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PL8 Restaurant

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736 W. Northwest Highway, Barrington, IL 60010 (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
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Buffalo Grove, Illinois
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26 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
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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
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99 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 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
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51 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 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 

Thank Deborah T
Chicago, Illinois
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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
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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
Chicago, Illinois
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139 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015 via mobile

Overall lackluster. I'd really enjoyed this restaurant years ago and was looking forward to a pleasant reunion, but was dissapointed. Menu is American Asian, mostly Chinese and sushi. Decor is playful upscale dining. Mildly attentive wait staff (I had to go to hostess to get my check), food delivered to table lukewarm, restrooms are overly worn and were somewhat dirty.... More 

Thank LadyLux86
Barrington, Illinois
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015 via mobile

Have been here many times, great atmosphere can get kind of loud as the floor plan is very open. Waitstaff is always great food is prepared very well and price point is on target. Highly suggested.

1 Thank William1996
Cary, Illinois
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54 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

Was very busy when we arrived, we'd booked ahead and had to wait a few minutes for our table which was no big deal. Restaurant has interesting decor and the sushi was pretty good, not the best I've had. Service was a little chaotic, waiters bumping into tables and such with no apologies.

Thank Al P

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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 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
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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