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Benihana - Concord
Benihana - Concord

Benihana - Concord Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.benihana.com/locations/concord-ca-co
  • Email: concord@benihana.com
  • 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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGood for Groups
  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
Diner Reviews
  • "It was nice , everything on time however the chef needed more experience"
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "Easily made our 6:45pm reservations online. Thus was our second time there. They were packed with people waiting, which tells me that the wait is worth it. We only waited 20 minutes to be seated. I would not recommend making a reservation at 5:30, as a family had to wait an hour and a half to be seated. The food preparation was a wonderful show and the food taste any quality was awesome. Customer service was awesome as well. A little pricey to go more often than for a special occasion, but well worth it."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "On April 2 2014 I made reservations for 8 to celebrate my daughter's 21st birthday The food as usual was great but the service was the worst We had to flag her down to get her to take our drink order we also Ordered some sushi well after 20 minutes she finally brought our drinks No sushi we waited and waited our cook came and started cooking and Halfway through the cooking he overheard us comment that our sushi Order had not been brought to the table so the cook offered to go get our Sushi order which never should of had to be done She never refilled our drinks and water she came back 45 minutes later at the End of our meal to take a birthday picture We got no green tea and no picture"
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "I took several family members (8) to Benihana's for an late afternoon dinner....our party was late and the restaurant was very gracious to work with us on the tardiness! Three members of the family had never been there and the kids were so excited about watching the chef...they were extremely entertained! I left feeling extremely satisfied ...even with the prices being as high as they were..."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "It was a choice location for my birthday dinner. i had never been to Benihana's, and it made for a delightful evening. thank you for a table full of fun!"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Everything was grand, came for my 20th birthday had a great time it was my first time."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "Waited fifteen minutes beyond our reservation time to be seated. We were a party of 6, celebrating our son's send-off to college and another couple was Seated w our group (probably not their idea of a date night). Restaurant was noisy. Restaurant was FREEZING. This restaurant seemed to draw a young rowdy crowd. Service was friendly but slow. Food was decent."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "My family took me to Benihana for my birthday dinner. We were very excited because many of my family had never visited a Benihana Restaurant we had a 7:30 reservation and we didn't dine until almost 9pm. Once we finally sat down for dinner the room was FREEEEZZZZZING! We were quite disappointed."
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "I love their fried rice! It's one of the best fried rice I ever ate and I grew up eating fried rice. Their dishes are really yummy. The chefs cook in front of the patrons to give entertainment."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "We had the worst waitress ever there the other night! Complained several times. She was obviously new. The waitress took too longer to take our order, I had to tell her we were ready!, she looked overwhelmed, didn't get the order right, the cook had to go back to the kitchen to get the right food. Took 30 minutes to get our salad after we received our soup. I had to asked another waiter for our bill and then the manager came up to me and asked what the issues were and I told him, he didn't adjust the bill. Not going back for a long time."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "We had reservations for 9:15, very disappointed that we didn't get seated until 10pm even though we were right on time. We didn't get our appetizers until little bit after 10:30 pm. Why allow reservations if we have to wait almost an hour for a table. By the time we ate it was after 11pm and we were fighting to not fall asleep during the meal. Highly disappointed with this location."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "We have celebrated so many special occasions at Benihana. Birthdays, Christmas, our engagement (2012) & our wedding. We love the chefs, especially Miguel, Octavio & our newest discovery, Nat. We love the laid back atmosphere & the way you're not rushed to eat dinner in 30 minutes or less."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "i reserved a table for 4 ppl and only 3 ppl came and 1 was a child and they didn't accommodate my child as the third person. it was very uncomfortable we had no room and things keep getting knocked over. i counted my child as an adult so she would have a spot but they filled her spot with some random couple."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "Delicious as always!!! Was my last birthday celebration for the year & cannot imagine a better place to celebrate. Service was a bit slow but very nice & friendly. Great drink list & fruitty cocktails. Chef was as entertaining as always. Cant wait to go back!"
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "Food great/service great/exact on time seating/frendly & fun"
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "We waited over 30 to get our beverages, 45 minutes for soup and salad and over an hour for a Chef!"
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "Had a great time with my family. Very vibrant crowd on a Sunday night. Nice table guests. Chef was okay."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "Benihana is an awesome restaurant! The servers are always kind and helpful and the food is the BEST in the world. I love this restaurant!! I highly recommend it to everyone and we eat there for every special occasion. We take my 92 year old grandma in a wheelchair with us and the staff is always respectful and kind and accommodating. BEST restaurant ever!!"
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "The energy and customer interaction made for a feel of this place - like dining at home with friends and family. I definitely would return for the ambiance. The Benihana Trio was great and the specialty drinks were refreshing. "Service was well-timed and friendly, drinks and wines were affordable.""
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Really enjoyed it this time. Entrance/bar area had been remodeled and new drink & appetizer items. Reservations and timing for seating very good, appreciated the online reservation option. Menu had been redone and was right on target for item selection and breadth. Our chef was somewhat new (he wasn't "too" tricky) but he was friendly, amicable and prepared the food carefully and with detail. Food was DELICIOUS. Highly recommend."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "It's a great time everytime we go. The food is amazing. Getting the food cooked in front of you is a treat all on it's own."
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "We go every year for my birthday and also my daughter's and every time it is a blast!"
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "I have been to Benihanas so many time before. But this time i had a new waitress and unfornately I can tell she was new. Our service was super slow we sat down before a table next to us and they ate they good and was good way before we could start eating. Then it's was my 11 year old bday and no one came out to sing happy birthday I ask three times. Our waiter left and I guess took her break but we had no idea. Just a bad overall experience. But the cool was awesome if it wasn't for him we would have had to leave. We was also over billed I asked for shrimp in my fried rice and was billed a extra $4.00."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "You can't beat this wonderful place! From the Crunchy Rolls to the Hibachi Chicken, Benihana is the place to be. I recommend sitting at the cooking table so you can experience the knife skills as well as the performance by the chef. If I could I would eat here every night!"
    Dined on 11/22/2013
  • "It was my first time there (I am over 50 and have lived in Concord, CA for over 25 years) and I loved it. I am already planning on going back very soon with some other friends who have not yet tried it."
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "I had to change reservations THREE times and they were sooooo accomodating! The food was waaaay better than last visit, maybe due to different chef? We had a large party we two kids and we were over the 10 limit but they worked it out for us! Everyrhing was fabulous! Can't wait to go back!!!"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "We only had to wait about 5 minutes and we were seated. They added 5 more people to our table. When the server came there were 4 people that couldn't make up their minds on what they wanted to order. They ordered many out of the norm requests. When the chief came he was very good in making these special requests happen. The server came for refills without asking. The food was great and the chief was talented and did an excellent job cooking our meal. We ordered California rolls which were the best I ever had. When you eat these, you realize that the other rolls you had at other places were not fresh. It was a great birthday celebration. The server took a picture of us and the put it in a frame. They also gave me free ice cream."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "Good food and lively atmosphere. Great for birthdays and large groups. Not a very romantic spot!!"
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "This place is packed, very loud, and all levels of service suffer due to the cramped conditions and sheer volume of people crammed into the restaurant. This is a one time place to visit and be done with."
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "Brought my husband here for his birthday, we had not eaten at a restaurant like this. I wanted to try something different and this place delivered. We were seated right away, which almost never happens. The people that sat at our table kept to themselves which was fine with me, we weren't there to make new friends. Ordered the filet mignon and lobster which were delicious. Our drinks were very well made. It is pricey so I would not go back too often, but I would recommend it to others"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "I always love going to Benihana's. The food is always great and the chef''s are always funny!"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "as always i enjoyed the presentation and the food was much better than i remembered !!"
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "We celebrated our 4 year old granddaughter's birthday here and had an amazing time. She was entertained from start to finish. The staff was so friendly and went out of their way to make her feel special. The food was excellent, the atmosphere was very relaxing. We will definitely be taking our other grandchildren here on their birthday."
    Dined on 3/3/2014
  • "I had an awesome date night with my girlfriend here, she enjoyed the show and the food, and it was her first time at a Benihana."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "We went to Benihana to celebrate my birthday. I ordered the Oceans Treasure that was 36.00 it included shrimp,lobster and scallops and I added Calamari the seafood was all RUBBERY!! For the cost of food they should be able to serve quality food but this was bad! I didn't send it back though I thought about it. I ate a few bites of each food but overall I was very dissatisfied."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "Although our waitress was quite good, the lady in the front desk was not customer friendly. She gave us a scowl and wasn't clear about why she wanted us to wait when there were plenty of empty tables at the time we arrived. The food we ordered was between average and good. We might have had a better experience with the food had we tried the hibachi where the meat was grilled in front of the diners."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "We love coming to Benihana. This is the first time at the Concord location and I was pleasantly surprised. The decor was updated and the food / presentation was delicious and outstanding. We can't wait to go back!"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Miguel was a great chef he had good tricks up his sleeves. never received my Cali rolls I ordered so I cancelled that. Rice needs more flavor. The chef I had before named Andre was great his food was delicious. Perfect on seasoning and portion."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "I brought my friend there for her "big" birthday. After a very expensive bill, we both came away with never wanting to return. Every item we ordered for our main entree was completely overcooked. We were seated with a family that was obviously a "regular" there and knew all the waiters, so it was pretty much taking care of that party. Neither of us had been there in years, and have no interest at all in returning. Obviously, our expectations were too high. I never mind paying a lot for a meal, when it is worth it. This was so below what we were hoping for. So sad. We both remember the times when the whole experience was exciting; so much showmanship with the chef; service was impeccable. This experience lacked all of the above"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "been coming to Benihana for Birthday, Anniversary, Special Ocassions for over 20 years BUT it is getting really bad to get a table, the wait is ridiciously LONG...and I always make reservation but even with reservations the waiting time is RIDICULOUS........VERY DISSAPOINTED!"
    Dined on 2/27/2014