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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
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10:00 - 20:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 20:00
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Pretty much agree with others. Good hot dog with interesting mix of sauces. Looked like there were other good places for lunch or dinner in the same little shopping center. It's easy to avoid spending the big bucks in the hotel restaurants!

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Thank Nedocjay
Seattle, Washington
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Pukka dog is an experience you need to have when visiting Kauai. I know, you're thinking "hot dogs, really?" But they're truly yummy and the staff is so friendly. They grill the bun through a middle hole from the inside, then fill it with delicious sauces and mustards of your choice, then finish with a polish sausage or veggie dog.... More 

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Thank AWM85
Koloa, Hawaii
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34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Sure, Puka Dog is clever in that they create the perfect enclosure for your dog, but before the dog goes in, they load it up with your choice of amazing sauce. The nice feature about the puka (hole) vs the slice in the bun is that the sauce doesn't squirt out everywhere. The other great part of the menu is... More 

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1 Thank rdmedd
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113 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Always consistently a great place for lunch. The hot dogs are excellent but all the options you can add really make this a super eating experience.

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1 Thank Mike m
Santa Cruz, California
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is another of our traditional eating places for a unique island hot dog adventure with unique island style condiments to add to the fun of fast food.

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1 Thank jdyjon3
Dallas, Texas
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Interesting take on the hot dog--actually a polish dog or a vegan dog (why would anyone want one). Busy place, stood in line 15-20 minutes. You pick a sauce and a relish and there is fresh lemonade to drink. Not the best hot dog I have had but was good. It is worth going to once to check off from... More 

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Thank barrya732
San Francisco, California
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Classic Poipu spot for a Puka Dog. Fast, affordable and easy for kids. It is a staple of Poipu and worth the trip.

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Thank Radoike
Concord, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

No trip is complete without a puma dog. I happen to love the veggie dog version. These is just a fun vacation experience when you want a quick casual dining experience. Casual outdoor setting eat here or take it to go.

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Thank triptaker1745
South Jordan, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is my fourth trip to the island but the first time to Puka Dog. It is so good. Make sure you stop here!

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Thank Curtis O
Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

As a Chicago girl, I was intrigued by the tropical twist on a hot dog. Loved the spicy sauce, pineapple relish and lilikoi mustard, with a perfectly charred Polish sausage. Half-sugar lemonade was perfect.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Fast food, Hawaiian
Meals
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
Sunday
10:00 - 20:00
Monday
10:00 - 20:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 20:00
Thursday
10:00 - 20:00
Friday
10:00 - 20:00
Saturday
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?