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1989 Diamond Blvd, Concord, CA 94520-5717 (Diamond Blvd)
+1 925-827-4220
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun 12:00 - 21:30
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri 11:30 - 23:00
Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Fremont, California
Level Contributor
15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I wish I could tell you I've never yelled at a restaurant manager or hostess, and up until 8:55 last night that was true. Sadly, that all changed at around 8:56 PM. So, here's the story of why you should never go to this restaurant: I made reservations at Benihana in Concord via Open Table about 3 or 4 weeks... More 

Thank DonFremontCA
Antioch, California
Level Contributor
63 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have not been to a Benihana Restaurant in a long time so when I had an opportunity to go for lunch with friends this was the place we chose. We had a reservations for our party.The one thing we found out is your party will not be seated until all your guests arrive. So we waited for a few... More 

Thank LOVECali2013
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had reservations, then had to wait 15 more minutes. No spots to sit because was packed! But when we finally got in to sit down it was great food and the cook we had was entertaining.

Thank Kyle T
Level Contributor
660 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 202 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

On a winter Sunday night, this restaurant still packs them in for traditional Japanese chef cooking for the audience at a group setting along with sushi.

1 Thank chicago90Phoenix
Bruch, Germany
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 February 2017

We had reserved for 40 people for a surprise 70th birthday party for my dear aunt. As we began arriving, we wanted to be seated at our table but weren't allowed because everyone had too be present. Well, we had to yell "surprise" in the lobby when my aunt came in. The food was delicious and they were very nice... More 

1 Thank Tami R
San Bruno
Level Contributor
86 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017

We took our grandson and family there for birthday. We had a reservation for 3:15 but didn't get seated until almost 4. Staff overwhelmed by customers. Food and service was great though. Great portions.

1 Thank Richard D
Clayton, California
Level Contributor
67 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

Went to Benihana's last night for the first time. We had reservations for our party of 10 and were seated once all of us got there. The table around the flat top was a little crowded but all of us managed to fit in. The server who took out orders and got our drinks did a very good job and... More 

1 Thank Bill S
Concord, California
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 December 2016

We had reservations and arrived a few minutes early to find a very crowded restaurant. There were at least 6 other parties that exchanged words with the hostess about the unacceptably long wait and then left. After an hour and a half we left. Benihana - get over the idea of increasing bar revenue by making me wait 2 hours... More 

1 Thank richk3062016
Benihana M, Guest Relations Manager at Benihana, responded to this review

Rich, we're sorry to hear this as it shouldn't have happened. Thanks for bringing it to our attention. Your feedback will be shared with our Guest Relations team for improvements. More 

Danville, California
Level Contributor
30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2016

Pretty expensive and be prepared to wait a bit.... But food is yummy. Show is fun for kids, but if you go more than once as an adult, it's....same old thing.

1 Thank Clutzylou
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Level Contributor
103 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 December 2016

Rocked up on a weeknight without reservations, and we were seated after a quick wait at the bar. The meats and seafood were fresh and well (also entertainingly) prepared by our server/cook, and their garlic chicken rice wasn't too bad either. The sashimi and sushi were alright. Great place to wind down with colleagues after a day of work.

1 Thank zamar84

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 25 - US$ 100
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1989 Diamond Blvd, Concord, CA 94520-5717
    (Diamond Blvd)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Concord
  • Phone Number: +1 925-827-4220

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?