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About Shakou Libertyville

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.

625 N Milwaukee Ave
Libertyville, IL 60048
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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

Cross Street:
Milwaukee and Lake Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(224) 433-6675

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

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Shakou Libertyville Ratings and Reviews

5
4
3
2
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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (28)
Good for a Date (27)
Creative Cuisine (20)
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Good for Birthdays (20)
Hot Spot (19)
Neighborhood Gem (19)
Fun (19)
Good for Anniversaries (18)
Fit for Foodies (18)
Worth the Drive (17)
Romantic (15)
Handcrafted Cocktails (15)
Happy Hour (14)
Casual (14)
Good for Groups (13)
Bar Seating (12)
Healthy (12)
Great for Lunch (12)
Authentic (9)
Cozy (8)
Vibrant Bar Scene (8)
Business Meals (7)
People Watching (7)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Late-night Find (5)
Scenic View (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Kid-friendly (5)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Spicy (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Vegan (3)
Notable Wine List (2)
Tapas (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

Thank you for making this evening special for us as we were celebrating a birthday. The food was great as always and we will definitely be coming back again soon.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, People Watching, Good for Groups, Tasting Menu, Cozy, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Romantic, Spicy, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

Had to wait a bit for table, very crowded. They sat us by the door, it was cold, and noisy. They play very loud tech music, but food was pretty good. I don’t think we will be back.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

It is TOO loud!!!! It’s a restaurant not a disco!!!

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·Dined 6 days ago

As always, Shakou did not disappoint. It's a great spot to celebrate a special occasion.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, People Watching, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

Always the best sushi in the Chicago area. Amazing.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Amazing food and atmosphere! Shakou never disappoints!

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·Dined on December 2, 2017

We had sushi and drinks and everything was amazing! A bottle of wine, a mixed drink, appetizer, some shashmi and SIX amazing rolls and our bill was under $200!

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·Dined on December 1, 2017

Good and ambiance was excellent. I celebrated my birthday with my daughters.

However, the service was very slow. It took a long time for the waitress to attend to us once seated. After that it felt like the waitress disappeared.

A bit more attention to customers by staff would make the experience better. It was not very busy so not sure why the service was not great.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Food and service were excellent. The biggest drawback is the noise level. Music was too low us.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 26, 2017

The music was very loud. It was difficult to have conversation with friends that we haven’t seen in awhile. The food was great though.

1 person found this review helpful.
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

went for my boyfriends 21st and our anniversary which happened to fall on the same day. we requested a booth in our online reservation but showed up an hour early, i said we didn't need a booth as the restaurant seemed full and i did t want to inconvenience anyone but they were very adamant and kind about getting us a booth and we got accommodated and sat immediately. our waitress was so sweet as well.

Tags: Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Fun, Late-night Find, Good for Groups
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

We have been to all the restaurants in downtown Libertyville and this our favorite.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 26, 2017

The music was way too loud. You could barely hear the person Next to you.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Great atmospheres make the food taste better and the dining experience more pleasurable, this place does that! Great for date night or night out with friends. We took our 10 year old with us (a very picky eater) and even she loved the place. Can’t wait to go back.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 25, 2017

A great place to dine. Difficult to hold conversation, music was loud.

Tags: Happy Hour, Casual
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 (Des Moines)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We had the 4 person boat and loved it. Never had a piece of sushimi that was't fresh or didn't like.

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 20, 2017

As always everything at Shakou is amazing!!! We had seven spicy ahi with black rice
Flaming hamachi with salmon and black rice and urban heat with of course black rice!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

Shakou is one of my favorite restaurants. Friendly service, great food, beautiful interior, great for casual and special occasions.

Tags: Hot Spot, Healthy, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Fun, Romantic, Casual
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

1st visit. We will be back. Great food and option for a night out. Cocktails a little pricey...

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on November 17, 2017

Love the food, service, staff and decor. The menu is overwhelming but the wait staff can make great recommendations. Highly suggest engaging in this conversation with your server to find the perfect appetizer, entree and cocktail. Wish there was valet parking though!

Tags: Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Special Occasion, Healthy, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Amazing as always

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Always enjoy a night with my friends at Shakou. Food is yummy and the service is great.

Tags: Cozy, Fun, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, People Watching
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 7, 2017

our only negative comment is that, for elderly people, the sound level is consistently too high to be comfortable (even in the morning).

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Fun
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Seated in the bar despite making a reservation. The bar area was so loud that conversation was nearly impossible at our table. Food was very bland and mediocre. The sea bass was the most flavorless I have ever had.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Date night with wife.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Took my wife to a birthday dinner and she loved it! Great food and ambiance. The service was excellent. Our waitress gave us a free chocolate cake and candle!

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 20, 2017

The diver scallop dinner was so heavy sodium laden I couldn't get the taste out of my mouth until next day. Someone has to tell the cook to back off on loading up the dishes on salt. I'm not sure if they're covering something up (fishy smell) or it's part of the process to way over salt things. 2 thumbs way down!!!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Just an amazing time, Martini’s were superb! Couldn’t stop ordering small
Plates after The 7 Spice Tuna! Short rib was insane

Tags: Good for a Date, Vegan, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Fun
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 14, 2017

The sushi was good, and our server was pretty good. We found the prices to be high and the music was very loud. It was hard to have a conversation. Overall it was good, but I think there are better places in the area.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 13, 2017

So disappointing. We used to love going to Shakou- unfortunately the food quality and service has deteriorated. My husband had to wait 10 minutes for a knife to cut his steak. By the time it arrived the steak was cold. For the price, the quality is just not there. My beef and fried rice was very greasy and my husband’s steak, though cold, was flavorless. It was interesting, too, that there were quite a few empty tables around us for a Friday night.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 10, 2017

We had made a reservation and a table was reserved right in the front area - where it is noisy - we were accommodated with a different table (booth) quickly upon our request. ( we are 3 hearing impaired folks & a booth help reduce surrounding noise for us).

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·Dined on October 6, 2017

Excellent food and service. Easy to have a conversation and enjoy your time there.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Hair in food.

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·Dined on October 4, 2017

Great sushi! Pricier than others around but worth it. Gluten free options too. We will be back!

Tags: Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Delicious. Great service. Beautiful decor. Sushi always amazing and the Filet and Lobster perfect everytime!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Vegan, Quick Bite, Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Business Meals, Cozy, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating
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 (Orange County)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Wait staff very knowledgeable about menu and suggestions

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Always so good. Bento box at lunch is the best value ever. 6 different items. Love the vibe and decor, too. Friendly staff.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Very Good Food. Very Good Service. Prices are astronomical. Definitely a once-a-year experience for us.

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Food is good. Portions are on the smaller side. Little pricey, but good for a special occasion.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on September 24, 2017

Definitely one of our most favorite restaurants. We have been there many times, never disappointed!

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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