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Bongo Burger

2154 Ctr St, Berkeley, CA 94704-1304
(510) 548-7700
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Ranked #52 of 598 restaurants in Berkeley
Most recent review
- Apr 20, 2014
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  • English first
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Berlin
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71 reviews 71 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
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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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Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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98 reviews 98 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
138 helpful votes 138 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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268 reviews 268 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 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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105 reviews 105 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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
13 helpful votes 13 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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Owens Cross Roads
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

I have been going to this palce for more than 25 years the chesse burger is the best and love the persian burger I don't get by here enough but love it when I do.

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