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Puka Dog

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2360 Kiahuna Plantation Dr, Poipu Shopping Village, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96756-9552
+1 808-742-6044
10:00 - 20:00
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Poipu, Hawaii
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31 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2015 via mobile

My kids love this place! The tropical relishes and lilikoi mustards make this hot dog that special Kauai treat. The fresh squeezed lemonade is a favorite too. Usually lined up but worth the wait.

Thank Michele K
Kapaa, Hawaii
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2015

Seriously, best veggie dog ever! The buns are perfectly toasted on the inside for a nice touch, and the mango relish and lilikoi mustard are to die for! Highly recommend to everyone!

Thank Cmac1015
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2015 via mobile

Good lunch! My boys loved the sausage. I enjoyed mine with mango relish and sweet mustard!! Cute quick lunch!! Even my picky child said "those were good" he does not normally enjoy hot dogs!

Thank Andrea L
Charlottesville, Virginia
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2015

This was our favorite (and cheapest) meal of the trip. The hot dog was stellar and their lemonade is excellent. Great service - I got a shirt. Really, really delicious. Definitely put all the "Hawaiian Style" fixings on it!

Thank ssvirnovskiy
Springfield, Virginia
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128 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2015

Ate here 3 days ago and that was the last meal I've had. Sick as a dog with food poisoning since. The hotdog was not special for the price. The only positive light is that I ate here on the last night of our stay in Kauai, otherwise it would have ruined the entire vacation. Horrible.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2015 via mobile

I LOVE this place! It should be called hotdog heaven! You choose between an all beef hotdog and a polish sausage (I chose the polish sausage) and your adventure starts from there! The bun is enclosed at the bottom, and very delicious, making a pocket to hold the dog and toppings. There are a number of sauce styles to choose... More 

Thank carilajc
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107 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2015

This is not just a hot dog but very unique. Its actually not even in a buildind but wedged between 2 buildings under an awning. They have a special bun thats more like a closed sleeping bag that they slip the dog into with one of three special sauces (mild, spicy, or hot) then add one of a few different... More 

Thank rockedge
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5 reviews
Reviewed 27 June 2015

Heard about Puka Dog from our Kauai Backcountry Adventures guide Drake. We have been to Hanalei mutiple times and walked by Puka Dog many times. Based on Drake's recommendation, we tried it. Polish, mild, kauai style, with Auntie Lilikoi's mustard. Positively delicious. Now there is veggie dogs and spicy, hot, and lava...six types of relish...and you can go the ketchup... More 

Thank Hall G
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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124 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 June 2015

Wow. I love polish sausage, brats, and hot dogs but I've never had anything quite like this. You get to choose your level of spice in the garlic lemon sauce (we ate here twice and I didn't notice much difference between mild and spicy. If I'm able to go back I'll try the hot), a tropical relish (mango all the... More 

Thank SherriandBrandon
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5 reviews
Reviewed 26 June 2015 via mobile

Went straight to the southern part of the island to get some Puka Dogs as soon as we landed. My daughter enjoyed it so much she asked if we can come back. Never gonna look at a hot dog the same way...now we're back to the mainland and craving some Puka Dogs.

Thank Jeanette E

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Fast food, Hawaiian, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2360 Kiahuna Plantation Dr, Poipu Shopping Village, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96756-9552
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Poipu>  > Koloa
  • Neighbourhood: Koloa
  • Phone Number: +1 808-742-6044

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?