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Benihana - Concord
Benihana - Concord

Benihana - Concord Details

  • 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 - 9:30 pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi
  • 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

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Diamond Blvd
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Benihana - Concord
Prepare for a dining experience unlike any other. Watch as your personal chef performs the ancient art of Teppanyaki. Listen as razor-sharp blades slice through tender steak and juicy chicken. Take in the aroma of sizzling shrimp, lobster and savory vegetables.

Or visit our sushi bar, where your sushi chef will prepare fresh nigiri, sashimi and specialty rolls, all with the same flair that made Benihana a legend in Japanese cuisine.
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Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "Always amazing food, every time we go! The waitress was very attentive, and the chef was outstanding!"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "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...."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "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!"
    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."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "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?!"
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Benihana is always a good bet for a birthday dinner. They're are consistently good. My only criticism is it appears they have begun to skimp on their appetizers. We ordered a tempura appetizer and it was considerably smaller than the appetizers we have gotten in the past."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "We had a server that was on her game and a chef that was excellent!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Even with reservations, we had a 1 hour wait Seems they would have better handle on time by now"
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "My wife and niece love this restaurant so I took my wife and she was very happy."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "Very friendly staff, great food - our chef was highly entertaining and answered all questions we asked and put on quite the show. Reservations were very easy to make and we were seated promptly. Drink orders and refills done quickly,we fwlt very pampered. A very enjoyable evening. Only drawback was seating very close, we felt cramped while eating."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Well, actually, not a bash. This is the 12th? birthday spent at Benihana. The food was excellent, the service courteous, and the on-site chef was very good and well trained. Our expectations were properly met and a good time was had by all."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Over the years Benihana's has changed. We go every year for family birthdays. Cost has gone up, portions are smaller but the flavor is still there. The chef's are not as good as they used to be as far as wielding the knives etc. It's usually very hot inside-they need to turn up the air conditioning!!!!"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "The chef was top notch. The server was sort of sour faced and never smiled. However, he was efficient, prompt and responsive...Just no smile. Kids thought that he was mad about something..."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Celebrated by daughter's birthday. The place was packed for a Thursday night. Server(s) were very rushed but tried very hard to give us attention. The chef is one of the best entertainer we've had in this location. Steaks were cooked to perfection except our lobster tails and scallops were way over cooked. Our table was right in front of the kitchen and twice other servers broken drinking glasses and a "trayful" of glasses around our table. The glasses shuttered and went under our feet, a very unpleasant experience."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "The food and service was amazing at this location even though it was quite smaller than the SF location. The waitress was very respectful and catered to the needs of her party. When the Chef, Soto, arrived, he began speaking in Spanish. At our table, some of the party did understand the Spanish language but there were a couple who did not understand what he was saying. One of the customers even said "huh" when Soto spoke Spanish but Soto continued to speaking Spanish regardless. When providing portions to individuals, he would give more portions to those who spoke Spanish rather than be equal to the entire table. The food was great however I found it very disrespectful that Soto spoke Spanish when the whole table spoke English."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "I ordered the Hibachi Mango Salmon and the salmon came out very dry, the mango salsa had little taste, the sweet potato was under cooked. I wanted to try something different but I should have stuck to what I usually order. I guess I won't be ordering this entree in the future."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "I went to Benihana with my family to celebrate my birthday. I am part of the email club so I got a 30$ off one meal coupon. I went on a Sunday and apparently it only works Mon-Thurs. I was so disappointed because it was my only day off work for the entire month. But the manager was so nice and understand she comped 30$ off our purchase."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Good food service ok a large party behind us was very loud wish they were in the private room. Overall had a good time."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "We had a party of 16 with reservations. They had a private room set up for us. Everything was wonderful. The food was all good and all enjoyed."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We went for Father's Day. The only booking available was 8:15, which was later than I wanted to eat as we do have kids. We arrived early, and were treated to a less than enthusiastic reception by the front desk. The kicker was the Father's Day menu that was offered rather than the full menu. When my daughter asked about other sushi options, we were asked if she knew what kind of sushi she wanted because "all the regular menus are locked in the office." Our chef was ok, but the whole experience was lacking."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "For almost the past 40 years, this has been the go to restaurant for our family gatherings on big occasions, sometimes lots of family and friends, sometimes just a few of us. Either way, the service is ALWAYS impeccable and the food is top notch whatever we order. Would highly recommend it if you want memories that will last for many years to follow!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "I made a reservation 4weeks prior, when we arrived we were treated like all the other walk- ins. We had to wait for 30 minutes. Why take reservations????"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Our party of 8 turned into a party of 9 and we were accommodated with no delay in seating. Thank you Benihana for a wonderful dining experience."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Though it is incredibly loud the food is good and is a great place to eat. It would be nice if there were more cooking tables and no non cooking table area so as to reduce the waiting."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We love hibachi restaurants and were excited to go here! The food was good, but the place just shovels people through - it was loud and packed. There doesn't seem to be much control over the prep - our food was well cooked but not very seasoned and as we looked around we saw very dfferent preps going on with some peoples food totally different than ours. If you like, Benihanas, you will like it."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Always loved the food. Only issue was that our reservation was at 5 but didn't get seated until 530!"
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "As usual, Benihana was jumping with excitement! Seems everyone had the same idea; celebrate graduation / promotion with some great food. The staff was accommodating and the chef professional. The highlight of the day was the four of us having our own table. Usually there are eight to a table, but today, it was just the four of us. It was wonderful!"
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "The food and the entertainment by the chef were very good. It is noisey in the dining areas but that's to be expected."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "Went there for my son's 10th birthday. The place was packed but we had a reservation and were seated quickly. It was entertaining and the food was excellent. The staff is friendly and they made sure my son felt special for his birthday. Thanks Benihana!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "It has been a very long while since I had been to Benihana's since the new renovation. The place is so much brighter and nicer to have lunch or dinner. My party and I were greatly entertained. The food was excellent!!! I had children in my party and they loved the food!! We will be back."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "I took my friend here for the first time and wanted him to have an extraordinary experience with the chef & his culinary demo. The teppanyaki table the hostess took us to had two seats left & it was crowded-with no elbow room. She figured two seats meant that two people could be seated there. My friend is a 6 feet , 185 pound dude and she wanted us to be seated with 5 and 6 year old kids. I explained to her my expectations for this birthday event. To which she said, well, we have to fill the tables first. After a few minutes, she did agree that it was a crowded table. duh? Otherwise, our server was superb & food was not spectacular but acceptable. Will not come back here again. nor recommend it to anyone until they do some serious change. "
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "So they gave out spot away (even though my friend was there) and we end up waiting over 30 mins to be served and another 30 to actually get a chef. Always entertaining and no complaint with the chef but both my friend and had the lobster and were ill that night and next day. "
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "I love taking the kids to Benihana. It is a place I am actually able to sit and eat since the kids are busy watching the cook!! "
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "We were there on Saturday night and there was a party sitting at the table next to us and they were sooooo loud! They were screaming yelling and when the chef got there they were screaming wait for it wait for it. We could not even hear eachother talk. I think the staff at Benihana's should have told them that they needed to tone it down cause they made the experience for everyone in the restaurant horrible! Food and service was good!"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "GROUP OF 9 FOR MY DAUGHTER'S 16TH BIRTHDAY. GREAT CHEF WHO PREPARED ARE DINNER AND ENTERTAINED US WITH GREAT CONVERSATION, JOKES AND SHOW.OUR WAITRES WE GIVE THE OVERALL EXPERIENCE A D. SHE NEVER CAME BACK TO OUR TABLE UNTIL TIME FOR THE CHECK. SHE NEVER REMOVED OUR DINNERWARE OR OFFERED REFILLS. WE ACTUALLY PLANNED ON HAVING DESSERT. ANOTHER WAITRESS CLEARED THE TABLE NEXT TO OURS PLACING THEIR DIRTY DINNERWARE ON THE STOVE. ONE WAITRESS SANG HAPPY BIRTHDAY FOR MY DAUGHTER AND THE TABLE NEXT TO US HAD SIX STAFFERS SING HAPPY BIRTHDAY. FELT THAT WE DID NOT RECEIVE SERVICE AS OTHERS SO WE WILL NOT BE BACK. JORGE WAS THE BEST THOUGH, THIS RATING HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH OUR FOOD BUT EVERYTHING TO DO WITH OUR SERVICE WHICH IS ALSO IMPORTANT. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Our service from the waitress was not good or satisfactory at all,Our Chef was GREAT & was the only reason for a positive review..."
    Dined on 5/31/2014