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Kua 'Aina

#704 of 18,005 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
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Soho
American, Sandwiches, Hamburgers, 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
Nice burgers in tight atmosphere :)

Dropped in to this unimpressive place frim the outside and not very impressive inside. Until we go our burgers, simple burgers but yet delicious. Would recomend burger, sweet potatoe fries and a pale ale.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Dropped in to this unimpressive place frim the outside and not very impressive inside. Until we go our burgers, simple burgers but yet delicious. Would recomend burger, sweet potatoe fries and a pale ale.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

I ate one of the best burgers I've ever eaten at Kua 'Aina. The meat was just perfect and the waiter, Paul, was really friendly and tried his best to make my time as comfortable as possible. As a side dish I chose coleslaw. I have to say that I was really impressed by the taste, it was fantastic. If... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Last night I came with some friends from work we were sat in the back in a very tight small space.... you could say very cosy......... Then the Friendliest Waiter came and took our Drink order and explained to us about the best burger to have....... .. They also have great Sandwiches and Salads I had the large Cheese and... More 

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Newbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Popped in for breakfast. Wow; this was a massive surprise. Full english with a spicy hawaiian twist. Food and service was superb and good fun for the kids.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

After we were struggling to find somewhere to eat tat wasn't a huge chain, we found this delightful place. Although they were really busy, the staff couldn't be more helpful in finding us a seat. We loved it! The burgers were amazing and it was so refreshing to be able to choose how they were cooked. The kids were happy... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Kind of an obscure place especially if you don't know the area well enough but it was so crowded when we got there but we managed to get a seat in less than 10 mins. Service was quick and the staff were really friendly. The moment you enter, the BBQ smell engulfs you and your mouth waters. I had the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

We were drawn in from Regent Street - wind in the right direction - by the fabulous smell from this place. It was near to full, unsurprisingly, but an outside table was made available with a heater in double-quick time by probably the most hard-working, affable, helpful and busy host, the wonderful Pål. The food is simply amazing and great... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

I had the avocado burger with sweet potato fries.... both were good. Service was quick and staff were very friendly. Place is a little small and may require a wait (short in my case) at peak times but overalll not a bad choice

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

If you ever find yourself searching for a burger in Central London and are swaying towards The Diner, change your mind (and save yourself some quids) and visit this place instead. We've been a few times now and the food has always been 100%. Wicked selection of beers and the staff are always brilliant. Cheers to Fabio for making our... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

We came across this place purely by accident as we were waiting for the shops on regent street to open! We hadn't had breakfast so decided to grab something. Wow! such a fab little place, great service, AMAZING food! I had the granola and my husband the pancakes. Such a lovely surprise! We will be going back on our next... More 

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Restaurant Details

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 - 18
  • Cuisine: American, Sandwiches, Hamburgers, 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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Staying in Soho

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Soho
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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