Kua 'Aina

Kua 'Aina
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Phone (808) 674-4030
Address 4450 Kapolei Pkwy, Kapolei, HI 96707
Quite possibly one of the best burgers you'll ever have. Easily in your top 10 best.

• Food Types: Burger / Dog / Sandwich • Payment: $ - Cheap - Under $15 • Meals: Dinner • Meals: Lunch • Service Type: Counter / Quick
• Offers: Kids Menu • Offers: Open Air / Outdoor Seating

Kua 'Aina might just be the best burger joint on the entire island of Oahu, if not all of Hawaii and beyond. It's really that good. They offer sandwiches as well but the burgers are so good that we haven't seen any point in eating anything but the burgers!

They offer a few different burger types such as a bacon burger, ortega burger, teriyaki burger, avocado burger, and a few others. They're all delicious and come in either 1/2 lb or 1/3 lb size and are topped off on a really tasty bun. You're looking at a burger in the $10 range as they'll charge extra for cheese (how odd) but it's all very fresh and high quality food so well worth the price.

The Kapolei location is very new and so it's nice and clean feeling inside, which is always a plus, but we find that the table don't feel like they get cleaned enough as we often find crumbs on the table regardless of when we go. It's a truly minor issue but figured we would point it out.

The only real complaint we have with Kua Aina is the fact that they charge 10 cents (yes, $0.10) if you want to get your burger take out. Why is this? Well, because they wrap the burger in tin foil. That's it. It's flat out ridiculous to nickle-and-dime your customers like this. Besides, if I eat in I'm using a tray and a basket that you have to clean, a piece of paper under by burger in the basket, and you will give me a carrot. I have no idea why they give a carrot with each burger but if you get takeout it's no-carrot-for-you! So my the 10 cent takeout charge?

They also only let you get one free refill on your drink but considering drinks are reasonably priced this isn't a big deal and we certainly prefer this to the $4.00 drink price at some restaurants, but it's still annoying.