Shakou St. Charles

4.6
504 reviews
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$30 and under
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Asian
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!
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TD
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Delicious food! The short rib is delicious!

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NM
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

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LB
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
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!

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CT
Chicago
5 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.

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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!

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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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S
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 2

The food and service were great. BUT, the music was too loud! Conversation was difficult. Went to the washroom and the same music was blaring there. Why? I love music, but I go to a concert for that. I go to a restaurant to eat and enjoy engaging with friends.

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LG
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The maki rolls were delicious, the martinis were creative and had such a great flavor. Overall, we were so pleased with our experience.

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SJ
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Loved the service and atmosphere ! The food was great too!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place! Great food and excellent service!

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JM
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 1

Music too loud. Seating for 6 out in the middle of kitchen/bathroom hall? You have a large party so you put them in the spot hardest to hear company across the table? Poor layout. Server did not keep up with water and did not check in with food after serving. After check was given, he never returned to the table.

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JR
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is very fresh and flavorful. Pay about the same as chain restaurants but get high quality food that is perfectly prepared.

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KR
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was excellent, but the seats we had, 4 of us, on both sides of the booth, were totally blown out...it felt like our behinds were in a well

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F
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

The food we ordered was mediocre. The crab cakes and shumai shrimp dumpling soup was good. My boyfriend’s fish was over seasoned and my firecracker shrimp breading tasted like Popeye’s. The cuts of vegetables for our entrees and how they were cooked were mediocre too. The hibiscus martini I got tasted bitter and not very tasty - the sake part of it was alright. The waitress was very good and attentive. The waitstaff and kit hen brought out food efficiently.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Very cool place. Both was strange and uncomfortable

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t
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is still my favorite sushi out in the burbs! They also have a gluten free menu complete with gluten free soy sauce (GF recently diagnosed). So that was an awesome adder. Love the atmosphere, music, and of course the food. Try the Niku Niku, Gentlemen, and the Ocean Drive. It is a little more expensive than the average suburban place, but you get what you pay for. Great Stuff!

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OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was very good. Music a bit loud. DJ not necessary. Music played after DJ was gone was better. Loved the sofa seating. Had a nice time.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice. I asked for a table in the front and it was reserved for us. Thank you for the birthday cake - you made the night very special for us.

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F
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unique sushi that you won’t find at other restaurants. Recommend the gentlemen roll

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F
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Frequent diner. Love your food. Tonight the veggies with the Tokyo Steak were rather cold and less fire grilled than usual.

Wish we could have substituted a side salad for the veggies for my friend who was celebrating her birthday.

Greatly appreciated the call warning about the road closed due to the parade! Thanks

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b
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We LOVE Shakou! It’s our go to Destination for the best in sushi and Asian fusion. Drink and beer list extensive and always treated like VIPs!

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LG
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Danielle was a great server. Food was good. Sat in a booth for a first time- loved sitting in back of restaurant- and would like to sit there all the tine!!!
However, as you sit in the seat of the booth- you sink- - you could feel the frame of the booth seat.

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C
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Overall I would say this is an average sushi restaurant. The menu is large but had limited choices for cooked sushi. The quality of the ingredients is good but the prices are high . The seating is uncomfortable and the chairs are cheaply made , almost to the point of not being safe. The service was fine.

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OT
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

Food is always great. Apparently our waiter had other stuff to do and could not wait for us to get the hell out. We left and it will be a L O N G while until we come back. The food is great, however the overall bill should be considerably less since you have to deal with the snarky-ness. I would give a 5 star rating for the food if I could have ordered it and got it myself.

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JB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 4

Shakou has great food and drink options, but they are overpriced for what you get as far as service. The manager did stop by our table and was very welcoming but our server was not friendly and seemed irritated by us. When you spend almost $200 on a meal for 2, I believe you should have top notch service....

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JM
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food is good and fresh but pretty pricey. They seem to like to play a lot of techno beat music which can get pretty loud and makes conversation difficult at times.

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MK
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was very good.

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DJ
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for lunch! The bento box lunches are not only delicious, but filling. Even with a fairly filled dining room, the noise level was fairly low. Our server, Danielle, is not just friendly, she is also prompt and attentive to your needs.

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F
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Our family loves Shakou! All the food we have ever ordered is fresh and good. Sushi is by far the best we have had in the area. Would definitely recommend this restaurant.

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S
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great! Food is always fresh!

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The ambiance is quite nice. Excellent place for a date. Food was very good, fresh, tasty but lacked in originality when it comes to its sashimi selection. I challenge the chef to introduce different type of fish so this great restaurant can stand ahead of other restaurants offering sashimi.

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AS
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 5

Filet mignon was the worst I have ever had. The vegetables had way too much salt. Nothing on the plate was edible. My girlfriend ask for a cooked salmon plate. She said it was too good. Service was great though.

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CP
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and service!......................................,..

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c
Las Vegas
20 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect spot for Valentine’s Day dinner, we asked on Open Table to be sat upstairs where the couches were. Initially we were seated at the chaise lounge against the railing but we moved to the couches which were more comfortable. We ordered two plates of sushi to share, which were delicious and fresh. Perfect with our proseco & Pinot noir. Such a romantic setting!

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OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Valentines day

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MM
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Philomena was our server. She was fabulous! Food was great, oyster appetizer and edamame too, sea scallops and shrimp and firecracker shrimp for entrees. Great night!

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JM
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 2

Food was really great, and the service was excellent. However, the booths were absolute torture. I’m almost 6 ft tall and my feet didn’t touch the floor. They are 2 x 4s with fabric over them. Simply painful to sit in, so much so that I could not wait to leave. The server said that the booths were a frequent complaint - yet they remain. So overall, good for carry out but would not go there again because of the horrible seating.

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OT
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent Sushi, great atmosphere too....fun girls night out!!

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k
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner was delicious! I love your Snow Cosmos! It is my new favorite drink!

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