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“really good food” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Bennachin Restaurant

Bennachin Restaurant
Ranked #304 of 1,873 Restaurants in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $30
Cuisines: African
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: French Quarter
Memphis, Tennessee
Level Contributor
33 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“really good food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2013

im a vegan and this place was recommended to me. it is a small little restaurant located in a more quiet area of the french. it small with funky decor. we sat at the window and had lunch. we ordered lentil and veggie soup and it was great. i also recommend the blackeyed pea fritter on french bread...think it was an appetizer. i would go back just to eat the fritter thing..really different but tasty. laid back casual atmosphere

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank bonnie s
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
Gurnee, Illinois
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39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Good,healthy food,friendly service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2013

wanted a change from our 5day New Orleans "fried food fest" and drinkathon. found it here at this tiny colorful restaurant, staffed by the nicest folks. We ordered yasa chicken which was accompanied by cabbage,carrots and cous cous and bread roll. We really liked the red beans and coconut rice, black eyed pea fritters and the sauce. Very easy on the digestion and wallet.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank gigi n
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Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Well-spiced and inexpensive lunch prices”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2013

Years ago, I went with a friend for a multi course dinner and we brought our own wine. The food has always had strong flavors that go well with one another. The bread melts in your mouth, the chicken is cooked just right and the greens are a great texture. I made a point to return on a later trip that was more recent and had lunch instead which is much of the same food at a lower price. The portions may or may not be smaller as I don't recall. It is on my list of stops whenever I go back to New Orleans.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Jessica S
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Md USA
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46 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“like the food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2013

Small restaurant serving some african dishes. We were quickly seated by the hostess which was a plus. He was quite pleasant and efficient. Really like the lentil soup and a dish that was like a modified gumbo for people who do not eat shrimp and pork. It was reall good. Large portions were served that could easily serve 2 or 3 people. There was also a ginger tea that was served that I really liked

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank bliteful
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Shanghai, China
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20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“The Wandering Belly-hungers!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2013

Was walking around the French Quarter looking for somewhere truly unique off the beaten path of Burbon Street and came across Bennachin. I was a little weary at first because I have never eaten "African Cuisine" and was wondering what it was all about. Looking over the menu I was surprised to see that a lot of the food was similar to what you would find in the Caribbean (i probably should have guessed since most Caribbean nations are decedents of African nations). Like I said, similar, but they had special and exciting spices and different choice meat/veggie/starch combos. To top it off, the pricing was unbelievably inexpensive. If you want something new and exciting that is flavourful and a memorable treat, give this place a try!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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2 Thank ElenaorRigby
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