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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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Phoenix, Arizona
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100 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We come to Kauai every year and puka dogs are a must stop on our visit. Our favorite location in Hanalei has been replaced by a pizza place so we went to the Poipu location. We brought our son who was a first time puka dog diner. Unfortunately, all 3 of us just rated the dogs as so-so and the... More 

Thank luv2travel6354
Waikoloa, Hawaii
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168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I am not much of a hot dog fan... but these were terrific. We tried both the veggie and meat.. excellent , with great relish, and lillikoi mustard. A real treat.

Thank Muadib84
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Second only to a WV hot dog with chili and slaw. Lilikoi mustard and sweet relish made it delicious.

Thank David P
Fort Collins, Colorado
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37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Puka Dog make stuffed hotdogs on hawaiian sweet rolls. The stuffing/sauces are unique and interesting. If you have never had a Hawaiian style dog, you really should try it at least once. You can get a Shave Ice there too.

Thank ColoradoKen
Memphis, Tennessee
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I definitely recommend stopping by at least once if you are staying in Poipu. It's conveniently located and fairly inexpensive for Kauai dining. It's an excellent place for a quick bite.

Thank kristylwood
Mesa, Arizona
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Usually hit Puka Dog multiple times on our trips to Kauai. Best hot dogs anywhere. I always go mild and skip the mustard. But that's my own taste. Lines can be long but they move fast.

Thank Gary O
Puyallup, Washington
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was our first time to Kauai but my aunt and uncle had been there before and they both said "You have to try the Puka Dogs!" Indeed they were worth trying. The Auntie Lilikoi's Hawaiin mustard is delicious!

Thank sadiej4444
Sherborne, United Kingdom
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I admit, I asked what Anthony Bourdain ate...and it was great. I love the homemade fruit relishes and mustard and the fresh and crunchy bun. It really hit the spot. Ignore the lineup...it goes quickly.

Thank Patricia H
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Kinda hard to find, in the middle of a mall. Really good. Buns are soft and amazing and loved the sweet mustard. Would def recommend!

Thank Jennifer S
Shoreline, Washington, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sure - it is just a hot dog place - but oh, so much more flavorful and interesting! They have a nice 4 step easy ordering process that keeps the line moving - so don't shy away just because there is a long line - there will be. We stopped in twice - all Polish sausages all around - stuffed... More 

Thank Michelle B

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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
Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, 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?