Kono’s Restaurant Hawaii
66-250 Kamehameha Highway, Hale‘iwa
945 Kapahulu Avenue, Honolulu
(808) 892-1088, and
131 Hekili Street, Kailua
Since opening the doors of their first restaurant in 2001, Kono’s Restaurant Hawaii, with their distinctive surfing pig logo, has grown into a local tradition. With three locations on O‘ahu, Kono’s is a favorite for quick, inexpensive local comfort food. Serving breakfast Oahu and lunch in an eclectic surf-themed environment, you can start the day off right with their hearty breakfast offerings. If you’re driving to the other side of the island, stop at one of their other locations for a satisfying lunch or take-out to enjoy on the beach.
Kono’s Restaurant Specialties: Breakfast Oahu and More
Kono’s Restaurant Hawaii is one the top restaurants in Oahu and lauded for their awesome milkshakes, Kalua pork, and a signature morning dish called the Breakfast Bomber, which is comprised of eggs, potatoes, and jack and cheddar cheese wrapped in a warm tortilla and filled with your choice of add-ons. More breakfast Oahu creations are the B.E.A.C.H. Sandwich (bacon, egg, avocado, cheese, and ham), and various biscuits and gravy concoctions. Mid-day munchies? Try Kono’s Kalua pulled pork sandwich, the Turkey Cheddar Bacon Melt, or the Avo BLT. Kono’s also offers a number of delicious wraps and Kalua pork bowls, smoothies, sixteen different kinds of milkshakes, and a kid’s menu. Prices run from between $8 and $12 per person, and for the amount of tasty food you get, it’s an excellent deal.
One of the Top Restaurants in Oahu: How to Get There
Hale‘iwa location: From Honolulu, take H-1 (Lunalilo Freeway) west, following the signs for Aiea/Fort Shafter. Take the Pearl City exit to remain on H-1 west; follow the signs for H-2 N/Mililani/Wahiawa. Merge onto H-2 north. Follow H-2 to Wahiawa, where it intersects with HI-99 (Wilikina Drive). Turn onto HI-99 north; follow it to HI-803. Take I-803 to Kaukonahua Road; turn right. Follow Kaukonahua through the traffic circle, taking the second circle exit onto Kamehameha Highway. Follow Kamehameha Highway towards Hale‘iwa, and just past Achiu Lane on the left you will see Kono’s.
Honolulu location: From Waikīkī Beach, take Kalākaua Avenue southeast to Kapahulu Avenue. Turn left. Go 1.3 miles down Kapahulu. Kono’s is located on the right between Charles Street and Kaimuki Avenue.
Kailua location: From Honolulu, take Punchbowl Street to Pali Highway (Hwy 61 north). Turn right on Pali Highway. Take Pali Highway into Kailua; turn right on Hāmākua Drive. The next road on the left will be Hekili Street; turn left. Just after the soft right bend in the road you will see Konoʻs on the left.