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Sagano Japanese Restaurant

110 N Hough St, Barrington, IL 60010-3009
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Ranked #8 of 65 restaurants in Barrington
Cuisines: Japanese
Most recent review
- May 29, 2014
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13 reviews from our community

92% Recommend
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English first
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Sushi as good as any I have ever had. Servers are very friendly but be prepared to wait a while. Probably took 35 min. And they aren't proactive about asking if you want another drink or the check. That being said, great sushi and a nice atmosphere.

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Barrington Il
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

The sushi is consistently very fresh, and they serve a variety of other Japanese dishes including tempura, bento boxes, and tokatsu (fried pork cutlet) which is my wife's favorite. Sushi Combo A is always my favorite, served with miso soup and a salad. The service can be a little slow at times, so don't be in a hurry when you... More

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Top Contributor
586 reviews 586 reviews
395 restaurant reviews
186 helpful votes 186 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

Sagano is a terrific find in the Barrington area. The lovely couple that owns the restaurant is always so kind and amiable. Food is delicious. If you want genuine Japanese cuisine, this is the place to go. The sushi is fresh, and I'm especially impressed by the sea urchins. The lobster dish is out of the world! It's so amazing... More

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Chicago, IL
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57 reviews 57 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

Mr. Lee has been providing fresh and speedy sushi for over 15 years in downtown Barrington. We love sitting at the sushi bar and watching his work...never seen a sushi chef prepare food so quickly and maintain his sense of humor. This restaurant has been consistently good for all these years...a Barrington treasure.

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Deer Park, Illinois
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37 reviews 37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

The food was good but portions size seemed small for the price. I usually get more pieces and larger in size at other restaurants. Big problem was for the wait to receive my sushi. Total of 3 plates ordered and almost 30 minute wait. Waitress said soon it would be coming and that was another 10 minute wait. This was... More

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Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

My husband and went driving last Saturday night and read the Trip Advisor reviews of this restaurant. The reviews were correct - this is some of the freshest sushi we have ever tasted. The service was good - but the fish was outstanding. Definitely stop in and try this local restaurant.

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Chicago, Illinois
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

The sashimi and sushi are so fresh, they are out of this world. I really enjoy watching Mr. Lee making them. The dishes are so beautiful, they are a work of art. Service is top notch. I always feel like a VIP when I am there. And the dinner dishes are great, too. Mrs. Lee makes most of the non-sushi/sashimi... More

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Barrington, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Lived in Barrington since 91’ and I have to say many restaurants have come and gone. Sagano’s is a great sushi restaurant. Mr. Lee is the owner and has managed and been head chef since 93’ when they opened. The restaurant features very fresh fish only the best for Mr. Lee. He is a gourmet chef with 25 years’ experience... More

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Barrington, Illinois
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

Mr. Lee's sushi is cut liberally from the freshest of fish. We love sitting at the bar, watching his talents with the knife and his hands. The Gomaee is unequaled with a sesame sauce unique to him. The dragon roll, tuna maki, spider rolls, sashimi, orange volcano; the best sushi in Chicago. Stop in and try it. You won't be... More

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2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012 via mobile

Me. Lee and his staff serve the finest bill of fare with beautiful presentation and attentive service. It is a favorite with locals and always abuzz with international visitors!

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