Makani Gerardi at Pono Burger

Bio

Makani Geradi is he chef/owner of Pono Burger. She didn’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--she’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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Behind the Scenes

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! 😊 We're looking forward to seeing you this weekend πŸ‘Š | #pono #ponoburger #brunch"
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Chef Makani Gerardi reviews  at post.venue.name
"Delicious πŸ˜‹ This is our Paniolo Burger and we want you to come on down and grab a bite! | Give us a follow for more πŸ‘‰ @ponoburger | #pono #ponoburger | πŸ“Έ: @resofortwo"
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Chef Makani Gerardi reviews  at post.venue.name
"Nom nom πŸ˜‹ Beautiful, organic, fresh and very delicious! Come on over and grab a bite at one of our locations! You can find us in West Hollywood, Santa Monica and Venice πŸ‘ | #pono #ponoburger"
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Chef Makani Gerardi reviews  at post.venue.name
"We have delicious organic hand-made fries for you to enjoy with friends and family! πŸ‘Š | Use #ponoburger for a chance to win free fries 🍟 | #pono"
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