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Poi Dog


Ono grinds in Philadelphia. Restaurant, catering, food truck.

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Poi Dog


Ono grinds in Philadelphia. Restaurant, catering, food truck.

Poi Dog serves Hawaii-style plate lunches, fresh ahi poke, musubi, snacks and mochi flour desserts at our counter-service restaurant, located in the Rittenhouse neighborhood of Philadelphia on South 21st St between Chestnut & Sansom. Everything we serve is made or baked in-house and for our poke, we only use fresh, sushi-grade ahi. We are available to cater luaus, birthday parties, office parties and casual weddings across Philadelphia and its environs. When weather permits, our food truck can be found serving a less traditional menu of Hawaii-inspired rice bowls, tacos and street food at the Headhouse Square Farmers' Market, Clover Market, Art Star Craft Bazaar and many other seasonally-determined locations and events. Follow us on FacebookTwitter and Instagram to stay up to date on our event schedule. Poi Dog has won Time Out Philadelphia's Best Restaurant 2018, Philadelphia Magazine's Best Fried Chicken 2017 and Philadelphia Magazine's Best Food Truck 2014.
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Talk Story


Kiki Aranita and Chris Vacca own and operate Poi Dog Philly, a casual counter-service restaurant and food cart in Philadelphia. “Poi Dog” is a pidgin term that refers to the mixed nature of their hybrid Hawaii-style food. Their menus are rooted in Hawaiian cuisine, but also draw upon cultures that have heavily influenced the food of Hawaii, such as Filipino, Japanese and Portuguese. In the five years since Kiki and Chris started Poi Dog, they have catered events from beer festivals to galas, taught cooking classes, and traveled around the Philippines learning to make regional specialties from street food vendors. 

Talk Story


Kiki Aranita and Chris Vacca own and operate Poi Dog Philly, a casual counter-service restaurant and food cart in Philadelphia. “Poi Dog” is a pidgin term that refers to the mixed nature of their hybrid Hawaii-style food. Their menus are rooted in Hawaiian cuisine, but also draw upon cultures that have heavily influenced the food of Hawaii, such as Filipino, Japanese and Portuguese. In the five years since Kiki and Chris started Poi Dog, they have catered events from beer festivals to galas, taught cooking classes, and traveled around the Philippines learning to make regional specialties from street food vendors.