The Pig and the Lady

4.6
1124 reviews
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Vietnamese
From it’s humble beginnings as a pop-up restaurant, to a farmer"s market stand and now a successful brick-and-mortar eatery, The Pig and the Lady, led by twice-nominated James Beard semifinalist Chef Andrew Le (with help from his family including his mother, Mama Le), cook up what is essentially the family meal in the truest sense -- Exposing Honolulu diners a cross-section of cuisine that has Vietnamese origins, but is eclectic and daring.Chef Le and his team have developed a modern, fresh take on traditional Southeast Asian food, utilizing local products -- serving their famous banh mi and pho, along with new favorites. Le is the one of the few chefs cooking contemporary food built on Southeast Asian flavors that has garnered rave reviews -- a foundation built on delicious memories first introduced by his mother. They are open Monday through Saturday, serving lunch and dinner. You can also still find them at the Farmer’s Markets at Blaisdell, Kailua and KCC.
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San Francisco
1 review
Dined 18 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food that is thoughtful of Vietnamese cuisine with a modern twist

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Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything from the roasted broccolini to the beef pho to the swirl was fantastic.

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San Diego
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

this stellar dining experience must be experienced to truly understand the levels and nuance of taste, decor,service,unique menu, layers of delicate flooring. I return there again and again and it is better each time. DO NOT MISS The Pig and The Lady. We had the Cauliflower, the Pho, the French dip -one vegetarian Dip and one with beef. THEN we had the special Malasada. NO WORDS!

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OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

Our waiter pushed way too much of his "comedic experience" onto us.... It was just really awkward and unpleasant. Decent food, the wings are KILLER, but would much rather prefer Piggy Smalls (especially price-wise).

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j
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My boyfriend and I have lived in Honolulu for two years, we have loved experiencing all the excellent restaurants that Oahu has to offer over the last two years. We finally tried "The Pig and the Lady" after a recommendation from a friend. After eating here we can both agree that it is by far the best food that we have had in a long time and the best food we've had while living here. We both agreed that we will have to come back several more times before we move back to the mainland later this year.

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JU
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wings are a must! And the duck fat rice was fantastic. Great service. Reservations are highly recommended.

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T
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is so creative and delicious. I could eat here everyday!!

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GD
Hawaii
15 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Enjoyed our lunch and the delicious dark chocolate and raspberry soft serve for dessert !!

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N
Cleveland
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We went for Valentines Day. Parking was a huge issue. We had to drive around the block a few times before we actually found someplace to park. They had a special set menu for $55 per person. The four courses each had two choices. My husband and I chose different items from each course except dessert. The restaurant was packed and there were long half hour gaps between each of our courses. Even our drinks took 20 minutes to serve. Our waiter was very apologetic and said the kitchen was backed up. That said, there were people who came after us that got served before us. My first 2 courses were very good and came out hot. My husband’s 2nd course was supposed to be hot but it was lukewarm. My main entree of salmon was supposed to be hot, but it was almost cold. I did send it back. The dessert was good. Maybe the regular menu is better, but I would not go back.

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S
Miami
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 2

The beef dip sandwich was delicious and unusual. The Tiger Rice special was dry and boring, with large shrimp so thoroughly encased, Head and all, that they were difficult to eat. Service was slow (almost 40 minutes from giving the order to getting the food) and the noise level monstrous. Popular place, but I would not go back.

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TU
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome evening at a very innovative place. Great value except for mains which were quite pricey.

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GT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

While the service at Pig and the Lady was excellent, the noise level was pretty annoying; and although the food was very good, I guess I was expecting to be blown away by it. Perhaps my expectations were too high going in. We had a nice time, but I don't know how often I would patronize the restaurant given the plethora of options in Honolulu.

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JT
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 3ambience 3

Second time here and less impressed with meal, in fact it was disappointing after my first experience here.
My cold chicken salad had no green only green onions.....
Guest sandwich was good but dessert was much better!

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y
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow! By far one of the best meals I’ve had all year. Every dish better than the last, incredibly creative and an explosion of flavor. We had the ahi Tuna toast, fried chicken wings, scallops with coconut curry and the ol dirty pasta. Incredible!! The service was top notch, the wine outstanding, great customer service. Trendy atmosphere, not stuffy. We may just come back to Honolulu from nyc just to dine here. Five stars all around.

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Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Not nearly up to the hype.Great waiter who recommended 3 house specialties. Wings (nothing special but good). Ahi tuna toast (bland and overpriced for what one gets) and their fish (was gummy and just Ok). Altogether rather disappointing but barely good enough not to complain

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

Very disappointed with the food. Had the tiger with pork and shrimp. Pork under cooked and the shrimp over cooked.

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OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing flavours and get service

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OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous dinner, amazing food, service and ambience!!

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 1

Arrived on time. Seated next to the kitchen, last table in room. Asked to wait as the only table open was a table for three. Within a minute of sitting down at our table the table for three became a table for two. No ceiling. Open pipes. Noise was unbelievable. Food was PHOgetable.

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PM
New England
9 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

If your interesting trying something different, The Pig and Lady is it! The food was outstanding, highly recommend it.

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Great design and use of the space. I didn't care too much for their new menu, but will definitely give them an other try when it changes.

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C
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

INCREDIBLE food, awesome service, and amazing value.
Our server and the other few servers we chatted with while we were there were super kind.
This will be a new tradition for us everytime we are in Hawaii.

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OT
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

it's a very busy & popular restaurant - menu is interesting but during this visit, there wasn't anything we ordered that was amazing. simple selections were done with lots of ambition. many dishes had way too much fish sauce and quite salty. i understand the need for culinary cutting edge but it would be nice to have some menu items that are simpler with subtle flavors. i would go again but will check the menu before i go.

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S
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

solid as usual. great service even though the restaurant was packed.

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MO
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another awesome meal at Pig! We tried the LFC Cauliflower wings and Mushroom Pho French Dip. Such delicious vegetarian options. Love the lively and fun atmosphere and don't forget to save room for dessert. The Yuzu Cream pie was phenomenal and the the soft serve is always a winner!

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RY
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Overpriced for what it is. Interesting ideas for entrees that would be better if someone explained the uniqueness of the dish when it comes out. Some dishes need explanations on how to properly eat them.

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R
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

Celebrating 2 birthdays & not even acknowledged.

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B
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is amazing. Everything we ordered was delicious! The service was excellent. Our only complaint was the pacing. It seemed like the kitchen was backed up and everyone was waiting for food. Perhaps it was just an off-night?

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BT
New England
16 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I choose everyday dining because the app would only let me select one option. The menu is varied enough that you could do that but it is more of a date or get together place. It is casual but delicious food. Expensive but quality ingredients. The portions are big. My husband and I could have shared an entree with our app. Enjoyed our experience and Tyson our server was great.

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WP
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, great service, fun atmosphere! Our fav in Honolulu!

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New England
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Some of the most interesting tastes I’ve ever encountered. Loved the waitstaff and the relaxed atmosphere.

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Hawaii
23 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

I used to be able to recommend The Pig and the Lady but I th8nkthw quality is suffering and the menu is stale—never changes, not as intriguing as it has been in the past. The seats are hard, noisy atmosphere.

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J
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very tasty but pricey. I had the ahi toast for $16 chicken wings 6 pc for $17 and pho for $23. It was delicious. The service was excellent

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NF
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

First....If a reservation is made for 5:30...dont wait until exactly 5:30 to open the door!
Second...if you have a name like "pig and the lady", add some pork to your menu.
And train the hostess to smile...Ive never seen more of a snob face on anyone.

Food was good....but not what i expected from the reviews.
All in all, a bit over rated.

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n
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

予約しており、他にお客さんがまだいなかったのに2人掛けの席(あまり良くない席)にされたのが、残念でした。受付の金髪のアジア系の方はあまり感じ良くなかったけど、お料理はそれなりに美味しかった。
でも、となりにステキなお店もできていて、次回はとなりに行ってしまうかも…

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AM
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The starters were amazing, but the mains not so great for the price

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JP
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Love the chicken wings!

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We ate here a couple of years ago and it was very good. We thought we would give it a second try and it was even better! Will return when we visit Honolulu again.

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MK
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went with my mother and we loved everything we ate! My only disappointment was my mother and i are small eater so we did not have the opportunity to order more from the menu! :)

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M
Seattle
14 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We found this place a few months ago and have been back a few times. Love the food and service. A visit to the cool kitchy bathroom is a must as well. I can't wait to go back and have another French dip Bahn mi, Yum!

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