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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2019 Winner
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PRICE RANGE
$10 - $20
CUISINES
Hawaiian, American
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Santa Monica
0.6 miles from Santa Monica State Beach
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Menu

ORGANIC BURGERS & SANDWICHES
all burgers served on our daily baked / toasted Brioche buns
Paniolo
Organic beef patty, Fiscalini smoked cheddar, Beeler's bacon, housemade Kona coffee bourbon BBQ sauce, housemade 24th Street beer battered buttermilk onion rings. Pair with Anderson Valley Boont Amber Ale ~ $8
USD 13
Piku
Organic beef patty, housemade drunken caramelized fig jam, Brie Couronne cheese, Beeler's bacon, toasted hazelnuts, organic baby kale, housemade balsamic vinaigrette. Pair with Pranqster Golden Ale ~ $8
USD 12.5
Spicy Kuawa Crunch
Organic beef patty, 1 yr. aged cheddar, housemade purple potato chips, organic green leaf lettuce, housemade coleslaw, housemade spicy guava rum sauce. Pair with Eel River Cali Blonde ~ $7 or Tangent Albarino, Edna Valley 2013 ~ $12
USD 12
Posh
Organic beef patty, Castello Danablu cheese, housemade truffle aioli, sautéed organic mushrooms, organic baby kale, white truffle oil drizzle. Pair with Pranqster Golden Ale ~ $8
USD 13
Palahu
Organic free-range antibiotic-free turkey patty, housemade Asian coleslaw, seasonal avocado, organic pea shoots, housemade sesame ponzu dressing, housemade almond ginger sauce, housemade wonton chips. Pair with Scrimshaw Pilsner ~ $7
USD 12
Portobello Mushroom Sandwich
Organic balsamic-infused mushroom cap, green leaf lettuce, Tamai Family Farms organic tomato, seasonal avocado, organic thinly sliced white onion, crisp kosher pickle slices, citrus aioli
USD 9
Kid's Slider
1 yr. aged cheddar, organic 3oz beef patty
USD 5
THE CLASSIC
Gluten Free Bun ~ $2 | Extra patty - organic beef or organic free-range turkey ~ $4 | GO PALEO! Wrap your protein in organic collard greens ~ $2
Build Your Own Burger
Includes organic green leaf lettuce, crisp kosher pickle slices, organic thinly sliced white onion, Tamai Family Farms organic tomato, housemade Pono sauce, daily baked & toasted brioche bun; Choose an organic grass-fed beef patty or organic turkey patty
USD 9.75
BUILD YOUR OWN BURGER - ADD ARTISANAL CHEESES
1 Yr. Aged Cheddar
Rich, aged 1 year, clean flavored cheddar
USD 2
Raccard Swiss Raclette
Semi-soft nutty flavor with hints of fruit and salt
USD 2
Castello Danablu
Creamy, sweet & tangy with a rich sharp contrast
USD 2
BUILD YOUR OWN BURGER - ADD TOPPINGS
Beeler's Applewood Smoked Uncured Bacon Slice
USD 2
Seasonal Avocado
USD 2
Sautéed Organic Cremini Mushrooms
USD 1
Wood Smoked / Caramelized Organic Onions
USD 1
Grilled or Raw Jalapeño
USD 1
FRIES, SIDES & SALADS
Tempura Blue Lake Green Beans
Tamai Family farms, Spicy yuzu sauce
USD 5
Burnt Miso Butter Brussel Sprouts
USD 7.5
Cauliflower
Fried curry cauliflower, pomegranate tahini dipping sauce
USD 6.5
Crispy Panko Organic Chicken Bites
Panko fried free-range, antibiotic-free, 100% white meat chicken nuggets, housemade Kona Coffee Bourbon BBQ Sauce
USD 7.5
Spring Crispy Chicken Salad
Baby romaine, crispy fried chicken, seasonal avocado, Gloria's Tamai Family Farmers organic tomato, hemp seed, Beeler's bacon, housemade croutons and ranch dressing
USD 11
Farmers Market Salad
Organic local mixed greens, organic beet & carrot strings, organic cucumber, toasted almonds, housemade wonton crisps, housemade sesame wasabi / ponzu dressing
USD 9.5
HAND CUT DAILY POMME FRITES
Organic when available – always Non-GMO, Cooked in heart healthy Non-GMO California Rice Bran Oil. French inspired, tossed with finely chopped organic fresh thyme & organic parsley, kosher salt, served to order piping hot
Russet Potato Fries
w/ housemade citrus aioli
USD 3.75
Sweet Potato Fries
w/ housemade Beeler's bacon/ chipotle aioli
USD 4.5
BEVERAGES
Fresh Squeezed Lemonade
Squeezed daily
USD 3.5
Coke
USD 3
Diet Coke
USD 3
Hot Organic Teas
numi organic citrus green, numi chocolate pu*erh, fresh mint leaves, organic tulsi sweet rose
USD 4
Numi Iced Organic Green Tea
USD 4
Numi Iced Organic Chocolate Pu*erh Black Tea
USD 4
Teakina Organic Black Iced Tea
USD 4
Bottled Sodas
Natural & organic ingredients
USD 4
HOUSEMADE MILKSHAKES
Made with Straus Family Creamery vanilla soft serve organic ice cream topped with housemade maple syrup-infused whipped cream
Hot Fudge with Organic Cacao Nibs
USD 7
Vanilla
USD 5.75
Salted Caramel Sauce w/ Bacon Bits
USD 7
Organic Strawberry Milkshake
USD 7
FEATURED CRAFT BEERS
$6
Eel River Organic Cali Blond
Stone IPA
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Reviewed January 3, 2020 via mobile

Really good restaurant! and kid friendly. Spend Friday night there and the waiter and host were super nice. Ordered the chicken bites, avocado dip, burger with onion rings -the classic- (forgot the name) and a lemonade. Everything was super tasty!!! Highly recommended.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed November 5, 2019 via mobile

Really love the burgers and fries.Great place if you value quality over quantity. True farm to table, even though I am a bit tired of that phrase. Small-ish burgers, but always enough for me when sharing an order of fries washed down with a nice...More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed October 24, 2019 via mobile

As the name says, this is a burger place. Stopped by on my way back to the hotel from a walk. Looked after and saw it was ranked pretty high. Was not very busy and I would say service was just okay. Didn’t check in...More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed September 27, 2019 via mobile

Really enjoyed the burger on my visit to Pono, I was looking for a nice place in the area and I thought it was a great found.

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed September 26, 2019 via mobile

I love a good burger and I’m happy to report this is a great burger. Not to large in size but great flavour and texture. Highly recommended I will return.

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed September 1, 2019 via mobile

Good place for burgers in Santa Monica. You’ll get different types. Not much other food. Reasonable prices, staff friendly and quick. Book in advance.

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed August 6, 2019

My seven year old and I ended up at Pono Burger as they have a Pokemon Gym (don't ask...) virtually located at their restaurant so we stopped in to kill two birds with one stone be it fighting a 5-start Pokemon battle as well as...More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed July 23, 2019

We were all very happy with the food whiwh was very nice (burgers) and the sweet potatoesfries are really good!!:) Thank you for this great moment!

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed May 4, 2019

At Pono, it's all about the design of the burger, and they offer some interesting ones. The burgers are a melange of styles and flavors. We tried the Paniolo (a burger topped with sauce and onion rings) and the Posh (blue cheese and truffle aioli)....More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed April 29, 2019 via mobile

Nice and unique location to taste unexpected super tasty burger. Amazing combination and really good service. If you are nearby, pay a visit!!

Date of visit: July 2018
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Carolianian
June 10, 2016|
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Response from marylouretton |
Burgers can come wrapped in lettuce, or with gluten-free buns.
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