Fat Dragon Chinese Kitchen and Bar

3.0 stars 3.0 out of 5 9 ratings
$$Gluten Free Menu, Asian, Chinese, Restaurant
62% of 8 votes say it's Celiac friendly

1200 N Blvd, Richmond, VA 23230 Directions

(804) 354-9888
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    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    April 08, 2016

    Had a horrible experience - stated to waitress I was gluten-free due to an allergy. Was assured the orange chicken was safe. Came to the table served on a plate with egg roll - not gluten-free. The chicken was breaded & fried & when I asked again was this gluten-free, the waitress said 'oh yeah'. I was not at all confident so declined to eat any of it. When she asked why, I told her. She just shrugged. I could see her talking to the manager, yet no one offered any apologies or anything. They are SO not gluten friendly.

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    3 rating
    August 01, 2015

    They denote GFree on the menu but a lot of these items contain soy sauce, not tamari. Stress you are celiac. Ask for Ben, he will help you get food you can eat.

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    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    November 19, 2013

    Gotten glutened here several times. Seems to be a hit or miss place, unfortunately. I've given up going.

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    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    October 04, 2013

    I cannot give even one star. My husband and I ate here 2 days ago and I am still sick. I told the waitress I was gluten free and chose 2 items that were supposed to be gluten free. I woke up that night with digestive upset and have had a raging migraine headache and upset tummy since then. My husband went back to the restaurant today to find out what happened, they put soy sauce in my food!!! I would not recommend this place. I do not feel they seriously understand what gluten free means. Do not eat here if you are celiac/gluten free

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    July 28, 2013

    Just like the other reviewer, I literally opened an account just to rave about this new gem. I had the Basil Beef and it was by far one of the best Chinese dishes I have ever had. My husband had the Asian Rib Rack - I think they could have easily fed a table of four and tasted delicious. The two other people we dined with also loved their meals. It was one of those experiences where you look around the restaurant at everyone else's dishes and want to try them all! Gluten-free options were clearly marked, allowing me to avoid awkward conversations with the waiter in front of friends (if you are Celiac you know exactly what I mean).The ambiance is fabulous. The space is covered in re-claimed wood and exposed brick. It's fun, but you never get the feeling they are trying to be hip. We went around 7pm on a Saturday - it was full, but we lucked out and did not need to wait. LOVE this place and can't wait to return!

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