We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
$25 Amazon.com Gift Card Get yours when you book a hotel on TripAdvisor and review your stay!

PL8 Restaurant

Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
736 W Northwest Hwy, Barrington, IL 60010-2640 (Hart Rd.)
(847) 382-1988
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
All 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
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

59 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Showing 59: English reviews
Madrid, Spain
Level Contributor
9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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
Level Contributor
52 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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
Level Contributor
15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
Level Contributor
27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 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
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 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
Buffalo Grove, Illinois
Level Contributor
16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2016 via mobile

We have been to this restaurant twice and had a great experience both times! The waiters are very friendly and quick(but not in a rushed way). The food was delicious and fresh and served quickly. It was not cheap yet not overly priced. The decoration is beautiful as well. We will definitely come back again and highly recommended!

Thank bella853
Mundelein, Illinois
Level Contributor
109 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2016

First visit because my son-in-laws birthday and that is where he wanted to go for dinner. We had a party of 6. We all ordered something different. My Mei Ji dish of shrimp with asparagus was a OUTSTANDING dish. Flavor was amazing. I plan to bring my friends and try it for lunch.

Thank StanKIL
Chicago, Illinois
Level Contributor
62 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016 via mobile

We have been to PL8 many times for lunch and always enjoy it. On this visit we split a special appetizer, Kamikaze boats. It was very good. I always order the Spicy Chili Fish which is a winner. It's a very generous order. My boyfriend had the Seven Flavor Chicken which he enjoyed. We ordered the Chong Ching Noodle Soup... More 

1 Thank Deborah T
Chicago, Illinois
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

Pl8 is a great spot for a quiet lunch and we come here often. Menu is varied, and lunchtime dishes are always served quickly and hot. Food is excellent, especially the starters - the potstickers are great, as are the crab rangoon straws. In our experience, however, dinner service has been lackluster - the food arrives all at once and... More 

Thank mrsbennetts
Barrington, Illinois
Level Contributor
44 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

we were treated to a birthday celebration dinner and after recital dinner combo at this really nice asian style cozy neighborhood restaurant. the staff greeted us and placed our group at comfortable table/chairs. the menu is varied enough to please any palate and our group chose family style items that we all agreed upon. we were not disapointed in the... More 

Thank glkarlin

Travelers who viewed PL8 Restaurant also viewed

Barrington, IL

Been to PL8 Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$29 - $31
Chinese, Asian, Japanese, Sushi, Thai
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Open Hours
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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: (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.

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from PL8 Restaurant staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?