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“The Chinese set menu for two was very good - €13.75 per person - excellent value!”
Review of Asian Ben

Asian Ben
Ranked #126 of 400 Restaurants in Nerja
Cuisines: Asian
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed January 5, 2013

Asian Ben is very centrally located on the square just off the Balcón de Europa. There is outside seating with tables in a small sheltered terrace facing the square, and inside seating with more attractive tables and chairs.

They offer Japanese, Chinese and Thai food. We had been before and had not been over-impressed with the Thai dishes.

This time we chose the €27.50 Chinese set menu for two and the food was very good and for just €13.75 per person it was excellent value.

The set meal for 2 comprised of Chicken and Sweetcorn soup or Spring Rolls, followed by Crispy Duck with pancakes, plum sauce, cucumber and spring onion and then Beef in Oyster sauce (served sizzling hot), Sweet and Sour Chicken and egg fried rice. All were very good but the best part was the Duck - excellent quality, crispy and generously sized. The only small negative was that the Sweet and Sour Chicken was served with cocktail fruits from a tin. It would have been so much better with say just pinepple.

We had a bottle of El Coto Rioja Crianza red wine for €12.95. The service was good.

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Reviewed November 14, 2012

Managed to get a table here on a very busy night.Staff very pleasant and attentive with good service on which was a busy night for them.Good menu choice with both Chinese and Thai choices available.Food was attractively presented and well prepared with good size portions.Go on give it a go you will not be disappointed.

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2  Thank Gordon10
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Reviewed November 1, 2012 via mobile

Just had dinner at ben what a lovely little place the food was fantastic and the service was quick and pleasant very good value for money and good portions too I'm very glad I stopped off there would definitely recomend to anyone!!

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Thank Liammarsh6
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Reviewed October 13, 2012

We went to eat yesterday to ben oriental restaurant in the balcon d'europa, very nice the thai food with the typical green curry! If you like to try ben in nerja you can have three cuisine in one!

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Thank joseph S
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Reviewed August 3, 2012 via mobile

In high season it seems that restaurants in Nerja want you seated as early as possible and are reluctant to let you sit down after 10:15 - 10:30. It was quiet strange because I thought I was on holiday and could eat after having a few drinks with friends, but it's not so in Nerja. Anyway after not being allowed in a few places the Asia Ben welcomed us with open arms and quickly began to serve us our drinks closely followed by an array of Thai and Chinese food all to a superb standard at good prices. I thought it was great and they helped us out no end in this culinary delight of a town as long as you eat when your told.

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Thank BonesyKent
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