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Puka Dog

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2360 Kiahuna Plantation Dr, Poipu Shopping Village, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96756-9552
+1 808-742-6044
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San Francisco, California
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you want a fast, simple meal and some of the best lemonade around check out Puka Dog. We eat here at least once every time we go to Poipu. I live the pineapple relish, my husband the mango.

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Thank LoveMahaulepu
Boca Raton, Florida
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The dog was tasty. The mustard and toppings were great. Too much bread, over all good eats. The servers were friendly and fast.

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Thank kusseglio
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Got two Pula dogs and two lemonades to-go and brought them to nearby Poipu Beach park. It was delicious and an easy lunch for the beach.

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1 Thank Stuart M
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78 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Puka means small hole and that's how the dogs are prepared and slid into the buns using tropical flavored mustards. A dining experience, eat two and you won't need to have dinner!

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1 Thank Arthur Y
Pittsburgh, PA
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189 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Puka Dogs are unique and tasty lunch! Limited seating area at this location, but we sat & learned some stuff from some locals. wish we had time for another visit - we'll be back next time we leave the mainland!

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1 Thank TomStax
Boston, Massachusetts
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We heard about Puka Dog from many friends and Yelp reviews. After travelling 17 hours to get to Maui, maybe anything would have tasted great, but these hot dogs are worth the $$. Even our daughters who are very picky vegetarian were very impressed with the dogs! A must if you are in Maui!

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Thank marcobeach
Hayden, Idaho, United States
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here on a recommendation by the Kauai Revealed guide and was not disappointed! Who would think that a hot dog could be so good. The lilikoi mustard was so great I ordered some from the website to have at home. This place is located in the center of the Kiahuna Plantation shopping center and you have to look for... More 

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2 Thank Steven W
Winnipeg, Canada
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81 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very simple concept, but they absolutely nailed it. I ate here twice during the week we spent in poipu. It is just a hot dog, but the sauces and preparation are fantastic. Prices were very reasonable too. A must try!

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1 Thank Jkilg204
Colorado.
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place was recommended. We made the worst mistake to try it the day before we left and we both got food poisoning and we only ate a 1/4 if it. We had 2 flights to go on then next day and it was tough with severe vomiting and diaherra

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California
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115 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The lemonade was like water and the hot dog itself tasted different than in the past. The girl working the cash registered looked like she was falling asleep while doing my transaction. I used to love this place. :-(

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Fast Food, Hawaiian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Families with children
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2360 Kiahuna Plantation Dr, Poipu Shopping Village, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96756-9552
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Poipu>  > Koloa
  • Neighborhood: Koloa
  • Phone Number: +1 808-742-6044

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