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Bennachin Restaurant

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1212 Royal St, Frnt, New Orleans, LA 70116-2555
+1 504-522-6746
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good36%
  • Average8%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
Travelers talk about
“black eyed peas” (18 reviews)
“coconut rice” (16 reviews)
“fritters” (16 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
African, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1212 Royal St, Frnt, New Orleans, LA 70116-2555
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Reviewed January 16, 2018

At 3 PM on January 18, 2018 we reserved a table for 6 at 7 PM. They took our phone number. When we arrived, the place was inexplicably closed. Boo!!!!

Thank Ron K
Reviewed January 10, 2018

We found this small restaurant several years ago and were very impressed. We finally made it back this year and I am happy to say it is still a delight. Our waitress was friendly and efficient, and since it was not busy (terrible weather) she...More

Thank Steven C
Reviewed December 19, 2017 via mobile

Incredible flavours. We had the spinach and plaintains which were both insanely tasty. Highly recommended and vegetarian friendly.

1  Thank Lucy L
Reviewed December 15, 2017 via mobile

We visited the restaurant as part of a culinary tour and fell in love with the West African cuisine. Completely new to us. In addition to the great food, the staff happily answered all my many questions about the origins of dishes and how they...More

Thank LJEMaryland
Reviewed November 5, 2017 via mobile

We stopped at this small Restagno as part of the Confederacy Bike Food Tour. Super friendly service. We had fried plantain and black eyed pie fritters with a ginger tomato sauce. The sauce was sensational. Plantain was good, fritters were bland. Sautéed spinach and garlic...More

Thank tina r
Reviewed October 16, 2017

Never tried African before. Very good service and food was good. Not sure if I will try again but enjoyed the experience when we went.

Thank TBailey71
Reviewed October 5, 2017 via mobile

I was rather disappointed with the food at this restaurant considering the fact that it had good ratings on here! If you are west African please don’t bother it tastes nothing like home! I’m legit obsessed with Fufu and my fufu was horrible and stew/soup...More

1  Thank Amachalker
Reviewed August 10, 2017

i one time went in and order the corn fritters with tomato stew and when it came out i was bummed because it looked like a poboy, but then one bite and i was in love.....i recommend this restaurant to people nearly everyday

Thank scott b
Reviewed June 26, 2017 via mobile

I stopped in here after running through the rain to find a good, warming lunch. Bennachin did NOT disappoint. The restaurant is run by a mother and her daughter (from what I could tell). They had a new waitress on staff who was incredibly energetic...More

1  Thank Samantha R
Reviewed June 26, 2017

We visited this unassuming little place on our first day in New Orleans, as it had been recommended to us as vegetarians. The food is incredible - so simple, full of flavour and wholesome. The place is basic but comfortable and friendly, and it offers...More

1  Thank loladelorean
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February 16, 2015|
Response from TravelinGal920 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, It is about 6 blocks from the Best Western. About a 10 minute walk. Hope you enjoy NOLA as much as I do!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1212 Royal St, Frnt, New Orleans, LA 70116-2555
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > French Quarter
  • Neighborhood: French Quarter
  • Phone Number: +1 504-522-6746
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