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Shakou Sushi
Shakou Sushi

Shakou Sushi Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.shakousushi.com/
  • Phone: (224) 433-6675
  • Hours of Operation:

    Lunch & Dinner:
    Mon – Tue: 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
    Wed – Thur: 11:00 am – 1:00 am
    Fri: 11:00 am – 2:00 am
    Sat: 4:00 pm – 2:00 am
    Sun: 4:00 pm – 11:00 pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Sushi, Japanese
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Milwaukee and Lake Street
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Shakou Sushi
Shakou Sushi, Libertyville's newest hotspot, brings you an inviting atmosphere specializing in modern Japanese cuisine. The Japanese word for Shakou translates as “social life.” You don’t want to miss experiencing this new spin on a casual sushi bar, offering upbeat music, sophistication and style with unmatched service.

Our ninja warrior chefs have mastered the art of creating a menu of tasteful innovations that offers something for everyone. Using the freshest ingredients and top-quality fish we provide traditional sashimi and specialty rolls. Shakou Sushi’s menu will satisfy sushi connoisseurs and novices alike. For the land-lover, we also offer contemporary versions of some Japanese classics, including Teriyaki, Tempura and Katsu dishes.

Our specialty drink menu includes an array of cocktails made with freshly squeezed juices, crisp flavors, and hand-muddled cocktails.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
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Diner Reviews
  • "We went for our anniversary and this was a great spot. The food came out in a timely manner. Great portions and good prices. The atmosphere was trendy and hot. Would definitely come back."
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "There were very few options for vegetarians. May it be appetizers or makis. I would recommend the management to increase these options in menu."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "It was a first visit for me and my sister. Loved the ambiance and decor. Drinks were great and sushi was fresh. The service could have been better. Our waitress was a tad slow. But overall, was nice. Plan on returning."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Upon entering Shakou, we were immediately made to feel welcome. The ambience was inviting and the service outstanding. I had a combination sashimi dinner with miso soup that was wonderful. The sashimi was very fresh, and the servings were generous. Other members of our party (birthday) that were not into sushi or sashimi, ordered other dishes that they also raved about. This is a great restaurant, and I would recommend it to anybody that likes fine dining at reasonable prices."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Have been to this restaurant MANY times, and have always liked it. Our last experience was less impressive. My egg roll was burnt, our server was "dull" and a poor listener. I am hopeful that this was a singularly bad experience. Please, please, please, Shakou Sushi, don't get sloppy! On a positive note, the General Manager IS very attentive, and today was no exception. I suppose it is our own fault that we did not complain when things were not as we expected, but I'd prefer not to be in that position in the first place."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "First visit to Shakou and boy was I impressed. The place looks like someone picked it up from downtown Chicago and dropped it off in Libertyville. The decor and ambiance are like nothing you'll see anywhere else around. For the food, the appetizers all sounded delicious but we ended up getting the bacon wrapped scallops which were amazing, they literally melted in my mouth. The maki rolls we ordered (volcano roll, flaming himachi roll and the black widow) were all very fresh and extremely tasty My personal favorite was the flaming himachi. Can't wait to go back to try some more of the amazing food on the menu."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Excellent. Great food, service, and reasonably priced including drinks."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "I love shakou. The drinks, sushi, and setting is amazing."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "We went to Shakou for our anniversary. From the moment we entered the restaurant, the staff was welcoming and hospitable. Upon, hearing it was a special occasion, we were asked if we wanted to sit upstairs in the lounge,which I recommend. The ambience was romantic and perfect for a fun night out or special occasion. The food was amazing. Creative and tasty sushi rolls, as well as delicious sashimi. Service was quick. The gm talked to us various times through the night to see how things were. We were surprised by an anniversary dessert in the end. We will definitely go back and have already told many friends about it."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "The sushi was amazingly fresh and the selection of rolls was very creative and different. Waiter truly seemed to love working there. Very fun and energetic vibe. Going to reccomend to all my friends."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "Food was average and nothing special with their drinks...Just an Ok place to go. Very trendy restaurant, that's about all that was special. Wouldn't go back."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "The food was delicious and artfully prepared. The only negative was the loud music. Difficult to carry on conversation at the table."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "My wife and I celebrated our 15th wedding anniversary and couldn't of have had a better experience! Would definitely recommend Stefan, he was a great server! And, if any other staff member noticed that we were done with a dish they would remove it from the table. Really enjoyed the ambiance! Met the GM Kevin, great guy! The Sushi was absolutely incredible! Very fresh and had great flavor! The restaurant treated us to a piece of cake for our anniversary! I can see why this restaurant is a top 100 hot spot! Fantastic! Can't go back soon enough!"
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "The food was outstanding and at least as good as, if not better than, anything pricey in the city. The manager/owner was at our table several times asking how things were, if we needed anything else, etc. The water was always refilled. Highly recommended for sushi lovers in the suburbs."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "I went being dragged by my wife who chose this restaurant for a birthday dinner. It quickly became a treat for me. I cannot think of anything to suggest to make the experience better. Oh, and if you can, get Eddie for your server. What a treat he is."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "When you walk in you think you are in the city! Great atmosphere and wonderful food! The menu is so diverse that if you are not a sushi lover you still will love it! Was a bit too loud in the dining room but mostly because our table was close to the bar. Overall this place is a 10"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Feels like NYC in little Libertyville. The freshest food in town, prepared with finesse and love for the detail. We has Maki rolls, Nikimi and fried shrimp. Everything was delightful and fresh.Eat the mango sorbet in white chocolate for dessert. It's superb."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Tried the Bento box as a first timer at Shakou Sushi……..great way to be introduced to their menu..thought it was delightful."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "My wife and I celebrated our anniversary here. The sushi was very good, and the staff was very friendly. They gave us a free piece of cake with a candle for our anniversary, which I thought was very nice. I would definitely come back to eat here."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "This is a great place to meet girlfriends or for groups. We had a good time, and the service is friendly. Thank you Kevin Owen. Keep up the good work!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Love this place! Great for a night out with friends but still good for an early dinner with the family."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "music was a little too loud at lunchtime. The waiter was kind to lower the shade due to the sun being directly in our eyes."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Sushi is fresh, service is friendly and helpful, the atmosphere is vibrant and the drinks varied. Our favorite place in Libertyville!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "The Sushi was the best I have ever had. Spicy tuna appetizer was amazing and my kids loved the steak and asparagus appetizer. I would highly recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Never had anything but a wonderful experience at Shakou, both for food, service and ambience. Been at least ten times, both for lunch and dinner. Always meets or surpasses my expectations, which are high for this restaurant. Great Bar also."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Came here for my birthday dinner with my husband, and he put in the reservation it was my birthday. When we arrived, the 2 people at the desk wished me a happy birthday, the person who walked us to our seats wished me a happy birthday. Our server did the same as well as the owner later who came up to see us and ask us how things were going. Our server was great, he made amazing drinks! Our food was delicious, and at the very end the owner brought out a chocolate cake with a candle for me! AMAZING dinner and I appreciated it!! LOVE shakou!!"
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "The service was very disappointing. Waited 15 minutes to be waited on. Had to ask for water. Had to ask for drink refills. Waitress was very inattentive. We were disappointed. If this was my first experience I would never go back and would've left."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "The food and experience was very good. We tried some appetizers and some Maki. Everything we had was executed very well with high quality. There were all the standards you'd expect plus some more creative/unique options. We look forward to going back and experiencing more of the menu. We think this is a good place either as a date night or with a group of friends. We are moving into the area and expect this to be a regular spot for us."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "The first time I came here I was a bit caught off guard. I was not expecting the decor and DJ. Also some pretty good people watching if you get a chance to sit by the window on the lower level. The food was excellent and brought us back in for a second time. Both visits we were not disappointed by the quality of the sushi."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "We just went to Shakou Sushi with a group of four. We all had a great time; however, the music was so incredibly loud it was really hard to hear one another. Everything else was great, but they need to take the sound level down a bit from 11."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "the food was great, service terrific , vibrant atmosphere"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Restaurant looks upscale, but upon arrival the GM greeted us and we were disappointed with his attire, blue jeans with shirt hanging out, not a good look for this type of restaurant. Our server was very good and did not rush us, but the food was just ok, nothing special for the prices. Would not go back nor would I recommend this place."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "Enjoyed the food and ambience. Server was helpful providing guidance to the extensive menu. Will definitely return."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "We went to Shakou Sushi for our wedding anniversary dinner. The atmosphere is lovely and the waiter wished us happy anniversary when we arrived. The food was good, but somewhat overpriced. I was surprised that they did nothing for our anniversary such a give us a dessert with a candle which many restaurants do."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "we went here for fathers day & both our kids & us adults loved the sushi."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Came to enjoy Father's Day with the family. No one was disappointed! Awesome food, awesome service…great ambiance… Very trendy setting. Everyone said they would come again!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "It was nice to eat at our leisure, no rush, everything was wonderful"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "my boyfriend and i have been to shakou two times before, and it never disappoints. we dined with another couple, and the service and food were impeccable. the lively, modern atmosphere adds to a lovely dining experience."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Fabulous atmosphere, great food and an attentive staff."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Can't wait to go back!! The food was delicious and the restaurant had a downtown feel in a suburban setting!"
    Dined on 6/12/2014