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Pono Burger

829 Broadway, Santa Monica, CA 90401-3500
+1 310-584-7005
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“pork burger” (50 reviews)
“burgers” (173 reviews)
“fries” (78 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
Hawaiian, American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
829 Broadway, Santa Monica, CA 90401-3500
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Jessica didn’t stop smiling nor working. She looked after everyone in a really friendly, thoughtful, jolly way. We’d tipped up on Valentine’s Day - the we being 4 adults and a 9 year old without a booking. We had a little wait - it was...More

Thank merionacampion
Reviewed February 4, 2018 via mobile

First of all, they have a parking lot. We like their burgers, and we like their service, and we like their french fries. I think it's one of the best burger places around. My favorite is the sassy wahine. If you are into beer, they...More

Thank lillywillis
Reviewed January 27, 2018 via mobile

Delicious burgers, apparently made with eco products. Starters are also very nice. Truffle burger is really good but indeed tastes truffle so only order if you love it! Take away is also available

Thank rulldemolins
Reviewed January 22, 2018

I've finally walked in and enjoyed a great organic tasty meal with polite and helpful service. With the departure of The Counter due to their F card rating, this is a great find. They have a wide choice of options including "create your own", they...More

1  Thank evifinky
Reviewed January 22, 2018

Burgers cooked to perfection - not hidden by a bunch of sauce. I enjoy the sides, but I don't remember which ones during my last visit. My Google pals swear by Pono. Service is quick, too.

Thank SMOgal
Reviewed December 21, 2017 via mobile

We go there regularly. Our favorite burger is the sassy wahine. We have eaten there - both in the outdoor area just outside the kitchen and in the indoor area sort of next-door. People that work there are very nice, and the food is good....More

Thank lillywillis
Reviewed December 18, 2017

This place continues to serve good food and excellent milkshakes. I made two visits during my 3 week stay in Santa Monica. The first time I had the burger with truffle oil, don't. It spoilt the burger. The second time I had the Classic and...More

Thank Wardieeee
Reviewed December 11, 2017

First, I would like to say that it's a cool place design, like an airplane hanger, and the staff is very friendly and attentive. Food also comes out very quickly. The burger itself looks great and is stacked very high. This places specializes in using...More

Thank Dan H
Reviewed December 7, 2017 via mobile

Just arrived to LA and looked for a recommendation with TripAdvisor app. We thought to meet with friends in Santa Monica so we looked for an easy going restaurant. And we found Pono Burger. We arrived by 8 pm and quickly we got a table....More

Thank josehita01
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Reviewed December 5, 2017 via mobile

Just stopped by for a beer & burger after hanging out on beach. Weather was perfect for outdoor lunch, onion rings were as good as burger + Avery White Rascal beer topped it off. Great spot & friendly staff!

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Portobello burger
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $20
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 829 Broadway, Santa Monica, CA 90401-3500
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
  • Neighborhood: Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: +1 310-584-7005
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Pono Burger is a neighborhood destination where Chef Makani uses organic, farm fresh ingredients to create handcrafted burgers made with integrity that, above all, taste great. Her burgers feature organic, grass-fed beef cooked on a wood-burning grill, organic French fries, two vegetarian burgers, a farmers market salad, organic ice cream milkshakes, local wines and craft beers. We also take reservations for parties of 8 or more. Come in to see us soon!
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