smokes! This Meat Is Good

Seeing as we live in the most jaw-droppingly beautiful island paradise, surrounded by royal-blue waters filled with an abundance of fish, the emphasis in Hawaii, when it comes to dining, tends to be on seafood (and for good reason). Yet while scarfing down mountains of insanely delicious poke, sometimes we forget about other local culinary…

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February 19, 2017

Specializing in kalua-pig bites

Even on a rainy Kailua day, crowds flock to Kono’s. The beloved restaurant, known for its game-changing 12-hour slow-roasted kalua pig, opened its newest location in Kailua Jan. 1 and surely is making waves. Kono, the famous surfing pig from the North Shore, is what inspired the name behind the kalua-pork haven. The eatery’s first…

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January 15, 2017 ,

Let’s Shake Things Up

Nostalgia comes to us in many forms, often through the music we listen to, the memories we mull over and, of course, the food we eat. I may not have been around to frequent the diners and burger joints that served up milkshakes to fashionable youngsters in the 1950s, but the mere image of those…

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December 25, 2016

Kalua Pig, Any Way You Like It

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…

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November 13, 2016

Slow-roasted kalua pig rules

Kono’s, with locations on Kapahulu Avenue and the North Shore, is famous for its 12-hour slow-roasted kalua pig. Customers who live on the east side, however, can soon get their meaty fix at a closer store — Kono’s will introduce its newest location in Kailua during the holidays. “We’ll be opening between Dec. 1 and…

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October 9, 2016

Why Not Pig Out?

Kono’s, the popular North Shore eatery known for its tasty 12-hour slow-roasted kalua pig, has made its way to Honolulu with the opening of a second location on Kapahulu Avenue (next to Leonard’s Bakery) earlier this year. “We roast the pig every night for 12 hours; it’s a secret recipe so I can’t tell you…

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September 9, 2016

Diners Reach Hog Heaven at Kono’s

The iconic surfing pig featured in its logo recognizes a swine’s success on the waves, and appropriately, Kono’s has achieved the Triple Crown of restaurant operations by serving up delicious cuisine in a clean, friendly environment — and doing so with stellar customer service. Situated on Kapahulu Avenue next to Leonard’s Bakery, Kono’s features the…

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July 31, 2016

Riding a flavorful wave of kalua pork

Kono’s, the popular North Shore eatery known for its ono slow-roasted kalua pig, has expanded to Honolulu with a second location on Kapahulu Avenue next to Leonard’s Bakery. Since opening in Haleiwa 14 years ago, Kono’s has built a growing following of both locals and tourists, including many surfers across the island. Stop in for…

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June 26, 2016

A Kalua-Pig Haven

Two customers walk into Kono’s Honolulu location, which just opened a couple of months ago in Kapahulu, and say, “We needed to come in here because it smells so good!” It’s the 12-hour, slow-roasted kalua pig that they smell, and it tastes as good as its smoky aroma suggests. The establishment, which began in Haleiwa…

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May 22, 2016

Kono’s

A CLOSER LOOK AT THIS WEEK’S HOUSE SPECIAL: Pig on Grass ($10.29) Keeping up with Kono’s just got easier for Oahu foodies, now that the 13-year-old Haleiwa business has opened a brand-new location on Kapahulu Avenue. Kono’s is known for its delicious slow-roasted kalua pig that’s served up in a number of scrumptious ways. The…

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