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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

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4
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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

90% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (34)
Good for a Date (30)
Creative Cuisine (26)
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Good for Birthdays (21)
Neighborhood Gem (21)
Good for Anniversaries (20)
Fun (20)
Hot Spot (20)
Casual (19)
Authentic (18)
Worth the Drive (17)
Fit for Foodies (17)
Romantic (16)
Healthy (16)
Good for Groups (14)
Great for Lunch (13)
Vibrant Bar Scene (13)
Bar Seating (12)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Happy Hour (11)
Cozy (9)
Late-night Find (8)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Business Meals (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
People Watching (6)
Scenic View (6)
Kid-friendly (5)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Spicy (4)
Notable Wine List (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Vegan (3)
Live Music (1)
Live Sports (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Seasonal (1)
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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

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

Tags: Bar Seating, Authentic, Fun, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

Music was too loud. Service was great

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Food was great and Birthday treat was great!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 7, 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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·Dined on January 7, 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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·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 .

Tags: Casual, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Authentic, Hot Spot, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Spicy, Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 6, 2018

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

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Always enjoy this place. Like trying something new every time.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Always spot on in all aspects. Service, quality of food, variety of options, and the vibe are easily #1 in L-villa.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Authentic, Cozy, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Food was great....excellent value for $....gets very loud after 7 p.m.

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Menu items are too numerous. That being said, each item we ordered was served in creative ways adding to the eclectic vibe of the atmosphere. Good selection of Japanese beers. GF menu items was a plus. Our server was Abigail , who was very pleasant and attentive as needed. She was knowledgeable about menu items and offered positive comments about selections. Value was as expected for the area and the offerings. Have been before and will return as well as reccomend.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Cozy, Gluten Free Options
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Everything about our New Year’s dinner at Shakou was excellent.! The owner, Alex, made us feel so welcome as soon as we sat down at our table. The decor is exciting and beautiful and the wait staff was impecible. Our food was beyond exceptional; the steak and lobster was done to perfection, as was the sushi and short ribs. We had the best experience at Shakou and definitely plan on a return visit!

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Organic, Bar Seating, Paleo Friendly, Romantic, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Vibrant Bar Scene, Authentic, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Seasonal, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Healthy, Good for Groups
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Most everything was great. Our waiter needed a personality transplant. Not very friendly, didn’t offer suggestions. He was efficient, but that was about it.

Tags: Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Very enjoyable and relaxing. Waiters for accommodating, no pressure to order.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on December 27, 2017

I loved the environment and the food was outstanding.

I would definitely recommend and will be back soon!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for Groups, Healthy, Late-night Find
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Not the best night at Shakou. Our server came to take our order quickly, but we had not yet decided on our selections. She took forever before checking back. We ordered a soup and salad for appetizers, and one sea bass entree and one roll. The salad and sushi arrived together. Then the sea bass was brought out. Then the soup. I mentioned to the person who brought it out that it was a weird order in which to deliver food. She completely ignored my comment , smiled, and walked away. The roll was gluten free, and I ordered from the gluten-free menu, but unlike most other sushi places that, without prompting, know to bring gluten-free soy sauce, she did not. I didn't mind that. What was annoying is that I figured she would be back before too long to check on the food, so I'd request it then. After about 15 minutes, I asked the bus person (who tried to clear my still-full sushi plate) to get her. She buzzed around near us without even making eye contact. After another 10 minutes, I got up and got a manager. It wasn't even that busy in there. The food is good, and there are some nice gluten-free options, but the service was so poor that I won't hurry back.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Love! Never disappointed! Music could be a bit quieter.

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·Dined on December 24, 2017

I’m a new sushi lover because of Shakou. My employer took me here for lunch and it was great. I decided to bring my Hubby here for a small anniversary/Christmas meal. I got him a gift card and he was impressed and stated that he will be coming back to Shakou with or without a gift card. We’ve eaten at a few spots that offer sushi, Japanese cuisine, etc. with friends and none were as good as Shakou. We’ve eaten downtown, Chicago, Park Ridge and we were not impressed these other places as we were with Shakou. The amount of food you receive is worth every dime. Every bite is delicious. The staff are excellent, patient and kind. I will be back, again and again! Our picky eater kids even like it, too.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Cozy, Authentic, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 24, 2017

This is a hip restaurant that one might expect in Chicago rather than suburban Libertyville. The sushi is distinctive even in a food genre that is ubiquitous. He driving music is a bit loud for conversation.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 24, 2017

The atmosphere was modern and nice. The noise level was TERRIBLE. It was so loud, we could not have a conversation at all. Very loud club music ruined our experience. Food was okay and pricey. Service was good. I would go back to the Barrington location, but not Libertyville.

Tags: Bar Seating, Happy Hour
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Great ambience and outstanding food. Very creative menu. Our serve, AJ, was personable and knowledgeable. The sautéed tice and fresh greens on the appetizer was unique and tasty. The Oceana wzs fresh tasting with the right balance of cilantro. The rainbow roll was unlike any other I've had elsewhere. Looking forward to returning.

Tags: Fun, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Amazing as it always is! This is my favorite location!

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·Dined on December 12, 2017

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 on December 10, 2017

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 on December 9, 2017

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

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·Dined on December 9, 2017

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 on December 9, 2017

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.

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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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