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“Pretty Good”
Review of Puka Dog

Puka Dog
Ranked #8 of 38 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
Level 4 Contributor
40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Pretty Good”
Reviewed August 4, 2009

We ate here on one of our evenings on Kauai, the polish dog was good I opted for the pinneapple relish for mine, half way through it got really sweet, good but to much sweet. I sugest sharing one and do the other one with catsup, mustard and regular relish.

Thank Lilmel
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Sacramento, CA
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43 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Loved the Puka Dog ... x3”
Reviewed August 1, 2009

Yeah, part of the reason we came here was because Anthony Bourdain had visited this place but how can you resist the interesting combination of fruit relish, spicy garlic lemon secret sauce and passion fruit mustard?? You have to try it once. Our family did and we enjoyed it so much we tried it 2 more times during our week stay in Kauai. My only complaint is that the 3 relishes that I tried did taste somewhat similar (papaya, starfruit, banana/pineapple). If you like spicy you better get the hottest secret lemon sauce because they are not a spicy, or hot, as they describe. Also be prepared to wait in a line. Thankfully they are quick so don't be discouraged if you see a long line.

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Thank Marcel M
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97 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Puka Puka Puka”
Reviewed July 30, 2009

Every trip to Kauai our first stop is to Puka Dog in Poipu. What a great treat!
Try all the various sauces to get the entire experience

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Thank SaintGeorge
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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176 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
“Great polish sausage and VERY yummy relish choices”
Reviewed July 30, 2009

We walked over for late lunch on Saturday, 7/4. It was crowded. Not much seating in the place, but benches around the shopping area could be found. Very good polish sausage and the buns are fun too...they just slip the sausage in (bottom side is closed) then fill it up with Hawaiian mustard and your choice of relish. Lemonade made fresh - didn't try but looked great and refreshing.
I had the mango relish, and husband tried the pineapple. Both were great, but I liked mango the best.
Sure, it is more than $6.00, but it is a special thing to try while in Hawaii.

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Orlando, FL
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“One of my favorite Kauai meals”
Reviewed July 22, 2009

The dogs were great and, unlike most places that serve hotdogs, one of their two options (small menu) is a veggie dog so I could partake! They have great dogs and all sorts of fancy dipping sauces. I highly recommend this for an afternoon meal!

Also, Hawaii is SOOO expensive and it was a nice break from that to have a low maintenance meal.

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Thank wunsaponat
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