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About Benihana - Concord

Welcome to Benihana and a dining experience unlike any other! Our guests are seated at communal tables in groups, 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. You can also enjoy sushi prepared by a talented sushi chef and indulge in a specialty cocktail. Benihana has been a beloved institution in Contra Costa County for over thirty years. The restaurant is located in Willows Shopping Mall not far from Waterworld and the Concord Pavilion concert venue. Benihana Concord features two private dining rooms with seating for groups of eight to twenty guests. The beautifully-renovated lounge offers sushi and a selection of hibachi grill dining options. An 18% service charge is added to all guest checks for parties of eight or more.

1989 Diamond Blvd
Concord, CA 94520
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Japanese, Sushi, Steakhouse

Hours of Operation:
LUNCH
Monday - Sunday: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

DINNER
Monday - Thursday: 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday - Saturday: 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sunday: 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Cross Street:
Diamond Blvd

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(925) 827-4220

Website:
http://www.benihana.com/locations/concord-ca-co

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Details

MAKE THIS HOLIDAY SEASON SIZZLE.
The more you give, the more you get.
For a limited time, RECEIVE A $10 PROMOTIONAL CARD WHEN YOU PURCHASE $50 IN GIFT CARDS. Offer available 11/14/17 – 12/31/17. Promotional Cards valid 1/2/18 – 3/31/18.

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

Details

MAKE THIS HOLIDAY SEASON SIZZLE.
The more you give, the more you get.
For a limited time, RECEIVE A $10 PROMOTIONAL CARD WHEN YOU PURCHASE $50 IN GIFT CARDS. Offer available 11/14/17 – 12/31/17. Promotional Cards valid 1/2/18 – 3/31/18.

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

MAKE THIS HOLIDAY SEASON SIZZLE.
The more you give, the more you get.
For a limited time, RECEIVE A $10 PROMOTIONAL CARD WHEN YOU PURCHASE $50 IN GIFT CARDS. Offer available 11/14/17 – 12/31/17. Promotional Cards valid 1/2/18 – 3/31/18.

Benihana - Concord Ratings and Reviews

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3.9

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

3.7

ambience

3.7

value

3.5

Noise

Moderate

76% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Birthdays (93)
Special Occasion (91)
Fun (77)
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Good for Groups (75)
Good for a Date (64)
Casual (49)
Kid-friendly (48)
Good for Anniversaries (47)
Great for Lunch (38)
Creative Cuisine (31)
Worth the Drive (30)
Happy Hour (29)
Bar Seating (24)
Comfort Food (20)
People Watching (19)
Sunday Lunch (19)
Handcrafted Cocktails (18)
Business Meals (17)
Tasting Menu (17)
Romantic (15)
Fit for Foodies (13)
Hot Spot (13)
Authentic (12)
Pre/post Theatre (12)
Healthy (11)
Great for Brunch (10)
Late-night Find (10)
Vibrant Bar Scene (9)
Seasonal (8)
Disabled Access (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Great Beer (6)
Afternoon Tea (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Spicy (4)
Cozy (3)
Live Sports (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Vegan (3)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Live Music (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Scenic View (1)
Waterfront (1)
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 (Central Coast)·Dined 3 days ago

Celebrated my Birthday and enjoyed my Dinner. I received a Birthday Certificate for $30 off.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Tasting Menu
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·Dined 4 days ago

Great food and service, this is my daughter and I favorite restaurant.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Late-night Find, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, People Watching, Romantic, Bar Seating, Great Beer, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Vegan, Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

Waited almost an hour and we had reservations Our chef had no personality and waitress was slow and overwhelmed

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·Dined 6 days ago

I enjoyed the food and service. I like the end were are picture was taken but the quality of the picture could have been better. Thanks

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Fun
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 8, 2017

We had a reservation for 8:45pm got sat at our table 15 minutes after our reservation time (9:00pm) and the cook didn’t come to our table until 10:00pm (1 hour after being seated) staff was inattentive. We spoke to the manager and he gave us a discount on our meal after telling us how busy they were that night. Will not be returning.

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·Dined on December 4, 2017

I made a 715 reservation.. when I checked in at the front desk the lady who help me did not check me in as being present I didn’t get seating until after 8 o’clock
I asked for the manager I was told there was no manager there
Getting my table with the reservation was a real horrible experience
The chef who cooked our food was extremely friendly very nice and did a good job

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Made a reservation for 6.30pm for a Sunday evening birthday celebration for 5. We did not get sat until 7.15pm. Very disorganized front reception. Wondering why I bothered with a reservation in the first place as I don’t think we were seated any earlier than a walk-in. Anyhow, our chef was good and the food was decent, just a shame in the wait, kind of out a dampening on our evening.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Been going there for several years. Always noisy , except for one time, we were there very early in the afternoon when they first opened for the days service. We were at our own table no other people seated at our table.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Tasting Menu, Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Great Atmosphere, it’s always a great dining experience when I’m at Benihana!

Tags: Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Romantic, Bar Seating, Casual, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Vibrant Bar Scene, Authentic, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly, Fun, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Terrible Service!! We arrived for our reservation early. The bar was crowded, it was difficult to get a drink. The place was extremely noisy. Our reservations was not honored on time because of the Mia communication between hostess staff they fell behind. At this time the decided to concentrate on seating large party reservations and did not honor small party reservations. We waited 1hr 30 mins after our reservation and was not seated. We decide it’s not worth it and we went somewhere else. The most Horrible experience EVER!!

Tags: People Watching
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 3, 2017

We had 5:15 reservations and didn't get seated until 6:15. The checkin area is disorganized. They
Took in a bunch of walking before the people that had reservations. The food was good

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Our Chef, Ernesto, cooked our meal to perfection !

Tags: Fun
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Benihanas was great as Allways, its almost very crowded every time we go, its because the food is SOOOOOOOOOOOOO Good

Tags: Good for Groups, Fun, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 29, 2017

I was disappointed that I was unable to use the gift receipt that the website offers if it's your birthday. I felt mislead by the promotion and the waiter seemed like it wasn't her issue or concern that the website was not working properly the first day.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 29, 2017

It was great.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 27, 2017

The guy who at the front desk was not friendly. Didn’t tell us we had to wait 15 mins to be seated.
Ordered the Rocky’s Choice. Asked for the meat to be medium well. Got red. Got chunks of meat that were not bit size & had fat. No knife to cut meat & fat off. It was busy there & it felt like we were being rushed out. Ended up paying a $235 bill & left not very pleased

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Went to celebrate son's birthday- we supposed to receive "Kabuki" cup- didn't get even though provided them voucher sent to us via email. Chef was annoyed and didn't speak most of the time. Not at all engaging with group. Very long wait for chef to arrive even with reservation- waitstaff notified us that they were understaffed. As always, food was good but disappointed by "dinner show" and service.

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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Went here for my husbands birthday with a group of friends. It was fun. Very loud and pricey of course but totally worth it we had so much fun here

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·Dined on November 25, 2017

Jose the chef was phenomenal. He had a fun twist to the usual show. The food was on point and I’ll surely be back. The hosts were friendly and courteous. I like this location way better than the San Francisco one.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Had a wonderful time as usual. Was her for my Mother’s bday and she enjoyed everything. The food was great. The new female chef was awesome. Kudos to her!

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 24, 2017

The restaurant was awesome. We got there a few minutes ahead of our reservation and they seated us promptly. The chef took special care to cook the vegetarian items before he cooked the meat items and all the food tasted great.

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Thanks to our chef Ernesto my wife and brother in law had a great time for there birthday.

Tags: Happy Hour, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Hot Spot, Comfort Food, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 21, 2017

Before 3:00 ... lunch menu is a much better pricing. Be sure to upgrade to chicken garlic butter rice...the best!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Disabled Access, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Beni's is my favorite restaurant anyway so I'm not shocked that this visit was good. I did have a little mishap. I made reservations through Open Table and when we got to there was told that you only make reservations to sit on the side where they actual cook in front of you. I've made reservations before on the other side because during the lunch hours it can also get very crowded and didn't have a problem so it was a little disturbing to be held up this time and not told until after waiting that this was the reason. Other than that it was a great time had by all. Food was extremely good today. I definitely recommend.

Tags: Authentic, Casual, Business Meals, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 21, 2017

We go here all the time however if I were ti judge this restaurant by todays experience, 2 thumbs DOWN!

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·Dined on November 21, 2017

I reserved our reservations way in advance 9:15 seating and did not get seated until the last seating of the night. The Chef was horrible! He forgot to make the experience special for our first time family members and our special occasion. As I have been to many dinners at Benihana's my family had not and it was their first experience celebrating 2 Birthdays. Not a good experience at this location!

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·Dined on November 19, 2017

Bomb as always 💯💯💯💯💯💯💯💯💯💯💯💯💯💯💯💯💯💯💯💯💯💯💯💯💯💯💯💯💯💯💯💯💯💯💯💯💯💯💯💯💯💯

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Disabled Access, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great Beer, Afternoon Tea, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch, Happy Hour, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Bar Seating
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

Waiter was unprofessional. He complained about his coworkers made racial jokes about them. Told nasty food jokes. The grill was dirty. He complained about cleaning it. Very bad experience.

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·Dined on November 19, 2017

There was a long wait to be seated, for a Chef to arrive, for some to bring the check at the end of the dinner. The total waiting time was over two hours here. The service was disappointing.

Tags: Seasonal
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Besides being seated 20 after of reservation, everything was good.

Tags: Good for Groups, Fun, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 17, 2017

We had a great time. The chef was awesome and Kim is our favorite waitress and we were lucky enough to get her.

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·Dined on November 16, 2017

We had a reservation for 7:30pm called and said we may be running late due to the first rain, was told they couldn't hold table for more than 15 min. made it there 5 min late. Waited for an additional 35 min to be seated. When seated order was taken right away took 30 min to receive soup and salad. and an additional 30 min for cook we were seated for an hour before our cook came to cook our food. Once he arrived it was pleasant, but we didn't get to eat until 9:30pm and while waiting for everything to be cooked everyone at the table was starving so we had to eat like food was entree because we couldn't wait for the whole meal to be cooked. On top of it all we ordered hot tea and while drinking my glass cracked straight down and I had glass pieces in my mouth and the cup became sharp where the crack was and almost cut my finger. Called manager over he apologized brought me another cup of tea and kept moving nothing ever said afterwards. After dinner the waitress brought ice cream for the other group and we asked where ours was cause we were celebrating 2 birthday and put it on the reservation. Again apologized and ran to get two more ice cream 10 minutes later returned and the other groups b-day ice cream had melted. Very very bad service! Even for having free birthday meal I was very disappointed in service.

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·Dined on November 16, 2017

I ordered a drink and it took over 45 minuets and when myself and the other couple complained to the manager she said she would get right on it but that was a lie, and then went and told my boyfriend that she would give us free alcohol for the whole table and again another lie. Then when we got our bill that drink I ordered was on there right like I’m going to pay for a drink that took over 45 minuets to get to me I think not!

Tags: People Watching
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 15, 2017

We went to celebrate my sister's Cunpleños and wait for my table for more than 35 min and I was supposed to have a Reservation of nothing, they made me wait and the chef did not know how to do the show with the Foods everything was a fraud, it's better the benihana of Cupertino

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·Dined on November 15, 2017

Service Tuesday night was horrible! Waited for an hour for my reservation and no one could give me a clear reason on why people
With reservations that were late and had additional people added on were seated before me.

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·Dined on November 15, 2017

I was really disappointed. The chef basically prepared the food and ran, with just s few tricks and not much personality. The chefs at the surrounding tables spent twice as much time at their tables. The food was undercooked and the service was incredibly slow. I took my sister for her birthday and they did sing happy birthday to her, but while the other waiters took pictures for their customers ours did not. We had to flag down another waiter and reques1 a picture. Overall ir1 was a very disappointing visit.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Excellent food and a very festive, busy atmosphere. Tons of people on a Monday night at 8pm!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, People Watching, Fun
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·Dined on November 14, 2017

We showed up at 7:20 for our 7:30 reservation for a birthday celebration and was given a buzzer. We waited until 7:45 to ask roughly about how much longer. They told us about 5 minutes. When it was 8:00 pm we went up again as this was very aggravating as we had a reservation and we were lied to about the wait time. They then told us it would be another 20 or so minutes. No body knew how to handle the customers or apologized. We asked to talk to the manager and he just seemed annoyed that we were talking to him. He told us we would be taken care of once seated and would be given a compensation. When we were finally seated it was 8:22 and the manager never came to see how we were doing or to check in. When the check came, nothing had been changed and we were actually mischarged for a drink. Only was something changed when we went up and said something. I will not be returning here until they figure out how to get their act together. It put a damper on the whole night and ruined our evening. And this wasnt even on a weekend night! This was a monday!

Tags: Fun
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Food was great. If you have anyone with sensory issues or want to have a conversation with anyone other than the person next to you don’t do it. WAY too loud in there.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Excellent service!!! Friendly and professional staff.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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