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

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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
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 November 6, 2015
A_Tamim
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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 November 6, 2015 via mobile

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

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San Francisco, California
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92 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 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 

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Thank Megan K
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015 via mobile

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.

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Thank Lukas S
Barcelona, Spain
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76 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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

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Thank Bernd_Wand
Stockton, California
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 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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Thank latino209
Los Angeles, California
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47 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 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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Thank dosomething0
Berlin
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122 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 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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Thank Karlkoreander
Bozeman, Montana
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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

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Thank Pat W
Rocklin, CA
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92 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 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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Thank walde74
Petaluma, California
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

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