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Bentara - CLOSED

76 Orange St, New Haven, CT 06510-3151
+1 203-562-2511
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good44%
  • Average13%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible4%
7 Jul 2015
“Sad to see it go.”
3 Jun 2015
“Malaysian marvel”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Asian, Malaysian
$$ - $$$
76 Orange St, New Haven, CT 06510-3151
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Reviewed 7 July 2015

This WAS my favorite restaurant in New Haven. The food was great, the staff friendly. But unfortunately it closed it's doors for good on July 4, 2015.

Thank da0802
Reviewed 4 June 2015

Not many cities will serve you Malaysian cuisine but this would be worth a try. For those with a liking for hot and spicy the menu does not disappoint. Kerutuk beef is actually mild, but the Tom Yum bowl is quite generous and one of...More

Thank Michael V
Reviewed 13 April 2015

Four days before the "big day" a reservation was made for 20 people. We were attending earlier a Flamenco show a couple of blocks away from the restaurant. The reservation was confirmed. On Saturday April 11th, 2015, Bill-the manager- called my cell phone to re-confirm....More

1  Thank Rodolfo L
Reviewed 20 February 2015

After not having some great Asian fare for quite a long time, I thought I could satisfy my cravings by making the 1.5 hour drive to New Haven and trying out Bentara. I arrived just after the doors were opened and the staff were still...More

Thank Daziz_91
Reviewed 6 January 2015

I have heard good news about this restaurant and after reading the reviews decided to give it a try. I really want to try nasi lemak which I tried years ago. The staff was really attentive and eager to help us explain the menu, so...More

Thank Ben P
Reviewed 23 September 2014

Coming from Australia I am familiar with Malaysian dishes, or so I thought. Different regions produce different takes on all dishes and I was trying things that I was familiar with in an unfamiliar way. The meal was excellent and copious, meaning I took a...More

Thank ThePackedBag
Reviewed 2 August 2014

My family, friends and myself have been going to Bentara for some number of years. It used to be a very desirable exotic destination (Malaysian food!), couldn't wait until our next visit. Now, not so much. Menu definitely needs an update from the column, A,...More

1  Thank DB-Orange
Reviewed 8 July 2014

Been here several times over the years and went to go there last night and it was closed and appeared to be empty inside. Food and service was awesome, curried mussels were amazing and they had old speckled hen beer on draft, what more could...More

Thank Kim H
Reviewed 20 June 2014

I had eaten at Bentara before and remember it being much more interesting, and better, than it was this visit. The restaurant is lovely, with interesting art, lots of space, and lots of windows for people watching. It's airy and light and peaceful. Only about...More

Thank fenwayman
Reviewed 13 June 2014 via mobile

I've been to Bentara a dozen times or so over the last few years. First lunch here with friends, I was hooked. The food was amazing. The next several visits were just as good. Fast forward to now, and disappointment abounds. The ingredient quality has...More

Thank Amy B
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$25 - US$25
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 76 Orange St, New Haven, CT 06510-3151
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  New Haven
  • Phone Number: +1 203-562-2511
  • E-mail
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