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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

Benihana - Concord Ratings and Reviews

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3.9

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

3.7

ambience

3.8

value

3.6

Noise

Moderate

75% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Birthdays (95)
Special Occasion (92)
Good for Groups (81)
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Fun (77)
Good for a Date (68)
Good for Anniversaries (54)
Casual (48)
Kid-friendly (45)
Great for Lunch (42)
Creative Cuisine (37)
Happy Hour (31)
Worth the Drive (26)
People Watching (25)
Comfort Food (21)
Business Meals (21)
Bar Seating (20)
Fit for Foodies (19)
Sunday Lunch (19)
Handcrafted Cocktails (18)
Tasting Menu (17)
Great for Brunch (16)
Healthy (16)
Romantic (15)
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Seasonal (10)
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Disabled Access (7)
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Cozy (3)
Live Sports (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
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Paleo Friendly (3)
Spicy (3)
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 6 days ago

I wish I knew about the coupon before I showed up for my bday:(

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Great for a teenager’s birthday!

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·Dined on January 8, 2018

Despite having a reservation and arriving 20 minutes earlier, we were seated 40 minutes after the time of our reservation. It added to 1 hour wait time - very annoying! Not to mention that we had 2 hungry kids with us who were not allowed to sit at the bar.
The tables were placed too closely together leaving a tiny passage for the chef (and his cart). As a result, the two next-door tables could not be served at the same time. We had to wait additionally for the table next to us to finish their dinner before our chef came in.
Ridiculous for such a pretentious place.

Tags: Good for Groups
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·Dined on January 7, 2018

good service. great server, John. We had a party of 8 and he did a good job interacting with everyone. We all appreciated his cooking.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on January 7, 2018

It was for my birthday everyone was friendly and nice and the food was awesome!

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Good for Groups
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·Dined on January 7, 2018

Great place me an wifey had great time chief Shawn was great interact wit every on sitting show. Great had new trick he did wit food all a round 👍

Tags: Worth the Drive, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Casual, Good for a Date, Healthy, Tasting Menu, Fun, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on January 7, 2018

We had reservations and were seated no more that 5 minutes after arrival. We received wonderful service from our waitress and our cook. Very comfortable and fun setting for an easy, cute date night.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Everything was AWESOME!!!!

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·Dined on January 7, 2018

Rated fair because we made a reservation and did not get seated until 50 minutes later.
If we had no additional plans that night, it may have been ok. But, it made it hard when we had others plans after dinner. Dinner was extremely rushed. And I feel if you are going to spend over $300 on dinner, I wanted to be able to sit and enjoy it as much as possible. Disappointed considering we had not been there in a while.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on January 7, 2018

The chafe was great but the Food was too small for the price

Tags: Fun
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Don't know if it was an off day, but we had to wait 50 minutes to be seated. This was with a reservation!!! The front desk team was not apologetic whatsoever. They just said they are waiting for seats to become available. Not quite sure why we need a reservation if we are going to be waiting almost an hour anyways. The whole family was a bit upset but the server and chef made up for that horrible wait time.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 7, 2018

This was our 2nd trip to Benihana and we were there to celebrate my daughter's 11th birthday. She specifically requested it because of how fun her first trip was. This time was just okay. The chef wasn't as energetic, he barely spoke to us, and he wasn't as exciting as the first chef. I guess it's a chance to you take with Benihana. The food was good, but it's quite expensive for what you get. You're definitely paying for the experience. Also, somewhere there was a glitch in our reservation. When I made the original reservation through Open Table, I reserved a table for 4. After a change in plans, I went online and edited our reservation to be a table for 7. When we got to Benihana they only had our reservation in as 4. I know Open Table had us down for 7, because I got a confirmation from them and when I received this email to take this survey, it also said party of 7.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Service was extremely slow - we even had early reservations but still had to wait for over 15 min for our table (at 5:15pm). Then we waited over 30 min for the chef to arrive. It was not fun trying to keep the kids happy that long. Our server was pleasant but never came back to ask if we needed more drinks. On top of it, the place is SO noisy you can’t even hear the person sitting right next to you! The food was yummy but not worth the price or the experience unfortunately.

Tags: Kid-friendly
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·Dined on January 6, 2018

We were seated right at our reservation time. Service was prompt & efficient.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Healthy, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 6, 2018

I took my girlfriend here for dinner tonight and was delighted by the clean environment and good service. I like this location!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 6, 2018

We always go there for our now grown kids birthdays. Just a fun, unique dining experience
with delicious food. Don't go without a reservation - every night is busy.

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 5, 2018

The food wasn’t that good this time. I eat here 2 to 3 times a week at the concord ca location but this time the cook wasn’t fun or didn’t enteract with the table. He didn’t put garlic butter on the food and he put way to much lemon on my shrimp so I didn’t eat my food.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 5, 2018

We arrived at 6:52pm for a 6:45pm reservation. We were not seated until 7:30pm. And food (salad, soup) did not start to come until 8pm. We had 2 kids and they were starving.
I repeated asked the reservation/front lobby employees why we had a reservation but still had to wait for so long. They said because we did not arrive on time, we explained that there was a big accident on the freeway, we were stuck there and could not rush. I also peeked at the computer, everybody who had a 6:45/7pm reservations were not seated.
I think they should not overbook themselves or open up so many reservations if they cannot sit people in time. It was a teppanyaki dinner, so they should not overbook, since there is a limited number of seats. The front lobby staff was really NOT professional.
Our server was VERY attentive and made it a better experience. The wait was still very long for everything. When there are kids, the restaurant should at least serve water, the soup and salad first. Will have to deeply consider whether we should go back or not.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 3, 2018

As usual, the chef put on a show. Not quite as energetic as others.

Tags: Casual, Fun
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·Dined on January 3, 2018

We have been dining at various Benihana restaurants for many years. We have also tried other similar restaurants. They don't compare. Benihana is always consistent. The food is always better. We will return.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Love Benihana once you get your food but we had to wait until 45 minutes after our reservation and another 30 min to see the cook. Really slow service.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 2, 2018

The food - once you get it - is very good and the preparation is always entertaining and fun to experience with groups. However, the one consistent problem you have to endure is the pre-meal terrible service. There is usually a 15-30 minute wait to be seated - after your reservation time. Once seated, you can wait another 15 minutes to service to begin. For a 6:15 reservation on Jan. 1, we were not seated until 7:00 pm. Once we were placed at a table, it took 20 min for someone to show up to take our drink order and another 20 min for the chef to show up to begin cooking. Yes, that is a total of 1 1/2 hrs AFTER our reservation time. No explanation, no apologies.

Tags: Good for Groups, Fun, Good for Birthdays
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Service was slow. Chef was AMAZING (John). Food was great but salads were skimpy and no very little dressing.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Awesome :)

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Had a great visit, my kids enjoyed the hibachi style preparation as it was very entertaining. Food was awesome.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Paleo Friendly, Fun, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Kid-friendly, Gluten Free Options
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

We arrived 15 mins. early for our reserbation but seated 20 mins. after. Was asked for the occasion of our lunch but no greeting, free dessert, or even the standard printed Benihana group photo was offered. Hostess when I checked in was rude. Chef was boring. No cooking show or jokes or anything said at all. Worst birthday lunch I have ever had at a Benihana restaurant. Far cry from their Japan town restaurant as far as service, food, and ambiance.

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Came here for New Year’s Eve dinner... absolutely horrible!!! Reservations at 9:15 did get seated till 10:30 no food till about 11/11:20... rushed meal... bad service, the cook was mad. Celebrated New Year’s Eve in the car.

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Everything was great, just getting the food was a little slow, but that was probably just because it was new year's.

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Went for my 15yo son's birthday, which is also NYE. They seated us right outside the kitchen. It was busy of course, which was expected. What I didn't expect at 7pm was how sweaty, tired, and frazzled the staff seemed to be. It was like they were coming off of a 24 hour shift. The food was mediocre -- wasn't seasoned well at all. The whole experience -- which is what this type of restaurant is all about -- was just bleh.

Tags: Paleo Friendly
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Excellent! Food was exceptional this time. Our chef and server were one of the best ever!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Seasonal, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Never a disappointment, always terrific.
However, disappointed in the Birthday reward. Only to be used Monday-Thursday, my birthday was on Sunday an unable to use it.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Casual, Seasonal, Comfort Food
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

After waiting for our waiter for an hour we finally got the attention of the manager who thought it was ok to make a joke, when I said my food will be done before my appetizer comes out. They sent our waiter to break while we were still in need of service. We had to go to the bar and ask for our own drinks. As if that wasn’t enough the never sag happy birthday to my daughter (9) who had just watched them sing to the person at the table in front of us. And she had to ask the chef to make the heart while cooking the rice. (He forgot). So sad, and overrated...

Tags: People Watching, Happy Hour
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Wasn’t what I remembered it to be. The staff was nice. Our cook was nice but not really into his presentation but the couples we sat with weren’t watching either. My children and I seemed to be the only ones excited to end up leaving feeling a bit disappointed.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 30, 2017

The place is dirty. The food is not good but very expensive. The lady in the front desk is rude and unprofessional.

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·Dined on December 30, 2017

It was very great love going hate leaving😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘see y'all in the future a must return

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Casual, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Great for Brunch, Fun, Disabled Access, Business Meals
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

We were there for 3 hours. 9pm-12am. Chef took forever to come out. Everyone at our table was irritated. Will never come back.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Good food, good service, and nice people.

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·Dined on December 30, 2017

I went for my birthday but no one replied to my email. I made a mistake & needed help fixing my account before my birthday dinner. I did not receive a reply etc to fix it. Rather disappointed in the lack of prompt replies.

Tags: Spicy, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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·Dined on December 27, 2017

Great food !

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·Dined on December 26, 2017

Garlic bUtter !!!!!!

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