Shakou Libertyville

4.5
966 reviews
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Shakou Restaurants landed on the Chicago suburban restaurant scene in 2013 with the opening of the original location in Libertyville. The vision behind the Shakou brand is to bring the “city vibe” to the Suburbs through trendy Modern Asian Cuisine restaurants. Each Shakou Restaurant’s atmosphere has a uniqueness of its own while staying true to the core vibe of the brand venue vision. Each location features perfectly balanced décor, stylish comfortable seating and cool colored lights bouncing off of carefully placed Asian art work accompanied by euphoric house beats subtly bumping in the background. Shakou Restaurants have been named in the Top 100 Hot Spot Restaurants in America and in the Top 10 Chicago Asian Eateries by Open Table.
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BH
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food is amazing! I only have Chilean sea bass!!! Plus Lobster roll and spring roll. My favs

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EF
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is great! Definitely coming back soon! :-)) But if you're looking for quiet, that its not. Busy place and very loud music. (Good club like music

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OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 3

We have been to multiple locations. This particular location seemed rather crowded. We had a reservation at 6:30 and finally sat down at 7:30. We had a group of 8 people. As you can imagine difficult to be standing around for an hour. The bar is small. There was no space to wait anywhere. Once seated the server had no idea what the rolls were and needed a menu to let us know what was in the rolls. She seemed flustered at times. This location was beautiful on the outside but we will not be back!!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

This was one of the worst experiences I've had at a restaurant. We were not given refills. We had to wait forever to get our food. The server rarely checked on us. The food was mediocre and not worth the price. I will not be returning to this place.

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MW
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was excellent. Food came out quickly however did not feel rushed and we were able to enjoy the dinner at a nice pace.

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KG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Very “Bro” spot vibe, the music reminds me of my Cancun vacation when every bar/club played the same music. Waiter was great and food was good.

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EL
Phoenix
12 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Meeting with a friend for dinner. Enjoyable experience.

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JK
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great. Service was great. Waitress had an awesome personality. Great atmosphere.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great server. She was very knowledgeable. Ambiance was fantastic

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L
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great fun vibe for a night out. Food was delicious. Not for small kids.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great sushi

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LH
Adelaide / SA
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

Music early in eve when my husb and I have dinner is obnoxious. We come early 4:30 -5:00 and we can hardly speak because music is obnoxious n loud not a dine ng environment. We have asked to have it turned down but have been told manager wont allow mysic lowered. I understand when there is a full house but when there are only a few tables w bouncing sound off walls its obnoxious. We have negated going because of this issue. Also no server has ever asked us about points. I signed up on line with the ponits when i made an online reservation and no one has asked if we have a point card.

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L
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 4ambience 4

I don't really care for sushi but took my bf for his birthday because he loves sushi. For sushi it wasn't terrible. The place is really nice and reminds me of a nightclub. If I return it would be nice to sit upstairs. I was surprised at how many families were there with their kids. Didn't seem like a family place. Presentation of the food was really nice.

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h
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

It wasn't my best experience of the day..

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AS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Shakou didn’t disappoint! Food was excellent and the service was top notch. Prices were reasonable for the amount of food you get and the price point of similar restaurants. We will definitely being going back in the future.

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OT
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and a very nice overall experience here when we came for dinner. Sat upstairs on the couches and it was very comfortable. Drinks, sushi and the soft shell crab appetizer were excellent!

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E
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Tasty sushi. On point beverages. House music. Great suburban date spot with a river north vibe.

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CA
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Get a corner or side booth for noise level. Then it’s tolerable.

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TB
Memphis
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious and artfully plated! Loved it! Will definitely visit again soon!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was me and my girlfriend’s second time coming, our experience was amazing. The food was great and an overall wonderful place to dine.

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L
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was spectacular, as was the ambiance. What a beautiful restaurant. The menu truly has something for everyone.

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I
Chicago
124 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food with good Service the Sushi was great and in the end we had 5 different rolls all were great we couldn’t determine the best . We will be back

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AL
New England
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Shakou staff accommodated our large group at the last minute and made us feel very welcome. Our waitress was incredibly attentive and helped us make decisions about dishes and gave feedback on ingredients and prep. Her knowledge was top notch. The rest of the staff was both efficient and fun, and we had a fantastic business meal with plenty of collaboration and delicious food!

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N
Chicago
45 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had great food with outstanding service. I would highly recommend.

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KL
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and excellent service. Awesome restaurant.

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KK
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

LOVE LOVE LOVE THE FOOD. Kinda pricey (but my date was drinking high ball scotch so drinks alone were over $50)

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OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the second time eating at Shakou in the past month and both times it was absolutely delicious!

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M
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 5

I love Shakou and have never had a bad experience till this time. First off we had reservations at 8:30pm and did not get seated till 8:50 and were just standing and waiting and got told “the kitchen was behind” and the host was overly rude. When we sat down, I the water glass I was given was chipped. So had to get that replaced. I’ve been to this place numerous times and love it, but this last experience was terrible.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Reservation was a little late. Host and server were welcoming and helped up pick our rolls. Food was excellent. Great date spot.

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LN
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sea Star cold appetizer was delicious!

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SD
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 3

It was very very noisy not very good ambience especially for Valentine’s Day felt rushed very disappointed after reading some reviews and speaking with friends who have been there

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VK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

The lady host at the door was very rude the place smelled so bad like spoiled fish it was not a pleasant experience at all would not recommend to any of my friends

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 3

The music was way too loud to visit with friends. The music did not seem to match the decor.

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Miami
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Music is a little loud

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CR
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food-Great atmosphere. Always a great experience coming here. Our server KATIE provided exceptional service!

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d
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service is great, food is awesome, a can't miss if you're in Libertyville.

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R
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tremendous for the food and ambience, plus personalized service.

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AW
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

All was great except for table they reserved for us, it was next to the service elevator, not cool! Waiter nice enough to relocate us.

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N
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Daddy daughter dance

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F
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Always a winner, this chic Libertyville restaurant have a club vibe and much more than sushi. As a bonus it has excellent vegetarian options, something unexpected. Service could be a little warmer and attentive, but it’s not disastrous. It is a touch more expensive than some other destinations, but for the glamorous environment on red hot Milwaukee Ave, they can charge a premium.

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