The Hawaiian word "kalua" refers to a method of cooking using an underground oven, called an imu. When pig is slow-roasted in this manner – an iconic luau dish – it's referred to as kalua pig. Since islanders love a good sandwich as much as anyone, this succulent pulled pork has found its way between slices of bread at restaurants throughout the islands.
10Best and Sandwich America set out to find the best kalua pork sandwich in the state, and to do so, 10Best editors joined forces with local Hawaii food writers and The Food Channel to nominate 20 worthy restaurants across the state. Our readers have been voting daily for the past four weeks, and the results are in!
The top 10 winners in the category Best Kalua Pig Sandwich in Hawaii are as follows:
- Highway Inn - Honolulu
- Kono's - Haleiwa
- Porky's - Waimea
- Anuenue Cafe - Koloa
- Da Kitchen - Kahului
- Island Ono Loa Grill - Kailua-Kona
- CJ's New York Style Deli - Honolulu
- Maui Brewing Co. - Lahaina
- 808 Grindz Cafe - Lahaina
- Aloha Mixed Plate - Lahaina
Congratulations to all these award-winning restaurants!License the 10Best Readers' Choice Award Logo