Charlie Hong Kong

3.0 stars 3.0 out of 5 7 ratings

1141 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95062

(831) 426-5664
Notes
Organic and fresh Chinese style restaurant with gluten free options.
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    1 ratingMarch 19, 2014

    Not celiac friendly! They use regular soy sauce!

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    2 ratingNovember 30, 2013

    Tried it once and didnt feel great afterwards. I really wish they would switch to a truly GF soy sauce. Really makes me question their menu when they can't quite understand that the FDA 20 ppm thing doesn't work for a lot of celiacs. They could at least have GF soy sauce as an option...

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    1 ratingApril 14, 2013

    This place is not as glutenfree as they claim. They use normal soy sauce with wheat as an ingredient and try to trick you with that "10ppm" BS. They told me its less than FDA allowable gluten but there aren't even any FDA standards (yet). It took way too many questions to figure out why they kept saying "no detectable gluten" when I was asking about the soy sauce. (they also would not show me the package or ingredients list.) We were visiting from out of town, and I was starving, so we stayed anyway. They do have some menu items that are made without soy sauce and vegan, and we ended up having a safe (if mediocre) meal. The portions are huge and could be shared. The cashier we had was very helpful and patient and understood my concerns. But the help she was getting from another employee was frustrating and I caught that employee giving an "oh well, who cares?" shrug and smirk to our cashier when the cashier was doubting her suggestions for us. It made me feel unsafe. (this was in regards to a side dish we ordered, so I just opted not to eat that when it arrived.) This place should be using wheat-free soy sauce if they're going to actually be glutenfree.

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    5 ratingAugust 02, 2012

    Good foods! Good prices!

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    5 ratingJune 10, 2012

    Wonderful place , delicious , healthy and gluten-free

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    4 ratingMarch 10, 2012

    Fast, Friendly, Organic, locally sourced meats and veggies in large, fill you up not out portions for surprisingly cheap prices. Skip the noodles and stir fries and opt for the yummy rice bowls and steamed veggies for a healthy, hearty Gluten Free meal, or two for under $9! They also have a full gluten free and vegan menu.

Monday
11:00 am – 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am – 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am – 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am – 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am – 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am – 11:00 pm
Sunday
11:00 am – 11:00 pm

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