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Pono Burger

829 Broadway, Santa Monica, CA 90401-3500
+1 310-584-7005
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“fries” (82 reviews)
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Hawaiian, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
829 Broadway, Santa Monica, CA 90401-3500
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Good burguer. Maybe a little bit to much organic for my taste. But it is a choice right? They deliver

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank mariagabrielabaumgak
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We flew from Hawaii to LA. In Hawaii I had the best burger ever at “Ultimate Burger” in Kauai. Since “Pono Burger” is owned by the same chef as "Ultimate Burger” we made quite a detour in hopes to get a burger as good as...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Pierre B
Reviewed October 5, 2018 via mobile

yeah the burgers are good. not normal a bit special burgers (for example rum souce). but for the price are better burgers somewhere else. my recommend “burger lounge”

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank schellTravels
Reviewed September 15, 2018

If you are in or near downtown Santa Monica, this is not a bad option. We shared a turkey burger, some fries, and some chicken bites. With a tip, all of this came to approximately $42. That is not cheap. And the turkey burger was...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank vincemc
Reviewed September 9, 2018

Cool place off the beaten path. Staff were all smiles and helpful. Food and beer came out faster than expected. Fries and dipping sauce were really good.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank todwith1d
Reviewed September 3, 2018 via mobile

We read reviews on this place and loved the concept and wanted to give it a try. The burgers are delicious and the service friendly and attentive. It is really worth it to go a little off the beaten path and look for culinary gems...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Lucia C
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

High quality of meat and other ingredients, very modern and innovative way of mixing them. The location is cute and the staff is kind. Kudos to the Hawaiian chef!!!

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Pernilla1970
Reviewed July 31, 2018 via mobile

Honestly, my burger tasted like Hawaii and the restaurant design was urban cool or it would be a 3. Food was good but alacarte pricey. Seating uncomfortable, parking difficult in the area, a place for wine and beer people to go be seen and talk....More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank travelw411
Reviewed July 29, 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed our meal here. It was super fresh and not greasy at all. Lovely staff and a good range of craft beer. We liked it here. The fries were really nice. Well worth the visit. Thanks guys 🍴

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank emmas134
Reviewed July 29, 2018 via mobile

Dinner with friends. Asked for a glass of water. It was promised 3 times and delivered after 4th request. Never offered refills and we sat with empty glasses almost the entire meal. Water was delivered as if it was an inconvenience and she didn’t notice...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank deborahjean56
Jeff C, Manager at Pono Burger, responded to this reviewResponded August 1, 2018

Hi Deborah, I'm very disappointed to hear about your experience. I'll be following up with you in a message to learn more so we can avoid these issues in the future. I hope we will see you again.Thanks for taking the time to write. Jeff

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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
Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine
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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