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Hula Dog Hawaiian Style Hot Dogs

#156 of 1,793 Restaurants in Honolulu
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2370 Kuhio Ave, Inside Food Pantry Waikiki, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-5053 (Formerly Puka Dog)
+1 808-308-4452
10:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 22:00
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santa clara county, CA
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Sometimes, you find the hole in the wall place with outstanding food. Or, you forgive a place for the food if the ambiance or customer service are great. Hula Dogs of Honolulu misses on all counts. 1. Customer service - 3 words: Hula Dog Nazi 2. Ambiance: None 3. Food: stale taro/bacon bun - with hard crunchy ends and a... More 

Thank ejchu7
Dominique Q, Owner at Hula Dog Hawaiian Style Hot Dogs, responded to this review

Aloha, So sorry you don't feel that you had the same experience, Puka Dog and Hula Dog use the same product coming from the manufacture in Honolulu. Can you tell me with store you visit in Oahu. Thanks. More 

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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Tasty and fresh - these hot dogs have a Hawaiian island twist. Love the lilokai mustard and glad they have a veggie dog option.

Thank Samantha A
Temecula, California
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40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

Wow!!! I want a franchise!!! The bun was so fresh., delicious. I had the mango relish the jalapeño relish (not hot) I would have given it a 5 but the hotdog was smaller than the bun. I had at least 2 " left of the bun. But overall it was very very good. I would recommend getting hot dogs longer... More 

Thank Gk B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Who would think in a vending booth in a grocery store should have such good food. Loved my hotdog and the secret sauce. With how expensive everything is in the area this is a great meal!

Thank 2014ksmith
Wellington, New Zealand
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

I know this isnt the same restaurant Mr bourndain visited many years ago but the product is still fantastic. In saying that I had a couple of beers before hand. Hit the spot though. Grab the polish dog choose your spice and a relish. Enjoy.

Thank 953LexNZ
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

I've tried several Hot Dogs and enjoy them all. I'm partial to Chicago Style. And I had to have a Hula Dog. It had a very "Island" taste and I liked it. Although it was difficult to find in Waikiki, I would definitely recommend trying one.

Thank screenname000
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

Hula Dog is located within the Food Pantry at 2370 Kuhio Dr., 96815. Had we not been intentionally searching for it, we wouldn't have known about it, as there's no readily apparent signage to direct you to it, or to the fact that it's located inside the Food Pantry grocery. Moreover, there's no place to sit, except outside on a... More 

Thank Elliot D
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016

Aside from being Polish Hot Dogs, the hot-dogs are over-rated and over priced. I don't want to sound like a diva, but I've hot dogs just as good in New York, Philadelphia, Chicago, the beach cities of L.A. and on and on and they didn't get reviews. I have no idea why I was left so cold, but I found... More 

Thank wcolinmckay
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

If you are a Germ-a-phob probably skip lol. The hot dogs were OK, had the taro with the pineapple and all the fixings.

Thank jen g
Dominique Q, Owner at Hula Dog Hawaiian Style Hot Dogs, responded to this review

I have a question about the Germ-a-phob comment. Can you elaborate. I'm surprise !! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016

A different take on the hot dog, it was delicious! Several spicy and fruity sauces you can apply to a dog that comes in an internally toasted bun. Lemonade was homemade and delicious.

Thank FrequentTraveller293

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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
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
American, Fast food, Hawaiian, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Parking Available
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Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2370 Kuhio Ave, Inside Food Pantry Waikiki, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-5053 (Formerly Puka Dog)
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Honolulu
  • Phone Number: +1 808-308-4452
Hula Dog , is an unique Hawaiian experience.
 A baked daily, in house bun sized loaf of bread. At ordering, we Pierce and "TOAST A HOLE". We then pour in a combination of your chosen 
secret sauce
 Garlic Lemon Secret Sauce, Jalapeno Sauce, Chili Pepper Sauce or Habanero Sauce, with our Uniquely Hawaiian Relishes: Mango – Papaya – Pineapple Banana – Coconut or Star Fruit With a final complement of our Lilikoi Hawaiian Mustard or Guava Hawaiian Mustard, or standard condiments.( Garlic Pepper Cheese, Ketchup, Yellow ,Pickle or onion relish.Finally, we slide in a perfect grilled premium Polish Sausage(Or Veggie-Dog, if you prefer)If you are more traditional you will also find Yellow mustard/ Sweet Relish/ Garlic Pepper Cheese (need to try)and more.

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