Puka Dog

Phone (808) 742-6044
4.5 stars from 7 reviews
Address 2360 Kiahuna Plantation Dr, Koloa, HI 96756
Really good specialty hot dogs. Located at the Poipu Shopping Center.

Features
• Food Types: American • Food Types: Burger / Dog / Sandwich
• Food Types: Hawaiian / Plate Lunch • Food Types: Ice Cream / Shave Ice
• Payment: $ - Cheap - Under $15 • Meals: Breakfast
• Meals: Lunch • Service Type: Counter / Quick
• Style: Casual • Style: Family Friendly
• Offers: Open Air / Outdoor Seating • Offers: Vegetarian Menu

Matt Anderson's Take
Puka Dogs is well known among locals and tourist. It has a clever name, it's located in a popular Shopping Village, and it's been featured a quite a few food tv shows. You choose either Polish Dogs or Veggie Dogs with mild, spicy, hot, or lava sauces. Then you'll decide on the type of relish - mango, pineapple, papaya, coconut, banana, -yes banana - or starfruit.
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Dorothy A
Joined: Jan 2018
Reviews: 35
Likes Received: 1
Yo'd think it's just a hot dog, and it really is, but it's also a bit more. The idea of the bun being a tube with a hole in it isn't all that special to me but the different sauces they have to put on your dog are what make this place special.
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Tom T
Joined: Sep 2013
Reviews: 579
Likes Received: 33
I ordered the "Mango Special - spicy (jalapeno) with a polish dog. And it's served with their own version of Hawaiian Sweet Bread. Everything is cooked to order on a grill although this is only a small open air place. Puka Dog lives up to the Hype. There's another Puka Dog on Waikiki when you're visiting Oahu.
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Tracy M
Joined: Feb 2016
Reviews: 57
Likes Received: 6
I had heard about this place on our last trip and didn't get a chance to eat there but in November we went and had a puka dog and it was amazing! The Hawaiian sweet bread bun is so amazing and the lilikoi mustard from Aunty Lilikoi is to die for! This is truly a gourmet dog with an island flair. To top it all off have the fresh squeezed lemonade. After you fill your belly her you can go shop in some of the quaint little shops in this Poipu shopping center.
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rachel m
Joined: Aug 2014
Reviews: 229
Likes Received: 19
Okay, let's just start by saying I had HIGH expectations for this place and I couldn't wait to go. I got a hot dog with mango relish and the Hawaiian Lilikoi mustard. The relish and Lilikoi mustard were delicious! Super sweet and yummy! But my love for the hot dog ends there. The hot dog itself was not bad, the bread was very disappointing. I don't really know what I was expecting, but for $8 a dog plus extra for drinks and chips, I just wasn't super happy. The lemonade was supper yummy though.
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Jennie S
Joined: Mar 2016
Reviews: 39
Likes Received: 2
The yummiest hot dogs I have ever eaten in my entire life! I was blown away by the tropical choices in sauces. The staff was extremely friendly and wonderful to get along with. My sister and I went back a couple of times during our stay on Kauai just to get our fill. I highly recommend them and will definitely get another hot dog from them once I return to Hawaii!
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Sue S
Joined: Oct 2015
Reviews: 6
Likes Received: 0
Fun local place in a shopping center. We tried a couple of dogs but the pineapple was my favorite by far. Really good stuff but a lot of bread compared to the dog size.
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Consensus Guy
Joined: Jul 2013
Reviews: 11148
Likes Received: 26
Puka Dogs get mostly 4 and 5 star ratings

The service was great and the staff very friendly and this is a great food spot and low-cost.

On the negative side there isn't much space for seating since it's a counter that serves the dogs - only a few tables outside in the shopping area.
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