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Bennachin Restaurant

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French Quarter
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1212 Royal St, Frnt, New Orleans, LA 70116-2555
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ordered a steamed tilapia fillet garnished with a ginger and garlic sauce and the baham plate. They were both good and the portions were very large. We also managed to find something suited for our two years old kid.

Thank Dario P
Columbia, Maryland
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35 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Here are the key things to know - -vegetarian options but chicken and other meats too -simple basic foods -byob (no alcohol served) -friendly service -ginger drink is awesome -plaintains are the bomb Highly recommended WITH the above understandings. Lower your indulgence expectations and you will enjoy yourself at this friendly and cozy restaurant.

Thank JimalV
Spokane, WA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Would go back in a heartbeat! Correction - I will be going back! This is a small, hole in the wall restaurant tucked away on the far end of the French Quarter. Hole in the wall in the best sense of the phrase. Small, nothing fancy, modestly decorated and is easy to walk right past, as I have done several... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

I've been to this restaurant a few times over the years I have visited New Orleans, and try to make a point to return when I can. You can pretty much walk in and sit down. The food is delicious, filling, and not too expensive. We had a small wait for our food, but it was worth it. Plenty of... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

This was a back-up restaurant but I am glad that my first choice was closed. Although there are plenty of meat options, I was looking for vegan or vegetarian options. The vibe of the place is cosy-brick and dark colors. I ordered Plantains, Baham (coucous with veggies) and Kone Ni Makondo (Black eyed peas and rice). Everything was Delicious.

Thank locbella
San Francisco, California
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

Always interested to try new cuisines, but thought this place lacked flavor. Had the black-eye pea fritter on bread, not recommended. Friend had coucous with cabbage. Thought would be better. But, the waitress was extremely nice and friendly and this made up for the lusterless cuisine.

Thank Lily C
Crystal River, Florida
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

My husband and I are vegan. We were very surprised to find such a great selection of vegan options at this restaurant. I had the black eyed peas and tomato stew over rice. My husband had the curry vegetables over couscous. The price is high, but the portions are huge. Service is great.

Thank bennifer227
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

We were in the city for about a week and managed to eat here twice. It's easy to get something meat-free here. The jambalaya is awesome! I like how fresh the food is and how much food you get for the price.

Thank Brittany W
Bellingham, Washington
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37 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016 via mobile

Party of 7 and we all found great dinners! Vegetarian and meat/seafood. Fried plantains were beautiful. African jambalaya, black eyed peas, and chicken that melts in your mouth! No booze, but easily remedied by walking down the street! (Think they do byob actually) service was very good. Highly recommend

Thank Marlene O
Ashland, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

We had seen in a travel book that there was this restaurant in the French Quarter which served food from West Africa. Since we had spent 5 years in West Africa, we were excited to try the food. While the food was good, it did not much resemble the food we were used to in Nigeria. While the restaurant has... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
African, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
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: 504-522-6746

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in French Quarter

Neighborhood Profile
French Quarter
A small and teeming network of laissez-faire living lounged out on the balmy banks of the Mighty Mississippi, the French Quarter has long been a port of call for folks in search of a good time and a great story. Perpetually inebriated Bourbon Street runs across its midriff like a strand of cheap ribbon tied around an otherwise rather pretty and impressively well-kept vintage dress. Throughout the rest of the Quarter, brightly colored Victorian homes and businesses, famously done up with wrought-iron features, provide a distinct and immediately recognizable backdrop for all varieties of fun. At any given moment in this historic riverside setting, some of America’s finest meals are being cooked, most potent cocktails are being mixed, and most engaging music is being performed.