Hugo's

5.0 stars 5.0 out of 5 41 ratings

8401 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069

(323) 654-3993
94% of 18 votes say it's Celiac friendly
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    5 ratingAugust 01, 2016

    Good food!! The menu can be a little adventurous for my taste so i just suggest to choose carefully when you order. For example I ordered the 'Go Green' frittata and it was VERY green. My fault bc it came as described. The staff is friendly and very patient when asking questions. They have an allergy chart you can ask for. If you see something you like on the menu, you can just cross reference it. And you can choose from indoor or outdoor seating. Ate there 3 times and my Celiac girlfriend did not get sick. Great coffee!! Try it!

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    5 ratingJuly 23, 2016

    This is by far and away my favorite casual dining restaurant. The almond energy pancakes are to die for. I used to eat the kale casserole weekly until they took it off the menu. Most of the food here is delicious, and I never get sick.

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    5 ratingJune 26, 2016

    Wonderful restaurant. So many delicious gluten free choices.

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    5 ratingMay 03, 2016

    So many options for Celiacs! And great for non-Celiac diners too. The menu was almost overwhelming there were so many options. My brother and I are both Celiac and neither of us got sick from eating here.

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    5 ratingApril 24, 2016

    This place is great, not just the food, but also the service! Gluten-free (as well as vegan and vegetarian) menu items are clearly marked. The staff appeared to be knowledgeable, and I (a celiac) felt safe eating here. The portions were very large and the food delicious. I recommend the Mac and Cheese, Tiramisu, and Brownie Torte.

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    3 ratingJanuary 17, 2016

    Got sick here after going here 4-5 times with no issue. Had the Mac and cheese and the turkey meatloaf.

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    5 ratingNovember 27, 2015

    We have been many times with no problems to both locations. Nearly everything including whole kids menu can be gf.

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    5 ratingOctober 14, 2015

    Delicious! I'm very sensitive and had no issues for both brunch and dinner.

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    5 ratingJuly 25, 2015

    Nearly everything on the menu is gluten free. I had the cinnamon swirl French toast which was delicious and my boyfriend who is not gluten free had the scramble and loved it. My stomach is very sensitive and usually hurts if anything is contaminated with even a bit of gluten but this breakfast was perfect. Very helpful and friendly staff too.

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    5 ratingJune 10, 2015

    The gf burgers are amazing! I wished I lived closer so I could eat here all the time. Would definitely recommend!

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    5 ratingMay 10, 2015

    Excellent food and lots of options. I am gf/df and even got dessert.

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    5 ratingApril 02, 2015

    Known as a remarkable and famous breakfast spot with tons of gluten-free options. You might see someone famous if you are lucky. Must try the Carrot Cake Pancakes.

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    5 ratingMarch 24, 2015

    Do whatever it takes to get here. You don't want to miss it! I came here 3 times during my 4 days in LA. Their desserts are divine. I had a burger with crispy onions - wonderful. The pancakes were just so-so but everything else is delicious. Felt very comfortable eating here. They will take care of you!

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    5 ratingFebruary 21, 2015

    I have celiac and am extremely sensitive to gluten. This restaurant was amazing - a breath of fresh air! The waitress was friendly and knew what she was talking about. It is so rare to find a place out to eat where I have peace if mind and am not worried about contamination.

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    5 ratingFebruary 15, 2015

    Hands down, one of the most AMAZING restaurants I've ever been too. The food is to die for. A separate GF frier, classy ambiance, unending options. Thai spring roles are beyond tasty, baked mac and cheese is surreal, and please, PLEASE do yourself a favor and order dessert! We got the sticky buns, and I can't express how delicious they are. Truly a culinary masterpiece. Honesty worth the drive to LA just to go here for dinner!!!!!

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    5 ratingJanuary 10, 2015

    If you go here and skip dessert you're an idiot. I've been GF for 6 years and my companion caught me tearing up when I had my first bite of the Sticky Buns. Crunchy doughy doughnut that literally made me cry. Aside from that? Every item we had was AMAZING. As most reviewers said, nearly all menu items are (or can be made) GF. Waiter asked about dietary restrictions upon meeting us, and the rest is history. Not enough room to say more, but it's all rave and I'll be back soon.

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    5 ratingAugust 30, 2014

    My favorite place to visit anytime I visit LA (which is frequently). It is my only must eat place when here. Great options for celiac/gluten free and also helpful with any other food allergies (I can't eat corn or soy either). I've never had cross contamination issues here and the food is ALWAYS fantastic.

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    5 ratingAugust 08, 2014

    Amazing lunch and breakfast options for sensitive celiacs! Went twice during our stay and loved the food and service!

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    5 ratingAugust 05, 2014

    Loved this place. A sizeable portion of the menu is gf. Also have vegan options and a great menu that calls out nuts as well as other potential allergens. The almond energy pancakes were wonderful!!

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    4 ratingMarch 06, 2014

    Great selection of gf options. The turkey/sun dried tomatoes/herbs burger was great!!! The "bun" was a cornmeal flat bread, which was good but not necessary, as I ate my burger with a fork. They DO have a dedicated fryer, so it was nice to be able to indulge in French fries! Service was a little slow but that was possibly just OUR server...

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    5 ratingDecember 28, 2013

    This place is heaven. I can't say enough about the friendliness, awareness, deliciousness of the food. The variety of options is tremendous... The GF hamburger buns (think cornbread bun) are better than any hamburger bun I've ever had. They just added GF pasta to the menu and not only is it delicious, it's made from red lentils, so it actually has protein! GF pancakes are bountiful and there are delicious dessert options as well... Along with numerous other entrees. Everything is clearly labelled on the menu and the staff is in the loop. Hugo's is an institution. Imagine a local diner that actually had incredible an healthy food.

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    5 ratingDecember 06, 2013

    I love Hugo's! This is one of my favorite restaurants, very safe for Celia's. I love their pumpkin pie.

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    5 ratingMarch 14, 2013

    My favorite of the Hugo's locations - always stellar food and highly GF friendly - celiacs feel safe here! They are always looking to improve themselves - trying new breads and substitutions - if no GF pasta options are avail, try some of their Mac & cheese with potatoes -- you'll be amazed

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    5 ratingDecember 12, 2012

    I am so happy to find this restaurant in my business trip to LA, a paradise for celiac people, so much variety of gluten free food and easy mark, I ate there every single day of my stay. Looking forward for my next trip to LA The food is delicious

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    5 ratingSeptember 05, 2012

    Gluten-free flatbread, hamburgers, veggie burgers, French fries, granola, pancakes, desserts

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    5 ratingAugust 14, 2012

    the server was absolutely awesome. not only do I have celiac i can't eat dairy or soy. she made sure that i was not in any danger told the chef herself of my alergies. got the ingredience menu out and went through it with me on my every choice. i felt safe and did not feel like ...oh great here is another one of them, like i have felt at other places. I will for sure go again!!!

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    2 ratingAugust 03, 2012

    the food here is not bad, although there's some quality control issues where a dish is great one week and awful the next. the service, unfortunately, is consistently horrible. expect to spend an extra hour or so waiting for water refills, the check, etc... we've stopped going at this point, not worth supporting a place that cares this little about their customers

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    4 ratingJune 18, 2012

    Very good food and they are very helpful with gluten free accommodations. I recommend the tacos, they were great gluten free. Also the gluten free brownie sundae is amazing!!

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    5 ratingDecember 10, 2011

    Menu is very easy to read and tons of choices

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    5 ratingSeptember 28, 2011

    Love! Love! Love! All items clearly marked GF on menu.

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    5 ratingJuly 16, 2011

    Best gluten free brunch in la!

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    5 ratingMay 22, 2011

    Clearly labeled menu with lots of GF options...and very yummy too!

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    5 ratingFebruary 13, 2011

    Hugos is my favorite restraunt in LA. Their food is amazing, its healthy and local without tasting too "granola". Their staff is really friendly and knowledgeable.

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    5 ratingOctober 10, 2016

    5046 Cornell Road, Agoura Hills, CA 91301

    Good selection and I never get sick here!!!

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    1 ratingAugust 24, 2016

    12851 Riverside Dr, North Hollywood, CA 91607

    I have been cross-contaminated twice after making it very clear to the server and the head of the kitchen that I have a medical intolerance. I do not believe this place is safe for those with Celiacs even if they tell you they know what they are doing. I have left there so sick, never returning.

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    5 ratingAugust 17, 2016

    5046 Cornell Road, Agoura Hills, CA 91301

    5 stars for the many choices and the safe choices. But like other restaurants that have huge menus- the food tends to be just average. Since there is no specialty, none of it is special. Not rushing to go back, it was fine.

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    5 ratingApril 25, 2016

    5046 Cornell Road, Agoura Hills, CA 91301

    Many great GF options, clearly marked on menu. Staff seems knowledgeable and accommodating. They'll actually put a little marker on your table indicating you're GF. Food is delicious. Been there numerous times with no reactions.

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    5 ratingApril 08, 2016

    12851 Riverside Dr, North Hollywood, CA 91607

    Extensive gf menu!! So many choices that I need to go back! Most items either come gf or can be made gf including Mac n' cheese, turkey club, spring rolls, soup.... Great service too. A gem in my book!

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    5 ratingMarch 22, 2016

    12851 Riverside Dr, North Hollywood, CA 91607

    I am not sure why one of the reviewers said that they do not have a gluten free menu. They did! Their menu has so many selections that my family had a hard time deciding what to order. Food was fantastic!

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    5 ratingMarch 09, 2016

    5046 Cornell Road, Agoura Hills, CA 91301

    Great find! Thank you gluten free ap! You will be spoilt for choice for gf options here- pasta, hamburgers, breakfast- everything! Highly recommend the Vietnamese spring rolls to start and the ginger lemonade! Our waitress was great. Don't be put off by the exterior of the place- it's great!

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    5 ratingJanuary 04, 2016

    5046 Cornell Road, Agoura Hills, CA 91301

    This place is Heaven for people with Celiac Disease. I love how thoroughly they treated my disease and made sure the waiters and the cooking staff knew to make sure everything was gluten free. Definitely worth the price. I highly advise anyone to go here if you are in the area...the vegetable casserole was amazing and the sherry vinegarette on the arugula salad made me actually enjoy arugula!

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    5 ratingNovember 27, 2015

    12851 Riverside Dr, North Hollywood, CA 91607

    This place is incredible - almost everything can be made GF including the entire kids menu and they try hard at avoiding cross contamination - a good place to take a mixure of gf/gluten eating/veg/meat eating people.

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    1 ratingNovember 06, 2015

    12851 Riverside Dr, North Hollywood, CA 91607

    I just called them this morning and they said they no longer serve GF food.

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    5 ratingOctober 23, 2015

    12851 Riverside Dr, North Hollywood, CA 91607

    food was as good as the service both amazing! expensive but wow good. very celiac friendly!

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    5 ratingOctober 07, 2015

    5046 Cornell Road, Agoura Hills, CA 91301

    Awesome place! I have celiac disease and am lactose intolerant so it's hard to find options. Many gf choices that are also dairy free. Portions are a little small though, and of course pricy.

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    5 ratingJune 21, 2015

    5046 Cornell Road, Agoura Hills, CA 91301

    Delicious blueberry pancakes--would never know they are gluten free! Absolutely no problems with cross contamination either. Must go!

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    5 ratingApril 29, 2015

    5046 Cornell Road, Agoura Hills, CA 91301

    Amazing! This is the place to go for many gluten free selections and if your doing a Paleo diet as well. Great service and great food!

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    4 ratingFebruary 22, 2015

    12851 Riverside Dr, North Hollywood, CA 91607

    Lots of gluten free items. Their blueberry pancakes are GF and amazing.

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    5 ratingJanuary 10, 2015

    5046 Cornell Road, Agoura Hills, CA 91301

    90% of the extensuve menu items are free of gluten, dairy and soy. Vegan cashew cream sauce was wonderful. This is my new favorite restaurant.

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    1 ratingDecember 25, 2014

    12851 Riverside Dr, North Hollywood, CA 91607

    I have gotten sick 2 times here. I am Celiac and they obviously don't understand CROSS contamination.

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    5 ratingOctober 24, 2014

    5046 Cornell Road, Agoura Hills, CA 91301

    This is my favorite restaurant, hands down! There are so many options for gluten-free, vegan, etc., there is something for everyone. The menu is enormous and they are very knowledgeable about allergies and cross contamination. Highly recommend this place!

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    4 ratingJuly 11, 2014

    5046 Cornell Road, Agoura Hills, CA 91301

    The Gluten free flat bread is delicious!! I was pleasantly surprised. FYI, I was expecting it to be disgusting. Great service! I didn't give it 5 stars only because they don't have regular mayo. They have a peppered mayo that I believe is vegan. It wasn't bad, but it wasn't great. I will be going back though:)

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    5 ratingJune 08, 2014

    5046 Cornell Road, Agoura Hills, CA 91301

    I eat here once a week at least (and at their other location in West Hollwood for 2+ years). Great food - loads of choice - 1/2 the menu is GF (or can be) & they have a dedicated fryer. Great staff - very knowledgable, celiac aware & never had an issue with cross contamination.

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    4 ratingApril 29, 2014

    12851 Riverside Dr, North Hollywood, CA 91607

    Lovely place. Price good and good food (for coeliacs too)

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    5 ratingApril 16, 2014

    12851 Riverside Dr, North Hollywood, CA 91607

    My favourite restaurant in Valley.

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    5 ratingDecember 30, 2013

    5046 Cornell Road, Agoura Hills, CA 91301

    Love their food! Normal menu has lots of GF options... GF flatbread is delicious. I recommend the turkey club. Knowledgeable staff.

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    5 ratingDecember 16, 2013

    12851 Riverside Dr, North Hollywood, CA 91607

    Truly amazing restaurant that's always super tasty and accommodating to all kinds of eaters. I simply love love love this place!!

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    5 ratingDecember 11, 2013

    5046 Cornell Road, Agoura Hills, CA 91301

    Good fresh food with a huge amount of gluten free options!

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    3 ratingOctober 20, 2013

    12851 Riverside Dr, North Hollywood, CA 91607

    Food is good, Service is okay. Gluten Free Options are pretty good. Also $$$$

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    5 ratingJune 27, 2013

    5046 Cornell Road, Agoura Hills, CA 91301

    my preteen w/ a gluten allergy said-i love this place--enough said.

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    5 ratingMay 06, 2013

    12851 Riverside Dr, North Hollywood, CA 91607

    Awesome, this is one of my fave places. Love love the veggie stir fry w/ kelp noodles

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    4 ratingMay 03, 2013

    12851 Riverside Dr, North Hollywood, CA 91607

    Just wow! What amazing options for someone with Celiac disease, or any food allergies (they really get it) or someone who just wants healthy quality food. Had the turkey meatloaf with mashed potatoes and a vegetable melody, but the most amazing part was their gluten free pumpkin pie. Also you should note that they do not use high fructose corn syrup in their entrees, which is definitely a credit to high quality. The service was amazing and spot on. Never left us wanting for refills on tea or anything and very knowledgeable on entree ingredients. Will definitely go back or recommend.

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    5 ratingApril 23, 2013

    12851 Riverside Dr, North Hollywood, CA 91607

    The staff here was super helpful. Everything GF I've had here has been good. The Menu is massive and there are so many options. Plus it's easy to find what is gluten free (or could be made GF) because its right there on the menu.

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    5 ratingMarch 24, 2013

    12851 Riverside Dr, North Hollywood, CA 91607

    Amazing. Great vegan and vegetarian options too.

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    4 ratingMarch 14, 2013

    12851 Riverside Dr, North Hollywood, CA 91607

    Huge fan and supporter of Hugo's one of the first and best GF friendly places around - for some reason i prefer the Santa Monica location but both are delicious and safe!!

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    5 ratingFebruary 01, 2013

    5046 Cornell Road, Agoura Hills, CA 91301

    Great food gluten free awesome

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    5 ratingJanuary 16, 2013

    12851 Riverside Dr, North Hollywood, CA 91607

    Sorry to the reviewer who said he got sick, but I go to Hugo's often (once or more a week) and have NEVER been glutened by them. It's also my go-to place when out-of-town GF people are visiting. Menu is so clearly marked and easy to understand, and the food itself is freshly prepared and really good. And I can't resist their GF Chocolate Mousse with a GF cookie on top! BTW - I'm not Vegan, but if you are they have some great Vegan options and Vegan desserts as well.

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    5 ratingJanuary 07, 2013

    12851 Riverside Dr, North Hollywood, CA 91607

    Their sumptuous menu features a bountiful array of gluten-free dishes and the waitstaff is friendly, knowledgable and sensitive. Hugo's is our go-to spot for date nights, lazy Sunday brunches and celebrations.

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    5 ratingOctober 14, 2012

    28914 Roadside Dr, Agoura Hills, CA 91301

    Everything is fresh and they have several very creative glue free dishes. Good to see a big place that is conscious of everyone's needs.

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    5 ratingJune 26, 2012

    12851 Riverside Dr, North Hollywood, CA 91607

    An AMAZING find. We tried it on a Tuesday night and were totally impressed. We had the chimichurri steak and the special carne asada and we were not disappointed. There were no fewer than thirty gluten free options and everything is clearly marked. Not only do they mark the GF options, they mark everything that can be remade as GF. A total gem.

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    2 ratingOctober 26, 2011

    12851 Riverside Dr, North Hollywood, CA 91607

    food is good. service sucks

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    2 ratingSeptember 07, 2011

    12851 Riverside Dr, North Hollywood, CA 91607

    Hugo's probably has numerous options for those that are only gluten free, but for those that are also vegan, the menu is rather scarce. I was surprised that a "healthy" and "gluten free friendly" restaurant did not have gluten free versions of simple things such as pasta and bread. The food is of decent quality and the atmosphere is artsy. The main thing I should mention is that another waiter told me a few times that certain things (eg the bread basket) were gluten free. Had I not checked and checked and checked again, I might be in the hospital right now. We told another member of the staff who corrected the other waiters mistake but she was blatantly unapologetic. I somehow hoped people in a place like this would grasp the importance of those with special restrictions and allergies.

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    1 ratingJuly 16, 2011

    12851 Riverside Dr, North Hollywood, CA 91607

    All entrees are clearly marked, and I double checked with the waitress that the item I was ordering was indeed Gluten free. However, I got extremely sick only 15 minutes after finishing my meal.. felt horrible (stomach ache and fatigue), emergency bathroom breaks AND then a dermatitis herpetaformis outbreak. There is nothing worse than a false sense of comfort... I'm not sure what happened with my food, but I won't be going back to find out.

Monday
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sunday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm

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