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Shinto Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.shintoexperience.com
  • Email: klott@shintoexperience.com
  • Phone: (630) 637-8899
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:30pm, Saturday: 12:00pm - 3:30pm;
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 3:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 3:30pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 12:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Sushi, Japanese
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: To share the Shinto Experience with guests at your next special event, we also provide Sushi and Hibachi catering services. It's great for birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, or any special occasion. Shinto's catering services will add the extraordinary to the ordinary!
  • Private Party Facilities: Sharing the Shinto Experience with guests at your home, office, or in our private dining area will be a great way to wow you friends and family!
  • Private Party Contact: Jennifer Hernandez (630) 276-6757
  • Entertainment: The Shinto experience also includes LIVE JAZZ on Friday nights! What better way to relax after working all week? The combination of Shinto chefs and the live jazz band make your night a memorable one! We also have house mixes, nightly at 10pm.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: North Aurora RD
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Shinto
When was the last time you went out to eat and were entertained at the same time?

Whether you're looking for the right setting for a great business lunch, a fun family dinner or just a special night out with your sweetheart, The Shinto Experience is for you!

What is the Shinto experience? Volcano's of food erupting before your eyes, eggs flying and bouncing from the chef's clever, and your kids gasping in awe as the food flames in front of their eyes!Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSteak
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGood for Groups
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
Diner Reviews
  • "We thoroughly enjoyed having our daughter's birthday Saturday evening ! Great server with a good personality and knowledge of the menu! Enjoyed our chef who made our grandson just laugh and laugh ! Great food we are never disappointed!"
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "The food here is delicious! I've been to a several hibachi places and this is definitely in my top 3. It's a bit pricey so it's a once in a while treat or for special occasions. Would definitely recommend to anyone looking for great food and an awesome atmosphere. From the hostess, to the waiter, and the cook.... The service was great!! Until next time Shinto! "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Not a long wait for the table, but the last maybe 4 times we've been here the wait for our food (after we have had soup and salad) has seemed like a long gap. I bet about 20-30 minutes after finishing my salad we finally had some veggies. Anyhow, not a big deal if you plan for it because the food is great and the chef's are really entertaining. "
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "This was my fourth or fifth time coming here. I had done the hibachi before but we like coming here for sushi. My boyfriend is allergic to shellfish and I only like cooked sushi so were trying to talk with the waiter to see what our options were. He kept recommending things that wouldn't work which left us puzzled. He wasn't very good about checking on us either, leaving for long periods of time. He failed to mention/offer me items that came with my meal, but by the time we saw him again our entrees had been brought out and I thought it best just to forget it. While we enjoy the food enough to come back, I think service could be improved a bit."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "The food was good....something I'd crave...the atmosphere is nice...waiter was nice and attentive, HOWEVER....I went on half off Tuesdays....he did not advise me that the combo meals were not half off.....I learned that when I got the bill. The manager offered me a friends and family discount ...although it did not amount to the half off price...I would revisit"
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "I didn't know that on Tuesday they have a special for $12 habachi! The food is delicious and the chefs are hilarious!"
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "I couldn't have loved it more. The experience was great! Shinto is one of my favorite restaurants. It has a nice atmosphere and great food! Our chef had a great sense of humor and made it fun for every party."
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "Went there for a Moms Night Out...had a fabulous time. Food was amazing, we all had sushi! I definitely will be going again....and soon!!"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "they got caught off guard on a Monday night the service was horrible but the food was very good. I had Sushimi the rest of the group had hibachi. Mine was fresh and very good enjoyed the evening despite the service"
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "Have been to Shinto multiple times and have never had any issues. Food, service, and value are reasons we keep going back."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Love the monday sushi special! Also, Maja waited on our table and provided incredible service."
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "My husband and I only go out to an expensive restaurant like this about once every six months. Was worth every penny. We started with two sushi rolls, both excellent. We ordered the steak hibachi, and salmon hibachi. So good! Only negative was there were three empty sugar packets, along with sugar on the floor. I saw them as I approached the table, and felt the crunchy sugar under my feet when I sat down. This did not impress me. I feel if my husband and I are going to spend more than a hundred dollars on dinner, I don't want to see and feel garbage on the floor as I eat. All in all though, we were definitely glad we went, and I can't stress enough how delicious the food is. If it wasn't so expensive, I would go there all the time!"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Great restaurant, go for the Hibachi, unless you are a sushi nut, both will delight. The service is always friendly and he is there when you need it. I thought it was busy for a Tuesday evening. But rest assured most nights are this way. Had a drink at the bar while we were waiting for the party to arrive. The bartender was friendly and seemed please to serve you anything you like. At the table our server was prompt and courteous. He was there just the right amount. I started out with a sushi roll and and finished up with a filet, lobster and scallops, all perfectly cooked. We had an awesome time. I know we will go back again to enjoy great food and in the company of friends and family."
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "The sushi at Shinto is great, I highly recommend the super white tuna, it melts in your mouth. The service is very good. Shinto is oftentimes on Groupon or has coupons mailed out."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Really enjoy this restaurant. Went for the Naperville restaurant week menu because it was a great value and allowed us to try an appetizer and dessert (generally we will get an appetizer and stick with the same one or two items). Because it was a special menu it was printed on a separate sheet of paper and descriptions of items were not included leaving us to have to flip between that and the every day menu. Food was great but the timing could have been better as we got out sushi before finishing our appetizer. Overall we would return to the restaurant if we were in the area."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "We came for my sisters birthday celebration..very nice she enjoyed the dinner. We had a party of 5 we opted for hibachi along with additional sushi. Our Server Angela was great along with our cook... Nice time and the sushi & rolls were delicious!"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "This was a great birthday dinner. All of us had the Imperial Feast and upgraded to Chateaubriand. It was so tasty. Great staff."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "We had two $5 gift cards and were disappointed that you only took one. Gift cards should be treated differently than coupons. The batter on our shrimp tempura was very bland. It was like eating plain flour otherwise Sushi was delicious."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "This is a great spot for dinner on a tuesday night."
    Dined on 1/14/2014
  • "You can not go wrong here! Mondays 1/2 off all Speciaity Rolls! The Sushi is great! Remember to make a reservation as it tends to be crowded. They also have Habachi grills That are smokeless. Nice presentation and good Childern specials. The Sushi and bars part of The restaurant tend to be more for adults but they have done a nice job of deprecating the Habachi room which you Can still get sushi at and Habachi. You will not be disappointed!"
    Dined on 2/10/2014
  • "The only complication I encountered I found it difficult to book a party os13 people,the on line booking kept telling me that I couldn't book this.I tried a slightly different number and later times but with little success I am assuming that your hitachi seats lesser amounts of people so we had to wait for two tables for that amount of people.The problem was I was not asked until much later in the questioning if I needed hibachi or sushi, and we actually wanted sushi"
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "A bit of an off location being in a strip, but the ambience is good. More hip than I expected with a diverse dining crowd. Fire and Ice Roll was very good, as was the cucumber tini. The night club was non-existent - I heard rumors about a dance floor but it wasn't happening. Good place for a group dining wise though."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Took my girlfriend and two kids (6 & 9 yrs). The Hibachi chef was talented and very fun for adults and kids alike. The food was great! The server was personable but was different as he had this hipster/cool guy attitude and did not come around enough for drinks, but he did try to make you happy. There were only 2 problems in the night: One was that the restaurant is off the street a bit and in a dark stripmall so you have to be careful and have your head on a swivel to find it. Next, we had resos for 6 pm and arrived 5 minutes early. The hostess told us we would have a 10 minute wait to be seated. Not good when you have young kids!! Overall, great food, great interior, good crowd and a very good place for dates and families alike!"
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "It was a dining experience enjoyed by the whole family. Our waiter was fantastic! Can't wait to go back! The only thing that could have been better was the chicken. It was a little chewy but the Filet (steak) was excellent. Definitely a do again!!!!"
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "When drinks were needed and/or refills, we had to track down some one to ask, but other than that every one was very nice, the food was great, the show was fun and every one enjoyed the night. I did appreciate the team coming out and singing happy birthday with a delicious treat"
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Love this place!! Im very picky and just love their rolls!!"
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "We've dined at Shinto many times, it's our favorite sushi restaurant in the area. The sushi is always excellent, as is the service. Dinner is a bit pricey, however the food is well worth it. This evening we started with the beef negamaki, then chose the Dragon, Little Delicious, and Kamakaze rolls. Service was quick and very friendly. They also have a promotion ongoing where they give you a $5 gift card for checking in on Facebook. Highly recommend Shinto if you enjoy sushi and a contemporary, vibrant ambiance."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "Our waitress was outstanding and very attentive. Our sushi was average. Not super fresh. Quite small. The rice even seemed to have been made quite awhile before being served."
    Dined on 1/16/2014
  • "Absolutely perfect choice for my son's 14th birthday celebration. Been to many other hibachi places and this one was the best! Attentive, polite, and smiling staff from the hostess, server, busboys and grill "clean-up" guy, entertaining and talented chef, great atmosphere and truly delicious, quality tasty food. Shrimp, chicken, steak, swordfish and veggies cooked to perfection. Will be back with friends and for daughter's birthday soon."
    Dined on 1/3/2014
  • "Sushi rolls are the best I have ever had!! My favorite is the filet roll!!! Out of this world and crave it all the time!!"
    Dined on 1/1/2014
  • "We've eaten on both the hibachi side and the sushi bar, and have never been disappointed. The food is always fresh and prepared perfectly and the service is always attentive and friendly. Shinto is one of our favorite places to dine. Worth every penny."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "It's expensive and they upcharge you for the fried rice, but it's pretty decent Japanese food."
    Dined on 12/17/2013
  • "We picked this restaurant because we had heard that you would not smell like the grill when you left, however, that was not true. Our food was average at best. The constant additional upcharges seemed unnecessary as compared to competitors. The staff was very pleasant."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "it was a very enjoyable experience. great food and environment. our chef was very engaged. we really enjoyed it. we would definitely recommend it to others."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "Celebrated a family member's birthday here. It was delicious! It's a bit pricey but well worth it. Our server was very knowledgeable about the different types of sushi and was friendly and attentive. Definitely a new favorite place of ours!"
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "We always enjoy excellent sushi and great atmosphere"
    Dined on 12/23/2013
  • "Despite having a reservation, I had to wait at least 15 minutes for a table. The food was overly salty and nothing special for the price. The waitress was minimally attentive."
    Dined on 12/18/2013
  • "Booked through Open Table the day before just because we had 7 people in our group, more than half of which were out of state and very hungry. One person in our party was lost and instead of offering us a table, drink, or appetizer told us to wait until the lost person got there.we thought that was somewhat rude considering such a big party was a big ticket for them and they couldn't be more hospitable. After 30 minutes of standing in a virtually empty restaurant at noon, our lost person showed up and we were seated. Chris our Hibachi chef was great, cooked well and had a great sense of humor. Ben, our waiter was attentive but distracted almost as if they were short staffed. The food was cooked well, the deep fried sushi was a special twist"
    Dined on 11/2/2013
  • "My wife and I had never been here before. It was her birthday and she wanted sushi. I am not a sushi person, but I do like the hibachi. It was a great combo and the food was outstanding. I would definately recommend this to anyone."
    Dined on 10/23/2013
  • "I come here all the time with my family and friends to have sushi. Best prices with great quality! Monday half price happy hour is the best! We always get the lil delicious, jekyll and hyde, mexican roll, black widow, spider, fire and ice, and some gyoza or shumai as an appetizer."
    Dined on 10/14/2013