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Kua 'Aina

26 Fouberts Place | Soho, London W1F 7PP, England (Soho)
020 7287 7474
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Ranked #661 of 17,193 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $15
Sun 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Mon - Thu 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 8:00 am - 10:30 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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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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Bristol, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

My boyfriend and I tried this place after walking past and spotting their sweet potato fries whilst shopping around Oxford Street. We were not disappointed. Our waiter was the perfect level of friendly and attentive without being obtrusive. Our food arrived quickly, and was eaten quicker. The burgers are delicious; juicy, meaty and wonderfully satisfying. They are simply divine. Both... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Sorry but that is not what I expect of a 9£ Burger. The Atmosphere is touristic, The fries a McDonalds Standard, die Bun of the Burger is average, the Mayonese and ketchup ar standard, the cheese is boring and not very tasty, just fat. The worst was the bacon. In the US the know what good bacon is, in Europe... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Nice couple of tables outside to people-watch and I got the chicken sandwich with Haloumi and it was really, really good. They aren't the fastest and the day I was there is was busy, so relax and watch the passers-by. It is worth it.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Food was nice. Service was sort of ok one of the staff was rude , maybe they were too busy. I found them rude especially when the place is crowded they just get lost running around. I would rather take away😂

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1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

the tastiest 🍔 in London, I visited 3 times during the two weeks , the tables are small & price is suitable for all

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Tel Aviv, Israel
16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Friendly and efficient service, tasty hamburger, good atmosphere, reasonably priced and excellent French fries, including the best sweet potatoes I have ever tasted.

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London, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We go here quite often as it's close to work and everyone loves the food. Burgers are delicious, fries are amazing. And they do a loyalty card, so fill up a card with stamps and your next burger is free! If they ever started to do milk shakes, I don't think I'd eat anywhere else!

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

Hey Ben, stay tuned - milkshakes are on their way. Maybe only at the new Goodge St restaurant when it opens in October though! More

17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014 via mobile

The food was tasty, hot and quite quick considering the level of trade, however, the team looked pressured, and had run out of a few things. I think a Monday lunch service should have been better, I'd have rated higher if this was a thurs/fri eve. Ill go back & try again, no fear, as the food was as I... More

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13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Ate with wife and son. Wheat free fresh made burger was very tasty. Sweet potato fries and homemade coleslaw excellent. Will come back.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

I have been there yesterday for dinner and i really liked the place. The food is fresh and delicious. Staff is nice and friendly.

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