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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 - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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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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  • 32
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Very authentic, very good.

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2015
Bob H
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Scranton, Pennsylvania
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
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Scranton, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

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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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

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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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

The black eyed pea fritters don't have much flavor. The sauce served with them was an oniony red sauce which helps somewhat. They would seriously be perfect if you went with a picky eater (just put the sauce on the side). The entrees were great and so filling, it didn't look like we even tried! I got the kone mi... More 

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Ithaca, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

My husband and I were here on Friday the 3rd of April for dinner. The food here was delicious and came in generous portions. There was a large selection for vegetarians and more still could be adapted. The service was wonderful and friendly. I particularly recommend the dish with sautéed spinach and fried platains. Yum!

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Montreal, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

I visit New Orleans quite frequently and have walked by the restaurant for the past two years thinking "I'll have to try that some time." After being turned away by busy restaurants on a busy night, we decided to give it a try. It was a good choice. The menu is very extensive and I'm not sure why other reviewers... More 

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Hattiesburg, Mississippi
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

The food is great -- unique but also has a "soul food" flair to it. We loved the beef and spinach - so much flavor. FYI - It's New Orleans but this place doesn't serve alcohol BUT you can bring your own and there's no corking fee or anything. Very small place so if it's a busy weekend time, expect... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We were walking by and stopped in and very happy we did. Our food was really tasty, and even better, there were lots of options for vegetarians. Be careful if you order spicy... It has a kick!

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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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76 reviews 76 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Having never had African food before I am not sure if this was a good example or not. We were completely unimpressed with the food rather bland and dull and the service was not that great. The trip to the bathroom was an adventure through the kitchen (that I did not want to see) out the back and through a... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 via mobile

I walked a long way to get to this place but was very disappointed in the vegetarian selection. The choices were limited. It basically came down to either a dish with cooked spinach or a dish with black eyes peas.The plaintains were a nice sweet touch but when served over white rice, that's just a third carb, god, please add... More 

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

I did the French Quarter self-guided walks and came across this place. I was hungry so I decide to go in just to hold me until dinner. It ends up to be one of the best meals I have in New Orleans. Food is fresh. Staff is informative. Price is reasonable. If you are doing your walking tour in Upper... More 

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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 0 - 30
  • Cuisine: 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?