8000 Miles Circa 2013 -2014


For several years this was the official website for
8000 Miles. The domain registration expired and the new owner of the domain chose to keep information regarding the restaurant in case visitors come across this site online.

8000 Miles restaurant remains open. You can find the most recent customers' reviews on Yelp.

Their current website is: http://8000milesroselle.com/

Content is from this site's 2013 -2014 archived pages.


TUE – THU: 11:30 – 9:30
FRI – SAT: 11:30 – 10:30
SUN: 12 – 9
MON: Closed
DELIVERY: 4 – 9:00 ( Tues. – Thurs),  4 – 10:00 (Fri. – Sat) and 4 – 8:30 on Sundays

CIRCA 2013 -2014




Traveling nearly 8000 Miles together from the city of Chong Ching, China to Chicago, long-time friends Shawn Li (TL’s Four Seasons), Ben Li and Wan Cai Li (formerly with Double Li) developed plans to open a Chinese and Japanese restaurant together when they arrived in the US. With an endless list of classic Sichuan recipes collected over the years and a love for the art of sushi, to bring bona fide traditional flavors with a contemporary twist to the city they originated in when they arrived in America, Chicago.

Co-owners of 8000 Miles, Shawn Li and Ben Li, met when they were just 19-years-old in China where both were schooled in Chinese cuisine and sushi. Wan Cai Li, also an owner, was a master chef at a four-star hotel in Chong Ching and eventually moved to the United States where he opened Double Li restaurant in Chinatown with Ben

Shawn went on to open TL’s Four Seasons restaurant in downtown Bartlett and also became co-owner of PL8 restaurant in Barrington. Our name is very simple: our Chinese partners doorsteps in Chong Ching to the front door in Roselle is 8000 miles.

The reward of our captivating journey is 8000 Miles Chinese + Japanese. We thank you for your patronage, we look forward to your business and hope you will enjoy our fresh, contemporary and authentic Asian cuisine.

There's an interesting aside involving the influence of the movie Batman Begins and the popularity of the Asian backstory training myth. There was a rumor that Christian Bale had made reservations a week in advance under an alias, and the staff wanted to surprise him. They searched online and found a webstore with a huge selection of Batman hoodies, and express shipped enough for all the staff. But it turned out that the rumor was just that, a rumor. Yet the staff did all wear Batman hoodies one chilly day as they served customers - who actually loved the outfits. Management nixed the idea going forward, so it was a one-time only affair. But Batman does live on, somewhere in the minds and spirits of the staff and they are ready in case any of the actors do show up.


8000 Miles menu is comprised of Chinese and Japanese small plates.  Guests looking for a custom experience can talk to their server about the Sichuan written menu with authentic gems.  An entire sushi menu will be available featuring fresh nigiri and sashimi and unique maki plates along with a vast variety of fresh vegetable dishes.   8000 Miles will offer a select menu of homemade desserts and a Group Share menu will also be available for tables of six or more guests along with a Gluten Free and Kids Menus.

Daily Specials! (For dine-in only, per person.)

Wine Wednesdays- $5 glass of wine with a purchase of any Entree or Specialty Maki Roll.

Sapporo Sundays- $3 16oz draft with purchase of Specialty Maki Roll.
COMING SOON ON DRAFT- Revolution Double Fisted IPA

During the weekdays (excluding Fridays & Saturdays) when the Blackhawks play, come in for our BLACKHAWKS BUCKET SPECIAL! 5 Sapporos for $10 with purchase of an entree. GAME ON!

Saturday December 6, 2PM-5PM

J.K Williams Whiskey Pairing Dinner
$40 per person- gratuity not included
Please call for reservations, limited seating available

Hor D’oeuvers #1- Crab Rangoons paired with J.K Williams Peach Whiskey Cocktail
Hor D’oeuvers #2- Stuffed  Jalapeno paired with J.K Williams Lemon Whiskey Cocktail

Main #1- Peking Duck paired with J.K Williams Fire and Spice Whiskey Cocktail
Main #2- Spicy Chinese Eggplant paired with J.K Williams Blackberry Whiskey Cocktail
Main #3-  Shredded Beef with Chinese Garlic paired with Young Buck Bourbon (straight)

Dessert- Fried Mochi (passed) paired with Applie Pie Whiskey Deluxe Cocktail