PL8 Restaurant

4.3
924 Reviews
$30 and under
Chinese
The exciting, new restaurant in Barrington. The yin and yang of food and ambiance creating a whole new trend in Asian cuisine. pl8 offers a fresh, imaginative menu of classic Chinese cuisine side by side with Japanese kitchen creations and sushi. pl8 is where you will find a chic city restaurant located in the suburbs. Where you'll find superd et unpretentious service. A menu that is sweet and savory. Classic dished with a smart twist that are 'simply Asian'. We can't wait for you to experience the best of Asian cuisine coming together on one pl8.
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vipDoctorJohn
Chicago
62 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Libby served the best Mai Tai I have ever tasted. Terrific service and well paced. Libby was quite charming and friendly. Bravo! Thank you for a fantastic evening.

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vip1224
Naples
38 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was very good. Other couple said they green curry was way too spicy. Our waitress was ok had a little bit of an attitude. She didn’t check on us as much as needed. We all needed water refills. When she did check it was too soon after getting out meals.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing as usual, especially the sushi! Love Pl8!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Get the crab Rangoon. It’s not what you expect but you will love it!

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vipfoodie
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pl8 is one of my favorite restaurants!!! Best food and wonderful service!

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JeanJ
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Went to PL8 for a business lunch with a very important client. This was our second time here and the selection and quality of food and drinks did not disappoint. Excellent sushi, poke bowl, firecracker shrimp to name a few and our waitress was terrific.

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Ricky
Charleston
24 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pl8 is always a great dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Date night at pl8 was as expected: simply wonderful. Fantastic stuffed mushrooms, delicious ginger salad, perfect Sushi and flavorful rice noodles with beef and veggies. Christa was a great server and listened and brought exactly what we ordered. Romantic ambiance and music to boot. A+.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff were very attentive and the food was delicious!

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Puzzlelady
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Much more a restaurant feel than Asian takeout. Feels much more like a night out and the dishes are not all the routine ones. I had one of the house specialties - wide noodles. My vegan dinner partner enjoyed hers dish as well.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience1

Unfortunately they have let this place get rundown. Service was poor Super short staffed. Food has been better in the past. Place is dirty and lights burned out

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vip1224
Naples
38 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

I asked for the Thai basil shrimp without spice but it was too hot! Tasted good but way too spiced,
Waitress was terrific!

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DANIELF
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

had the 7 flavor chicken. really tasty!!! the server was attentive too.

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DJsthoughts
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We went for our anniversary wanting to try someplace we hadn't been. While we liked it very much, our server did not know the sake menu resulting in having to go back and forth to make a selection. She was very prompt and polite, just needed training in that area. The ambience was a perfect blend of modern and classic décor. We would definitely return. The food, by the way, was fabulous.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

The service (not our server) was super slow. We ordered a second serving of fried rice to go when our main for order came (which took almost an hour to get). After finishing our meal, we were informed that carry out orders were "too busy" to get us our additional order, so the restaurant cancelled it. We have enjoyed PL8 many times in the past, but unless they up their number of employees, we will not be back in the future.

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vipemilg
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was excellent like always! Our destination for Asian food!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Couples dinner

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RaleneG
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Haven’t been here for a while. We met up with friends for drinks and dinner. I ordered Mongolian chicken. There was not much chicken. Lots of onions. Too much onion. I felt there was so much onions to cover up lack of protein. Other than that everyone said meal was ok. If the server would come to check on us I would have let him know.

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vipJGBarrington
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Under staffed and food wasn’t their normal quality.

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vip1224
Naples
38 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

We had 6:30 reservation and left at 8:50 pm. The service was extremely slow and the food was not up to par. The Thai basil shrimp wasn’t the usual recipe at all. It was very SLOW in getting entrees. We never experienced this disappointment with PL8 before. Would not recommend.

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Anthony
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience2

Service very slow and food okay. Not what it was a few years ago. Appetizer and main course took over two hours.

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KimW
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious. Never had a bad meal. Love this place and their selection of wonderful sushi!!!

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vipHabers
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We were seated on time and orders taken timely. We had potstickers, egg roll, shrimp fried rice and orange chicken. Our food was plentiful, VERY tasty. This visit surpassed our preceding visit.

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vipChappy
Chicago
32 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food!

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vipbigbrownpumpkin
Chicago
45 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Legit spot. Great Chinese food.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience2

Birthday celebration!!

The team and server was rushing us. The server got the b’day dessert while we were having dinner. They started forcing us to pack the food while we were eating.
I don’t understand why when they are accepting last reservations at 9:30 on open table.
We spent good amount of money but the way things were shoved at us was bad.
I really like that place but won’t go any more. The servers and manager all were not interested in serving.
We couldn’t say much cause we took our friends for b’day dinner and didn’t want to spoil mood.

And the Thai curries didn’t have salt but the server took it and refreshed it and brought it back by the time we were done eating. Still we asked them to pack and didn’t say a word

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Very disappointed. Service was non-existent. Took 1:45 to get through a two course dinner. Had to hunt down waiter multiple times & ask to check in food status for both appetizers a d main course. Forgot to put our dinner order…. Moscow mules services without limes as well. Too bad, used to enjoy the place. Not anymore.

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vipChappy
Chicago
32 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! Will go back

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vipPauletteG
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful dinner at Pl8! We were a party of 12 and our service was amazing! And so were the food and drinks. Thank you for a lovely dinner Pl8!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We sat for over 15 minutes and no one came by so we got up and left.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience2

They aren’t taking sanitization seriously. Both sanitizer pumps were empty on the way in. Both menus we received had pages covered in sauce and were disgusting. Clearly hadn’t been sanitized or they would have noticed the sauce all over them. We won’t be dining in here again. Takeout? Yes. Food is good.

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CatherineA
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

So slow! 50 minutes to get appetizer of edamame. Another 40 minutes for entrees. I know the staffing is restaurants is very challenging right now. Our waitress was very nice. But it was just ridiculously slow. Next time I’ll do carry out.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite place to get sushi for sure!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was awesome great service!

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Edsie
Oklahoma City
4 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

I accidentally left my wallet and retrieved it the next day totally intact. Great staff attitude.

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Gubio
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Understaffed. Long waits for food. Round table for staging takeout near the bar booths. Takeout customers milling about checking out your dinner. Don't use the booth by the hostess stand if this is how you operate. Food still good. This place is going through a Covid hard time with staffing. It shows.

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vipBrianH
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, good drinks, nice decor, friendly service. Would definitely go back again.

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johnk
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Tried for the first time, large selection to choose from. We will be back.

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Jake
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Everything was great. Party of 7 served promptly, correctly, deliciously. Very happy to return.

FAQs

PL8 Restaurant does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. PL8 Restaurant also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (847) 382-1988.

PL8 Restaurant is rated 4.3 stars by 924 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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