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Puka Dog

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Koloa
American, Hot Dogs, Polish, Pizza, Hawaiian
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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: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Takeout

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  • 807
    Excellent
  • 541
    Very good
  • 201
    Average
  • 68
    Poor
  • 43
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
I can't believe he liked it!

Wanted to try a Puka dog in 2012 because of the reviews. I'm not a hotdog person but I'm willing to try about anything. My husband does not feel the same as me trying anything, especially a hot dog that you don't know what it's made from. Well...we liked it so much in2012 that we had another in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
CarnationKila
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Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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Vancouver, Washington
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

The most unique and delicious hot dog you can imagine. Combines the flavors of hawaii with a traditional hot dog/sausage that you will definitely be dreaming about long after you've left the islands. I just wish they had more locations on the other islands.

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San Diego, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Polish sausage, bun, and toppings were incredible! Great place for a quick bite when you are near Poipu Beach.

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carnation
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Wanted to try a Puka dog in 2012 because of the reviews. I'm not a hotdog person but I'm willing to try about anything. My husband does not feel the same as me trying anything, especially a hot dog that you don't know what it's made from. Well...we liked it so much in2012 that we had another in 2014. Only... More 

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Ohio
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Menu is limited, but the food is like nothing you have ever experienced before. Imagine a hot dog and you have the wrong idea. A sausage is inserted into a drilled and grilled roll with unique sauces and relishes which won't get on you if you start at the open end of the dog. They had fresh squeezed lemonade (they... More 

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Lehigh Acres, Florida
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

i liked it, but it's not what I expected. The dog is a German sausage. Great tasting! I am not very adventurous with toppings so I can't give an honest review of the real Hawaiian dog. The place was steadily busy, so it must be just what people are looking for. A fun stop! Try it, you may like it!

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Escondido, California, United States
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52 reviews 52 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Look, I love ALL Hawaiian cuisine....I mean EVERYTHING! That being said, there are some things you just don't mess with....and the all American Hot Dog is one of them. The hot dog shoved down a bun with a hole in it....clever...but the sweet Hawaiian bread distracts from the flavor of the dog......and their "secret sauce" should remain a secret! Lilikoi.....fantastic... More 

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Irvine, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

They have lifted the ordinary hot dog to new heights. We had the veggie dog with the delicious mango salsa on the super-fresh bun accompanied by a freshly-squeezed lemonade. You can't ask for a better lunch in Kauai.

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New York
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We ate here twice for a quick lunch. You have two choices..Polish sausage or veggie dogs. They slide the dog down a bun that the tunnel is toasted. You pick out the sauces that are also put down the tube. Delicious!

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San Jose, California
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79 reviews 79 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

After seeing Puka Dog referenced in "1000 Places to See Before You Die", we had to give it a try. The hot dogs are unique in that the polish sausage and condiments are stuffed into the homemade sweet bread and there is only one opening. We loved it--I had the pineapple relish and my husband had the mango. He did... More 

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Scranton, Pennsylvania
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Love the lilikoi mustard and the secret sauce ... love the toasted bun filled with dog and sauce. Its a polish sausage cooked to prefection slipped inside a Hawaiian roll that is toasted from the inside. YUMMM

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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, Hot Dogs, Polish, Pizza, Hawaiian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Families with children
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?