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“really good food” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Bennachin Restaurant

Bennachin Restaurant
1212 Royal St, Frnt, New Orleans, LA 70116-2588 (French Quarter)
504-522-6746
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Ranked #383 of 1,521 Restaurants in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $30
Cuisines: French, African, Vegetarian
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Good for: Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch
Neighborhood: French Quarter
Memphis, Tennessee
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“really good food”
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 an appetizer. i would go back just to eat the fritter thing..really different but tasty. laid back casual atmosphere

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Gurnee, Illinois
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Good,healthy food,friendly service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

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 the digestion and wallet.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Well-spiced and inexpensive lunch prices”
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 that was more recent and had lunch instead which is much of the same food at a lower price. The portions may or may not be smaller as I don't recall. It is on my list of stops whenever I go back to New Orleans.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Md USA
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38 reviews 38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
“like the food”
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 3 people. There was also a ginger tea that was served that I really liked

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Shanghai, China
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“The Wandering Belly-hungers!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Was walking around the French Quarter looking for somewhere truly unique off the beaten path of Burbon Street and came across Bennachin. I was a little weary at first because I have never eaten "African Cuisine" and was wondering what it was all about. Looking over the menu I was surprised to see that a lot of the food was similar to what you would find in the Caribbean (i probably should have guessed since most Caribbean nations are decedents of African nations). Like I said, similar, but they had special and exciting spices and different choice meat/veggie/starch combos. To top it off, the pricing was unbelievably inexpensive. If you want something new and exciting that is flavourful and a memorable treat, give this place a try!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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