Bistro Wasabi - Hoffman Estates

4.7
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31 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.

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OT
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

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
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

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
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

G
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

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

LB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

k
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

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
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

JS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

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!

OT
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

OT
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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

T
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

CT
Chicago
76 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

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.

k
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

PB
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 1service 5ambience 4

Food was delicious and artfully presented

k
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

A
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

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

MH
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was absolutely delicious (though a little pricey). Service was wonderful. Bar was well stocked and drinks were great. We had a great time.

HD
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have gone to Bistro Wasabi several times. It is always consistently great. Everyone I take there loves it and wants to go back.

The food is fresh and nicely presented. The peppercorn tuna is to die for.

F
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good choice for New Year eve. Late reservation worked out well. Chefs were friendly and helpful.

HD
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great martinis. Great food. Same as always

JN
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I celebrated our anniversary (first date) here. The food here is beyond exceptional. I can highly recommend starting with the asparagus beef rolls, you will not be disappointed. Actually, everything we have tried has been amazing, from any of the maki rolls to the phenomenal entrees, you cannot go wrong with anything you order. Decent selection of wines, most from Napa area, but definitely not a huge assortment. I have heard they have excellent cocktails, but I cannot voice for that myself... my wife and I are wine drinkers.

They went the extra mile for our anniversary by presenting us with a ice cream dessert with “Happy anniversary” written out in chocolate sauce on the plate. The staff is attentive and knowledgeable about the menu. I cannot speak highly enough about Bistro Wasabi. This is our go to place anytime we are craving great sushi, once you try it, this will be your go to place as well.

KB
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Much better at Bistro Wasabi in Huntley. Service was eh, food was disappointing.

M
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been wanting to dine here and glad we did. Food was excellent, great variety and very fresh tasting. Restaurant became very crowded and the service slowed a bit. Our server recognized this and brought over a complementary drink. Not necessary, but appreciated. Neighborhood gem, given the vibe in the restaurant, you do not feel like you are in the suburbs! A new favorite for us!

M
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bistro Wasabi always delivers. Great food, ambiance and customer service is outstanding.

L
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The decor is modern, clean and stylish but the food was mediocre. Good for people who do not really know good sushi but would rather have stylish ambiance. Similar to Shakou but much smaller. I would go back there for a romantic dinner but not really for good food

M
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner was fantastic. Always is! Saturday is ladies night so half off drinks too.

JN
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Asparagus beef rolls are amazing. If you go, you have to try them. Limited wine selection, but a few good cabs from Napa that are reasonably priced. We went on a Saturday night and they were short staffed, so service was a little slow. I’m sure it would have been better if they were fully staffed.

NS
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bistro Wasabi always delivers great food and good times!

DY
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Maguro Salad is a must, although it will take some time to get to the table. Order chips to accompany it.

D
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

We went to dinner for our anniversary. The food was amazing, on the pricier side. I would recommend the peppercorn ahi tuna as an entree. We also had various sushi rolls which were out of this world, fresh and full of flavor!

NY
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great great food. Fresh, the peppercorn seared tuna and the pork cutlet is some of family favorites.
The Ceviche is delicious as is the avocado tempura on appetizer menu. Good value. Even the salmon and steak is perfectly done. It's a little gem in this location and overlooked in Huntington Plaza strip mall. Feels like a local chic place in a city but out in the burbs. Sushi's are all fresh. There is no really bad dish on menu.
Have even booked whole restaurant for company's corp events with out of country VIP's.