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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)
“pad thai” (3 reviews)
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12:00 pm - 10:00 pmAll hours
Chinese, Asian, Japanese, Sushi
$$ - $$$
736 W Northwest Hwy, Barrington, IL 60010-2640
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Reviewed July 29, 2016 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
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...More

Thank Anita M
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....More

Thank Jason M
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...More

Thank bella853
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...More

Thank StanKIL
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...More

2  Thank Deborah T
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...More

Thank mrsbennetts
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...More

Thank glkarlin
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...More

Thank LadyLux86
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
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Restaurant Details

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