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Bongo Burger


I’ve been going to Bongo Burger for years, yet I have no idea what else they serve besides the Persian Burger and fries! The fries have been voted best of the Bay Area and rightfully so. Absolutely delicious but really overshadowed by the classic Persian Burger.

No, it’s not a weapon. It’s a Persian Burger and fries

The burger is really a lamb koobideh kabob (koobideh means ground meat) made of Niman ranch meat with special sauce, lettuce, tomatoes, and onions between crunchy french bread.

Good bread is the key. To life.

The kabob is about a foot long, but not to worry, once you’ve taken the first bite, the rest will be a blur. The secret sauce really adds a tang that elevates the sandwich to divine levels.

 Sneak peak under the hood of this burger.


After eating the Persian Burger probably 100 times in my life, I’d guess the sauce to be made of mayo, sumac and lemon juice. I could see it being a great french fry dip as well – not sure why Bongo Burger hasn’t thought to bottle it and sell it!
Bongo Burger is a Berkeley landmark and not to be missed.
Bongo Burger
Multiple Locations – Berkeley, CA
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  • Anonymous December 27, 2011, 12:52 pm

    Damn. That looks good. Why did they name this place bongo burger?

  • Tima March 12, 2012, 2:51 pm

    This burger cures all your ailments and puts a 3 hour long smile on your face… got to try it out!

  • Tima March 12, 2012, 2:59 pm

    I should remember not to read your blog around lunch time…

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