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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, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Takeout

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  • 222
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  • 72
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  • 47
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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
Good Hot Dog

Very tasty hot dog with a creative bun. Loved the hot dog, only complaint is that it was a lot of bread.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
MCM975
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Los Angeles
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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San Diego, CA
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94 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Highly recommended by locals. Hotdogs served in bun with hole in center rather than traditional style. Only exceptional difference. After all, a hot dog is just a hot dog.

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Sun City, Arizona, USA
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

If you've never tried this, do yourself a favor DO IT! The fact that it's really not a hot dog that was enough for me to venture in and take a look. The toppings you can choose are what makes this dog a fun good tasting experience. The bread is a bit thick, not your usual hot dog bun but... More 

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Los Angeles
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Very tasty hot dog with a creative bun. Loved the hot dog, only complaint is that it was a lot of bread.

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Apple Valley, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

My daughter went to Puka Dog years ago and so wanted to go back. The quality was still the same. The lemonade is the best and the unique way they serve it. Like shave ice...you have to try it.

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Gibsons, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

I'm not much of a hotdog connoisseur, in fact, I'm not really into hotdogs. I was very skeptical these would be edible. They turned out to be a must have (multiple times) every time we are on Kauai. I wish they were available on the other islands. The Poipu location is better than the Hanalei one, but it's still good.... More 

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Okemos, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

I've been here twice now, once about ten years ago and once just last week. Ten years ago it was new(ish), exciting, and quite the novelty. People were raving about this place. I remember standing in line for a very long time to get my $8 hot dog. Fast forward to August 2015. Literally nothing had changed except the novelty.... More 

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Alameda
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

A hot dog is a hot dog. Seating is inadequate if you choose to eat your food while at the center in which Puka dog is located. Neighboring restaurants will not accommodate those needing a place to sit.

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Hamilton, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Oh....my....god..... You MUST try this. $7 lunch (unless you add chips and lemonade, then $11, still average for the island. HUGE Polish Dog in Hawaiian Sweet Bread roll. I have been twice, once trying the mango relish and once trying coconut (both were good, but I enjoyed mango better), with the hot chili garlic butter. You MUST add the lillikoi... More 

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Redmond, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

For some reason, we really like this place. I mean, it's just a hot dog, but the way it is presented is unique and fun to eat. You basically get a hot dog (or veggie dog) in a big long white bun with a hole cut down the center. It is somewhat of a bummer because you end up with... More 

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Napanee, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015 via mobile

A favourite. Don't be afraid of the garlic sauces, even the spiciest is just warm. The fruit relishes are to-die-for. Gotta add chips and a homemade lemonade. They're also the only choices!

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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?