Bok a Bok Chicken - Kirkland @ Totem Lake

18 recent ratings
$$ • Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Fries
Safety Rating
17 ratings

As rated by the community

12670 120th Ave NE
Kirkland, WA 98034
From the owner

On safety—Bok a Bok Chicken deep fryers use canola oil and are 100% Gluten Free + Nut Free + Dairy Free + Egg Free with zero cross contamination. Our Kitchen Managers regularly test our fryers with a certified test from the makers of Nima Menu items that contain gluten are prepared separately from our gluten free menu items. Our restaurant & menus are free from peanuts + tree nuts and shellfish. Menu items with fish listed as a allergen contain anchovy

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Celiac

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Updating my review after a few months experience getting takeout from the Kirkland location: I'm not sure exactly what the cause may be, but I've gotten sick from food that should be fully GF more than once over the last few months.

The food is still good, and I show no symptoms about 75% of the time, but it feels like safety procedures are not currently enough for me to continue eating here.

Hope to see improvements in safety procedures regarding cross contamination, and potentially a GF bun option for sandwiches. Will potentially check back in a few months...

Safety


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

— Not very

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?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 3 weeks ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

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Great gluten free options and knowledgeable staff!! So rare to find a chicken place that offers chicken like this ❤

Safety


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

— Very

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/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 1 month ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Excellent fried chicken and tater tots. Their website has a clear allergen menu and I have felt confident ordering from here..

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 4 months ago read full review

Gluten-Free Features

  • Reported to have a dedicated fryer
  • Fries
  • Gluten-Free Menu

Categories

  • Allergy Friendly
  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Delivery
  • Dinner
  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Online Ordering
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout
Information contained in this listing is based on reports by the community. Please verify all information directly with the establishment.

From the owner


Bok a Bok Chicken deep fryers use canola oil and are 100% Gluten Free + Nut Free + Dairy Free + Egg Free with zero cross contamination.

Our Kitchen Managers regularly test our fryers with a certified test from the makers of Nima

Menu items that contain gluten are prepared separately from our gluten free menu items.

Our restaurant & menus are free from peanuts + tree nuts and shellfish. Menu items with fish listed as a allergen contain anchovy

Dear celiac guests, Our kitchens are not free of gluten and because of that we can not make a 100% promise but our kitchens are run with care for the gluten free community.

If an item is listed as gluten free we do our best to promise it is.

Our OG Chicken, brine and batter is gluten free + dairy free + egg free + soy free + nut free

ALL DIPPING SAUCES ARE GLUTEN FREE

Soy Sesame Garlic Sauce + 4-Chile Hot Sauce + Bok a Bok Ranch Sauce + Umami BBQ Sauce

Sweet Ginger Drizzle + Spiced Honey + Sesame Miso Vinaigrette & Cheese Sauce are all gluten free

GLUTEN FREE RUBS

BBQ Dry Rub + Four Alarm Dry Rub + Fish Sauce Caramel + Chinese Honey Mustard + Spiced Honey & Garlic + Jalapeno Cheddar + Bulgogi Marinade

WHAT ELSE IS GLUTEN FREE?!

Fries + Tots + Steamed Rice + Dirty Fries + Dirty Tots + Dirty Rice + Cabbage Kimchi + Ginger Cabbage Slaw + Hearty Green Salad + Bonito Caesar + Rice Bowl + Fried Tofu

We are often asked why we don’t have a gluten free bread option. The reason behind this is because we are unable to offer a separate gf dedicated flattop due to limited kitchen and counter space.

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Symptomatic Celiac

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I think they must have accidentally sent the regular chicken strips instead of GF. Been sick all night and in a lot of pain.

Safety


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

— Not at all

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much/None

Owner Response


Hi Jane - We are so sorry to hear about this experience. We don't of "Regular" Strips on our menu. All of our fryer food is natural gluten free. Our head chefs sends me weekly updates on his Nima tests. In the future please feel free to reach out directly and we can do out best to get down to the bottom of the issue you are experiencing.

Have wonderful day

-Jaclyn

Updated 4 months ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Sesttle and Kirkland WA. are known for its high prices and lack of Celiac safe restaurants, but after checking out their safety protocols, i decided to try out Bok A Bok even though is not all gf.

Two of us ordered 1 Dirty Rice and 1 Dirty tater-tots with 2 orders of chicken straps. The chicken strips come with 2 sides. The chicken strips were OK, although a bit dry. Next time I'll try the thighs.

The tots were OK too, not my fave, but my friend liked them much better than the rice. They were covered in melted, seasoned, American cheese that i didn't like. Personal preference. It didn't stop me from eating the leftovers.

But it's the Dirty Rice that will get me to go back any chance I get. It was deliciously spicy, but not too hot and balanced well with the lightly seasoned air fryer chicken. The rice sauce was SO good. And instead of sidecsauces offered, i will ask for extra dirty rice sauce instead. FYI, the spice did force the need for extra napkins. Drip drip.

The only thing I didn't like on both the rice and tots were the raw egg dropped on top. I will ask them not to put it on next time or see if it can be cooked a bit.

We bought way too much food and had to take it home (oh darn, leftovers), and we are big eaters! I could eat only one chicken strip each and there were tots and rice, and egg, for breakfast.

If you dont want leftovers, one order of chicken strips (3 pieces) and one side is enough to feed two adults with big appetites. I don't recall the price of each thing, but I bet you could feed two people for $25.00 with tip. My friend bought a soda and I had my own water.

There was an ice cream place in the same outdoor plaza that has gf ice cream choices and they will go in back freezer, get you a freshly opened icecream and scoop it with a clean spoon so it's safe for those with Celiac. They are pricey though. We checked it out, but didn't go.

It's the next day that I am writing this because I wanted to make sure I had no symptoms, and I don't, so I ate some more for breakfast. What a great way to start the day!

They only provide a flimsy fork. I recommend you bring your own. The strips were large and my hands were not clean. It was awkward. Oh, and this is an eatout establishment. It was a lovely day out so we sat at the many, two seated tables and watched the children play in a beautiful wading pool area.

As a wheelchair user, this was very friendly, except I did want to put my feet in the water. It was not accessible.

BokABok is said to be Chick-fil-A's competitor. Having never been, I would not know. But if you have family in the Seattle/Bellevue WA. area and they like CFA but you can't go, I highly recommend you all try Bok a Bok and I hope you like it as well as we did.

This is also a LGBTQA safe place. Enjoy!

Safety


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

— Very

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/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 4 months ago read full review

Wheat Allergy

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The chicken strips were good, not great, and we really didn’t like any of the sauces. The thighs were good and crispy but the wings were over cooked. We ordered fries crispy and they were not crispy and kind of bland as well. Good news I did not get sick and feel normal. Bad news: I agree with the customer service reviews. This was our first visit and they were not kind when explaining the process for pick up.

Safety


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

— Very

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/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Average

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good vegan options
  • Good vegetarian options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers online ordering
  • Reservations recommended
Updated 6 months ago read full review

Overall Rating

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I have eaten here 25+ times. Always feels safe. Dedicated friers. Clearly labeled menu, they mark each item celiac if you tell them when ordering. I have never had them not understand celiac terminology when ordering. IMHO, this is the best celiac fast food option I have found in Washington state.

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free space in the kitchen
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer
  • Other dedicated kitchen equipment (oven, toaster, pots, pans, utensils, etc.)
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions

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/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 8 months ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Tasty, filling, gluten free food. Many gluten free options are offered. The fried chicken is gluten free. The fries are gluten free and the fryer is a dedicated gluten free fryer. Excellent flavors and spices.

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

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 for takeout
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 10 months ago read full review

Celiac

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most of the menu is gf with delicious dipping sauce options. never had an issue with cc either, which is nice. the only downside is the lack of indoor seating.

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer

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?

— 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 for takeout
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Really great foood. Had never experienced Korean fried chicken before. Dedicated gluten free deep frier. Almost all sauces are gf except coconut and malt vinegar. Just ask they’ll know. Super good very impressed

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Other dedicated kitchen equipment (oven, toaster, pots, pans, utensils, etc.)
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Hashimoto's

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Had the chicken strips and plain fries. The breading is crispy and the dipping sauces are interesting. Both came back negative for gluten on my nima sensor.

Safety


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

— Very

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

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?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Good

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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I tried the wings and boneless wings, the tots and dirty fries. I found the meat tender and delicious, but it was all weirdly seasoned. Under salted, for sure.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

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?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Average

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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I amazing to be able to order almost anything on the menu! The chicken is so nice and crispy as are the tots made in a dedicated fryer, the only thing is I wish the chicken had a little more kick to it. Added the spicy honey dip and it was perfect though!

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer
  • 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


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Good

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Yummy! I can’t wait to try more items on the menu.

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/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Had the fried chicken and fries. So good!

Safety


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

— Very

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/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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They offer takeout only. The service was very good. All of the chicken is GF. It’s just the sauces and sides you have to watch out for. The menu is clearly marked with GF options They’re very happy to accommodate celiac folk.

Safety


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

— Very

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/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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SOO GOOD! Best gluten free fried chicken I’ve ever had. So crispy and tastes like the real thing!

Safety


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

— Very

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/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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The best chicken! My wife is celiac and I am not. This is the best chicken I have ever had!

Safety


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

— Very

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/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Great new chicken & wings place with gluten free menu for most items!

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer

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/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Good

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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