Drunken Poet Cafe

4.0 stars 4.0 out of 5 9 ratings
$$Kid Friendly, Late Night, Asian + 4 more
71% of 7 votes say it's Celiac friendly

1572 Main St, Sarasota, FL 34236 Directions

(941) 955-8404
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    Celiac
    4 rating
    4 months ago

    The best sushi in Sarasota can be prepared gluten free in a separate area. The menu suggests that most dishes can be prepared GF, but I don't trust them. The wait staff speaks poor English, and their quick assurances of GF just make me more suspect. My daughter with Celiac orders the sushi GF and has not had a problem in 20 visits. So, I suggest you get the sushi an be safe and happy.

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    Celiac
    2 rating Not celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    They know how to modify their sushi rolls to make them gluten free. However, be wary of other items. I was adamantly assured a noodle dish was modified to be GF; I felt bad before leaving. I later learned they were supposed to further modify it to be rice instead of noodles, but they served me noodles. I now stuck to the sushi and haven't had problems. Inviting atmosphere.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    3 years ago

    I've been coming here for years and love their sushi. You have to make sure you ask for gluten free options, and they do have a good selection of gf options.

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    Celiac
    4 rating
    3 years ago

    Ate here without a problem but only ordered sushi and edemame. They had GF soy sauce and said they knew about CC.

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    Celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    We love this place in the past, but going back since being diagnosed was a gluten nightmare. Our waiter barely spoke English and seemed confused about what gluten even was. But she assured us the chef could use gf soy sauce and pointed out menu items that were safe....we got tofu pad thai and a couple types of sushi. When it arrived the tofu had been deep fried in shared fryers and tossed all in the noodles, and the sushi was topped with crumbled tempura. Seriously? When I told her about the tofu, she didn't even apologize, just brought some steamed tofu. At the end of the meal she asked us if we felt sick or not to "see if she did ok." Wow. Never again.

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    5 rating
    4 years ago

    Great food. Menu doesn't show all options but just ask. My waitress suggested the pad Thai and it was amazing. Also, it has a great atmosphere!

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    4 rating Celiac friendly
    4 years ago

    The salmon was great! They can fix most anything gluten free (but not the tempura, as they don't have gluten free flour.)

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    5 years ago

    The pad Thai is amazing and the staff can accommodate almost anything on the menu- I will definitely go back next time I am in the area!!

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    Not celiac
    5 rating
    6 years ago

    Owner knowledgable and helpful regarding gluten free needs

Categories

  • Asian
  • Delivery
  • Kid Friendly
  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Restaurant
  • Thai
Monday
11 am - 10 pm
Tuesday
11 am - 10 pm
Wednesday
11 am - 10 pm
Thursday
11 am - 10 pm
Friday
11 am - 12 am
Saturday
12 am - 2 am, 11 am - 12 am
Sunday
12 am - 2 am, 11 am - 10 pm

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