Shakou, which means "social life" in Japanese, is the essence of what the owners of the new Shakou Barrington restaurant are hoping to capture in Barrington.
The new restaurant at 121 W. Main St., in Barrington offers an array of Asian cuisine, including sushi. Guests can eat inside or venture to the rooftop lounge and patio.
Officials from the Barrington Area Chamber of Commerce and the village of Barrington welcomed the new eatery to the village at an opening ceremony and after-hours mixer on Niov. 11.
Shakou has two other Illinois locations with restaurants in St. Charles and Libertyville.