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829 Broadway, Santa Monica, CA 90401
+1 310-584-7005
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Ranked #2 of 573 Restaurants in Santa Monica
Price range: $10 - $20
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Hamburgers, Organic
Santa Monica
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Good for: Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Description: Pono Burger believes there's only one way to make a burger - the right way. Chef Makani's philosophy is simple: use organic and farm fresh ingredients for a handcrafted burger made with integrity that above all, tastes great. We also take reservations for parties of 8 or more. Come in to see us soon!
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014 via mobile

The food was excellent. I loved everything I ordered which was a cheeseburger & fries plus a milkshake. I would definitely go back again. The service was also very good. Our server was very nice & attentive. We did not have to wait either. By far one of the best burgers I've ever had.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014 via mobile

We walked in and the manager named Jessica told us where to seat. After sitting for a few minutes we decided to change seats, and as we change seats Jessica told us that once you seat inside I cant give you guys outside seating. Which I found very unusual so I ask her for the owners business card to complain.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Well it's what I've seen pigs live in, in the east of England and that added to the charm for me. I love different and this place definitely fulfills that. The produce is locally and ethically sourced and the food is delicious to taste. I loved the burger and chips (fries) and the milkshakes are to die for. I'd agree... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 via mobile

We went here because of trip advisor and we loved it. Both myself and my partner had burgers, which were incredible. All the food is organic and ethically sought and the price was surprisingly low. Burgers ranged around 12-15 dollars. The service was great and the restaurant was lovely. I've only given it a four because I didn't like the... More 

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90 reviews 90 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014 via mobile

The street view is a Quonset hut from the 1940s. The inside is an artfully up to date, comfortable setting for a casual lunch. Yes, burgers are the main feature but there are salads and fries of course. Burgers are cooked as you like, medium rare is recommend. I had the Kuawa habenaro spiced burger and my wife ordered the... More 

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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Went for a great little lunch that didnt disappoint ! A great menu with seasonal items as well. Gluten and dairy friendly with a great turkey burger . The salad was excellent and the burgers melt in your mouth. Great beers on tap and organic products.... what are you waiting for?

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4 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

$12 for a medium size salad is overpriced. The burgers are good, the sauces and dressings are so-so. The fries are okay; don't care for the mayo dressing they are served with. The atmosphere is calm and charming but everything is overpriced for what it is.

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61 reviews 61 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We visited Pono after reading the reviews on Tripadvisor and see why it's rated no.1. We walked from 4 th street although would probably have walked right passed if I hadn't seen the pictures beforehad as it wasn't well signed. But after a short wait we were shown our table and ordered a burger and Turkey pate farmers salad and... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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73 reviews 73 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Just got in from a long flight and we decided to drive into Santa Monica, in the mood for beer and burgers. I loved this place not only for the burgers but for the atmosphere. I seemed kinda of laid back it had great service the food came out quick and it was outstanding. Out would highly recommend this place... More 

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Bucks, England
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

The restaurant itself is unusual, being essentially in what in the UK is called a Nissen hut albeit excellently lined inside and very comfortable. That is in no way intended as disparagement - it's quirky and characterful, and the real payoff is that my party of 3 all agreed that the burgers were probably the best we have ever eaten.... More 

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Additional Information about Pono Burger

Address: 829 Broadway, Santa Monica, CA 90401
Phone Number: +1 310-584-7005
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 10 - 20
Cuisine: American, Hamburgers, Organic

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