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PL8 Restaurant

586 reviews
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$30 and under
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Chinese, Japanese
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm, Saturday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 3:00pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(847) 382-1988
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Please call the restaurant directly for any off-site catering inquiries.
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Cross street
Hart Rd.
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Parking details
We are located in the Foundry Shopping Center which has many spaces available to park.
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Public transit
Just a few minutes away from the Barrington Train Station.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 586 People Are Saying
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4.5  based on recent ratings
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
3.0  Dined 6 days ago

Only one bartender to handle every table and the bar patrons. Sat at the bar for 30 minutes before the bartender even looked me in the eye....never got a drink. Had a reservation and was on time. My table was 30 minutes late, hence sitting at the bar for 30 minutes with no drink. Waited at the table for 15 minutes before a server came to the table...too bad, wanted to like this place.

vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

Consistently Great ...
very good menu variety and interesting special

vipSylvia (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Food is always good but the place needs a good cleaning

vipRocker (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Patrick was our server and he was great!!! The food was great too

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Loved the Biltmore sushi combo platter appetizer, and the dry beef stir fry was delicious. A very nice setting for special occasions and romantic dinners with a lively vibe.

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
1.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

730 reservations. Seated at 750. 10 more minutes until acknowledged at our table by a server.

Disorganized, slow, cold appetizer, no napkins/silverware until asked for.

Food was nothing special. Disappointed.

First and last time here.

FoodieQ (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

As always, pl8 is great. Great sushi and Chinese with flair.

MatthewH (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

This was our second time at Pl8. We had a great time and shared many different dishes. the food and service were both great. So many choices from sushi to traditional dishes. The only reason for a 4 star overall rating was that we were sat right next to the kitchen door which was a little distracting. Regardless, we will return again.

vipBarbara (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

First time at Pl8. Server was very attentive and helpful. Dim sum was good but next time will order it steamed so more tender. The shrimp Basel dish was very tasty and interesting; lots of raw red onion. Very fresh tasting. Must like cilantro. The chicken dish was very good and more traditional. Chicken fried rice was Ok. Had lots of left overs of everything. The wine was good but very expensive. Desserts are from local bakeries and the lemon one is excellent. Nice evening out. Our bill came to $96 before tip. Will go again.

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 30, 2018

Wonderful service! The menu is pretty big and our server helped us pick through to find the best! Portions are somewhat small for the price, but the taste is on point for everything! Great for groups of all sizes. Will be back soon to make my way through the rest of the menu..

vipbceats (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Wonderful Asian options on PL8's interesting menu, and a fabulous selection of specialty drinks, too. Make a reservation, as it gets super crowded on weekends.

Erindipity (Denver)
4.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

My husband and I come to Pl8 frequently and even bring our young kids here on occasion. We are never disappointed by the food, drinks, atmosphere and the service. Great sushi menu and really unique rolls- we love the rolls that use the black rice— SO good!!
The only thing that kept me from giving a 5 star is the hostess. I am a super friendly person and always greet people with a warm smile. I tell ya- there is this particular hostess who seems so annoyed at the world in general. I have come in with a reservation, without a reservation, with my kids, with just my husband, with friends and lots of times for take out. This girl is SO rude always! For no reason. She has a look of contempt on her face before you’ve made it to the hostess stand. Other than her, Pl8 is great!!!

billyd (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

it was ok. some of the food was REALLY salty. 6oz of wine was $9??!?!!? are you serious? I can get a long Island Ice tea at Breakers ni Crystal Lake for less than that!!!!!!!!!!!!!.. veggies in fried rice were HUGE and no knife was provided. service was a bit poor.. I waited a LONG time for a second drink. she was more interested in new customers than us. Very nice when talking to us.. but un-attentive. didn't like the LED lights over us.. too bright. glad we tried it.. but probably won't be back.

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

We tried some favorites and dared to try new items... all were amazing!

LadyJ25 (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

Pl8 always has excellent foid and service. They recently added a few things to their main menu and the specials are ALWAYS something we look forward to.