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2154 Ctr St, Berkeley, CA 94704-1304
(510) 548-7700
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Takeout

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Persian Burger

The Halal Persian burger is to come again n again for... It was sooo delicious We actually drove an hour to reach here and it was totally worth it

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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20 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Halal Persian burger is to come again n again for... It was sooo delicious We actually drove an hour to reach here and it was totally worth it

Thank A_Tamim
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60 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Berkeley is a destination for reasonable prices for food- because it's a college town- and unfortunately sometimes the quality is compromised. Bongo Burger is a Berkeley family business for many years and they have not compromised their quality over the years. It's a casual joint and main destination for students - even though I am far beyond my college years-... More 

Thank megankermani
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

These gourmet burger combos for under $10 are hard to beat anywhere... while the fries au Are only mediocre, the burgers make up for it and grueling Taye state of the art... I recommend calling in advance because it takes a bit for your order to be ready and they make calls a priority.

Thank Lukas S
Barcelona, Spain
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60 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
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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

Thank Bernd_Wand
Stockton, California
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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.

Thank latino209
Los Angeles, California
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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 

Thank dosomething0
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35 restaurant reviews
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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.

Thank Karlkoreander
Bozeman, Montana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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

Thank Pat W
Rocklin, CA
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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 

Thank walde74
Petaluma, California
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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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  • Address: 2154 Ctr St, Berkeley, CA 94704-1304
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Berkeley
  • Phone Number: (510) 548-7700


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