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26 Fouberts Place | Soho, London W1F 7PP, England (Soho)
+44 20 7287 7474
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Ranked #922 of 18,163 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $12 - $18
Cuisines: American, Hamburgers, Hawaiian, Sandwiches
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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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150 reviews 150 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015 NEW

This place serves really fantastic and tasty food in large helpings. You don't need to order much to walk away feeling very full and satisfied. At peak times you may have to wait 10 minutes to sit down but it is worth it. Staff are excellent, really friendly and helpful. Will go again.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

This was our first visit and we were very impressed by the food. Depending on where you sit, you can watch the food being prepared and grilled in front of you, so you know that it has been freshly made! We were seated straight away, as we arrived just before the lunchtime rush, however we did see a developing queue... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Services was great & the food even better. Such a cosy & chill place to go and eat (the music was spooot on!), waiters were friendly & very helpful. Definitely going back in the near future.

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10 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Found this place just of Carnaby Street it was very busy but this did not effect the service. The burger was one of the best I have had and the salad dressing was fresh. The service was excellent the waiters were so courteous it was a positive experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

This was my forth visit and yet again the food and service was brilliant. Just off Carnaby St so it is easy to miss it's yellow awning and it's unassuming frontage but look out for it as it is worth a visit. As four veggies and a meat eater we were very happy with our burgers (cheese burger, halloumi and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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285 reviews 285 reviews
221 restaurant reviews
235 helpful votes 235 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Honestly - had we not been up against time (due to a matinee performance next door at the Palladium) the chances of my going into this eatery would have been zero. However, it was 22nd December, Christmas rush was on in Central London, and they were the only place that had space for 4 of us. It is the tiniest... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Especially this one with avocado. Yummy! Everytime I'm in London I'm coming back and always looking for that kind of burger and so far cannot find better one! see you soon!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

If you want good food, not fancy, not expensive, after doing some shopping in Hamleys, or your wife is still in Liberty Mall, take a short walk to this place. Grab a beer, order a hamburger, some f fries and pickles, and enjoy them. Tell your friends, but not to many because it's a small place!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Small but brilliant. Service and food second to none. Would definitely go back. Décor is fabulous and being a Hawaii fan it was brilliant.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

I understand it's busy at Xmas, but as a couple dinning I often feel we are crammed onto the smallest places. Where as larger tables have so much more space around them. Here we had to basically climb over people eating to get to our table, then had to keep moving for the people on the next table to get... More 

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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 - 18
Cuisine: American, Hamburgers, Hawaiian, Sandwiches

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