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PL8 Restaurant

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736 W Northwest Hwy, Barrington, IL 60010-2640
+1 847-382-1988
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good32%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travelers talk about
“sushi” (21 reviews)
“crab rangoon” (4 reviews)
“wide noodles” (2 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
Chinese, Asian, Japanese, Sushi, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
736 W Northwest Hwy, Barrington, IL 60010-2640
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Reviewed February 11, 2017 via mobile

When you have a reservation. For 715 and they don't seat you before 8 and you have a friend from Italy on town you never go back. EXTREMELY DISAPPOINTING.

Thank Bill S
Reviewed February 8, 2017

I really enjoyed my lunch at PL8. It was my first time in and I had a nice glass of wine and tried the Singapore rice noodles. The brownie sundae was a miss for me. I hope to go back and try some of their...More

Reviewed January 24, 2017

Perhaps calling this a chinese restaurant is wrong, as that sounds a bit limiting. This is a nicely decorated place with great service and friendly employees. They even have homemade ginger ale, which was great. We started with crab rangoon chop sticks, which were delicious...More

1  Thank William T
Reviewed January 17, 2017 via mobile

Great ambiance. Cozy with low lighting. Waiters are very attentive and are quite versed in the different dishes. The food is very fresh and very tasty. They cook with a lot of chiles, fresh ginger and garlic. They even have good tofu which is hard...More

Thank Karen E
Reviewed December 28, 2016 via mobile

Have eaten here several times and always love it. The specials are always interesting and tasty. Off the menu is very good as well. The staff is pleasant and accommodating. A little pricey but still worth it.

Thank luvtheDAKs
Reviewed December 15, 2016

The food was very good, and we had a variety of orders since we had 10 people there. I felt their food was close to authentic flavors and were not greasy at all. Service was fantastic, and the food was in front of us soon...More

Thank Kathyrn P
Reviewed October 29, 2016 via mobile

I have visited Pl8 several times when in Barrington. Their menu always reads so well and all sounds so good. I have had several great rolls here, and several very mediocre. The food is inconsistent. We ordered Pad Thai, several rolls and green curry last...More

Thank StephFerry
Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

The food was not great, portions were small and over priced. Mongolian beef was mostly vegetables. The sweet and sour sauce for sweet and sour chicken was very watered down. We won't eat there again.

Thank Ruthann S
Reviewed October 21, 2016

Tried the sushi - fresh, well-prepared and tasty. Also had a lunch. The flavors were bold and complimentary to the shrimp and rice. Seems like a good place to bring friends/family for lunch or dinner.

Thank wlamb123
Reviewed October 9, 2016 via mobile

We have been to this restaurant many times and always been very satisfied. The cocktails are very good and different and the entrées and sushi are delicious

Thank Kim H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$29 - $31
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Families with children
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: +1 847-382-1988
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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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