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26 Fouberts Place | Soho, London W1F 7PP, England (Soho)
020 7287 7474
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Ranked #1,012 of 17,434 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $15
Hours:
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
Neighborhood: Soho
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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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Rye, United Kingdom
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103 reviews 103 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

A bit of a change from your typical burger joint and the Hawaiian theme seems to work. Well worth a try.

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Sligo
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

Ideally was looking for a place to grab a bite where it didn't look too touristy... Even though this was a mix of both, too hungry to keep searching, we popped in to this very tight and packed little burger joint. Very glad to hear our waitress say there was more seating downstairs, we popped down to be seated. Wasn't... More

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Beds, UK
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53 reviews 53 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 NEW

We stumbled upon this little restaurant after a busy afternoon fighting the crowds in the West End. It was the smell that drew our attention - delicious! It's a tiny restaurant so expect to be sitting very close to your neighbours, but it was a friendly atmosphere and we chatted to other tables, passed ketchup etc. All very friendly. The... More

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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66 reviews 66 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Our 4th visit, we always eat here when in London for a weekend The burgers are delicious and cooked perfectly, must have with the sweet potato fries "to die for" Gets really busy and can be a little short on space, but the food more than makes up for it, a definite must try if you're near Carnaby Street

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

A year ago I went here with some Family and had a great meal and fantastic service, and what a very big and happy surprise to see the same very friendly waiter who served us last time, he taught my Grandchild some Norwegian words, So we were all delighted to see the face of our friendly waiter from our last... More

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York, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Lovely little restaurant just tucked off Carnaby St. My friend and I received wonderful service and fantastic food. I thoroughly recommend the sweet potato fries - so tasty and moreish! I loved the buzzy atmosphere too. Absolutely fab and I'll definitely be back to treat myself when I next do my Christmas shopping!

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

This is what happened today at Carnaby Street We have been ordering take aways every friday from this place for office for at least 6 months(more than 100£/friday). The service i got today when i went to pick up the order was horrible to say the least. When we reached there, The lady at the till said there were two... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
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84 reviews 84 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The food here is pretty average, the price is pretty pricey, more of a tourist trap than anything else... think greasy spoon with all the waiters wearing Hawaiian Shirts...

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

Hi, I am sorry that you your meal obviously did not live up to your or our high expectations. I can't tell from the review exactly what when wrong this time, but if you email Ed or Patrick at DaBigChief@kua-aina.co.uk we will see what we can do to make it up to you. We do take the food and service... More

London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

I have been a couple of times now and even me being a picky guy with the food, I have to say that this place got me. First time I went I had a medium burger with pineapple as following the recommendation from the waitress and OMG what a burger, it was proper medium cooked burger, and the taste and... More

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London, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Amazing food, service and great atmosphere what more could I ask for. Loved it and really suggest u try it I am off to the other site next week and excited about it

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Additional Information about Kua 'Aina

Address: 26 Fouberts Place | Soho, London W1F 7PP, England
Phone Number: 020 7287 7474
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Soho
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 10 - 15

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