Ema

5.0 stars 5.0 out of 5 8 ratings
$$Celiac Friendly, Gluten Free Menu, Dedicated Kitchen Space + 6 more
100% of 7 votes say it's Celiac friendly

74 W Illinois St, Chicago, IL 60654 Directions

(312) 527-5586
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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 weeks ago

    One of the best meal we had in Chicago. Best service. They have a special GF menu, but most of the regular menu is GF. Everything was excellent. Hummus and stracciatella is one of my favorites! Everything is fresh ans tasty. They made me a special non-alcoholic drink upon request. If you are celiac and in Chicago, you really need to go there!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    Many GF options, large GF menu. Wait staff super knowledgeable. The typical food menu is already mostly GF, so CC chances are low. Great for lunch and brunch. It's also super cute, and not overly expensive

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    Not celiac
    5 rating
    3 months ago

    Delicious food! Lots of great gf options. Favorites are the brussels sprouts, grilled octopus, spicy hummus, and lamb and beef kefta kebab and beef tenderloin kebab.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    7 months ago

    Amazing gluten free menu! Server was so helpful and kind, and took the time to ensure I felt safe eating (even explaining their policy on taking all allergies very seriously, trained staff, etc). Delicious tapas-like meal with Mediterranean flavors. Highly recommend!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    7 months ago

    Wonderful cuisine and a new favorite place! Enjoyed small plates of the spicy hummus with gluten free crackers (!!!), grilled octopus, grilled pork belly, and lamb and kefta kabobs. All were so delicious! As previous reviewers mentioned, this is a LEYE restaurant and they take celiac/gluten free very seriously. Thank you Ema!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Lettuce Entertain You restaurants always treat celiacs right, and Ema is no exception. Nearly all of the menu is either GF or easily adaptable...and I nearly cried tears of joy the first time they brought out their house-made GF crackers and beautiful crudité to go with the silky hummus (Pro-tip: get the spicy hummus or mushroom hummus). Grilled octopus is amazing, kefta is tender and flavorful and you may be tempted to lick the tziki out of the bowl. Don’t miss the cocktails - they have a small, expertly crafted menu of drinks, with Great NA cocktails available as well!

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    Celiac
    4 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Dedicated GF menu and staff was knowledgeable of gluten. Meals are small plate meals, like tapas. The grilled octopus was recommended by my server and was delicious as were the roasted potatoes. Great for a light meal and if you’re not starving.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Used my Nima device on all the foods and they were perfect! The falafel and chicken kefta were very good and the crispy potatoes were insane!!!

Gluten-Free Features

  • Celiac Friendly
  • Dedicated Fryer
  • Dedicated Kitchen Space
  • Gluten Free Menu

Categories

  • Brunch
  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Restaurant
  • Tapas
Monday
11:30 am - 10 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11 pm
Sunday
11:30 am - 9 pm
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