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Bennachin Restaurant

1212 Royal St, Frnt, New Orleans, LA 70116-2555
+1 504-522-6746
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good35%
  • Average8%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“coconut rice” (17 reviews)
“fritters” (15 reviews)
“black eyed peas” (12 reviews)
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African, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1212 Royal St, Frnt, New Orleans, LA 70116-2555
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Fish, rice and veggies were tasty. A nice plate for French Quarter Fest. So much food to choose from, but I had to give this a try.

Thank harmsenom
Reviewed 27 April 2018 via mobile

My family used to live in New Orleans 20 years ago. This restaurant used to be their favorite. Well not anymore. The food was not seasoned and it was a basic meal that you can probably cook better in your own kitchen. The chicken on...More

Thank Danielle B
Reviewed 17 April 2018 via mobile

Oh My. This was the worst meal we had in NOLA. Not only was the service bad, but the food was bland. Tilapia not seasoned, coconut rice was awful, spinach and mixed veggies were frozen (tasted like freezer burn). Too many good places near our...More

Thank spiderelliot
Reviewed 5 April 2018

Bennachin was recommend to my wife and me by a Gallery hostess. I was excited to try something different. We arrived for a very late lunch. it was 3:30, so we were the only customers. The server made some suggestions and we selected the Black...More

Thank JohnnyK
Reviewed 29 March 2018

My husband and I were very excited to to try this spot but then we read conflicting reviews. However, we decided to give it a try anyway since our previous experiences with different african food restaurants have been extremely savory. Unfortunately, not this one. Although...More

Thank grunionster
Reviewed 17 January 2018

At 3 PM on January 18, 2018 we reserved a table for 6 at 7 PM. They took our phone number. When we arrived, the place was inexplicably closed. Boo!!!!

Thank Ron K
Reviewed 11 January 2018

We found this small restaurant several years ago and were very impressed. We finally made it back this year and I am happy to say it is still a delight. Our waitress was friendly and efficient, and since it was not busy (terrible weather) she...More

Thank Steven C
Reviewed 20 December 2017 via mobile

Incredible flavours. We had the spinach and plaintains which were both insanely tasty. Highly recommended and vegetarian friendly.

1  Thank Lucy L
Reviewed 15 December 2017 via mobile

We visited the restaurant as part of a culinary tour and fell in love with the West African cuisine. Completely new to us. In addition to the great food, the staff happily answered all my many questions about the origins of dishes and how they...More

Thank LJEMaryland
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

We stopped at this small Restagno as part of the Confederacy Bike Food Tour. Super friendly service. We had fried plantain and black eyed pie fritters with a ginger tomato sauce. The sauce was sensational. Plantain was good, fritters were bland. Sautéed spinach and garlic...More

Thank tina r
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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
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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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