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Bennachin Restaurant Review: You can find almost any ethnic cuisine in New Orleans, but Bennachin is singular in its focus on traditional African cooking. But things move slowly here, and the offerings are not consistent. The restaurant capitalizes on the similarities between West African cuisine and New Orleans-style cooking, so you'll find hearty beef main courses, stewed lamb with broccoli, and straightforward grilled fish. Those who appreciate typical one-pot New Orleans dishes such as red beans and rice or jambalaya will immediately respond to Bennachin’s standard fare. Spicy kidney bean soup, black-eyed pea fritters and beef stews are sure bets. The two lone desserts both involve a sauce of yogurt and fruit. No alcohol is offered, but patrons may bring their own without being charged corkage. The atmosphere is colorful and African inspired.