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Puka Dog

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2360 Kiahuna Plantation Dr, Poipu Shopping Village, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96756-9552
+1 808-742-6044
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 20:00
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Boston, Massachusetts
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We heard about Puka Dog from many friends and Yelp reviews. After travelling 17 hours to get to Maui, maybe anything would have tasted great, but these hot dogs are worth the $$. Even our daughters who are very picky vegetarian were very impressed with the dogs! A must if you are in Maui!

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Thank marcobeach
Hayden, Idaho, United States
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here on a recommendation by the Kauai Revealed guide and was not disappointed! Who would think that a hot dog could be so good. The lilikoi mustard was so great I ordered some from the website to have at home. This place is located in the center of the Kiahuna Plantation shopping center and you have to look for... More 

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2 Thank Steven W
Winnipeg, Canada
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81 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very simple concept, but they absolutely nailed it. I ate here twice during the week we spent in poipu. It is just a hot dog, but the sauces and preparation are fantastic. Prices were very reasonable too. A must try!

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1 Thank Jkilg204
Colorado.
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place was recommended. We made the worst mistake to try it the day before we left and we both got food poisoning and we only ate a 1/4 if it. We had 2 flights to go on then next day and it was tough with severe vomiting and diaherra

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Thank doreneq
California
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115 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The lemonade was like water and the hot dog itself tasted different than in the past. The girl working the cash registered looked like she was falling asleep while doing my transaction. I used to love this place. :-(

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Thank jebett
Calgary, AB
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211 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's a tasty hotdog in a great bun, but what makes Puka dog unique is the choice of condiments. You can get your regular ketchup mustard and relish if you are old school, but why not be adventurous? There are several different relishes made from tropical fruits, like pineapple and mango, their own tasty sauce, and liliolkoi mustard.

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1 Thank laxjunkies
Bellevue, Washington
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Homemade bun, which is actually more of a vessel for our polish or veggie dog, pineapple and mango relish, and hawaiian mustard - we went there twice because I it was so fantastic -

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1 Thank AlohaRise
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really need to try one if you are in Kauai and want to try local favorites. The pineapple relish or coconut relish is really different but good. They are served piping hot!

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1 Thank Donald S
Everett, Washington
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Out of a 10, we'd rate this product an 8. It was very tasty and reasonably priced for all of the stuff they put on it. It's something everyone should taste when they visit Kauai as a tourist.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Insanely expensive but the best vegetarian dog you will ever eat. Get it with the mango relish and their house sauce.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Fast food, Hawaiian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 20:00
Monday
10:00 - 20:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 20:00
Thursday
10:00 - 20:00
Friday
10:00 - 20:00
Saturday
10:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2360 Kiahuna Plantation Dr, Poipu Shopping Village, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96756-9552
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Poipu>  > Koloa
  • Neighbourhood: Koloa
  • Phone Number: +1 808-742-6044

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?