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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%
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“burger” (241 reviews)
“fries” (77 reviews)
“patties” (5 reviews)
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Hawaiian, American, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
829 Broadway, Santa Monica, CA 90401-3500
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Probably top 3 burger I ever had the pleasure of eating! Finally a place in Cali where you actually get a burger served medium-rare when U ask for it. Great and friendly staff. Don't miss this gem if u r in Santa monica.

Thank Simon H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great menu, hard to choose. I had the organic turkey burger with Swiss raclette, avocado, pickles, tomatoes and lettuce. They also put their own pono sauce on it. Amazing! Perfectly cooked and wonderful flavor. On a soft brioche bun too! The fries are yummy too,...More

Thank Diana H
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Great tasting & unique burgers! Came over to Santa Monica for a work trip and had spent a lot of my time in restaurants & bars over the course of my trip. On my last day I wanted to go for a walk and ended...More

Thank James G
Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

All of the menu items sounded delicious. I went with the fig and brie burger and it was one of the best burgers I've ever eaten. The only reason why I didn't give it a 5/5 is because of the numbers of gnats flying around....More

Thank Melissa G
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

Delicious food and excellent A+ service. Don't let the crazy mysterious menu scare you. Everything I had was really good. Best sweet potato fries I've had anywhere.

Thank David B
Reviewed 9 May 2017

I guess coming from Texas I'm used to incredible burger places, because for all the raving reviews, this place just didn't impress. The service was quite good, above average for sure. And the atmosphere is also great. Got a nice vibe. Good patio, albeit a...More

Thank mpugh22
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

Popped in to check out the place. Had a strawberry lemonade which was great and not too sweet. The Sweet Mona and fries from sweet potatoes was a excellent choice. The burger was juicy and the potato crispy and good. Only thing somewhat out of...More

Thank Stefan R
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

I love the location, makes you feel in a kind of working camp... the sandwiches are very tasty and of all the ingredients is written the origin. The staff is very friendly.

Thank juliett b
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

We tried the place for the second time because we loved it last time a year ago. It is a special setting with unique Burger variances. Every bite we had was sooo tasteful, even the lemonades were simply astonishing. It is absolutely worth the price!!!

Thank Krauty123
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

We had a great night at Pono Burger, we decided on it after reading Trip Advisor reviews, we also booked a table through the review page. I would suggest booking as they were quite busy. Food was nice, I had the Wahine Burger which I...More

Thank HighestLoz
Santa Monica
Santa Monica is a coastal town that maintains a
balance as a tourist destination and as an area with a
thriving local culture. On the beach, bikers,
roller-bladers, runners and walkers move along the
famed bike path enjoying the beautiful Los Angeles
weather. The solar-powered Ferris wheel at the Santa
Monica pier spins high above the water, while park
revelers scream with delight riding the roller
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Any gluten free options?
10 June 2016|
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Response from aniart | Reviewed this property |
Portobello burger
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 829 Broadway, Santa Monica, CA 90401-3500
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
  • Neighbourhood: Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: +1 310-584-7005
  • E-mail
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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