Benji's is a great place to go. It is just the right amount of quality place and not too fancy of a place. The portions are good (this is basque food, after all) and the taste of the food is better then most of the other basque restaurants in town. If you've never tried basque, try it out. The food is a mix of french/spanish food but is unique also to Bakersfield. Come with an appetite!
This place is great; we go there 3 times a year (since we are from Nevada), we have actually planned trips around Bakersfield just to eat there. Never a bad meal, and the staff know alot about the Basque culture.
I enjoy having lunch or dinner at Benjis. When you walk in the service is great. The owner actually goes out and visits with the customers. The food is awsome very flavorfull and unique. The bar area is a great place to sit and visit and watch some sports on the big screen t.v.
We enjoyed a great meal for lunch at Benji's French Basque Restaurant. Our total bill was under $25 for the two of us. Lots of parking. Easy on and easy off of Highway 99, just west on the Rosedale Highway. Not your typical chain restaurant food. Very enjoyable meal.