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Bistro Wasabi - Lake in the Hills

4.8
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159 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
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • 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 159 people are saying
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JasonO
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite sushi place for a reason. The salmon nigiri and bistro wasabi special roll are amazing. I would also recommend the cabo roll.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were both top notch. Highly recommended if you love good sushi and sashimi.

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GGTCK
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I hadn't been here in a while, but the food quality is still top notch

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Bistro!

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vipEduard
Chicago
159 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sounds like a broken record (does anyone even remember records?), but it was another great evening of dining and service. With the exception of one inside dining visit after that was allowed, we've continued to eat outside and have come to really enjoy it. They have fans to cool when it's hot, and the overhang that shelters the tables has, thus far, been more than enough to protect against rain. I assume they'll use outside heaters as we move into fall, and we intend to continue eating "al fresco" for as long as reasonably possible. Give them a try. You won't be disappointed.

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

You cannot go wrong with Bistro Wasabi. Their safety protocols are wonderful and the food, service and cocktails are excellent.

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vipEduard
Chicago
160 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yet another excellent dining experience in a continuing series of such pleasurable visits.

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Unionfoodie
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve eaten here many times in the past. First time back post COVID-19 and the meal experience was spot on as in the past! Happy to see the restaurant was filled at max capacity as in past. Super friendly staff and Sushi Chef Steve is personable, and made dining experience enjoyable! Had Maguro salad which is a favorite of mine. He even surprised us with a treat, his own creation of a light side dish of salmon, tuna, cilantro wrapped inside thinly sliced cucumber roll, topped with habanero infused masago in ponzu sauce! Crunchy and delicate blend of heat and vinegar! Quality of fish is excellent! Can’t say enough positive things about one of the best Asian restaurants!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Horrible
Would Not recommend or EVER go again!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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FrequentDinerCSG
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently great food and service. Our server, Suki, is the best!

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vipEduard
Chicago
160 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just love this place. From Emma the hostess, to Ms. Erika and Ms. Suki as servers - even the busboys, they're all great. Going back this coming weekend with a larger party then normal, and they've reserved the salon-type room for us. Very accommodating, and the food is just plain fresh and delicious.

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MichaelE
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

As always the food was excellent as we tried items across the board, appetizers (beef asparagus rolls and spicy calamari) as well as a variety of maki, martini specials, etc. We also tried the sake that was on special and it was outstanding. We did end up having to wait a bit past our scheduled reservation (probably about 25 minutes) which was a bit disappointing but we had great friends with us and didn’t mind too terribly having to wait while we had a cocktail and the opportunity to chat with great friends. We did have a glass of wine spilled on us accidentally (more on the table but it did splash) but the waitress was very apologetic and offered immediately to take care of any cleaning bill.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Waited a long time after our reservation was supposed to be. The food was ok not great. It was very loud in there and seats were uncomfortable. Ambiance was nice.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
7 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The quality of the sushi is very consistent and worth the visit. Great cocktails as well.

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vipNader
Chicago
36 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have a Shellfish allergy and have Celiac disease . ( Gluten ) The owners , chefs and staff understand about cross contamination and allergy awareness. Great fresh fish , awesome service and a great value ! Thank You for another great meal!

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vipEduard
Chicago
160 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They played some retro songs and it was marvelous. Had a great time trying to remember names and songs. It made the usual and consistent quality of food and service even that much more fun. Love this place.

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Sookie
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the best sushi outside of Tokyo. Amazing that its in a strip mall in a NW Chicago suburb. So unassuming, but a perfect foodie oasis for sushi lovers!

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Richf
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is the best Sushi in the suburbs, I have been going there for 20 years and never dissapointed,
Great service, and drinks too.

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BTCJ
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always receive excellent service and the food is top notch!

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Love2eat
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Celebrating Valentines Day (Saturday). Place was hopping. Because it was packed the noise level was louder than normal. Food was spot on, service was good. No regrets.

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LisaA
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

By far our favorite date night restaurant. The sushi is amazing!

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AmberK
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience4

The food we had was amazing! However our server wasn’t very personable and took forever to come to our table. She never came over during our meal to see if we needed anything or if the food was ok. We would still go back, but hopefully a different server.

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Midwestfoodie
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s Day made special at our favorite local restaurant!

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Rand
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious food and will definitely be dining there again! Loved the king crab and avocado salad, ceviche, tuna poke, and crab rangoon rolls. Everything was very tasty and service was good

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Date with my love!

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KevinF
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great private room and service.

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vipNader
Chicago
37 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bistro Wasabi can accommodate food allergies. I have Celiac Disease ( Gluten ) and a shellfish allergy. The staff and chefs take care of me and my dietary issues! Always Great food, service and our go to restaurant ! Thank You All !

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LynnS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service are excellent here. Had a great night.

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vipEduard
Chicago
160 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Continues to be an almost weekly visit for our family. Food and service are consistently good. Just recently realized you can not only order from the BW menu, but also from the menu of their companion Mexican restaurant next door. Now two cuisines from which to choose.

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vipWoodstockFoodie
Las Vegas
13 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Suki is the best at Bistro! We’ve been going to Bistro for years, great food, awesome service. Ask foe Suki, she’s fantastic

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Karen
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff! Busboy did a great job with a really nice table side manner...I think his name was Joey. I can’t remember our waitresses name but she was very personable alike and professional.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome great service and food was spectacular

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eskied50
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

love the place...very reasonable prices for Algonquin area

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vipEduard
Chicago
160 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Erica has returned from the south, so now we have two outstanding servers again - Erica and Suki. You can't go wrong with either. Food was good, as usual.

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LauraW
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience from start to finish! Excellent dining at an affordable price!

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AlanB
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you have never experienced Bistro Wasabi now is the time. Everything about this restaurant is top notch and is consistently perfect every time we have been there. The Sushi is the freshest and very straight forward as the Fish and Rolls menu has been the same for many years allowing them to perfect their craft and presentation. The wait staff and bar staff are always super friendly and go out of their way to please and deliver quality service. One of the best restaurants I have ever been to and the best sushi ever.

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NixMac
Chicago
42 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

WE LOVE Bistro Wasabi. Food is always good, the staff is always friendly and accommodating and we have been going here since they opened with never an issue. everything is fresh delicious and reliable. Their drinks are great. We go there for the crab salad, the tempura and the steak. However, we have tried the sushi/maki many times and it is always very fresh and delicious too. Try it! you won't be disappointed if you know your Japanese food. Highly recommend.

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JoeB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bistro Wasabi in LITH has been our favorite place for many years. Always great food and service.

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vipGregW
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best fresh sushi. Try the tuna roll deluxe the salmon roll deluxe or the Sapporo roll. The best!

FAQs

Bistro Wasabi - Lake in the Hills offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (847) 515-2700.

Bistro Wasabi - Lake in the Hills is rated 4.8 stars by 159 OpenTable diners.

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