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Bongo Burger

2154 Ctr St, Berkeley, CA 94704-1304
(510) 548-7700
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Ranked #55 of 600 restaurants in Berkeley
Most recent review
- Jul 26, 2014
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21 reviews from our community

90% Recommend
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English first
Los Angeles, California
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40 reviews 40 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

This is a tiny place a couple of blocks from the university. The place itself is nothing special just a typical burger joint filled with mostly college students. They have a good selection of different types of burgers with several meat choices as well as a wide variety of toppings. The burgers may not be the best I've ever had... More

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Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

but the service is sub-optimal by international standards and quite appalling by US standards. It is not easy to find waiters more unfriendly than this in places like Berkeley. Also, the selection of burgers offered is rather narrow.

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Bozeman, Montana
18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

Good burgers! The location is in a location that s good for getting the atmosphere of the neighborhood without being right on Telegraph

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Petaluma, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

First a disclaimer: I have eaten at Bongo Burger since I was a freshman at Cal in 1979. I have probably eaten more Bongo Burgers than anyone on this planet. I had the first double burger back in 1980, triple burger in the late 80's and have since had a QUAD burger. I estimate that I have probably had 500... More

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Top Contributor
93 reviews 93 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

This place remind me of a old place in san Francisco . the crown alley burger. Very good taste with the sesame bun. but the meat is kind of dry.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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101 reviews 101 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

The burgers were great but there's lots of other things on the menu as well. I had the Sishkabob (beef) which was very tasty.

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Fair Oaks, California
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277 reviews 277 reviews
198 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

So, my friend tries to convince me that we want to go there, even though I don't eat red meat. She's in love with the Persian burger (she loves EVERYTHING Persian). I luck out: lots of non-red meat choices, including a spicy chicken burger that I adore. Crispy, crinkle cut fries, great and friendly and quick service. It's worth finding... More

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The OC
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108 reviews 108 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

Not THE most amazing in the world, but pretty much top 10%. That puts this at the top of the list for anyone visiting Berkeley. Nice meat, great char, and good fries (though not served very hot). Good value, and just a nice alternative to any chain anywhere. They also have a lamb burger and veggie options to cater to... More

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Bellevue, WA
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48 reviews 48 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

2 blocks from campus, friendly staff and excellent burgers and fries. In addition, great vegetarian option too. Unpretentious spot with fun vibe, tasty burgers and great fries. We were a family of 4 stopping in for college tour and were happy we stopped in!

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Berkeley, California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2012

Truly a triumph of how amazing a well-made burger and fries can be. Nothing too over the top in terms of fixings but this is my first choice when I need a burger. Onion rings are also amazing.

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