Benihana - Concord
Benihana - Concord

Benihana - Concord

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.benihana.com/locations/concord-ca-co
  • Phone: 9258274220
  • 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 - 9:30 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

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
174 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.4
    Service4
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelEnergetic
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (134)good for groups (126)kid-friendly (81)great for lunch (38)hot spot (30)fit for foodies (27)romantic (17)neighborhood gem (13)late-night find (9)vibrant bar scene (8)great for brunch (8)notable wine list (5)scenic view (2)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Memorable 60th Birthday Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    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
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    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
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    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
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    • Ambiance
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    • 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
    Food
    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.
    Ducky
    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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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.
  • Great night out
    Foodie
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Celebrated my birthday by having dinner at Benihana. It was relaxing and fun! The service was great and the chef did a wonderful job. The food was cooked perfectly and it was entertaining to watch the chef.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • a little disappointed..
    luvfatboys
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    I love benihana and the experience of being there watching the chefs, but this last visit we were all a bit disappointed when the chef didnt make any objects with the food (rice or eggs). That is one of our favorite parts of the experience. Other than that it was still great.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • regrag
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    well satisfied for the service and honoring the reservation time.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • My favorite Place
    GirlieD
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    I love this place. Great food, service, and location. Every year I spend my birthdays here and I'm never disappointed. Thank you Benihana for making memories for my future:)
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great variety
    Bmurph
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    From red meat, seafood and poultry a great selection.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • LOUD
    pengu
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Very crowded, kept getting bumped into by wait persons and cooks trying to get by tables with food and carts. It is also very LOUD. Food was good (they put butter on everything so how can it not be?). Had only a party of two so sat at table with another group - we were finished before them but had to wait a bit for to go containers and dessert - asked for check though and luckily got it so we didn't have to wait for them before we could leave. Were charged extra for fried rice (3.75 ea) v white rice -and the extra cost was not mentioned to us. It might say something about the extra fee in the menu somewhere, but who's looking for that??
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always entertaining
    CookFree
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    This place is always fun. The food is good and depending in the chef it can be fantastic!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    We were seated right away, the table was nice, our chief was Great and very talented. The Food was perfect and service was great. Yes I will return.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed Frequent visitor
    Foodieatheart
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    I love benihanas and I go atleast 2-3 times a month but this time around I didn't like my waitress at all. She was rushing us. We had literally jus gotten are food prepared when she appeard and asked us if we wanted boxes. Of course we weren't! We went there to eat so of course we wanted to eat there! I ordered sushi and it didn't come till my entree was ready & while we were jus getting started she also asked us who wanted tea. When we were ready to go it took well over 5 minutes to get our picture and she didn't even put it in the frame. Our chef was amazing but our waitress made our experience not very plesent this time around.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Usually Good
    Easy
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    I eat here several times a year, but was disappointed with the food and service on this occasion. The food was a bit salty and our server disappeared at long lengths. Usually the food and service are great. I will return to this restaurant and look forward to my next visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Celebration
    Labguy
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Benihana has become a tradition for us over the past 40 years. Any celebration (birthday, anniversary) - first consideration is Benihana. The food is well prepared, artfully presented, moderately priced and always enjoyed. Noise levels are always a problem, but have become part of the expectation. We have tried multiple locations (Seattle, Honolulu, Houston, multiple SF area) and have had the same experience.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Pretty good
    Blove
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    My experience was pretty average. Didn't like the spicy tuna roll all that much. The other downside was I had made reservations for 5pm and didn't get seated at my table until 15 minutes later which was inconvenient as I had somewhere to be that evening and I was hoping the reservation would save me some time but that didn't quite work out too well.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for birthday celebrations!
    Karen
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Took my son here for his 15th birthday with family. Awsome show! Kids & adults loved it! We will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday celebration
    funtimes
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Very busy and running late on reservations . The food is good but very rushed . Overall the kids had fun but not a relaxing environment by far .
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Entertainment and Great food.
    TuckrD
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Tucked away in the Willows Shopping Center, not a publicized place, but for sure worth visiting once in your life. If you enjoy seeing food prepared, this is a great experience. Make sure to make reservations (through OpenTable preferred) to enjoy the experience. If you just want to eat the food without the experience, you can walk in for a general table. Mid 20's- high 30's for a meal. Make sure to sign up for their club and get a $30 printable gift certificate towards your birthday month. Taking a group is a great idea. The tables with the open cooking surface has 8 seats.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun evening
    Nuca
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Our chef was alot of fun, our entire group of 8 thoroughly enjoyed our dinner and evening.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never get tired of coming here
    Mulan707
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Food was great as always..Love how there is always a special!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bad customer service
    Mary
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    The waitress was very rude and was angry the whole time
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Food
    PepperVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    The server was very good and our chef was great. The food was fabulous. We just love going there for lunch. We go often.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food
    CitySlicker
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    The food was really good and we had a good chef. For a Monday night it was PACKED. Our 7:15 reservation didn't get us into our seats until 7:35, which just makes the whole night longer.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    I will recommend to friends who haven't been in this wonderful restaurant and make sure that relatives and friends visiting from abroad are brought here
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Always amazing food, every time we go! The waitress was very attentive, and the chef was outstanding!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Thursday night chaos at Benihana
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    We had 7:00 pm reservations. Unfortunately, this past experience was the worst dining disaster I have ever encountered. We were stuck waiting in a hot, humid, LOUD & over crowded lobby for over 30 minutes. My birthday dinner was ruined. By the time we were finally seated at 7:30, I was nauseous and miserable. We were both so uncomfortable, we decided it wasn't worth the misery, so we just got up and left....
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great place
    dancrboy
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    We always enjoy eating at Benihana's. The food is always excellent and our reservations were on time and great. We will dine again and make reservations through Open Table. This is a great service.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor management and bad waiters!!
    LuvBenihana
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Seated promptly. Once chef was done waited on waitress for over 20 minutes to get the bill. Then another 10-15 mins for my card. Went to the front to complain and the manager who I think her name is Melissa told me maybe yout waitress got busy at anither table. Wth??!!! Maybe the manager needs help with staffing. I came all the way from Stockton!! The manager then proceeded to finish her call and ignored my husband and I. I was so upset!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Birthday Dinner`
    Wayne
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We have had numerous Birthday dinners here and they do a great job complete with a birthday dessert and picture of the group. Dinner is pricey but always good. The dining experience varies depending upon the chef which cooks at your table. Some are better showman than others but the food has been consistently good. We have included grandkids as young as 4 years old and they do well because of the relatively noisy ambience and the continual entertainment of the chef cooking.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • BryanVIP
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Our kids love to go to Benihana's and this time let us down. It was my sons 12th birthday, my wife called ahead to ask if they could accommodate her dietary needs which the manager had indicated they could when we got there the waitress refused to split anything up just wanted to make her buy what was on the menu, I walked to the front and got a manager she was very helpful but by this point we were all stressed out and the night ruined, to top it off the chef couldn't do the routine with the knifes kept dropping everything, the chicken fried rice was over done, and his routine was a joke he was clearly embarrassed and uncomfortable. I think we are going to have to fine a new place to go for family special events as this was not acceptable
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a fun time.
    spedkid
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    We have made going to Benihana for our birthdays. When you join their club you even get a great coupon to use towards the birthday person's special day. Either way its a good time. The kids are entertained and so are the adults.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Terrible service!
    Kllytwo
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Went to this restaurant to celebrate my daughters 14th birthday with 3 of her friends. They server did not seem pleased to wait on us and acted annoyed. They rushed us through dinner to get us out. The chef did not interact with the girls like I had expected them to. No volcano. No throwing shrimp prices into the girls mouths. Nothing! So disappointing! When I asked the chef to try getting shrimp into the girls mouths, he just smiled and did nothing as if he didn't understand what I was asking?!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet