Makani Carzino

Chef
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.

My Venues

Accolades

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

Where I Go Out

At My Venues