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Bennachin Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
French Quarter
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1212 Royal St, Frnt, New Orleans, LA 70116-2555
+1 504-522-6746
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
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41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

I love African food. I wanted an alternative to traditional Cajun food so we decided to try this place. The service was slow and disorganized, the kitchen on the dirty side, and the food was terrible. I ordered a dish that included a spinach mix with beef. The spinach was warmed up frozen spinach, salty, with no real flavor. The... More 

Thank Judy R
Los Angeles, California
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

It took an hour to get our meal. In that time nothing was brought to the table; not even water. There was no taste of coconut in the coconut rice. Food is good and the waitress was polite. Its not worth the wait.

Thank Ria20142014
Vancouver, Canada
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69 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017

In a town like New Orleans, there are a tonne of options for food and I was expecting the moon. There were a great many places that were really good, but Bennachin surpassed my expectations for delicious West African fare. The spinach was perfect. I would highly recommend going here.

Thank Jayatche
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Great food in a cozy small restaurant. Very reasonable price and delicious and fresh food Highly recommend

Thank john p
Scarsdale, New York
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

I hate writing bad reviews, especially if there's no ill will on the part of the restaurant or hotel. But this was a really bad meal. The ambience is fine--casual, relaxed. But we had to practically beg for water, and a corkscrew (it's byob--also fine, but let us at least open the wine we brought) and when the server finally... More 

Thank dha205
Helsinki, Finland
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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

Went to Bennachin on two consecutive evenings. Both times the food was slightly over-salted. Enjoyed it still, though. The service is excellent and the environment is cosy. I'd be more than happy to give this restaurant third shot during our stay in Nola - and fifth star. If only I would get one portion of total perfection! BUT - Don't... More 

Thank tautio
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62 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

We were told about this place by a local. It's small and friendly. The food is plentiful and excellent. Service was great. We will come back next visit.

Thank Peter H
New York
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81 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

Wonderful little restaurant with great, cheap food (and big portions) if you need a break from the 'traditional' New Orlean's fare. Veg-friendly.

Thank 54austin
Grass Valley, California
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131 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

This is a small place with an African cuisine and a BYOB policy. Our server was a delight! The fried plantain with a spicy tomato sauce was perfect. I couldn't get enough of the pounded cassava, though some might find it bland. The talapia jambalaya was very good as was the braised chicken. We all loved the coconut rice, though... More 

Thank OnTheRoadAgain2240
New York City, New York
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28 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

Loved the place - great experience of home cooked African food - perfect place for vegetarians and pescatatians alike - we visited twice during our 3 day trip and enjoyed every thing we ordered

Thank Jatin S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
African, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1212 Royal St, Frnt, New Orleans, LA 70116-2555
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > French Quarter
  • Neighbourhood: French Quarter
  • Phone Number: +1 504-522-6746

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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