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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 #408 of 1,630 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
Neighborhood: French Quarter
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Good for: Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
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landenberg
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

The first place I go for dining in the French Quarter is Bennachin. I am a colossal fan of the Black Eyed Pea Fritters and the Jama Jama Spinach dish. As well, the service is beyond top notch. There is a delicious care and craft in Bennachin's food which will leave you longing for more. I've been enjoying the dishes... More 

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

The food was great and in generous portions - vegetarian and meat dishes alike (it is rare that our family agrees on anything concerning food, and it was one of these rare occasions). The waitress was lovely, and the atmosphere was great. I'd give it more than 5 starts if I could.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

I've always enjoyed Bennachin but hadn't been in a few years even tho I live nearby, in part, because they hadn't accepted credit cards. I'm happy to see that has changed. Tonight I went with a friend who's visiting NOLA who wanted something "simple and healthy." Bennachin mostly filled the bill. Appetizers (Fish pie, and Black-eyed pea fritters) were okay... More 

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Greenville
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96 reviews 96 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Just a block from Esplanade on Royal St. and open every day at 11:00AM, this is a true find! Large portions and delicious food. I am not a lover of spinach, but the sautéed spinach was outstanding. Fried plantains and chicken falling off the bone completed the plate. If you are in the Frenchman St. area, take a short walk... More 

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Battle Ground, In
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40 reviews 40 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 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
18 helpful votes 18 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
32 helpful votes 32 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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68 reviews 68 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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Additional Information about Bennachin Restaurant

Address: 1212 Royal St, Frnt, New Orleans, LA 70116-2588
Phone Number: 504-522-6746
Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > French Quarter
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
Average Prices: USD 0 - 30
Cuisine: African, Vegetarian

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