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697 Somerset St W, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
(613) 238-5022
Today
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner

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  • 6
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  • 7
    Very good
  • 3
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  • 2
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
In ottawa china town

Certainly a surprise ... Decor old style - but food selection excellent . You certainly get enough choice and large quantity of fresh food. Selected lunch special which comes with choice of spring roll , won ton soup or hot & sour soup... Plus entree . The spring rolls tasted very fresh & main as... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
Liilgal78
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Ottawa
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Ottawa
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 via mobile

Certainly a surprise ... Decor old style - but food selection excellent . You certainly get enough choice and large quantity of fresh food. Selected lunch special which comes with choice of spring roll , won ton soup or hot & sour soup... Plus entree . The spring rolls tasted very fresh & main as well. Server was polite &... More 

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Montreal, Quebec
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57 reviews 57 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

My sister requested take-out from Ottawa to Montreal on my ride home on the weekend. I stopped in to get her order and decided to get something for myself and my boyfriend. I picked one of the simple group menu's for two people. Brought it home a I ate double portions (because it was so delicious) and my boyfriend and... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

I used to eat here regularly in the 80s and 90s when I lived in Ottawa. Took a trip down memory lane when visiting Ottawa on business in October 2014 and found that nothing has changed ... and thank the stars it hasn't. The decor, the menu (except prices), the recipes ... all the same as when I left. The... More 

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Ottawa
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13 reviews 13 reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

When I go to this place, I find myself humming Sylvia Tyson's, The Night the Chinese Restaurant Burnt Down. This restaurant reminds me of the chinese restaurants of my youth. Vinyl chairs, linoleum, bamboo calendar.... I love this place. And their Jumbo Sesame Shrimp is my absolute favourite. You can't go wrong with Ben Ben's on Somerset.

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Brockville
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147 reviews 147 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

I 've probably been here more than any other place in the whole world to eat. Mostly for lunch but sometimes for dinner, Linda(the owner) makes sure you are satisfied and get a good meal. This inexpensive place is right in the heart of Ottawa's Little Chinatown. There are restaurants very close by that might be classified as fancier, but... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

Me and some buddies were heading out to visit So Good restaurant. Luckily it was closed, and I don't mean to say it as a bad thing, but the only reason why we found Ben Ben was due to the fact that So Good had been closed that day. We decided to walk down the road and venture for another... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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65 reviews 65 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

I started going to this restaurant at the recommendation of a friend. The decor is nothing special, and in fact might be a turn-off for some people. But the food is extremely good for a very fair price. They have a good variety of items, both traditional North American-style Chinese food as well as more exotic dishes for those familiar... More 

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Rome, Italy
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013

I have eaten at many Chinese restaurants and this place is definately the best in Ottawa. Every dish I've had there is so good, the portions are very big and the prices are very reasonable. Do yourself a favour and check it out you won't be dissapointed if you love good quality real Chinese food. A+++

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Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

Had dinner many times there for the past few years. We especially like the stuffed eggplants with pork, our favorite among many others. Last week, a friend and I had lunch there ( we had also lunch there many times before but not lately). I chose the spicy beef on the special lunch menu which came with a hot and... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2012

Been eating at Ben Ben over 25 years. It used to be one of the best Chinese food in town. Now there are more places to choose from and the quality is not as good as before but still good value.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 697 Somerset St W, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: (613) 238-5022
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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