Big Bowl

4 recent ratings
$ • Chinese Restaurant
75% of 4 votes say it's celiac friendly
3669 Galleria
Edina, MN 55435

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Celiac

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Just ate here tonight and the waitress was helpful in making sure the entrees were celiac safe. She had to confirm what sauces were GF and food safe practices. Originally, she said the only thing that isn't safe is sesame chicken, so I asked about the Terriyaki and she did confirm after checking that it was not GF. So, sometimes we have to educate them. I had Mongolian Beef and Orange chicken entrees with rice side. Very good and will keep post updated if I experience problems.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 11 months ago read full review

Celiac

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We eat here all the time (and all of the Lettuce Entertain restaurants). They’re great food and very aware of food allergies/restrictions. We’ve never had any problems eating here.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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Took family here, one son who's a celiac. Despite telling the server and the manager hand delivering he's had major stomach issues for 4 days now.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 2 years 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

  • Beer
  • Dessert
  • Gluten Free Menu

Categories

  • Asian
  • Chinese
  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Delivery
  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Online Ordering
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout
  • Thai
  • Vegetarian Friendly

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Celiac

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I come here all the time, it’s one of the only places I feel safe eating out at. Lots of gluten free options and the manager oversees all gluten free orders and brings out GF dishes instead of the waiters. They even use separate plates with red rims to identify gluten free dishes. Food is delicious!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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We just ate out together as a family for the first time since our 14 was diagnosed with Celiac's disease. We were so nervous but decided to try it out due to the reviews on here. We told the staff and they had two managers come out and talk to us to make sure they understood the severity. We had just come back from the Mayo Clinic and had the go a head to eat normal gluten free diet with absolutely no cross contamination . Not only did we have an amazing experience but we saw the manager wipe down the counter and her hands as she served our daughter her plate. AND then gave us a gluten free lava cake on the house! WE WERE ALL IN TEARS! This place cares deeply for their business and their customers! Amazing!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Curry was really tasty and gluten free. Will be going back to try more options.

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Went there for the first time yesterday-- and WAS SERVED A NON GLUTEN FREE MEAL (yes, by mistake-- but I was 6 bites in before they realized their mistake). Upon ordering we had told the server (nicely) that four of the five of us were gluten free and that our entire order was off of the GF menu.

When our main course came, we dug right in-- only to learn after a few minutes that the server brought us someone else's order and that we all had inadvertently consumed a relatively large amount of gluten-- NOT OKAY.

While I understand and appreciate that they made a mistake (and thankfully caught it relatively quickly-- as well as comp'd my meal)-- that doesn't help alleviate the massive amount of pain my daughter and I are in, even now, nearly 24 hours later.

Long story short, don't go there if you're GF for health/medical reasons-- or, at least, double and triple check your meal before consuming. Lesson learned, I'll stick to the 3-4 places that we already frequent that take gluten free seriously. DO NOT RECOMMEND.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I was very happy to have checked out Big Bowl for a quick dinner while running errands. The server was very knowledgeable on GF/celiac, and when I started to talk about cross-contamination she said that they treat all GF orders as allergies. So I felt that they were on the ball and very capable.

My chicken pad thai was excellent, and the server even brought out a bottle of GF soy sauce for me. Boyfriend also had the same but not GF. He tasted mine and said they were different, but obviously I couldn't compare. To me, it tasted just like what I remember to be standard pad thai.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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Semi gluten free

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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They have a full gluten free menu, even with desserts! They also have a gluten free vegetarian pad Thai and veggie spring rolls. The manager has to serve all gf food and oversee it in the kitchen to ensure it is cooked properly! I felt well taken care of!

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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Big Bowl offers a g/f kung pao that is quite tasty. Be sure to specify the level of heat or mildness you prefer. Have had that dish multiple times, but there are a few other options.

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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Celiac

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I’ve been eating here for 5+ years, love the stir fry bar and never had a cross contamination issue

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked
  • Food comes out flagged or marked gluten-free

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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Celiac

Overall Rating

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked
  • Food comes out flagged or marked gluten-free

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

Celiac

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Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free 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

Celiac

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Excellent waitstaff helped answer questions and were knowledgeable. Separate menu and a good selection. They have an ordering process to make sure everyone knows you need gf. Food was really, really good!

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions

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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
Celiac

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My service was out standing. I told the waiter that I need a dairy free, gluten free and a I had a mushroom allergy. He said milk wouldn’t really be a issue. But wanted me to give him a few options of what I was wanting because they use mushroom soy sauce. So I did and ended up with the orange chicken made with rice noodles. It was so good and stuffed myself. I felt very confident eating here. The waiter told me a number of times they take allergies very seriously there. Can’t wait to go back.

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?

— Separate gluten-free 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 lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers delivery

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