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Hawaii Hank’s Haute Dogs Day

Hank’s Franks premium all-beef natural casing hot dog dressed with Dusseldorf mustard, Chicago green relish, diced onion and dill pickle spear

According to the National Hot Dog & Sausage Council in the USA, July is officially National Hot Dog Month, when specifically on Thursday, July 23rd, is National Hot Dog Day.

And like the Hamburger, Hot Dogs find their roots in Germany, while the people of Vienna (Wien), Austria, point to the term “wiener” to prove their claim as the birthplace of the hot dog. Learn much more about the history of the Hot Dog here!

That said, in honor of National Hot Dog Day, The Tasty Island Honolulu Food Blog hereby also proclaims July 23rd, Hawaii Hank’s Haute Dogs Day. Yay!

The Tasty Island has received official blessings from Hank Adaniya himself, owner of Hank’s Haute Dogs, to proclaim Thursday, July 23, 2015 as Hawaii Hank’s Haute Dogs Day. Hank says, “That’s quite a mouthful but fun and cool.  I appreciate the local recognition in spreading our haute dog love!”

Hank certainly deserves the recognition as Hawaii’s Haute Dog King, as you may know the Aloha State received positive national exposure when The Food Network’s Guy Fieri paid a visit to his shop in Kaka’ako for Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. Add to that, his parents Wally and Yo ran The Beach Grill, a small hot dog stand in Kapiolani Park between 1941 and ‘53.

Before moving back home to Honolulu to start his own hot dog stand, Hank Adaniya was a prominent restauranteur in Chicago, promoting some of the highest profile chefs in the country. His world-reknowned restaurant Trio garnered hundreds of accolades and awards, while he’s also one of only a handful of restauranteurs to achieve a mobil Guide five-star rating in North America.

Along with being Hawaii Hank’s Haute Dog Day, Hank invites everyone to his shop for $2 Hank’s Franks Premium All-Beef Hot Dog in honor of National Hot Dog Day!

NATIONAL HOT DOG DAY (a.k.a. Hawaii Hank’s Haute Dogs Day)

WHEN:  Thursday, July 23, 2015, 10am to 4pm
WHAT: $2 Hank’s Franks (regularly $3.95)
WHERE: Hank’s Haute Dogs, 324 Coral St
. (the building looks like it’s closed for construction, however the shop is still open!

[KAKAAKO, HI]  July is National Hot Dog month and this Thursday July 23 is National Hot Dog Day.  Although the origins of the ‘holiday’ are obscure, the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council promotes the date.

To celebrate on July 23 there will a be a special deal on the Hank’s Franks, only $2 (regularly $3.95) while supplies last. The namesake hot dog is a premium all-beef natural casing hot dog dressed with Dusseldorf mustard (hank’s favorite), Chicago green relish, diced onion and dill pickle spear.

Hank’s haute dogs is listed inGayot.com as one of America’s Top 10 Hot Dog Stands as well as featured on Diners, Drive-in and Dives.

Hank’s haute dogs is located at 324 Coral Street, Honolulu, HI 96816 and will be open 10am-4pm for National Hot Dog Day on July 23.  For more information call (808) 532-4265 or visit www.HanksHauteDogs.com.

The Tasty Island related links:
Kaka’ako Eats: Hank’s Haute Dogs
Beyond Haute Dogs at Hank’s
Rego’s Purity Portuguese Brand Hot Dogs
Wienermobile Cruises Oahu
Hawaiian Waffle Dog
Costco Food Court: Eat This, Not That
Redondo’s Arabiki Hot Dog & Sausage, feat. the “Tonkrazy Dog”
SPAM Hot Dogs
Hole Lot of Flavor at Puka Dog Waikiki
Lox of Bagels Bagel Dog
Masa & Joyce Hot Dog Sushi
Great Hawaiian Hot dog Co.
Okinawan Festival Andadog and Oki Dog
Andagi + Hot Dog = Andadog


P.S. Hank’s Coral Street shop will be closing soon, and moving to a new location, so even more reason to head on over and get some now while it’s “Haute”!….


WHEN: Friday, August 14, 2015
WHAT: Last Day, moving to new space
WHERE: Kaka’ako,  324 Coral Street

[KAKAAKO, HI]  Eight years ago in July 2007 Hank’s Haute Dogs was born in a small storefront on Coral Street, at a time when Kaka’ako was just dreaming of development. “When I came to Kaka’ako, there was not much around, and look around now, cranes everywhere.” says Hank.  “We’ve had a lot of good years in this shop with plenty of fond memories so it’s sad to be moving out.” Formerly the site of Rainbow Drive-in Express and Tom’s Place, this Hank’s location has culinary nostalgia.

The SALT project will be renovating the current Hank’s location making August 14th its last day prior to moving into the new building next door later this summer.  A definite date for reopening has not been finalized as of yet.

In 2007, Henry “Hank” Adaniya closed his prestigious restaurant Trio in Chicago to follow another dream of opening a hot dog stand in Hawaii.  Adaniya’s parents had a hot dog stand was in Waikiki during the 40s and 50s but moved to the mainland before Hank was born.

Hank’s Haute Dogs will maintain its regular hours until closing Friday August 14; Monday-Thursday 10am-4pm, Friday 10am-7pm, Saturday 11am-7pm and Sunday 11am-4pm.

P.P.S. More Hank’s Haute Dogs love!

Hank’s now “Triple D Famous” Lobster Haute Dog

Hank’s Haute Dogs – Chicago Dog: Vienna all-beef, all natural casing sausage, yellow mustard, raw onion, very green relish, tomato, dill pickle, sport hot peppers and celery salt on a  poppyseed bun.

Hank’s Haute Dogs – Andouille Haute Dog: Char-grilled with onion and Cajun-spiced mustard.

Hank’s Haute Dogs – “Fatboy” Hank’s Frank: Bacon-wrapped deep-fried Vienna sausage with mayo’, lettuce and tomato.

Hank’s Haute Dogs – Lobster Dog and Onion Rings

Hank’s Haute Dogs – Brat: steamed with brown mustard and sauerkraut.

Hank’s Haute personal-sized Chicago Deep Dish Cheese Pizza and Truffle Mac ‘n Cheese

Hank’s Haute Dogs – Pineapple Ice.

5 thoughts on “Hawaii Hank’s Haute Dogs Day

  • July 22, 2015 at 8:10 pm

    Does a hot dog cheddar cheese hamburger bacon burger with chili and onion count (grilled, deep fried or steamed hot dog split and filled with cheddar cheese wrapped with thin layer of hamburger held together with a spiral layer of bacon grilled stuffed into a hot dog bun finished with mustard and chili topped with diced sweet white onion)? Best of both worlds!!!!!

    • July 23, 2015 at 1:20 am


      I remember you mentioning that wild hamburger~hot dog hybrid “contraption” in a previous hot dog entry.

      And again, my answer to that is, nothing can beat my very own Arabiki “Tonkrazy Dog”!….

      Pomai’s Arabiki “Tonkrazy Dog”: Japanese style Arabiki Hot Dog in a toasted hot dog bun, garnished with shredded cabbage, Takuan and Beni Shoga, drizzled with Tonkatsu Sauce


  • July 23, 2015 at 10:47 pm

    I hurried out the office this afternoon over to Hank’s Haute Dogs on Coral Street (Kaka’ako, Honolulu) before they closed @ 4pm, grabbing a National Hot Dog Day Hank’s Franks….

    Hank’s Franks premium all-beef natural casing hot dog dressed with Dusseldorf mustard, Chicago green relish, diced onion and dill pickle spear

    And? Excellent! While admittedly if I had put the condiments on myself, I would have PILED this dog HIGH with the green relish and onions, and probably a little more of that Dusseldorf Mustard; the latter of which absolutely FANTASTIC. Tangy ‘n zesty, with just enough “bite”. Speaking of bite, OMG, that Premium all-beef natural casing hot dog truly was as advertised, with a bold and beefy taste, while having that natural casing provided a truly satisfying “snap” with every bite. And believe me, I made QUICK WORK of Hank’s Franks!

    According to the gentleman serving me just before closing time, he said they were SLAMMING today, on National Hot Dog Day, noting “the word must have got out, as there were lines way outside the door.” Cool…or, err, Haute!  ;-)

    Pomai grabs a Hank’s Franks Haute Dog (just before closing!) in honor of National Hot Dog Day, a.k.a. “Hawaii Hank’s Haute Dogs Day” at the Coral Street shop ~ 7.23.15


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