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PL8 Restaurant

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736 W Northwest Hwy, Barrington, IL 60010-2640 (Hart Rd.)
+1 847-382-1988
15:00 - 21:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 15:00 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri 11:30 - 22:00
Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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56 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

I have visited Pl8 several times when in Barrington. Their menu always reads so well and all sounds so good. I have had several great rolls here, and several very mediocre. The food is inconsistent. We ordered Pad Thai, several rolls and green curry last night. The Pad Thai was the most bland version I've ever had. The green curry... More 

Thank StephFerry
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

The food was not great, portions were small and over priced. Mongolian beef was mostly vegetables. The sweet and sour sauce for sweet and sour chicken was very watered down. We won't eat there again.

Thank Ruthann S
Chicago, IL
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292 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Tried the sushi - fresh, well-prepared and tasty. Also had a lunch. The flavors were bold and complimentary to the shrimp and rice. Seems like a good place to bring friends/family for lunch or dinner.

Thank wlamb123
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

We have been to this restaurant many times and always been very satisfied. The cocktails are very good and different and the entrées and sushi are delicious

Thank Kim H
Barrington, Illinois
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49 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

They have dishes derived from Chinese and Japanese food with a few Thai and Vietnamese. Some are very classical but occasionally contain a novel ingredient or two. They make exotic drinks, but I prefer tea! Prices are moderate. Closed on Monday. Outside dining is available but with a parking lot view. I've brought friends here and they really like it.... More 

Thank Lawrence C
Madrid, Spain
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

I stopped by for lunch with my folks and my partner. Highlight was by far our waiter: he was friendly, informative and well-informed. Highlight in terms of what we ate was the Ching chong (really? Oh yeah-- nice n spicy) soup which we shared alongside two other starters and for me the scallop entree stood out. I guess we ordered... More 

Thank MJSchloss
Arlington Heights, Illinois
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52 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

In our quest to find new restaurants around Arlington Heights, we tried out PL8 for date night in August 2016. We stopped in on a Saturday night and it was later in the evening so we only had a short 10-minute wait at the bar. The bartender was very helpful with quick drinks and then we were seated. The menu... More 

Thank Anne M
Crystal Lake, Illinois
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

Pl8 has an excellent menu of original oriental foods and their sushi is the best. Service is awesome and the restaurant is extremely clean. We eat there weekly and have never had a negative experience. A great place for date night!

Thank Ed K
Buffalo Grove, Illinois
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016

A friend and I, who both love oriental food, had a great dinner here. We did some sharing of appetizers and entrees and had leftovers to take home. The service was wonderful and the food was just fabulous. Try the wide noodle dishes and the fried rice. We also liked our appetizers, crab Rangoon and spring rolls. Can't wait to... More 

Thank Anita M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016 via mobile

I was looking for a new place in the NWC suburbs when I came found this place. When it comes to Chinese food, I usually have low expectations in the suburbs. This place was great!! Kudos to the kitchen at PL8 for getting it right. Large tasty portions with great service. Enjoy..

Thank Jason M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$29 - US$31
Chinese, Asian, Sushi
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
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
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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