I would not recommend this to anyone steering clear of gluten-due to celiac or otherwise. The staff was not knowledgable what-so-ever; including the manager. They claim to be "gluten sensitive" but contradict themselves by saying the breads have flour-which isn't remotely gluten sensitive not gluten free...
So far, I have had two meals at this charming restaurant. I have celiac disease and have to be very careful to avoid gluten. Many of their meals are gluten free if you substitute the regular bread and rolls with their gluten free options - which include wraps, bread and pasta. I had the short rib quesadilla and the Cajun chicken burrito, substituting with the gluten free wrap. Both meals were delicious and flavorful, reminding me of my pre-gluten-free glory days where I could go wherever and try whatever I wanted! The desserts offered two gluten-free options, flourless chocolate cake and a cluster of mini macaroons artfully clustered about a generous helping of fresh cream. Shared the macaroons with my son, absolutely delicious! Highly recommend this restaurant for people with gluten allergies, just speak to the owner, who has a niece with gluten allergies, and/or the waitstaff and they will be sure to accommodate you!
I felt irrevocably in love with tabbouleh, sfiha and kibbeh since the first bite, when I was a kid in Rio de Janeiro (where at that time there was a considerable Lebanese population). We used to eat them frequently. Imagine how excited I was to visit Aladdin at Oberlin, in Ohio! So I ordered exactly that: tabbouleh, sfiha and kibbeh and the disappointment I had is almost indescribable... The tabbouleh was swimming in lemon juice and had no olive oil; the sfiha was a pita bread (yes, I kid you not!) rolled into a triangle that was baked to a wooden consistency; and the kibbeh looked picture-perfect, but tasted nothing like the real thing. The place was dark and gloomy when we came in from the glorious sunny day outside, but I never choose/judge a restaurant for its looks! Our table was so sticky we had to ask the server to clean it; we had to deal as best we could with the sticky menus. I sat against a wall, on a bench. Suddenly these extremely loud thuds were heard and my seat shook a little bit. The thudding kept going on and on and people at nearby tables started looking in our direction. I asked the server what was going on and we were told they were cutting veggies! So, we decided to leave them to abuse the poor veggies in piece and moved to a different table. That is when the food arrived and we wished we had gone to the nearby India Garden--that although not the best Indian food, at least it is addable...
1313 East Las Olas Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
I asked about the chips and salsa and they said it was gluten free , fried in a different frier. Well I ordered it, ate it and got super sick and had to leave without eating the dinner. Definitely had gluten or was cross contaminated.
I told the waitress I was feeling very sick and asked for my bill and she took her sweet time bringing it back.
I will not eat there again.
My favorite date night spot in Charleston! The staff will kindly go through the cheese, meat, and tapas options to tell you what is gluten free. Then they bring out slightly toasted Udi's bread instead of the baguette. A must visit for sure!
The staff is absolutely able to tell you every GF option available to you. I had no contamination issues. I do think, though, there may be slightly better BBQ options in the area. when it comes to gluten free, it's a solid option. when it comes to the tastiest BBQ around, it may be slightly lagging.
Several GF options, but a lot of cross-contamination. I've eaten here twice. The first time I felt off, like extremely mild contamination. Then the other night I was horribly sick by the time we left. It's two days later and I'm still having major reaction. I very clearly told them it was an allergy, and was reassured they would be careful.