Ginger Cafe

11 ratings
$$ • Chinese Restaurant
100% of 5 votes say it's celiac friendly
8657 San Ysidro Ave
Gilroy, CA 95020

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I had a long conversation with the lady on the phone about what was gluten free, and how it was made prior to ordering. She walked me through what makes the dishes they tag as Gluten Free options, actually gluten free. They use a completely different sauce base that is GF (first Chinese restaurant I've found who do this) and told me how they could replace regular noodles with rice noodles if I wanted in other dishes that are usually not GF. They seemed very aware and very conscious. My celiac 2 year old got to enjoy Chinese take out for the first time in her life! We are pumped and will be back. Oh and the food (GF and non GF) was delicious!

Big portions and lots to offer.

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free space in the kitchen
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free 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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
Updated 11 months ago read full review

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The waiter was fantastic, careful & double checked everything. They use separate cooking area for gf dishes. We shared Candied Pecan Shrimp & Pineapple Fried Rice, it was great!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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Had dinner here on 8/18/19. They had a separate gluten free menu with quite a few options. I am also lactose intolerant and told my server. I ordered the candied pecan shrimp and the others in my group ordered the Chinese chicken salad, orange beef and a fish dish. After placing the order the server came back and told me I could not have the pecan shrimp as it had dairy. I was disappointed but glad to see they were actually looking at the notes! Made me feel safe eating there. I changed to the chicken salad which was terrible. Boiled chicken with no flavor and white rice vinegar on iceberg lettuce. Others said the orange beef was good, fish too salty. So a ‘safe’ place, but don’t have the salad!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year 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

  • Asian
  • Cafe
  • Chinese
  • Healthy
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout

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GF menu 12/12/2018
GF “Candied Pecan Prawns”
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Had the pineapple fried rice and salt and pepper prawns. They both tested gluten free on my Nima sensor. Safe and yummy!!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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Separate GF menu. The staff was pretty knowledgeable and was willing to double check when they weren’t sure. I wish they had tamari available, because my dish could have used it, but it was delicious anyway. My non-Celiac husband and so. Loved their food!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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Tried because of the great reviews on this app. Went with the candied pecan prawns (see photo) and must say the prior review from Gary was spot on! Hope to be back many more times when visiting from Philly.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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This is a great place to try if you’re into Thai fusion. They have a GF battered shrimp that’s really nice. I only mention that because GF battered anything is almost impossible to find on a menu. Great variety and very knowledgeable.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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Loved the food here! The staff is nice and the restaurant is clean. We got the chicken curry and it was delish. Ask for your meal in the smaller size; it is still huge and feeds two. My GF/ Celiac family will definitely be back.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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When I die and go to Heaven, I will be eating their Candied Pecan Prawns forever. Rapid service, comfortable seating, fantastic food, lots of gluten free options, wine, beer, and mixed drinks. Others has the Chardonnay Chicken (also gluten free) and it was also fantastic. The Margarita was a great addition to the meal.

They have a massive gluten free menu detailing meals naturally gluten free and those which can be prepared gluten free.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Delightful Asian cafe. They have a separate gluten free menu with plenty of variety. Food quality was excellent. Tell your friends!

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Large menu of gluten free items as well as items that can be made gluten free.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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