Hot Wok Bistro Too

5 recent ratings
$$ • Chinese Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
40% of 5 votes say it's celiac friendly
1541 Laurel St
San Carlos, CA 94070

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Celiac

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Took a chance on this place due to the reviews but got super sick. The waiter was knowledgeable but the kitchen staff might not be as familiar with gluten and cross contamination. The food was delicious but I won’t be back :(

Safety


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

— Not 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?

— Good

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Other Characteristics
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
Updated 6 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Edit: They glutened me so bad. Do not recommend. I had a good experience the first time, but the second I tried something else marked gluten free. It wasn’t even good and then I spent the rest of the night puking and even had to go to urgent care.

They were so nice! They use tamari, you just have to ask, they only use corn starch instead of flour so I trust their fryer. The only non gluten free items are the potstickers and the chow mein and a few similar items, but otherwise basically all gf.

Safety


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

— Not at all

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?

— Poor

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 6 months ago read full review

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Have eaten here a number of times with no problem. My wife and daughter both have celiac.

Lunch specials generally come with hot and sour soup which is not GF but if they're not busy, they'll whip up some GF egg flower soup as an alternative.

The food is good and the service friendly. The only complaint is that it's too far from home.

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


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?

— Good

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for takeout
Updated 7 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

  • Gluten-Free Menu

Categories

  • Asian
  • Chinese
  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Delivery
  • Healthy
  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Online Ordering
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout
  • Vegan Friendly

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Celiac

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In this time of COVID it sometimes makes me nervous to call a new restaurant and place an order (when I can’t look the waitstaff in the eye and communicate about my Celiac!), but I just had to mention the celiac to the woman on the phone and she was immediately able to tell me which dishes were GF and reassure me that they would use tamari instead of soy sauce everywhere. We have ordered many times and I’ve never gotten sick. I’m not usually a huge fan of Chinese food, but this food is very good!

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
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked
  • Food comes out flagged or marked gluten-free

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?

— Good

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for takeout
  • Good vegan options
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 1 year ago read full review

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they said their food was gluten free and tested it with nima, not gluten free. others said the food was bland and not spicy

Safety


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

— Not very

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?

— Poor

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Not celiac

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They can pretty much make anything on that menu GF. Very knowledgeable.

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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Gluten sensitive and I had no problems. So yummy and staff was knowledgeable and helpful.

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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First off, delicious food. The waitress we had was very knowledgeable and helpful in decision making. Wish I lived closer!

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Celiac

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We have eaten here three times recently. They have a very reasonable lunch menu with several items that can be made gluten free. No extra charge for GF which is great. Happy to have found this place. My kids with celiac felt fine after eating here and really enjoyed their meals.

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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I came here with my parents when we were passing through. I wish they had a Hot Wok Bistro in So Cal where I live. I would be a regular. The service was above and beyond to make sure all the food was adapted to be gluten free. We had hot and sour soup, Kung pao chicken and sweet and sour chicken. The owner was also sweet enough to share a cactus fruit that she had just peeled (& when we arrived she was getting the cactus stickers pulled from her hand- ouch!). Anytime I am in the area, I will definitely have to come back. And the cost was very reasonable for the amount of food we were served.

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Delicious food and very conscientious. Most of the menu can be made gluten free; just ask!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Fabulous service and very knowledgeable of ingredients. Good Chinese food and a little restaurant. Will go back when I am in town.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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I have not eaten Chinese food at a restaurant in over 5 years. Everyone from the servers to the chef were very knowledgeable about gluten issues. This restaurant actually offers several g-f dishes. I will definitely be going back to try more dishes.

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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