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Three Fat Pigs
Three Fat Pigs
  • Address:
    69-250 Waikoloa Beach Drive
    King's Shops Waikoloa
    Waikoloa, HI 96738
  • Cuisine:
    Gastro Pub
    Price: $30 and under

Three Fat Pigs Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.thethreefatpigs.com
  • Phone: (808) 339-7145
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:00am - 5:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Gastro Pub
  • Executive Chef: Philip "Ippy" Aiona
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: We can cater any style of cuisine to make all of your guests happy. Our style ranges from simple to ethnic.
  • Private Party Facilities: We have the Thirsty Wolf Lounge second floor of The Three Fat Pigs Restaurant. Seating capacity is 60 with a view of the lake.
  • Private Party Contact: Max Aiona (808) 987-9729
  • Entertainment: Live music from Thursday to Saturday. Styles include contemporary smooth Jazz, a saxophone and keyboard player. On Friday nights we present light Hawaiian music.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Waikoloa Beach Drive
  • Public Transit: There are shuttle buses that stop by often to transport guest to the Hotels located in the Resort area as well as other Hotels along the coast. Taxi cabs are available as well.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking is located in the general public lot at the Kings' Shops in the Waikoloa Beach Resort.
A word from Three Fat Pigs
Euro-Pacific cuisine is an innovative and adventurous style combining classical European culinary techniques with fresh ingredients of the Pacific Rim, resulting in an exquisite blend of tastes.

The Three Fat Pigs appetizers, entrees, and desserts are beautifully created, expertly prepared, and artfully presented with uniqueness and balance of flavors, all coming the prodigious culinary imagination of Chef Ippy.

The Three Fat Pigs offers a truly unique culinary experience quite like no other, offering flavors, textures, cfrom and the freshest local ingredients and the finest seafood from the oceans surrounding Hawaii, combined with the best of what traditional European cuisine has to offer.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
Diner Reviews
  • "Served our salad to another customer, and then brought it to us. It sat in front of someone else for what seemed an eternity! Sure there are laws against this. We sent it back and asked for a fresh salad. The server was back within 1 minute with that same salad. Never go back!"
    Dined on 8/26/2014
  • "The concept is great! Creative combinations of favors, nice beers and wines, nice location. The biggest detractor was the unpolished service. Our server was not versed in the wines, they were minimally aware when it was time to notice we needed something, and they did not pay attention to the small details that make big impressions ( like refilling wine glasses). This gastropub could become successful as the talent and desire to succeed are there, they just need to polish their service."
    Dined on 8/24/2014
  • "Overcooked fish and ribs served cold with sweet sauce."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "On the Kona side of Hawaii - North of KOA airport - you don't have a ton of sit-down restaurant choices outside of the resorts. The outdoor upscale mall /shop area at Waikoloa is where Three Fat Pigs is located. It's a reasonable place with a reasonable menu (lots of pork BBQ), a tad bit expensive, which is normal in Hawaii. Good for kids and fairly quick service. A solid meal - which is great if that's what you are after while visiting the big island."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Average fare with a good selection. A fairly dark place, but friendly. Not particularly memorable."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "We had charcuterie with prosciutto di parma, jamon serrano, and manchego, served with crostini in a very awkward ratio. As an appetizer we tried the beef tataki. The tataki itself is actually cooked and seasoned nicely and accompanies the mustard aioli and pickled onion well, however the beef is garnished with a micro-green that adds a flowery/soapy accent that ruined the whole dish for me. I had the bar burger which is a 1/2 lb burger, with cheddar, bacon, tempura pickles and garlic fries. The burger was alright. It was overcooked and nothing in that burger set it apart from the rest. The pickled vegetables completely lack the familiar brininess we love about them. Nothing special or spectacular. It was just OK"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Was really dissappointed. Had read the reviews in magazines, etc. but it did not live up to the hype."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "The food here was wonderful and full of flavor. Also the price was the best part!!! Restaurant is locally owned and one of the owners came out and said hello. Salmon and mashed potatoes was very tasty and fulfilling. I would highly recommend it and making reservations online was very useful, for we didn't have to wait."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "The absolute worst service I have received from any restaurant in years. We had to remind our server that we were there, and she ignored us all night! We were not the only table she ignored, the table next to us had to find a different server to get there check. The ham on the appetizer plate was sliced way to thick, the steak was over cooked, and the service took to long overall!"
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Took the entire family aged 16 to 48. We All enjoyed our time at Three Fat Pigs. The service was outstanding -Lei, our server was friendly, informative and so sweet. The food was delicious, the special cocktails were out of this world! The speckled asparagus and Tabasco aioli was an explosion for the taste buds. I would recommend this restaurant highly! So delicious and fun. Best outing for our taste buds and not a hurried experience-so enjoyable. Do not die until you've tried this tantalizing place & create your own story."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Meat lovers dream,creative flavors great atmosphere"
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "My daughter and I were in the mood for a good hamburger and googled restaurants in Waikoloa. We decided to try Three Fat Pigs and we were extremely pleased. Their hamburger came with tempura pickles and garlic fries! Absolutely delicious!"
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "Service good. Options okay. Presentation above average. Food average. Ordered: Ahi & Dinner special (fish) *excellant Ahi *Special - dry / not much flavor (thought a special would be over the top - best of the best a place would offer) Results: wouldn't go back unless friend invited and pre-selected. Not anywhere near top,of my list"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Innovative dishes from this young chef. Tasty and well served. Grandson really enjoyed the purple sweet potatoes among other dishes. Don't miss this one when you're on the big Island Kona side."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Nice addition to the King 's Shoppes….but really? No sides included with the dishes? The portions were small and the prices were too big to really give it a thumbs up. So bummed…."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Finally got a chance to visit Ippy's restaurant after the 4th of July Fireworks! Great food and service...It was a wonderful to top off the holiday! Our gang had the double cut pork chops, cioppino and proscuitto wrapped fish. Yummy!"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Congratulations to Ippy on his very nice restaurant (we first met him at his take out place across the street at the Queen's Marketplace). With a lot of great choices to make on the menu (very varied list), my wife and I found just what we wanted and were not disappointed. Definite come backer on our next trip to the Big Island!"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "We absolutely loved our dining experience at Three Fat Pigs! The food was outstanding and the service too. Our entire dining experience was very special. We would love the next restaurant to be in Sonoma County California. So the lucky folks visiting and the locals, this is a must go to! Thank you Chef Ippy :)"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "I should have listened to the YELP reviews, which had some good, some bad. For me, it was ALL bad. The food was terrible. My wife had the 40-hour pork, which was tasteless. I had the BBQ ribs. The ribs were over-cooked. They put so much sauce on the ribs to mask the fact that the ribs were dry and tough. The service was bad. The waiter ran by and asked "How's the food?" and before we could answer, he was gone. About 5 minutes later, he came back with our plates still mostly full (because we couldn't eat the food), and asked if we wanted "take home" boxes. We told him, no, the food was bad. A short while later, the manager came by and asked "what's wrong", and we told him. His reply was "Well, SOME people like our food". We disagreed."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "The wasabi dressing was incredible on the salad. Very fresh--and satisfying."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "We had a great evening at Three Fat Pigs. The servers and bussers were attentive but not overbearing. The food was done to our liking and lots of it! A great place to dine."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "I was so excited to be going to Ippy's restaurant. We were in Maui for my parents 50th Anniversary. My whole family watched Ippy and looked forward to a meal in his place. The waitress was wonderful. She even sang a special Anniversary song to my parents that her grandmother would sing. She asked for an address so Ippy could send a photo to my kids. That was extremely kind of her. Unfortunately my mom and dad were very under whelmed with their food. I enjoyed my ribs very much. My husband's steak was over cooked and was sent back. He unfortunately didn't get his meal until the rest of us were almost done. I enjoyed my meal and my experience. But the other 5 adults were less than impressed. If I ever return I would like to try it again."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "We had a great anniversary dinner here and I enjoyed everything so much. Although I had been here before my husband had not. I really loved the 40 hour pork belly and would order that again, but everything we had was very good. The view of the lake is outstanding and it was a very pleasant way to celebrate our special occasion. Chef Ippy was there and it was nice to see him, as I remembered him from Top Chef. Thanks for a great evening."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Went twice in one week due to our 14 year old son's obsession with the Pork Belly Sandwhich and burgers, fish ect....Very good"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "We had a great time. There's not much more that can be said. The food was amazing (I had the rib eye--and wow!), and none of us left the table hungry."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Just go to Roy's and save yourself the headache. My friends food was good, mine was a disaster. The server and manager seemed a little annoyed with me that my food was raw and I refused to eat it."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "The service was very friendly. Found the food to be imaginative and well prepared. Can't go wrong."
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • " We were not impressed with the food at all. We ordered the rib eye steak with potatoes. I think they could have done better with the plating & choice of sides. Our steak came with the most bitter almost inedible side salad which was pure wilthed arugula leaves. It didn't come with any dressing either. Overall, we're disappointed. My daughter ordered the pub burger which came too raw with blood dripping on the bun. The server was kind enough to return it to the kitchen & came back with a well done burger. The service was okay. Our server was polite & checked up on us. It was our first and last time to dine at three fat pigs."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "...my family of 6 showed up at Three Fat Pigs just prior to our reservation time, only to be told the reservation was "not received" and that the kitchen was closed. What a disappointment."
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "I made this reservation while attending a conference for a group of 8. There were 3 people who had allergies & I noted this on my reservation. When I arrived the hostess informed us that the kitchen & wait staff had been informed & had taken appropriate measures. I was very impressed."
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "My first try at pork belly and this was the place to do it. Ippy knows his stuff!"
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "For a restaurant headed up by a top chef finalist the food fell a little flat. The pork belly sandwich was good, not outstanding. The selected Hawaiian slaw was tasteless and limp. Took some home made chips from another plate and that was not too crisp. There are so many other places to eat and so I cannot really recommend the place for the food. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Working off the Food TV Network appearance at first waved a flag of caution, but after receiving a local recommendation we decided to try it ! We were very impressed ! The Decor is the primary thing that is lacking and definitely "off". SO weird Ambiance inside . They REALLY should fix that! But as for the FOOD.... VERY creative, unique preparation, and Delicious ! Having also eaten at some of Highly regarded local favorites like Merrimans in waimea, and others of similar quality, I would have to rank 3 fat pigs on food higher ! especially on Flavor , and creative preparation. Presentation was not so special , and as already noted ambiance lacked . Casual evening , with GREAT Food ! "
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "Went to 3 Fat Pigs based a glowing recommendation and were very disappointed. It was not busy, just a handful of tables, so that's not why the service was very slow - waited almost 10 minutes at table to be acknowledged. The menu is very limited, entrees are expensive and sides are extra. Nice wine selection but again priced on the high side. Our waitress was charming, friendly and chatty when the bill came and it was time to tip. Also, the "bus boy" deserves a compliment for professional demeanor and friendly, informative responses to our questions. Sorry can't give this place a recommendation. "
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "After picking up our guests at the airport, we headed for Three Fat Pigs for dinner. I had the pork chop - so moist and succulent. The others were also happy with their dinners. I was hoping for a little more white-table type of dining, but we were fine in our Hawaii best. The only downer was that we asked for decaf coffee and in the wee hours of the morning realized we had been served caffeinated!"
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "Food was amazing, service was fantastic, loved the entire experience, but missed seeing Ippy!!"
    Dined on 5/6/2014
  • "This was our first visit to Three Fat Pigs, and we will definitely return...food and service were great! We dined on the patio overlooking the lake, and it was a very nice setting."
    Dined on 5/5/2014
  • "Went to 3 FP to take a break from Hawaiian cuisine and to relax after a long day. Sat outside on the Lanai and had a great view of the lake. Food was great with me having perfectly cooked fish special. My only negative was the German fellow at the next table with a booming voice which spoiled the mood. But I lived despite him giving me a headache. "
    Dined on 4/28/2014
  • "What a fun and great food addition to the Waikoloa area. You can sit outside or inside but hey, you are in Hawaii, so sit outside. Lots of different food tastes and definitely a good new "foodie"place. Max, the owner, is lots to fun to visit with and talk about the menu while his son Ippy is the chef and has won quite a few cooking awards as of late. The Hawaiian fish is outstanding as is their smoked pork chop. Enjoy and aloha"
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Came to Kona to visit family. My mother was excited to take me here. Service was a joke (why take reservations for lunch when your staff has no idea what your talking about when you say you have a reservation?). Small lunch menu so you should know when you are out of a sandwich in advance. Turkey sandwich was so dry and had no salt. Sauce on chips was broken. I get finding good staff in a small town is incredibly hard but this was beyond excuse. "
    Dined on 4/25/2014