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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 #440 of 1,607 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
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Good for: Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
Neighborhood: French Quarter
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English first
Battle Ground, In
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40 reviews 40 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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
17 helpful votes 17 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
31 helpful votes 31 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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Burbank, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014 via mobile

Last night to eat out in New Orleans, getting bit tired of looking just about similar menus, I found this restaurant in Yelp so I decided to try this African dish and found it to be the one of the best food I ate so far in New Orleans. The place is out of way from the bustling area of... More

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Hasselt, Belgium
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014 via mobile

We went to this restaurant because it was nearby and had both veggie and meat options; my husband and I are vegetarians, while my mom is a flexivore but my dad needs his meat. So we ended going to this restaurant and had delicious meals. Especially the black eyed peas in tomato/onion sauce was very good! It's BYOB without a... More

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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52 reviews 52 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

If the food at the restaurant is half as good as the food at Jazz Fest, I could set up my cot under a table there!!!! The sauteed spinach was seasoned just right and the fried plantains were to die for!!!! Great people and great food......what more could you ask for!!!!????

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San Diego
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

My wife is a vegetarian so we always look for restaurants that serve vegetarian dishes. In NOLA this was a challenge. We each got a vegetarian meal, they also have meat dishes. We had sautéed spinach and a black eye pea stew. Both dishes were served with coconut rice and fried plantains. We both ordered medium spice, which was just... More

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Martinez, California
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63 reviews 63 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

I'm not sure if Bennachin is relatively new or if my wife and I just never noticed it before, although we've been to New Orleans several times. In any case, we are happy to have discovered it! The taste is truly unique, intriguing and delicious, exactly as we expected from the complex and rich aromas that greeted us when we... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

As we walked through french quarter, we decided to try something new and African Restaurant just fit for purpose. The food was ok with very reasonable price if you take the lunch special. They have an authentic chef and the restroom is clean. The reason why they only got average from me, cause maybe I just not "cheap" with my... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

So my wife and I had an inexpensive and nice lunch at Bennachin. The food and the decor are African and I was pleased that the music playing was also African. We tried a chicken dish with rice and a dish of vegetables with ginger served over cous cous. Both entrées were spicy as we had requested. The wait-staff was... More

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