Empire

5.0 stars 5.0 out of 5 20 ratings
$$Celiac Friendly, Gluten Free Menu, Chinese + 3 more
100% of 18 votes say it's Celiac friendly

575 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101 Directions

(207) 747-5063
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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 days ago

    Absolutely fabulous. I tested every item with my Nima Sensor and it was all gluten free. Be sure to tell them you have celiac disease and need GF tamara sauce for your dumplings. They are so nice and obviously super careful. Family run business. I can’t wait to go back!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    8 months ago

    Omg!!! First time here, and it's amazing! Menu clearly labels gf foods. They have gf soy sauce, dumplings and rice dishes. Seriously amazing food with very knowledgeable staff. Very authentic. Highly highly recommend!!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    9 months ago

    Amazing food, knowledgable and prepared staff. Gluten free options well marked and servers were reassuring about kitchen facilities. Had a wonderful meal here and no problems!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    10 months ago

    Very accommodating with multiple allergies. My husband and daughter have Celiac, and he is also DF, soy free, and doesn't eat eggs. They were able to make substitutions. The orange beef, pork dumplings, and hot and sour soup were delicious. My husband was able to get Lobster Dim-Sum that was GF, DF, and soy free. He was able to have a broccoli and noodle stir-fry with beef (substituted the original dish of kale for broccoli). We would definitely return!

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    Celiac
    4 rating Celiac friendly
    10 months ago

    Yes, well marked menu and knowledgeable staff. Crazy good food. Ask for Tamari vs. soy sauce. One draw back, I get crazy dehydrated from the sodium at this restaurant

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    11 months ago

    The best Chinese food I've ever had in my life. No exaggeration. It wasn't greasy at all! They were very careful when I told them I had celiac and the waiter reassured me that he kitchen takes precautions. I recommend the ginger fried rice and the pork and lobster dumplings. The green beans are awesome too.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    11 months ago

    Really good food and big portions for sharing. They understand GF and have tamari. Always very busy here.

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    5 rating
    1 year ago

    Food tastes great. I was surprised how busy it was at 2pm.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Great food and the staff is super knowledgeable about celiac and are very kind. Server brought tamari in place of other sauces. Lots of gluten free options.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Interesting menu, and great service from wait and kitchen staff... a go-to restaurant for me in Portland!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Absolutely delicious Cantonese style Chinese food. Only place I have seen GF dumplings and they were divine! The garlic green beans were also fantastic

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Many GF options including dumplings! And bacon fried rice, people. Bacon. Fried. Rice. Food is fresh, light and DELICIOUS. They use a separate pan when preparing GF dishes. This restaurant is a must visit if you're even remotely near Portland. Celiac safe, absolutely delicious and bacon fried rice!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    So good and a fantastic staff. Friendly, knowledgable. Real dumplings GF!! Great orange beef.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    1 year ago

    There are so many gluten free options here you may have to visit a few times to check everything out. The bacon fried rice was amazing. I have not been able to find gluten free dumplings at any restaurants in Boston. Empire has multiple choices. They were also very accommodating with small substitutions such as removing corn from some of the dishes. So this is definitely a place you have to check out.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    1 year ago

    Amazingly accommodating. And the gf dumplings are PERFECT!

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    5 rating
    2 years ago

    Love this place!! Love when gluten free is marked in the menu! Amazing choices. Love the rice noodles

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    3 years ago

    Has gluten free menu choices...delicious food and great cocktails.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Celiac Friendly
  • Gluten Free Menu

Categories

  • Asian
  • Bar
  • Chinese
  • Restaurant
Monday
11:30 am - 9 pm
Tuesday
Closed
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10 pm
Sunday
11:30 am - 9 pm

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