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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

4.3

service

3.8

ambience

3.8

value

3.6

Noise

Moderate

76% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Birthdays (88)
Special Occasion (84)
Good for Groups (74)
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Fun (66)
Good for a Date (54)
Good for Anniversaries (52)
Casual (40)
Kid-friendly (40)
Creative Cuisine (40)
Great for Lunch (40)
People Watching (29)
Happy Hour (25)
Worth the Drive (24)
Business Meals (21)
Comfort Food (19)
Great for Brunch (17)
Sunday Lunch (17)
Bar Seating (15)
Tasting Menu (15)
Authentic (14)
Handcrafted Cocktails (14)
Romantic (14)
Fit for Foodies (13)
Hot Spot (13)
Pre/post Theatre (13)
Healthy (11)
Seasonal (10)
Disabled Access (6)
Great Beer (6)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Cozy (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Spicy (4)
Live Sports (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Vegan (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Live Music (1)
Quick Bite (1)
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Good food, service. Crowded. Seated 25 minutes after reservation.

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·Dined on February 10, 2018

Made a reservation and still had to wait more than 30 minutes to be seated. We used open table because the phone system to call in and reserve a table is probably the worst system and someone only answers the phone 1% of the time.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Casual, Fun, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Son’s 17th birthday. Food was excellent , Jorge the cook did a great job and it’s always a fun experience.

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·Dined on February 10, 2018

It’s nice food ,every things are good except my bill
I gut a bill of 163$, after I paid by my credit 163$ and then I check my credit and your crew theift me
A 180 $ why ? I gave them a tips and charged me 20$ more Why?????
This bad crews
Tharwat

Tags: Great for Lunch
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·Dined on February 7, 2018

I went to celebrate my birthday with my boyfriend and use my certificate. I had a negative experience regarding our chef that I expressed to the restaraunt through a message on their website that same day and was contacted by the manager the following day. Instead of her rectifying the situation or even apologizing, she interrogated me and I started to feel bad about even saying anything in the first place. She told me she would follow up with me but has yet to do so.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on February 5, 2018

Was good although the chicken was a bit on the rubbery side. And I really needed more water refills

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 5, 2018

We came for my son’s birthday. It wasn’t busy so I don’t understand the poor service we got. I had to get up twice to look for our server. And even then it took more than 7 mins to refill our water. After our meal, we had the picture taken. The picture came back blurry. I can’t believe the server couldn’t see that the picture was out of focus. The food was good as always as was our chef, very entertaining. I just wished the service was better.

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·Dined on February 4, 2018

Had a party of eight for a Happy Birthday occasion. All were delighted with the food and service. I would highly recommend.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 4, 2018

We got there at 7:15, it wasnt until 8:15 we were seated, we didnt see anyone for 10 minutes, Finally a waitress comes by and takes our order, she comes back in 10 minutes, someone brings us there soup, its barely warm?????????????, The guy serving the soup Has his Thumb in the Bowl???, SAD!!!!! We dont see our waitress for sometime so i get up and go to the bar to get my own Beer, we sit there for some time, the waitress comes back and says they ran out of salad dressing, and there making more, this place has been open for 40 years and they dont have salads figuired out by Now????, the chef finally comes, Cooks Great food!! So if You want Great fast Professional Service, Benihanas Isnt Your Place!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!, If You Simply want good food, Come here

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 4, 2018

We had an excellent chef . We loved the fried rice and the salad.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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·Dined on February 4, 2018

The experience was horrible. This was my fathers 81st birthday. The

Tags: Fun
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·Dined on February 3, 2018

We took friends that had never been to any benihana. So that was fun. The service is always great once we are seated. One thing to note is we had a reservation but still had to wait 30 minutes to be seated.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Fun, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 3, 2018

The food is always excellent! We prefer lunch since its not as busy and the price is unbeatable. The seafood is always fresh and delicious!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Menus were filthy, felt like I needed to wash my hands after reviewing it. Food comes out from kitchen uncovered! So gross!

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·Dined on February 2, 2018

Enjoyed lunch at Benihana's for our anniversary. Friendly staff and chef and the volcano onion ring is always a favorite.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 2, 2018

We had a 645 reservation but did not start eating until 8pm. They definitely try to cram many people as possible into the restaurant, I don’t mind waiting a little bit but over an hour on a school night with the kids was way too long.. But the food was great as always.

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·Dined on February 1, 2018

We had a very horrible experience, my husband, 2yr old daughter and myself made a reservation to celebrate our 4yr wedding anniversary and to take our daughter who had never been before, she was really excited because my husband said that was her surprise to see the chef cook in front of her she was really excited, I called at 730 because traffic was not as bad as we thought it would be to see if it was possible to get seated early and was told no, that was fine we checked in at 8:15 for our reservation and was told we would be seated shortly, keep in mind we have a 2yr old with us waiting to eat dinner. 8:45 I checked to see how much longer it would be and was told we were next to get a table while they called 2 couples, 9pm still no table and no communication we left the restaurant at 915pm, no one said sorry or anything when my husband said we were leaving because it was taking entirely too long and what’s the point of making a reservation if an hour after your time your still waiting to be seated, smh. Ridiculous we were/ are very upset about that, and my daughter feelings were hurt because we had to leave her surprise, it just makes no sense at all.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Great service. The chef was nice and very fast. Enjoyed our meal.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 1, 2018

It was good

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Gave up after waiting for over a half hour after reservation time. Host staff was very rude. Nice manager, but damage had been done by that point.

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·Dined on January 30, 2018

Usually go to Cupertino Benihaha. This was our first visit to Concord's. They are not alike either good nor bad. First time having a female chef, you rocked Elizabeth!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Happy Hour
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Was very loud and took 45 min to even be greeted by the waitress

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 26, 2018

One of my best experiences here. Our chef, German, did an outstanding job. And our waitress (forgot her name) was very attentive. The food was prepared extremely well. 5 stars all the way!

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·Dined on January 26, 2018

our waitress was awesome. wish the chef spoke up, we could hardly hear or understand him.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on January 25, 2018

As usual went to Benihana Food great, service wonderful, Fun show.
My son's birthday and we all had a great time.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Just like the other reviewers, I was seated at the table and it took almost an hour for the cook to come out. The place needs a revamp, it looks sad inside and dirty.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Waitress was very nice and checked on us occasionally the cook was excellent

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 24, 2018

We do Benihana’s at least once a month sometimes more. This was a bad experience in many ways. The restrooms were out of order. Servers appeared to be understaffed . The service was poor, drinks not refilled, salads came after the entrees were being placed on the plates . Everything we needed required waiting and work to get attention. 2 hours 15 minutes to eat.
175.00 was too much for that.

Shazam ( yes that’s his name was the only employee that seemed attentive but he was also just trying to stay afloat.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 23, 2018

The problem is having to sit next to drunk idiots, that ruin your time.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Tahoe)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Always great entertainment and fun with a group. The chef keeps you watching for sure. A good time.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fun
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Food and atmosphere were great. The staff was friendly and patient. The only thing was we still had to wait about 20 minutes with a reservation.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 21, 2018

When I first got there I know that I got there early. I showed up and I let them know that I was about 45 to an hour early the person told me that they would fit me a soon as possible if they had a table come out. A sooners 45 minute mark hit the lady came out and let us know that the table was coming up and that we would be seated properly. We told her OK and we continue with our conversation about 25 minutes past that we had already got our reservation time and I want to ask when we would get a table since we have been waiting there for a while. The guy have no customer service. He told me that we would have to wait for a table to open up after we had already been told that a table with opening up and we would be seated honestly after receiving a horrible service I only ate a salad I was not thrilled about the experience and I won’t be coming back. I always go to the one in Burlingame I figured I give a different want to chance but I guess I was wrong hopefully they train their staff better customer service so that this doesn’t happen again to someone else. Personally I would not recommend this establishment 21 that I know I don’t mind paying for good food but if the customer service is not there forget it.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Our experience was great fun and food. I've been to this Beni Hana several times and have never been disappointed.

Tags: People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Fun
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 21, 2018

I love the food and service, however I really dislike the wait time.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Food and service are good, just a lot of waiting. We went there for lunch on a Sunday. Made a reservation for 5 people, and we arrived a bit before our reservation. It took a while before we get to sit down, and a long while before order, then a lot more wait before the chef came out. Other tables seemed to in the same situation.

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Always an amazing experience. I love this place. I go just about every weekend for lunch.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Authentic, Good for Groups, Casual, Spicy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Good food and the wait was not that long, I will recommend this place to my friends and family.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 20, 2018

The service was excellent, as well as the food. The Hostess, waiter and chef were a blast and made our experience worth it.

Tags: People Watching, Comfort Food, Paleo Friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Casual, Disabled Access
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Had a great experience. They messed up my order once. But it was okay because the food was great either way and the staff.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 19, 2018

i want to give a special thank you to the cook Joaquin he prepared our meals with a lot of love and when i do return i would request for him to be my cook everytime i go i truly enjoyed everything

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