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Bennachin Restaurant

1212 Royal St, Frnt, New Orleans, LA 70116-2588 (French Quarter)
504-522-6746
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Ranked #361 of 1,638 Restaurants in New Orleans
Price range: $0 - $30
Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: African, Vegetarian
Neighborhood: French Quarter
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Good for: Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
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Albuquerque
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Wife and I each ate vegan selections and were both completely satisfied with our selections. Very simple food, lightly seasoned, quite delicious and nicely prepared. Presentation and atmosphere not so much. Not everything just so, some crappy furniture and funkiness. Nothing to be afraid of just not for the meek. We liked it. Everything on the menu is 9 bucks... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

After spending $70 for lunch the previous day, we were trying to reign in the pocketbook and have a good nutritious meal. We happened on Bennachin and loved the place so much we came back for dinner. The Jamaican Chicken was flavorful and tender with rice and freshly cooked vegetables. We received a good size meal at a very decent... More 

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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41 reviews 41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

This is exactly the reason I always cruise outside of main touristy places whenever I'm visiting somewhere. Don't get me wrong, this is still on the Royal St but way outside of the main touristy routes and you have to go a little into the residential area. The place is very cozy and there's joyful african music played all the... More 

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landenberg
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

The first place I go for dining in the French Quarter is Bennachin. I am a colossal fan of the Black Eyed Pea Fritters and the Jama Jama Spinach dish. As well, the service is beyond top notch. There is a delicious care and craft in Bennachin's food which will leave you longing for more. I've been enjoying the dishes... More 

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2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

The food was great and in generous portions - vegetarian and meat dishes alike (it is rare that our family agrees on anything concerning food, and it was one of these rare occasions). The waitress was lovely, and the atmosphere was great. I'd give it more than 5 starts if I could.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

I've always enjoyed Bennachin but hadn't been in a few years even tho I live nearby, in part, because they hadn't accepted credit cards. I'm happy to see that has changed. Tonight I went with a friend who's visiting NOLA who wanted something "simple and healthy." Bennachin mostly filled the bill. Appetizers (Fish pie, and Black-eyed pea fritters) were okay... More 

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Greenville
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97 reviews 97 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Just a block from Esplanade on Royal St. and open every day at 11:00AM, this is a true find! Large portions and delicious food. I am not a lover of spinach, but the sautéed spinach was outstanding. Fried plantains and chicken falling off the bone completed the plate. If you are in the Frenchman St. area, take a short walk... More 

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Battle Ground, In
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40 reviews 40 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We have made many trips to New Orleans and have eaten in many restaurants, but Bennachin has become our "go to" place. The West African menu is refreshingly different from the usual New Orleans fare but is "exotic" enough to make it a unique experience. The portions are large (you've been warned) but the prices are surprisingly low. The food... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I am a French Quarter local, and here's my review. We had four small plates at this Ethiopian restaurant and all four were very good and inexpensive. The total was close to $20. One dish that was outstanding was the lentil soup; I recommend it. I will go back to this restaurant and explore more of the menu. The restaurant... More 

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New York City, New York
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57 reviews 57 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

I luv this tiny restaurant on Royal St & also always buy food at their Jazzfest booth. Of course the restaurant has a larger selection than the booth. This last time I had mixed vegetables & cous cous in a delicious ginger sauce (I'm vegan), & my friend had a beef dish with a peanut sauce that he said tasted... 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 0 - 30
Cuisine: African, Vegetarian

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