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Benji's French Basque Restaurant

4001 Rosedale Hwy, 4001 Rosedale Hwy, 93308-6130, Bakersfield, California, Bakersfield, CA 93308-6130
+1 661-328-0400
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good30%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“rack of lamb” (12 reviews)
“tongue” (25 reviews)
“french fries” (19 reviews)
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4001 Rosedale Hwy, 4001 Rosedale Hwy, 93308-6130, Bakersfield, California, Bakersfield, CA 93308-6130
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Reviewed April 27, 2016

We were staying just a couple blocks away at an RV park, so we decided to take the family to this restaurant we passed several times a day. Benji's is one of several Basque restaurants in Bakersfield and is really quite good. The highlight is...More

Thank EZWash
Reviewed April 17, 2016 via mobile

Good 'Americanised' basque food. We went for the 'set up' for $15 which comes with a nice veggie soup, beans, salsa, French bread, salad, green veg and French fries (we decided against the tongue!). Really good food and easy more than we could eat (we...More

Thank PringleUk
Reviewed March 25, 2016

This is the fourth basque restaurant I've tried on my business trips to Bakersfield; I've never been overwhelmed with this country fare and thought that was just the basque style till I tried Benji's is French basque. In the past, soups have always been watered...More

Thank sfwon
Reviewed March 15, 2016

I've tried the other 2 basque place (Noriega and Wool Growers), and so far Benji's is my favorite. The food is consistently tasty, also not too salty nor greasy. I've tried their scampi and filet mignon, house wine and (of course) the setup (soup and...More

Thank Hilda_Dupont
Reviewed February 24, 2016

I had been to Basque restaurants in Bakersfield many years ago and was looking forward to this. Unfortunately, I found the food to be mediocre. I was visiting Bakersfield for a long weekend. I was disappointed. The place was busy, so many locals must like...More

Thank Valerie G
Reviewed February 14, 2016 via mobile

This place is amazing. They have friendly staff and a nice atmosphere. The simple cheeseburger was even surprising for how good it is. I would definitely come back and I do recommend this restaurant.

Thank ariana7994
Reviewed December 21, 2015

went to lunch with a group from work. i had been to other basque restaurants in the past, and from my experiences, i wasn't looking forward to this one.... well, i was pleasantly surprised, and would even come back again.the "set-up" is what i expected...More

1  Thank Steve C
Reviewed December 8, 2015

A quiet, French decor, family service restaurant. Loved the food! Lots of food! The pickled tongue was fantastic. The food was all just a little different than typical fare and great! The veal and lamb were both excellent. The owner came to see how everything...More

Thank Harley_Squirrelnuts
Reviewed November 27, 2015

What a disappointment. Such a shame. This restaurant has been a family favorite for many years, but our experience tonight was enough to bring me to tears. We had kids and their spouses here for the holiday, and has frequently been our tradition, treated the...More

Thank ElaineXezonatos
Reviewed November 16, 2015

We were here with a group of 12 people. The food was good. The wait staff did an excellent job. I had the fried chicken with garlic... great. My wife had lamb chops. I stole one from her... it was perfect.

Thank FairwayFound
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Terry E
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Response from travelnfoody | Reviewed this property |
Definitely advisable to call for reservations for a small or large group.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Parking Available
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Large groups, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4001 Rosedale Hwy, 4001 Rosedale Hwy, 93308-6130, Bakersfield, California, Bakersfield, CA 93308-6130
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Bakersfield
  • Phone Number: +1 661-328-0400
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