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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
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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Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "Took my son here for his 15th birthday with family. Awsome show! Kids & adults loved it! We will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "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 ."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Our chef was alot of fun, our entire group of 8 thoroughly enjoyed our dinner and evening."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Food was great as always..Love how there is always a special!!"
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "The waitress was very rude and was angry the whole time"
    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."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "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."
    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"
    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