Bistro Wasabi - Lake in the Hills

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102 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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KM
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved the sashimi carpaccio & maguro salad. The key lime martini was good as well. Thank you to Erica for the great service!!

E
Chicago
148 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another totally enjoyable dining experience here. Sounding like a broker record, but they keep performing at A+ levels.

C
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Food, as usual, was great. Service was rather slow for an early reservation (6:00 pm). The dining room was not very crowded at that time.

JH
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beat sushi in the area.

JB
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always high quality food and good service. We go a few times a month and always enjoy ourselves

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Terrific! Best Martinis and Sushi!!!

OT
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is so good here. It's just such a nice place to have a great meal.

E
Chicago
148 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It gets to be kind of a broken record, but service, food quantity and quality and atmosphere continue to be excellent. Hard pressed to find any way our dining experiences here could be improved.

E
Chicago
148 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We're regular attendees and usually opt for an early reservation - 5:30 or thereabouts. With a scheduling conflict this particular evening, we couldn't get there until 7:30. The place was very crowded, but they had our table reserved and we were seated relatively promptly. (The basic hold up was the hostess who checks you in and seats you was also responsible for taking telephone orders, and her attention was diverted.) But despite the busyness, our server - Erika - made it to us promptly, and there was no delay in the food delivery. Food, as usual, was really good. Drinks were delicious. Another in a continuing run of great dining experiences here.

E
Chicago
148 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Although this is a "regular" place for us - usually once a week - this particular visit was just a last minute decision. But we got seated right away at our usual table. Our regular server, Erica, was off that night but we had Suki who is also wonderful. Food was top-notch, as always.

E
Chicago
148 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated my granddaughter's 16th birthday. Great time, great food, great service. Loved it.

F
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

I thought one of our rolls was great, the others were too oversized for one bite and rolled too loosely. Also they didn’t have anything creative on them. Very plain and average. I really wanted to like this place, I’ve heard so much about it, but it was just ok.

SL
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never disappointed!

SG
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

BW is always a treat. Great food and drinks with exceptional service.

C
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food and service. One of our favorite restaurants!

JR
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

The food and ambiance is amazing. The price is expensive but not outrageous. But I have had a few questionable wait staff.

In this price range I expect to not have to crane my neck or twist my torso looking for the wait staff, and in the few rare occasions when I do, I would think someone would back fill immediately even it it's not their table. . .or at least find the tables wait staff to get their attention for me. I would also expect that someone would be johnny on the spot will keeping water glasses full. At this price range I should not have to ask for a refill or a new bottle for the table, it should just show up when needed.

Lastly I have had the wait staff take my card and bill and then disappear for an unreasonable amount of time. So long that I have to hunt the person down to ask for my card back.

It's the little things like this that keep this restaurant from being a 5 star place. Good news is that it's easy to fix.

d
Milwaukee
12 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always good

OT
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

When we arrived we were greeted promptly. The restaurant was clean. We were greeted by our server right away. We enjoyed the Seared Tuna which was done perfectly. and edemami appitizers On Tues it’s 1/2 priced wine night. Our food arrived promptly. We had various shushi platters. Which were enough to take home for later. The shushi was firm and fresh. My husband ordered the salmon. It was seared and flaky. Done perfectly. I had Noodle soup with tempura shrimp. I loved it. It is served in 2 bowls. One contains oudan noodles which are a thick dough like noodle which were amazing. Hard to eat if you’re not adept at chopsticks. But worth the try. The broth was similar to miso broth. And in the other bowl was the shrimp tempura and veggies. You add that to soup as you like. Delicious! Our dinner was quite enjoyable. The only reason I gave 4 stars for ambiance was the noise level. Extremely loud. Otherwise the perfect dinner.

K
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bistro Wasabi never fails to deliver and impress. We love it here and frequent as often as possible. We are lucky to have such great sushi so close by!

BS
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual, the food and the service were excellent.

m
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Food is amazing; menu hard to figure out especially for new customers; table lighting is terrible; ASHLEY, our waitress, was phenomenal!!

SG
Milwaukee
11 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food!!!! The absolute best sushi!! The service is also attentive & informative.

OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very consistent, freshly prepared sushi and good cocktails

E
Chicago
148 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our usual server, Erica, wasn't there so we had Suki. She's also an outstanding server. Tried the sushi boat for two. Various chef's selections of sushi and sashimi. Absolutely outstanding. Can't wait to go back and have it again.

E
Chicago
148 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Usual great food and service. Discovered a new menu item for hour next visit - Sushi boats. An a actual wooden craft filled with various sushi and sashimi delectable. Comes in sizes for one, two or three. REALLY BIG. Will try for the boat for one unless my grandson comes along. Then we'll need to try the boat for two.

MG
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Good sushi and sashimi, with a few entrees for the American palate as well. Can be a little loud when crowded. Also slightly expensive for the area, but food quality is worth the price.

KC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Good good service ok

E
Chicago
148 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Continued great food and service here. We try to go once a week. It's that good!

OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s always a wonderful experience here. It’s our Go-to local place.

RO
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service is always great. This is the reason we are long time customers!!!!

C
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Out of 4 types of fish and had no oysters

OT
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my husband's birthday and they brought us a little free dessert with a candle and song. Very nice touch.

PJ
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was friendly and prompt. They have the best martinis poured at the table. The sushi is fresh and tasty. Would recommend for lunch or dinner.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious! A favorite and we will keep coming back!

F
Chicago
96 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Once again, amazing food an service. The Crackled tuna appetizer is a must! Thanks to Erica for taking great care of us.

F
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great first time experience! Our server had wonderful recommendations. My husband and I enjoyed everything we had!

BB
Phoenix
22 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great restaurant! Best Sushi in the area, by far.

F
Chicago
96 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, as always. The Crackled Tuna appetizer is incredible! Thanks to Taylor for taking great care of us!

W
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Outstanding!

J
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as usual. Our favorite sushi spot