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For 2
Date
Tue, 1/23
Time
11:00 PM
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Benihana - Concord

3.9
1895 reviews
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$30 and under
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Japanese
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  • Good for Birthdays (97)
  • Special Occasion (92)
  • Good for Groups (84)
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Japanese, Sushi, Steakhouse
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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
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Phone number
(925) 827-4220
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Cross street: Diamond Blvd
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3.9
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4.2
food
3.7
service
3.8
ambience
3.6
value
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75% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Mike (San Francisco)
5.0
Dined on January 17, 2018

Service was a little slow but they were very busy, food and atmosphere were great.

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OpenTable Diner 
3.0
Dined on January 17, 2018

Although Benihana will always be my favorite place to celebrate my birthday every year, it was evident that costs are being cut everywhere even though the prices are not being cut too. The salad and soup were served in dishes and were obviously less full than prior visits. The takeout bags are unbranded now, which is fine except that it just added to the feeling of cutback everywhere. My husband was also displeased that the imperial steak was not on the menu and that when he called several times to make a reservation he could not get anyone to answer the phone. Because all i ever want for my birthday is to go he continued to try. He would otherwise have called somewhere else for a reservation. He ended up booking the reservation online but felt the restaurant should be willing to pay enough staff to make sure someone was available to answer the phone.

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OpenTable Diner 
4.0
Dined on January 16, 2018

Overall we had a good experience. We were celebrating my birthday with my two young nieces, and thought it Benihana would be a good place to go with the children. A couple of things that could have been better involved the service. Our server brought out the steamed rice nearly after all of the meat was served. Our water cups never got refilled, and she also brought hot water instead of green tea. Lastly, they ran out of vanilla ice cream as well as another kind and brought out chocolate without informing us (would have preferred green tea). We had a $30 off coupon but the bar code wasn't coming up, and the manager was nice enough to activate it anyway so that was a plus. Overall Benihana is a very fun atmosphere and a fun place to go for celebrations.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined on January 15, 2018

It took very long for our chef to come out but other than that everything was perfect.

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SFgal (Hawaii)
5.0
Dined on January 15, 2018

Great place. Unfortunately, they had us wait for 30 minutes after our reservation. We arrived 5 minutes early.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
1.0
Dined on January 14, 2018

We waited over an hour for our chef to come to the table. Our chef and appetizers came out together after and hour.

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OpenTable Diner 
4.0
Dined on January 14, 2018

Long wait at door even with reservations. Very long time to recieve drinks/refills. Performance was great, but shrimp was lacking flavor.

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OpenTable Diner 
4.0
Dined on January 14, 2018

Food is always delicious. Our waiter was awesome! Wish I could remember his name. What to say about our chef. He knows how to cook. But that’s all. Our food was great but he was boring. He was so quiet and just did a few tricks. I wish we could request chefs. Our first time going we had a different chef, Shawn. He was awesome. I think he’s the best one there. It would be great if all chefs had a good customer service: Charismatic, fun, entertaining even to just keep up a conversation for more than a second and not just half doing their act. He was just boring.

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Valerie (San Francisco)
4.0
Dined on January 13, 2018

It was nice time. Love that the cooking in front us.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0
Dined on January 12, 2018

It was a great time. Food was amazing the way they present the cooking of the food is always fun.
The people at our table are always fun. Chefs put on a amazing show.
Birthday dinner really good time.

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Hours, Transportation, and Details

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Japanese, Sushi, Steakhouse
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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
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Cross street
Diamond Blvd
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Price range
$30 and under
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Phone number
(925) 827-4220
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Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine