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KOKOZ Pizza & Double Dogs

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by Carole Kelly (subscribe)
An avid reader,writer,traveller, sports enthusiast living in beachside Melbourne & working in the city. Always curious about what's around the corner.
Published September 25th 2012
Kokoz for Hot Dogs with a Difference

Extensive Menu Selection

I used to consider hot dogs as an indulgent lunch on a relaxed weekend until I discovered KOKOZ Pizza & Double Dogs on the corner of Warrigal and Waverley Roads in Chadstone. For almost 15 years they have been in the business and their expertise is clearly evident. Being somewhat of a "Hot Dog Connoisseur", I place my stamp of approval firmly on the creations that come from KOKOZ's kitchen. Here, a hot dog is no longer just a delicatessen sausage in a bread roll with sauce.

Double Dog with the Lot

My first decision was whether to choose a single or a double dog? Instantly casting aside my diet, I chose the latter. This was followed by a carefully considered selection from one of the five standards on the menu with the promise to myself to return as many times as it takes to sample all five.


Plain: Crusty toasted roll with sausage and sauce

Cheese: Add cheese and your choice of sauce
Chilli: Add ham, onion, capsicum, chilli flakes, cheese

Deluxe: Add ham, mushroom, pineapple, cheese
Lot: Add fresh tomato, ham, bacon, onion,
capsicum, pineapple, cheese

I settled on (yes, you guessed it) a double one with the Lot. What a meal it was. This piece of hot dog mastery was about 35cm long, incorporating a crusty toasted roll resembling a half a French stick absolutely packed with my hot dog, chosen sauce and a complete meal's worth of the above fillings. It was one of those meals when you know you should cease eating but it's just too tasty to leave. I add here that my partner happily helped me out.

Maxi Dog- a complete meal

Speaking of my partner, he, being a bit more adventurous than me, chose the piece de resistance:

Maxi Dog: a totally encased in pastry, double hot dog with the Lot, topped with sesame seeds.

The thin crusty casing of this creation was crisply toasted and every bit as scrumptious as my double dog. I can highly recommend it.

While my initial interest lay with the dining-in hot dog creations, the pizzas are obviously rated just as highly, as the home deliveries didn't stop for the entire time we were there. The menu gives a selection of 19 variations ranging from standard Marinara, Aussie and Meat Lovers through Mexican, Mediterranean and Mushroom to the Kozo Special, Full House and Burger pizzas. There is a choice of four sizes ranging from $9.40 for small to $15.60 for family sized.

19 Variations of Pizzas

Now if I've led you to believe that Kozoz is just a pizza and hot dog place, then I haven't done it justice for there is a selection of pasta dishes (spaghetti, fettuccine, cheese ravioli, veal tortellini) with eight different sauces to choose from for just $13.45ea.
If you're after dishes that lean away from pasta/pizza selection, Kokoz provide a wide variety of pork and chicken dishes from spare ribs to chicken parmigiana with bacon, cheese and wedges or a combo of both chicken and pork. Salads, side dishes and desserts complete the menu.

Dessert Choices

These made a good finish to the meal

Kokoz deliver, but allow a 30-45min time frame and a $4.50 delivery charge and judging by my experience on the weekend, I'd advise placing your order early in the evening.

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All major credit cards are accepted so all you have to do pick up the phone and dial the following: Ph: 9569 9095
Trading hours are Mon-Thurs 5pm til 11pm and Friday & Sat 5pm-1am.

Please note that even the best of chefs need a rest, so Kokoz is closed on Sundays.

Kokoz- Try it

The Best Hot Dogs Around

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Why? For unusual hotdogs
When: 5pm-11pm - 1am Sat- Not Sundays
Phone: 9569 9095
Where: Cnr Waverley & Warrigal Rds Chadstone
Cost: $6.50 - $10 depending on size
Your Comment
This seem different. Never seen a place like this before.
by Ms. Samantha (score: 2|362) 2829 days ago
ooooh looks good. One to add to the visit they have dogs I could eat?
by Kym Hamer (score: 1|50) 2921 days ago
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