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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

4.2

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (24)
Special Occasion (23)
Creative Cuisine (20)
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Neighborhood Gem (19)
Good for Birthdays (18)
Fit for Foodies (17)
Fun (17)
Hot Spot (15)
Worth the Drive (15)
Handcrafted Cocktails (14)
Good for Anniversaries (14)
Good for Groups (12)
Happy Hour (12)
Casual (12)
Bar Seating (11)
Healthy (11)
Great for Lunch (11)
Romantic (11)
Vibrant Bar Scene (10)
Authentic (8)
Cozy (8)
Good Vegetarian Options (8)
Business Meals (7)
Quiet Conversation (6)
People Watching (6)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Kid-friendly (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Scenic View (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Vegan (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Spicy (3)
Tapas (3)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Live Music (1)
Seasonal (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

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 4 days ago

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 4 days ago

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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·Dined on September 24, 2017

fast service, good food, and great ambiance.Good time had by everyone. right portion size

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vip
 (Western NC)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Great Food... Great Service...Every Time I have been here!!!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 19, 2017

Amazing , creative clean food. Black rice is a brilliant option '

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Nice to find a restaurant that doesn't have sports playing on TVs. Unique atmosphere considering the location. Simple contemporary design. Pricey, but good size portions - not a deal breaker. Great salmon, ribs, crab cakes, and bacon-wrapped scallops! Plenty of FREE parking around back, two multi-level city structures. If that was in Chicago, you would be adding $30 to your evening.

Tags: Casual, Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Downtown vibe, downtown décor and downtown noise. The music is so loud you can't hear your diner companion and when we asked the server to turn it down he said he would try but management wanted that downtown vibe. Lots of other patrons were complaining about the volume, but the music choices were great! The food is really good, but getting it to the table is EXTREMELY slow. Drinks were good, appetizer was good. To make this a great restaurant for me they need to turn down the volume so you can enjoy your friends and not have a sore throat from shouting for 2 and a half hours and get the food out faster!!

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Food was really good. Service was great. It's loud so sometimes difficult to hear. But overall a really nice experience

Tags: Tapas, Spicy, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Fun, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 15, 2017

This time something was off. We ordered appetizers, salads and 2 hot main entrees. While eating our appetizers, they brought our salads and main courses all at once. This is not a fine dining experience.

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·Dined on September 10, 2017

The food was excellent, I took my wife out for a date and we both lived it

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Worth the Drive
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 9, 2017

The food and service is always amazing!! We have been to Shakou many times and have never been disappointed.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Authentic, Business Meals, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Casual, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Amazing food, service

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 7, 2017

The food was delicious and the atmosphere was great! I will definitely be going back to this restaurant.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 4, 2017

Really good food, restaurant was very hip looking, service was very good, but I just can't understand why they need to blast electric dance music throughout the dinner, made it very difficult to have conversation

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Delicious food, great gluten free menu and fun vibe!!

Tags: Late-night Find, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Casual, Fun, Gluten Free Options, Happy Hour, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Tempura was ok, batter was too heavy, vegetable pieces sliced, cut too big, though the portion was good-sized for price. Beef asparagus appetizer uniquely portioned as a sushi roll. Flavorful and tender, would have liked more asparagus in center.
Beer was a tad overpriced at $10.
Tried a couple of Maki rolls. One, "Black Widow" was so unevenly cut, could not eat it without cutting, it was so big. Eel inside was tough to chew. "Flaming Himachi" was beautifully done and well balanced flavors with a good amount of heat.
Great atmosphere, beautifully decorated, good service. A bit overpriced at $20., and $17., for sushi rolls. $70.00 food and one drink each without tip for two people.

Tags: Cozy
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food3
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 31, 2017

My favorite place to eat in libertyville! Sea bass is my favorite here!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 23, 2017

Very salty special maki rolls. Overpriced for the quality

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Delicious as always. Something for everyone on the menu. Definitely will be back again.

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