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Benji's French Basque Restaurant

4001 Rosedale Hwy, 4001 Rosedale Hwy, 93308-6130, Bakersfield, California, Bakersfield, CA 93308-6130
+1 661-328-0400
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good30%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“rack of lamb” (12 reviews)
“tongue” (25 reviews)
“french fries” (21 reviews)
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4001 Rosedale Hwy, 4001 Rosedale Hwy, 93308-6130, Bakersfield, California, Bakersfield, CA 93308-6130
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Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

I’m never been a really big fan of Basque food but Benji’s was a pleasant surprise. The service was very good and the food came out promptly. The corking fee was average at $15 a bottle. The food was as good as Basque food gets....More

Thank jhemp1
Reviewed 13 May 2018

Over priced, under whelmed! Expected a French ambiance and experience and received neither. The wait staff was friendly, courteous and put forth the extra effort to educate us on the restaurants history.

Thank HDTravlr
Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

What an experience! Lots of food. Very fresh. Very Basque. Worth the trip. Come hungry. There are lots of side dishes and don't forget the soufflé for dessert!

Thank Chen245
Reviewed 2 April 2018

My wife and I never miss an opportunity to visit "Benji's". We love the food! The so-called "setup" is wonderful: soup, salad, heavenly beans, French fries, pickled tongue etc. - everything very tasty. Be careful, you may well be full already when your main dish...More

Thank Buddy-Bear
Reviewed 23 January 2018

Our friend wanted to try Basque food so we took him to Benji's. We had taken him to Woolgrower"s on a previous visit and he was unimpressed. He loved Benji's.

Thank David F
Reviewed 21 December 2017

My wife and I ate here with another couple. Even though it was busy, the server stayed on top of things. Everything was tasty and sufficiently garlicky. A good meal.

Thank FairwayFound
Reviewed 23 November 2017

My husband and I are small eaters, so the setup (everything except an entree) would have been sufficient for us. My favorite was the pickled tongue.

Thank Carol M
Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

My wife and I were visiting a sick friend in Bakersfield and asked him if there was a good place for dinner. He suggested Benji’s. Basque food was new to us, but we were pleasantly surprised. Everything was served family style. Soup,salad,tongue?,salsa,pinto beans and an...More

Thank David C
Reviewed 16 October 2017

Our first trip to Bakersfield and wanted to try Basque food. Benji's was super. We had rack of lamb, it came with salad potatoes, beans and soup. The hot sauce was used on all! Everything was very tasty and plentiful. Servers was friendly and very...More

Thank Karen B
Reviewed 25 September 2017

I was the recipient of an email thread a few months back raving about this place. So I had put it on my list of places to eat when we were in town (we live 60 miles away so it's not like we would just...More

Thank joemontana16
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Terry E
23 August 2017|
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Response from travelnfoody | Reviewed this property |
Definitely advisable to call for reservations for a small or large group.
1 May 2017|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4001 Rosedale Hwy, 4001 Rosedale Hwy, 93308-6130, Bakersfield, California, Bakersfield, CA 93308-6130
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Bakersfield
  • Phone Number: +1 661-328-0400
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