Shakou Libertyville

4.5
811 reviews
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$30 and under
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Asian
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  • Special Occasion
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Asian, Sushi
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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
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Phone number
(224) 433-6675
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Cross street
Milwaukee and Lake Street
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 811 People Are Saying
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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II
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I liked the interiors and the sushi was good (for a non sushi lover)

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AL
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 2

Food and service were great. I was given a booth by the window which I requested ahead of time. Hostess was lovely and so was our waiter. Just PLEASE keep music to a lower volume—nearly impossible to carry on convo bc it was just too loud. Had to leave and go to Starbucks for after dinner conversation. And no—we’re not old!

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BH
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Solid, consistent, service and food in an energetic atmosphere.

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OT
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We like the Fish and Chips for simple treat that's easy to enjoy. Wife likes hot and slighty spicy

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SK
8 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Food was excellent as always and thank you to the manager for the free appetizer. Our waitress was very nice but slow and not super attentive. I'm glad we got a booth as the tables are too close for my liking and not much space.

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LF
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 1

Food decent but pricey, decor beautiful, but music is beyond horrible, unless you like thumping techno dance music while you dine, terrible acoustics - so LOUD - so not a good place for conversation. Waiter was bored and barely interested. Not going back.

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OT
3 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great! Recommendations by server awesome ! Server was terrific and accommodating. Think her name was Mackenzie, will be back !

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DK
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Keith our bartender and served us dinner was absolutely awesome. From when we sat down till we left was very attentive.

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KR
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 1

Amazing sushi. Amazing service. Amazing look. Way too loud. Could barely hear each other talking. Less dance club, more sushi bar.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Trendy place with Asian fusion influences. Great for people watching and good music from live DJ. Food is OK. Sushi very high quality fish - just too large pieces for our liking... need big mouth !

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AS
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We love dining here and do so often. The music is very loud and can be difficult to hear people at your table talk. But thats the only really complaint.

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t
8 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated my birthday here Saturday night and had so much fun! Our waitress was awesome! She had great drink and food selections. She made sure we were well taken care of. She even surprised me with cake! I was also pleased to find out that you are a peanut free restaurant. My only complaint would be the music - it is so loud. If it was turned down a few notches, we would be able to talk easily at the table.

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C
10 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We always enjoy our meals at Shakou!
My husband leans towards the sushi while I explore other menu options. We both leave happy!
The noise level is a little loud for us as we both have hearing issues but we enjoy our meal nevertheless.

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DF
4 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 2

To loud for me, but other than that was wonderful, food was delicious, server was perfect, just way to loud

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LH
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I love this restaurant, the atmosphere is fantastic and the wait staff are very friendly and polite. I have told all my friends about this venue and I will continue coming.

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TC
4 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great meal, great service and overall great time!

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ML
5 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Excellent food. The Volcanoe dish is one of my favorites in the entire Chicago metro area. The negative continues to be the noise, particularly the ridiculously loud music (that is played). The power went off for a few seconds and us and several others around us, were actually happy because it was quiet. The majority of the customers are not in their 20s or 30s and don't want this. As much as we like the food, this is not a place for more than 2. This place just doesn't get it!!!! For the sake of Shakou and their customers, they should survey their customers. I am certain that the vast majority would agree with me .

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TD
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cozy atmosphere,great sushi,friendly service,highly recommended

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S
12 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the food.....HATE the loud music they play....I come back for the cuisine, but not as often due to the music.....

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JM
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 3

The sushi here was very good, but not excellent. We thought it was extremely overpriced. Everything comes a la carte. For the prices they are charging, miso soup or/and a salad would have been expected. It was also very nosy and we could not talk with friends without shouting.

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EP
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great Sushi, nice venue but a little noisy and night club music on, but not to hard to chat. Decor is very cool and would be a great cocktail or business entertaining spot.

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a
30 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful restaurant with fresh sushi and a wide variety of other dishes to choose from I highly recommend visiting if you haven't already. A rare find in the suburbs. This quality of dining is sometimes only found in the city. We are fortunate to have Shakou right here in our neighborhood of Libertyville.

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The music was really loud. Felt like I had to scream for my boyfriend to hear me.

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JR
6 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Service was great and food was DELISH. We started with Cucumberita and Asian Pear martini. The braised short rib and Chilean sea bass was wonderful. Will definitely be back.

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MC
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food and lots of choices. We grew tired of listening to the repetitive beat of music for the entire duration of our dinner. I would have liked my green tea hotter. It was very warm, but not hot like green tea should be served.

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CK
3 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

I've dined at Shakou many times. We had really great drinks and food and it's such a pretty restaurant. I will say that the music (for dining) is a bit loud and the air conditioning was blowing pretty hard on our booth, but overall, it was another good experience.

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LW
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 4

Although our server Brian was phenomenal, the maki rolls we ordered looked like a 5 year old had assembled them...they were not rolled tightly and the fish was mushed into them like Playdoh. Very disappointing considering the level of service and ambiance Shakou provides.

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OT
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

The food here is amazing! I do wish they would alter their music selections and lower the volume!

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W
4 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Prefer lunch over dinner. Popular restaurant. Variety if choices. Great cocktails

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Last family mean before my son leaves for his freshman year at IU.

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JL
32 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious food. My son loved his Tokyo steak, my other son loved his sushi. It is a nice Japanese hybrid restaurant. Good for groups. Our server, Brian, was attentive (but not in the annoying way). Will go back again.

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EM
15 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Very fresh sushi and trendy place. They made mistake in our order but fixed it and took of the bill when we point it out. Amazing drinks and good deserts

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C
11 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Wonderful as always! My husband and I try to go here weekly.

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e
5 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great energy with good food and great service . Great choice and variety of different food choices . The short ribs are amazing. Drinks are also good with a lot of choice.

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JS
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing. Best sushi I've had. 11/10 would recommend. Service was also great!

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f
25 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

The food at Shakou is amazing! I will, however, never dine there for dinner on a weekend. It was so noisy that we couldn't have any conversation during most of our meal. The noise was from loud music, which we asked them to make it lower to no avail. We couldn't understand why it was so important to blast the music, as this was at 7pm, not later in the evening which would be more appropriate for the bar patrons.

I highly recommend Shakou for lunch. The Bento Boxes are wonderful, as well as the sushi.

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SS
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Loved the food and service was great too. A bit noisy and certainly not Japanese music.

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JH
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I had sushi, seafood miso soup and lava cake for dessert. The food was very good and well prepared. The server was friendly and very responsive to my friends onion allergy in terms of being flexible with ingredients in the dish she ordered. The music was “club music” which was a little loud in my opinion. Overall it was a very good dining experience.

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D
6 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Shakou has a hip atmosphere. Feels like you are in Chicago. It also has probably the best sushi in the suburbs. Very fresh tasting sushi. I would highly recommend it !!

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Fantastic food!

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