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2154 Ctr St, Berkeley, CA 94704-1304
(510) 548-7700
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
A different Burger

I recommend the Persian burger. It is with lamb meet and it delicious. Otherwise a tipical hamburger place. The atmosphere is basic but clean and friendly

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 2, 2015
Bernd_Wand
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Barcelona, Spain
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Barcelona, Spain
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33 reviews 33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

I recommend the Persian burger. It is with lamb meet and it delicious. Otherwise a tipical hamburger place. The atmosphere is basic but clean and friendly

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Stockton, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Had dinner with a friend. I ordered the Lamb Burger which came with fries and a soft drink. Good - roll was nice and soft. Burger comes with basic condiments. Even though we got there before closing we sat outside and enjoyed our meal and the staff didn't rush us to leave.

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Los Angeles, California
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45 reviews 45 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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Berlin
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86 reviews 86 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 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
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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Rocklin, CA
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71 reviews 71 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Some friends and I recently ate at Bongo Burger in Berkeley, CA. We thought it would be a quick and tasty place to eat before a concert at the Greek Theater. Bongo was appealing to the group as it had a Vegetarian Menu, Vegan Menu as well as various meat options. The beef that they feature is Niman Ranch grass... More 

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Petaluma, California
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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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106 reviews 106 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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104 reviews 104 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
149 helpful votes 149 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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314 reviews 314 reviews
230 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 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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  • Address: 2154 Ctr St, Berkeley, CA 94704-1304
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Berkeley
  • Phone Number: (510) 548-7700

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