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Bennachin Restaurant

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French Quarter
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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
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  • 38
    Very good
  • 9
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  • 7
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  • 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
African food in the quarter

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
suntan2007
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usa
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
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English first
usa
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

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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85 reviews 85 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
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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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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Senior Contributor
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
4 helpful votes 4 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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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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61 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?