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1989 Diamond Blvd, Concord, CA 94520-5717 (Diamond Blvd)
+1 925-827-4220
11:30 - 23:00
Closed now
All hours
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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40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a favorite lunch spot for meeting friends. I enjoy their chicken dishes and it always is fresh.

Thank foreverart
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

I give this place a 4 start only because of the hostess. We came to celebrate my husband's birthday. We made reservations a week in advance. When we got there, the hostess was very rude. She seem soooooo unhappy. She was not welcoming at all and she looked so unhappy. However, our server was very sweet. Her name is Sheeva... More 

Thank Kimberly N
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

I have been going to Benihana's for years! It's a must to try the Hibachi style at least one time, even though it's expensive! Sign up online and receive your $30 coupon for your birthday!

Thank Tani B
Fairfield, California
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366 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

I have to agree with another reviewer. This Benihana's food quality has gone down. We stopped in for lunch and were seated quickly. It took a bit for our Server to come over too us, even though there were Severs standing around. When she arrived she was pleasant and quickly took our drink and meal order. I had a chicken... More 

Thank 2marcopolos
Clayton, California
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606 reviews
380 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 200 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

We enjoyed a tasty meal here to celebrate my wife's birthday. I had the salmon with avocado tartare sauce and my wife had the seafood combo; both were very, very good and we enjoyed them. Everything was cooked just about right, which is tough to accomplish with an audience as well as the high heat and diced food. And the... More 

Thank Dale W
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Benihana is a great family restaurant where the kids (and everyone) can watch the chefs cook your food right before your eyes. What fantastic showmanship these folks display. We have never had a bad meal here, plus they have a birthday club where they will send you a birthday coupon via email.

Thank ConcordMike
Princeville, Hawaii
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86 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

We used to stop in several times a year and had not been in several years. We recently gave Benihana a try again for a small group event. Our chef was nice, but started by cleaning the grill with a dirty cloth while wearing a filthy chef's jacket. As the service and food has gone down the price has gone... More 

Thank Don H
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

We stopped by Benihana for a bite to eat before attending a concert. We were seated within 30 minutes. While waiting we had drinks from the bar-very nice bartender. We were able to order from the lunch menu which saved us a few pennies! They food was phenomenal! My favorite is the Chicken Fried Rice, Scallops, and Shrimp!

Thank Raggabug76
Concord, California
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

The food is always good. The rooms with the table side grills are always busy and generally require reservations. You can go in the bar area seating and get the same food, just without the entertainment. We typically are able to just walk in get a table with a very short wait time.

Thank Kerry W
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114 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016

Used to be a terrific place for Japanese food, but now just average. I think it is the quality of the ingredients, but not the atmosphere, and table top chiefs. Our last three dinners here were just not up to par for the prices they charge! Entertainment was still great by the chiefs at your table.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$100
Japanese, Asian, Sushi
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?