This weekend my husband and I finally made it to Shakou, a Japanese restaurant located in Barrington IL. We have been eyeballing this place for weeks but reservations are hard to come by and the place is always packed. I have to say, I can see why! Shakou's St. Charles location was named one of Forbes Best of 2016 and together they have been recognized in the Chicago Tribune, Quintessential Barrington, Suburban Life, Chicago Sun-Times, Modern Luxury NS, along with many other platforms. They did not achieve this by accident; this venue has amazing chill vibes, perfectly balanced decor set somewhere where trendy and romantic meet. Cool lights bounce off of carefully placed artwork, leaving a beautiful ambiance accompanied by euphoric house beats, subtly bumping in the background.
I ordered a Snow Cosmo made with cherry vodka and the Seven Spicy Ahi, "butter toasted sushi rice, topped with spicy tuna, jalapeño, citrus mayo and tobiko" AND I WAS IN HEAVEN. Simply the best.
Hi, I'm Ashley!
I am a Southside Chicago native, mompreneur, and lover of all things social! I love to travel, meet new people, and practice my role as a self proclaimed food critic & Rosé connoisseur here in the City!
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