Wildfish - Arlington Heights

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$30 and under
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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.

* Cannot combine with any other offers or buffet night. (group on or living social)
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3.7
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3.9
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GM
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the booths and the service was great

OT
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is good if not great but seating along wall is too confined..couldn't have conversations without everyone around us hearing

y
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall2food1service1ambience3

Food quality was poor. Waiter was preoccupied and was made it difficult to add adjustments to what we were ordering. Had to track someone down to refill a beverage. This restaurant needs to pay better attention to their overall quality and customer service

k
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience2

We made a reservation and when we arrived the restaurant was 1/2 empty. Hostess sat us in a corner even though there were plenty of other tables available. She was pretty rude as well. The waitress didn't understand drink our order. Asked for explanation and still brought wrong drinks. She was very pleasant however never checked in after bringing food if we wanted anything else. Then the restaurant "cancelled" our reservation after we left. Food was very good.

SL
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience1

The restaurant was very dark. It was difficult to read the menu. The Waiter was disinterested and no where to be found most of the time. The food was nothing special the Owner reported our open table reservation as cancelled but we arrived promptly. Luckily we had the receipt to confirm we dined there

RM
Chicago
42 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

c
Chicago
38 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

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
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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
38 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

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
97 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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
Overall4food4service3ambience3

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
Overall2food2service4ambience3

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

T
Chicago
97 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentines day

TJ
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience1

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
8 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

JC
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience2

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
97 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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DA
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall3food2service3ambience2

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
15 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Consistent food for the past 10+ years.

OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall4food4service5ambience3

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

LD
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall2food1service3ambience4

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
97 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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

JG
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience5

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

OT
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration

AZ
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and very good food.

DZ
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

T
Chicago
97 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience3

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
Overall3food4service4ambience3

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
Overall3food5service3ambience2

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
Overall3food3service3ambience3

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
8 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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