Bistro Wasabi - Hoffman Estates

4.8
89 Reviews
$30 and under
Asian
A chic restaurant that features contemporary Asian fusion cuisine, Bistro Wasabi in Lake in the Hills serves a varied menu. Specializing in traditional sushi, chefs Jino Kim and Mr. Park also add a bit of Latin, Korean, Italian and French influence to create dishes unique to Bistro Wasabi. Jino Kim gained a passion for Japanese cooking after moving to Pittsburg from South Korea. He infuses his talents and familial roots to create authentic Asian dishes with modern flair.

Some of the kitchen's specialties include its tempura, sesame essence salmon and peppercorn ahi tuna. A full bar also serves a variety of Japanese beers, sake, wine and unique cocktails that are made to complement any dish. Open throughout the week, Bistro Wasabi serves dinner.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 89 people are saying
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100% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipColleenP
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There’s a reason why we have a standing weekly reservation at Bistro Wasabi. The food is consistently outstanding, the atmosphere is sophisticated but welcoming, and the servers are great.

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vipRyanS
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food. Bistro Wasabi does an excellent job with their menu and each time we visit we keep coming back again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Very Good experience overall.

The sushi quality is very good, except one key issue. Many of the more premium sushi rolls are massive. Like, I cannot fit the entire roll in my mouth without nearly choking every time. Pictures show the size next to a credit card size card.

The service was acceptable, we had a new waitress which still wasn’t fully trained, but forgivable.

The restaurant was remodeled about a year ago and is so much nicer looking.

Definitely going again, but if the rolls were smaller, it would be such a better experience eating the sushi.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Still the best sushi around... and still by far the best New York Strip.... challenge.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always like the Bistro. Great food. Decided to try the Hoffman Estates location this time. Smaller but food and service were great.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food ... loved it!

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vipmattg
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The specials were phenomenal- including the cocktails. Kudos to the chef!!

DS
vipDougS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My go to sushi spot in NW Suburbs. Very nice date nite place. Chef/Owner Sean K. does a great job and always makes us feel at home.

GF
GlennF
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and outstanding sushi! We are regulars.

HW
HeatherW
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We received exceptional service while celebrating our wedding anniversary! The food, ambience and service was outstanding. I love their Godzilla roll, calamari tempura appetizer and grape martini.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great staff and ambience....most importantly, the food is excellent. Best sushi in the area!

LC
vipLisaC
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and martinis!

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Kate
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The drinks are fabulous and the service is always great!

MS
MichaelS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food is great, service is great and martinis are fantastic

CP
vipColleenP
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant! Beautiful decor, fresh and delicious seafood, wonderful cocktails, and friendly, professional service. We’re so lucky to have it nearby.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic as normal, even in a blizzard they have the best service!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've gone here twice now and both times were great experiences. All their sushi is super fresh and tasty. Sag
Sashimi cuts are great size and they have some of the best yellowtail I have ever tasted. Our server was very attentive and offered great answers to all our questions. Chef's were friendly and overall experience was great. If you are looking for a nice sushi dinner date this place will not let you down.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice bistro. Clean, modern design. Very good food and martinis

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Bg1234
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and attentive service. So happy they are open!

KB
vipKarenB
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was delicious and felt very Covid safe. Only negative is all of their soda was flat. Needed new co2 tanks. Nice server too!

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vipBigDukeSix
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Always fantastic...!

Although, this time, even with a reservation thru Open Table with a request for a standard table, no standard tables were available and we had to be seated in the bar at a high top. No biggie, but the chairs in the bar at the high top tables have no backs so aren't really comfortable. At least for us.

We did express our concern and were told that it became busier than expected and that they will remedy the situation next time.

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vipAwesomeSushi
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an excellent dinner - great sushi, great wine - excellent service!

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vipG111
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My happy place!! ☺

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vipginnieg
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant of any kind in the NW suburbs!

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vipMahesh
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Reasonably priced - but incredibly tasty food! The NY steak was outstanding!

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GlennF
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service is excellent. Glad Bistro Wasabi is open. Too bad we have an idiot governor. Visit Bistro Wasabi for excellent sushi and service. Drinks are great too.

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vipmattg
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal and service.

CP
vipColleenP
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We go here at least once and sometimes twice a week. Why, when there are so many places to choose from?
It’s simply the most consistently excellent food anywhere. Then, add to that an amazing staff and sophisticated atmosphere.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dining experience was excellent as it always is! Food and drinks were outstanding. Simply, another great night out provided by the staff at Bistro Wasabi!!

DM
vipDMaar
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my absolute favorite sushi restaurants. I can't say enough about how really fresh their sushi is.

RS
vipRyanS
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, Great staff. The Sashimi Carpaccio Appetizer has become a monthly crave item for us.

RC
vipRayC
Chicago
71 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Bistro Wasabi. Sushi is always fresh and top notch. The other food served is also terrific. The service is always great. The martinis are filled to the rim of the glass. Sean (the owner) is a great owner who makes sure your visit is top notch.

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vipChicagoTreeMD
Chicago
87 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Been here many times and always good. Service was very slow this time but not due to our server Heather. She was awesome and really hustling serving both inside and outside tables. Bar help was very slow and that caused the delays. Heather is great and we hope they keep her as a server!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and amazing atmosphere as always!

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vipTime2dime
Chicago
75 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding n every area!! Tuna was so fresh!

RS
vipRyanS
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and staff were amazing. We can’t wait to go back!

BD
vipBigDukeSix
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bistro Wasabi is always awesome! Ordered a bottle of Sake, edamame for an appetizer, a King Crab roll, a King Kong roll, and a slice of chocolate cheesecake for dessert. Everything was fantastic!

Love me some Bistro Wasabi....

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veryhannah
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food: sooo fresh & crafted beautifully. Also had great service & I felt very safe from covid with all of their precautions.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bistro Wasabi is always a wonderful dinner! Delicious food and great service.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and the best service.

FAQs

Bistro Wasabi - Hoffman Estates is rated 4.8 stars by 89 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.