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
166 reviews since June 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelEnergetic
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (125)good for groups (118)kid-friendly (77)great for lunch (34)fit for foodies (29)hot spot (26)romantic (16)neighborhood gem (14)late-night find (10)vibrant bar scene (8)notable wine list (5)great for brunch (4)scenic view (1)Show More
  • 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.
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    • 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
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 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.
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    • 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...
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    • 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
    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
    • 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
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    • 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.
  • 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
    • Service
    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.