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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
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Good for:
Dining on a budget

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Visitor rating
  • 31
    Excellent
  • 33
    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
Most recent review
A Tasty Alternative to Cajun Food

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 19, 2015
Inspace
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Montreal, Canada
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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84 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Montreal, Canada
Senior Reviewer
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
5 helpful votes 5 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
11 helpful votes 11 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
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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Scranton, Pennsylvania
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37 reviews 37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

We ordered a spinach dish that was cooked and seasoned to perfection and fried plantains! Absolutely amazing, so delicious! Nice quiet atmosphere and really nice people.

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Albuquerque
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 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
7 helpful votes 7 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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43 reviews 43 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?