Wok n Fire - S Barrington
Wok n Fire - S Barrington

Wok n Fire - S Barrington

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.woknfire.com/
  • Phone: 8474287192
  • Hours of Operation:
    Mon-Thurs:11:30am to 10:00pm
    Fri-Sat: 11:30am to 11:00pm
    Sunday: 11:30pm to 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Sushi, Pan-Asian
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes

Getting there

  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Wok n Fire - S Barrington
Wok 'N Fire features contemporary Pan Asian cuisine and fun creative sushi all set in a lavish downtown style dining room. When you first walk in to a Wok 'N Fire the first notice the beautiful modern decor. Then, as your food begins to arrive at your table you realize this is the Pan Asian food that you have always dreamt of. Appealing to both the eye as well as the palate.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
Wok n Fire - S Barrington reviews from OpenTable diners
99 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.2
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (51)fit for foodies (42)special occasion (36)neighborhood gem (36)great for outdoor dining (34)great for lunch (32)hot spot (27)romantic (25)vibrant bar scene (21)kid-friendly (19)late-night find (13)great for brunch (8)notable wine list (6)scenic view (2)Show More
  • Outstanding as Usual!
    LuvAsianFood
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Outstanding food and service. One of our favorite restaurants. I have never had a bad meal here. The service tonight was exceptional.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • good sushi selection
    Shilps74
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Great sushi that both kids and adults will love. Usually its been great but we found it to be super salty this time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Latest Hours W/in 16 miles of home
    ClimbsForCauses
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Varied Pan Asian Menu. Serves Brown Rice. Over seasoned, as with most such restaurants. Farm Raised Salmon Only. Vietnamese Spring Rolls Missed Mark (horseradish (?)) overpowered and did not blend. Thai Crepe quite good, but overly salted. Sushi Rolls Quite Good. Worth Another Try. Very Good Service.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Think outside the box
    haircut1943
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    I am glad that my server suggested that I try one of their special maki rolls. They provide a unique blend of various and flavors that work well together. The Governors entrée offered fresh flavors and my wife shared that it was delicious.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent experience
    Barry
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Very good food, excellent service, particularly the management.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great place in the Arboretum
    Hiroli
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    My husband and I go to Wok n Fire about once a month due to its location and food. It's location is between where we live and Alexian Hospital. The food is good and we've found some nice light dishes since we wind up eating there pretty late. I love the Cashew Chicken. It's colorful with a lot of vegetables. I'm also a fan of the St. Charles Roll. My husband loves the Korean BBQ and the Steak Fried Rice. We had most appetizers at some point or another and the Crab Rangoon is quite good and tastes light without being greasy. We have tried a few of the desserts but this is not where they excel. Get an appetizer or try one of their rolls instead.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great dinner date place
    DoctorJohn
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Nice place for upscale Chinese and sushi. Great date night place with your spouse. Good service and I liked their Mai Tias.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • JulieVIP
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    I go to Wok N Fire at least once a month. I went here for date night and we sat outside. There was live entertainment around the outdoor area so we were able to listen to music while dining. Great presentation in the sushi we ordered. I'd recommend getting the Maki Specialty Trio, 3 Specialty rolls for $38..totally worth it! I highly recommend the Inky Roll...very tasty. I'll be coming back again soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yum
    Jcawley90
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Always love coming for sushi. Woka woka is our favorite.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food
    AlgonquinCouple
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Wok & Fire has a lot more that just great sushi rolls. They also have great stir frys. We had a Thai Crepe that was amazing. It had coconut, shrimp and it tasted fantastic.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First timer
    jenj0329
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    This our 1st visit. Party if 4 outside. Got a bit chilly as the sun went down, and the staff was on top of it with heat lamps! Jordan our served was adorable, polite and knowledgeable. Drinks were good. Some rolls were a bit bland. The recommended St. Charles roll was amazing! I don't think it's as tasty as bistro wasabi, but the menu is bigger and the pricing is waaaay better. I'll definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of the Best
    LuckyCouple
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Definitely one of the best Asian restaurants in the northwest suburbs. Great menu, delicious food and excellent service. This is our second time dining here and we'll be back many more times.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Wok n'Fire!
    lovinglife2
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We love this restaurant! My husband had a great dinner alone here (the Thai crepes were amazing!) and then I brought a group of 6 here for a dinner meeting. We ordered several dishes, which we passed around and everything was delicious. The staff worked hard to get us outside in a back area so we could talk after I called and requested it beforehand. Our waiter was excellent as was the wait staff. I would HIGHLY recommend Wok n'Fire!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Simply Amazing!
    ElmoVIP
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Great food, Great Service! One of my favorite sushi pla!ces
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice place with some nice ambience
    EatOrEat
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    The decor of the place is outstanding and so is their service. We didn't like one of the noodles that we ordered as the sauce was way too salty, and our server took care of it from the bill. Their drinks are pretty good and not pricey compared to an equivalent restaurant. Definitely worth going there again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Very good food interesting sushi that was interestingly presented
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    Jason
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Great food great staff!! Would highly recommend wok n fire
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • outdoor seating
    mom2
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Great Patio area for gathering with friends. Waitress was very attentive and awesome. Just wish you guys gave dining points.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not the place for sushi
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Can't speak to the whole menu but do not come here if you're looking for sushi. They actually preroll some of their sushi rolls which you can tell from the consistency of the rice. Maybe the hot dishes are better and there's a reason sushi isn't featured in the name of the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent Asian Fusion
    JCTeller
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    I was looking for a spot for a quiet date with my wife on an early Saturday afternoon; had the restaurant to ourselves. The staff was extremely attentive even then, and the manager spent a lot of time explaining the concept and growth of the business (which we were interested in hearing). Excellent maki roll and Korean BBQ dish. Very light cheesecake dessert big enough for two. We'll be back when it's busier!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Favorite for Lunch and Dinner
    Ottyr
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    Though marked 'great for outdoor dining,' this truly only applies to three of the four seasons in Chicago.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Glad they're nearby
    Sandim25VIP
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    There's a large, varied menu. Just discovered the outdoor patio - one of our favorite summer venues. Only 2 visits so far. We recommend the Panang Thai curry, tuna poke, Hong Kong calamari and Tom Yum soup. Crab Rangoon was just ok. Breakfast blend tea was over-steeped. Also, an Asian restaurant should have Oolong or Jasmine tea. Hence, the 4 stars. However, looking forward to the next visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great time!
    Barry
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Birthday dinner with wife. Great food and service. Very attentive manager and staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awesome food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    I have been to this restaurant several times and every visit has been exceptional.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Find
    Ldawgz
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    We wanted some late night (for a weekday) sushi and this place hit the spot. Everything else was closed in the area and were glad, because we ended up here! Our server was sweet and knowledgable when it came to the menu. We'll be back to this location!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Restaurant!!
    LuckyCouple
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    This was our first time dining here and we absolutely loved it. Excellent menu, delicious food and excellent service. We'll be back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Large Selection
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    They have a large selection of Sushi and other thai/japanese dishes. Almost too many. We ordered the Mexican roll appetizer, it was excellent. We ordered Panang Curry chicken and Tofu chow fun for dinner, we have had these dishes before and had expectations of what these dishes should taste like. They were not nearly as flavorful as we had hoped (spicy but bland, if that makes sense). They were both good, but not great. We decided next time we'd order their specialties and hope to experience new dishes to enjoy. We did say something to mgt about the lack of flavor of the dishes and they offered us free dessert, literally ONE free dessert, we took it to go since we needed to pickup our son and didn't have time to eat it then. That was odd...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Appetizer Party
    DoloresVIP
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    I didn't even know that I had an appetizer party award. The food is always wonderful. We love Wok N Fire.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    We ate here as a family before an event at the Sears Centre. The food and service were excellent!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another great Wok n Fire experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    The food was excellent with good portion sizes. The spicy calamari appetizer was excellent and huge. Once again Ben was our server and once again he was terriffic. His help with drink choices and patience with our endless questions regarding entrees was very helpful. Thanks Ben for another great dining experience.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Food good service was hurried
    djmich
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Even though building was very noisy we enjoyed our food very much. Waitress was too hurried and we felt we were rushed too much when we wanted to have good conversations with friends. We had dinner but we prefer lunch more when it is less crowded. Lunch personnel appears to be more friendly.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Locally well like
    chinwguy
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    We had dinner there. It was not too bad, but the fried items ( tempura , softshell crab ) that were served as part of a sushi dish was cold. The appetizers were ok.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • lovefood77
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    The food was very delicious but quite over priced for sushi especially when they don't have a lot of fresh, raw fish options. The lunch specials are a decent value though. We were very annoyed by the staff who kept clearing away our dishes that we were not done with yet and they didn't even ask. Our waiter also did not explain the menu at all or point out the lunch specials menu until we had already picked other dishes so that was annoying. We probably will not go back as we have another local sushi place that is much better overall. We only went since there was a Groupon and we wanted to try it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Susihi
    paula
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Ordered a selection of sushi to share. It arrived in a beautiful arrangement and we couldn't decide which one was better.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • service was excellent
    betz
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    The server was great ... very personable and efficient
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 64 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 20, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 117 reviews are from the Wok n Fire - S Barrington reviews archive.
  • Love Wok N Fire
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    We usually go to the one in St Charles. This one is bigger and roomier. You don't feel like you are on top of each other. Our service has been better at the St Charles location. Our waiter was not very good, but the manager was constantly at our table assisting and he was very pleasant and made our experience better.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good experience
    Busfoodie
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Great sushi, The manager was out checking with the guests
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for Mothers Day!
    FoxValleyBiker
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Was able to reserve a table for Mother's Day and got a table outside on a beautiful day. Service was friendly and quite good for the busiest restaurant day of the year. They did forget one of our appetizers, but they apologized profusely and promptly removed it from the bill when asked, then brought us a delicious banana ice cream dessert for Mom, free of charge. The manager (or owner) stopped by the table and wrapped up our left overs herself. Sushi and wok dishes are excellent and the drunken ginger ales are great. Great experience and great service, especially for the busiest restaurant day of the year.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Rushed
    Disappointed
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    All the food came out at once when we asked to have the food to be shared as family style. We felt rushed, as soon as we ate our last bite the plate was whisked away. However the we had to ask for more drinks as if they did not want our group to stay any longer then necessary. The check came out with the desert.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Enjoyable meal
    WinerDinerVIP
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Our server Nicole was outstanding, food was good, somewhat overpriced.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic