The reviews here, the gluten-free menu, and my knowledgeable waitress made me feel like I was safe to eat here. I got a stir fry which was only average and I felt sick as soon as I left the place. It might still be safe to eat here but steer clear of the stir fry, they must fry it all in the same place and not clean it well enough to be celiac safe.
I tried some samples at a gluten-free expo and they were delicious. But the listing should not say that “delivery“ is offered. I called from the nearby Hilton Dulles and learned that the only delivery option is for catering, that is if your order is $250 or more. Please correct this in the listing.
Separate gluten free menu, and takeout orders are processed with a special "allergy" label. Haven't had a problem!
Safe and delicious! They are very careful with cross contamination! Best place to eat chinese and Thai
They have more than a few options for the gluten free guest. Enjoyed the spicy Chicken with cashews for lunch. The have a nice selection of appetizers and a flourless chocolate cake for dessert.
Food was very salty, and I think it was contaminated when I ate there (Kung Po Chicken with Rice Noodles).
I wasn't all that impressed, particularly after I got the bill. My normal gut husband said his entree wasn't all that great, either.
used to be one of my favorite restaurants. food has declined badly. Last visit the GF Kung Pow was awful. Waitress did not understand when I asked if the recipe had been changed and kept repeating that it Was GF. Never saw a manager to ask. they've lost our business.
Since changing the fish sauce, Big Bowl offers more than half of their menu items as Gluten Free! Also, chat up their wait staff and discover who's been there the longest. Half of the front of the house staff have been there 3 or more years. As for the management team - you will learn that 5 of the 6 managers have worked there for 9 years plus. This makes me comfortable in ordering off the menu - knowing their expertise & experience can guide me through the menu!
They have a gluten free menu and the staff is mostly knowledgeable. The food is very good, and they will substitute rice noodles for rice on any dish if you're in the mood for noodles instead of rice (which isn't noted on the menu). You do have to be vigilant with some of the wait staff. I had to write "gluten free please" on the slip the waiter gives you to take up to the line if you're doing the stir fry bar and picking your own vegetables. He hadn't noted my gluten free request, and I am sure I would have been glutened otherwise. Wait staff turnover is pretty frequent and a lot of nice young people, so make sure you're very specific about your needs.
Really a good place that knows well about gluten-free. It IS gluten-free for real.
The GF Pad Thai is amazing!
Mongolian beef was great!
You must try the Mongolian Beef, so good!
Awesome! They use a carbon copied slip and special plate to follow the gluten free order. Manager brings it out special. All of the staff was very knowledgeable.
I LOVE Big Bowl. They are fantastic with allergies. I have Celiac and a dairy allergy and they have a clear protocol. Food is prepped in a GF pan, pink slip is filled out and a manager runs the food out separately to the table. All allergy/GF meals come on a red rimmed plate so that the kitchen and you know it’s an allergy/GF meal. I’ve eaten here so many times and have never gotten sick. The veggie spring rolls are a must! Also, the chicken lettuce wraps are AMAZING! You need to try this place if you like asian cuisine.
This is one of our go-to restaurants. We go here all the time (and the other Lettuce Entertain You restaurants). They have seem to have amazing procedures to prepare food for allergies and prevent cross-contamination. And on top of that, it’s really good food!
Eaten here many times and haven’t gotten sick; the selection isn’t as wide as the normal menu, but when is it ever?
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!
The server was very knowledgeable on cross contamination and kitchen practices. They have a separate kitchen space to prepare the meal and use special allergy plates. The manager brings out all allergy meals. The food is good, not great, but it was a safe meal so I’d go back.
Knowledgeable staff informed us that gf food is prepared in own area with separate cookware. Large gf menu includes appetizers, soup, main dishes, and one dessert. GF soy sauce provided. Excellent food. I didn't have a reaction and I am very sensitive. Highly recommended. We went to 60 E Ohio st location.
I've eaten here a few times and never had a problem until this last time. They must not have been careful this time because the next day I was sick.
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!
They changed their menu and the lettuce wraps don't taste as good- very bland and they no longer have gfree sweet and sour- only orange sauce which is a little too gingery for my liking. Still come here though as it is one of the few places to get Asian food gfree.
I was so excited to try this place because of its large selection of gf entrees. I ordered some sort of chicken dish. It tasted great. HOWEVER, I got terribly ill afterwards and was in immense pain all night! The waiter came across as not understanding the importance of no cross contamination action, even though I very clearly explained it to him. I was so disappointed! Never want to experience that type of intense pain. Thumbs down for this joint.
Large Gluten Free menu with many Chinese and Thai entrees that are normally hard to get as GF. I had Pad Thai with shrimp which was perfectly seasoned and cooked. GF soy and chili sauces at table that you can add yourself. This is a Lettuce Entertain You restaurant and they take great care ensuring safe GF preparation. Top quality food with safe GF practices makes this a great dining destination.
Could be a four or five stars. They had a GF menu available and asked if it was allergy or otherwise for prep. If you inform them of allergy, they prep it GF for the allergy and it's marked that way (we had take out). My wife (the GF-er) thought her grub was pretty good.
I was pretty impressed with Big bowl. I have several food allergies and they were great about working around all of them. They have an entire gluten free menu which makes ordering a breeze. They wait staff is well informed about the ingredients which was a breath of fresh air. I had the orange chicken and fried rice-which was delicious! They also have GF soy sauce.
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.
Gf menu available and I used to get take out a lot but was always getting glutened. I finally ate in the restaurant once and saw how they cook through the open kitchen and it all made sense. Small space with all the dishes cooked right next to each other. Shared utensils, lots of flipping food all around. Cc all over the place. :(
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