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About Shakou Barrington

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!

121 W Main Street
Barrington, IL 60010
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Asian, Sushi

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday - 11AM to 10PM
*Kitchen Service Ends at 10PM

Friday -Saturday - 11AM - 11PM
*Kitchen Service Ends at 11PM

Sunday- 4PM - 9PM
*Kitchen Service Ends at 9PM

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(224) 655-2853

Website:
http://www.shakourestaurants.com/

Parking Details:
Valet available certain evenings.

Additional:
Banquet, Full Bar, Private Room, Wine

Shakou Barrington Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (23)
Good for a Date (22)
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Creative Cuisine (17)
Great for Outdoor Dining (17)
Fun (17)
Great for Lunch (14)
Worth the Drive (14)
Bar Seating (13)
Good for Groups (13)
Vibrant Bar Scene (13)
Good for Anniversaries (12)
Casual (10)
Good for Birthdays (10)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Neighborhood Gem (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Happy Hour (8)
People Watching (8)
Good Vegetarian Options (8)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Spicy (7)
Business Meals (5)
Cozy (5)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Healthy (5)
Quick Bite (5)
Romantic (5)
Scenic View (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Kid-friendly (5)
Authentic (4)
Vegan (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Live Sports (2)
Comfort Food (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
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·Dined on December 5, 2017

Delicious sushi rolls— and you get a lot for your money. Food is fresh and has unique flavors. Excellent.

Tags: Bar Seating, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Prompt seating and courteous service despite the weekend crowd. Fire cracker shrimp and salmon both up to par...2 of our favorite entrees. Sushi/Maki fresh and delicious, as usual.

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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on November 28, 2017

The staff here is extremely attentive - so much so that while dining here last night, the manager came to my table to mention that there was a mix-up in the kitchen that I wasn't even aware of. He then ensured that I was cared for and they even surprised me with a delicious dessert. I highly recommend this restaurant because of the superior service, food, and ambiance!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Great meal. Cool ambiance

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 25, 2017

The whole experience was great as always! KRISTEN C, was amazing! Def recommend this place!

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·Dined on November 25, 2017

A bit too rushed. As soon as last piece taken from a plate they were taking one at a time. A bit annoying

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

I had made a reservation, Shakou called to confirm our reservation, which I did. When we arrived they seated us in the bar. I don't make reservatuins to sit in a bar where I have to yell to here friends and my date. Also, the table was so small our plates were basically touching. It was very uncomfortable. I'd only recommend if tables in the dining area are available. We asked why they didn't tell me to expect to eat in the bar when we confirmed our reservation. They just said they were busy. To me not acceptable since I had made a reservation.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Hot Spot, People Watching
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Delicious and fun as usual. Great service and ambiance

Tags: Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 16, 2017

I always enjoy this place, location, & food. However, the noise level (music) is getting out of hand. I’m not a fan of screaming to my friends during dinner. I could never take my parents here for an enjoyable dinner, music is way too loud.

Tags: Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We really enjoyed the food and the service was very good but the music was so loud the we could hardly hear each other talk. We were entertaining our son from out of town and were disappointed that we could not carry on a conversation. I do not know why the music had to be so loud in such a nice restaurant. We would return if the music was not so loud.

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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Service was great, food was very good. Music volume was too loud.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Good for a Date, Bar Seating
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 4, 2017

The food and service at Shakou are wonderful. Sadly, the noise level makes an evening with friends difficult. Blaring music added to the conversations bouncing off all the hard surfaces combine to make the overall experience less than stellar. If the weather permits outside seating, it is much more enjoyable.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

We went for my son's birthday and had a great time. Good food good service

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Great food and service. Waitress knew the menue and was great with recommendations.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Excellent food and nice decor. Love the rooftop. Great for a friends get togeter destination.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 28, 2017

I have been wanting to try Shakou for some time -- I got a gift card for my birthday and used it the other night. It was great... definitely not a place I would take small kids. The atmosphere has a Chicago feel. We sat on the first floor in the bar at a high top. Music was contemporary and the mostly an adult crowd.

Our waitress was great. The person I was with -- his meal was delayed and she let us know and offered us a complimentary drink. When the food came, portions were sizeable not over the top, yet portions were not "too" small for the price we paid (for both appetizers and the main meals).

Overall we had a great experience and will go back. I would recommend this to anyone, not just a special occasion. There is both an area for fine dining (more intimate) and the bar seating to suit whatever atmosphere you are in the mood for. Thumbs up....

2 appetizers, a drink, 2 green teas, 1 steak meal, 1 Black Widow sushi... $127 with tax... worth it

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Everything was fantastic. Music was just a little loud.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Great food, staff and service. The worse part is a martini was dropped on me!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 14, 2017

This was a selection for our annual girls night out. The food was amazing, three of us had the same dish. Our service was terrific. I, myself, used to wait tables. My only complaint was the raging loud music, we were screaming at each other, and the amount of wine in my wine glass for $12. It was barely 2 sips. Not sure I would go back, because the music was so loud, and frankly, not necessary. But I would recommend it for the food.

Tags: Good for Groups, Tasting Menu, Casual, Fun, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 10, 2017

19 year wedding anniversary

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·Dined on October 8, 2017

Delicious maki rolls; my only request would be that they add more rolls to the menu. Keep it coming, Shakou!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

Everything was wonderful and I would have any friends or family to come out and enjoy everything that you offer.

Tags: Happy Hour, Hot Spot, Scenic View, Good for Groups, Fun, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 4, 2017

I recommend the Sushi Boat! We had it for 3 people and it was plenty! The menu is a bit intimidating with so many things to choose from, the helpful servers make sure you have a good experience.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 24, 2017

This is a great place. Very cool and fun. Great food.

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·Dined on September 21, 2017

My wife and I decided to try it for our 20 year Anniversary. The food was great, very nice ambiance and a great way to celebrate our special day.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Vegan, Worth the Drive, Kid-friendly
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 17, 2017

I was just so disappointed in the ambiance - it was very cold and music too loud and told they wouldn't turn it down. We asked to split an entree after ordering multiple appetizers and it was brought on one plate so we had to split it ourselves at the table. Shakou has been a favorite spot and this was so disappointing. I couldn't wait to leave to warm up and be able to hear the person I was with.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Rooftop dining with lovely food, it has become a real hot spot..

Tags: Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, People Watching
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 14, 2017

Ordered aperizer with prawns in, a wrap, and across four halves, there was one very small prawn. And it was expensive.

Second visit, second time we walked away feeling ripped off.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 9, 2017

We were celebrating our anniversary of 37 years and they put us at a table upstairs right outside the elevator-extremely noisy and people everywhere. They could have been more accommodating for a special occasion

Tags: Good for Groups, Fun, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 9, 2017

We have been several times. Food is OK, service is OK, but it is very loud, too loud to be enjoyable.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 9, 2017

It is a great restaurant, I really like the food, and it has a good vibe but it is just too loud. You can hardly have a conversation with your table without shouting. If you could just turn the music down several notches it would be great. Seriously, just so loud.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Food is great would prefer the dining room over the bar seating.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Awesome as always!!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 4, 2017

Excellent sushi and seared Chilean sea bass. The pear martini and cumberita are wonderful. Service could have been a bit more attentive.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on September 3, 2017

Large menu and nice presentation but lower grade quality sushi.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Great food and service. Lively fun atmosphere!

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·Dined on August 29, 2017

First time and will be back many more. The ambiance, food and service were incredible. We ate on the roof top which was terrific. The roof top, though not as high as down town Chicago, is very classy, as is the whole restaurant.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 28, 2017

It is one of my favorite restaurants. The rooftop dining is like being on vacation. So pretty.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Cozy, Happy Hour, Scenic View, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 26, 2017

The food was spectacular as was the service. We loved almost every aspect of the evening except an important one. The level of the music and the noise level in general was deafening. It was extremely difficult to carry on conversation.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Great food, wonderful and attentive service. I will go again and certainly take friends!

A real winner for Barrington.

cj

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Fun, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Happy Hour
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