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Kua'Aina, Oxford Circus

Big Matt was up in town last week for a job interview so he popped into the office to see if I fancied grabbing a bite. We couldn't really go to our normal hang out Bodeans as we thought rib sauce and interview attire might not be a good combination. We fancied something quick and easy so I remembered my mate Thommo had suggested I try Kua'Aina which a friend of his had opened. It is a Hawaiian themed burger place. I had a bit of trouble finding it but then realised it was where Soho institution "Thanks for Franks" used to be. To be fair they haven't really done much with the interior from it's previous incarnation, some seating outside, the counter and grill along one side with some seating at the back and downstairs for eat in customers.

We sat at the back on a very small table and ordered our burgers at the counter. We both went for cheeseburgers mine with a grilled onion. The food was freshly cooked but came quickly in a basket. It had a bit of salad with it and a lone carrot which was a bit random. The burger was good and in a nice fresh bun. We finished up pretty quickly but were slightly at a loss to know what was Hawaiian about here. They were certainly busy with takeaway food but the eat in area needs some more work. At the moment it is about as Hawaiian as Francois Mitterand. I would go back though as sometimes a good honest burger is what you need.

Monday, May 09, 2011
Overall rating
Food 7 | Service 7 | Atmosphere 3 | Value for money 7

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