Wildfish - Arlington Heights

4.3
140 reviews
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$30 and under
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Japanese
Wildfish is located in the heart of downtown Arlington Height, delivering the concept of contemporary Japanese dining by fusing traditional and urban cultures. Wildfish has been known to be a hidden gem as it is tucked away in the corner of downtown Arlington Heights. Wildfish’s establishment in 2001 paved the way for its sister restaurants in Deerfield and Batavia.

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RM
Chicago
42 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent, again. This was our second time there in about 2 weeks. Can't say enough good things. Food is SO good.

RM
Chicago
42 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was perfect—the food, the server, the atmosphere. We’ll be going back soon.

c
Chicago
35 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

The sushi is good, however not sure it is worth that much more than other lower priced places. The Groupon does help with the cost.

j
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was alright but orders took a long time to fill since the restaurant was 80 percent full but only 3 guys making sushi

c
Chicago
35 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Went for their monthly all you can eat buffet. Honestly not what I was expecting for the caliber of the restaurant. It was the same quality as found in lesser cost establishments.

Future visits will stick to individual orders. Much better quality it would appear.

T
Chicago
91 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent menu with not just sushi but other interesting options as well. Service is always very good.

CF
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

My family stops here every few months. The 6 and 8 yr old enjoy it. We ordered the Scottish salmon entree for the first time and it was plentiful and delucious. My wife and I normally get a variety of sushi rolls. The offering is generally solid with a nice presentation. This past experience the service was really slow (which is different from our last experiences there). For us, we are keeping it in the rotation, but we will monitor to see if the slowish service was a 1 off situation or the start of a new trend.

BW
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Food choices for both of us were just mediocre. Chefs need to up their game.

T
Chicago
91 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We really enjoy the food and service at this restaurant. It’s always a very good meal and experience.

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

Valentines day

TJ
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

Seated 10 minutes after reservation time. Restaurant was very cold with space heaters scattered around. Since was awful- staff providing excuses all night, didn't check in for refills, had to wait over 30 minutes to get our food.

e
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice atmosphere, with great service and excellant food prepared nicely!

JC
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

I liked going here for years but this is the last time. I couldn't believe how long it took us to get our food. Each persons meal were given 10 min after the last and they were either cold or undercooked. We saw other diners come and go as we waited. Not worth the price and wait.

T
Chicago
91 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Really good food here, a wide variety of sushi and other menu items. Service is always friendly and efficient, a great place to eat.

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

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DA
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

New Years Eve. My Halibut was way over cooked and dry. All the waitress said was sorry you should try the Chilean Sea Bass next time it’s much better. They made no attempt to rectify the issue. Make me another one, make me the Sea Bass, give us a drink, etc. They basically said that’s how it is take it or leave it. I left it. Very disappointed .

D
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and a staff that goes above and beyond for their customers.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Consistent food for the past 10+ years.

OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter, Ethan made our experience a great one! The Sushi was very fresh & we enjoyed everything we ordered. We always buy the salad dressing to go, it’s the BEST!!

A
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

I really enjoyed eating here. The sea bass was excellent.

LD
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 4

The place was pretty busy so I guess it's fairly popular. I was with two friends and neither one of us had anything positive to say about the sushi. It was mediocre at best. The stuffed mushrooms were in such a thick coating of batter and deep fried, I put them down after one bite. The atmosphere is good and the service was OK - the waitress was overworked and we had to try and get her attention more then once. I would say - lots of other options to choose from. Won't be coming back.

T
Chicago
91 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Always good and always fun, both the service and the food!

JG
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent Sushi ! great time and good for small groups to talk and catch up.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great and the experience due to the staff's attention to detail was phenomenal. We were celebrating a birthday and they went out of their way to make it a special night.

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday celebration

AZ
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always great service and excellent food. It was quieter than usual for a Saturday evening which was a bit sad to see. However, it was a rainy day. I love coming here!

SS
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere and very good food.

DZ
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed the food and atmosphere! Wait staff was great! Not cheap but worth it! I would dine here again!

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were there to celebrate my daughter’s birthday and they didn’t disappoint. It’s the best Japanese food and worth the drive from Vernon Hills!!!

o
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We quickly became regulars at Wildfish- food is always good, my husband LOVES the Volcano roll! Great neighborhood find!

T
Chicago
91 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Outstanding service and sushi, we ordered several plates and our server presented it together for our table in a boat. Highly recommended.

AH
Milwaukee
7 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

The fish/sushi was fresh and very flavorful. We had the pork dumpling appetizer and the sushimi sampler appetizer. My husband had the Combo #2 and I had the OMG roll. Everything was very good. The only "near miss" was to much wasabi hidden underneath a large shrimp perched atop a mound of rice. My husbands eyes watered and it really cleared his sinuses. My husband likes wasabi but I don't as it is just way to strong for me. If I had eaten it I would have never recovered to enjoy the rest of the meal. I suggest you check under the fish to check for wasabi before eating some of the sushi. We live near downtown Arlington Heights but for some reason had never been to Wildfish before. We will definitely be back.

k
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 2

overly crowded to the point that you cant walk , your tripping over people, and the table are literally on top of each other, no space or comfort, I mean you are like eating with your next table and cant talk because its uncomfortable because youre soooooo close. food is very good, a little over priced

V
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

There was hard to find the parking. Not clear where to park the car. Price was very high $35 + tax for the buffet. We did not stay there for dinner, we left and went to the next door Noodles restaurant and had a good time and food there.

OT
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is amazing! The smoked salmon and bluefin tuna sampler is to die for! Highly recommend!

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Valentine’s date

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c
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Menu has a huge variety to choose from and love their drink cocktails

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent sushi, and I loved the 80s music playing the whole time we were there!

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great place for sushi. I’ve been there many times. Only improvement I would recommend is the bar. The drinks are average to below average unless you get their specials. However, I still love the place and I just need to be specific on my drinks.

OT
Indiana
67 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always a treat eating at Wildfish. Ownership and staff are very pleasant and the sushi menu (and specials) are always on target with great variety and flavor. If you’re in the area, it’s well worth the trip.

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