Arami

11 recent ratings
$$ • Quick Service Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Rice Bowls
70% of 10 votes say it's celiac friendly
Terminal Concourse A
5700 S Cicero Ave
Chicago, IL 60638

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Celiac

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Do not make the same mistake I did. The food was cold and I ended up getting sick from it. The salmon was labeled GF but it tasted like there was soy sauce. Either I got glutened or regular food poisoning. Neither of those are good.

Safety


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

— Not at all

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?

— None

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

— Poor

Updated 1 week ago read full review

Celiac

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Where do I start? the veggies were mushy, salmon overcooked, and rice not cooked through. I'm not sure if I started feeling badly because of being glutened or because the food was that bad.

It is one of the only establishments in Chcago Midway that claims to have gluten free options.

My stomach is claiming otherwise. I'm hurting really badly.

Disappointed in the walk up service and with Chicgo Midway options in general.

Safety


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

— Not at all

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?

— Not Much

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

— Poor

Updated 8 months ago read full review

Celiac

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I ordered the Teri beef which was labeled GF and felt fine afterwards.

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?

— Some

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

— Good

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
  • Rice Bowls

Categories

  • Allergy Friendly
  • Asian
  • At the Airport
  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Healthy
  • Keto Friendly
  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Quick Service Restaurant
  • Vegan Friendly

Photos


Menu, August 2021
Terry beef bowl with beans sprouts, veggie mix, pickle something, and a side of avocado.
Teri beef bowl with rice, ginger, bean sprouts, scallions, onions, mushrooms, and sesame seeds
Arami gluten-free menu
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Celiac

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If you have Celiac or an allergy to wheat, do NOT eat or trust anything from Arami! I had a two hour layover in Midway yesterday and after reading comments here, I decided to see if they were a viable option. After speaking with three of the employees, I learned that the soy sauce they use as a glaze in the beef and salmon is wheat based. So even though they may provide packets of gluten free soy sauce, nothing here is safe/gluten free!

Safety


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

— Not at all

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?

— Not Much

Updated 12 months ago read full review

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Gluten free options. Delicious. Real food.

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free space in the kitchen

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 dairy-free
  • Good for keto
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Good with other allergies
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Not celiac

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The chef is knowledge and will tell you what is ok. Felt confident in his ability to communicate and talk about gf. They have gf soy sauce. And some sushi options.

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?

— Good

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

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The menu was clearly marked. The server steered us to either the salmon or beef teriyaki bowls. We had the beef Teri bowl and it was good. Finally, someone who actually knew something about GF in Chicago Midway airport. 8/28/21: Still open and serving! Seems to be the only choice for GF at Chicago Midway. GF items are clearly marked on the menu.

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?

— Good

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Located in Terminal A near A9. Had the Teri Beef bowl and it was much better than I anticipated. Made me wish this restaurant was located in my hometown.

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?

— Some

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

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Not celiac

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Had the salmon rice bowl. Delicious! I noticed others ordering who had far more restrictions than I and the staff was very happy to accommodate. Great place to grab a chair at the counter and get a tasty bite to eat.

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Good with other allergies
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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As previous posters have noted, Midway is not Celiac friendly and although I searched, I found no alternatives. I chose the beef entree and it was disappointing. Lukewarm and too greasy for my tastes. But as others stated, at least it was something to eat.

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?

— Not Much

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

— Below Average

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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I ordered the teriyaki beef after I was shown the bottle they use for the soy sauce, which is actually 100% GF Tamari. They also do not use butter in their rice or anything containing gluten. I also got Kind bar, banana, and bottled water.

They were very kind to take the time to answer all my questions. I also wanted the kimchi. The container was brought out and they read the ingredients. Even though it is GF and DF, it has MSG which causes migraines for me.

The food is delicious. I would eat here again.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions

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 dairy-free
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers online ordering
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Not celiac

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The Tari Beef was delicious. Staff super friendly and very helpful.

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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Menu is labeled, staff is knowledgable. Also good food for being in Midway!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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The Sushi chef at airport Arami (John) was educated about celiac and cross contamination. They have gluten free soy sauce and tamari. (Red dispenser)

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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This place was great. Despite some questionable reviews, I decided to give it a try. Menu clearly labeled gluten-free items. But there are other options. Simply smile and ask questions nicely. The staff was incredibly accommodating. They will add or subtract whatever vegetables and sides work for you.

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Clearly marked menu and gluten free soy sauce available.

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Waitress and chef told me the GF options are not safe for Celiac. Maybe depends on chef.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Staff was very knowledgeable. They clearly knew what had gluten and what did not. Happy to have found them.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

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Clearly marked menu, delicious.

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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The imitation crab has wheat and their tempura has wheat, so a lot of the menu items that are marketed Gluten Free are ABSOLUTELY NOT. Be careful what you order and ask lots of questions. One point for them: they have gluten free soy sauce!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Teriyaki salmon bowl was delicious. Clearly marked gf menu

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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I had the Salmon rice bowl. Menu says it is gf. We will see how tomorrow is, but this was the only gf option I could find in A at Midway.

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Asked staff about gluten free options and was given a few choices. Told her it was an allergy not a preference. Was told the salmon bowl was safe...it most definitely was not. Haven’t been glutened so badly before.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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