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Puka Dog

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Koloa
American, Fast Food, Hawaiian
As featured in Hawaii on my mind and 2 other guides
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2360 Kiahuna Plantation Dr, Poipu Shopping Village, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96756
808-742-6044
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10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 253
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  • 77
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Unique Buns

Really good sausage in a unique bun. The bun actually surrounded the sausage so nothing would spill out as you were eating it.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
St_Nick61
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Nevada
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I loved the puka dog. Basically it's either a sausage or veggie hot dog cooked inside a bun-- but really inside-- like a hole cut in the middle inside. Great sauces to choose from, an almost overwhelming amount of choices. Delicious lemonade. Line was long but service was great. Really tasty and something to definitely try.

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Thank Mtdubs
Madison, Wisconsin
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The store front in Poipu has changed to a simple kiosk which is fine, however I feel the dogs have gone down hill. The employees were typical youth which is also fine, however had very sloppy appearance and one young lady was smoking next to the grill.

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Thank jager74
Nevada
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47 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Really good sausage in a unique bun. The bun actually surrounded the sausage so nothing would spill out as you were eating it.

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Thank St_Nick61
Kanab, Utah
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The folks at the Puka dog were friendly and quick with their service. We get a Puka dog every time we are in Kauai. I love their new location.

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Thank Dan W
Vancouver, Canada
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A good hot dog stand, with fresh bread and fixings. The fixings are the main draw - island sauces that tend to the sweet side, covering the dog and bun with generous amounts. The mustard is a must, but has no bite. (Supplement with the spicy sauce) The polish sausage is rather salty. In the end, a decent hotdog with... More 

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Thank AfromVancouver
alberta
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214 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great spot for a quick lunch. It is outside and does have seating. A fun local thing to eat with fresh squeezed lemonade.

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Thank Monkeytoez
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51 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

On a whim decided to stop here for a veggie dog - spicy! Added the Hawaiian mustard and some relish and BAM you have the makings of a fun (but pricey) hot dog. Very clever way to get the dog in the bun - it's stuffed!

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Thank Spar85
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Don't miss getting a puka dog near the beginning of your vacation on Kauai, for you will want to go back to have another! They are terrific!

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Thank Leeann P
Atlanta, Georgia
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I was a little hesitant to try a polish sausage with pineapple relish and Hawaiian mustard on Hawaiian bread. I got it with the mild garlic lemon secret sauce....one word... Amazing! The bread was so fresh and the sauces went so well together. I will try the spicy next time. Loved it!!

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Thank shelleysewell
Woodstock, Georgia
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

If you told me i would like a hotdog on Hawaiian bread with fried pineapple and mustard i would think no way, it was awesome, unique ,and filling,we also had the homemade lemonade, equally good

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2360 Kiahuna Plantation Dr, Poipu Shopping Village, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96756
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Poipu>  > Koloa
  • Neighborhood: Koloa
  • Phone Number: 808-742-6044

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Fast Food, Hawaiian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm

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