Bistro Wasabi - Lake in the Hills

4.6
69 reviews
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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
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious! A favorite and we will keep coming back!

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F
Chicago
87 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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.

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F
Chicago
8 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!

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

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

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F
Chicago
88 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!

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

Outstanding!

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

Excellent as usual. Our favorite sushi spot

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CB
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

3 of 4 meals were great. The other was slightly warm when served. We'll definitely be back!

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RF
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Puts some cushions on the benches !, it’s hard to enjoy your meal if your not comfortable 😰

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S
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hands down, the best sushi this side of Tokyo.

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QS
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you for everything and making our evenings special

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E
Chicago
129 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another great dining experience here. Tried another one of the featured martinis - pecan caramel. I know, I know, a purist wouldn't go that route. And I hasten to say that my "go to" martini is Grey Goose on the rocks, extra dirty, bleu cheese olives. But BW's creativity keeps me trying the martini de jour. As usual, food and service were outstanding. Erica is 10+.

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QS
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always amazing. Thank you for making all of our dinners with you special.

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DH
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always enjoy the great food experience & wonderful service!

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M
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

We love this place but since the menu has changed was

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RA
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

3 out of 4 of us ordered the Ahi tuna - delicious! Forgot what the 4th ordered but she was very happy with it. Service was great especially considering we were in no hurry to be served or to stop gabbing and leave. No pressure on us to clear out on a very busy Friday. If you're going on a weekend best to get reservations.

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SM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It's the place I prefer to go for sushi. Always consistently good.

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P
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Even thought I've been coming here for 15 years+, it's been a while and I'm glad to report the service and food quality is amazing. This was a special birthday celebration and glad to have made the choice to come here with friends and family.

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OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best sushi place. Highly recommend for great food and drinks. Also an incredible staff!

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m
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Great food as always... (first round of sushi anyway)! Unfortunatly, the server did not visit our table until we asked the bus boy multiple times. It was 25-30 minutes before we had our drinks. Food was good but the server must have been oversat. We were ready to order more rolls and by the time she came back she was ready to give us the check. She did put in a 2nd order with a rush but the quality suffered on that round of sushi (warm mushy rice). Overall, I think they need more servers and this would correct the situation. We will be back, hopefully they hire more staff.

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

Was great food and service will be returning for sure!!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service and support. I would recommend to anyone.

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k
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I always recommend Bistro Wasabi to everyone. We love going to your restaurant when we are treating ourselves. LOVE the food and the chocolate martinis. Thank you

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and food

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Long time favorite, Erica is always a pleasure as our server. Outstanding alternative Sushi, quality entrees and excellent cocktails.

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C
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Food is always great but we waited about an hour for our meals to arrive. We purposely made an early reservation in the hope that we would avoid this kind of delay. It seemed there was a lot of take out orders and the kitchen was swamped due to Valentine’s Day.

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D
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

We love this place this is my top restaurant but two less time we were very disappointed with the waitress, it was our Valentine dinner I want a shrimp with steak she brought me Lobster which I don't like I order ice cream she got me chocolate cake the whole dinner was big disaster
Last time it was a service.

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P
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

Total disappointment! Arrived early for our reservation, hot seated right away. Little did we know that was to be the highlife of the night.
Did not see our server for at least15 minutes, took drink order and disappeared for another 10 minutes. Had to flag down bus boy to bring us water. After 1 1/2 hr wait we still did not have our dinner. Mgr. tried to make things right with discount and comping dinner, which we still had not received. Server, Pat, tried to blame it on the kitchen, but other diners were getting their dinner orders.
Ruined date night for wife and myself.

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E
Chicago
129 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food, service, ambiance - all "top of the line". And a kind of special thing on this visit: They have a private room adjacent to the bar area. Very nice - and reasonable. It had apparently been booked by a party of about 12-14 people. When they arrived, they chose to sit/stand at the bar instead of going into the room. That clogged up the walking area and access to tables, and they were extremely loud - each trying to out-shout the others to be heard. The BW management and wait staff - very politely - got them to move their group into the room to make the dining experience enjoyable for both other guests and crew - and for them too! Thank you, Bistro Wasabi.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

My husband and I eat here every week and our last two visits the food was not good. Normally the food is excellent.

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QS
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was excellent. Food was hot and correct.
Always a great experience ♥️

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Y
Chicago
48 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

The food was good, but nothing to write home about. Portion sizes were on the smaller side and a bit pricey for the value. Heard a lot of great things about this place, but was simply not impressed. We ate about 5:30-6:00pm on a Wednesday night, so it wasn't really too busy either.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

After about 15 minutes I had to ask a staff member if anyone was taking care of us. Drinks took about 15 minutes to get after ordering. Food took awhile. Overall it was a two hour dinner after the slow service. Wasn’t expecting that.

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CO
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our go-to for Sushi

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F
Chicago
88 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Once again, an amazing meal at Bistro Wasabi. Pat took great care of us (thanks again)! By far the best Sushi restaurant I have ever been to!

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E
Chicago
129 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Continue to what has become an almost weekly visit here. Being a creature of habit, I've usually been ordering the same things, but several weeks ago I started venturing out with new selections for appetizers, entrees and cocktails. I've yet to be disappointed. I have to say that the servers we get (almost always one of the same three ladies) are just over-the-top in menu-knowledge, drink-knowledge and attentiveness to our wants and needs. I would rate them, and this restaurant, at the top of our "dining out" list.

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E
Chicago
129 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently high quality food, service and fun. This is a regular stop for my family.

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E
Chicago
129 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A regular stop for us. Good food, creative cocktails, excellent service.

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

Service is always great here. Starters are great, the maguro salad is outstanding. Always a heat experience.

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TH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 3

We loved the food! The server was very nice but the food seem to take longer than the past visits. We not have that stop us from coming back. They were pretty busy.

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