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Puka Dog

2360 Kiahuna Plantation Dr, Poipu Shopping Village, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96756-9552
+1 808-742-6044
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good31%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“hot dog” (1,416 reviews)
“polish sausage” (327 reviews)
“veggie dog” (252 reviews)
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American, Fast food, Hawaiian, Vegetarian Friendly
2360 Kiahuna Plantation Dr, Poipu Shopping Village, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96756-9552
Neighbourhood: Koloa
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Reviewed 20 July 2015

Every time we go back to Kauai we go to Puka Dog. We were fortunate enough to meet and have lunch with the owner when she first opened this Poipu location. Really enjoyed her story and her Puka Dog. Since then it's become a tradition...More

Thank RalphRR
Reviewed 19 July 2015

Puka Dog has been around Kauai for many years and it is a truly unique and different hot dog... A large all meat or vegi dog is loaded into a bun by cutting out a hole in the long end of the bun and ''tweaking''...More

Thank CLEken
Reviewed 19 July 2015

this place gets huge lines, but it's worth the wait. The unique sauces are delicious- I strongly recommend the pineapple relish- and the lemonade, although a little sweeter than I typically like, is super refereshing on a humid day.

Thank Celia M
Reviewed 19 July 2015

Went here on a whim and it was an outstanding island experience. Loved the unique all around buns, and the Polish Hot Dog was fabulous. All the island garnishments made this place a hit with our group.

Thank Mary M
Reviewed 18 July 2015

While condiments and salsas are unique to these 'dawgs, by Chicago standards they come up short... FAR short. But hey, you're in Hawaii. Go local! Contribute to the economy!

Thank madqdog
Reviewed 18 July 2015

This is a good spot for a quick lunch. We wanted to get out of the sun for a while and stopped at Puka Dog for lunch. It is not a sit down restaurant and you order at the window. We both had dogs which...More

Thank Joematpa
Reviewed 17 July 2015

Loved these hot dogs. Grabbed one the first night in Kauai. Spicy is not really spicy. Get volcanic if you like spicy. Try all of the chutneys. They are all great.

Thank Matthew F
Reviewed 17 July 2015

The pineapple relish was delish! Many other interesting toppings you won't see anywhere else. There is often a line but the staff is efficient and line moves fast. Big, fresh locally baked buns. Splurge and get a lemonade, they made it to order while you...More

Thank Sharon D
Reviewed 17 July 2015

Had a hot dog here since it was featured on TV. You could try different sauces and it was tasty (garlic). There isn't too much seating areas but there is an outside area where you could watch the chickens run around (Kauai is known for...More

Thank Norma R
Reviewed 16 July 2015 via mobile

A little miss leading in that these are polish sausages as apposed to actual hot dogs. That being said it was pretty tasty. I like a things with some heat and got the spicey sauce. It was not very spicey hot but tasty. My son...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
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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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