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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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Calgary, Canada
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We visited puka dog since we were told it was a must do in Poipu. Four of the six of us thought it was a bit underwhelming. The sauces and relishes are really delicious, but it is just a basic hot dog with a yummy relish on it, totally not worth the price.

Thank MrsHaley828
Venice, Florida
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94 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This place was recommended by a local and we had to try it....what a tasty interesting hotdog! Great idea to have the bun wth a hole in the middle and dog and condiments inserted inside. Not as messy as a traditional dog- very good! Add this to your list of places to stop while in the Poipu area.

Thank KarenRWilliams
Bismarck, North Dakota
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

If you like hot dogs, you have to go to Puka Dogs! The variety is awesome, always tasty and fresh. You will have to stand in line...the wait is worth it!!!

1 Thank Harley K
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Went here after a fellow traveler recommended it. Great hotdogs with creative, island fruit relishes and the mustard is superb. Only complaint I have is that there's supposedly different levels of spicyness but even with their habanero/lava level I didn't notice and heat. A very small complaint that doesn't call for a lower rating, but just something to note for... More 

1 Thank Mike N
Arroyo Grande, California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Wow. Not your usual hot dog! My wife and I visited the Puma Dog in Poipu for a late snack. The place is small but extremely efficient. The menu is focused on two kinds of dogs, with a wide variety of special sauces developed from Hawaiian tropical fruits. I had the Mild Spicy with Mango Sauce. It was absolutely delicious.... More 

1 Thank Ed C
Anchorage, Alaska
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267 reviews
203 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Hmm. While I admit I went to Puka Dog with somewhat high expectations (it got props from Travel Channel), I was not that impressed. While the busy stand in Poipu did a great job of handling the lunch crowd, the girl at the counter seemed less-than-thrilled to be there and had no customer service skills whatsoever. Note: her counterpart making... More 

1 Thank Sarah V
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40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

If you're in Poipu, you MUST stop here for lunch. These are special hot dogs. They are freshly grilled Polish or Veggie Dogs placed in a special roll with a hole in the middle. You have your choice of relish and mustard, which they put in the hole before inserting the dog. I don't know who invented this, but he... More 

1 Thank BanjobobHouston
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A uniquely Hawaiian twist on the hot dog. Wonderful employees who will help choose the right condiments for your Puka Dog in a warm and friendly outdoor setting

1 Thank richardbU8055JC
St. George, Utah
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

First, we're not big hot dog eaters, but these things are pretty spectacular. Got the polish with the mild sauce, wow... I love the bun idea. Would highly recommend for lunch. Line was long but the wait was reasonable. If you're looking for a good dog, give them a try.

1 Thank 595regulartraveler
West Haven, Utah
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were so excited to try our first Puka dog as we had watched a TV show about it. We liked it, the buns were fresh, the condiments wonderful and the Lemonade great. It was good.

1 Thank familyfun0

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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, Kids, Child-friendly
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?