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Bistro Wasabi - Hoffman Estates

4.5
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55 Reviews
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$30 and under
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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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 55 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.3
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4.5
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4.3
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipChicagoTreeMD
Chicago
81 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
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and amazing atmosphere as always!

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vipTime2dime
Chicago
73 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding n every area!! Tuna was so fresh!

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RyanS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

BD
BigDukeSix
Chicago
19 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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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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

Great food and the best service.

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vipkarenh
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I loved this place. They are happy to accommodate my special dining/meal requests. Best martinis on the planet! I love bringing friends here. They are always pleasantly surprised! It is a hidden gem!

RD
RDSansone
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience1

No one is a fan of EDM. The serving, and hosting people that we had contact with were amazing, and polite. After that? It was a circus show with a group of women braying obscenities in our ears throughout 2/3rds of dinner. Food was hit, or miss. Specials weren't that special. Not our crowd, for sure, and far too pricey for what it was.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Service was slow when trying to get check. Food is always amazing.

TB
vipTheBigZ
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The sushi was very good, although the group was underwhelmed with the service. Maybe they were understaffed, but our edamame came out cool, we had to request water several times and our server was not proactive or even friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Came in early, and was seated right at reservation time. All staff there was extremely kind and polite. The food took awhile to get there and was seated a bit close to other diners, but it wasn’t too bad. Overall, a very enjoyable experience.

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vipOWinewithme
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Valentines Day. I suspect they were a bit overwhelmed because our service was lacking. Forgot to bring out the edemame and two soups. When we reminded them about the edamame it still took almost 10 minutes. Our table was in a corner with windows and it was very cold- stay away from the window tables in winter. Food was good - make rolls were very good.

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vipWineNdine
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Very slow service. Our appetizer came out before my drink. The tables were so close together that I felt like I was in a group date.

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RyanD
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food5service1ambience5

Food great. Service terrible bc under staffed always

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vipKennethS
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to dinner for my birthday and like most people do we checked in on Facebook and the owner or someone from Bistro Wasabi commented “Happy Birthday hope you enjoyed your birthday dinner”. That is above and beyond in my book. Will be going back again

KS
vipKrisS
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, our dining experience was fantastic. Highly recommend

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vipwsawsa
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience5

Very understaffed...was seated, no bartender, no waitress...waited for a water for 10 minutes, we left

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience4

Usually, this place is great but yesterday the waiters were incredibly overwhelmed. Maybe management should hire one more but waiting times were insane and most things did not come as ordered. Please fix this, we love this place.

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AprilA
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing food, drinks, service, and atmosphere!

JN
vipJayfromNB
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bistro Wasabi never disappoints. The menu is fantastic! The wine selection is limited, but some very solid options. My wife and I never hesitate on getting a meal here, nor should you.

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YCotia
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always happy to see Young the bartender. He makes and pours everything to perfection. Great girlfriend nite date spot.

BD
vipBigDukeSix
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food at Bistro Wasabi is always fantastic! We came on a Friday evening and therefore the place was busy. Service was a bit slow but our waitress was very nice. We had a couple of cocktails, edamame, a special black widow maki roll, a couple of tuna Nigiri, and a Godzilla roll. Bistro is always consistent, great ambiance, and the sushi and entries are delish! My fav for sushi in the burbs with out a doubt.

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vipkarenh
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place. It’s my go to for any type of occasion. Whether it’s a birthday, special occasion, or a regular night out you won’t be disappointed! They have great specials and the cocktails are amazing! They recently renovated and the new space is beautiful. I highly recommend Bistro Wasabi!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience3

I love Bistro Wasbi but was disappointed with this dining experience. Food & cocktails were phenomenal as always but service not so much. Reservation was for a party of 2 at 6:30 but was told there was only one table for 2 which was by the front door which I did not prefer. I requested a table in the main dining area (which was empty at the time) but was told those tables were for parties of 4, not for 2. It was noted on Open Table that we would be celebrating a birthday, the hostess confirmed the celebration yet it was never mentioned or acknowledged by our server. We dined on Saturday (Ladies Night Half Off Cocktails) but we were charged full price for our cocktails. When I brought to our server’s attention, I was offered a gift card for the overcharge because my credit card had already been charged.

I will return to Bistro Wasbi because I am a long time loyal customer and hope that these customer satisfaction issues were just an off night.

JS
JesusS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Our expreience could have been better. Our waitress didn't speak english very well & when we asked question on menu for recommandations she noded yes to everything & we got stuck food choices we didn't like and our bill was $140.

JR
vipJoeR
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a bit pricey, but the quality was outstanding.

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vipGramanan
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience4

This is a lovely restaurant with great food but they were understaffed for a busy Friday evening.

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LeslieB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite sushi restaurant! My favorite are the bistro wasabi rolls, and the sapparo rolls. And we always start with the seared tuna. I have never had it anywhere that compares to it with the seaweed and sauce with it.

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vipkarenh
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

I love this place, lately they seem to be short handed. The food and cocktails are still amazing but the service is a bit slow because of the shortage in staff. I will keep going here and hope that they get is worked out. Everything is worth the wait anyway!

KW
vipKevinW
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great conversations with Steve and Sean our sushi chefs. Food was great as always! One of our favorite sushi places!!

JS
JoannaS
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was excellent as usual. The new decor is beautiful. The only downfall of the entire meal was that the service was very slow. Other than that, the meal was outstanding!

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food, presentation and service.
Pretty nice ambiance for a strip mall location!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Overall great service and good food, but because my husband and I eat sushi and Japanese cuisine often, Bistro Wasabi didn’t particularly stand out. The fish was fresh and service was great, but the sushi could use more flavor and excitement. Maybe it was the kind we ordered

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vipTerry
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always wonderful. Special thanks to our bartender. He's terrific.

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vipChicagoTreeMD
Chicago
82 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Really love this place but last two times service has been extremely slow. Understaffed. Tough to find good people and enough people. Doing best they can but give yourself a couple hours if you go on a Friday or Saturday night.

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vipkarenh
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the fresh food and the martinis are the best! They are always happy to accommodate special requests. One of my favorite spots for a family dinner, date night, or girls night out!

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vipPatB
Chicago
35 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall4food1service5ambience4

Food was delicious and artfully presented

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vipkarenh
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went there for Valentine’s Day. We had amazing sushi, and tempura mushrooms. Their martinis are the best! Love this place!

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Anonymous
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Fabulous meal; restaurant was PACKED for Valentine's Day and service was slow. Will definitely eat here again!

FAQs

Bistro Wasabi - Hoffman Estates is rated 4.5 stars by 55 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.