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Shakou Libertyville

625 N Milwaukee Ave, Libertyville, IL 60048-1911
+1 224-433-6675
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“sushi” (84 reviews)
“black rice” (9 reviews)
Opens in 23 min
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
625 N Milwaukee Ave, Libertyville, IL 60048-1911
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great Sushi and prefer day scene for business but changes it up at night with club vibe and same great service, have drinks upstairs.

Thank Nicole M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While a little pricey, Shakou offers up some of the best tasting sushi/shashima that I've had the pleasure of experiencing. Are there as good for cheaper? Yes, but the ambiance in the place makes up for the higher prices. A wonderful raw fish experience.

Thank Harry B
Reviewed 25 September 2018 via mobile

Yes, I have to echo what a lot of other reviewers have said. This place is very loud. It’s probably a little too trendy for me. Still, I give it four stars because the food is very good and our server was great. We were...More

Thank Stephanie P
Reviewed 18 September 2018

The food is good, although expensive. but we won't be back because we could not hold a conversation between two of us sitting about 18 inches away from each other. The music is blaring loud and this was an early dinner. We even asked the...More

Thank Dragonfly1004
Reviewed 16 September 2018

I struggled with rating this 2 or 3 but ultimately decided a 2 to balance over-ratings of others (how do you rate it a 5 but have descriptions of many things you didn't like?!?!) and because there are so many better options for this type...More

1  Thank PA_Travelerz
Reviewed 16 September 2018

Although everything about Shakou was 5 stars- the food, service and décor of the restaurant, I struggled between a 3 and 4 star rating because of the incredibly loud and distracting music, I have seen many other reviewers complain about the same thing. Come on...More

1  Thank martinigirl312
Reviewed 15 August 2018

The lunch bento box specials are amazing! Really well priced & so filling - the teriyaki salmon was absolutely delicious. Service was a little on the slower side, but the food more than made up for it.

Thank swissfamilybell
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Love this place, but a little pricey! The atmosphere is very modern and slick. The restaurant can be very loud when full. Highly recommend reservations. Great place to impress for a date. The food is very fresh. We find the menu to be pricey, but...More

Thank Audrey C
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

This menu has great sushi and plenty of great choices for non- sushi lovers too. Their maki are large and there are several vegetarian options and a vegetarian sushi assortment. The tempura appetizer was large and very good. Sea bass was simple presentation, perfectly done....More

Thank Sharon M
Reviewed 8 July 2018

When you walk in you are greeted by a very nice looking place, but it takes only minutes to make you run away. The screaming music is so loud, I cannot stand this kind of place. But that's not all, the light is so dim,...More

1  Thank Thescientist2014
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darcy t
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Check and check out times? Shakou is a restaurant. Were you meaning to ask about a hotel?
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Television, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic
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: 625 N Milwaukee Ave, Libertyville, IL 60048-1911
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Lake County  >  Libertyville
  • Phone Number: +1 224-433-6675
  • E-mail
Shakou Libertyville, 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 amazed with the dining experience at Shakou. Book your table today
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