China Chef

11 recent ratings
$$ • Chinese Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Safety Rating
7 ratings

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7991 Old Redwood Hwy
Cotati, CA 94931

Most Recent Reviews


Symptomatic Celiac

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I’m sensitive celiac. Got sick. But the food was amazing. Just not for us. I posted pictures

Safety


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

— Not at all

Safety Feature Ratings
  • 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?

— Not Much/None

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
Updated 3 months ago read full review

Overall Rating

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 4 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Super friendly owners. We come a lot, and it’s nice to have that type of consistent service. Never been sick time after time.

Owners daughter has celiac, so that is why they have almost everything available GF.

And at that, they do a great job. The chow mein and potstickers? They’re suspiciously good.

The fried stuff uses a different type of batter, evidently that we aren’t a huge fan of, but it still more than scratches the itch when you are craving Chinese!

Highly recommend.. there’s not a whole lot of places out there making truly safe GF Chinese.

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
  • 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/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 vegan options
  • Good vegetarian options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers online ordering
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

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

Categories

  • Asian
  • Chinese
  • Delivery
  • Dinner
  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout
  • Vegan Friendly

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Gluten Sensitive

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Absolutely incredible gf Chinese food (I’m not celiac, but it’s never made me sick), you have to ask but the vast majority of their menu can be made gluten free. Including potstickers and bbq pork buns- a rare find for gf Chinese. I believe the owner has a personal connection to celiac so is very aware.

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?

— Good

Updated 7 months ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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The first time I went was a couples months ago on the recommendation of a fellow celiac. I went at an awkward time of day, maybe about 3pm so it was pretty empty. I had eyes bigger than my stomach and ordered so many things out of excitement for gf options. The owner assured me she could make things gluten free and even has a separate gf fryer. She said her daughter taught her about gf and vegan. No probs eating there the first time so I was really happy to have a gf Chinese restaurant nearby! The second time I went was about a month afterward and at a more typical dinner time. Immediately after eating, I felt unwell with a rock feeling in my stomach. I thought maybe it could be overindulgence, but I’ve truly never been sick from that, at least not as an adult. I felt awful. Regardless, I decided that must’ve been a fluke and due to other stress factors from the day. Another few weeks and I thought maybe I’ll try one more time and went today. But, from last time I thought maybe there was something off with the chicken and I got only vegetarian options and no potstickers. Again, I felt immediately unwell (and still do), and it actually set in faster this time. The first time I placed my order to go in person and the two times after I called it in, but when she handed me the orders she said “gluten free.” I’m very sad to say I will not return because being knocked out glutened isn’t worth it. Celiacs, definitely be wary. I’m not sure what made the difference that I was fine the first time, but not the others, unless it wasn’t actually cooked in a designated pan as stated.

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?

— 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?

— Good

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good vegan options
  • Good vegetarian options
  • Offers delivery
Updated 8 months ago read full review

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Greasy food. Decrntly priced. Owner assured us she could make most stuff GF. Said she had seperate fryer and seperate dishes. My wife and daughter both have Celiac. Wife very sensitive and with in 2 hrs was sick and down for the count. Daughter seemed fine for now, but she is much less sensitive.

Wife's been diagnosed celiac for 15 years and knows when she's been dosed.

This place must have some cross contamination issues. Be aware of celiac issues.

Safety


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

— Not very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the 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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good vegetarian options
Updated 8 months ago read full review

Celiac

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The host (owner?) spoke perfect English and immediately understood when I asked if they can make GF dishes with brown sauces, which is rare for Chinese restaurants. He said no problem. The food was delicious. I also noticed they had two different brands of GF soy sauce on the counter!

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

Gluten Sensitive

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Absolutely incredible gf Chinese food (I’m not celiac, but it’s never made me sick), you have to ask but the vast majority of their menu can be made gluten free. Including potstickers and bbq pork buns- a rare find for gf Chinese. I believe the owner has a personal connection to celiac so is very aware.

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
  • Food comes out flagged or marked gluten-free

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

Celiac

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Ive been celiac for 8 years now and I ordered orange chicken, pork dumplings, and wonton soup and I later got sick and threw up twice. I called and let them know what happened and the woman said “You probably didnt get used to the wonton soup” and went on to say “I told you everything was gluten free”. Basically denying the fact that I got sick from the food. Told waitress that I was celiac and was gluten free but still got gluetened here

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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The lady (who I assume is the owner) who took my order, was absolutely amazing. She explained (and assured!!) me that the kitchen uses different dryers and woks for the gluten free options. She explained all of the ingredients that she substitutes for the gluten free menu items and is super knowledgeable with the ingredients/a gluten free diet. I did not get sick AT ALL. I felt great after, and to double check-I ALSO tested my leftovers with my nema machine, and all of them came back gluten free with a :).

We ordered the Mongolian beef, hot and sour soup, orange chicken, pork dumplings, pork fried rice, and chicken chow mein-and yes…. I used a completely new nema capsule for each and every item ordered (other than the soup bc I finished it) to test them. All we’re safe. HIGHLY RECOMMEND

Safety


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

— Very

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

Celiac

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So good. It’s been so long since I was able to have Chinese food that I didn’t have to make. They were completely aware of cross contamination and how to deal with allergies. Pinning this restaurant to come again when we’re in the area. Everything was fresh.

Safety


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

— Very

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 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I’ve been coming here for years and I’ve never gotten sick. I always make sure to triple check that the order is gluten free. They have a lot of options and gluten free soy sauce too. I always get the orange chicken, bbq pork fried rice, sweet and sour pork and walnut prawns. All is soo good. The owner is very knowledgeable. I am always comfortable and confident in eating here.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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First off I didn’t have a reaction, HOWEVER I did test the my leftovers when I got home with my Nima sensor. Both the egg foo young and lemon chicken, unfortunately both came back positive for gluten😭. Therefore, be warned

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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good food and fast service. also good lunch deal.

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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Our favorite place! Almost everything can be made gluten free, it’s affordable, they deliver, and the service is excellent! What more could you ask for?

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Dedicated fryer, extremely flexible menu and wonderful staff. When you mix these all together you get an amazing gluten-free dining experience with the joys of chow mein, potstickers and more. Haven’t gotten sick so i can’t say much for those reviews but my experience so far here has been phenomenal!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Asymptomatic Celiac

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I was excited to try this place after the positive reviews. I have celiac disease, so asked about cross contamination and it seemed to be a safe place. The food was good, however I got VERY sick within a few hours of eating there.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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Dude!!!!! GF Chinese food! Used clean pans, gf soy sauce on dishes requested. here's the kicker...they don't use msg! get here asap! very friendly and accommodating. this will be a new regular dining stop!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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UPDATE: I sadly can no longer recommend this place. I just spent the last 4 hours in the emergency room with the worst gluten reaction I've ever had. I will not be eating here again.

Found this place through this app. I've eaten there 2 times and haven't gotten sick as I am celiac. The food is typical Chinese food, nothing fantastic BUT they make it GF which is amazing!

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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Updated 7 years ago read full review

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Really good for those with severe allergies. The owner has worked in food for years (she used to be at Mongolian Kitchen in Coddingtown) and works hard to find GF alternatives for all her dishes. If, like me, haven't had the pleasure of potstickers, chowmein, and egg rolls for years, hit this place up. But be warned, it's addicting!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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They can make almost anything on the menu gluten-free. I do not believe they are celiac friendly, but I can say that I have a severe gluten allergy and have eaten here numerous times without ever getting sick.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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