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PL8 Restaurant

736 W Northwest Hwy, Barrington, IL 60010-2640
+1 847-382-1988
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good32%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“crab rangoon” (4 reviews)
“sushi” (20 reviews)
“pad thai” (3 reviews)
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Chinese, Asian, Sushi
$$ - $$$
736 W Northwest Hwy, Barrington, IL 60010-2640
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the few Asian places in NW suburbs that has good food, good ambience and a nice bar. The menu has nice variety with Thai, Chinese and Japanese dishes and the food quality and taste is excellent. Very friendly service and courteous staff. The...More

Thank Salil S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Second time I have been here was awesome both times. The best Asian food I have eaten in the Northwest Burbs. Great service, great food.

Thank bricky1986
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wow, what a disappointing meal. First off I ordered a hoperation overloaded double ipa, which was on the drink menu. Our server brought a blah, blah ipa instead opened and poured it. Great except it's not what I ordered. I did get billed for the...More

Thank JohnScpa
Reviewed 14 February 2017

heard quite a bit from a friend about this place and gave it a try. Very good. Interesting twist on Chinese classics- and the sushi is pretty good also. $15 corkage is also very good. Will recommend to anyone wanting to try something a bit...More

Thank James C
Reviewed 12 February 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 8 February 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 24 January 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 18 January 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 29 December 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 15 December 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$29 - US$31
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Open Hours
15:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
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
  • E-mail
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.