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Kua 'Aina

26 Fouberts Place | Soho, London W1F 7PP, England (Soho)
020 7287 7474
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Ranked #605 of 16,489 restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $10 - $15
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Soho
Description: Kua ’Aina in London is Europe’s first of its kind. It is based on the original restaurant on Hawaii’s North Shore which opened in 1975. In Hawaii the restaurant has been serving its famous burgers and succulent chargrilled sandwiches to the locals and visitors alike for over 35 years. It’s also no secret that the delicious burgers are one of President Obama’s favourites when he drops by to his home state. There are now three Kua ‘Aina in Hawaii and, since 1997, more than twenty Kua ‘Aina restaurants have been opened in and around Tokyo. We have brought Kua ‘Aina to Europe through a combination of passion and resolve, having been regulars at Kua ‘Aina in Japan, and because we loved the food so much and we believe that the food and concept merits being brought over to London (and beyond). Our décor honours the original restaurant with its wooden flooring, bamboo roof, tropical ceiling fans and authentic Dick Brewer shaped surfboards, hand-glassed by Jack Reeves, all with a view to creating an inviting, relaxing and escapist atmosphere. Food: Most importantly though, quality fresh produce and our own home-made marinades and seasonings are at the heart of the Kua ‘Aina taste. Serving a varied menu, we look forward you enjoying our unique hand-made fresh burgers; devouring a hearty salad; or savouring a char-grilled sandwich, as well as much more. Our ‘signature’ choices include super succulent 1/2lb burgers, marinated grilled chicken sandwiches, grilled Mahi Maui and Wafu dressed salad. We have some of the best American fluffy pancakes in London and seasonal low-fat frozen yoghurt. The drinks menu will quench your thirst with crisp Asahi Superdry on tap, exclusively imported Kona Brewing Co bottled craftbeers from Hawaii, cocktail pitchers and specially chosen, Molino Loco wines.
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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Been here a few times now, excellent burgers!!! I recommend the halloumi burger & sweet potato fries. My favourite burger place in London

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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36 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

After visiting Hawaii for the last three years and experiencing the best food (especially burgers) and feeling myself always disappointed by the burgers in the UK , when seeing this on a top 10 list of the best burgers in London I was extremely excited! Hawaii is such a special place for me and my boyfriend and we absolutely love... More

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

Stumbled on Kua 'Aina Friday last week. Avocado and Bacon Beef Burger was a good Burger. Sweet potato fries are recommended. I did like the large carrot served alongside the burger - at least there's a chance to get one of your five a day this way - perhaps two of your five of you include the Avocado and lettuce??... More

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Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Hi, Fantastic lunch for two... Never been in before and having got fed up of chain restaurants saw this place and dived in on the off chance. Squeezed us in somehow with a smile but didn't rush us to eat and leave. The best burger I have had for ages with a good cold beer.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

We stumbled across this place having attempted to have a meal somewhere specific on a very busy Friday evening. The smell was great- staff were friendly and welcoming and we got a table within 5 minutes. Food was lovely and reasonably priced,we had the beef avocado and bacon burger and chicken halloumi and rosemary sandwich, plus two drinks was £30.... More

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

My boyfriend and I were strolling around Soho on a Friday night and we found this amazing restaurant. Although it was a little bit cramped (the tables were very close to each other). The waiter was chatty and welcoming, I like the Hawaiian shirts the staff wore! We ordered the sweet potato fries which were superb! My partner had the... More

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Felbridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Had a quick meal here yesterday before going to The Palladium. I had mahi mahi fish fillet sandwich and hubby had cheese & bacon burger with chips and coldslaw. Both very good and served with lettuce and tomato. Service quick and friendly and with a couple of drinks each bill came to just under £40, which I thought was very... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014 via mobile

Ate here today, the fries were amazing especially the sweet potato ones. I had a tuna sandwich and it was not worth the money nor the hype. I suspect if you eat meat this place holds much more appeal than if you don't.

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KuaAina, Owner at Kua 'Aina, responded to this review

Hi - We are sorry the overall experience did not quite meet your expectations this time, but thanks for taking the time to comment. On the Tuna Steak, our default is to sear the tuna (which seems the most popular choice) but we are very happy to cook it as little or as much as guests choose. We would be... More

Modena, Italy
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

We ate there few days ago, my boyfriend a cheese-burger and i took a veggie sandwich: too good to explain by words!!! Super fresh ingredients, super flavoured, home Made brown bread, great avocado, we will surely come back soon!

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Ramsey, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

Was recommended to visit this establishment by friends due to the quality of the food. It was quite busy and the service was not fantastic with a hap hazard approach to seating and sorting out your table. We eventually got a spot outside which was not that great. The food was quickly to be received and the mahi mahi sandwich... More

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