Makani Gerardi at Pono Burger

Bio

Makani Geradi is he chef/owner of Pono Burger. She didnโ€™t intend to build a gourmet burger empire, but with two successful outposts--Ultimate Burger in Kona, HI and Pono Burger in Santa Monica, CA--sheโ€™s on her way. She appreciates the relaxed, casual vibe of a burger but elevates it with her technical training and reliance on local, environmentally conscious ingredients.

Accolades

  • Best Thing We Ate Winner
    Zagat
  • 15 Criminally Underrated Burgers In Los Angeles
    LAist
  • Top Los Angeles Milkshakes
    Food GPS

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Chef Makani Gerardi reviews  at post.venue.name
"The new Wood Fired Beets...Cypress Grove chรจvre, walnuts, pea tendrils and papaya seed dressing, the perfect mix of delicious, clean goodness! ๐Ÿ˜Š | #pono #ponoburger"
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Chef Makani Gerardi reviews  at post.venue.name
"Our Happy Hour menu has a whole host of beautiful and delicious items for you to enjoy on Monday through to Fridays at 3-7pm in West Hollywood and at 3-6pm in Venice and Santa Monica! With all Craft Beers at $5, select wines at $6 and amazing food items starting at just $4 you won't want to miss out, see you soon! ๐Ÿ˜Ž"
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Chef Makani Gerardi reviews  at post.venue.name
"Brunch is exclusive to our Venice and West Hollywood locations! On Saturday and Sunday from 11 - 3pm stop by and enjoy a few $5 mimosas, then dig into Chef Makani's fan-favourite classic Hawaiian Loco Moco alongside many more drool-worthy items! ๐Ÿคค | #pono #ponoburger #brunch"
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Chef Makani Gerardi reviews  at post.venue.name
"Happy Hour...every Monday through to Friday at 3 - 7pm, stop by and enjoy! Get amazing deals on your favorite drinks and items, such as this Burger + Beer combo for $12 ๐Ÿ”๐Ÿบ among much more, $5 for all craft beers and $6 on select wines, see you there! | #pono #ponoburger #happyhour"
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Chef Makani Gerardi reviews  at post.venue.name
"Our delicious Coconut French Toast awaits you! Come on over to either Venice or West Hollywood where you'll find this amazing brunch item! ๐Ÿ˜ Brunch takes place at Pono on Saturday and Sunday at 11-3pm, see you this weekend! | #pono #ponoburger #brunch"
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Chef Makani Gerardi reviews  at post.venue.name
"Our new brunch items lined up and ready for you to come on in and get yourself some amazing brunch with us! ๐Ÿ˜Š We're looking forward to seeing you this weekend ๐Ÿ‘Š | #pono #ponoburger #brunch"
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