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Kua 'Aina

#476 of 17,734 Restaurants in London
#516 of 18,659 Places to Eat in London
Certificate of Excellence
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Soho
American, Sandwiches, Delicatessen, 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
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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Went with the missus and family after a long stroll down regents street on one of the hottest days of the year. I ordered a turkey bacon and cheese sandwich with some extra grilled pepper and boy, this was the best sandwich I have had in London. (Except for my missus, who I love and never question... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Went with the missus and family after a long stroll down regents street on one of the hottest days of the year. I ordered a turkey bacon and cheese sandwich with some extra grilled pepper and boy, this was the best sandwich I have had in London. (Except for my missus, who I love and never question her cooking abilities)... More 

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Bromsgrove, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Everything was great, the service, the food and the nice atmosphere generated in this unique little restaurant tucked away in the Carnaby Street area. Simple but tasty and a nice change from the typical high street names!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Went with family. Was seated straight away and ac was a blessing!! Waitress was very helpful in adapting a meal for my little one. We ordered 2 Hawaiian triples, a bacon and avocado sandwich, a chicken sandwich and an adapted English breakfast for my little one. Plus fries and drinks bill came to £57 which was very reasonable. The food... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Smashing little place off Carnaby Street, near the Palladium. Fresh food, good portions, low prices. What's not to like?

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Amazed that a restaurant this compact can turn out good food so consistently and quickly and so cheaply, in soho too!

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St. Andrews, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

We came here after reading all the glowing reviews and were definitely not disappointed. The music and decor had really great vibes and the staff were very friendly. For starters we got Hawaiian Salsa and Corn Chips, which went really well together with the cool salsa and hot multi-coloured chips. I ordered the Mahi-Mahi & Monterey Jack Sandwich, whilst my... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Great fare to be had in Soho. The food was delicious and plentiful. The service laid back and casual but prompt. I'd definitely recommend if you need some decent and filling grub quickly when you're out and about.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Visited for a friend's surprise birthday party in a group of 15 or so people. The food was reasonably priced and delicious. Makes a nice change of cuisine!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

As much as I loved the food and the Aloha spirit the staff displayed, I was disappointed that there was not more. It's incredible to find such great little place in the heart of London for those of us yearning for the islands. I guess I could not help but want more of everything that I miss about Hawaii. Congratulations... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

I visited this venue after eating at the Hawaii location. I must say the burger wasn't quiet as good as the Hawaii location, not as much avocado and bun was so what stale. But the venue did a great job of setting the tone and making you feel like you are in Hawaii when you are right in the middle... 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, Delicatessen, 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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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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