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Kua 'Aina

#600 of 17,533 Restaurants in London
#653 of 18,458 Places to Eat in London
Certificate of Excellence
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Soho
American, Sandwiches, Hawaiian
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26 Fouberts Place | Soho, London W1F 7PP, England
+44 20 7287 7474
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Description: Kua ’Aina in London is Europe’s first of its kind. It is based on the...
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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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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We stumbled across this place after visiting Hamleys with our children. We were all tired and hungry and this restaurant completely revived us. The atmosphere is great, the service really friendly and the food absolutely delicious. As my son put it " the best burger I've ever had" and I have to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We stumbled across this place after visiting Hamleys with our children. We were all tired and hungry and this restaurant completely revived us. The atmosphere is great, the service really friendly and the food absolutely delicious. As my son put it " the best burger I've ever had" and I have to agree. Will definitely visit again when in London

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

If you like a warm, engaging welcome with friendly, attentive service, combined some of the best burgers in London then this is absolutely the place to eat. Without sounding too gushy, this is a hidden, unpretentious gem of a place, and the Kona beer comes highly recommended! The staff were absolutely top notch, and the atmosphere a perfect antidote to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Came across this place by chance , wanting a quick meal without breaking the bank. This is the best burger and fries I have ever had, my daughter tried the sweet potato fries with her meal and they were lovely and crispy. Staff really friendly and efficient. Will definately head here on my next trip to London.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

Lovely little place had a well priced bacon sandwich and orange juice all fresh would defo recommend to any one looking for bite to eat for Breaky

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We were walking around Soho and by accident walked past the restaurant and the smells were amazing and looking at the food the People were eating on the Patio made us want to come on and try especially my Children. What can I say but the Burgers are from Heaven There are Burgers that are Burgers but here at Kua... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

It was the intoxicating smell of grilled onions that pulled me down Carnaby Street towards Foubert's place. I almost walked by it the first time, but as I walked inside, I felt like I had stepped off the beach into a little Hawaiian shake shack. I've actually been to Hawaii, although I've never gone to the Kua'aina Burger there, but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Fun evening with great food and drink. Burgers were big and tasty. Icing on the cake was the fantastic service from Pal Anders, who was attentive, charismatic and made our dog feel like a princess!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

The menu is simple and beautiful. A small hole in the wall type place but their food is great. For those on a primal or paleo diet you can go bunless and their burger is served in a salad bowl, it's divine, sweet potato fries are great! Go NOW.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Excelent relation between quality of food and service, and price. The food (hamburger) was delicious, the waiters were super friendly. Coconut milkshake is huge and very creamy! :) The locations (Soho & Goodge Street) are very central. I do recommend it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 via mobile

Ku'aina is an absolute treasure. The food is superb but the service is above and beyond. Even though the restaurant was very busy, we were treated like royalty by the extremely hardworking, attentive and downright lovely Pal Anders. Would recommend and will definitely be back soon!

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Address: 26 Fouberts Place | Soho, London W1F 7PP, England
Phone Number: +44 20 7287 7474
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Soho
Average Prices: USD 12 - 19
Cuisine: American, Sandwiches, Hawaiian

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 26 Fouberts Place | Soho, London W1F 7PP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Soho
  • Neighborhood: Soho
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7287 7474

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 12 - 19
  • Cuisine: American, Sandwiches, Hawaiian

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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The go-to district for a good time in London, Soho hosts a wealth of world-class theatres and a compelling lineup of cafes, restaurants, pubs, bars, and clubs. At Soho's core is London's original Red Light District and the epicenter of the LGBT scene – and thus the city's hottest nightlife. For shopping enthusiasts, Soho is not only the home of London's greatest concentration of boutique shops, but also the most strategic place to set off on a tour of the world's most celebrated department stores. In the southern part of the neighborhood lies Chinatown, with its multitude of delicious and affordable restaurants. Closer to the Thames, Chinatown's narrow and teeming lantern-lit lanes spill onto the expansive hub of glitzy Leicester Square.
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