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PL8 Restaurant

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736 W. Northwest Highway, Barrington, IL 60010 (Hart Rd.)
Just a few minutes away from the Barrington Train Station.
(847) 382-1988
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Today
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Takeout
Description: The exciting, new restaurant in Barrington. The yin and yang of food and...
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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Good for:
Casual Dining
Outdoor seating

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Visitor rating
  • 19
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Asian Fusion at its Best

The owner was previously the general manager of Ben Pao, one of Lettuce Entertain You best restaurants which, for reasons unknown, closed. Ergo, PL8 was started in Barrington, bringing the best Asian fusion to the area. Every entree and the sushi are winners....especially enjoy the soups, stir... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
Dennis G
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Barrington, Illinois
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Outdoor seating
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
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40 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Barrington, Illinois
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The owner was previously the general manager of Ben Pao, one of Lettuce Entertain You best restaurants which, for reasons unknown, closed. Ergo, PL8 was started in Barrington, bringing the best Asian fusion to the area. Every entree and the sushi are winners....especially enjoy the soups, stir fried spicy green beans, and the lobster roll. A real treat !

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Barrington, Illinois
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I have been here a few times. Every time we go it has been great. I love that they have a Gluten Free menu!

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Deer Park, Illinois
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76 reviews 76 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Got to the restaurant for a 7:15 reservation but was not seated until 7:30. This would have been ok but we had to pick up our kids at 8:20 so we felt rushed until Kylie with a hurt hand became our waitress. Very nice and made us not feel rushed and yet got our food out promptly. Food was great... More 

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Barrington, Illinois
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69 reviews 69 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

PL8 welcomes diners to an attractive, upscale dining room at the Foundry. Billing itself as Asian Fusion, PL8 delivers on the promise with a wide-ranging menu offering a variety of fare. I recently met two colleagues there for lunch, and all of us enjoyed our selections. Appetizers were highly spiced and very delicious. Main courses were equally delicious and beautifully... More 

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Woodstock, Illinois
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96 reviews 96 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Everything that everyone had in our group was excellent. My chicken orange peel and my wife's beef Mongolian were excellent. Service was also excellent.

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Barrington, Illinois
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65 reviews 65 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This restaurant serves excellent oriental food. They have several selections that were developed by them. There is something on the menu for everyone, the portions are just right, and all of it is delicious. They have a bar and several drinks that are their own concoctions. The sound level is good for carrying on a conversation and the décor is... More 

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Barrington, Illinois
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379 reviews 379 reviews
224 restaurant reviews
166 helpful votes 166 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We always enjoy PL8 and have been there a couple of times in the past year. Food is always good and they have a good selection of more spicey items for those of us (like me) who like spice. Drinks are always interesting and good. Wine selection matches the entrees. Very nice atmosphere as well. In Barrington, it was nice... More 

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Austin, Texas
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I had high expectations walking in. Loved the vibe of the place and was excited about the specials posted as we came in the door. It was downhill after that. Calamari appetizer was mediocre. Not much calamari, but allot if breaking. We ordered the scallop special with fresh corn. Wow. It was bad. Scallops with no seat sitting in liquid.... More 

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Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

The interior is pleasant and well done. We were there on a Saturday so they were busy but not completely full. The noise level was so high it was difficult hearing the person next to you. Would have sat outside next time. Food is decent AZN fusion. Nothing is done badly though I' m not sure if the calamari batter... More 

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Hoffman Estates, Illinois
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

First of all this place has the coolest interior design with some very cool seating arrangements, especially the bar. The food was exceptional. They have all kinds of Asian foods including sushi dishes, something for everyone. The service was helpful and pleasant. They have outdoor seating when the weather finally warms up. They have a very nice wine list and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 736 W. Northwest Highway, Barrington, IL 60010
    (Hart Rd.)
  • Public Transportation: Just a few minutes away from the Barrington Train Station.
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Barrington
  • Phone Number: (847) 382-1988

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 29 - 31
  • Cuisine: Chinese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Outdoor seating

Description

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?