Budai

12 recent ratings
$$ • Chinese Restaurant
Reported NOT to have a gluten-free menu
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11 ratings

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6300 San Mateo Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87109
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Symptomatic Celiac

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Went here because I saw everyone else reviewing the place. Almost everything on the menu can be made GF upon request! ❤❤❤❤❤We were not disappointed! Sesame chicken, Mushroom Chicken, and Mongolian Beef were great 😊 Definitely be eating here again. The woman who took our call in order said they get a lot of gluten free customers, and that we won’t be disappointed. She was right! I will say, each entree was about $20… 3 entrees between 2 people was a bit pricey!

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?

— Good

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good with other allergies
Updated 2 weeks ago read full review

Celiac

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Staff very concerned and knowledgeable about gluten when couldn't to. Just things can be made gf, able to safely eat General Tso for the first time in ages

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the 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 3 months ago read full review

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Ordered the GF cashew shrimp and GF shrimp and lobster sauce with no reaction at all. Only place I trust. Items were not marked on the menu but I heard the owner has gluten issues and is knowledgeable….staff was super knowledgeable stating most of the appetizers could not be made gluten-free but almost everything else on the menu could other than lo mein, etc..

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 6 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

  • None Listed

Categories

  • Allergy Friendly
  • Asian
  • Chinese
  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Dinner
  • Healthy
  • Keto Friendly
  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Online Ordering
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout
  • Vegan Friendly

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Overall Rating

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Most of the menu can be made gluten free- you just have to ask. Very delicious!

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the 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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Budai remains a favorite as the staff is welcoming & knowledgable regarding "Celiac" gf prep.

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

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the 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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Offers online ordering
Updated 9 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Always a great experience. Amazing food and good service anytime we eat in. Have eaten here several times and never gotten sick or had any complaints at all about the food quality. If you're in the mood for Chinese and have Celiac, this is the place if you want to avoid the chains that have been heading downhill lately.

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the 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

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My partner has Celiac and we decided to give Budai a try. We called ahead of time to ask ahout cross contamination and gluten free options. We were told that they keep everything separate, and that most of the menu can be made gluten free except for the sweet and sour items, lo-mein noodles, and the choice of appetizers are very limited.

My partner hasn't had authentic Chinese food/takeout since they were diagnosed with Celiac 9 years ago. They literally cried because it was such nostalgic flavor but without any of the issues or reactions! We had the Kung Pao Duck, Mongolian Chicken, Cashew Chicken, and the Peking Pork and all of them were AMAZING! My favorite was the Mongolian chicken (mostly because I am a huge spicy fan), and my partner's favorite was the Peking Pork.

We 100% plan to come back and try many more options there next time!

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the 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

Symptomatic Celiac

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So good. I was so happy to eat Chinese food again.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

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?

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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This place is a great place to eat for Celiacs.

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 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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This place is the best place I have ever ate . Got the seasome chicken as per reviews and the friend rice. No reaction and would give my left kidney for this food

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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AMAZING. The sesame chicken is breaded with sweet potato starch. They can make most of the menu gluten free with attention to safety. I will be back here very often. What a treat.

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the 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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for keto
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Good with other allergies
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Excellent food and they are very knowledgeable about gluten. My wife had the sesame chicken and fried rice with no reactions. We will definitely be going back.

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 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the 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

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Amazing authentic GF Chinese food!

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the 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

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Almost anything on the menu can be made gf by request. They are kind and knowledgeable and it tasted wonderful. Highly recommended

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the 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 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Excellent GF options and great service!

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I eat here often and never leave even slightly sick. The owners are wonderful. Everything can be gf except the sweet and sour. Everything I've tried has been amazing. Love the cashew chicken, the sesame chicken, pork fried rice. The pecan shrimp tastes like a dessert. Cannot say enough how much I love this place! It's our go to place now.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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They can make any dish gf. Great food, great service and the best tasting Chinese food.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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The owner seemed knowledgeable about how to make most of the dishes gluten free. However, I definitely got gluten contamination at this restaurant and unfortunately have been been sick for the past two days since my meal.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Very knowledgeable staff. I have celiac and felt safe and didn't get poisoned. Plus my dinner was super yummy! I will take my celiac daughter there.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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VERY pleasantly surprised! I was in the area for a seminar and it was the only place close enough to the venue that I could get to fast enough... They were VERY knowledgable and advised me that they could make nearly any item gfree-- including their fried items! They use a sweet potato starch and fry it in a pan instead of the deep fryer. I had the Sa Cha Rice Cake and it was phenomenal! The egg drop soup wasn't good... At all, but considering how much I enjoyed a dish I wouldn't have otherwise been able to eat, that is besides the point. ;) So excited to come back to try some of their other items.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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