Oʻahu import Cinnamon’s restaurant closed earlier this year at the Shoppes at Summerlin Parkway, but in a speedy turnaround, another Hawaiian favorite already debuted inside the corner space. Kono’s Northshore is famous for pulled Kalua pork slow-roasted for 12 hours, and then served in toasted French roll sandwiches, inside its version of a burrito dubbed a bomber, and in plate lunches and bowls.
Kono’s got its start in Haleiwa on the North Shore of Oʻahu back in in 2002, and the new Washington Avenue location in Las Vegas is the company’s first restaurant outside of Hawai’i. A second outpost is already in the works at 3616 Spring Mountain Road, joining neighbors Sushi Kame and The Taco Stand.
The restaurant opens daily at 7 a.m. with breakfast bombers served with eggs, cheese, and potatoes, and wrapped in a warm flour tortilla, with optional extras of bacon, pork and Portuguese sausage. Lunch sandwiches arrive with Maui onion potato chips and fillings of turkey, Kalua pulled pork, bacon, and avocado, and servings of white rice are added to the plate lunches. Kono’s also pours multiple flavors of milkshakes, including orange popsicle, cinnamon roll, Key lime, and coconut cream pie flavors.
Kono’s Northshore, 7591 W. Washington Avenue, #110-120, 702-331-1824. Open daily from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.