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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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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 20:00
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Henderson, Kentucky
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44 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Our buddy told us to stop here, we had no idea it was a Travel Channel favorite. Our dog was amazing with the mango, Hawaiian mustard, and hot chilies.

Thank travelblonde8412
Seattle, Washington
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Family went to puka dog for lunch today. We all had the polish dog - skipped the soy dog. All had the mango relish, some had hot sauce (which isn't so hot - it is tasty). And the lilikoi mustard - not too mustardy. The dog had a little bit of char, just enough for yumminess. The lemonade was great!... More 

Thank Maikokw
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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1,112 reviews
536 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 262 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Puka dog is just weird....a polish shoved into the middle of a roll....and then all the Hawaiian stuff.....OK it's unique.....takes a bit of getting used to for us tourists but it cheap and eatable......

Thank RickMIusa
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62 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Super touristy, but the food is good and not horribly expensive for what they could charge. I liked that there was a readily available vegetarian option. The sauces are Hawaiian inspired, which adds uniqueness.

Thank meghan b
North Carolina
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I've been a vegetarian for about 6 years now (wow, getting old..haha). So, it's been about that long since I've had a hot dog. As my wife and I sat down and took the first bite my first reaction was....S#!$....they screwed up our order....this must be the real thing!! Long story short....I confirmed it was indeed the vegetarian dog. It's... More 

Thank Matthew D
Cypress, California
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81 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Puka dog is a nice polish sausage shoved into a roll with the middle hollowed out. The real fun is all the toppings. Salsas with pineapple, mango or papaya and range from fruity to really hot. Don't waste your time with the homemade mustard - it just tastes like mustard and mayo mixed together. Their fresh squeezed lemonade is... More 

Thank Krow13
Maple Grove, Minnesota
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79 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This was a bit of a disappointment- perhaps my expectations were a little high, given all the good reviews I read...I would give it 3.5 stars - better than average, but not "very good"...

Thank MNTraveller45
Edmonton, Canada
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great place for a quick meal. Inexpensive and good food. Enjoyed them more then going out to fancy restaurants. Seating can be limiting.

Thank rayv19602017
Flower Mound, Texas
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130 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Were browsing the shops and stumbled upon Puka Dog. My wife and I shared a puka dog and lemonade. First, they start with a large, more closed style, sweet Hawaiian bread bun, you choose polish or veggie (we chose polish sausage), then choose 1 (or 4) spice levels from a sauce, choose fruit topping (coconut, mango, pineapple, banana....selected pineapple) then... More 

Thank Sebbyboy
Wichita, Kansas
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

More like Puke a dog!! Was horrible. I don't get the whole concept! None of the flavors go with hot dogs....banana, coconut, etc... Really!!? Yuck!

Thank pntdhorses

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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
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
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?