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PL8 Restaurant

736 W. Northwest Highway, Barrington, IL 60010
(847) 382-1988
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Ranked #9 of 65 Restaurants in Barrington
Price range: $29 - $31
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
Cuisines: Chinese
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations, Takeout
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Hart Rd.
Transit: Just a few minutes away from the Barrington Train Station.
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.
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Deer Park, Illinois
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67 reviews 67 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

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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63 reviews 63 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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58 reviews 58 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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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366 reviews 366 reviews
212 restaurant reviews
148 helpful votes 148 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 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
57 reviews 57 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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46 reviews 46 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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Additional Information about PL8 Restaurant

Address: 736 W. Northwest Highway, Barrington, IL 60010
Phone Number: (847) 382-1988
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Barrington
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
Average Prices: USD 29 - 31
Cuisine: Chinese

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