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Ben-Ben Restaurant

697 Somerset St W, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
(613) 238-5022
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Ranked #526 of 2,154 restaurants in Ottawa
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- Jun 28, 2014
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Brockville
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97 reviews 97 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 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
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36 reviews 36 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
8 helpful votes 8 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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14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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Toronto, Canada
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32 reviews 32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2012

I live in the area so thought I would try this Chinese restaurant which I frequently pass. The decor itself is nothing special and is generally tacky. I ordered the Kung Pow Chicken, which is chicken in a spicy chili sauce. I also ordered a bowl of steamed rice. The service was average to below average. It wasn't very attentive.... More

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Ottawa
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

Recently we celebrated a family birthday at Ben Ben. The staff were very nice and attentive and very tolerant of a two year family member. All the food was delicious. The orange flavored shrimp and the Bok choy were stand - outs. It is very good value for money and I would love to revisit it in the near future.... More

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Ottawa, Canada
2 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2012

We always do delivery when it comes to Ben-Ben and their food has been amazingly delicious.

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Quebec
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2012

I went to Ben Ben's restaurant with my mandarin class teacher and classmates for our last class of the session. There were nine of us, and we ordered a variety of dishes that we shared. Everything was delicious, the staff accommodated our requests with a smile and the patrons praised our efforts to learn Chinese. It was a very pleasant... More

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