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“Anniversary Dinner Delight”

Shakou Libertyville
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Ranked #2 of 101 Restaurants in Libertyville
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Japanese
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Good for: Business meetings
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Description: 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
Reviewed 19 February 2018 via mobile

My wife and I had been meaning to try Shakou for quite some time as we had heard so many great things about it. Yesterday was our anniversary so we decided to give it a try and so glad we did!

We did not have a reservation and from the moment we walked in we could tell they were having a busy Sunday evening. However we were promptly greeted and the manager Declan stopped by the hostess and said it would be no issue they can get us a table in 20-30 mins. He said we could wait at the bar in the meantime which was great as it allowed us to try a bottle of wine we have been meaning to try while we waited. While we waited, Declan kept us informed about every 10 mins and even offered us a taste test of another wine we almost bought.

We were seated in about 30 minutes time and greeted by a friendly waitress. We asked about a few items on the menu and she even offered us a few items that are no longer on the menu but could still be offered. I ordered nigiri and a Maki roll and my wife who is not a big eater of sushi ordered up a fillet steak. The sushi was served very elegantly and was very fresh. My wife’s steak I would argue was one of the best steaks we have had and was cooked perfectly over a bed of grilled vegetables with a side of fried mashed potatoes.

To end the evening Declan treated us to a sample of their white chocolate covered mango sorbet.....wow, it was simply awesome!

The best part of all of this is we never even mentioned to anyone it was our anniversary until we had already paid and were saying goodbye. I am of the opinion it’s just the first class experience they are committed to providing. Thank you to Shakou and to Declan for making our anniversary evening so memorable!!!

Thank bklassy
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Reviewed 5 February 2018

The food and service are excellent. The sea bass is fabulous. This highly rated restaurant rivals five star restaurants in the city.

Thank Jane W
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Reviewed 4 February 2018

The menu options at Shakou are very special. A contemporary list of Japanese dishes with a twist of fusion cuisine makes it an wonderful choice for an evening dinner. Among the appetizer choices I enjoyed the gyoza dumplings, the asparagus beef roll and the filo wrapped tuna. Main dish options are also unique and creative such as the famous sushi boat-one of my preferences -and the dragon fire - a delicious roll with crab and spicy tuna. But you can’t go wrong on the signature dishes or the variety of drinks. It’s definitely one of my preferred places in the North Chicago area.

Thank Ramon N
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Reviewed 23 January 2018

Food was fine but could not talk to the people you were with because of the noise of pounding music.

Thank Bill H
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

We were very happy with our Shakou Libertyville dining experience. Our meal choices were creative, unique, complimentary combinations with beautiful presentation. We were very happy with the service and the quality of the food.

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Thank Kaie99
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