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“Always love the show” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Benihana

Benihana
1989 Diamond Blvd, Concord, CA 94520-5717
925-827-4220
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Ranked #5 of 262 Restaurants in Concord
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: Japanese
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Good for: Large groups, Doing business
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Diamond Blvd
San Francisco
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Always love the show”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2012

This is a great place for a show and to have fun. The food is not the draw, but the theatrics are the main attraction. Fun drinks and tasty food...good enough. Very busy on the weekends.

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  • English first
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English first
California
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
“Find another place to eat”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2012

A group of us went to Benihana for dinner this evening to celebrate an anniversary. Two young women were also added to our group of 6. Even though we had reservations, we waited for over 30 minutes to be seated. During that time, the noise level was ridiculously loud. Once seated, we had two incidents were bowls were broken by our cook. The last incident ended with one of the young women at our table finding pieces of glass in her fried rice. Then, one gal from our group went to the ladies room only to find they were have plumbing problems and the sink was backed up. Our friend took a picture, it looked like brown soup--yuk! A sign was taped on the mirror to use the handicapped room, which had a sink, but no hand towels. Yikes!! never again.
Hopefully management will advise the cook that the grill should be cleared of all food, cleaned, and then the food (in this case the fried rice) should once again be prepared from scratch. Instead, the cook left to get a new bowl, leaving the fried rice on the grill, and then putting it in the new bowl--little knowing glass bits had contaminated the rice. Once the young woman found the glass bits in her mouth, she could not eat another bite. Management did not charge her for her meal, but she also left a full plate of food.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Concord, California
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7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Fun atmosphere”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2012

LIke the family style seating and live cooking demonstration

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San Francisco
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7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Never going back to the tapenyaki tables”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2012

We took my son for his 10th birthday and had a reservation. we still waited about an hour. The show is just not worth the wait. There are too many fabulous J restaurant to come here again.

Visited June 2012
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Concord, Ca
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Great food, good fun”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

The food is great, you sit around the cook and his grill! He also does a cooking performance as he is cooking. It is a bit on the expensive side, but worth it.

  • Visited February 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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