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Puka Dog

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Koloa
American, Hot Dogs, Polish, Pizza, European, 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, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout

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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
Fun quick meal

A cool little joint in the shopping center with a cool spin on the traditional hot dog. Enjoyed the tropical flair the puka dogs have and really enjoyed the pineapple relish. The fresh squeezed lemonade was refreshing as well.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
Maverick1904
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Indianapolis, Indiana
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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English first
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20 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

Oh, wow. Love the polish dogs here. The toppings were fabulous; I had the coconut. I wish we could have eaten here more often. Be sure to stop by. Lemonade was good also.

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Cranford, NJ
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Saw Puka on the Travel Channel, and passed it on the way to the hotel, so we figured we’d give it a try. We didn’t like it. The hot dog itself was okay, but the end product was just too garlicky for my taste, and the introduction of mango or pineapple, or any other tropical relish (which was really more... More 

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wilmington, de
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Puka Dog made it to TV Foodie fame--Anthony Bourdain talked it up and I have to say, if you get that kind of notice, you get business. It was unthinkable to be in Poipu and not have one. How many more visitors are thinking that same thing? So what is a Puka Dog? It's a Hawaiian roll of bread, soft,... More 

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Murrieta, California
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10 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

My husband put it so eloquently, it was an eclair with a hotdog in it. I passed on the relish but had the hotter than hot or the spiciest one. I couldn't taste any spice AT ALL. THERE WAS SOME KIND OF CREAMY MIXTURE AND I CANT FOR THE LIFE OF ME FIGURE OUT WHAT IT WAS. GOD AWFUL, HENCE... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

A cool little joint in the shopping center with a cool spin on the traditional hot dog. Enjoyed the tropical flair the puka dogs have and really enjoyed the pineapple relish. The fresh squeezed lemonade was refreshing as well.

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Tigard, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Always stop when we come to Poipu Beach. My son-in-law even stopped for dessert. One comment is the spicy sauce isn't spicy. Tastes great but not spicy.

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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Once we are off plane and have rental keys, this is always our first stop. We dont even unpack. The options for toppings are delicious, staff is always friendly and they move through rushes smoothly and never rude. Try for at least two visits. The location allows for outdoor seating. Just remember to poke your puka dog so you get... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Puka Dog's are not just hot dogs. They are Polish wiener or a wiener made for people who do not eat meat. The topping are what makes these "dog's". There are several to pick from. Of course, the bun is completely covering the wiener, and the topping are piped in. Everybody should give it a try before judging it as... More 

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Grand Junction, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I'm not a hot dog fan but my family is. We all loved Puka Dog. Will come back again! Unique.... And speedy service.

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Petaluma, California
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

We love Puka Dog. Just a fantastic tropical take on a hot dog. From the relishes, to the sauces, to the bread, it's just great.

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Additional Information about Puka Dog

Address: 2360 Kiahuna Plantation Dr, Poipu Shopping Village, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96756
Phone Number: 808-742-6044
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Poipu>  > Koloa
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
Cuisine: American, Hot Dogs, Polish, Pizza, European, Hawaiian

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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, European, 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?