CÔBA - Viet Kitchen & Ales

23 recent ratings
$$ • Vietnamese Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
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20 ratings

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530 1st Ave N
Seattle, WA 98109
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Symptomatic Celiac

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Lots of appetizers marked gf, bread available for banh mi for $5 extra, gf pho

Safety


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

— Somewhat

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 weeks ago read full review

Celiac

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A ton of the stuff marked GF on their menu is actually cross contaminated. There’s options here but you can’t do GF bread or anything fried.

Safety


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

— Not very

Updated 2 months ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Triple checked with the staff about the frier. The tofu is cooked in a separate fryer. I got the tofu spring rolls and had no reaction. The soy sauce is gluten free. It was very good. 👍

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 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

  • Gluten-Free Menu

Categories

  • Allergy Friendly
  • Asian
  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Delivery
  • Dinner
  • Healthy
  • Keto Friendly
  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Online Ordering
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout
  • Vegan Friendly
  • Vietnamese

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Yummy veggie spring rolls, fried spicy calamari, and prawn banh mi!
Gf veggie spring rolls
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Celiac

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I walked out of this restaurant as the gluten free and vegetarian options for celiac were very limited. All fried items are NOT fried in a dedicated fryer. The pho has fried tofu and they said they can't pan fry it or do anything other than take the tofu out. I didn't like how they made such bold claims with confidence saying that even though the fryer is the same, it's 100% safe for those with celiac and allergies. Cross contamination is definitely not safe for celiac. Better to be honest and upfront of the risks rather than make claims that are utterly untrue.

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?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

Updated 3 months ago read full review

Overall Rating

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We had two celiacs in our group. Most of the items on the menu are gf and staff was really aware of cc and celiac disease. Food was delicious. Highly recommended

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 6 months ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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I was excited to try this place based on these reviews, but it did not live up to my expectations. When I asked the server about the fried items marked gluten free, he told me they are NOT cooked in a dedicated fryer. He said they are cooked in a shared fryer with gluten items and I quote “but other people have eaten them and not had any problems so it should be okay.” Excuse me? I asked him twice to make sure I didn’t mishear him. I told him the cross-contamination would not be okay for me.

I ended up ordering the shrimp fresh rolls and the beef pho. The rolls came with a dipping sauce that had fried onions on top. When I asked the woman who dropped it off she said “yeah, that sauce should be gluten free.” Should be? Nah, I didn’t eat it. Just ate the fresh rolls plain and ate my beef pho. I didn’t have a reaction, but honestly I won’t be back. Too much carelessness for me.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

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 7 months ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Used GrubHub to ordered from this restaurant, which may have been my mistake, however I haven’t had issues using DoorDash or GrubHub in the past to order food. Ordered the chicken porridge, additional ingredients stating which an egg, lime, bean sprouts, and Chinese doughnuts, after which the “gluten free” label is written. Then I wrote that I have a severe gluten allergy. The food arrived and I took a bite of the Chinese doughnut which tasted like something that contained regular flour so, I called the restaurant and they informed me that the doughnuts are not gluten free. The doughnuts were touching the other additional ingredients so I had to toss those items. Once I started eating the porridge I discovered breaded onions in the mix as well. Very disappointed given the reviews about how aware this restaurant is of the gluten free diet and gluten intolerances. Perhaps if I had gone to the restaurant in person there would have been more consideration and awareness but I do not recommend having this restaurant deliver to you if you have celiac.

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?

— 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?

— Average

Updated 7 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Wow! What a delicious meal!!! We had the veggie spring rolls, the spice calamari, and a prawn bánh mì. Everything was fantastic and there were so many other menu choices clearly marked gluten-free! We highly recommend dining here!

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 8 months ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

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Gluten free veggie spring rolls in a dedicated fryer! Delicious. Tons of gluten free options! I didn’t mark full safety due to some options offered not being gluten free.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer
  • 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 lunch
Updated 9 months ago read full review

Asymptomatic Celiac

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I’d never had banh mi before and it was amazing. Lots of gluten free options and overall possibly the best Vietnamese food I’ve ever had. (If I were to use my gluten free expertise, I would guess that the bread they use is the Against the Grain baguette and it works really well with the sandwich)

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 9 months ago read full review

Celiac

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I saw a tik tok video of this review and found out about many of the gluten free options. We tried the gluten free fried spring rolls which I had not been able to eat for years now as a celiac. The pho broth that came with the banh mi sandwich was the best broth I’ve ever had. have never tried Pho outside of WA so don’t have your expectations too high!) The gf baguette was superior to most all gf bread I’ve had. I don’t know where this bread comes from but I’d love to know who the baker is. My daughter enjoyed the prawns with gf vermicelli noodles. The only recommendation I’d say is to get something other than the French fries.

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 10 months ago read full review

Overall Rating

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 11 months ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Absolutely adored my meal here. Going back again before I leave Seattle. Carefully labeled, great GF 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?

— Excellent

Updated 12 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Bahn mi was the best I have ever had. So good I got it again the next day! No reaction. Dream about going back to Seattle to get another.

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

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Your food is great and there are ton of gluten-free options. But definitely check the website versus the waiter as there is a language barrier with many. The website menu is more accurate than the in person menu.

I asked if the pan fried tilapia was gluten-free and they said it was safe— this section of dishes it wasn’t labeled on the in person menu. But then I had a reaction over the next few days. Stick to what you can see is gluten-free on the website menu and there is a lot to eat. I would go back

Safety


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

— Somewhat

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

Symptomatic Celiac

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Many GF options. Had the spicy kimchi calamari, green beans, beef broth & lychee martinin. Hands down amazing food, service & scene. 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?

— 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 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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First time trying Vietnamese food and it was pretty good. My waiter wasn’t the most knowledgeable about gluten free options and told me the truffle fries were safe, although after reading reviews on here I checked and he said the fries were fried in the same fryer as the crab wontons, so they are not safe to eat if you are Celiac. I ordered the noodles and it was pretty good. They have a lot of options, but make sure you communicate your allergy clearly.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

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 1 year ago read full review

Gluten Sensitive

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Perfect fusion of flavors and lots of choices. Could easily come back to work through the menu.

Safety


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 dairy-free
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for keto
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers online ordering
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

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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Oh my gosh!!!! So many GF options! The Pho isn’t marked GF but it IS! Ack!! So many 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?

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Overall Rating

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Amazing!! Definitely come here. Many delicious gluten free options that can rarely be found elsewhere. Almost all of the menu is gluten free.

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

Overall Rating

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 years ago read full review

Celiac

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This place is amazing. Almost everything is gluten free, prepared separately, and delicious. staff is knowledgeable

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 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Some delicious food here. Even if you've never had viet food before, you will love coba's extensive selection of gf options. Fans of other types of Asian cuisine will appreciate their lettuce wraps (sans peanuts, tbh) and gf crispy rolls. Fans of viet food in general will appreciate GF pho and bhan mi options.

Love their bun (protein over rice noodles), another delicious dish.

Secretly one of the best menu items- try the bo kho. Beef stew with rice noodles, fragrant and deeeeelightful, bo kho features cinnamon and lemongrass notes among chunks of carrot, beef and onions with a special sauce.

Don't take my word for it, just try it.

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
  • 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/All

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 2 years ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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I called before placing a Doordash order and the person I spoke to assured me that the veggie pho was gluten free and that the tofu is fried in a separate fryer than the crab rangoon. The pho was delicious! It even came with hoisin marked gluten free. Much of the menu is gluten free and you can even get a GF bahn mi. I will be ordering from here again!

Safety


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

— Very

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?

— 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 dairy-free
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Offers delivery
Updated 2 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Amazing gluten free selections! The gluten free baguette used for the Bahn Mi is SO good. I just went back twice in a row because I enjoyed the gf options so much. All GF menu items are labeled clearly. I’ll be back again soon!

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 lunch
  • Good for takeout
Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Stop what you're doing and go get a meal at Coba right now! This Vietnamese restaurant is an absolute gem. Everything on the menu is gluten free except for the wontons and the Chinese donut. They use gluten free soy sauce by default, so even things like the hoisin sauce on the table is gluten free. I had the most amazing meal there, filled with the type of dishes I thought I'd never be able to eat again, and had no reaction. Their menu is huge and everything is delicious. They have pho, rice bowls, and EVEN A GLUTEN FREE BAHN MI! Definitely my new regular spot.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Delicious! Dedicated fryer, a knowledgeable staff, and nearly everything on the menu can be made gluten-free.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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The entire menu is gluten free except two items which are clearly marked on the menu!!! GF soy sauce, crispy spring rolls (share a fryer) and the staff is quite knowledgeable about allergies and celiac. Very willing to share information. I will be back!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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