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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 #532 of 1,576 restaurants in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $0 - $30
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
Martinez, California
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42 reviews 42 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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 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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Carmarthen, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

Don't know what to say really. 4 of us decided to eat here one night and what a mistake it was. The only table big enough to cater for 4 was taken up by some kind of "party".....we were then told to "wait outside" in the rain lol....then other people turned up and were told the same?......in the end I... More

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Texas
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53 reviews 53 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

I discovered this place through JazzFest, where they were serving their luscious poulet fricasee -- chicken on a stick -- with fried plantains and stewed greens, etc. Craving more, I found the actual restaurant a few years ago, and even thought they were out of my beloved fricasee on my last visit, it forced me to try something different, and... More

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Oakville, Canada
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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

The food is amazing. The menu not too big, not too limited. Amazing service. This place is full on New Orleans - the bathroom is out the back , through the kitchen. This is the place to go on the "take it easy night" if you are having a few nights in NOLA. We asked for spicy everything and it... More

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Memphis, Tennessee
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

im a vegan and this place was recommended to me. it is a small little restaurant located in a more quiet area of the french. it small with funky decor. we sat at the window and had lunch. we ordered lentil and veggie soup and it was great. i also recommend the blackeyed pea fritter on french bread...think it was... More

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Gurnee, Illinois
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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013 via mobile

wanted a change from our 5day New Orleans "fried food fest" and drinkathon. found it here at this tiny colorful restaurant, staffed by the nicest folks. We ordered yasa chicken which was accompanied by cabbage,carrots and cous cous and bread roll. We really liked the red beans and coconut rice, black eyed pea fritters and the sauce. Very easy on... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

Years ago, I went with a friend for a multi course dinner and we brought our own wine. The food has always had strong flavors that go well with one another. The bread melts in your mouth, the chicken is cooked just right and the greens are a great texture. I made a point to return on a later trip... More

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Md USA
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

Small restaurant serving some african dishes. We were quickly seated by the hostess which was a plus. He was quite pleasant and efficient. Really like the lentil soup and a dish that was like a modified gumbo for people who do not eat shrimp and pork. It was reall good. Large portions were served that could easily serve 2 or... More

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