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1828 N Tustin Ave, Santa Ana, CA 92705
(714) 541-6263
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7:00 am - 8:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Thu 7:00 am - 8:30 pm
Fri - Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner

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  • 15
    Excellent
  • 9
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 1
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  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
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We visited Benjie's mid-afternoon on a Saturday. Never having been to New York, I'm not going to even try to compare Benjie's to a 'real' deli - whatever that is - I've been to Canter's in LA and a couple of former deli's (PJ Berstein's in Laguna Hills). But - the menu is extensive - lots of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2014
Stephen N
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Dove Canyon, California, United States
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California, USA
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684 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 243 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

1st visit with a client. There is a picture above the deli counter that shows a nice sandwich with 2 sides and a large pickle. I ordered the warm pastrami sandwich on rye (no dressings) and it only came with one side "two tea spoons of coleslaw" for $15 with tax and tip! Man what a rip off... Or maybe... More 

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Orange, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015 via mobile

This place has been here forever. They have a great deli menu along with many other dishes. I love their prime rib dip and my wife always gets their pastrami sandwich. It's always too big to finish and makes a great meal for later. Prices are reasonable and the service is very friendly and efficient.

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Fullerton, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

I have stopped here several times for a lunch after my optometrist appointment. The food is always good. I usually stick to the excellent corned beef on rye. I love the pickles. The restaurant is a little dated but in the way Canter's in L.A. is. Leave it alone. It's a little pricey but everything is fresh and high quality... More 

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Yorba Linda, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

About 40 years ago I ate at this restaurant and why I never went back I don't know. I passed by and decided to stop in. Boy was I glad. I had food that I hadn't eaten on over 40 years. True deli food and the service was just as great

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Orange County, Ca
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

If it is an authentic deli you are looking for you should try Katella Deli in Los Alamitos. Our experience provided a basic sandwich in an atmosphere needing serious updating. The staff seemed nice enough but not friendly in the least. My guess is most of their business is from people that have been going there for years and find... More 

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Pasadena, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

This is not on the beaten path or even downtown Santa Ana; it's sort of a residential location. If in Santa Ana and you want a reasonable priced deli lunch, look this one up and go. You'll not regret it. Order any sandwich, but the specials are just that; special.

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Anaheim, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

A friend who grew up here was in town from KY & we chose Benji's for breakfast. Neither of us had been here in years, but I had a hankering for lox & bagels for breakfast. Benji's hasn't changed. Not really sure if that is a positive or a negative -- nostalgia is great but it goes only so far.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Hubby had the hot corned beef sandwich on kaiser and I had the #2 corned beef/salami/swiss triple decker. See pics. 'Nuff said. He couldn't finish his, I had chix noodle soup with matzo balls and so I could only eat 1/3 of my sandwich on rye. The triple decker was $13.49 and hubby's hot corned beef was $12.49. He asked... More 

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Diamond Bar, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This restaurant has been in business for over 45 years. Large portions at a reasonable price. Not the cheapest place to dine, but the food is worth it.

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Dove Canyon, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We visited Benjie's mid-afternoon on a Saturday. Never having been to New York, I'm not going to even try to compare Benjie's to a 'real' deli - whatever that is - I've been to Canter's in LA and a couple of former deli's (PJ Berstein's in Laguna Hills). But - the menu is extensive - lots of sandwiches (including triple-deckers),... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1828 N Tustin Ave, Santa Ana, CA 92705
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Santa Ana
  • Phone Number: (714) 541-6263

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Delicatessen
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm

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