Be careful when ordering because some items share a fryer. Our server was knowledgable and let me know that something gf that I ordered actually would be cross contaminated and to avoid that. The curry was excellent flavor, definitely go with medium, even if you’re sensitive with spice like I am. We’ll be back!
The food was delicious and I did not get sick, but I did run into some issues. Even after a detailed conversation with my waitress about how they cook everything and ordering a dish labeled gluten-free on their menu, my meal came with fried onions on top (their fryer isn't safe) - when I confirmed with the person who dropped my food off that it was gluten-free he was horrified and said absolutely not (the onions are also coated in flour). My waitress told me that they would never consider just removing the topping and giving it back to me, and that the kitchen was very understanding, so I I felt reassured enough that this was a communication issue not a kitchen issue. Just be cautious and extra clear if you do decide to eat here.
I've eaten here a few times, and the staff I initially seemed knowledgeable about cross contamination and seemed to understand Celiac Disease. I should have been worried the last time I went when the manager asked just how serious my reaction would be. Ended up getting horribly ill about 30 minutes after eating, which is classic me when glutened. I don't think I'll be back.
Pre-diagnosis, I loved Cardamom. The food was delicious enough to be worth the absurdly long wait times and slow service. I'd hoped that because they are so allergen friendly that I might be safe there. I ordered one of their vegan gluten free curries, and I warned them that I have celiac disease and would appreciate any extra precautions they could take. Unfortunately, within a couple of hours, it was clear that I'd gotten some gluten in my meal. Great food, but if you're sensitive to cross contamination it's a risk.
I would not categorize it under "Authentic Indian Cusine". I am an Indian and went in a big group to try this new Indian Resturant. We ordered a varitey of food and were pleased with only "Malai-Kofta" and Chiken Momos, the chutney was bad. They served veg-momos stuffed with potatoes.. seriously I have never heard or seen momos stuffed with potatoes that goes into Samosas..they tasted horrible, the chutney was far from what is actually served with momos. It was nothing like what was described on the website/Menu. We ordered Bengali Fish Curry, which was no ways cooked in Bengali style. The Chef should know that Bengali fish curry is cooked in Mustrad gravy, and not in tomatoes, it was pathetic. Then the Paneer-tikka.. it was the worse I have ever had. Hard, bland and as claimed by the owner- Paneer was definitely not "Fresh and/or home-made"... it was hard and stale. Chicken Biryani had flavor but little chicken and not appealing by looks. We were not happy with what we ordered... This place is not worth all the $$ spent.