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Bongo Burger

2154 Ctr St, Berkeley, CA 94704-1304
(510) 548-7700
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English first
Stockton, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 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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40 reviews 40 reviews
20 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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Berlin
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77 reviews 77 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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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18 reviews 18 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
47 helpful votes 47 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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Top Contributor
97 reviews 97 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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102 reviews 102 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
144 helpful votes 144 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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291 reviews 291 reviews
209 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 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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Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013 via mobile

I had the basic cheeseburger and fries and they were really good. The meat tastes very fresh, and was seasoned well. My son got the black bean burger and really liked it as well. There were lots of other things in the menu that looked good, and would appeal to different kinds of tastes. I think I saw falafel on... More

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