Shakou Barrington

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$30 and under
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Asian
Shakou Barrington, one of the Top 10 Asian Eateries in Chicago, brings you a trendy modern Asian cuisine restaurant featuring a “city vibe” in the suburbs atmosphere. You do not want to miss the succulence, style and sophistication of the dining experience at Shakou. The incredibly talented Shakou chefs have mastered the art of producing the menu’s tasteful innovations that offer something for everyone, including vegetarian and gluten free diners! The quality and freshness of every ingredient that goes into the Shakou Signature menu items is unparalleled in the industry. Shakou’s menu will satisfy sushi connoisseurs and novices alike. For the land-lover, Shakou offers contemporary versions of some Asian classics including Teriyaki, Tempura and Katsu. From the impressive wine and cocktail list to the diverse dining and delectable dessert options, everyone will be amazed with the dining experience at Shakou! Call to book today!
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Chicago
44 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Still nice in the winter but I must admit I like their rooftop venue better. Shakou's food n service is top notch as usual.

K
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The first time going and it was the best sushi we have ever had! Such a large menu and great variety, everything was amazing! Definitely will be back!

CM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family came in from out of state for a birthday celebration. The Food, as always, was amazing! Can't wait to return for future celebrations.

J
Chicago
37 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous wait staff. Great food selection. Very loud and noisy. Hard to have an intimate conversation. Go for the food. Outstanding!

KK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good service ...great food!

KW
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite sushi place in all of America!! Creative menu and great food!

JA
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was recommended to go to this restaurant because of the delicious food and the ambiance. My friend and I had such a wonderful time. We enjoyed the food and really enjoyed the drinks. We were a bit bummed since it was raining, we couldn't really tell how the outside patio looked like. We both agreed that we would have to come back again especially when the weather is nicer. The hostess on the 1st floor and 2nd floor were friendly. Our server, Joseph, was absolutely fantastic. My friend and I sat there for several hours ordering drinks and chatting, and not once did Joseph seem irritated that we were taking up the table. He was as friendly as can be and checked in on us regularly. I can't wait to go back!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great place for a date. A little loud, but was still manageable. Staff was good, lots of sushi for the price IMO. Fish was fresh! Great place. (ps. Try the lychee martini, awesome!)

OD
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious, way better than I expected. Our waitress was very nice to us, and always making sure that everything was at the top of the line at our table. Definitely going back, and I will recommend this restaurant 100%

BR
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Server was nice. Drinks are good. Not good choices for vegans. Freezing cold and super loud. Won’t go back.

TP
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Shakou is a favorite of mine. The food is fantastic, drinks are incredible, atmosphere is sublime, and service is outstanding.

NL
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, ambience and service were excellent! I truly enjoyed everything and look forward to returning when the weather gets warm again.

BT
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was almost too loud. Although we made our reservation that same day and I understand it was a busy day, it was not appealing to be the first table in the door next to the hostess stand. Maybe that was the only available table at the time, but if we were given the choice we probably would have waited a few minutes to have a better location.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Music in foreground rather than background making conversation difficult

K
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never had a bad experience at our Barrington Shakou. Our server was Adam and he was pleasant and attentive. We continue to support this great restaurant.

WF
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Last weekend, my husband and I went to Shakou in Naperville and we really liked it. This weekend, I was out with a girlfriend and we went to the one in Barrington. The service, ambient, cocktails, and food was once again outstanding. I am a fan of Shakou and really appreciate the consistency of both of these locations.

w
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, good service, good atmosphere. I will eat here again!

CC
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Sushi was way over priced for the quality. Not much flavor. Drinks were delicious and decor is great! Would not return only due to pricing and quality of sushi.

S
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Good but got the wrong bottle of wine and once we figured it out there was some uncomfortable moments but in the end it all was good.

K
Denver
18 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was particularly awesome and we really enjoyed the evening thanks to the delicious food and great service!

PL
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall3food5service4ambience2

WE loved the food--it was excellent and delicious and our wait staff was very attentive. But the noise level was terribly loud and it was hard for us to have a conversation. It was too bad because I took my best friend out to dinner to celebrate her birthday and while we enjoyed the meal, the noise level made it a less than pleasant experience.

DO
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Barrington Shakou delivered an all around great dining experience. The service was markedly better than Arlington Heights.

CS
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great date night place, excellent food and atmosphere.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dining on the patio was wonderful!

M
Naples
94 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food....great service....best sushi in all of Chicagoland

OT
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Roof top dinner was romantic. Will definitely return.

L
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner on patio upstairs with family. Always great food!

BG
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Sat outside but storm had us go inside. Upstairs was loud moved to downstairs. Took 20 minutes for someone to wait on us. Carried a little attitude but smoothed out as evening went on

S
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful night on the roof patio

AV
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food. The service was fabulous. Our server was very attentive. He knew it was my husbands birthday and brought him a complimentary dessert. We would definitely go back.

As far as the portions go, we were very impressed. They were much larger than we expected.

TH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall1food5service1ambience1

Horrible run by management. Our waitress and the bartender were fantastic, however this particular location is poorly run and will not return.

TD
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience5

Very busy, but not every table was full at 7:30pm on a Sat. night. Great looking place and reliably good dishes and Sushi.

Had dinner at the bar. Very slow food delivery and spotty service, but great effort by the overwhelmed single bartender and her assistant. Clearly understaffed. If you go patience or a few drinks will be required.

Shakou Barrington
Responded on September 8, 2019

Thank you for your feedback; it only helps us get better.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Drink’s and sushi. Waitress was very friendly and helpful

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great experience as always. Only issue is we had a reservation but had to wait about 45min for a table. Service and food were great.

J
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience1

They focus on the food and not on the decor or comfort. I felt like we were sitting in a cardboard booth. There were no cushions on the seat or back. The back of the seat was so flimsy it moved back and forth with every movement from us or the people behind us. HORRIBLE! Almost didn't feel like real furniture.

JL
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent shirt ribs with veggies. New appetizer options were awesome. Excellent service.

SG
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food. We miss the St. Charles location.

P
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect night on the terrace. Our server Zack was great! Suggested items on the menu, was quick to refill drinks and super nice.

Shakou Barrington
Responded on September 5, 2019

Thank you for the 5 Star Review and for sharing your #ShakouExperience! #ExperienceShakou

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EG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food great service ! The outdoor rooftop is amazing!

Shakou Barrington
Responded on September 5, 2019

Thank you for the 5 Star Review and for sharing your #ShakouExperience! #ExperienceShakou

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PN
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Always satisfied and can count on always having fresh fish

Shakou Barrington
Responded on September 5, 2019

Thank you for the 5 Star Review and for sharing your #ShakouExperience! #ExperienceShakou

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