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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
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Takeout
Late Night

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    Very good
  • 193
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  • 64
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  • 39
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Delicious dogs!

I really enjoyed my hot Puka dog with the Hawaiian mustard and pineapple relish. The service was good and the workers friendly. Quaint little place.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
Kimraem
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

I really enjoyed my hot Puka dog with the Hawaiian mustard and pineapple relish. The service was good and the workers friendly. Quaint little place.

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Ontario,Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Very affordable lunch stop. Had a Puka dog with a polish sausage, lemon garlic mustard and the coconut relish. Unlike any hot dog I have ever eaten in my life. Will definitely stop here again on my next trip to Kauai.

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Lakebay, Washington
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Fun and plenty good too. Laid back, always a line. Unique place in a little shopping venue. $9 may be pricy for a hot dog, but it's not your ordinary dog.

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Olathe, Kansas
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Two dog options,Polish or veggy. Service was great. Wonderful lemonade. Bag of chips, your ready to go. Mahalo

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Boston, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

If you are in the Poipu area you need to get a Puka Dog! I don't like hot dogs at all, but I had to try one of these and I am glad that I did! They offer either a Polish sausage or a veggie dog. My sister and I split one and ordered a veggie dog, which takes an... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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71 reviews 71 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Have to say that Puka dog has a unique business model. The dogs come in two type, regular beef and veggie. We had one of each. There is a myriad of topping choices. Slightly expensive for a hot dog but it is Hawaii so everything is expensive. Good place of something casual and different. They have a bun heater that... More 

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Cupertino, CA
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37 reviews 37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Get the Pukadog as well as the island sauces. Sounds gross but works really well with the hot dog and lemonade

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Benton
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55 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

We go to Puka Dogs at least once when travel to Kauai and always recommend it to other travelers. The hotdogs are a little expensive but well worth it to us. The buns are unique and the choice of dogs or sausage is nice. But we enjoy choosing the relishes, all island types or you may choose mustard & ketchup.... More 

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Sacramento, California
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

I really enjoyed my trip to puka dog, the prices are very high for a hot dog but you get what you pay for! The staff are friendly and you have to love that they have vegan options for the veggo lovers as my self! I enjoyed the pineapple mustard which was a real island treat. check it out when... More 

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35 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

The Puka Dog is an interesting treat. It starts with a bun that seems about as large as half a loaf of bread. the bread is pressed down over a pointed rod making a nice hole in the center. Meanwhile, a jumbo sized hot dog is heating on the grill. The chef asks what flavor you want added to your... More 

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