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Puka Dog

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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/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

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    Very good
  • 198
    Average
  • 66
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  • 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
Good Hot Dog

The Puka dog is not your usual hot dog, You should definitely try it with the tropical relishes. Great hot dog and lemonade.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
fsi31
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Torrance, California
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
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Richmond, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

My grandson and daughter love their Puka dogs, they went at least twice on their one week on kauai. Very good value.

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Torrance, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

The Puka dog is not your usual hot dog, You should definitely try it with the tropical relishes. Great hot dog and lemonade.

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Colorado
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46 reviews 46 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Just as we remembered! We asked for a recommendation on what to get, and we weren't disappointed. Tell them what you like and follow their lead. Extra bonus was that it was within walking distance from our hotel.

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Marblehead, Massachusetts
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86 reviews 86 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Our Kauai friends said this was a terrific hot dog joint! I was skeptical and do not consider myself a hot dog fan, even though i grew up with ball park franks!! Well, they were right! However, the unique roll in which they submerge the hot dog is yummy! The fresh, local flavors of their famous sauces and relishes also... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

When we were booking our visit to Poipu, Puka Dog was one of the top 3 places to eat on the list. For 13 months we waited and let me tell you, it was worth it. They are not just hot dogs, they are amazing dogs stuffed perfectly into the freshest buns and then filled with the most excellent condiment... More 

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Great place to go for a simple lunch on a busy day. The puka dogs were delicious!! Would go back again.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

This place has a simple menu and they really do a fine job of exceuting the art of the hot dog. The relishes are fruity and fantastic, and they toast the buns from the inside for a toasty, carb-laden treat. Great and somewhat cheap snack option for vegans in Poipu, although they're totally making a killing off these $7 hot... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

I was wary of this place because how great could a hotdog be in Kauai? I was pleasantly surprised, though, because the quality of polish sausage they use is very good and the toppings choices are even better. My favorite was the mango jalapeño relish and lilikoi mustard. The buns are really good too!! They are huge in size so... More 

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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36 reviews 36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

I had the veggie dog and other half had the polish. I had mango relish and he had another relish on the menu. Both were amazing!!!! Try it with their special mustard and an amazingly soft bun. We cant wait to go back in 2 days and try the other relishes. A must have while on the north shore of... More 

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Chandler, Arizona
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5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

We stop here with the kids every trip. The delivery is unique with the puka vs a sliced bun. What keeps me coming back is the lilikoi mustard and Hawaiian relishes. Just need to add an extra hot sauce to the menu

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

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