Benihana - Concord
Benihana - Concord

Benihana - Concord

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.benihana.com/locations/concord-ca-co
  • Phone: (925) 827-4220
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30 am - 3:00 pm, Saturday - Sunday: 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm, Friday - Saturday: 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm, Sunday: 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Sushi, Japanese
  • Executive Chef: Toshiya Nemoto
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Contact: Ask for Manager x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Diamond Blvd
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Benihana - Concord
Welcome to Benihana and a dining experience unlike any other! If you’ve never been to Benihana before, let us tell you what you can expect: Our guests are seated at communal tables in groups of eight to ten, where your personal chef will perform the ancient art of Teppanyaki. Watch as we slice and dice, preparing a meal that will dazzle your eyes as well taste buds, whether you choose mouth-watering steak, tender chicken or succulent seafood.



Or you can visit our sushi lounge where a talented sushi chef will prepare the freshest sashimi, maki and signature sushi rolls with the same flair that made Benihana a legend in Japanese cuisine. Smaller tables and more intimate seating is available in the lounge or bar on a first-come, first-served basis, whether you’re looking to enjoy one of our delicious Benihana Teppanyaki entrées or our amazing selection of sushi!
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
Benihana - Concord reviews from OpenTable diners
160 reviews since July 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelEnergetic
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (112)special occasion (112)kid-friendly (74)great for lunch (37)fit for foodies (37)hot spot (20)romantic (16)neighborhood gem (15)late-night find (8)vibrant bar scene (7)great for brunch (6)notable wine list (6)scenic view (2)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Entertaining Chef
    No1Tazfan
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Front desk girl was snooty & a little rude but after that the service we received was amazing. the food was perfect, the chef was so entertaining. Our group had in it 1 person who had never been to Benehana's before as well as several people that had only been there once or twice. It was a great memory for all of us.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic
    Happyguest
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    I took my boyfriend here for his fortieth birthday the other day. He'd never been to benihana before and I loved it because of the dinner and a show aspect. I signed him up for the birthday club and got the coupon -making the whole evening super affordable for a recent grad student. The service was awesome, the food was cooked perfectly, and they were super accommodating about seating requests and food allergies.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fab as always!!!
    BigFoodie
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    The food and service were great as always. It's our family favourite and we come as often as possible.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time, great time for my kids
    Famout2dinner
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    My 4 and 2 year olds loved the chef and his show of cooking, everyone at our table really enjoyed the food too. Will definitely make it a regular family destination.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Dinner
    TonysReviews
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    I wanted to come here for my birthday dinner and was not disappointed. We were seated close to our reservation time. The service was timely and accurate. The food was very good. I had lobster and filet mignon. Both were tasty and presentation was great. I have been here several times and knew what to expect. The chef cooks everyone's meal at the table, so he puts on a small show while he cooks (spinning his salt shaker, tossing egg into air and catching in his apron pocket, tossing shrimp onto the top of his tall chef's hat...). I think we were in the birthday room because there were a lot of birthday songs being sung which led to a lively atmosphere. We had a great time!! Try the green tea ice cream with a little cold sake!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable evening
    Gabe
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    It was a birthday celebration and very enjoyable, conversation was difficult because of the noise level, but otherwise worth it. The birthday certificate was incentive to come back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Benihana Disappointment
    DDBranch
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    For the last 8 years our family has been going to Benihana's to celebrate special occasions. Unfortunately, this is the first time that we were disappointed. I am not sure if the Chef was new or pre-occupied but the food wasn't cooked as well as on previous visits. Also, the interaction wasn't the same either. Not sure what happened on this visit and the visit was memorable but for the wrong reasons.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Birthday happening spot
    tinker
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    We were among many people there celebrating birthdays. We only go for special occasions but they always make it special for us so we keep coming back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Entertaining
    MikeBVIP
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    Always fun to watch the chef - especially great tonight with a lot of technique I hadn't seen before!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place to take the kids!
    MamaBear
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    We had a great time at Benihana's for my husband's birthday! The kids were in total awe of our personal chef and performer. My kids loved the show, the food, and the picture we got to commemorate the night.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Restaurant is awesome!!!
    benihana
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    The food was great, but the wait time was 30 minutes after our reservation time. I was not the only party that they didn't meet their reservation time. Other than that the food was awesome. The cook was superb and we had a great time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fun Times
    Blessthefood2
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    I came for my son's 21st bday with family and had a good time. The service and show was great and the food was delicious! The noise level was loud but I like that because it makes the atmosphere seem like a party. I am definitely going back for more!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Meh
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    Only reason I went to Benihana's was for my boyfriends birthday. He seems to really love the place. I, however, am not a fan. Everything tastes the same - from the fried rice to the veggies to the seafood to the steaks. Overly priced for mediocre food (in my opinion). The show is cool, I guess.. but I won't be returning.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lovely for a date
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    The service is never bad I've always had a good experience here. My man loved it for his birthday
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pamela
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Although their food isn't spectacular, it is very good. We go for the cooking theatrics more than for the food. I was very impressed by the care they took when preparing the food because we had one guest at our table who is allergic to seafood.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good show
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Been here many times and is only for the show. It is different from any other restaurant and that is why is always packed. This is the only restaurant I visit not motivated by the food. Make sure you have reservations.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Grandma's Birrhday Dinner
    LouLou55
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    My family came to Benihana's to celebrate my mothers birthday. Our amazing waitress was Nida. She was personable, professional and very attentive. We enjoyed having her at our table. Our chef was Ernesto. He was very talented with the utensils and cooked and served us a most delicious meal. Overall our dining experience was fun, relaxing and delicious. Thank you so much Nida and Ernesto. If you have never eaten here, come and enjoy the experience. It's worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • upgrade
    mayback66
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    I went out to eat. By my surprise benihana in concord had a new look loved it. food and service is always superb
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Slow service, too much butter
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    We had reservations and were seated 15 minutes late. Our waitress forgot a few things (someone ordered fried brown rice that she forgot, she forgot a side of steamed rice, she forgot a drink someone ordered). Barry, our chef, was decent at the typical 'show', but didn't smile and was very slow. A table that got sat about 10 minutes before us was out of there about 20 minutes earlier. We've been to Benihana before, so we know it's not a quick meal, but we were disappointed this time. They put chairs in the dining room where we sat for people to wait for a table. It was annoying to hear their chatter during our dinner. Weather was good so waiting outside should be OK.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Just ok
    Review
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    After being seated, we waited over 20 minutes for the "cook"to even arrive at our table. The the waitress assigned to our table brought our drinks and then we did not see her again until we were almost finished with our meal. I asked a waitress that was walking by if I could order more rice and she told me that she was not my waitress and that i would have to find my waitress. There were too many people on our table. I had room for my plate and a drink and not much else. Lack of customer service. We felt like we were being rushed so they can get the next group on and do on.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Benihana Hey
    Bugs
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    It was a pleasant evening. because we had a reservation, service was prompt and they accommodated us very well. They sang to us for our birthdays and my little one loved the preparation entertainment.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • doug73
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    We had to wait 25 minutes past our reservation time for a table. The restaurant is so noisy that you cannot hold a conversation with your tablemates. I am not sure I will ever go back.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Birthday Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Came here for birthday. Great food, lots of fun, good service. Be sure to make reservations!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My birthday!
    Myyybirthday
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Enjoyed celebrating my birthday at Benihana with family and friends!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bad Birthday Celebration Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    The certificates that are sent out for birthdays should be modified because they cause confusion. Water is usually one of the first things to come and ours came at the end of our meal when it was requested in the beginning. Two of the cocktails that we ordered sat so long that they were watered down by the ice. The server didn't include my order (luckily the Chef confirms before beginning). Everyone received their soup except for me. Each time that the server left our table, she took forever to return and would forget what she was supposed to bring. She brought my soup after the Chef was half way through his presentation. Our salads came right before our water. Chef Soto was the best part of our evening.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Benihana Concord Won't Disappoint
    DDBranch
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    Benihana's Concord location is a family celebration favorite. Just a phone call to ask if they'd like to join us always receives positive response. We enjoy the entertainment provided by our chef and the food has always been top notch. Please continue to provide this level of serve and our patronage will also continue.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • terrible service!
    positive
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    we had a reservetion but since they didnt have enough chefs so we had to wait for almost 30 minutes to be seated.. they sat on the table for another 30 mins until the chef arrived!! servers were fast but missed some requests.. the chef was great. Quality of materials used for the dishes was just okay and nothing special...
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Birthday blast
    Hungry
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    this is the place to be. it's a little noisy so it's hard to hear the person next to you talk. But if you're getting the whole table it's a blast
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • experience
    justok
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    The waitress seemed to act like we were taking too long to eat. Spilled the hot tea on the table while serving. The cook didn't introduce himself. Food was ok.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Memorable 60th Birthday Experience
    Ehop
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    They seated us right away. The service was great and food was delicious. Appreciated getting a picture for my husband's 60th Birthday. Surprising how busy on a Tuesday night this place gets around dinner time. Enjoyed watching the chef prepare all of the dinners.We will be back. Thank you.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    Mocha
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Benihana is always a treat. LOVE the chicken fried rice... extra garlic butter is a must.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Food but need for flexibility
    EatEatEat
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Food and Chef was Great. I would suggest... 1. A need for flexibility on seating arrangements or more clearly communicating the possibility of being seating with Strangers. 2. More flexibility in accepting Birthday coupons. As my experience was far from ease of use that I expected.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • BENIHANA CONCORD
    FOODIEFORGOOD
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Had a wonderful experienc. Service was excellent and the chef was great Miguel. Food was excellent.Loved the new design.Manger introduced himself very welcoming. I loved it and will return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food
    FoodVIP
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Great food as always! We had pretty good service and a table to ourselves-fun for a big birthday celebration!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a good show.
    DuckyVIP
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    The food was great as always. The chef did a few new things we really enjoyed (making the Golden Gate Bridge with egg). I would have liked to order some sushi rolls but after the lady took our initial drink order we didn't see her again til she brought us soup and salad. I would also have liked to order another beer before the end of the meal, but again, she was no where to be found. We will be back again despite the missing "waitress" as we love the food and the show!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food and a show
    Liza
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    This was a fun experience from the chiefs show to saki shots wow we had fun .Also the food was so good shrimp seasoned just right juicey lobster, tender steak ...our waitress was great made sure we had everything we needed ...Thank You Benihana
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overall good
    Lemongrab
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Had a 4:00 reservation. Delayed due to a car fire on bridge. Called to let staff know. More or less if we were more than 30 minutes late from reservation time we would loose spot & be put on priority seating. We understood that & had no problem. But, it would have been nice if Melissa, who told us about reservation policy, was perhaps a little more understanding in her tone when we told her of our dilemma. Again, we understood the reservation policy and had no issue with that. Perhaps phone call staff should be trained with a better etiquette when informing people of reservation policy and not be so curt about it. In the end we made it in time & only had to wait about 10 minutes to be seated.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great except for that fly...
    kRoseBVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Our waiter was sweet but a little slow with the service - we had to wait for water refills quite a bit and when we found a very dead fly in our pregnant friend's salad we had to literally flag someone down. The hostess didn't know what to do and left the food on the table to retrieve a few minutes later. We waited about 10 more minutes for what we assume was a manager to come back with a new salad, simply say "Sorry about that, your fried rice is on us". When a very dead anything comes out of the kitchen, the apology should be to the entire table for witnessing it and the person's meal should be comped. Makes me wonder about their QC practices in the kitchen. BUT our chef Ernesto was awesome! The food he cooked was great!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Going Down
    leelover34
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    I use to love this place. The service was not that great. The food was under seasoned. Asked for more, garlic butter on my food and cook rolled his eyes. Needless to say. I will not go back. Rather drive miles away to another location.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing service..but not $280 worth
    talenique85
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    It was a very special night except the hostess seemed like she could have been friendly. ..the show the chef put on a good show but it was annoyed that we had to waive down our server allllll the time. Anyways great place food was amazing just not worth 280!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.