Shinto
Shinto

Shinto

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.shintoexperience.com/
  • Phone: 6306378899
  • 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: Sushi, Steakhouse, 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 6302766757
  • 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!
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerSteak
Shinto reviews from OpenTable diners
65 reviews since May 18, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.5
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (38)special occasion (35)kid-friendly (18)fit for foodies (17)neighborhood gem (17)vibrant bar scene (15)romantic (13)hot spot (11)great for lunch (10)late-night find (6)great for outdoor dining (3)great for brunch (1)scenic view (1)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • awesome
    donnamoney
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    I love it my family was happy and this was there 1st time they all ready telling me they want to go back and that this was beautiful the food was delicious.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food/Slow Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    The food was excellent but we had to wait what seemed like longer than normal for our chef to come out.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good, but service can be better.
    NA11VIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Our server wasn't too bright. I asked for water twice, and on the second try, she finally brought my water. In addition, I asked if they had a full bar. She said yes. I asked for a Sazerac. She, literally, could not spell Sazerac. The food was excellent.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Sushi in Naperville
    foodiechemist
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We always get sushi here and, as a result, cannot comment on the hibachi. Their sashimi, nagiri, and maki rolls are all some of the best I've had in the west burbs.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Busy
    carmengb
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    We were 10 minutes late for our reservation so we had to wait an additional 45 minutes for an open table. It was very busy due to the half price specialty rolls that night. It seemed there were not enough staff for the amount of guests this restaurant held for a Monday night. I would not recommend this restaurant if you were very hungry and in a time crunch.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Bad Monday service
    whatever
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Waiter Zach was awful, I do not want him ever again.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Shintotally awesome
    Ripper
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Awesome time as always. 5 year old son loves it! Food was excellent and service was great.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best place for Japanese hibachi!
    MiamiUmom
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Great place! Amazing food! Can't go wrong with anything you order! Don't pass on the upgrade for the fried rice! They make the best hands down!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New to the area
    Notimetocook
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Just moved to Illinois and had to organize my 10 year olds birthday. She loves Habachi so after reading reviews we chose Shinto. Juan, our Chef, was very good and entertaining. Our server, wish I could remember his name, was gracious and very knowledgable. We had our favorite Habachi/Sushi restaurant back in Denver and feel very fortunate to have found a comparable replacement so soon. Specials were very good and well worth it. Food receives a B+/A- but service that night was an A+!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AMAZING
    deadflowers
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Ive been to Shinto twice. The first time with my girl friend and the waiter was awesome and definitely helped us since it was the first time dining there. Second time was with my boyfriend. Again, awesome waiter definitely gave us recommendations and was checking how we were doing without disturbing us. I would definitely come again and recommend it to anyone.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great experience!
    Ashley
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Went there for my 21st and it was so much fun! Awesome waitress and the cook was very entertaining! highly suggest getting a group together and doing the hibatichi option, great time
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Sushi not so great spot
    NewExDinner
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    The food was great! The table or should I say grill that were placed at with two other strangers was weird. I was expecting a high top or just a regular two top. Our sever was ok. It seemed like he wasn't being himself and just reiterating what his manual said. He was pushy about the food and wasn't too attentive. The food made up for it though. Some of the best sushi I have ever eaten at a very good price!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    Sushi fresh and tasty as usual. Service was lousy!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Happy Hour
    artemisjam
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    I enjoy Shinto's Happy Hour but I wish they extend the specialty sushi selections for all the days and not exclusively on Tuesdays. :(
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Snarky Chef
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    All was good, but the attitude of the chef was kind of snarky...when there was a misunderstanding on our order, there were NO apologies, but blame focused on the waiter instead...very unprofessional!! Energy & Enthusiasm a bit lacking from him too...brought a child for the 'show' of cooking and he could not really be bothered...very disappointing!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Frequent there often
    Shinto
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Great Sushi as well as Hibachi Service not alway up to par nice atmosphere
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious!!
    Allison
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    I cannot believe how good the steak I had was (NY Strip hibachi)- I was not expecting it! The flavor was amazing and it was cooked perfectly. Husband had chef's choice nigiri platter, and reports it, too, was very enjoyable. The portions are huge, and we left happy!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Sushi
    Rich
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    I have been coming to Shinto for a few years for Sushi. I have always enjoyed my meal. The sushi is always consistent - fresh and tasty. The servers are polite and attentive. I will be returning in the very near future.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • big menue
    happy
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    A lot of choices but too expensive to be a regular customer. It is a special occasion restaurant only.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Met my craving for sushi at Shinto!
    LizzieVIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    We ate outside under the umbrellas which was nice. We usually order the spider roll but this time we tried their special roll - killing me softly which was excellent. All of the rolls we tried were great. We had the Philly roll, another one with lobster, and another one with crab. This is a great place for sushi or hibachi. The only issue we had was our points not being credited, we had to stop at the host stand after dinner to get it cleared up, but then our points were added.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Enjoyed immensely.
    Kugelis672
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    We were a party of 5 with a four year old on a Saturday afternoon for hibachi. The service was phenomenal. Brendan was our server. Very personable and attentive. Our chef did a great job. Entertaining and delicious. A birthday dessert was complementary and great! I was quite pleased with the entire visit. I plan on returning. Pricing is comparable to other Japanese hibachi restaurants.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • awesome!
    albrieVIP
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    I always love a good hibachi! Shinto is a great restaurant with really good sushi and hibachi. If I ever want sushi I will come to Shinto. The hibachi chefs always put on a good show and never disappoint. Definitely will always come back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New favorite!!
    Beca
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    I usually go to the city for my sushi fix but a couple friends wanted to meet up and naperville was the spot. I'm so glad I picked up the groupon and tried this place out. Our waiter Nick was the best host and was helpful in selecting the best food for us. we had drinks, appetizers, and the Sushi was Great!!! we were there from 830 til midnight, being that they closed at 11 it was really nice for them to let us stay that extra hour. If you have the Groupon, give them a good tip for good service. The service here is amazing and the best part is that they will not rush you out if it's busy. so come in and unwind, have a couple sake bombs and enjoy the fresh sushi.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • yum yum yum!!
    kasiunia
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Came here for the hibachi grill. Udon noodle were phenomenal! Also loved the steak, make sure to upgrade to the chatuebriand. It makes all the difference and definetely worth the $$. I will be returning in the near future to try the sushi. Ohh and the service was outstanding. I wish I could remember our servers name, but he was very knowledgeable and friendly! Great show by the chefs as well. I would definetely recommend coming here especially if youve never been to a hibachi grill!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicous Hibachi and Sushi!
    Alexis0316
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    We went this weekend to celebrate my husband's birthday. The food was absolutely delicious! We love these style of restaurants, and for the price the portions are very fair. Same goes for the sushi. The rolls my husband ordered were twice as large as rolls we've paid the same price for at other restaurants. The wait staff and chef were attentive and wonderfully friendly but not intrusive. Excellent meal and experience here this weekend!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food
    mom2nik
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Wonderful server, chef and food. Nice selection and cooked how you want it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Entertaining show & good food
    CDinerVIP
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Delicious, fresh food & plenty of it. Entertaining show.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 38 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 18, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 225 reviews are from the Shinto reviews archive.
  • Mother's Day Lunch
    tableforsix
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We had a wonderful experience with our family of six at Shinto on Mother's Day.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service lacking
    primetime
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    We were seated prior to two other parties. Too are surprise, both parties had chefs at their tables and was getting service while we sat and waited. After waiting an additional 10 minutes we were able to finally flag down the manager to ask for an explanation to why we did not have a chef at our table. The response was very weak, full of excuses, but with no real action to remedy the situation. This was our first experience at this restaurant and will be our last. It's unfortunate too, since the food was actually good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • first time hibachi groups
    Dryxel
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    When to shinto's for my birthday, this everyone's first time at shinto's for everyone and a first time hibachi experience for most of the group. The wait staff was great, he knew the menu very well, as well as the sake drink menu. My wife that's a pizza and burger only type of person a very picky eater, the made her a fried rice with out chicken, and made her a steak with perfection. She said we'll be back. My 3 year old was a little rambunctious while we were waiting for the chef, but once he started the show his eyes lit up with the initial flame and everyone was entertained the whole time. The dragon roll was amazing. Fried rice was awesome well with the extra money. Everyone loved they're food.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Good for Groups, special occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food good service
    Spyder
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    The food was excellent and the service was very good We had a great time. The chef was very entertaining I will definetly return
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary Dinner
    Lsseaton
    Dined on 4/29/2014
    The Hibachi Chef had a great personality and did a good job of making everyone feel involved in the evening.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, special occasion, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    ChicagoRoll
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    My wife and I found this place through a last second change in my company's party plans. We loved the attention we received and we wanted to return. Fast forward a few months and my wife asked that we go here again for her birthday. We were not disappointed. The food was terrific and attention to our Hibachi experience was an A+ all the way. I fully recommend this place for any occasion. It is worth every penny you spend! CHICAGO ROLL!!!!!!!
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another great experience at Shinto
    DianeVIP
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    Always great food at Shinto. The sushi is so fresh and with little to no fat. The hibachi dinners are plentiful. Only thing I would change is to add some more sushi rolls without crab to the menu. Ryan was our server and is especially good.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never disappointed
    Rich
    Dined on 4/21/2014
    This restaurant provides excellent food and excellent service. I never leave disappointed.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Shinto, GREAT hibachi
    LisaGirl83
    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!
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Late-Night Find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place for family birthdays !
    Familycelebrates
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great but usually a long wait
    Realist
    Dined on 4/15/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Hot Spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food, but improve service
    ConflictedVIP
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    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.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious and Affirdable
    vjanie83
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.