We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Bentara - CLOSED

76 Orange St, New Haven, CT 06510-3151
+1 203-562-2511
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent27%
  • Very good44%
  • Average13%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible4%
Jul 7, 2015
“Sad to see it go.”
Jun 3, 2015
“Malaysian marvel”
Restaurant Hours
11:30 am - 2:30 pmAll hours
American, Malaysian, Asian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
76 Orange St, New Haven, CT 06510-3151
More restaurants in New Haven
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year

51 - 60 of 73 reviews

Reviewed December 13, 2010

Bentara has a great atmosphere but the food just isn't worth the price. There's so much great food in New Haven that no one should waste $20 on one of their entrees. I went to dinner with 6 people and not one of us liked...More

Thank govdavid
Reviewed August 15, 2010

Good restaurant, but not great. This is ranked too high- New Haven has a whole bunch of places better than Bentara. It IS unique and if you've never had Malaysian food you should try it, but be prepared to wait forever for your food to...More

Thank GunnersMcG
Reviewed April 21, 2010

I ate dinner during "Restaurant Week" in New Haven at Bentara. I firmly believe that "restaurant week" should be expanded or the principles adopted because the opportunity for prix fixe menus should be the ordinary rather than the exception. It gives people the opportunity to...More

Thank Larry-n-Lorie
Reviewed February 3, 2010

I may be biased as i love this kind of food, but it was truly delicious! Had the Murtabak as a starter, this is a do-not-miss! Cannot remember the name of my main course, but my partner had a bbq chicken which was delicious too....More

1  Thank Sylve684
Reviewed January 21, 2010

Excellent Asian cuisine in a city with many other Thai/pan-Asian restaurants. The wine list is enormous and almost overwhelming. The decor and atmosphere is nice, too. Although it's located downtown, it's a couple blocks away from the true heart of downtown, so you probably won't...More

1  Thank coachvu
Reviewed June 13, 2009

There isn't a single thing I could possibly complain about this restaurant. My husband and I eat here often and we live 30 mins away! We've even driven the 1 hour round trip just for take-out. Always consistent and DELICIOUS!

1  Thank Rjuoorpdpen
Reviewed May 11, 2009

I went to Bentara as a treat for Mother's day and both my Mum and my family enjoyed the meal. The food is like you get it in Malaysia. Great place to chill with South East Asia Cuisine. Jayah Wong, Connecticut,

Thank jayah
Reviewed July 20, 2008

A group of us went to Bentara, a Malaysian restaurant, on a Saturday evening. We got there early at 5:15pm and were seated in a U-shaped booth in a quiet part of the restaurant. Even as the restaurant received more customers, it was still nice...More

2  Thank TangoEchoAlpha
Reviewed May 19, 2008

A favorite place when I was at Yale. Their whole fried red snapper is amazing. Be careful when choosing the heat level of your dishes. I chose medium once, and felt like my mouth was going to explode.

2  Thank KatherineLChicago
A TripAdvisor reviewer on Facebook
Reviewed February 17, 2008

Nice night out.

Thank A TripAdvisor reviewer on Facebook
Nearby Restaurants
Tikkaway Grill
70 reviews
.08 miles away
Miso Japanese Restaurant
75 reviews
.07 miles away
Pho & Spice
16 reviews
.00 miles away
Vito's Deli
18 reviews
.05 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Yale University Art Gallery
694 reviews
.38 miles away
Yale University
575 reviews
.32 miles away
Yale Center for British Art
256 reviews
.37 miles away
Knights of Columbus Museum
85 reviews
.20 miles away
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Average prices
$25 - $25
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Kids
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 76 Orange St, New Haven, CT 06510-3151
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  New Haven
  • Phone Number: +1 203-562-2511
  • E-mail
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing