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110 N Hough St, Barrington, IL 60010-3009
847-382-8980
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Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:30 am - 9:45 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:30 pm

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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Always a delight to go here

We get to Sagano fairly often and the sushi/sashimi and other dishes are always excellent. Everything is prepared with fresh ingredients. The sake choices are very good. My favorites are the Sushi Chef specials and the gyoza. Dinner for two runs $50-$80 with drinks.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 21, 2014
JohntheLast
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Barrington, Illinois
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Barrington, Illinois
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373 reviews 373 reviews
218 restaurant reviews
157 helpful votes 157 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We get to Sagano fairly often and the sushi/sashimi and other dishes are always excellent. Everything is prepared with fresh ingredients. The sake choices are very good. My favorites are the Sushi Chef specials and the gyoza. Dinner for two runs $50-$80 with drinks.

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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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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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Baltimore
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465 restaurant reviews
241 helpful votes 241 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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31 helpful votes 31 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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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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Northbrook
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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
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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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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 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 110 N Hough St, Barrington, IL 60010-3009
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Barrington
  • Phone Number: 847-382-8980

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:45 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:45 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:45 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm

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