Makani Carzino

Makani Carzino

Los Angeles

About Makani Carzino

Makani is the 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.

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Behind the Scenes

Did you know you can get any
"Did you know you can get any one of our amazing Pono burgers wrapped in lettuce? We have something for everyone! #healthy"
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Pono Burger has something for
"Pono Burger has something for everyone in #2018 🤙 Come for our delicious burgers we are known for or we have the option for you to have your burger wrapped in lettuce with a beautiful, healthy salad on the side! Come see us! 🥗 | #ponoburger"
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Our newest addition to the
"Our newest addition to the menu at our Santa Monica location this season! The Lanui burger in time for Christmas 🎄 Made with only organic, fresh and housemade ingredients! | #christmas"
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