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Kua 'Aina

#847 of 18,317 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
$$
Neighborhood:
Soho
American, Hamburgers, Hawaiian, Sandwiches
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26 Fouberts Place | Soho, London W1F 7PP, England
+44 20 7287 7474
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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...
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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Good for:
Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations
Late Night

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  • 130
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    Very good
  • 22
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  • 9
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  • 8
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
GREAT FIND

Popped in with my wife and 3 young children, lucky to time it right and get a table! Situated just of Carnaby St and easy to find. They have seating upstairs, downstairs and a couple of table outside. Simple menu offering great tasting burgers, sandwiches etc. I went for a 1/2lb with halloumi, very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 21, 2015
scopie100
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Hopton on Sea, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Hopton on Sea, United Kingdom
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140 reviews 140 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Popped in with my wife and 3 young children, lucky to time it right and get a table! Situated just of Carnaby St and easy to find. They have seating upstairs, downstairs and a couple of table outside. Simple menu offering great tasting burgers, sandwiches etc. I went for a 1/2lb with halloumi, very tasty. Kids all had a nice... More 

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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

One of the best burgers I have ever tasted ! Staff were very friendly and hard working and the long board beer was a cracking pint

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London, United Kingdom
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14 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

I popped in here with my husband last night - we needed a quick and yummy meal. We came here once before and really like it. This place is awesome, it's cosy but that just adds to the great atmosphere. Fast and friendly service. The waiter recommended the burger with avocado and it was delicious. My husband had the teriyaki... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Saw this little place whilst out getting lost in London. Both of us were keen to try 'Hawaiian' cuisine. A bit unsure when we first walked in as the upstairs is very cosy, but there's loads more tables downstairs. The waiters all get into the Hawaiian shirt thing, and we acquired some leis to put round our neck. Photos were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015 via mobile

Went here for a romantic evening with my boyfriend for Valentine's Day. It was made extra special by the incredibly service we received from Pal! Not only did he bring us complimentary prosecco we were also given free chocolate fluffy American pancakes for dessert! Words cannot describe how gorgeous all the food is there, the burgers alone are one of... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

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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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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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 - 19
  • Cuisine: American, Hamburgers, Hawaiian, Sandwiches

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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