$10 for $20 Worth of Asian-Inspired Hot Dogs at Dojo Dog in Berkeley

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In a Nutshell

Flash-grilled cabbage, wasabi mayo, and pork sung top all-beef hot dogs and vegetarian sausages in french hoagie rolls.

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Expires Aug 29th, 2012. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Not valid for drinks or chips. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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$10 for $20 Worth of Asian-Inspired Hot Dogs

French hoagie rolls cradle all-beef dogs or vegetarian sausages, topped with flavorful, Asian-inspired ingredients. Options include the nori seaweed-topped Ninjitsu dog, drizzled with smokehouse teriyaki ($4.60), the Wushu dog, topped with pork sung and flash-grilled cabbage ($4.60), and the miso-glazed Shaolin Monk, which swaps a crispy seaweed jacket in place of a bun ($4.60). See the full menu here.

Dojo Dog

“Welcome to the Dojo,” reads Dojo Dog’s colorful, anime-inspired menu. “Please begin your training by choosing a combat technique.” What follows is not instruction in martial arts, but rather a flavor battle that pits an all-American favorite against Asian-inspired toppings, such as wasabi mayo, katsu sauce, and flash-grilled cabbage.

The brainchild of Michael Koh, a UC-Berkley undergraduate and Taiwan native, Dojo Dog began after a night of “inebriated revelry,” when Koh and his friends returned home with a late-night hot-dog snack, only to realize that they’d forgotten to add condiments. As Koh told Laurie Song of Hardboiled magazine, the crew improvised with a nearby bottle of teriyaki sauce, producing “surprisingly tasty results.” Further experimentation with the flavors of his home continent yielded the combinations that now appear on the menu of his cheerful blue truck, all piled atop all-beef or vegetarian hot dogs from local vendors and cradled within french hoagie rolls. Koh supplements his wares with tall, cool glasses of Tranquilitea, a mango-jasmine green tea served over ice.

Though Dojo Dog’s ever-evolving roster of fusion fare is no secret on campus, Koh has kept word of his entrepreneurial feat from his parents in Taiwan. Koh plans to surprise the pair when they visit him for graduation, and until then he asks that diners sign a nondisclosure agreement in soy sauce before he hands over their orders.


Reviews

The food is awesome and the amount of flavor each dojo dog provides sweeps me away everytime! <i>[sic]</i>

Justin C., Yelp, 4/2/12

The people that work there are also really friendly and helpful so the service is a huge plus!

Ingrid C., Yelp, 4/18/12

Tips

74% of 54 customers

  • “Great grub!”

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    UC Campus Area

    Bancroft Way and Telegraph Avenue

    Berkeley, California 94704

    650-430-5570

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