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Bennachin Restaurant

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1212 Royal St, Frnt, New Orleans, LA 70116-2588
504-522-6746
Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner

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  • 35
    Excellent
  • 39
    Very good
  • 9
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  • 8
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  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Satisfying hole in the wall

This place is located on the far end of the French quarter, kinda close to the Esplanade. Its like sitting in someone's living room from where you can literally see their kitchen. Good flavorful light delicious authentic African food. BYOB, they dont serve alcohol. Not exactly cheap. If you're... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 5, 2015
Roro36
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Seattle, Washington
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  • Dining on a budget
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Santa Cruz, California
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

We are vegetarians and someone told us that this new restaurant might have good vegetarian food. Don't eat here. The people were friendly, but the food was awful. We ordered the kidney bean soup which turned out to be kidney beans floating in a broth so spicy that I couldn't taste the main dish. We asked for bread and they... More 

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India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

I know other reviewers have referred to Bennachin as a hole in the wall, and it may feel a bit like that, particularly if you've had a bad day, but I like to think of it as tiny, but charming. The cuisine is from Gambia and Cameroon, the place is a bit crowded and on the evening we went there... More 

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Wesley Chapel, Florida
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Only dined there once. The service was incredibly slow but they were kind and polite. The food was so so. Probably won't return. So many others to choose from!

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Lithia, Florida
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67 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Great place! The roots of cajun/creole cooking. This African restaurant brings the flavors to life that cajun cuisine is based on. I won't get into the history (foodies there are food tours to help with that), but know that this restaurant represents foods, recipes, and spices that Cajuns began using when the area was settled a long time ago. Try... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

My daughter and I stopped in for lunch - it was her first time eating African food. The lunch specials are available 7 days/week. The fried plantains and Sisay Singho (seasoned baked chicken) were incredible! The chicken was the tenderest we've ever eaten! We will definitely be back.

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

This place is located on the far end of the French quarter, kinda close to the Esplanade. Its like sitting in someone's living room from where you can literally see their kitchen. Good flavorful light delicious authentic African food. BYOB, they dont serve alcohol. Not exactly cheap. If you're tired of big restaurants, come here for some good food. The... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

This is a small restaurant at the end of the quarter, serving African food. Portions are huge, presentation is basic no fancy food here just home cooking- you'll kind of feel like you are at home and mom is trying to fill you up. Great place for GF and dairy free food. The ginger drink is quiet good very refreshing... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Food was great, unique and worth trying. The fried plantains were really good. It was a little pricey though.

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Scranton, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

It's hard to try every type of food style when in New Orleans but I am glad I found Bennachin for lunch. The menu is large and varied so even 'fussy' eaters will find something they like and the more adventurous diner will marvel at so many menu items. It's a tiny little place tucked away on artsy Royal Street... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

We had a very nice waitress. The portions were pretty huge. I'm not sure how one person could eat it all. The akara (black eyed pea fritters) were not very tasty but the sauce they came with was great. I had a delicious jambo and hubby had a lamb dish that I can't remember the name of. We were both... More 

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Additional Information about Bennachin Restaurant

Address: 1212 Royal St, Frnt, New Orleans, LA 70116-2588
Phone Number: 504-522-6746
Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > French Quarter
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 30
Cuisine: French, African, Vegetarian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1212 Royal St, Frnt, New Orleans, LA 70116-2588
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > French Quarter
  • Neighborhood: French Quarter
  • Phone Number: 504-522-6746

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30
  • Cuisine: French, African, Vegetarian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?