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Bennachin Restaurant

1212 Royal St, Frnt, New Orleans, LA 70116-2555
+1 504-522-6746
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good36%
  • Average8%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“black eyed peas” (17 reviews)
“coconut rice” (16 reviews)
“fritters” (15 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 am - 9:00 pmAll hours
African, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1212 Royal St, Frnt, New Orleans, LA 70116-2555
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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
Reviewed 17 October 2017

Never tried African before. Very good service and food was good. Not sure if I will try again but enjoyed the experience when we went.

Thank TBailey71
Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

I was rather disappointed with the food at this restaurant considering the fact that it had good ratings on here! If you are west African please don’t bother it tastes nothing like home! I’m legit obsessed with Fufu and my fufu was horrible and stew/soup...More

1  Thank Amachalker
Reviewed 10 August 2017

i one time went in and order the corn fritters with tomato stew and when it came out i was bummed because it looked like a poboy, but then one bite and i was in love.....i recommend this restaurant to people nearly everyday

Thank Buzz N
Reviewed 27 June 2017 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 26 June 2017

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
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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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