Shakou Naperville to host grand opening 'Giving Back' event Aug. 15

  • Shakou Restaurants' newest location in Naperville will host a "Giving Back" grand opening day on Thursday, Aug. 15. They will be donating 10% of the opening day's proceeds to the Edward Foundation.

    Shakou Restaurants' newest location in Naperville will host a "Giving Back" grand opening day on Thursday, Aug. 15. They will be donating 10% of the opening day's proceeds to the Edward Foundation. Courtesy of Jacob VanVoreen

 
Submitted by E. Hartigan
Updated 8/9/2019 10:41 PM

On Thursday, Aug. 15, Shakou Restaurants' newest location in Naperville will host a "Giving Back" grand opening day to introduce the Naperville community to the Shakou brand.

In concert, the Shakou family invites the Naperville community to "dine out and to do good" and will be donating 10% of the opening day's proceeds to the Edward Foundation.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

The Edward Foundation is the charitable fundraising arm of Edward Hospital, with a mission to help provide the best and highest quality services, technology and staff to the communities it serves. Their goal is to help Edward Hospital's commitment to excellence and maintain its position as a leading healthcare provider through philanthropic support, and achieve its vision to transform the healthcare experience to be safe, seamless and personal.

Reservations are recommended to ensure your spot.

The founders of Shakou Restaurants designed their CARES program to help support local causes within their footprint communities by providing assistance both in raising funds and promoting charitable organizations in their efforts to champion worthy causes.

All of the Shakou Restaurants' locations offer striking architecture, stylish decor, sumptuous cuisine and only the highest level of service. This level of high touch service is no small feat for Tasos Maroulis, the managing director of operations who oversees all of Shakou Restaurants' management team, but it is this attention to detail that creates the unique dining experience that is above all others, yet close to home.

"Given both the scope of the menu and, most importantly, the quality of the food, our service and attention to the smallest details have to be priority one. Diners are very savvy nowadays and have more options than ever before so your service has to be nothing short of exceptional," says Maroulis.

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Award winning Executive Chef Sang Choi creates his eclectic menus by offering only the freshest ingredients combined with striking visual presentation to achieve unparalleled flavor and flair. Shakou Restaurants' extensive modern Asian cuisine menu satisfies everyone from the youngest of diners to those with the most discerning of palates. Sushi "Fan" favorites include the Seven Spicy Ahi Appetizer, the Niku- Niku Signature Maki and of course their signature Sushi Boats made for two or four people served on actual wooden boats. If cooked fish or red meat are more your fare, be sure to order the Chilean Sea Bass with Yuzu wasabi or their mouth watering Braised Short Ribs. Shakou also offers both gluten free and kids' menus and can accommodate vegan and vegetarian diners as well.

Of course, no dining experience is complete without amazing cocktails or the perfect wine or sake. Heading up the beverage team is Beverage Director James Sweeney.

"While your Shakou signature cocktail and Martini favorites are here to stay, we are putting more emphasis on pairing some of the higher end wines by the glass as well as offering unique craft cocktails," says Sweeney. "Keep an eye out for some pairing suggestions via our Rewards program for current offerings."

In addition to everyday dining, all of the Shakou locations have become the perfect setting for any private gathering. Whether you are looking for an intimate setting for a smaller group of friends, an extravagant gala for larger groups, or a chic alternative for business outings, all of the locations offer unique settings, fluid floor plans and several party packages that can accommodate all of your needs. Visit us at shakourestaurants.com and click on our "events" tab for more information.

Shakou Naperville will be headed up by General Manager Mackenzie Bach. It is located at 22 E. Chicago Ave., Suite 111 in the heart of downtown Naperville. They will offer lunch and dinner six days a week and will be open Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 a.m., and Saturday from noon to 1 a.m.

Complimentary valet is provided beginning at 5 p.m. To learn more or make reservations, visit shakourestaurants.com.

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