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Kua 'Aina

#777 of 18,502 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
$$
Neighborhood:
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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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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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
Always Amazing

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
TomGrantEsp
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

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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Lewes, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

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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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

We ate here on a saturday afternoon. The restaurant was busy but staff were helpful and polite. Food was really goos, burgers cooked to our requirements and there was plenty of chips! Clean and authentic and a good view of the kitchen!

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GE
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81 reviews 81 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Looking for an original burger in London ? This is for sure one of the right places where you can find one. Personal is kind and efficient. Food is yummy. Prices are OK.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Popped in for lunch and with so much competition in the area was worried we might of made the wrong choice. We didn't! Had to wait a couple of minutes until a table became available which wasn't a problem. Got a table upstairs at the back which was very cramped but far from spoiling our meal it almost added to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We had amazing burgers at this small restaurant in London. The milkshake, coleslaw, and fries were fresh and fantastic. Pal, our waiter, was efficient and friendly. All the staff were delightful and pleasant. Only thing missing was the beautiful beach and a piece of pie from Ted's bakery.

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Madrid, Spain
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58 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We had dinner here a few weeks ago and we weren't expecting to find such great burgers. They taste like proper grilled burgers, really savoury and with a great flavour. Don't miss them! Cons: the place is tiny and it's filled up with tables to the extend that you will have to literally jump over nearby tables to get to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015 via mobile

Possibly the greatest burger i have ever tasted. If your in the Carnaby Street area i would definetly reccomend you stop by here. Thank you Kua 'Aina

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Had the full breakfast in Kua 'Aina and it was beautiful! The smoky beans were to die for and the pancakes with syrup were so fluffy and light. The patty sausage was very tasty. Amazing way to start the day!!

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

I have been to Kua 'Aina in Tokyo, so I expected the same quality of taste, not service. The hamburger was the worst I have ever had. I said well-done. But, The out side of burger was overcooked and inside was rare. Also,the service was horrible than I thought. I said "take away" at first but the staff took me... More 

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

Dear Kiki, I am sorry that your experience did not live up to our or your expectations this time. It seems so out of keeping with our usual standards and feedback but please be assured that I will review what went wrong with our managers. In the meantime, we'd be very happy to invite you and a friend back, on... 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Neighborhood Profile
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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