The specials are so good, I usually get the special Karachi chicken, I have never had a gluten contamination here and I eat here at least once a week. Very well marked menu and the owner is very knowledgeable about gluten. Update: The restaurant was sold to a different owner. They still understand gluten free but the food quality has gone down. I'm very disappointed.
Read the previous review! Very good review below. I like their food, and I had only the mildest of reactions. I also like that they pay attention, BUT they are very literal -- I told them to please keep it glutenfree and keep all wheat items completely separate (I was ordering for me and a friend). BUT because roti are, duh, made with RYE and not wheat, they were in the same bag. So stressing that wheat, rye, and barley are off-limits seem required.
Here's instructions on how you avoid gluten contamination!!! First anything cooked in clay oven labeled tandori" gets cooked with bread as well so avoid that, avoid things that say not gliten free to be obvious. And let the chef know of your extreme gluten Allergy bcz lets be real, that's y ure on this site and he will take care of you. If it's a curry u want, ure good to go, and if its a vegetable dish use precaution he told me one kind of veggies use oven, others use skillets so there's a fine line. I ordered 3 things at once asking for not hot, the least spicy, and used plenty of rice and it had a bite to it, so keep in mind. People there are very nice and get five stars for their service!!!!!;););)
Super tasty and inexpensive. Safe options are clearly marked, and owner is well-versed in avoiding cross contamination. If you ask for "spicy" you'd better mean it. Will make this a regular destination when I'm in Oakland.
Super cheap Indian food, clearly marked safe menu items, pretty big vegan menu. Usually fire hot, although spice levels are a bit unpredictable. The tamarind sauce/chutney is delicious and you get a huge bottle for your table. The fry vats are separated by vegetarian and non-vegetarian, and even though the pakora is gluten free, it is fried with gluten items. NOT SAFE for celiacs. Papadum is imported, so they are unsure if it's gluten free. I have eaten here weekly for a long time and couldn't figure out where my low level contamination was coming from: it's the pakora. Maybe also papadum. I like the owner and I like the cheap food, but I broke my own rule about never trusting fried food in a restaurant and learned my lesson.