China Sea of Absecon

19 recent ratings
$$ • Chinese Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Fried Rice
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17 ratings

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662 White Horse Pike
Absecon, NJ 08201
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Symptomatic Celiac

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Love China Sea! As a celiac I find it to be very safe. Have eaten here many times and never gotten sick. Its so nice to have celiac safe Chinese food options again! They have gluten free items marked on their menu and have a ton of gluten free choices!

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?

— Excellent

Updated 2 months ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

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Great food, abundant gluten-free options.

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

Updated 2 months ago read full review

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I absolutely love all the gluten free options. I have celiac and have never had a issue with cross contamination. When ordering takeout everything is in separate bags and labeled.

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?

— Excellent

Updated 3 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

  • Fried Rice
  • Gluten-Free Menu

Categories

  • Asian
  • Chinese
  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Delivery
  • Dinner
  • Healthy
  • Kid Friendly
  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Online Ordering
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout

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Celiac

Look for items narked gf on menu - amd tell them you can't have any gluten and need the gluten-free version of those dishes

10 months ago

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Celiac

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I eat here all the time. I have ate there but get take out a lot. I have never had any issues. Totally 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 3 months ago read full review

Celiac

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I had a great experience! They had a separate GF menu with lots of options and my take out order was bagged separately. The food was great, we will definitely be back!

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 4 months ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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I haven’t had just normal everyday Chinese food in almost a decade now, and going here made me realize how much I miss just getting normal, non-specialty food. The chicken and rice soup is what I remember from my childhood getting from the shop around the corner, and to just have normal fried rice was a godsend. The only thing I will say is that based on reviews I was expecting large portions, and honestly they seemed slightly smaller than average. It was a bit pricey but that was expected, but I was just so happy to have Chinese food again that we decided to splurge.

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

Updated 7 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Basic American Chinese, gluten-free on the menu. Big portions, very filling.

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?

— Some

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

— Good

Updated 7 months ago read full review

Celiac

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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?

— 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?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers online ordering
Updated 10 months ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Super friendly staff and didn’t bat an eye at the gluten-free request! We got the General Tso‘s chicken, the chicken with broccoli, and the Hunan beef with pork fried rice. Our favorite dish was the general Tsos, we would definitely purchase it again, the other two dishes seem to be lacking a little bit of flavor, but for the variety and safety, we give it a 5 out of 5!

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 10 months ago read full review

Celiac

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The food is a bit pricey but it is a safe place to go for my partner. We’ve yet to have a reaction at this establishment and they are typically quite friendly.

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Other dedicated kitchen equipment (oven, toaster, pots, pans, utensils, etc.)
  • 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?

— Some

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

— Average

Updated 12 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Wow! Delicious meal from soup to shrimp with cashews! This restaurant understands Celiac Disease. I wish they were located closer to where we lived. Their menu was so good, I had a hard time deciding what I wanted to order.

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?

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Delicious General Tso Chicken, beef with broccoli, all your Chinese takeout favorites, reliably and safely gluten free. I am very sensitive celiac and have eaten here a dozen times or more without any issues.

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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My husband and I ate here last night and had a wonderful experience. GF options are clearly marked and the waitress was knowledgeable about cross contamination. We tried the General Tso’s Chicken, Sesame Chicken, veggie Mei Fun and veggie fried rice and everything was hot, fresh, and delicious. I never thought I’d be able to out for Chinese food again after diagnosis and this place made me SO happy! We drove 45min to get there but it was worth it!

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?

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

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Very large variety of gluten free options that actually taste good!

Safety


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

— Somewhat

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?

— Good

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Delicious food, huge number of options, and we felt great afterwards

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Amazing experiences here. They have a large variety of GF options. Staff is very knowledgeable. Tastes how I remember regular Chinese food! Love there general tsos chicken!

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?

— 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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers online ordering
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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What a gem, haven’t had take out Chinese food since being diagnosed and this place does NOT disappoint. Ate here numerous times and the food is delicious!

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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers online ordering
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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mmmmmmmmmm

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


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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My experience there was magnificent I liked their gluten free general tsos chicken

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

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So nice to have Chinese food in a brown sauce.My dinner was fantastic. The chef came out to deliver our food make sure it stays separate from the gluten.

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?

— Some

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Safety


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

— Somewhat

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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers online ordering
Updated 3 years ago read full review

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I have not had Chinese food since my celiac diagnosis last year and I really missed it. I came here after a day in smithville and wow the food is great!! I had sesame chicken with vegetable fried rice. The food came out in a bag marked gluten free. The chicken was so crunchy and the sauce was amazing. So tasty. The fried rice was also great, super flavorful! I’ll definitely come back soon. Also, no reaction after eating it!

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer
  • 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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers online ordering
Updated 3 years ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Omg y’all. I’m 7 years gluten free and i have missed Chinese the most. I had gluten free sweet and sour chicken when i was in Ireland in 2017 but I’ve been dying for a good crispy general tso chicken. I posted on fb in a gluten free group asking about gluten free options in the Atlantic City area. 10 people recommended this place so i made the 20 minute drive here and god i am so glad i did. I live in the cherry hill area and this is about a 50 minute drive from my house. I will gladly make this trip any day of the week for this food. It was SO good. Breaded and crispy and the sauce tasted just like the regular stuff. I also got the chicken fried rice which was delicious!!!! Can not wait to go back.

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?

— 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
  • Offers online ordering
Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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first time i ate here i was okay. second time i ordered the exact same thing when my parents came for parents weekend. my dad and i both have celiac and both got really sick.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Highly recommend! It is very rare to find a Chinese restaurant that understands celiac so thoroughly. They have a dedicated fryer, gluten free soy sauce, and a huge gluten free selection. Everything is clearly labeled on the menus as well.

The servers and owners were super nice and personable and I definitely enjoyed my time there.

We ordered a noodle dish, veggie fried rice and general tsos chicken. Will be back!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Had general chicken and pork fried rice with no issues 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Huge gf menu choices. Every meal we’ve ever had was super delicious. Friendly, kind and allergy knowledgeable waiters. Owner, Lily is so wonderful. We eat here so often and never a gf problem. That’s saying a lot from one who is a sensitive celiac. Food is so good that we had a big family dinner here and everyone is still raving about it. Enjoy Chinese food, again!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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My 7 yr old was so happy she was able to order food and dine at a restaurant together. Ordered her the gluten free sesame chicken and soup for her.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Delicious. Shrimps with garlic sauce

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Extensive menu, great taste, knowledgeable staff

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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We go every summer when we visit the Jersey shore! Our favorite, wonderful GF menu!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Excellent option for gluten free Chinese! They have so many options that were delicious! We had general tsos chicken, beef and broccoli, sesame chicken and combination fried rice! So exciting to have a restaurant that’s safe!! Which we lived closer

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Super nice staff, eat here all the time! The only Chinese my family will eat.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Lots of options for me, and the waitress is so sweet.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Been eating gluten free here with my young daughter (who has celiac) for years - excellent GF Chinese food. Large menu to pick from, very friendly staff. Highly recommend!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Lots of GF choices. Order once a week, love it!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Sorry to say but I ordered a pickup and it was tasty and good going down but I had diarrhea for 8 days after that. Maybe safer to eat there and and face to face talk to them. Won’t be going back. 😞

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I love this restaurant! Wish this was closer to my home. You would never know these dishes were gluten free. So good, even my non-celiac husband happily eats off the GF menu. There's nothing else to say except go and enjoy!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Fairly extensive GF menu. Been getting meals here for almost a year and have never gotten sick. Everything is fresh, always safe and delicious. They also mark every GF part of your order clearly and put GF items in a separate bag to avoid any and all chances of cross contaminating. Excellent service.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Had an amazing GF lunch when I was on visiting the area last week. Dedicated fryer and I had sesame chicken for the first time in 10 years! I will definitely be back! Thank you!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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So yummy! Love the GF menu!

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Since our maiden visit almost 4 months ago when our college son was first diagnosed with celiac (see earlier review), we’ve gotten take out on at least 4 or 5 occasions. I’m happy to say that not only has he enjoyed every meal with no gluten reaction, but also that the same goes for our friends with a celiac son. They recently tried China Sea on our recommendation and were thrilled to find it safe and delicious.

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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Delicious! Owner is very knowledgeable and the gf food is safe and delicious!! It is so nice to have a place I can trust!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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What a gem! When I come down to the shore, This is my new go to spot. Went twice in a span of two days. Chicken w broccoli, fried rice, noodles and sesame chicken to name a few! My gluten eating family loved their dishes too! Will definitely be back!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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Been here at least 30 times and never been sick. I am a very sensitive celiac and no problems here!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

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I have eaten here several times now and it's delish! I have never gotten sick and I am very sensitive. Their g free menu is extensive. I get the schezuan tofu and sautéed asparagus and white rice. So good! The only thing I would say is...if you get a waiter who doesn't seem 100% about your g free order...go up to manager/owner and confirm you must get g free food. Just to cover your bases!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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Really extensive GF menu minutes from Atlantic City. General Tso'sc fried rice and ho fun were all excellent. Gluten eaters couldn't tell any difference. Wish we had a place like this close to home. Delicious!

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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China sea of absecon is awesome! we found this place from this app, and it was a great find! it tastes exactly like non gf Chinese food! the fried rice is AWESOME and so is the general tso chicken! I would definitely recommend this place to gf and non gf people!

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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