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Benihana

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1989 Diamond Blvd, Concord, CA 94520-5717 (Diamond Blvd)
925-827-4220
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 25
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Love the food

This location was recently renovated with an express lunch section. You get the same great food without the presentation. I absolutely love the food here. The onion soup, the salad and you have to order the fried rice. I request the garlic butter be put on my entire meal. I usually order the filet... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 11, 2015
Nen8189
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San Francisco, California
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  • Large groups
  • Doing business
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San Francisco, California
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42 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

This location was recently renovated with an express lunch section. You get the same great food without the presentation. I absolutely love the food here. The onion soup, the salad and you have to order the fried rice. I request the garlic butter be put on my entire meal. I usually order the filet medium rare and it just melts... More 

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Concord, CA
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51 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

This is a great place for a date or special occasion. It is quite pricey, so don't expect to come if you aren't ready for a decent sized bill. This location is very nice. It was remodeled within the last year. Food is delicious abs the presentation is fabulous fun for both young and old. The chefs cook on a... More 

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Newbury, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

As always with Benihana's, an entertaining Japanese style meal, very good size portions with soup and salad included in the price. Always find it interesting to watch the other guests reactions to the Chef's show.

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Concord, California
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36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We had a great time. This location is always packed so I suggest you make reservations well in advance even on a weekday. The food was great although the service was a little slow. It looked like they were short staffed. We went on a Thursday night.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

My family go to Benihana approximately once per month. We enjoy their Scallops Jumbo Shrimp, soup salad and tea. The hibachi rice is always good too. A little pricey perhaps, however, pretty consistent each time. It seems like it is a right of passing for each family member's Birthday as well. The sushi is just okay at best. This Japanese... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 via mobile

Always so much fun and great food! Just try to sit away from the direction the smoke from cooking goes or you and your clothes will smell like the food until washing!

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Walnut Creek, California
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55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Visited Benihana for a birthday party with 6 total guests. The restaurant is a favorite of ours for many years. Service started very slow this visit. Although we had 4:45 pm reservations the restaurant was very busy. The drink and appetizer service was normal but it took a long time (35-45minutes) for the chef to show up. A member of... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

After driving 15 hours with 3 teenage boys, I was really looking forward to a good dinner where everyone could get what they wanted, but an hour wait for dinner at 9:00 on a Thursday night is ridiculous. We went to Claim Jumper instead and had a great dinner.

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Antioch
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38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Annual birthday dinner for my daughter. The food is always very good, and I think the sushi is better than most. I never left here hungry, and usually bring home left overs. Be sure to sign up for the birthday certificate $30 value. The reason for the average rating is due to the poor management of reservations and table assignments.... More 

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Walnut Creek, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

We visited Benihana Concord again this March 1st. The wait to be seated lasted about 10-15 minutes, the place was packed with people standing out of the door. Once we were seated service was slower than usual. We have been here many many times and no matter how crowded it is , in the past, they have done a good... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1989 Diamond Blvd, Concord, CA 94520-5717
    (Diamond Blvd)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Concord
  • Phone Number: 925-827-4220

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 100
  • Cuisine: Japanese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Large groups, Doing business
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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