Shakou Arlington Heights
Food was outstanding, but the service was a bit inattentive.
Shakou is one of our favorites. We dine at Shakou at least once a month.
great place, great food
Music too loud
Family friendly. Tasty delicious yummy food. Great Ambience!!
New job get together
Brought our 12 year old twins and we all had a great time!
Great service , beautiful place , great food.
The Vegan options are great. The waiter helped me navigate the menu, while my wife chose this beautiful steak bowl with black rice. The sushi was absolutely superb!
We are not sushi eaters but the restaurant offers other items to accommodate our preferences. Ranka is a fabulous server. She knows the menu items and is always upbeat and happy to see us.
Honestly, I have eaten at 4 different locations on multiple occasions, Park Ridge, St. Charles, Barrington and AHts but not one comes close to food quality and taste like AHts. Every single dish is made like heaven at this location. And service is bar none. Keep up good work.
We got engaged and they brought us drinks and a dessert to help us celebrate. Thanks for such a great night!
Awesome sushi and great drinks. Best value for the money.
Food was great, server was attentive without hovering, atmosphere was also nice and decor is pleasant. The only thing I don’t like is the use of low couches as table seating. I’d recommend rethinking this aspect.
We were a party of 6. It was very loud and hard to have a conversation with anyone but the person beside you
outstanding server: Brian. outstanding gluten free menu; Great food; fun environment
Superior food and service as usual. First time I've experienced a slow night at Shakou, relatively quiet vs the usual bustle. Dined outside tonight, taking advantage of the Indian Summer weather. Great vibe @ Shakou as usual
As always, the best sushi in Arlington Heights with great service and a great atmosphere.
The food and the service at Shakou have never disappointed! The only reason it got only 4 stars for ambience is the very uncomfortable, hard seated, straight back chairs. Our table of 6 should have asked for a "padded" seat in one of the booths or the tables that were set up for 8, but we did not. Next time we will wait until we can be seated someplace more comfortable. It will make the overall dining experience more pleasant. Our server was top notch, the food was really great, and it's a perfect location for dining before or after attending a performance at The Metropolis Theater in Arlington Heights.
I love the Devils Crab roll! Get it almost every time I go. My husband had the Tokyo steak and it was good.
This was our first time st Shakou. The service and food were excellent but the ambience for the cost of the food could have been better. It was very loud and seating was cramped. The table was very small when it came to holding the food we ordered.
Perfect night sitting outside. Food and service was excellent. Always is excellent. We’ll be back soon.
Delicious sushi and amazing service for a special lunch date.
First time there and totally impressed! Elegant ambience and exceptional menu choices!
The Asian sweet potato maki with wonton was sweet and crunchy - wonderful small plate. And the Australian Barrimundi baked in a pastry bag with vegetables was flaky and moist. The waiter was attentive for our birthday occasion. Everyone in our dinner party was equally impressed. Can’t wait to return!
Good food. Good service. Fast but the table was a high top and I wanted a regular table. High tops are way to small we had a hard time juggling the plates around. The noise level was to loud to have a conversation.
We just moved to Arlington Heights and invited friends to go to sushi.
This sushi place has a nice atmosphere with pretty chandlers with high energy, and with loud music. If you do not mind talking loud with your friends and family, then this atmosphere will be okay for you.
We made reservations for 4 through open table. Our table size was for a party of four, but there were not any tables to accommodate or party. That was not that a big deal. The service was a bit slow at times, but it was Saturday night so things were busy. Not a big deal.
The appetizers were good. We ordered fried calamari, and edamame and scallops. No complaints at this point. The scallops were a little fishy, but we were still excited to try their sushi. The cocktails were excellent, as well. Very well made.
The main course: We ordered green dragon sushi, tuna, and salmon rolls. (cant remember the names of the other rolls)The sushi was NOT fresh, nor was the wasabi. We even requested fresh wasabi, but it was clear that it was no different then their standard wasabi. The sushi was warm and not even chilled. We all order sushi, just took the meat out and ate the rice etc. We also, ordered sashimi and it definitely smelled very “fishy” and was slimy and shiny. We just did not want to eat it.
In the end, the price is high and I am not sure I will return. If I am going to go out for sushi and spend a lot of money I want fresh fish. If I do return, I will call first and ask when their fish comes in, and try it on a day where the fish is fresh. Hate to give 1 star but the quality of food was not good.
Love it here. Best service!
We had the opportunity to sit outside as it was one of the nice nights in Chicagoland! That was necessary as the restaurant was VERY loud. That can be good as it shows energy...but can be exhausting if really wanting to have a conversation. The patio was great for us! We sat at a high-top right by the doors. The food is amazing. The service was slow, maybe because they were busy. They need to learn to keep the waters (and other liquids!!) coming, even if food is slower. Have a try at it...you''ll find something you love!
A little noisy for our party (older folk) not because of people's conversations but because of the music playing through the speakers. The food was excellent; everybody enjoyed their meals.
Great service and food is amazing! Had a selection of speciality rolls.. black widow is awesome!
Too loud knew we were getting high top but party was booked same day and people from that party were drinking and talking at bar right next to out table several times my daughter got bumped at table most of the time people were on top of us while we were eating not fun
Always love shakou! Service and food was delicious! Very loud though. Just please bring back the crunch roll!
Service was a bit slow, but he was a good server and it was a busy.
Very nice luncheon menu. Windows opened to enjoy outside view.
Service was great and the food delicious. I would definitely return for dinner.
Always excellent quality
I'm used to going to the one in Barrington. I thought it will be the same experience. We took a friend or for her birthday, but the waiter was kind of pushy and rude, and they wasn't the first time.
Good food and atmosphere. Didn’t think the price matched the food based on other experiences.
Great food and enjoyable time with family.