They changed their menu and the lettuce wraps don't taste as good- very bland and they no longer have gfree sweet and sour- only orange sauce which is a little too gingery for my liking. Still come here though as it is one of the few places to get Asian food gfree.
Excellent options, including on the kids' menu. Healthy veg stir fry, generous portions, and manager double checks and personally delivers anything with an allergy alert.
Their pad Thai with gluten free Chinese ginger garlic sauce is delicious.
Separate GF menu had lots to choose from here, from appetizers through dessert. Tried the Mongolian Beef and it was delish! Try the Mochi too! My husband (non celiac) said his food was very good too. We'll be back to Ridgedale again.
Very particular about allergens in Ridgedale & Rosedale. Great choices! Love this restaurant!
Limited GF menu
We just ate out together as a family for the first time since our 14 was diagnosed with Celiac's disease. We were so nervous but decided to try it out due to the reviews on here. We told the staff and they had two managers come out and talk to us to make sure they understood the severity. We had just come back from the Mayo Clinic and had the go a head to eat normal gluten free diet with absolutely no cross contamination . Not only did we have an amazing experience but we saw the manager wipe down the counter and her hands as she served our daughter her plate. AND then gave us a gluten free lava cake on the house! WE WERE ALL IN TEARS! This place cares deeply for their business and their customers! Amazing!
I was so excited to try this place because of its large selection of gf entrees. I ordered some sort of chicken dish. It tasted great. HOWEVER, I got terribly ill afterwards and was in immense pain all night! The waiter came across as not understanding the importance of no cross contamination action, even though I very clearly explained it to him. I was so disappointed! Never want to experience that type of intense pain. Thumbs down for this joint.
Large Gluten Free menu with many Chinese and Thai entrees that are normally hard to get as GF. I had Pad Thai with shrimp which was perfectly seasoned and cooked. GF soy and chili sauces at table that you can add yourself. This is a Lettuce Entertain You restaurant and they take great care ensuring safe GF preparation. Top quality food with safe GF practices makes this a great dining destination.
Could be a four or five stars. They had a GF menu available and asked if it was allergy or otherwise for prep. If you inform them of allergy, they prep it GF for the allergy and it's marked that way (we had take out). My wife (the GF-er) thought her grub was pretty good.
I was pretty impressed with Big bowl. I have several food allergies and they were great about working around all of them. They have an entire gluten free menu which makes ordering a breeze. They wait staff is well informed about the ingredients which was a breath of fresh air. I had the orange chicken and fried rice-which was delicious! They also have GF soy sauce.
Went there for the first time yesterday-- and WAS SERVED A NON GLUTEN FREE MEAL (yes, by mistake-- but I was 6 bites in before they realized their mistake). Upon ordering we had told the server (nicely) that four of the five of us were gluten free and that our entire order was off of the GF menu. When our main course came, we dug right in-- only to learn after a few minutes that the server brought us someone else's order and that we all had inadvertently consumed a relatively large amount of gluten-- NOT OKAY. While I understand and appreciate that they made a mistake (and thankfully caught it relatively quickly-- as well as comp'd my meal)-- that doesn't help alleviate the massive amount of pain my daughter and I are in, even now, nearly 24 hours later. Long story short, don't go there if you're GF for health/medical reasons-- or, at least, double and triple check your meal before consuming. Lesson learned, I'll stick to the 3-4 places that we already frequent that take gluten free seriously. DO NOT RECOMMEND.
Gf menu available and I used to get take out a lot but was always getting glutened. I finally ate in the restaurant once and saw how they cook through the open kitchen and it all made sense. Small space with all the dishes cooked right next to each other. Shared utensils, lots of flipping food all around. Cc all over the place. :(
Their gluten free menu has many of the options if the regular with slight modifications. The pad Thai, orange chicken and mochi are to die for! I love this place and never have problems there. The servers are attentive and a manager typically brings out my meal to ensure it was prepared properly
I was very happy to have checked out Big Bowl for a quick dinner while running errands. The server was very knowledgeable on GF/celiac, and when I started to talk about cross-contamination she said that they treat all GF orders as allergies. So I felt that they were on the ball and very capable. My chicken pad thai was excellent, and the server even brought out a bottle of GF soy sauce for me. Boyfriend also had the same but not GF. He tasted mine and said they were different, but obviously I couldn't compare. To me, it tasted just like what I remember to be standard pad thai.
Staff was very kind and efficient. Food was kind of heavy, but good. Didn't have a huge, prepared to be gluten free menu but they can adjust almost anything to be made flute free
Rice noodle option
used to be one of my favorite restaurants. food has declined badly. Last visit the GF Kung Pow was awful. Waitress did not understand when I asked if the recipe had been changed and kept repeating that it Was GF. Never saw a manager to ask. they've lost our business.
We stopped there because the app said there was gf menu and the reviews were good. We were in town for the GF expo. We ordered the GF lettuce wraps because the server said that was possible even though it was not on the gf menu. My friend ordered the gf pad Thai. everything tasted really good! we were glad we stopped. on the way home on our hour + drive, we both started to get sick :( not sure if it was due to ordering something not on the gf menu.
Since changing the fish sauce, Big Bowl offers more than half of their menu items as Gluten Free! Also, chat up their wait staff and discover who's been there the longest. Half of the front of the house staff have been there 3 or more years. As for the management team - you will learn that 5 of the 6 managers have worked there for 9 years plus. This makes me comfortable in ordering off the menu - knowing their expertise & experience can guide me through the menu!
Food was good, but left feeling as if I was going to be sick. Not sure if it was cross contamination.
Update: went to Big Bowl Roseville this week -- service has become insanely disgusting. Waiters/waitresses are rude and take no responsibility for their mistakes. Management is great at cleaning up their messes though. I also did get sick after this meal. They are becoming more careless as time goes on (they also don't have a specific gluten free menu anymore, not sure why). Always delicious, rarely have an issue. Can get pretty pricey but its worth it!
Amazing options for Asian food, so yummy! They had different flavors than most gf Asian places. Great atmosphere too with dedicated gf menu.
They have a gluten free menu and the staff is mostly knowledgeable. The food is very good, and they will substitute rice noodles for rice on any dish if you're in the mood for noodles instead of rice (which isn't noted on the menu). You do have to be vigilant with some of the wait staff. I had to write "gluten free please" on the slip the waiter gives you to take up to the line if you're doing the stir fry bar and picking your own vegetables. He hadn't noted my gluten free request, and I am sure I would have been glutened otherwise. Wait staff turnover is pretty frequent and a lot of nice young people, so make sure you're very specific about your needs.
They had a decent selection for gluten free. A few entrees, noodle dishes, appetizers and desserts. We chose to do the make your own stir fry and they were quite accommodating! On top of that it was delicious. Good when you are feeling like having American-Chinese or Thai.
Very yummy gluten free options, I had the chicken Pad Thai, egg drop soup, and vegetable summer rolls one day, then went back the next to try the Mongolian beef. Staff is friendly and helpful. Prices are decent, especially if you go for a midweek lunch and order from the lunch menu. Highly recommended
Flavors weren't good. Pad thai was to floral and citrus based. Went in wanting more realistic pad thai and got something strange.
Just ate here last night. Mongolian beef was yummo as was the pick your own stir fry. Food comes out in "allergy" bowls. The stir fry was made with it's own pan, utensils, etc... Very attentive to cross-contamination. My husband ordered a gf beer but they had run out. They usually do have one on hand though. Great option!
Phenomenal!! Had the Laotian sweet potato soup and shrimp pad Thai. Boy, how I have missed it! Delicious food, great service and very comforting to know it was "safe" for me to eat. Every time an item was brought to me the server said "This is 100% gluten free" which is reassuring. The manager came to check on us, offered to bring tamari instead of soy sauce. And homemade ginger ale?! Great meal!!