The best burgers on at least two islands29 June, 2012 by Chad
Kua Aina is a burger place that originated from Hawaii. Japan is one of the few places you’ll find this franchise that claims to have the best burgers on the island. Kua Aina came highly recommended by both Wilson and MJ ever since their first encounter with it back in 2008, but somehow we’d never found the chance to revisit the place in subsequent trips.
This time though, we finally managed to settle down at the Kua Aina in Odaiba. So here we were experiencing the famous burgers from one island, at a branch on a man-made island, in another island.
Island-ception aside, Kua Aina does serve some impressive burgers. Not too many photos here, since we were really looking forward to tucking in. Prices were affordable, given the location, with burgers starting from around 1,000 yen (SGD$16/USD$12). For an additional 200 yen, you get a drink and an adequate serving of your choice of different types of fries and/or onion rings, which were pretty good.
Kua Aina’s burgers did not disappoint. Each burger was made to order, featuring an actually meaty patty and a generous amount of other fillings on a perfectly toasted bun. There’s a wide selection of condiments to choose from, but even without them burgers were already oozing with flavor. We decided to keep the sauces for our sides and appreciate the burgers as is.
Like all of the other eateries and restaurant here at Aqua City Odaiba, this branch of Kua Aina had nice seats that faced out toward the Rainbow Bridge. Between the delicious burgers and wonderful ambiance, it made for a great place to chill out at. Kua Aina also has branches at various classy spots around Tokyo such as Aoyama, Shibuya, Gotanda and Yokohama’s Akarenga Soko (Red Brick Warehouses) among others.
The Japan Kua Aina website where you can find out a little more (warning Japanese only and in Flash). Each of the outlets serve a slightly different menu which can be previewed online.
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