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Shakou Barrington

121 W Main St, Barrington, IL 60010-4302
+1 224-655-2853
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good35%
  • Average14%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible0%
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“sushi” (28 reviews)
“bi bim bap” (2 reviews)
“black rice” (2 reviews)
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Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
121 W Main St, Barrington, IL 60010-4302
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I understand they're trying to be trendy, but the music is so loud that you can't hold a conversation. Food was OK, but nothing special. I thought $90 for a sushi boat for two was a little pricey, especially when there wasn't all that much...More

Thank JLD60010
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We love this place and it is always our "go to" for their wonderful steak and lobster dish. It has a great vibe and wonderful patio (although the addition of the high top tables on patio makes it a bit crowded on the patio now)....More

Thank JilConrad
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Can either enjoy sushi or cooked options in their Bento boxes at lunch time. This is not option for dinner so i make a point to get there for lunch to enjoy my Bento box

Thank BigFuzzyCat
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

What a nice restaurant with great food! If you like Japanese food this is the place to come. The sushi, tempura, entrees desserts and drinks were excellent. The staff were very friendly and helpful with our questions. Easy to get to in downtown with lots...More

Thank Ginger0529
Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile

First time here and loved it! The ambiance is beautiful! The service was great! We came at lunch and had the bento boxes. They were to die for! The price point is good. Will return

Thank Megan D
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

Shakou really knows how to make you feel welcome. Service and food are always impeccable. Nice sized portions of food, and a huge menu.

Thank Lyn M
Reviewed 29 June 2018 via mobile

Shakou is part of a small local chain. The Barrington location is attractively designed with a lounge like environment. We went at lunch and the restaurant was busy but not full. There was music in the background and the environment is on the noisier side...More

Thank joylama
Reviewed 25 June 2018

I'd been wanting to try Shakou for a while, unfortunately the weather didn't allow us to use the outdoor upper deck seating. When I called for a reservation they asked if we were celebrating an occasion "Yes, a retirement." First impression was that the youthful...More

Thank WN3986
Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

I have been here at least 6 times. We have never been disappointed. The food and service is outstanding. Reservation is a must.

Thank jca6352017
Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

When it’s nice out this is the place to eat alfresco. The food tastes even better out on this gorgeous rooftop

Thank hschmel
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5 June 2018|
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Response from Susan A | Reviewed this property |
NO happy hour- sorry
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Television
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 121 W Main St, Barrington, IL 60010-4302
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Barrington
  • Phone Number: +1 224-655-2853
  • E-mail
Shakou Barrington, one of the Top 100 Restaurants in America, brings you a trendy modern Asian cuisine eatery featuring a “city vibe” in the suburbs atmosphere. You do not want to miss the succulence, style and sophistication of the dining experience at Shakou. The incredibly talented Shakou chefs, led by Executive Chef, Sang Choi, have mastered the art of producing the menu’s tasteful innovations that offer something for everyone, including vegetarians 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 amazing with the dining experience at Shakou. Book your table today! *** When in Season, the Shakou Barrington Rooftop Terrace is seated on a first-come first- serve basis and only if all members of your party are present.***
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