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Ben-Ben Restaurant

#553 of 2,243 Restaurants in Ottawa}
££ - £££Chinese, Asian
697 Somerset St W, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
+1 613-238-5022
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good39%
  • Average15%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible2%
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“noodle dish” (3 reviews)
“shredded pork” (2 reviews)
“general tao” (2 reviews)
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Chinese, Asian
££ - £££
697 Somerset St W, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It has been a couple of years since we were last at Ben Ben. We were pleased to see that it still has great food. Our Scallops with Snow Peas, Kung Po (hot, spicy), Sizzling Ginger Beef, Buddha's Delight, Shanghai Dumplings and Steamed Rice filled...More

Thank Bob2U2
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I was walking to a fantastic butcher when I stumbled upon the chinatown arch, so I headed that way. This was the first restaurant I came to. Am I ever glad I stopped in. I just had a lunch special, but it was fantastic. The...More

Thank Tommyrotten
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

Kids love pan fried noodles and the ones they have here were no exception. Also try there soft shell crab and spicy beef dishes. Parking almost right beside the restaurant

Thank H5590TQmichaeln
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

Very good authentic Chinese food, friendly service right in Ottawa's Chinatown! Noodle dishes were very good except for the Shrimp Chow Mein which was okay, the sauce was a little on the bland side! Crispy chicken was good!

Thank David C
Reviewed 22 April 2017

15 tables with red cloths Quick service and tasty food impressed (though the waitress/owner tried to add another dish to our order). General Tao's Chicken was spicy and flavorful with a delicious sauce, which was similar to the sauce on the Szechuan stir fried veges,...More

Thank Peter L
Reviewed 5 April 2017

Went here with family and the food was pretty good. We had a few dishes and over all the food was good. The wonton soup was ok but I have had much better elsewhere. The star of the meal was the lemon chicken which was...More

Thank TravelGuru365
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Dropped in for a late meal with my son. We were greeted by Linda (Chinese name: Feng). She was so personable and helpful! We honestly didn't know any of the dishes on the "Specials" menu and Linda was fantastic in pairing our choice down to...More

1  Thank rennickr
Reviewed 8 February 2017

I went in before dinner service so there was no one in the restaurant except me and 1 server. She was very informative, offered me both types of menus to look at (eat in menu has bigger font so easier to read) and the specials....More

1  Thank Gladiolus225
Reviewed 7 January 2017

This is a small restaurant in Chinatown that has authentic Chinese food that is reasonably good. Their downfall is the service. It is slow, inattentive and just plain bad. We ordered three main courses. It's usual to start eating as the courses are served, but...More

2  Thank Tony G
Reviewed 21 October 2016

We've been to Ben Ben many times over the years but we usually order same dishes every time. Aside from those specific dishes, we have not been particularly successful with our choices. But this limiting factor has not detracted from our experience. Ben Ben was...More

1  Thank J S
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 697 Somerset St W, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: +1 613-238-5022
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