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

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    Very good
  • 196
    Average
  • 65
    Poor
  • 42
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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
Most recent review
Though my husband thinks Puka Dogs are the BEST, I think Porky's Hawaiian dogs are much better.

The different relishes are tasty and they use polish sausages instead of hot dogs. A bit too salty for my liking. Their fresh lemonade is wonderful and you can get it sugar free. Mmmm

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
Heinoti
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Los Angeles
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
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Los Angeles
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

The different relishes are tasty and they use polish sausages instead of hot dogs. A bit too salty for my liking. Their fresh lemonade is wonderful and you can get it sugar free. Mmmm

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Tumwater, Washington
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86 reviews 86 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

On the recommendation of a friend, I stopped by Puka Dog and ordered their polish dog with pineapple and coconut relish, as well as lilikoi mustard. The bun is made of fresh Hawaiian sweetbread, perfectly toasted by a stainless steel rod inserted in the bun and then filled with these delicious toppings. Service was very friendly, fast, and the quality... More 

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Calgary
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

We make a point of visiting Puka Dog when in Poipu. The polish dogs are very juicy, the buns soft and chewy, the lemon and garlic sauce divine. The choices of local relishes are great (pineapple, mango, star fruit to cocunut) and add an island twist to your dog. Finally, the fresh lemonade is great and can be made unsweetened,... More 

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Bristow, Virginia
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40 reviews 40 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

I only went once on this trip, but I really wanted to go every day. I freaking love Puka Dogs. I want to eat every combination possible.

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Hamilton, New Jersey
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43 reviews 43 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

Stopped for lunch while snorkeling in the Poipu area. It was like Kielbasa with many different Hawaiian relishes to put on. We enjoyed them along with fresh squeezed lemonade and Maui potatoe chips.

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Buelach, Switzerland
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

Best dog ever had. The three housemade garlic sauces are very nice combined with all of the delicious fruit relish. And i also recommend on top of these two sauces the hawaian mustard. We stayed 3 days in poipu and had 3 times lunch there. It was alwasy delicious. You have to calculate a waiting time of ca. 10min because... More 

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Ridgecrest, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

We ate there twice! These were the best hot dogs ever. The sweet bread bun was fabulous and the choice of salsas was extensive. Try the mango salsa--it's great. And the lemonade was just the right sweetness.

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Yokohama, Japan
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Went there with our family for a snack. We had seen it on Anthony Bourdin's show and it seemed interesting. It was completely grotesque. Bun was ordinary and dry and the wiener was bland. The sauces were incredibly disgusting and did not improve the hot dog. For a better hot dog, go to Costco. It is cheap, your get a... More 

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Vancouver, Washington
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33 reviews 33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I didn't get a Puka Dog at this place. I got one in Hanalei. Still very good hot dogs. Get there early, because they close early in the Winter time.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Located in the outdoor shopping mall, delicious take on the hot dog, try the tropical flavors! All beef dogs (or vegetarian) in a special bun with flavored sauces, relish, your choice

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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?