Shakou Libertyville

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$30 and under
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Asian
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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KG
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Waitress was fantastic and all around service.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food!!!!

NA
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Made a reservation for a booth but was seated at a high table due to not having open booths availble. This would not have been a problem for me but I brought my 89 year old birthday day Grandma who had some trouble with the high chair. The service was on the slow side but the food was delicious!

SC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and experience. Our server, Audrey was outstanding! Highly recommend and will visit again soon!

RN
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great as always. Our server, Mackenzie, was above and beyond.

JM
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is outstanding, and the service was friendly and efficient. Their soft shell crab dishes are the best I have ever eaten. Also great value for money.

EM
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Amazing service. Very fresh fish. Would be nice to see a better variaty.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrating my Birthday!!

TM
Indiana
7 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and great food! Took a 1 year old and they were more than accommodating! The waiter was even having fun with the little guy!

JD
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always fresh tasting and the service is always excellent.

JL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Prices too high , music too loud , good food but not great

BH
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Birthday cake was awesome for my son. Thanks!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 1

White rice in maki was mushy and the music was too loud.

R
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 3ambience 1

Based on our experience, I would not recommend this restaurant. The music was extremely loud. I also had a sauce dish spilled on me and a person at the next table. It got in my hair, on my clothes and on my jacket.

I think if you don’t mind the noise, this spot is good. Food was tasty but not the atmosphere we were hoping for.

JE
Chicago
46 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

What an incredible menu this restaurant has. We had a tough time making up our minds. I bet you will as well. Interesting combinations make a memorable meal. You will enjoy yourself here. Everything was fresh and prepared artfully. Two things annoyed us on our first visit, however. The air conditioning vents blow right down on you when you are in the booths. And, the bus personnel are overly enthusiastic about removing your dishes as you are finishing the portions. Other than that, the wait staff is excellent and very professional.

OT
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Once again, excellent food and drink! Highly recommend the soft shell crab...so good! Great service as well.

E
Chicago
46 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my first time there for dinner. Shakou didn’t disappoint. I will definitely be back and highly recommended it.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday ! Excellent ! Thanks

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

Recommend, very nice place with good design and music. Very good service!

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

1st time visiting for our wedding anniversary. Very lovely service, high quality food and excellent recommendations from staff. They even offered dessert in congratulations for our anniversary. Will definitely be going back.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never disappointed-great service,very good food,cozy atmosphere

OT
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food!

Shakou Libertyville
Responded on September 8, 2019

Thank you for the 5 Star Review! #ExperienceShakou

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

I love the energy at Shakou! Upbeat, modern but cozy and the food was a 10/10. We always look forward to dinner at Shakou!

Shakou Libertyville
Responded on September 5, 2019

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

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ML
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great restaurant with fabulous food! Would recommend to anyone.

Shakou Libertyville
Responded on September 5, 2019

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

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ND
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time going there celebrating our wedding anniversary! Great service, great food, great time!

Shakou Libertyville
Responded on September 5, 2019

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

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AN
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Family Dinner before college starts

Shakou Libertyville
Responded on September 8, 2019

Thank you for the 5 Star Review! #ExperienceShakou

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MC
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

The noise level is so high that is hard to have a conversation. The food was and drinks were ok, not the best sushi. Service was good.

Shakou Libertyville
Responded on September 5, 2019

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

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RA
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 5

Overall the place was great. Food and the ambience was impressive due to how big the building was. However, the service that was given to us was not quite pleasant. The waiter did not introduce himself or talked about anything new or exciting about the menu. It seemed like he was in a hurry all the time and was not attentive to our needs such as filling up our water. The waiter did not give a chance to look at a dessert and just gave us our receipt. It was my wife and I 2nd anniversary and really wanted to get dessert however it did not happen due to lack of communication and service part of the waiter. All it all the experience such as environment, food, and location of the place was great.

Shakou Libertyville
Responded on August 23, 2019

Thank you for your feedback; it only helps us get better. Please send a detailed account of your experience to the restaurant email. Thank you!

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N
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday celebration

Shakou Libertyville
Responded on August 23, 2019

Thank you for the 5 Star Review! #ExperienceShakou

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

Our server was excellent, attentive and the food was amazing as always.

Shakou Libertyville
Responded on August 23, 2019

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

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M
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

The food was good, as always. Our server was generally neglectful of our table and forgot to place an order for a roll, trying to excuse it by saying she was "fighting with the chef" and then simply handed me the bill. Disappointing visit to a typically outstanding restaurant.

Shakou Libertyville
Responded on August 23, 2019

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

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

Great & Fresh Sushi

Shakou Libertyville
Responded on August 23, 2019

Thank you for the 5 Star Review! #ExperienceShakou

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d
Chicago
99 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service always great at Shakou. Started out with the salads and tempura calamari. Excellently prepared and very tasty. Had the golden lobster maki, black widow scallop maki, vegetarian midori maki with sweet potato, and the chicken teriyaki . Everything was tasty and excellent. Finished up with the bomba for dessert which is refreshing and not too heavy. Service was excellent, everything came quickly and iced teas and hot teas refilled as needed. Another great meal.

Shakou Libertyville
Responded on August 23, 2019

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

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L
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful as it always is! Seven spicy ahi with black rice is amazing!!!

Shakou Libertyville
Responded on August 23, 2019

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

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

Great food and wonderful service— what more could you ask for!!!!!!

Shakou Libertyville
Responded on August 12, 2019

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

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TJ
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always the same - excellent

Shakou Libertyville
Responded on August 23, 2019

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

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JM
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had such a great night and service! The food was outstanding! Can’t wait to come back!!!!

Shakou Libertyville
Responded on August 12, 2019

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

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L
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

It used to be my fav sushi place - they now have new menu and I was not impressed... Don’t get me wrong, it was not bad, but far from the taste I am used to.

Shakou Libertyville
Responded on August 12, 2019

Thank you for the 4 Star Review and sharing your #ShakouExperience! #ExperienceShakou

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TE
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved every moment about it. The server recommendations were perfect. If I was a local it would be my monthly spot

Shakou Libertyville
Responded on August 12, 2019

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

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KM
Northern MI
2 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

The food and service were very good. We found the music level much more annoying than energetic, it made talking difficult. We felt the music was more suited to a bar atmosphere than for an early dinner on a Sunday. I wouldn’t choose this venue for a dinner with friends and conversation, but I’d probably go for lunch or to have drinks at the bar.

Shakou Libertyville
Responded on August 12, 2019

Thank you for the 4 Star Review and sharing your #ShakouExperience! #ExperienceShakou

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