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PL8 Restaurant

736 W. Northwest Highway, Barrington, IL 60010
(847) 382-1988
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Ranked #10 of 65 restaurants in Barrington
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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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English first
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
27 helpful votes 27 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I went here for Valentine's Day, and it was great. We had reservations and were immediately seated upon arrival. Our waiter was very informed about the menu and was able to steer us toward some truly excellent dishes. We ordered spicy fish and a Hunan chicken. Both dishes were excellent and both had some good heat to... More

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Bolingbrook, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

This was my first time visiting the restaurant. I picked up a take out order for my family on new years eve. While I waited for my order I observed the restaurant and it looked like a great place to eat with an upscale atmosphere. I ordered some nigiri and a couple maki rolls. I thought that some of the... More

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Barrington, Illinois
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

Besides the interesting flavors with the many selections offered this review will also be interestingly divided on PL8. First of all we definitely enjoyed our dinner selections. Our waitstaff was knowledgeable about recommending starters and main courses since this was our first visit. We decided on potstickers and the hot and sour soup to begin (shared). The potstickers with freshly... More

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Fox River Grove
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

Top notch asian cuisine, with a lot to choose from. I highly recommend the Seven Flavors Chicken or if you really like spicy try the Hunan Chicken. The wife and friends we've been there with really enjoyed the sushi, but to me that stuff is bait, not food.

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