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

    Behind the Scenes

    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! 🥗 | #pono #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! | #pono #ponoburger #christmas"
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    At My Venues