Happy Chinese Restaurant

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$ • Chinese Restaurant
100% of 4 votes say it's celiac friendly
504 Shoup Ave
Idaho Falls, ID 83402

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I eat here once every couple weeks because it’s so good! I always get the mandarin chicken and fried rice and have never gotten sick over the last couple years of regularly eating here. They don’t have a separate kitchen so there is potential for some CC but they are always so nice and helpful and very cautious while preparing and handling the gf food.

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the 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

Updated 1 week ago read full review

Celiac

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Most of the food can be made gluten free. I get the mandarin chicken and it’s so good! I’ve gotten the cashew chicken before as well and that’s tasty. Can have fried rice here too! Server knew what soups, salads and dishes can be made gf

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer
  • Other dedicated kitchen equipment (oven, toaster, pots, pans, utensils, etc.)
  • 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?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Good with other allergies
Updated 1 month ago read full review

Celiac

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They definitely understand gluten free but it was gross. I think they could probably make a good chunk of the menu gluten free but i wouldnt trust that it tastes good

Absolutely gross and not worth the stomach ache. The sesame chicken i got was chicken cutlets breaded with something weird sprinkled with sesame seeds and then a side of sweet and sour sauce. The fried rice had no soy sauce so it was very bland.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the 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?

— Below Average

Updated 11 months 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

  • Dedicated Fryer

Categories

  • Allergy Friendly
  • Asian
  • Chinese
  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Healthy
  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout
  • Vegan Friendly

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Sesame chicken and fried rice. Big portions! I ate over half before I remembered to take a pick.
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Knowledgeable about gluten free foods. What they have tastes good, but the gluten free options are pretty limited.

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Good American Chinese food. They can do sweet and sour shrimp and other other breaded chicken item. Just make sure to ask and are clear about being gluten free.

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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They were great. The food was very tasty and they even had fried food that was flakey and the sesame sauce was very close to sweet and sour sauce which I haven’t had in forever. They were very friendly and will tell you what is happening with your food. Highly suggest

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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My husband and I both had the sesame chicken. We both LOVED our meals. Such a treat to have Chinese food that doesn't taste gf. Besides the meal being delicious, the restaurant and the bathrooms were extremely clean. I know that's a weird detail to add, but I always feel better eating out when you can tell the place is very well taken care of. Staff was friendly and knowledgeable. They even warned us that the fryers are used for regular and gf items.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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She even warned of cross contamination from fryer.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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The staff is very good to work with and very helpful. The food is amazing! I have eaten there many times and never gotten sick.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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The food is amazing, very friendly staff

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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While in Idaho Falls for a family trip we tried this restaurant as I have a gluten allergy. The food was amazing and it was awesome to have mandarin style chicken again. Very good.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Seem to know their stuff with Gluten free. Meals are great and no reaction.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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They have gluten free soy sauce, and were able to make many dishes gluten free. The biggest problem is that the veggies, and much of the meat that is used is frozen food, so the dishes are not fresh, and do not have a very good flavor. Even the Iced Tea has an odd, unpleasant flavor. Our first clue should have been that there were almost no other customers in the restaurant. Then to add insult to injury, the final bill was very expensive.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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very helpful with substitutions, the food didn't taste the the best and had an off flavour.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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I love there gluten free Mandarin Chicken!

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I've eaten here numerous times without a reaction. They seem knowledgable.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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The first true gluten free restaurant I've been too yet. Have returned several times and haven't ever had issues with cross contamination either. I have such sensitive C, its been a nightmare. Was the first hot meal I had that didn't make my whole abdomen hurt for hours, and continues to be. Staff is very kind.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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You'll be in your GF glory! Deep fried chicken dishes, salads, soups, stir fry, all GF & no CC issues! All staff seem so informed about GF & CC. Food was delicious! Service was great! Try this place, you won't be sorry.

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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A beautiful Chinese restaurant with some of the most accommodating staff I've met. They offer great Chinese cuisine, including a few breaded chicken meals. I got the Sesame Chicken (Which was breaded with rice flour) and it was the best Chinese meal I've had since going Gluten-Free. The staffs very knowledgable and explained to me how they make sure that the gluten free is prepared separately to avoid cross contamination. Overall, a lovely restaurant, I only wish I lived nearby.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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This was such a treat! They do not have a separate GF menu, but can make almost anything GF, with exception of the obvious like egg rolls and wontons. They have a great selection of traditional dishes that most Americans might shy away from and the more familiar dishes. The portions were generous and one selection would easily serve two people. The staff will double check without hesitation and they are incredibly accommodating! I wish they were closer to where I live as it is a 12 hour drive from home! (Great reason to visit the in-laws though!)

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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the food was absolutely amazing! and I had no problems with it whatsoever and I am a very sensitive Celiac! I'm so happy I finally found a place with gluten free Chinese food!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Lots of menu items, clearly labeled gluten-free. Knowledgeable staff and great tasting Chinese food.

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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This Chinese restaurant offers GF noodles (as well as rice) and will work with allergies.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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