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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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3.9

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

3.7

ambience

3.8

value

3.6

Noise

Moderate

78% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Birthdays (101)
Special Occasion (99)
Fun (86)
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Good for a Date (76)
Good for Groups (71)
Casual (51)
Kid-friendly (51)
Good for Anniversaries (45)
Creative Cuisine (41)
Great for Lunch (41)
Worth the Drive (33)
Happy Hour (25)
Comfort Food (20)
Bar Seating (20)
Handcrafted Cocktails (20)
Hot Spot (18)
People Watching (18)
Tasting Menu (18)
Sunday Lunch (17)
Fit for Foodies (16)
Business Meals (14)
Romantic (14)
Authentic (12)
Pre/post Theatre (12)
Healthy (11)
Great for Brunch (10)
Late-night Find (8)
Good Vegetarian Options (8)
Vibrant Bar Scene (8)
Seasonal (8)
Great Beer (7)
Disabled Access (6)
Afternoon Tea (5)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Spicy (4)
Cozy (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Live Music (2)
Vegan (2)
Live Sports (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Waterfront (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined a day ago

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 3 days ago

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 4 days ago

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 4 days ago

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 4 days ago

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 6 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 7 days ago

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 7 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 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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·Dined on November 13, 2017

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 on November 13, 2017

My experience was A+Excellent great food great service

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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·Dined on November 13, 2017

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 on November 13, 2017

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.

Tags: Fun
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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 12, 2017

We waited over 40 min after our reservation time until we were finally seated on a Saturday night. They wouldn't seat us until the last person in our party arrived, but after she arrived within the 10 minutes of our reservation, there was a 40 minute wait.

The chef looked really tired and could barely hold a smile. The food was of good quality though, although the amount of soy sauce the chef added to the fried rice was alarming. I literally had my mouth open as he continued to drizzle away.

The waiter was good, and anticipated our need for to go boxes and they took a couple of really nice family shots at the table and handed the pictures to us when we were about to leave.

They never refilled my all you can drink soda, though. They sent a second lemonade to my husband though he didn't want one.

Overall, the food was good, the fried rice was not as good as it used to be, but the crazy Saturday night atmosphere was enough to nix any repeat visit. Perhaps lunch is better?

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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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