one of my favorite Asian places. watch out for the seafood Miso ...it was spicy as heck...unexpected. that was the only downside of my meal. The maki roles were all outstanding.
Food was good but so overpriced. If you like service with a bad attitude this place is for you! We won't be back.
Food and service was amazing. Disappointed that I put on the reservation that it was a birthday celebration and they said nothing.
Consistently good food. They seem to do a good job hiring and training wait staff.
Excellent food and atmosphere! Plus our server was great and attentive. We love another sushi place, but now this has become our #1 place! Everything we ordered was yummy! We will be back very soon!
Still nice in the winter but I must admit I like their rooftop venue better. Shakou's food n service is top notch as usual.
The first time going and it was the best sushi we have ever had! Such a large menu and great variety, everything was amazing! Definitely will be back!
Family came in from out of state for a birthday celebration. The Food, as always, was amazing! Can't wait to return for future celebrations.
Fabulous wait staff. Great food selection. Very loud and noisy. Hard to have an intimate conversation. Go for the food. Outstanding!
Good service ...great food!
My favorite sushi place in all of America!! Creative menu and great food!
I was recommended to go to this restaurant because of the delicious food and the ambiance. My friend and I had such a wonderful time. We enjoyed the food and really enjoyed the drinks. We were a bit bummed since it was raining, we couldn't really tell how the outside patio looked like. We both agreed that we would have to come back again especially when the weather is nicer. The hostess on the 1st floor and 2nd floor were friendly. Our server, Joseph, was absolutely fantastic. My friend and I sat there for several hours ordering drinks and chatting, and not once did Joseph seem irritated that we were taking up the table. He was as friendly as can be and checked in on us regularly. I can't wait to go back!
Great place for a date. A little loud, but was still manageable. Staff was good, lots of sushi for the price IMO. Fish was fresh! Great place. (ps. Try the lychee martini, awesome!)
The food was delicious, way better than I expected. Our waitress was very nice to us, and always making sure that everything was at the top of the line at our table. Definitely going back, and I will recommend this restaurant 100%
Server was nice. Drinks are good. Not good choices for vegans. Freezing cold and super loud. Won’t go back.
Shakou is a favorite of mine. The food is fantastic, drinks are incredible, atmosphere is sublime, and service is outstanding.
The food, ambience and service were excellent! I truly enjoyed everything and look forward to returning when the weather gets warm again.
It was almost too loud. Although we made our reservation that same day and I understand it was a busy day, it was not appealing to be the first table in the door next to the hostess stand. Maybe that was the only available table at the time, but if we were given the choice we probably would have waited a few minutes to have a better location.
Music in foreground rather than background making conversation difficult
Never had a bad experience at our Barrington Shakou. Our server was Adam and he was pleasant and attentive. We continue to support this great restaurant.
Last weekend, my husband and I went to Shakou in Naperville and we really liked it. This weekend, I was out with a girlfriend and we went to the one in Barrington. The service, ambient, cocktails, and food was once again outstanding. I am a fan of Shakou and really appreciate the consistency of both of these locations.
Good food, good service, good atmosphere. I will eat here again!
Sushi was way over priced for the quality. Not much flavor. Drinks were delicious and decor is great! Would not return only due to pricing and quality of sushi.
Good but got the wrong bottle of wine and once we figured it out there was some uncomfortable moments but in the end it all was good.
Our server was particularly awesome and we really enjoyed the evening thanks to the delicious food and great service!
WE loved the food--it was excellent and delicious and our wait staff was very attentive. But the noise level was terribly loud and it was hard for us to have a conversation. It was too bad because I took my best friend out to dinner to celebrate her birthday and while we enjoyed the meal, the noise level made it a less than pleasant experience.
The Barrington Shakou delivered an all around great dining experience. The service was markedly better than Arlington Heights.
Great date night place, excellent food and atmosphere.
Dining on the patio was wonderful!
Incredible food....great service....best sushi in all of Chicagoland
Roof top dinner was romantic. Will definitely return.
Wonderful dinner on patio upstairs with family. Always great food!
Sat outside but storm had us go inside. Upstairs was loud moved to downstairs. Took 20 minutes for someone to wait on us. Carried a little attitude but smoothed out as evening went on
Beautiful night on the roof patio
Great food. The service was fabulous. Our server was very attentive. He knew it was my husbands birthday and brought him a complimentary dessert. We would definitely go back.
As far as the portions go, we were very impressed. They were much larger than we expected.
Horrible run by management. Our waitress and the bartender were fantastic, however this particular location is poorly run and will not return.
Very busy, but not every table was full at 7:30pm on a Sat. night. Great looking place and reliably good dishes and Sushi.
Had dinner at the bar. Very slow food delivery and spotty service, but great effort by the overwhelmed single bartender and her assistant. Clearly understaffed. If you go patience or a few drinks will be required.
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Excellent Drink’s and sushi. Waitress was very friendly and helpful
Great experience as always. Only issue is we had a reservation but had to wait about 45min for a table. Service and food were great.
They focus on the food and not on the decor or comfort. I felt like we were sitting in a cardboard booth. There were no cushions on the seat or back. The back of the seat was so flimsy it moved back and forth with every movement from us or the people behind us. HORRIBLE! Almost didn't feel like real furniture.