Shakou Arlington Heights
Love the outdoor patio when the weather is on my side, otherwise, the inside is very nicely decorated and relaxing.
Another wonderful experience, food, ambiance, and service.
Love LoveLove this restaurant & it’s my favorite location! Food is always fresh & delicious. Never had a bad experience overall!
The Manager Tasos is Awesome In Arlington Heights!
Best sushi, oysters and seafood miso ever! Only complaint was that the booth seating was set back too far from the table.
Shakou was amazing! I do not eat sushi, but everyone else in my party did, and all were satisfied. I had the Udon noodle bowl with vegetables and chicken instead of seafood. The others ordered the boat for 4, and there was plenty of food for all of them.
Food and service were great. My only complaint is some of the seating is pretty but SO uncomfortable. We were first seated at a “booth” but it was little couches on either side of the table. It was so reclined and far from the table it was impossible to eat at. We asked to move and they obliged but sat another couple directly after us in the same spot and we could hear them complain of the same issue. Not a huge deal but difficult to enjoy yourself when you’re that uncomfortable. Lobster roll worth it! Drinks yummy. We’ve been before and will go again.
Get the BOAT and the oysters are fantastic!!!!!
Had a Great time!!!!
Amazing food, beautiful restaurant and great service.
This was our first time at Shakou so we didn’t know what to expect. The food was delicious and the portions were generous. Definitely will be going back to try other dishes.
We went for a birthday and I put that on Open Table. They said nothing. :(. And I couldn’t address it.
What’s taken us so long to try this place? Right in downtown Arlington, with valet parking no less! Excellent, attentive service, great drinks menu, and our sushi was fabulous. Word of warning: their spicy tuna has some kick. A notch spicier than other places we’ve been. I love the decor, with high tops, couches, and regular tables. Music could use a little less bass, but it WAS a weekend night. Will be returning for sure.
Gorgeous restaurant and fantastic service but the food is mediocre at best. No creativity with the sushi and the fried options are heavy and extremely greasy. It's too bad, because the restaurant is gorgeous and would make for a beautiful date night but the food is notably disappointing.
The best sushi, lively atmosphere and Brian, our waiter was outstanding, great service and friendly! :) Def recommend!
Beef wrapped asparagus rolls were AMAZING. I had the Tokyo steak which I recommend and girlfriend had the shrimp and scallops which also recommend. Especially if you're a scallop lover.
They sat us 30 minutes after our reservation, food was good.
It’s gone downhill:(. food used to be great I feel like when it’s busy like on a Friday night nothing is the same. The manager was supposed to come over... never did. the volcano used to be fabulous now it’s a horrible presentation and has no taste. Very average.
This restaurant has improved since our last visit, much better service from start to finish. Food has always been very good. We’ll be back!
Great food, service and atmosphere. I thought the music was a little too loud. It prevented me from having a normal conversation and couldn’t hear without raising my voice and repeating or ask what was said.
I like the atmosphere, upbeat and lively music on a Saturday night. I've been here a couple of times and only wish the love seat seating was comfortable.
Otherwise, nice joint.
This was our first Shakou experience and definitely not our last. I can not begin to tell you how much we loved our evening. The food was amazing. The service was excellent. What a great restaurant. Thank you for making our date night so special.
Great ambiance, fantastic service and great food.
The music base was a little too much , but everything else was perfect.
Shout out to a great manager habib, who brought us a nice slice of cake when he heard that we are celebrating our anniversary.
I would totally recommend to friends and looking forward to going there again.
Absolutely LOVE this place. The food is spectacular and the cocktail menu is phenomenal. Great location and great setting! Highly recommend.
Good and cocktails were excellent and got a nicely tucked away corner table which made it feel very intimate.
I’m not a huge fan over the decor but that amounts to personal taste. Club/EDM music in the background have it a modern feel.
I love this restaurant, my only complaint would be is;
we sat in the dining room and everything was going great until a table of 8-10 was set up right next to ours. Literally had to squeeze out of my seat to go to the bathroom and then we had to endure a child screaming at the top of her lungs for about 20 minutes. Crushed what was an otherwise great night.... we left shortly thereafter.
We were disappointed with the 45 minute wait. Everything else was fabulous.
Had 6:30 reservations and requested a regular dining table. Waited over 30 min for a table and was given a high top in the bar right next to the host station and front door. We were freezing the whole time and had 20 people crowding around us while they too waited for their tables. This was the second time this has happened to us at this restaurant, so we will not be back.
Always a great time. The best sushi in the suburbs.
Cool place with great food and staff. Plenty of seating options and a wide range of food
We had just a party of 2. They tried to put us at a high-boy table which was unacceptable. After a short wait, they put us at a table of 4 which was fine. There seating for 2 people is lacking!
Too loud to have a conversation. Turn down the music volume.
Fantastic food and drinks (try the saketini). But the waiter forgot to put in our apps order, then forgot to put in our dinner order! CRAZY! The manager bought a round of drinks, but come on...
Love it here!
Tasso is great also... so friendly and accommodating.
Food was outstanding and even my kids loved it.
Will be back again soon.
Food was fantastic! Staff was fun. Made dining here even better! Wait staff was very attentive! Great time!!
Very good, tried the restaurant week menus. The only thing was that the potatoes with the steak were not cooked all the way and were hard.
The food here is always top notch, but a lot of restaurants are just as good or better. I finally have had enough with the service. First, when you make a reservation, don't bother specifying if you want a standard table or a hi-top. They don't care. I have reserved a standard table every time and every time been given a hi-top. I finally stopped fighting it this time and just sat at a hi-top, in the bar area, with my kids. Not the atmosphere I want with my kids especially, but they have defeated me. This time to put sugar on top of it, no one came to serve us. So I kindly asked the host who clearly realized no one had been assigned our table (fine, an oversight when planning the night), but then no one would take it. We were about to leave when someone finally waited on us. The service was average after that, but as always, the food was incredibly good. Too bad the overall experience just isn't worth going to this place anymore.
Very loud ,music annoying food excellent well served
Delicious food and amazing cocktails and martinis. Perfect place for a date night!
If you’re looking to go for a girls night out such a cute place to be the ambience and the Decor is beautiful !!
Volcano roll and the crispy tuna appetizer was amazing
We had a 6:30 reservation made a week in advance for a 50th Bday. We had to wait at least 30 minutes with no where to sit. While dining all of our glasses where empty several times.
Love the food and atmosphere, I just think when you make special plans and restaurant seems over booked a complimentary something would be nice.
I understand the more tables you turn the more profits, just think customer appreciation will go a long way.
Had to wait 30 minutes after our reservation time, and didn't get the seat type requested. They also need to better vet their waitresses. This one got our food wrong, drinks wrong.....clearly needs to write things down.....they made good on it eventually and the food won us over.