Ala Shanghai Chinese Cuisine

6 ratings
$$ • Chinese Restaurant
75% of 4 votes say it's celiac friendly
468 Troy Schenectady Rd
Latham, NY 12110

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Celiac

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Talked to them about allergy and they said they fry everything GF with the chicken which is coated in cornstarch instead of flour. The food was amazing and everything is marked on the menu and very fair prices especially at lunch. Having celiac and getting this kind of food is hugely amazing. Note- I have celiac but sometimes if I have trace or small amounts of gluten I don’t get symptoms and I cannot tell when/if I was contaminated. I try my best to avoid at all costs but yeah, if you go I would let them know about the allergy and if you react please make a review here and/or tell them about it.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
Updated 2 months ago read full review

Not celiac

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After the excellent reviews, we decided to give this place a try because I love (and miss) Chinese food. We ordered the GF Sweet & Sour Chicken, General Tso’s Chicken, Singapore Rice Noodles, and Shrimp Dumplings, and we mentioned multiple times our entire order should be gluten free. The meal was delicious, but that night, I started cramping and was in pain the whole next day. I chalked it up to the Moscow Mule drink I ordered (since I did not confirm that was Gluten free) and the day after that, when I was feeling better, I had some leftovers from dinner. Again, I began cramping and was in pain that afternoon until the following morning. I don’t know if they messed up my order or what, but now I’m afraid to eat here again, and I’m really bummed! (I have a gluten allergy, not celiacs.)

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Not very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 2 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Gf sesame chicken, gf sweet and sour chicken, and order a “lo mein” with rice noodles and you have a delicious, pretend-you-aren’t-celiac Chinese food meal. We order from here frequently and never have issues. It is so good!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 9 months ago read full review

This establishment is NOT a dedicated gluten-free facility and may not be safe for those with celiac disease. Please contact the establishment directly to inquire about safety precautions.

Gluten Free Features

  • Gluten Free Menu

Categories

  • Asian
  • Chinese
  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout

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Celiac

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Authentic Chinese food that’s gluten free / celiac safe.... need I say more?! They are so sweet and know exactly what to do to make your meal gfree. Check out their online menu, items are marked gfree. The sesame chicken is delish!! Do not sleep on this place! They are incredible and it tastes so good it’s hard to believe it’s gfree.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Other dedicated kitchen equipment (oven, toaster, pots, pans, utensils, etc.)
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 11 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Amazing food! I had the sesame chicken and it tasted just how i remember "real" Chinese food tasting but that much better. It was nice and crispy and portion sizes were huge. Can't wait til I'm back in the area to revisit this amazing place.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Ala Shanghai was a nice find, since GF Chinese is almost non-existent in this area. They have GF soy sauce and understand cross-contamination. The waiter we had was very knowledgeable and suggested the Chicken & Eggplant made with GF soy sauce. Excellent, and I didn't get sick. Definitely recommend!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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