Shakou St. Charles

4.5
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537 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Asian

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Shakou St. Charles, one of the Top 100 "Hot Spot" Restaurants in America and one of the Top 10 Asian Eateries in Chicago, brings you a trendy modern Asian cuisine restaurant featuring a “city vibe” in the suburbs atmosphere. The incredibly talented Shakou chefs have mastered the art of producing the menu’s tasteful innovations that offer something for everyone, including vegetarian and gluten free diners! The quality and freshness of every ingredient that goes into the Shakou Signature menu items is unparalleled in the industry. Shakou’s menu will satisfy sushi connoisseurs and novices alike. For the land-lover, Shakou offers contemporary versions of some Asian classics including Teriyaki, Tempura and Katsu. From the impressive wine and cocktail list to the diverse dining and delectable dessert options, everyone will be amazed with the dining experience at Shakou! Call to book today!
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Asian, Sushi
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Hours of operation
Monday – Closed

Tuesday - Thursday – 11AM to 10PM
*Kitchen Service Ends at 10PM

Friday – 11AM – 11PM
*Kitchen Service Ends at 11PM

Saturday 12AM – 11PM
*Kitchen Service Ends at 11PM

Sunday- 12AM – 9PM
*Kitchen Service Ends at 9PM
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Phone number
(630) 444-0850
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Parking details
On weekends, valet is available.
Additional
Banquet, Full Bar, Private Room, Wine
What 537 People Are Saying
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OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I drove all the way out to St. Charles to find that The St. Charles location closed down! I live near Oak Park. And that was after I got a notification to confirm my reservation! Then whoever answered the door tried to get me to drive way out to the Barrington location, even farther for me! Over the top dissapointed!!!

b
Chicago
90 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Sorry to see this St. Charles gem go to Naperville. Our loss is their gain. We had a great meal of various sushi dishes. Very tasty.

TB
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are sad you are leaving- we finally found a place we like that has my favorite roll- spicy crab roll!!!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Shakou never disappoints!! We love going to this restaurant, the food and service are always amazing! We went to celebrate a couple birthdays and even had two people try sushi for the first time and they loved it! We had the sushi chef make us a roll of their choice and of course it was delicious! We will continue to keep coming back to St Charles Shakou!

TM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Our only complaint is that this location is closing and no business card is available for the new location in Naperville!

B
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful lunch....great food and service. Sad to hear they are closing the Saint Charles location.

OT
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Was not impressed. Hostess was rude, we did not have a reservation and she told us wait was an hour. Walked out
of the restaurant and booked a table for 20 minutes later through open table. Service was ok. Seating was so uncomfortable and my sushi presentation was awful. The tuna looked like a it came from a can. I will not be back.

DR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Service was slow, it seemed like there was only 2 servers for the whole restaurant. They were out of watermelon so I couldn’t get the watermelon drink, they were also out of fried rice. This was our second time that we went to this restaurant. The first time was on a Saturday and the experience was much better. This time was during the week, so don’t know if they just up their game on the weekend, but it will take a lot to convince me to go there again.

JM
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 2

The quality of food has gone down. The service not that great. The waiter barely came by to check on us. My son drank his glass of water and my glass of water. So I had to ask for another waiter to fill our glasses.

D
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service, awesome food atmosphere is good, just can be a bit loud, but fantastic!!

CK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent sushi and wide variety of other dishes. The salmon teriyaki was was the beat I’ve ever had. A little noisy for our taste, but the place was really jumping on a Friday night.

SW
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was very good! Server was attentive. An overall great night out!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Service needs to be more professional and attentive.

DG
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated two birthdays. Great food and service. Awesome complementary cake dessert.

FN
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Overall it was a great experience. The staff was engaging and food was excellent, the only drawback was it took an incredibly long time for the food to arrive, especially given it was a Thursday night and not terribly busy.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Birthday dinner with the family. Chilean sea bass was awesome.

SJ
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and wonderful ambiance. Server was very accommodating and friendly.

CD
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

This was about our fifth dinner at this restaurant. Usually we’ve received an excellent service ! But this time the service was awful..... lack of staff....... the server brought us the check without asking if we wanted something else .....
Ps the seating boots needs to be changed ! Sooooo uncomfortable......
But the food is good .

BS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I just love the bi bin bap. Nice atmosphere. The music is so loud and the acoustics are poor. It is very hard to have a conversation. But love the food.

TD
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

First time we ate here (3 years ago), table service was just ok and food was uninteresting and pedestrian, so I never really wanted to return. I am glad my husband coerced me into going again this past Winter. Something truly magical happened here! The food is very well done and imaginative. The rolls are a heck of a lot more tasty and well put together. We go at least 2x a month now. It really rocks on the weekends and the restaurant has a real cool night club vibe. Table service is still lacking on slow nights - servers just get bored and cluster to chat. We've learned to just sit at the bar for dinner so we don't have to deal with sporadically attentive servers or stare into an almost empty dining room (light crowds before 6pm). The bartenders have always been attentive and efficient, regardless of crowd. Best place to eat in St. Charles, next to Francesca's.

T
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love dining here! Wonderful service, spectacular food!
We even had a small spill at our table, no problem for this experienced waitstaff.
We usually order the sushi boat for four. Absolutely great, very filling for 4 adults.
I should mention also, we did order a salad and gyoza appetizer.
We love returning here!

OT
Amarillo
2 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience sitting at sushi bar interacting with the amazing sushi chefs!

DM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious and service was great. The employees are very friendly and professional. My husband and I were celebrating our 27th anniversary and we were very pleased. We will definitely return again.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 4

Food was great as it always is at every shakou location I’ve visited. The service was terrible at this location.

T
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very beautiful design , food was delicious . Service was great. I would Definitely come back there again

B
Atlanta
28 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great Mother’s Day Dinner with Our Family! Server was great !

AN
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The food here is really excellent. Some of the best sushi we’ve had and the salmon teriyaki and braised short rib were perfect. Great menu selection with plenty for those who do not eat sushi and a decent enough kids menu.

TM
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We arrived at 5:30 when only about half the tables were seated. The music was so loud we couldn't easily converse across our table. We mentioned it to our very attentive waiter, J and he arranged to have the volume reduced to lower level within minutes! That's my kind of service!

JB
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful late lunch for our anniversary. They offered chocolate cake to celebrate but were too full with the amazing Shakou and Black Widow rolls. The seaweed salad is a large portion and great flavor. Next time going to try the bento box at lunch. Best Sushi in fox valley!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service is always incredible every time we have been there and food is outstanding

BB
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great service, great food

DK
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 3

Food was good! Service wAs outstanding! Would have had a higher rating but the booths were horrible. The 2x4 backing stuck you right on the spine. Really should look at getting that fixed. Too bad they leave it that way. Stop being cheap and fix the damn booths

CD
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice place and excellent food

TD
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Food and Great Waitstaff. We will definitely return and tell ours friends!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Delicious food! The short rib is delicious!

NM
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great experience overall. Background "club" music was a little too loud.

LB
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have never been here and friends recommended it. Service was fantastic. The server offered suggestions and was very attentive. The Spicy Ahi Tune Rolls and California Rolls were perfect!

CT
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

Food was good. Have been here many times. Server came by initially but left and said she would be right back. Did not return for about 15 minutes or longer to take our order. Disappointed.

MC
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Sushi restaurant in St Charles and the surrounding area. Food is amazing, service is flawless and the atmosphere is energizing!

TG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food! Everything that we ordered was fresh and tasty!

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