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2154 Ctr St, Berkeley, CA 94704-1304
(510) 548-7700
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Barcelona, Spain
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32 reviews 32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015 via mobile

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
13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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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42 reviews 42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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
83 reviews 83 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 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
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
52 helpful votes 52 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
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
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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103 reviews 103 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
148 helpful votes 148 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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310 reviews 310 reviews
227 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 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
Phone Number: (510) 548-7700
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Berkeley

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