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PL8 Restaurant

736 W Northwest Hwy, Barrington, IL 60010-2640
+1 847-382-1988
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good32%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“sushi” (21 reviews)
“crab rangoon” (4 reviews)
“wide noodles” (2 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 21:00All hours
Chinese, Asian, Japanese, Sushi, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
736 W Northwest Hwy, Barrington, IL 60010-2640
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really like PL8. Not the best but it's very good. Service is amazing and the menu is very wide ranging. It's more of a Asian fusion twist to some of the dishes. But they still have all the regular Chinese favorites, but their signature...More

Thank Q4240KFpeterl
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went with the family. We all ordered something different and the quality of all the meals were excellent. The menu is unique and the wait staff is very prompt and attentive. My new favorite Asian food.Plan to return and try lunch.

Thank Stan K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of my family’s favorite spots. Good food and excellent service. Staff is great and they have fun seasonal specials each month. A saving grace from the waves of suburban chain restaurants.

Thank Kristen C
Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

We dine here often and sometimes bring the kids. They have booths which we like. We've never had to wait as there is plenty of seating. The food is wonderful and consistent-all you'd expect for a Asian/sushi. They also have take out!

Thank ROIofLife
Reviewed 13 June 2017

This is one of our favorite restaurants in the Barrington area. The food is very good and the service has always been excellent and at a mid-range pricing level. The menu has a wide range of dishes and a broad sushi choice which happens to...More

Thank AlandRosehappy
Reviewed 25 May 2017

The food was good because the menu was so big. They actually had a Mexican menu for the month of May. I got the shrimp tacos. They were just ok. What really disappointed me was that we ate early -4:00 and the bathrooms were filthy...More

Thank all4relaxation
Reviewed 6 May 2017

One of the few Asian places in NW suburbs that has good food, good ambience and a nice bar. The menu has nice variety with Thai, Chinese and Japanese dishes and the food quality and taste is excellent. Very friendly service and courteous staff. The...More

Thank Salil S
Reviewed 1 May 2017

Second time I have been here was awesome both times. The best Asian food I have eaten in the Northwest Burbs. Great service, great food.

Thank bricky1986
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

Wow, what a disappointing meal. First off I ordered a hoperation overloaded double ipa, which was on the drink menu. Our server brought a blah, blah ipa instead opened and poured it. Great except it's not what I ordered. I did get billed for the...More

Thank NSBer
Reviewed 14 February 2017

heard quite a bit from a friend about this place and gave it a try. Very good. Interesting twist on Chinese classics- and the sushi is pretty good also. $15 corkage is also very good. Will recommend to anyone wanting to try something a bit...More

Thank James C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$29 - US$31
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
15:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 736 W Northwest Hwy, Barrington, IL 60010-2640
    (Hart Rd.)
  • Public Transportation: Just a few minutes away from the Barrington Train Station.
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Barrington
  • Phone Number: +1 847-382-1988
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The exciting, new restaurant in Barrington. The yin and yang of food and ambiance creating a whole new trend in Asian cuisine. pl8 offers a fresh, imaginative menu of classic Chinese cuisine side by side with Japanese kitchen creations and sushi. pl8 is where you will find a chic city restaurant located in the suburbs. Where you'll find superd et unpretentious service. A menu that is sweet and savory. Classic dished with a smart twist that are 'simply Asian'. We can't wait for you to experience the best of Asian cuisine coming together on one pl8.
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