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Shakou Libertyville

4.6
645 reviews
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$30 and under
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Asian
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Asian, Sushi
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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
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(224) 433-6675
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AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Cross street
Milwaukee and Lake Street
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 645 People Are Saying
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4.6  based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.4
service
4.5
ambience
4.3
value
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DebraG 
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

The food was outstanding, and the wine was great too. I love the interior, beautiful decor. My only negative comment would be that it was a bit loud with the music going on upstairs.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

I always enjoy the food and the atmosphere, I come here a lot! I usually come on a Friday or Saturday- I love the music, I need to find out what playlist they use. It’s also a great place to come if you want to get a drink!

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ShannonE 
4.0  Dined 7 days ago

Second time to Shakou..food great! Service not as great as our first visit... but oh well could have been an off night for our server... she seemed to have a lot of tables ... when booking reservation I indicated it was my sisters birthday and at check in they acknowledged it was a birthday celebration ... I didn’t think I’d have to do anything after that ... but no recognition of her birthday ... we traveled 35 minutes from Wisconsin for great dinner and we were not dissapointed ...just hoping for that extra special for my sister who has a toddler and doesn’t get out much but no there was none ... so I guess be specific if birthday celebration ... otherwise great atmosphere... great food ... ( music a bit too loud for conversation while dining)

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MiriamK 
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

Music was to loud, it was difficult to have a normal conversation. Every thing else was excellent.

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KristyO (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Friendly waitstaff very good food some veggie sushi more of a special occasion kinda place to me. Loved the sake and the sushi

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JasmineF (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

The food took a little time to come, but other wise the food was excellent. Honestly best sushi I’ve ever had!! I went for a valentines date with my boyfriend and this restaurant was recommended to me. I was not disappointed. Again food took a while, but worth the wait! I’ll come again!! Along with the service. She recommended some dishes too!

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Melissa (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

So much food!

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TuscanJim (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 12, 2018

Service, food, preparation always very much excellent. there are so many roll options as well as food for non-sushi lovers that everyone can find something great to eat!

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Hostess was very unfriendly. Everything else was great

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Lizzy (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

We have eaten here often This last time, the food was disappointing. Everything tasted the same.

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cabinfever (Milwaukee)
5.0  Dined on February 5, 2018

Really had a great time at this restaurant....the wine and very good food was a part of that. Also our waiter was excellent! Very attentive, but also left us alone to enjoy ourselves, perfect combination! All in all, I would gladly recommend Shakou and would gladly go back there to dine!

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Dawn (Chicago)
1.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Very disappointing. Made reservations almost a month ago for my boyfriend's birthday. We were both looking forward to trying it out. We arrived 10 mins before our reservation and were told by management at the hostess station that she was sitting us in the bar area. I said, "even with a reservation?" She responded very snotty with, "well, it's going to be a 45 min in wait then." We reluctantly took the high top in the bar area. 15 min after being seated we watch another couple come in and were seated promptly at a table in the dining area. I was furious. While sitting at our table, a party of about 10 crowded around the bar directly behind where we were seated. A rowdy group that kept knocking into my boyfriend who was trying to enjoy his birthday dinner. Horrible experience! Service was good by the waitstaff, food was mediocore and overpriced. Young children running around and music so loud, we could barely converse. I will never return.

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vipJennyLynn (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

The food was delicious as always. A little chilly in the downstairs so dress warmly. It feels like they still have the A.C. blowing even though it was snowing. Being cold even wearing a sweater is not fun when you are trying to enjoy your meal, especially sitting next to a ginormous window.

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vipVit10 (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 30, 2018

Terrific food, service, atmosphere. A+ My new favorite restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner (Las Vegas)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

First time here.Food was excellent.Service was awesome.Great atmosphere

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Lola (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

I enjoyed my evening but it is not an everyday place for me. It was loud - which can be fun! The food was very good but not cheap. We had a party of 5. Each person had an average of 1.5 cocktails. We split 2 rolls as appetizers and each person had a lower priced entree. With an 18% tip it was $52.00 a person.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Great food, nice atmosphere,we had a good evening.

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ShirleyU (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

Loved this place. Food is fantastic. The only think I don't like is the music is too loud to dine. We couldn't have a normal conversation. This was at 6:00!

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

First time there, it was a great atmosphere and food. I wish our waiter would have been a little more attentive to us. I would still recommend to friends.

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dylanjelinek (Milwaukee)
5.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

Shakou is definitely a fan favorite. My fiancé and I really enjoy coming to relax and talk. It’s very private even though the floor plan is open because of the taste and variety of music and people talking. It almost has a club like feel as you walk in and sit at couches or a booth. 5 starts and will be a returning customer for a very long time. Not to mention the sushi and dishes are top notch 👌🏼

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 17, 2018

Dinner after an opera downtown, the opera (Turandot) was exceptional, and the dining was perfection, in celebrating our 37th Anniversary. Highly recommend Shakou, something for everyone.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 16, 2018

It's the quality of the food that keeps me coming back for more. The best sushi I've ever had! The atmosphere is beautiful. I especially love the booths.
No matter what we order, it's incredible!!!

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soularis999 (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

The place is loud with dance music playing everywhere, but it is still manageable to have casual conversation. This is a great place to get some casual sushi or cocktail or three. Pretty pricy but sushi are always great and they have other staples of Japanese and Korean cuisine.

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eagle5 (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

Great place with a lot of energy the food is very good also

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 11, 2018

Music was too loud. Service was great

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Mabikern (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 7, 2018

Food was great and Birthday treat was great!

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polarbear (Chicago)
2.0  Dined on January 6, 2018

Reservation for 4.we had a table right away. We order 2 appetizers and they came at the same time and pretty quickly. After 2 person ordered diner entrees and 2 others ordered sashimi. Every dish arrived 1 at a time so at the end we didn't eat at the same time : at least 15 mn between the plates.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
2.0  Dined on January 6, 2018

Great restaurant but poorly managed. They seat too many people and can’t keep up. Took 45 mins to get meal ordered and another hour for our food...in which one item still wasn’t even ready until we were ready to leave and they had to give it to us to go. And since things were taking so long the waiter just stopped coming. Poor experience especially for the price.

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OpenTable Diner (Milwaukee)
5.0  Dined on January 6, 2018

Amazing!!! Love everything about this place. Best menu, best drink selection, the ambiance was unbelievable, this is my favorite sushi place .

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on January 6, 2018

Meal was good as always. Music is bit loud and distracting.

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