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“Best Kosher Israeli Food”
Review of Chez Benny

Chez Benny
Ranked #873 of 5,769 Restaurants in Montreal
Price range: $15 - $20
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Good for: Families with children
Neighborhood: Cote-des-Neiges-Notre-Dame-de-Grace
Montreal, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
70 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Best Kosher Israeli Food”
Reviewed November 17, 2012

I have been going to Benny's for many many years since it was a small Shawarma shop on Queen Mary, in fact I saw Benny behind the counter just yesterday. Since then it has evolved into a much more robust experience. The food is great, tons of home made Middle Eastern salads to choose from as side dishes or as a main course.
The signature dish is still the chicken Shawarma served either in a Lafa pita (large rolled pita) or on a plate with fries and Middle Eastern salads. There are also many other grilled meats to choose from or if you are a vegetarian the falafel plates are great.
The restaurant now also includes a sushi counter (sorry, no shrimp) and a Chinese wok menu. All in all a wide range of food to choose from.
As far as price is concerned be prepared to pay more that the average street Shawarma you might get at Amir. A Shawarma plate is $15.00 but it's huge and comes with fries and a separate plate of salads like hummus and baba ganoush. No one leaves this place hungry.
Highly recommended for a quick lunch or a family dinner. The atmosphere is typical to a counter served restaurant, no waiters or much fluff. Be aware that sometimes this place can get awfully crowded. Biteavon.

  • Visited November 2012
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English first
Quebec City, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
37 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“good food - high prices”
Reviewed August 8, 2012

The place is always busy so you know the food is cooked fresh very frequently. The mediteranean menu is great, best Shwarma in Mtl. The Chinese menu leaves a lot to be desired, all the items tasted the same and vere lacking in flavor.
Also great is that they are open really late on Saturday nights so you can grab a late night sandwich. Outside of new york, I don't know of kosher places open this late.

Prices are a bit high for what you order but portions are good.

  • Visited March 2012
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montreal
Level 5 Contributor
72 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Kosher good food”
Reviewed August 3, 2012

Lively place with good food on paper plates. Not fancy but very tasty cafeteria style meals. Try the schnitzel!

Visited October 2011
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San Antonio, texas
Level 6 Contributor
163 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Fun experience -- worth the trip”
Reviewed July 5, 2012

A little out of the way, but a fun experience -- if you can like good Kosher food. Middle Eastern, typical European and even a Chinese menu (which we didn't try). But the Kefta and Swarma (I probably butchered both of those names -- no pun intended) were great, and the portions huge. It was a bit of a circus ordering at the counter, but seeing our confusion, the head waiter asked us to take a seat and took our order, very patiently! We even met Benny on the way out.

  • Visited July 2012
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Montreal
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Wow i love it!!”
Reviewed July 25, 2010

Wow i love it!!

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