China Pavilion

7 recent ratings
$$ • Chinese Restaurant
Reported NOT to have a gluten-free menu
100% of 6 votes say it's celiac friendly
2318 W Genesee St
Syracuse, NY 13219

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Not celiac

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Daughter/niece has celiac, so although they can not completely guarantee 100% gluten free, they are very knowledgeable and take steps to ensure a safe experience

Lots of things available on the menu. Almost everything can be adjusted to be gf. I tried the General Tso’s combination dinner that comes with rice and an egg roll and the chicken with curry coconut sauce. The general tso’s was ok. Slightly saltier than I was used to before gf and tasting almost slightly burnt. Not sure if it’s always like that? It did have a ‘homemade’ feel to it, so it might be better next time. The egg rolls I had heard rave reviews about and did NOT disappoint. Those things are craveable! Not like a traditional egg roll stuffed with mostly cabbage and tiny bits of meat, these were like a yummy meat sausage thingie, kinda like what they stuff dumplings with, some rice noodles in there, wrapped up in I’m guessing rice wrapper and fried with a sweet/spicy clear dipping sauce. I could make a whole meal from just those! The chicken with coconut curry sauce I got to have as leftovers for the next day. I tasted a bite and freaking delicious. So, all in all, two out of three were a hit, and I didn’t feel sick afterwards, so 4 stars from me this time around. Would definitely make the trip again

Cute interior, lots of dine-in space

EDIT: I have heard that the previous owners sold and the new owners aren’t as careful as they were. I haven’t been in quite a while to confirm this, just relaying whet I heard. May want to double check before ordering…

Safety


Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Food comes out flagged or marked gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free 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

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Other Characteristics
  • Good for takeout
Updated 2 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Just ask and most things can be modified to be gf. When I order, staff typically confirm at the end that the whole order is marked gluten free. They're nice about it, too - accustomed to celiac customers.

The service is also great! If you go in person you might be treated to my favorite waiter comment ever. They bring fortune cookies and say to any celiac in the party, "Read it, don't eat it."

Food is delicious. Elevated version of the American Chinese food we grew up on (fresh ingredients but all the old classics are on the menu).

Safety


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

— 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

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

— Excellent

Updated 2 months ago read full review

Not celiac

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Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

Updated 7 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

Categories

  • Asian
  • Chinese
  • Dinner
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout

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Celiac

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No GF dedicated fryer so not sure what other reviewers were told but I was told just the opposite. Egg roll can be made gf but it is shared fryer so I did not try it as I have celiac do cross contamination risk. Menu would be more helpful if it said somewhere which items could be made GF.

Safety


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

— 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?

— Some

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

— Average

Updated 8 months ago read full review

Not celiac

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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 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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AMAZING, dedicated fryer, I got sesame chicken, amazingly crispy and delicious, and they were SO nice 10/10 recommend

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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We eat here frequently and have never had an issue. The owners have a family member with Celiac so they know about prep and cross contamination. If something is not marked GF, just ask and they can make it special for you. It takes longer and there is an extra cost for GF items, but it’s worth it.

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?

— Some

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

— Excellent

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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Wonderful service, great gluten free Chinese food!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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I have celiac disease. This is my go-to place in Syracuse for amazing GF Chinese food. They fry their GF food in a separate fryer. I love their GF egg rolls (with rice paper), fried rice, chow fun, and sesame beef. I have never gotten sick and have eaten from/ordered from food here dozens of times.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Had sesame chicken and egg rolls for the first time in years! Very good. Last week was my first visit and came to town again and had to stop by here again

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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What a treat to be able to have Chinese food again! They have a separate gluten free menu you can order in or take out. Very knowledgeable as a family member has Celiac's. I've never had any issues with cross contamination eating in or with take out. So many options and they have help you make a substitute if you're looking for something specific i.e. lo mein noodles.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I have eaten here 3 times now. Food was fine, fairly standard Chinese food place. Two stars because one of the three times I ate here I got sick from gluten.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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An absolute favorite place of mine. My mother has been going here since well before I was born! When I was diagnosed Celiac, I was worried I couldn't have my weekly fix - but the staff is extremely knowledgeable and very careful about gluten contamination. I've never been let down here before.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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The staff was very friendly and knowledgeable about gluten-free issues. They assured me that most of the stuff on the menu could be made gluten friendly. I had gluten-free chicken pad Thai and it was absolutely delicious. The best I’ve had in a long time! We’ll go there again even though it’s 50 miles away from where I live, It’s worth the trip from time to time.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Didn't get glutened, but we did get food poisoning from sesame chicken :(

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Very good food and they were very gluten aware. They brought out separate rice and dipping sauce without even us asking. The food was great and we will return several times.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Fantastic food - we got the sesame chicken and the egg rolls and we were not disappointed. Friendly service as well and seemed knowledgeable. They call this part of their menu "gluten-friendly" but my son and I are both quite sensitive and we didn't get sick.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I have no words. SO good! First egg rolls in 9 years and they were well worth the wait.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Love this place. I live all the way in Binghamton and can't get any GF Chinese food (only Thai), so I stop here every chance I get for my fix. Very knowledgeable, experienced, and friendly. Definitely recommend.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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we are so glad we stopped in. food was delicious and it was comforting knowing they take the precautions necessary for those with a gluten allergy/celiac . the service was wonderful and very accomidating. they were excited to show me their GF options. almost the entire menu can be done GF! I will be enjoying their food for years to come!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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Can do everything on the menu gluten free except the appetizers. Breaded chicken with a gf flour. Even have gluten free egg rolls. I am severely intolerant and had no problem eating here. The staff was wonderful, welcoming, and knowledgeable. I highly recommend checking this place out!

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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Can make everything on the menu gluten free for you and tastes just like the regular ones! I've been coming here since I was born (literally my parents have been coming here before they got this location) and they are excellent and very knowledgable! Love it!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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