The Pig and the Lady

4.6
1219 reviews
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$31 to $50
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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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MR
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have been there several times and have been extremely satisfied and left with happy tastebuds every time. It is always a pleasure to enjoy the food that is served. I highly recommend this culinary gem. And be sure to save room for dessert. You’ll be glad you did!!

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Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Vegan pho is to die for! So yummy! I can’t wait to go back!

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything was great except we were seated at a table for 4 and we were 5

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DB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All the food is really good and we had an excellent waitress. The only complaint from my husband was the meat in the noodle bowl was tough and had a lot of fat. They sent us a special dessert because we were celebrating our wedding anniversary.

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

It was great! service was very quick, they were on the ball with bringing water, drinks and food. My husband got a tough piece of meat in his pho but otherwise everything was heavenly. Get the Le Fried Rice! It’s an experience 💕

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

My company enjoyed it.

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DS
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

We were the third couple to come in when they opened. It was lovely to have the waiter exclusively at our service. He was very knowledgeable regarding the menu and didn't try to oversell. We split a delicious ban mi loaded with beef brisket. The au jus was a delicate pho. We also split a pho and added noodles. By the time we left it was "out the door" busy but still an acceptable noise level. Prices were very fair for the excellent lunch.

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EU
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

This was our first trip to this fun Chinatown establishment. Parking is an issue. We had an elderly person with us so noise level was a bit high. The food however is bright and imaginative. The flavors very unexpected and intriguing. The bar scene was vibrant.

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1 review
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are self proclaimed foodies from Cleveland, and this menu is not something that we would normally frequent. BUT, this place was amazing!!! It is a must go, step outside your comfort zone with some food and cocktail selections and just have a good time

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SS
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All 6 of us loved the food. Our server, Keenan, was very knowledgeable and helpful. We’d definitely eat here again.

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K
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wedding celebration

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OT
2 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 4ambience 4

I was so excited to come here, had another reservation with another group of friends later on in the week. I have no option now to try to ask my group to change their plans. The food was good, it was our server, I asked her opinion on options. And she was rude, and it really hurt my experience at your restaurant. I wish I would have had a different experience with your sever.

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SG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice place to go! Always something interesting on the menu.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food!

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KG
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Creative food you can't find just anywhere. Excellent service.

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DL
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Having been recommended by friends, this was a must try, and it was even better than had been communicated. The conflux of Asian and Pacific Island influences was revelatory, and the flavor profiles were unexpected and gratifying.

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dining experience with great food and great service!

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D
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Banh mi sandwich was very delicious. Tender beef brisket meat with sautéed onions was outstanding. The chicken wings was crispy & juicy. Nice flavorful citrus taste to otherwise unique appetizer.

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

フォーがハワイの中で1番美味しかった。
バインミーも食べたがびっくりするくらい美味しかった。

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Portland
7 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent options! Very filling!

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J
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A must dine! Hawaiian-inflected Vietnamese. Had one of the most amazing vegan broths I’ve ever had, a close second to EMP’s truffle tea when comparing ounce for ounce, ml for ml flavor!

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice place! Ahi Tataki was so good:)

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1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and food! My guests from out of town came late but they let me patiently wait and serviced me until they came.

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IT
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Their foods and service were great. The tables and chairs were too small and not comfortable. There was no space to put my handbag.

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Vancouver
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I don’t think I’ve ever had a disappointing experience at P&L. Brought some good friends for their first time and had lots of fun watching their delighted reactions. Always a great dinner choice

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c
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Family get together. Great food, my favorite pho of anywhere. Been in Hawaii 62 years. Best broth and papaya green salad. chicken ono.

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DS
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was great. Seated right away. Food was delicious. Loved the soft serve dessert.

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c
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Service was excellent! Our server Keenan is probably the best I've had at a restaurant.

Food was good over all with well developed flavours. For the mains, there were 2 seafood and one meat. I would have liked to see another meat dish offered. The pork chop main, for what it is, is a bit overpriced. The moi should have been plated as filets. I'm not averse to seeing a fish head if it makes sense and it doesn't in this dish. It made it harder to eat. The broccolini and chicken wings were standouts. We only had the soft serve for dessert. The strawberry soft serve was my favourite. Our table only had one of the cocktails but it was also good.

Overall, I enjoyed my dinner and will come back.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and outstanding service!

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AM
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food from P&TL is just absolutely fabulous, and bring so much joy to my taste buds. Lots of options for those into plant-based food. Very popular and busy!

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice to my very young children, Family visiting from LA was impressed

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Raleigh
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

We were seated prior to our reservation which was nice. Order the llc wings that were delicious. Our water however, was rude and checked on us twice. Had to ask several other bus boys walking around for items we needed. Hostess was very nice and worked with us to get us in the right spot. I’ve been here before and enjoyed it. The only thing this time that was a disappointment was the waiter and the fact they didn’t serve duck pho. According to the waiter it’s an occasional dish.

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GF
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious, innovative food with fun and friendly service. Our server from our last visit (4 months ago) even remembered us and stopped by our table to say hello. I only wish we lived closer, as we’d be regulars.

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KK
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food with great service! The entire staff makes you feeling so welcome and are ready to help with any questions or suggestions. The vibe is also very comfortable and relaxed, you can feel like home here. Be sure to try and sit at the dessert bar so you can see the awesome pastry team in action!

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Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

とても雰囲気が良く、サービスもフレンドリーで気持ちよく食事ができました。少しサーブに時間がかかったのが気になりましたが、そのほかは申し分ありませんでした。

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Hawaii
131 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is always fun and the food incredible. I like how they are not afraid to change the menu with new items. Never boring! The soft serve is way under rated- try it! Super loud space so not for intimate conversation.

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Edmonton
6 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great Vietnamese food. The banh mi beef dip is definitely what you need to try! A bit more on the pricey side for Vietnamese food but it’s worth it.

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JS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Pho French Dip was revolutionary big will change your life. Service was quick and friendly. Food off the charts. A busy restaurant but not overwhelmed by the volume of noise. Could not recommend highly enough.

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NY
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food, all of what we ordered, was excellent. Our wait help was patient and answered our questions when we didn't know which sauce to use. Took home the leftovers and the next day it tasted just as good and one dish tasted even better … we were probably over-filled the day before!

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JC
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful trendy space. Plenty of diners present which felt inviting but not claustrophobic. Amazing menu, you’ll want one of everything. The idea of a Vietnamese “French dip” with bahn mi and pho broth is genius, and the fact that there’s a vegan French dip option is incredible. Drinks are small but delicious. Service is fast and service standards are excellent, while the servers themselves maintain a warm laid-back attitude.

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