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PL8 Restaurant

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736 W Northwest Hwy, Barrington, IL 60010-2640 (Hart Rd.)
+1 847-382-1988
11:30 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun 15:00 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri 11:30 - 22:00
Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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Palatine, Illinois
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166 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 different.

Thank James C
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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles 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
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87 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 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 others dishes. I really liked the atmosphere inside the restaurant and our waiter was awesome.... More 

Alsip, Illinois
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31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 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 and prepared in a very novel way. I ordered Mongolian beef, which was served hot... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles 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 to find for vegetarians. Their sushi chef has worked with the top chefs and came... More 

Thank Karen E
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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
Evansville, Wisconsin
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45 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 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 and hot. Quite a few of the offerings were spicy.

Thank Kathyrn P
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56 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 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 night. The Pad Thai was the most bland version I've ever had. The green curry... More 

Thank StephFerry
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3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 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
Chicago, IL
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341 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 29 - USD 31
Chinese, Asian, Sushi
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
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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