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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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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 2015 via mobile

Ate a quick lunch here. Lemonade was divine! They have a polish dog and a veggie dog-which was a nice surprise. The toppings and bun were sweet, not your usual hot dog combo but it did meet the "sweet and salty" requirement. Nice alternative for lunch.

Thank Nissl
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2015 via mobile

Who would have thought. Mango relish. Yummy. They have other flavors too! Overall kind of like a costco hotdog. But the sauces is what makes it special.

Thank Allen J
Vista, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 June 2015

Had to try it, was not disappointed. Loved the different relishes available. Price was a little steep, but so are many things in this area. Enjoyed the lemonade too!

Thank TravelinTwosome15
Las Vegas, Nevada
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2015

For being featured on Travel Channel - it was okay. It's a bit of a step up from hot dogs. Nothing to write home about.

1 Thank 9thIslander
Chicago, Illinois
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2015 via mobile

Unusual and great tasting. A must eat while in Poipu Kauai. It's like no hotdog you have ever had. The sweet relishes made from local fruits combined with the spicy sauces makes for an amazing combination. Our family had two veggie dogs and two polish sausage dogs. All were amazing.

Thank mikes1515
Poipu, Hawaii
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31 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2015 via mobile

My kids love this place! The tropical relishes and lilikoi mustards make this hot dog that special Kauai treat. The fresh squeezed lemonade is a favorite too. Usually lined up but worth the wait.

Thank Michele K
Kapaa, Hawaii
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2015

Seriously, best veggie dog ever! The buns are perfectly toasted on the inside for a nice touch, and the mango relish and lilikoi mustard are to die for! Highly recommend to everyone!

Thank Cmac1015
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2015 via mobile

Good lunch! My boys loved the sausage. I enjoyed mine with mango relish and sweet mustard!! Cute quick lunch!! Even my picky child said "those were good" he does not normally enjoy hot dogs!

Thank Andrea L
Charlottesville, Virginia
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2015

This was our favorite (and cheapest) meal of the trip. The hot dog was stellar and their lemonade is excellent. Great service - I got a shirt. Really, really delicious. Definitely put all the "Hawaiian Style" fixings on it!

Thank ssvirnovskiy
Springfield, Virginia
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128 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2015

Ate here 3 days ago and that was the last meal I've had. Sick as a dog with food poisoning since. The hotdog was not special for the price. The only positive light is that I ate here on the last night of our stay in Kauai, otherwise it would have ruined the entire vacation. Horrible.

1 Thank Military_Traveler11

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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
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Kids
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?