Calvin's Korean Hot Chicken

19 ratings
$ • Korean Restaurant
Reported NOT to have a gluten-free menu, but gluten-free options are available
Reported GF menu options: Fried Chicken, Fries
94% of 17 votes say it's celiac friendly

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Celiac

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SO SO GOOD. I could have anything on the menu but two things and it was delicious! I ate here twice. I am super sensitive and I had no reaction both times

Safety


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

— 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

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

— Excellent

Updated 5 days ago read full review

Celiac

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Amazing fried chicken, fries, and rice. The tender box was a great deal; very filling for the price. The server said that they take extra precautions if ypu specify an allergy. Would definitely come back!

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


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 1 month ago read full review

Celiac

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The chicken breading was GF DF. The combo came with GF waffle fries, slaw and butter rice. They were able to make the rice DF for us by not adding butter. Staff was friendly, knowledgeable and easy to talk to. The food was good with large portions. I’m super sensitive and didn’t get sick. We will be back.

Safety


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

— 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

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

— Excellent

Updated 1 month 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

  • Reported to have a dedicated fryer
  • Fried Chicken
  • Fries

Categories

  • Allergy Friendly
  • Asian
  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Delivery
  • Dinner
  • Kid Friendly
  • Korean
  • Lunch
  • Online Ordering
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout

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Not celiac

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Holy Cow! It’s all true. Glad I listened to everyone on this site/app! It is absolutely delicious, crispy, and relatively light. Just went with 3 tenders and they were fantastic. Got them delivered to a nearby hotel and the delivery service was also excellent. I can see why one reviewer would be brought nearly to tears for something you can’t normally enjoy like this! Just get this chicken, man!!

Safety


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

— 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


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

Updated 4 months ago read full review

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This is the best chicken tender I've ever had pre and post Celiac. The food is amazing. I opted for some non-spicy tenders and they were really flavorful, and a tiny bit saucy. The waffle fries, and coleslaw that it comes with are delicious too.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food is gluten free, some drinks may not be gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers online ordering
Updated 5 months ago read full review

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Great food, generous portions, and wonderful service. All fried chicken flavors are gluten free, as are the vast majority of side dishes. Would highly recommend! I’d also recommend to order some dipping sauces to go with the chicken. Ranch and Secret Sauce were both awesome!!

Safety


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

— 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

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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We ordered at the front on our phones then picked up the order and ate right outside. I got the 2 tenders box. Very generous portions and each item was so good! Literally cry when I find places like this because I thought I would never have fried chicken again!

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

Updated 6 months ago read full review

Celiac

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My rant/issue is largely due to covid restrictions that are still in place as of oct 2021: They make you order all food online (the employees will not talk to you before). None of the employees were wearing gloves or washing their hands between handling food. So if the order before yours has a sandwich, massive cross contamination issues. I attempted to have a conversation about this because of celiac, and the employees just simply wouldn’t. It was disappointing, and I did test the food on my nima sensor (I know it’s not perfect), but even that amount of cross contamination was picked up.

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?

— 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?

— Average

Updated 8 months ago read full review

Celiac

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This was some delicious fried chicken battered with cornstarch. My two pieces were huge, and I couldn't eat them both. I got the devil garlic sauce which was very, very spicy. Will get the next lower spice level next time. Tamari was used in the sauces. The fries were crisp. Iwas told everything is GF except the onion rings (fried separately) and the roll for the sandwich. It was a great experience.

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


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 9 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Everything is GF and insanely good!

Safety


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

— 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

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

— Excellent

Updated 10 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Just WOW; the fried chicken tenders were amazing!! I barely ever get fried chicken since it is hard to come by gluten free and this was WELL WORTH IT. Couldn’t recommend this restaurant more; GO!!!

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


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 11 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Really good food. Separate fryer. Just let them know ahead of time. I’m pretty sensitive and didn’t get sick.

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


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 11 months ago read full review

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This place is absolutely amazing. The food is delicious, and if you mention that you have celiacs they will fry everything in the gf fryer. Normally the sides are fried in a fryer with gf cross contamination, so make sure you mention this.

All the chicken sauces are made with gluten free soy sauce and are extremely good.

I’ve been here five or six times and haven’t gotten sick at all.

Safety


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

— 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

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 kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 12 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Gluten free fried chicken and fries! Menu is not marked gluten free but I called to ask and they confirmed. It was delicious and I had no reaction!

Safety


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

— 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

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

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Not celiac

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Picked this up for dinner tonight. Was told the breading on the chicken is a corn starch and rice flour blend. Also asked about the sauces and was told all the sauces are now tamari based. It was so good!

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

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
  • Offers online ordering
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Great gluten free fried chicken. Calvin’s wasn’t intended to be gluten free; he just found that a gluten free batter made the best chicken.

Fries, tenders and wings are all incredible. Some sides are strangely bad: avoid the slaw (just cabbage in vinegar) and edamame and corn (unseasoned and cold).

Unclear if the dipping sauces are gf, so I’d avoid if sensitive. Additionally, gluten containing bread, onion rings and poppers are sold (and it’s not clear what the cross contamination protocols are).

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer
  • 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

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

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Calvin makes amazing friend chicken. As someone who is celiac, finding good fried chicken is really difficult. Calvin explained that he was just looking to make the crispiest and crunchiest fried chicken he could- it just turned out the batter just happened to be gluten free! What a happy surprise. Only a couple of the wing options are GF right now since he just opened, but Calvin explained with the recent influx of GF customers, he plans on adding GF buns and to convert most of his sauce options to GF in the coming weeks. So, it should be a mostly gf menu!!! I also expect that he will mark the menu better with the gf options going forward. It seems like since he’s just getting started things are still getting settled, but he plans on better catering to the GF crowd going forward. GF or not, this was GREAT fried chicken and my non-gf partner loved it too. Give it a try!!!

Safety


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

— Somewhat

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

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 kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers delivery
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Wow. Gluten free fried chicken with almost a slight teriyaki vibe under the breading. Great fries as well.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer

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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for takeout
  • Good with other allergies
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Delicious gluten free fried chicken!!! Come check it out. Not labeled on menu, but lots of options, and fries.

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
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer
  • 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?

— No gluten-free information on the 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 kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 1 year ago read full review

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