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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
10:00 - 20:00
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Fort Collins, Colorado
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98 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

No frills, order at the counter, limited menu, but delicious. Tropical toppings and a unique bun with a hole for the dog, these are like no other hot dog I've eaten. A must visit place on Kauai.

Thank ahuihao
Brooklyn Park, Minnesota
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Had to stop at my favorite hot dog place in Kauai. Still there after 10 years and still as good. Warm in the center and with the different relishes they offer. It is to die for.

Thank John G
Burtonsville, Maryland
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253 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I saw Puka Dog on a travel show several years ago. I was so excited to learn that it was very close to the resort that I was staying at. They have many different tasty relishes. Pineapple and mango were my favorites.

Thank RAKfromMD
Bellevue, Washington
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36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We have to go to Puka Dog a few times on our trip, their hotdogs are one of a kind. Delicious relishes and their unique way of toasting the bun on the inside. Wish their "hot" habanero relish was a little hotter, but nothing to complain about.

Thank 425Mom
Dallas, Texas
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43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food is very good and the staff is friendly. Clean and good for the whole family. You have to try it, we never go to Kauai without having a Puka Dog. (It's our 5th trip)

Thank judyhQ3383TY
Phoenix, Arizona
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Always a must stop for me. Love this place. Unfortunately it gets more crowded every year. They could use more seating and more counter staff during lunchtime. Also gotta try the fresh squeezed lemonade! Sad the one in Oahu has split and changed name...just not the same.

Thank Mary H
La Center, WA
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We've been to Puka Dog several times with our kids. It's an expensive hotdog, but it's worth trying it out, and our kids like it a lot. We love all the different sauces.

Thank WAAlohaGirl
Chicago, Illinois
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went here on the recommendation of a local, and was I glad we did! Never would have sought it out otherwise. Hot dogs cooked wrapped in the bun? With a hole? What?! But they were delicious! So glad I went off the beaten path and tried something unique to this place: I got a Polish with mango salsa and... More 

Thank jbibz
Fort Lauderdale
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Really really good relishes and pocket sausages are super good. A quick bite in a nice outdoor shopping area. Not many tables but there is an outdoor "theater" to eat at with great shade. Nice to walk around and window shop.

Thank Kathy Keesler
Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was good. The service was a bit slow. And it was crowded. The hot dogs were good but huge. The lemonade was awesome but pricey. Nice servers.

Thank Jackie R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Fast food, Hawaiian, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
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?