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Kua 'Aina

26 Fouberts Place | Soho, London W1F 7PP, England (Soho)
020 7287 7474
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Ranked #593 of 17,143 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

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

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
7 helpful votes 7 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
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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London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Okay, so I've tried quite a lot of the "best burgers" in London. This is still my favourite. The burger itself is just so so meaty. Perhaps because the meat is ground less smoothly than other burgers. It's cooked to perfection and the bun is great... although low-carbers/ smaller appetites will be pleased with the burger-and-salad option, which is also... More

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Linlithgow, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Went to this lovely little cafe after reading some of the excellent reviews on here. Pleased to say that it did live up to expectations: the food was good, the service was friendly and quick, and the atmosphere was pleasant. A definite 5* gem.

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Just off Carnaby St. (We visited with memories of 'Cheese Burger in Paradise' on Maui)..... couldn't reach those heights ;-)... but, still turned out a good burger, plenty of fries and a half decent atmosphere.

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014 via mobile

This is my second review about Kua Aina, and before I said the atmosphere had changed........ But we tried again and the Atmosphere was excellent. We came back last Friday Evening was sat and a very friendly Waiter came over and asked us if we would like a drink. We had some Fire Rock Hawaiian Beer which is a great... More

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