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Hula Dog Hawaiian Style Hot Dogs

#139 of 1,773 Restaurants in Honolulu
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2370 Kuhio Ave, Inside Food Pantry Waikiki, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-5053 (Formerly Puka Dog)
+1 808-308-4452
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I've tried several Hot Dogs and enjoy them all. I'm partial to Chicago Style. And I had to have a Hula Dog. It had a very "Island" taste and I liked it. Although it was difficult to find in Waikiki, I would definitely recommend trying one.

Thank screenname000
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

Hula Dog is located within the Food Pantry at 2370 Kuhio Dr., 96815. Had we not been intentionally searching for it, we wouldn't have known about it, as there's no readily apparent signage to direct you to it, or to the fact that it's located inside the Food Pantry grocery. Moreover, there's no place to sit, except outside on a... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

Aside from being Polish Hot Dogs, the hot-dogs are over-rated and over priced. I don't want to sound like a diva, but I've hot dogs just as good in New York, Philadelphia, Chicago, the beach cities of L.A. and on and on and they didn't get reviews. I have no idea why I was left so cold, but I found... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016 via mobile

If you are a Germ-a-phob probably skip lol. The hot dogs were OK, had the taro with the pineapple and all the fixings.

Thank jen g
Dominique Q, Owner at Hula Dog Hawaiian Style Hot Dogs, responded to this review

I have a question about the Germ-a-phob comment. Can you elaborate. I'm surprise !! More 

Juneau, Alaska
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016

A different take on the hot dog, it was delicious! Several spicy and fruity sauces you can apply to a dog that comes in an internally toasted bun. Lemonade was homemade and delicious.

Thank FrequentTraveller293
Winchester, Virginia
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6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

A nice local spot located in a walking mall. Limited choices, but Yummy hot dogs. Rolls were good (not from a bag) and were warmed before the hot dogs were added. Choices of fruit relishes are great - our group tried 4 different ones and all were happy. Dog plus chips and drink is about $10 although the hot dogs... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

Try anything, it is all delicious. The kids menu was shown on the bulletin board, but not available so that was disappointing, but the taro buns and all the relishes were amazing and inexpensive. Note: we looked all around for a storefront, only to find the Hula Dog was inside the grocery store.

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Lake Forest, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016 via mobile

We searched this place out before leaving downtown and were not too impressed. After seeing it on one of Anthony Bourdain's shows I didn't want to miss out. The dog was fine, but there was way too much bread and not enough sauce. The bun tasted stale. The service had no Aloha. Hopefully the new location in Newport Beach is... More 

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Dominique Q, Owner at Hula Dog Hawaiian Style Hot Dogs, responded to this review

I still have a question. Can you tell me the date and time of your visit. Thanks. Dominique More 

Pitt Meadows, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

A hot dog a different way, different relishes gives a new meaning to hot dog good for children and adults.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2016 via mobile

A little hard to find. Go inside the market and you will find it. Apparently Hula Dog can not hang a sign outside. The dogs are as good as Puka Dog. The Taro Bacon bun is awesome , it had tiny pieces of bacon bits.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $10
American, Fast Food, Hawaiian
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Parking Available
Open Hours
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2370 Kuhio Ave, Inside Food Pantry Waikiki, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-5053 (Formerly Puka Dog)
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Honolulu
  • Phone Number: +1 808-308-4452
Hula Dog , is an unique Hawaiian experience.
 A baked daily, in house bun sized loaf of bread. At ordering, we Pierce and "TOAST A HOLE". We then pour in a combination of your chosen 
secret sauce
 Garlic Lemon Secret Sauce, Jalapeno Sauce, Chili Pepper Sauce or Habanero Sauce, with our Uniquely Hawaiian Relishes: Mango – Papaya – Pineapple Banana – Coconut or Star Fruit With a final complement of our Lilikoi Hawaiian Mustard or Guava Hawaiian Mustard, or standard condiments.( Garlic Pepper Cheese, Ketchup, Yellow ,Pickle or onion relish.Finally, we slide in a perfect grilled premium Polish Sausage(Or Veggie-Dog, if you prefer)If you are more traditional you will also find Yellow mustard/ Sweet Relish/ Garlic Pepper Cheese (need to try)and more.

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