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Bennachin Restaurant

1212 Royal St, Frnt, New Orleans, LA 70116-2555
+1 504-522-6746
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good36%
  • Average8%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“coconut rice” (16 reviews)
“plantains” (16 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00All hours
African, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1212 Royal St, Frnt, New Orleans, LA 70116-2555
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I stopped in here after running through the rain to find a good, warming lunch. Bennachin did NOT disappoint. The restaurant is run by a mother and her daughter (from what I could tell). They had a new waitress on staff who was incredibly energetic...More

Thank Samantha R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited this unassuming little place on our first day in New Orleans, as it had been recommended to us as vegetarians. The food is incredible - so simple, full of flavour and wholesome. The place is basic but comfortable and friendly, and it offers...More

1  Thank loladelorean
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

The waitress must have had a very off day today, which was a pity because this was our first major meal in New Orleans and we had heard only good things about the restaurant. The traditional drinks were good. The waitress did not actually explain...More

Thank Thinesh R
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Stopped in here during the last Mardi Gras week, quiet, comfortable, and great food. First impression I was not sure what to expect, a few locals in there and the hostess didn't say much other than grab a seat anywhere. Menu was loaded with a...More

Thank ktharg
Reviewed 4 May 2017

... but one member of our group saw it and insisted we grab dinner there. It was wonderful! I had the fish pies and one of the desserts with couscous and coconut milk.

Thank LibrariNerd
Reviewed 11 April 2017

I have enjoyed it since the first time I came many years ago, when they were not in the French Quarter. The chicken soup will always bring me back, each time I visit NOLA. I feel like I am home when I go to Bennichin....More

Thank Lynda P
Reviewed 29 March 2017

This restaurant was the first stop on the culinary cycle tour with Confederacy of Cruisers. It was meant to introduce us to the west african flavours which forms the basis of so many of the New Orleans food. We tried the fried plantains which come...More

Thank Tuesdaychild
Reviewed 27 March 2017

It was quite along walk from our hotel to the restaurant but it was worth it. As vegetarians, it was comforting to find good fare in a city that is known for seafood and po' boys. The yams, squash, beans ,rice,, all prepared in interesting...More

Thank Beverly D
Reviewed 18 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...More

Thank Judy R
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.

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17 February 2015|
Response from TravelinGal920 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, It is about 6 blocks from the Best Western. About a 10 minute walk. Hope you enjoy NOLA as much as I do!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
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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