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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.
Libertyville, IL 60048
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
Milwaukee and Lake Street
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Shakou Libertyville Ratings and Reviews
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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