Big Bowl

12 recent ratings
$ • Chinese Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Dessert
100% of 9 votes say it's celiac friendly
60 E Ohio St
Chicago, IL 60611

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Celiac

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Dedicated gluten free menu. Server was great and and was very kind about bringing gluten free soy sauce and talking gluten free. I had the Pad Thai with shrimp and the chocolate cake with ice cream and their homemade ginger ale! Great for a Celiac.

Safety


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

— Very

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 dinner
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good with other allergies
Updated 1 month ago read full review

Not celiac

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Fructose /fructan sensitivity- I let the waitress known my sensitivity and they were SO helpful in finding food options. Eating here by far exceeded my expectations as a patron with food sensitivities.

Safety


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

— Very

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

Updated 4 months ago read full review

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My organization ordered staff lunch from here so I spoke on the phone with a member of staff to place my individual order. The staff was very knowledgeable with gluten free as well as my allium allergy. I ended up with the beef and broccoli with gluten free pad Thai noodles. It was the best stir Fry I’ve had in a long time. It reminded me of mall food court food. The food arrived with a big allergy label slapped on the front and was still hot!

Safety


Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • 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 lunch
  • Good with other allergies
  • Low-FODMAP friendly
Updated 5 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

  • Dessert
  • Gluten-Free Menu

Categories

  • Allergy Friendly
  • Asian
  • Chinese
  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Delivery
  • Dinner
  • Healthy
  • Keto Friendly
  • Kid Friendly
  • Low-FODMAP Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout
  • Thai
  • Vegan Friendly

Photos


The food arrived for takeout with my allergy marked as well as a sticker.
Delicious!
Gluten Free Warning Label
Make your own stir fry. This one was also dairy free
Mongolian Beef
Chicken Pad Thai
Veggie summer rolls and egg drop soup
Gluten-Free Chinese at Big Bowl
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Gluten Intolerant

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Our waiter was very knowledgeable and pointed out that my dish has a red ring on the plate. Which showed it was gluten free. The GF dessert was amazing! It was a fudgy chocolate cake with ice cream on top! It was gone in five minutes

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

Updated 5 months ago read full review

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The pad thai was incredible, the waiter was super nice, the gluten free menu is a separate tab, and the chocolate cake ice cream was SO GOOD. I usually wait to make sure I don’t get sick before making my review…but this was so good, I’d do it again regardless. But it really seemed safe! (Just not the fortune cookie they give everyone at the end)

Safety


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

— Very

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 keto
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good vegan options
Updated 7 months ago read full review

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Great gf options! There is a whole gf menu, we had orange chicken and a stir fry that was great!

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?

— Good

Updated 8 months ago read full review

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

Updated 10 months ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

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

Updated 10 months ago read full review

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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
Updated 11 months ago read full review

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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
Updated 11 months ago read full review

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This was an amazing Chinese place for GF people!!! We had excellent service and the manager even brought out our food. Orange chicken and beef with broccoli are two tasty options!

Safety


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

— Somewhat

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

— 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 takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
Updated 11 months ago read full review

Not celiac

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My boyfriend has celiac and he and I have eaten here several times and he's never gotten sick! The food is great and the staff is very helpful and knowledgeable. The separate gluten free menu is awesome:)

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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They had a dedicated GF menu with lots of options and their staff are all knowledgeable on celiac and take allergy precautions. And super tasty!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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We ordered late night delivery to our hotel as this was one of the few businesses that offered gluten free options and was open after a long day of touring the city. I am normally apprehensive about ordering online due to my celiac disease, especially in an unfamiliar city, but these fears were unwarranted. I ordered pad thai and pho from the gluten free menu and made a note on the order in DoorDash that read "Gluten Free - Celiac Disease". The order arrived with bright pink allergy warning labels. I felt very safe eating and did not have a reaction. A note on tipping when ordering online through DoorDash: If you want your tip to go to the deliver rather than have the company use your tip to offset its own costs, tip in cash. Your driver will thank you! (See: https://qz.com/1659475/the-merits-of-tipping-your-doordash-delivery-worker-in-cash/ )

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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They have an allergy protocol and everything I had was great. Didn’t get sick.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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The staff was very knowledgeable and friendly! They brought me a gluten free menu and answered all of my questions is a patient and accommodating way. I had the beef stir fry bowl and the flourless cake and it was delicious!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Celiac

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This was single he the best dining experience my daughter has had since being gluten-free. Going out to eat can be dreadful for someone with celiac. The owner noticed her writing down all of the things she would like to have in her meal rather than putting them in the bowl from the stirfry station. He personally made sure that her meal was prepared safely. We did an Nima test and it was free of gluten. He even waited while we ran the test to make sure it was safe. The food was absolutely delicious. I had the gluten-free curry it was the best I’ve had! He even followed up with a delicious gluten-free flourless chocolate cake with caramel icing. He made her feel special and it was fabulous to enjoy a safe and delicious meal out!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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The staff made a big effort to ask if I had an allergy or just a preference. I met one of the waitresses later and she told me how rigorously they treat GF orders. The food was excellent!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Excellent food, the Mongolian Beef, and curry in particular. Staff takes great care to make sure protocols are followed!

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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The have a designated GF menu which was such a relief. I had th me chicken pho for 1 which was good, but not prepared as traditionally as I had hoped. It was very sweet. I also had the GF summer rolls which were ok, and the chicken satay which was inedible. Overall, meh. Won’t be back. Felt nauseous afterwards for several hours - not sure if it is celiac friend.

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Celiac

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Great gluten free options and good service.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Amazing food - separate gluten free menu and a delicious cider available. You could tell they were knowledgeable about celiacs and I felt very safe eating there. Will definitely return!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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So delicious! Knowledgeable staff, dedicated kitchen space- gluten free menu has tons of stir fry option, pad Thai, a few appetizers- highly recommend!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Separate GF menu (has a lot of options) and the waiter was very helpful about how the food is prepared. We ate cashew chicken a couple days ago without any problems, food tastes really good and the restaurant has a nice atmosphere. Highly recommended!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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The staff was very familiar with gluten free and could accommodate many bowls to be gluten free. The food was really good. Celiac safe

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I have celiac and I’m very sensitive to cross-contamination. They were reassuring when ordering that they are very careful. The food was delicious and I haven’t gotten sick, so I highly recommend this place!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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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.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Love! So many choices ! Had the orange chicken and shrimp spring rolls. (Rice wrapper) so good & no issues

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Gluten Sensitive

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Great gf menu and they even have gf desserts!

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Lots of options. I've been here a few times. Love their GF orange chicken and GF beef with broccoli. No issues.

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Wheat Allergy

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Ordered GF orange chicken with Jasmine white rice for dinner. Lots of tender (not breaded) juicy chicken and fresh orange sauce with scallions and red peppers. Loved it!! This celiac had no issues.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Solid, tasty Asian food and a good sized GF menu. The server was well informed and courteous about our dietary needs.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Exceeded my expectations! Amazing GF pad Thai and the manager brought out the food and was sure to recognize my allergy. A must try!

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Not celiac

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Lady looked at me like I was a ghost when I asked for a gf menu. She preceded to tell me they did not have any gf options...

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Celiac

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Really good! It's a chain, but still good. I loved the king pao and spicy green beans. Lots of options on the gf menu, including a dessert option.

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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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.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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So, so good. The best GF Chinese I've had outside of Pf changs. Had the orange chicken and it was amazingly flavorful. Will be on my must-visit list anytime I am in Chicago.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Love the Lettuce Wrap

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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They took great care in our ordering. They have an amazing gf menu with extremely flavorful food!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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Fantastic. Gluten free designated grill where they make your custom stir fry. Can get soup, stir fry etc. even brought me gluten free soy and hot sauce for the table

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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Separate gluten free menu, and they even bagged my leftovers separately. The pad Thai and spring rolls were delicious!

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Celiac

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Updated 6 years ago read full review

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Utterly fantastic! There were choices. I had curry, and it was really, really good. If you're in Chicago, and you want a nice gluten free meal, you have to try this restaurant.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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another faux Asian establishment...the entrees are mostly rice, and not the good kind of rice either. blech!

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Reviews of this Chain

Celiac

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The 2 last times we’ve ordered we’ve tested with our Nima sensor and both times it came back positive for gluten. We’re so bitterly disappointed.

Safety


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

— Not very

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?

— Good

Celiac

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Got very sick here. They didn’t substitute any of the sauces correctly and was sick for days. Will not return.

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?

— 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?

— Good

Overall Rating

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Perfectly seasoned and clearly labeled for ALLERGY

Safety


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

— Very

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

Overall Rating

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Had the lettuce wraps and Thai pepper basil dish. Lettuce wraps were not what I expected, still good, but more like chicken in brown sauce served with bibb lettuce. Been sick for over 12 hours, was fine before eating here.

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?

— Good

Celiac

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I’ve successfully eaten the gluten free Penang curry on multiple occasions without getting sick. When getting takeout, my entree container comes wrapped in a sealed plastic bag to help avoid cross contamination from gluten-containing entrees, with a hot pink allergy sticker.

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
  • 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 lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good vegan options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers online ordering

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