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“Please come to Kansas!”
Review of Puka Dog

Puka Dog
Ranked #8 of 37 Restaurants in Poipu
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Takeout
Neighborhood: Koloa
Reviewed January 9, 2013

Puka Dog was one of our favorite honeymoon experiences, as silly as it sounds!

The lines are long, but they move people through quickly...and even if they didn't, it'd be worth it. SO DELICIOUS!

Basically, you pick a hot dog (regular or veggie), a garlic sauce (go spicier than you normally would - they're not spicy, just tasty), and a relish (pineapple and mango were both really great). They will ask if you want the recommended lilikoi mustard, to which you must reply YES or be gravely disappointed. It's so good.

There's an episode of No Reservations in which Anthony Bourdain visits Puka Dog. Watch it. Or look Puka Dog up. It's a uniquely Hawaiian experience, and we've been craving it since we returned home!

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Reviewed January 9, 2013 via mobile

Love these hot dogs and the specialty relishes were great. The lemonade is very tasty as well. I loved the idea of putting the hot dog in a hole versus splitting the bun. It's not nearly as messy to eat.

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Thank Born4ak
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Reviewed January 8, 2013 via mobile

Located in open air shopping in Poipu. We were staying at Koa Kea across road so this is a short walk. Small, hole in the wall hot dog stand with limited seating but wide variety of dogs with Hawaii flare. Great to sit for a quick lunch and indulge for a treat.

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Thank Geochick_Houston
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Reviewed January 8, 2013

Our neighbour's had told us we had to go....and it was our first stop after getting settled in our condo. Totally unique.... and wonerfully good! A definite do NOT miss!

Thank Murray A
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Reviewed January 7, 2013

We enjoy the polish sausage with spicy or hot sauce. The lemonade tends to be too sweet, so ask for a small amount of sugar. The buns are a bit too much for me, but my partner loves them that way.

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Thank GoalTorrent
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