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PL8 Restaurant

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PL8 Restaurant
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736 W. Northwest Highway, Barrington, IL 60010
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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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11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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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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Visitor rating
  • 17
    Excellent
  • 11
    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
Most recent review
Excellent food and service

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 18, 2014
Shadow9999
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Woodstock, Illinois
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Outdoor seating
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
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36 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Woodstock, Illinois
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96 reviews 96 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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50 reviews 50 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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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358 reviews 358 reviews
207 restaurant reviews
134 helpful votes 134 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

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
54 reviews 54 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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Chicago
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43 reviews 43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 via mobile

Went with girlfriends and started at bar. Bartender was great and continued to be our server at table near bar. Very friendly and welcoming staff. Had a couple of maki rolls and was very pleased. I am looking forward to going back to try other dishes on the menu!!

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Lake Barrington, IL
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

You will not be disappointed by PL8! Amazing menu. Beautiful decor. Helpful staff. Big windows. Great for a group function or a romantic dinner.

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Northern Illinois
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

PL8 is one of our favorite area restaurants! Many of the dishes are a bit spicy so proceed with caution, and the décor is original and fun! They accept reservations through OpenTable and have a wide variety of dishes - from sushi and specialty rolls to soups and traditional/non-traditional Asian fare. An unusual bar and unique cocktails round out the... More 

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Chicago
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014 via mobile

Inventive rolls, best non-greasy Pad Thai we've ever had, innovative specials change frequently. Great service, good ambiance.

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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?