— Not very
2021 edit: as other reviewers have mentioned, the restaurant is indeed not gluten free nor is there menu helpful. My experience was fine and I had many of the dishes that typically contain gluten, so either the food is gluten free and they’re not knowledgeable, or my celiac went away.
— Not Much
I went with my friends to BCD tofu house yesterday and I asked if they had anything gluten free and they said nothing at all was gluten free, not even their rice.
— Not at all
— No gluten-free information on the menu
— Not Much/None
Really great experience. As previous reviews have said they are extremely knowledgeable about what is in the food and what you can and cannot eat. They Do NOT have a gf menu, however I used the Korean Celiactravel.com card and the wait staff was awesome at telling me what sides I could eat and what to order. I got the Bibimbop and it was amazing!
I NIMA tested the Spiced Salted Squid side and the Vegetable Soon Tofu, and they were both safe. They don’t make any promises though about things being gf.
Note also that the tea is barley tea!
The people were nice and tried to be helpful,but there were no items marked as gluten free on the menu. We ended up leaving and didn’t eat anything. All together if you have Celiac or are really sensitive to gluten, it is not a good idea to eat here
In no way is the “whole menu GF” like another reviewer says. I went here last night and asked about a few things and were told none were GF.
However I was able to get hot stone bibimbap (basically just the rice, tofu, vegetables and oil) with no sauce and it was still pretty delicious and seemed pretty safe so props for that.
Not impossible to eat at while GF but definitely not ideal.
The other review is not correct: there is no gluten free menu. However, this place is delicious, busy, and legit.
When I walked in, I asked for a gluten-free menu. The manager (host?) became concerned and said “the only thing is plain soup and plain rice.” I’m always happy to be *actually* safe with even one menu item, so I went for it.
The waiter was also concerned and unsure, but took my allergy seriously and consulted a colleague. Yes: plain tofu soup with vegetables, plain rice, was my only option. I asked them to please tell the kitchen about the allergy.
Of the many condiments, the only 2 celiac safe are the raw egg (which cooks in the soup) and the pickles. The others have soy sauce or flour.
Will return with friends, many times. Great to have a cultural food experience, where my friends will be entertained, where I also know I’m safe.
And the soup is delicious.