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“Hit the spot”
Review of Puka Dog

Puka Dog
Ranked #9 of 37 Restaurants in Poipu
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Takeout
Neighborhood: Koloa
Charlotte, North Carolina
Level 5 Contributor
64 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Hit the spot”
Reviewed March 28, 2014 via mobile

Yummmm! We have eaten here twice in the 3 days we have been on the island. Tried the spicy sauce, then upgraded to volcanic. Can't say I can tell much difference between the two- could have been a bit spicier. I'm a southern gal so I usually do a mustard/chili/slaw order- but here you are only provided spreads. I would agree with the other reviewer that fruity relishes should have been chunky- but I stuck to traditional pickle relish as sweet on my hot dog doesn't sound too great. I wish there was an option for Maui onions also. The hot dog was cooked really well, with lots of flavor and the way the bread encases the meat prevents a mess. Minor improvements could make for an even better delicious experience!

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Kananaskis
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Quick lunch”
Reviewed March 27, 2014

Long lines, even before 11am! Worth the wait for the Hawaiian mustard and mango relish. Staff very friendly.

Visited March 2014
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Vancouver, Canada
Level 2 Contributor
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Over rated?”
Reviewed March 26, 2014

Get over it... it's a hot dog with a sweet sauce. When the 'relishes' were descibed with cute names and included such fruits as pineapple, mango and papaya we envisioned fruity chunks and a condiment with some degree of texture, not a flavored and sweetened creamed sauce. Maybe if you like a little dessert with your hot dog?

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Palmyra
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60 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Mmmm Mmmm Good!”
Reviewed March 25, 2014

As far as hot dogs go, this is very unique and tastey. Taste was great and the sauces were very good also. They recommended the Spicy garlic lemon sauce, as not being "hot" - we would agree that on a level of 1 to 10, heat was 1. Added flavor w/o heat. Not cheap, but a good lunch.

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Mequon, Wisconsin
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Long lines, great dog”
Reviewed March 23, 2014

After all the Travel Channel coverage, the lines are long but the hot dog is a nice take on the average. The buns are toasted and you will finish the dog before the bun. That is what all the birds and chickens standing around are for. Fast lunch, reasonable. No tables but pick a bench or grass if dry.

Visited March 2014
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