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Japanese hotdogs at Japadog – Santa Monica


There’s plenty of food options along the Santa Monica Pier but the smoky smell of hot dogs roasting lured me to Japadog.

Japadog stand on the Santa Monica Pier

Japadog stand on the Santa Monica Pier


There’s only hot dogs on the menu but with over a dozen flavours, there’s something for everyone (even vegetarians)! I went with the signature hot dog at Japadog, the Kurobuta Terimayo. The sausage is made from the prized Berkshire/Kurobuta pig and topped with seaweed, teriyaki sauce and mayo (hence, the name Terimayo). With every bite I took, the hot dog would release a juicy burst of flavour (promptly followed by my muffled moan of pleasure). The sweet teriyaki/mayo combination helps cut through the rich umami taste of the dog, while the grilled onion and seaweed provide a layer of crunch.

Kurobuta Terimayo from Japadog

Kurobuta Terimayo from Japadog


You can wash down your mouth watering hot dog with icy cold Coca Cola, Canada Dry, Ramune, Calpis, green tea or water.


There’s only two staff attending the cart which makes for a small queue and roughly a 10 minute wait.


Who needs fine dining, when you’ve got million dollar views of Santa Monica beach while you wait for your Japadog.

View of Santa Monica Pier

View of Santa Monica Pier


Head to Japadog if you want a sensual snack sensation.

Santa Monica
CA 90401
United States
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