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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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Today
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, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 24
    Excellent
  • 30
    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
One of the smaller Benihana's

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
rmsanch
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Concord, California
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
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Concord, California
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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 38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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71 reviews 71 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
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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Turlock, California
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150 reviews 150 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

My husband and I were staying across the street at the Hilton, so we had not been to one in awhile. The wait was only 20 minutes. For how busy they were the young man waiting on us gave us great service. Our food was delicious, the my steak was perfect medium and so was my husbands. We had are... More 

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Pleasanton, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015 via mobile

I took my mom and a friend to Benihana for their birthday celebrations. We brought our bottle of sparkling wine ($15 c.fee)and while waiting for our reservation time started it at the bar. Atmosphere was very cheerful, our waiter knowledgeable and our cook was just great. Show of the food preparation is just awesome! My guests were thrilled! Presentation of... More 

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Concord, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I've been to a place very resembles Beninaha's, located in Dublin,Ca. This was my first time ever at a Benihana, and so glad that I went. It was a friends Bday, he would have been by himself, so glad that I was able to join him. I really enjoy the food being prepared right in front of you, I got... 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?