The waitstaff was very helpful about my Celiac and gluten free needs. Gluten free items are marked with the GF and grain icon on the menu. They immediately told us that the soy sauce and fish sauce (common gluten sources) used in the kitchen were gluten free. They informed the kitchen of my allergy and I was fine after eating dinner. Mark was very friendly and reassuring and I dined without worry. Allergen friendliness aside the food was really delicious. We had chicken satay and pad Thai and both were really well done.
I recently took a trip to St. Maarten and was beyond lucky and thankful that I found this restaurant. Being both vegan and gluten-free, it can be very difficult for me to find restaurants that can accommodate my needs. In St. Maarten, they have yet to make the move to include people with special dietary needs. However, I cannot say enough good things about this place. The restaurant itself is a chic and comfortable lounge. The owner was very kind and understanding and his own mother has Celiac's Disease, making him very well-versed in the needs of the those who are gluten-free. The menu is extensive and has a variety of fresh and authentic Thai dishes that are labeled vegan for those who need it. When I mentioned my food allergies, he was more than happy to make substitutions to dishes to accommodate my needs. In addition to gluten-free noodles, there is a gluten-free soy sauce available as well. Overall, dinner at Avantika was the best meal I had during my entire trip to island. The staff made me feel comfortable and secure in my meal decision knowing that it would be not only free of gluten but absolutely delicious. I cannot recommend this restaurant enough.