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“Loved the Spicy Sauce with the Mango Relish”
Review of Puka Dog

Puka Dog
Ranked #8 of 37 Restaurants in Poipu
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Takeout
Neighborhood: Koloa
Reviewed October 2, 2009

My husband and I had lunch here on our last day in Kauai. We really liked it because it was very different and not something we can get at home. We both got something different so we could try more flavor combinations but the spicy chili sauce with the mango relish was the best. The lemonade was some of the best that we have ever had. The staff was mainly young high school age kids but they were nice and friendly.

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Reviewed October 1, 2009

We absolutely adore Puka Dog, however on this last visit (Sept 09), there was far less sauce, relish & mustard compared to years past. Having all the goop just ooze out with every bite was what made Puka Dog so good. I know lots of folks think there is too much of it, so maybe they have cut back due to public demand or because of the economy, just put less on the dogs now so it goes further…… What a shame too– hubby looked forward to the polish dog with original sauce, mango relish and lilikoi mustard, we were disappointed and did not go back again.

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Reviewed September 14, 2009

Puka Dog is something you should try. The bread is amazingly soft. I thought the relish I used was too sweet and would opt for a little more heat if I were to return. Good lemonade.

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Reviewed September 13, 2009

We ate at Puka Dog last month. The hot dogs are good. But the best part was the Shave Ice they sell around the cornor. It was shaved extremely fine and was the best I had on the entire island of Kauai.

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Thank rsqSmx
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Reviewed September 1, 2009

We waited for 25 minutes in a line-up for lunch due to the many good ratings on trip advisor. We had expected a phenomenal hot dog but we were underwhelmed overall. The dog is good and the relishes tasty but the dog is too small for the bun (we had 2 inches of bun left over at the end). The lemonade was fine (better at Casablancas). All in all, we felt it was overpriced (6.50 for the dog) and not worth the wait. Just to compare, we went to Costco's later in the trip for a polish dog and thought we got more dog, tasted better and was a much better deal at $1.50. And, the chocolate yogurt swirl at Costco was fantastic.

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