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Bongo Burger

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2154 Center St, Berkeley, CA 94704-1304
(510) 548-7700
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The inside of bongo burger looks exactly like most of the other Classic dining places in US... It might look extremely essential, definitely not fancy looking... Even food-wise this concept is respected...The day that I went, I could choose my burger just among 3 main options...they do have vegan burgers, though. I picked a normal classic bongo burger... Meat was... More 

Thank Mario M
Hlucin, Czech Republic
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

Apart from the famed burgers, this small eatery serves tasty plates. The chicken plate with fresh Tabouleh was very refreshing. Unfortunately, no refills, so food = OK, drink = wanna more. Also good to observe the street-folk begging for food/change/attention/whatever just in front of the store.

Thank VaranP
Walnut Creek, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

Aside from the usual middle eastern menu there is freshly squeezed orange juice and tasty French fries. The lamb dishes, hummus, etc. are all good. Its a quick, easy, tasty, inexpensive meal. And there are a few outdoor tables.

Thank sam101645
Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

I thought the cheeseburger was great on a toasted sesame bun. It stayed together and didn't all fall apart like some buns do. You get a choice of cheese (I got cheddar). The patty tasted good, cooked well. I got the combo which came with fries (nice crispy, salty) and a small drink. My only complaints are that you have... More 

Thank KrisM32
Thessaloniki, Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2016

Very typical American burger place with a few options available (like lamb and others). It is worth the money.

Thank vageliskos
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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

Thank A_Tamim
San Francisco, California
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68 restaurant reviews
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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 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.

Thank Lukas S
Barcelona, Spain
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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 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.

Thank latino209

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
American, Fast Food
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Open Hours
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2154 Center St, Berkeley, CA 94704-1304
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Berkeley
  • Phone Number: (510) 548-7700

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?