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Puka Dog

2360 Kiahuna Plantation Dr, Poipu Shopping Village, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96756 (Koloa)
808-742-6044
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Ranked #6 of 28 restaurants in Poipu
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night
Neighborhood: Koloa
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Framingham,MA
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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW via mobile

Delish sausage (that tastes closer to real good hot dog than sausage ) that come in mild, spicy and very spicy with a bunch of unique sauces. We tried one dog with pineapple sauce and another with mango. Both delicious. Equal in size to two hot dogs so you can share.

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Italy
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285 reviews 285 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
149 helpful votes 149 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Ok, these dogs were good. However, I'm not sure if they were "good" because I couldn't eat Savage Shrimp for a 4th day without going into anaphylactic shock, OR because having anything more "mainland" was needed. Either way, the Puka Dog is made with a creative bun which fully encases the dog and is filled with a homemade (fruity) flavorful... More

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Woodside, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Our family of five adults mostly enjoyed higher-end dinners over our ten days in Koloa. But we had to try a Puka Dog before we left, so that was dinner one evening. While I wouldn't say it was a life changing experience, we enjoyed the unique flavors they offered at a reasonable price. The line of customers was clearly an... More

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Marshall, MIchigan
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80 reviews 80 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

My son went here and picked up food to share with the family. Loved the hot dogs themselves, but I found the mango salsa a little sweet. Otherwise, perfection! Not healthy but very tasty!

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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Great spin on an old favorite! The only thing better than the dogs are the ice cold cups of fresh squeezed lemonade. A must do on the island!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

These hot dogs are legit! The hawaiian bread they use for a bun is a great idea. Their pineapple relish is life-changing and their special mustard makes you forget every worry you've ever had. Their service is awesome too! The lemonade is refreshing and reminds me of the way my gramma makes it at home. It's a MUST TRY. Two... More

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San Jose, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

I Loved the bun! Excellent array of island condiments for the dogs! I had the pineapple one. Central location!

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elk grove, ca
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38 reviews 38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

This place was recommended to us by one of our tour guides during our excursion. It's something that you have to try, at least once. Granted, the hot dogs at Costco are cheaper and come with a soda, but there's just something interesting about this place. First you choose how spicy you want your mayo for your hotdog. The spiciest... More

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hilo
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

These hot dogs are one of a kind. Best I ever had. You get to choose the type of dog, the relish and mustard. I had the polish dog with coconut relish and the mango mustard. Super delish!

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Gig Harbor, Washington
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Went here on a friends recommendation. Was not disappointed. Great polish with different fruit relishes, spicy or mild garlic sauce and Hawaiian mustard. Great lemonade. Best part is the dog is in a bun "sleeve" so nothing running down your arm!

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