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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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 4 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dining on the patio was wonderful!

M
Naples
91 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

L
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

BG
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful night on the roof patio

AV
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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
Overall 1food 5service 1ambience 1

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
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 5

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

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

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
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 1

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
18 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

SG
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good food. We miss the St. Charles location.

P
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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EG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food great service ! The outdoor rooftop is amazing!

Shakou Barrington
Responded on September 5, 2019

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PN
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Always satisfied and can count on always having fresh fish

Shakou Barrington
Responded on September 5, 2019

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OT
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

Horrible service and horrible bar tender. Messed up our drink order several times, waitress was rarely seen and screwed the order up.

Shakou Barrington
Responded on September 5, 2019

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J
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 1

The booth we sat in felt like cardboard...no cushion on the seat at all, very uncomfortable. The back of the booth also felt like cardboard and bounced back and forth with the people behind us like it was not anchored to anything. Horrible. The service was slow and found out the kitchen was backed up. The result was our food was just ok...not what our first experience was at all. I have to say they lack tremendously on comfortability. Everything is cold hard and uncomfortable.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Going away dinner

c
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Celebrating a family anniversary. Service was excellent.

Shakou Barrington
Responded on September 5, 2019

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l
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I personally always enjoy eating there.

Shakou Barrington
Responded on September 5, 2019

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E
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 3

The bathrooms were super dirty! And we were sitting so close to a family with kids who kept trying to go out into the rooftop and kept bumping into me!

Shakou Barrington
Responded on September 5, 2019

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CR
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Food was delicious, but not a great value. Drinks were expensive. Noise level was distracting (too loud because there is nothing to absorb the sound). Great service.

Shakou Barrington
Responded on September 5, 2019

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OT
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service! Had a table on the roof
Deck...perfect weather and wonderful ambiance. Highly recommend!

Shakou Barrington
Responded on September 5, 2019

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Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and service.

Shakou Barrington
Responded on September 5, 2019

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M
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoy dining here and this particular evening we sat outside on the second floor. It was a beautiful evening and the service was excellent. There were three of us and we each had something different. All agreed the food was very delicious and presented very well. Truly, an outstanding place to dine.

Shakou Barrington
Responded on September 5, 2019

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OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food and drinks are great and the service is always excellent. One of my favorite places to eat.

Shakou Barrington
Responded on August 23, 2019

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A
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and drink selection. The rooftop dining is great with a great view of the sunset.

Shakou Barrington
Responded on August 23, 2019

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ML
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 2

Food was excellent and I think prices are moderate and realistic for a Barrington restaurant. Service was actually pretty good and we were seated immediately as we arrived which was just at our scheduled reservation time. The ambiance and decor are nothing special and some of the downstairs looks already very used, even though to me, this is still a newer place. Bottom line, you go here for the Food. Maki Rolls are excellent, some unique creations, priced very fairly. Seafood entrees were cooked to perfection. If you go on a Saturday evening, just expect to be loud and busy.

Shakou Barrington
Responded on August 23, 2019

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AG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a cool place! Great atmosphere and delicious food, great service!

Shakou Barrington
Responded on August 23, 2019

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s
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

We had 7:15 reservations & didn’t get seated until around 8:00. Part of the problem was I did not realize that all of the outdoor seating were high top tables. It is not like that at the Shakou in Arlington Heights & no where did it say that when making the reservation. The manager was a little oblivious to us & we even sat ourselves when one of the hostesses pointed to what was good big to be our table. Very disappointing start to the meal. However the food was excellent as always.

Shakou Barrington
Responded on August 23, 2019

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VS
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Good food enjoyed the outside patio.
Service has great.

Shakou Barrington
Responded on August 23, 2019

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OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Deafening noise level upstairs detracts from the experience. Food and service were awesome.

Shakou Barrington
Responded on August 23, 2019

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KR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 1

Great food and great service, but I specifically requested to be seated in a nicer place and we were put in the corner, on the way to the bathrooms, AGAIN! This is where I always get put and therefore after the same thing for the month time definitely won't be going to that location.

Shakou Barrington
Responded on August 23, 2019

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A
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Kristen & Evan were wonderful. Great personalities & they made my night

Shakou Barrington
Responded on August 12, 2019

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MJ
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was an amazing dinner and atmosphere! Will 100% be back!

Shakou Barrington
Responded on August 12, 2019

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LL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Have been to Shakou in the past, but this was not a good experience. There was an error with our reservation - so we couldn't dine outside. We were fine & understood. However, we waiting at least 15 minutes for our waitress after we were seated, and it just spiraled downward from there. Food was slow and our cooked items were lukewarm, drinks were very slow and our waitress was either new or was just a poor waitress. Definitely not up to par for Shakou.

Shakou Barrington
Responded on August 12, 2019

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OT
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

Service was terrible waited 15minutes to see a waiter..ordered drinks waited 15 minutes got our appetizers b-4 our drinks. Waited another 30 minutes b-4 we got our Rolls. Ordered 4 different rolls 4 were not done as ordered n they forgot to bring one of the ordered rolls. Ordered another round of rolls still messed up the order. After arriving at 6:30 and sitting there way too long we wanted to get out asked for check n waited too long for that also. In the handicapped toilet there was tinfoil covering the top of the commode which I’m sure the village of Barrington would have a problem with. Never a apology for the delay in our order. The 4 tables around us n our party of 4 were freezing they had the air blasting on the main floor. We all said we would never come back.

Shakou Barrington
Responded on August 12, 2019

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OK
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Reservation via Open Table didn’t work.
We booked the outdoor and were told to wait one hour in a line.
Waiting time for a food order was over 1 hour.

Shakou Barrington
Responded on August 23, 2019

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KW
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Very good but a bit unorganized with having a reservation.

Shakou Barrington
Responded on August 23, 2019

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