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Kua Aina - CLOSED

1200 Ala Moana Blvd, Ste 665, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96814-4271
+1 808-591-9133
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good39%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
23 Mar 2016
“An old favorite!”
18 Nov 2015
“Fabtastic,I eat there everytime I visit HNL!”
Restaurant Hours Closed
American, Fast food, Hawaiian, Vegetarian Friendly
1200 Ala Moana Blvd, Ste 665, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96814-4271
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Reviewed 24 March 2016

Has been and always will be a favorite place for burgers in Hawaii. Get the fries because they are the freaking best if you like em thin and crispy.

Thank Jiwon Y
Reviewed 19 November 2015

I live Tokyo, where there are Kua Aina shops, but I wait till I get to HNL to eat what I consider one of the besr burgers in the USA.. The avocado and bacon burger is fantastic! My wife and split the1/2 pounder, small order...More

2  Thank Jim P
Reviewed 14 October 2015

I needed to grab a bite to eat, and ended up with a whole lot more. I ordered an avocado burger - half an avocado on a burger is pretty generous. I requested my meat well done, but should have ordered medium, as it was...More

Thank gogirlnyc
Reviewed 12 October 2015

This is a small (local) chain that consistently cuts corners to keep costs down. Very little on their menu is fresh but their prices are fair (for such fare). If you find yourself here, keep your order and expectations simple to avoid disappointment. This will...More

Thank singabob
Reviewed 21 August 2015

I recently read an article that named Kua'aina as one of the best burgers. I made it a point to seek this place out to try the Avocado burger as per the reviewer. I was so disappointed. The burger was just okay. Not bad, but...More

Thank Bruin97
Bryan B, Owner at Kua Aina, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2015

I'm sorry we didn't totally measure up to your expectations. I know our burgers can get a little messy, but I think that's a part of the experience of being here and eating one. That said, I can understand how not everyone may appreciate that....More

Reviewed 26 July 2015

Normally I don’t advocate putting anything on your burger outside of cheese and some grilled onions. But in Hawaii you can make exceptions. And such is the deal at Kua’Aina,. The avocado burger mixes the creaminess of that glorious fruit (nature’s mayo!) with the salty,...More

Thank Hoary H H
Bryan B, Owner at Kua Aina, responded to this reviewResponded 29 July 2015

Patrick, it's a great honor that you've found our burger to be an exception to the rule! We totally agree about the avocado -- it's one of our favorites. That we brought you to hamburger heaven is an extra reward. Hope to see you back...More

Reviewed 3 July 2015

All the burgers here are outstanding and not too greasy. Also have great thin cut curly fries and some outdoor seating. Can't go wrong here.

Thank thegreathawaiian
Bryan B, Owner at Kua Aina, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2015

Well, this review is outstanding! Glad you were such a fan of our spot, and hope to find you back sometime soon. Safe travels back to NC! Mahalo, Bryan Botelho, Owner

Reviewed 6 June 2015 via mobile

Great Burgers!!! Great fries. Service was cheerful and cheeky. Great variation on burgers from fish, chicken and beef. Highly recommended.

Thank Markonyx
Bryan B, Owner at Kua Aina, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2015

Mahalo for the glowing recommendation! Means a ton to us down here. If you're ever back down in the area, I would love to have you back for another burger. Safe travels, Bryan Botelho, Owner

Reviewed 28 May 2015

We have been to the Kua Aina Sandwich Shop several times over the past few years and their hamburgers are always excellent. Nothing real special about this place but just great hamburgers. We always get the works, a bacon, cheese and avocado burger that comes...More

Thank Steve K
Reviewed 26 May 2015

Who doesnt like to sit outside in the beautiful weather while eating a HUGE burger with tons of avocados? nothing too special about the place but it does offer good food at a reasonable price.

Thank Randall S
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$ 20
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:30 AM - 8:00 PM
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1200 Ala Moana Blvd, Ste 665, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96814-4271
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Honolulu>  > Ala Moana - Kakaako
  • Neighbourhood: Ala Moana - Kakaako
  • Phone Number: +1 808-591-9133
Since 1975, Kua Aina has been serving up Honolulu's best burgers, sandwiches, salads, and fresh cut shoestring fries to locals and tourists alike. Whether you're cruising along the North Shore or shopping in town, come by and pay us a visit. Just be prepared to experience the BEST.
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