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2154 Ctr St, Berkeley, CA 94704-1304
+1 510-548-7700
08:00 - 20:00
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Mon - Fri 08:00 - 20:00
Sat 08:00 - 17:30
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Prague, Czech Republic
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48 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Nothing particularly special about Bongo Burger. The french fries are good and burgers are made fresh, but it is pretty standard.

Thank lakitalki
Riverbank, California
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259 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2017

My ex-wife and I used to eat there weekly [ I was divorced in 1978 ] i happened to be driving by with a friend and lo and behold it was still there [ the b fell off the sign and it now says ONGO BURGER ] I had not eaten there for 30 yrs. I ordered the same meal... More 

Thank Douglas D
San Francisco
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35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Berkeley has a number of burger places but Bongo is still probably my top choice. The combination of a burger-fries-drink for under $10 with good ingredients is very hard to beat. Note that there are multiple locations; the one I frequent is on Euclid on the north side of campus. I've found by eating at the one on Center Street... More 

Thank RedSoxRunner
Orinda, California
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483 reviews
272 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Sure you can get fries and soda and a burger..but you can get tabuleh or a falafel wrap that's great or a black bean burger. Enjoyed this quick stop for lunch on a Sunday . Right near campus and full of granola types. Delicious and not super expensive for casual dining .

Thank drmader
2 reviews
Reviewed 25 August 2016 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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76 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 July 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 Pavel K
Walnut Creek, California
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212 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 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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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 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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252 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 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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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Fast food
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 17:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2154 Ctr St, Berkeley, CA 94704-1304
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Berkeley
  • Phone Number: +1 510-548-7700

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