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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

The More You Give, The More You Get

Special valid Nov 14, 2017 - Dec 31, 2017 all week from 12:00 AM - 11:30 PM

Specials

The More You Give, The More You Get

Special valid Nov 14, 2017 - Dec 31, 2017 all week from 12:00 AM - 11:30 PM

Details

For a limited time, when you purchase $50 in Benihana Gift Cards, you’ll receive a $10 Promotional Card. Promotional Cards valid 1/2/18 – 3/31/18. Buy your Benihana Gift Cards at your favorite Benihana location or online at Benihana.com. Excludes Tax and Tip. Valid Nov 14, 2017 - Dec 31, 2017. Promo Cards valid 1/2/18 – 3/31/18. Special valid Nov 14, 2017 - Dec 31, 2017 all week from 12:00 AM - 11:30 PM.

Benihana - Concord Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

3.7

ambience

3.8

value

3.6

Noise

Moderate

79% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Birthdays (100)
Special Occasion (97)
Fun (85)
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Good for a Date (75)
Good for Groups (70)
Casual (51)
Kid-friendly (51)
Good for Anniversaries (45)
Creative Cuisine (41)
Great for Lunch (41)
Worth the Drive (33)
Happy Hour (24)
Comfort Food (20)
Bar Seating (19)
People Watching (19)
Hot Spot (19)
Handcrafted Cocktails (18)
Tasting Menu (18)
Fit for Foodies (17)
Sunday Lunch (16)
Romantic (14)
Business Meals (13)
Authentic (11)
Healthy (11)
Pre/post Theatre (10)
Great for Brunch (9)
Late-night Find (8)
Vibrant Bar Scene (8)
Good Vegetarian Options (8)
Seasonal (6)
Disabled Access (5)
Great Beer (5)
Cozy (4)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Spicy (4)
Afternoon Tea (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Live Music (2)
Scenic View (2)
Vegan (2)
Live Sports (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Waterfront (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Organic (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

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 4 days ago

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 5 days ago

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 5 days ago

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 5 days ago

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 6 days ago

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 6 days ago

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!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

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 6 days ago

Excellent service!!! Friendly and professional staff.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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·Dined 7 days ago

Seated 1 hour past reservation . Food was great as usual and service was good once seated. But they need to figure out how to seat people on time. Probably need to hire more staff

Tags: Bar Seating
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·Dined 7 days ago

My experience was A+Excellent great food great service

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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·Dined 7 days ago

My reservation was for 6pm and we booked a week in advance for table of four .we did not get seated till 640.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 7 days ago

We would never come here without a reservation. But I do not understand why I even bother.
Arrived 12 minutes early, but still waited a good half hour after our reservation time.

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 13, 2017

My kids always like coming here and watching them cook

Tags: Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, People Watching, Spicy, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 13, 2017

The food was good, service made you feel like you were being rushed out of the restaurant. I don't think we will be returning anytime soon.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Hostess stand service was horrible! We got there at 4pm fora 4pm reservation and was told we will work on it and that the man had just come on shift. We weren’t seated for 25minutes. The waitress who took our orders was not friendly and when we asked for separate checks for our party of 4 she seemed confused. When she brought us our bills she mixed up two of the bills and couldn’t figure it out for about 10 minutes. The cook was great and the food was great but the service from everyone else was horrible.

Tags: People Watching, Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Reservation was at 8:15, got seated at 8:35
Chef was somewhat dull/no presentation!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Delicious food as always. Fun show by the chef. Large sized meal, you don't leave hungry. We had 6:30 reservations for six and weren't seated until 7:15. From the first experience with the reservation desk, we were ignored while the staff talked between themselves. Acted like I was interrupting them to give them my name for my reservation. Several people in out party went up to the desk to check on the wait and were also ignored. Once seated, treatment was great. We had two kids in our party that were over hungry. Server who brought our waters brought them a bowl of fruit from the bar. Very sweet and much appreciated. During dinner, server brought multiple bowls of additional rice for the kids to keep them happy. Excellent service. Thanks so much!

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great food and service

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 10, 2017

My 12 year old granddaughter had heard about eating there and she wanted to try it. So I took her and her 12 year old twin brother and they loved it - loved the food cooked right in front of them and LOVED the presentation show. Want to have their birthdays there.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

I had high hopes for this Benihana. I love Benihana we always go to the branch in Burlingame. But since we moved, this was the closest one so we decided to truly it. What a disaster. We made reservations so we dont have to wait. Guess what, we waited more than an hour to be seated. All the other guests were furious as well. Our reservations were at 8:15 we were seated at 9:35. Unbelievable. The food was great of course but worst hostess and planning on their part.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 10, 2017

As always the food was fantastic. Our chef wasn’t as entertaining as others I have had when going to Benihana’s but my niece still enjoyed the show. The waitress Lacy was great. She took really good care of us. We will be back again for the next Birthday!!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Live Sports, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, People Watching
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·Dined on November 9, 2017

Service was great

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Great . The chef was very entertaining.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Food was very good as usual. Service was slow. Arrived at 6:40 and it was going on about 2.5 hours later we were leaving. It took forever for chef to come to the table to start cooking. Once he arrived- it went very smoothly. Just a real slow start.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on November 7, 2017

The food and our chef were great. The wait staff, hostess and ambiance were seriously lacking. For the price I could have had a great meal elsewhere where the ambiance was more enjoyable. I think it has really gone downhill in the past few years, even with the remodel.
Also, our reservation was at 4:45 and we weren’t seated until 5:15.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 6, 2017

too many people booked had to wait more than 30 minutes for our
scheduled reservation

Tags: Comfort Food
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

We had a Blast for my Mother's 71st Birthday! Excellent Service. Food,atmosphere. We Absolutely Loved It

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Hot Spot
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Host rude, condescending. Unprovoked hostile attitude.
The service NON-EXISTING!!!!!
food order WRONG, WRONG AGAIN.
BAR ORDER SLOW SLOWER SLOWEST.
FOOD😐

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Unfortunately the people we got seated with were rude just because my family and I sat where they wanted to sit. As well as our waitress took our orders wrong which affected the cooker and made our food take longer than it should of and made our food got cold.

Tags: Authentic, Casual, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Tasting Menu, Fun, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

It's always excellent. Go during lunch hours; less expensive.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

We had a great time at Benihana's in Concord. We would definitely recommend it and will be back!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Fun, Worth the Drive, Great Beer, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Tasting Menu, Casual, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Our server did not seem like he was really interested in what he was doing. Not a whole lot of interaction going on with the patrons. We weren’t expecting a lot because we’ve already been to Benihana’s before, but the service was a little lackluster. Despite that, we still were enjoying our night until we went back to the parking lot & saw that my friend’s car window was busted & glass was everywhere. Nothing was taken because she didn’t even leave anything inside her car. I don’t know why they even have security on the premises because they were oblivious & had no idea 2 other cars had also been broken into. This was the last straw that ruined our night. We’re never going to Benihana’s again.

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

I've been coming to Benihana since I was a child. Over the last few years, this resturant seems to be very poorly run. There is nothing worse than a restaurant that takes reservations and then makes you wait upwards of an hour from your reservation time. The staff has seemed out of sync on recent visits. Takes a long time to get your drinks, not frequent enough drink/water refills. Long lag times between ordering and drink/appetizer orders. Given the high demand and how long they've been in business you'd think they would have the timing down to a science. Always a nice treat but frustrating that it doesn't run smoother.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

We had a great time, but my Salmon was a little dry. But overall a great time.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Benihana is always a great place for a birthday or other celebration. The staff is pleasant, the entertainment by the chefs is magnificent, and the food is awesome. Hard to have anything but a great time there!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on October 31, 2017

We were celebrating my wife's birthday so my son picked his favorite restaurant which is benihana's. We usually go to the one located in Burlingame but since we've moved we chose the location in Concord. It was the worst experience we've had. It started with a 45 minute wait even though we had a reservation. The guest we were sat next to was disgusting. Couldn't eat my food. The cook was not very clean either and our waitress looked like she just started. I could probably go on. Next time I'll just make the choice and drive out to Burlingame.

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·Dined on October 31, 2017

Best time I’ve had out in a long time. Our chef Shawn was the greatest! Whitty, fun, very interactive with group, lots of great jokes, knowledgeable regarding food prep and food advice. Will visit again soon!

Tags: Happy Hour, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, Authentic, Bar Seating, Live Sports, Comfort Food, Kid-friendly, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Fun, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

I surly enjoyed . This was my first time and it was Awesome

Tags: Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Romantic, Fun, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Everything was going great an we were having fun but my lunch was ordered from the kitchen and never arrived. Made a reservation for lunch and left hungry.....!?!?! I don't think they handled it well. They should have prepared my meal to go or something.

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