Hank’s Haute Dogs

In 2007, Hank Adaniya walked away from his highly acclaimed Chicago-based restaurant, Trio, to move to Hawaii to open a hot dog stand. This seemingly random diversion was nothing of the sort since his parents owned a small hot dog stand in Waikiki during the 1940’s. Fortunately for Adaniya, the high-end hot dog idea was a success and has become a go-to favorite for locals craving a great hot dog.

The Hank’s Haute Dog magic starts with this white paper bag. Open it up and the savory goodness begins.

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The beef fat fries, they are awesome…

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…but it’s the garlic aioli dipping sauce that fills me up with joy.

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Hank’s Haute Dogs is of course known for their not-so-standard-issue hot dogs. This is Hank’s Lobster Dog with a house-made blend of lobster, shrimp and fish sausage seared in butter and topped with garlic-relish aioli, takuan, lettuce, and tomato.

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My personal favorite is the bold chorizo sausage, with brown mustard, grilled onions, and cilantro.

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And this is the Bratwurst topped with Dusseldorf mustard and sauerkraut.

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The joint might be called Hank’s Haute Dogs, but, don’t sleep on their burgers. Yes, they do burgers now.

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I always wash down my Hank’s hot dog with a Pineapple Ice…you won’t regret it, despite the guaranteed brain freeze.

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Hank’s Haute Dogs
324 Coral St
Honolulu, HI 96813

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