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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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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Puka dogs are great - both meat and veggie dogs. Unusual delicious toppings to customer specifications. The fresh lemonade is also wonderful. Excellent customer service. I will go back again!

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Carlsbad, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

After a hike along the Napali Coast the family was tired and hungry. Stopped here for a quick bite. It didn't take long and we enjoyed our hot dogs as we have in Poipu on past trips to Kauai. The Maui chips and lemonade are good too....yum!! Worth a visit for something quick and a little different in a casual... More

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Livermore, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

I would have liked to have been given some choices on sausage, but all they had was Polish or veggie. The sauces were delicious. The rolls were squishy. Service was friendly and very quick. Overall, this was a nice hot dog.

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Union, New Jersey
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6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

Went to the one in Poipu Shopping Village right across our Condo. The only thing on the menu are the hot dogs with special sauces you can choose from and also the basic condiments, mustard, and ketchup. When I took the first bite I was in Heaven! :)

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Many choices for filling but I liked the coconut fill. Not too far from our hotel. I highly recommend it if you have the time.

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Kirkland, WA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The fast service. The hot dogs are good too, but you can go to town and get dogs and buns, with same a entities, for less. It is convenient.

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

I really liked the bun, soft and fresh. The sauces/relish sounded really good but they were very, very sweet and kinda too much ladled into the bun. If we go back I might try the spicy one. Husband said the same thing - sauce kinda weird. Kids had plain ketchup which for almost $7 per hot dog made for an... More

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Nevada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We went to the Puka Dogs in Hanalei and were not very impressed. The hot dogs did not taste like anything special and they put WAY too much sauce on them. The bread was good but again, with all that sauce in it, it was not enjoyable. Disappointing!

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Texas Gulf Coast, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Four of us visited while on Kauai. Three people really, really liked their dogs. I'm not a fan of sweet relishes... so the relishes available really weren't for me. Also I got the hot/spicy sauce and to me it wasn't spicy or hot at all. I'd rate it three stars, but again, the other three people I was with would... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

So let me start by saying I am not a huge hot dog eater. Tried this place out based on the recommendation of some of our tour guides. We were glad we did. The hot dogs were piping hot inside of a reverse toasted sleeping bag style bun. I know it sounds wierd but it adds an awesome starting platform... More

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