HuHot

3.5 stars 3.5 out of 5 6 ratings
$$Dairy-Free, Vegetarian Friendly, Asian + 4 more
66% of 6 votes say it's Celiac friendly

4100 University Ave, West Des Moines, IA 50266 Directions

(515) 457-9090
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    Celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    3 months ago

    Unwilling to clean the grill or cook the food in a pan

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    Celiac
    4 rating
    1 year ago

    Love HuHot. All sauces are now gf. They also have one noodle that is gf. They do a great job of cleaning the grill, using separate utensils etc. The problem is the noodles got mixed and there was noodles on the sauces limiting what I could use on my food.

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    Celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    I loved huhot before celiac so thought I would give it a chance based on reviews. They were great about "cleaning" the grill, however became ill the next day. Not sure how they can prevent cross contamination with just a scraping of the grill.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Gave us a nutritional information page, were very careful cooking on the grill. The manager even said if we needed it, they would pull our ingredients from the back to avoid cross contamination!

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    Not celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    1 week ago

    917 25th Ave, Coralville, IA 52241

    I have gotten sick every single time.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 week ago

    3021 S 108th St, West Allis, WI 53227

    I’ve always loved HuHot and was very pleasantly surprised when I saw that one was in Milwaukee as always they cleaned the grill used different spatulas and were willing to gather ingredients from the back.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    2 weeks ago

    3021 S 108th St, West Allis, WI 53227

    Amazing about gluten free. Just let your server and they should give you a yellow bowl. The staff on the grill are great about cleaning your spot on the grill and separating it as well as using it's own spatulas

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 weeks ago

    3021 S 108th St, West Allis, WI 53227

    Good food. They clean the grill before they put your food on it. However, it took a while for my server to realize gluten free meant allergen issue. Be sure to emphasize it.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    1 month ago

    6226 W Loop 1604 N, San Antonio, TX 78254

    clearly labeled food items including rice noodles. cooks clean the grill very well and keep your food separate including fresh spatulas. I enjoyed my lunch very much.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    2431 Milton Ave, Janesville, WI 53545

    Staff is knowledgeable. Been here a few times now and had no issue. They bring gf soy to the table and a different color bowl for your food. They thoroughly clean the grill and section off your area to cook your food.

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    Not celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    12675 Olive Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63141

    I went to HuHot with my Mom on lunch break. We both have allergies, so I was very skeptical of their safety practices. They were wonderful! As we went through the line, some of the sauces seemed to have things fallen in them (like drops of other sauces) and we could request fresh sauces from the back, we got gf soy sauce brought to our table. Then, The moment we stated that we had allergies, cooks marked off part of the grill and started cleaning. After extensively cleaning they brought out new and clean spatulas. Our food was cooked in the marked area and safely guarded from other foods. In addition, they have a very extensive allergen menu online for looking specifically. In addition to all of the precautions taken, the food turned out so fresh and amazing! We will be going back!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    5843 Constitution Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80915

    This has been the best experience eating out - ever! Every person in the restaurant was mindful, respectful and polite about my needs. Never once did I feel I was a bother! There was a trainee cooking - and I heard 3 times (just while I was standing there ) not to touch or mix any food or utensils with my food - and no one rolled their eyes at me ! Thank you HuHot for a wonderful experience.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 months ago

    1745 Eglin St, Rapid City, SD 57701

    Loved all my options and how careful they were with my good!! Delicious &

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    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    2 months ago

    4530 Rib Mountain Dr, Wausau, WI 54401

    (Read entire review) “The manager Abby is AMAZING. She walked me through the steps of how the place works (1st time) and they cleaned the grill (they have a procedure everyone is educated on) and got my ingredients from the back. A chain gem and staple!!!!!!!!!” 2 months later....I only ate huhot in the past 36 hours and I had to leave work because I feel so sick-exhausted, fat in stool, not hungry at all. Just really disappointed...used to go here 2-3 times a week, now I’ll never come back :(

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    Celiac
    1 rating
    2 months ago

    1806 King Ave W, Billings, Mt 59102

    Lots of Cross contamination. If you have Celiac disease I wouldn't suggest this restaurant.

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    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    2 months ago

    917 25th Ave, Coralville, IA 52241

    HuHot has NO sauces that are gf! My family have tried it twice, with them insisting that what they were making us was gluten free! We ordered different dishes and all of us were ill! No way is it safe!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 months ago

    2431 Milton Ave, Janesville, WI 53545

    Tell your server that you have celiac and they will give you paper/pen to write what ingredients you want for your meal, they’ll prep it in back, and grill it on a special spot on the grill. They also have an allergen menu although they forgot to include their salad dressings on it so I went with squeeze of lemon.

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    Not celiac
    5 rating
    3 months ago

    2035 N Rock Rd, Wichita, KS 67206

    This was an amazing experience. Just tell your waiter (and the cook) that you are GF so that the6 can clean the grill. Then just know that all of the sauces used are GF. THIS BY FAR was my favorite experience as a GF person in Kansas

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 months ago

    2525 Pine Lake Rd #200, Lincoln, NE 68512

    Very accommodating if you let them know you are celiac. Definitely not afraid to eat here. They will bring anything you want from the back. so very nice and friendly. Never made to feel like I was a bother.

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    Celiac
    2 rating Not celiac friendly
    3 months ago

    10835 S State St, Sandy, UT 84070

    Hardly anyone on a staff was knowledgeable about which sauces were gf. Asked for gf soy sauce and it took two tries to get it. Gluten free noodles were right next to the wheat noodles so I avoided them. In spite of telling them I'm gf and trying to be cautious in my choices, I got glutened. I had a much better and safer experience in the Spanish Fork location.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 months ago

    249 S College Ave, Fort Collins, CO 80524

    Lots of options and all their sauces are gluten free. I don’t eat noodles anyway so I don’t care about the gf options. They scrub down a section of the grill for you and use separate utensils. The only downside is having to wait longer for your food but it’s worth it!!

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    Not celiac
    5 rating
    3 months ago

    2431 Milton Ave, Janesville, WI 53545

    You choose your meat, toppings and sauces. All sauces are labeled if they are peanut, soy or wheat sensitive. They have special bowls signifying your sensitivity. The chefs clean the grill and separate your food from any other guest with barriers. They cook your food using separate spatulas. There are a ton of options for any sensitivity!!

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    3 months ago

    693 N 920 E, Spanish Fork, UT 84660

    This place is awesome. As someone with celiacs I have a hard time eating out sometimes. They have plenty of gluten free options, and when I told them I couldn’t have gluten they scrubbed the grill super good and made a dedicated space to grill my food. The staff was superb I highly recommend!

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    4 rating Celiac friendly
    3 months ago

    102 Apache Mall, Rochester, MN 55902

    They offer a separate bowl indicating an allergy. The grill staff thoroughly cleaned the grill and kept my meal separate, clean utensils, clean serving dish.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 months ago

    6746 S Memorial Dr, Tulsa, OK 74133

    Staff took extra care to protect my food from cross contamination. Staff gives you a whit plate to distinguish your food during prep, they use new spatulas and do an extra cleaning of the grill. Manager expressed that they use GF soy sauce to make all sauces. We will definitely return!!!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 months ago

    2310 Southeast Delaware Avenue, Ankeny, IA 50021

    Every time i have been in to the restaurant they have always made sure to clean the area where my food is going and put a barrier up so the other food doesn’t touch mine. Never been sick eating here

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    5 months ago

    100 S Creasy Ln, Lafayette, IN 47905

    Go every weekend my boyfriend is severely allergic to gluten staff is very accommodating and careful! Ask for an allergy bowl!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    5 months ago

    3800 state road 16 #148, La Crosse, Wisconsin 54601

    Great GF options. Waitress was very knowledgeable.

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    Celiac
    4 rating Celiac friendly
    5 months ago

    703 S Duff Ave, Ames, IA 50010

    Staff was not knowledgeable of what contained gluten and had to go ask, but once they confirmed what was safe, it was a good experience. They'll clean the grill and separate it from touching anything else. There are rice noodles and even gluten free soy sauce! (You have to ask for it) I have celiac and didn't get sick.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    5 months ago

    3021 S 108th St, West Allis, WI 53227

    Great food. Separate bowls to make cooks aware of allergy. They clean the grill before making any allergy meal.

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    Celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    6 months ago

    2059 Witzel Ave, Oshkosh, WI 54904

    Their employees do not understand cross contamination at all. I got sick within 15 minutes of eating and my husband saw (after I already had gotten my food and eaten) the employee refilling the noodles and veggies stick her gloved hand in the regular noodles and then immediately touch the gluten free noodles and vegetables. If you are allergic or celiac stay away. It is really too bad because the grill chefs really try hard by cleaning grill completely.

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    Not celiac
    2 rating Not celiac friendly
    6 months ago

    2103 N Veterans Pkwy Ste 324, Bloomington, IL 61704

    Menu:Their online menu states that while almost all sauces contain wheat they have been processed to meet FDA standards for gluten free foods, however, I'm not sure I trust it. In the store the menus gave full ingredients of the sauces and they almost all contained soy sauce. Additionally, each table contained a bottle of regular soy sauce with a sign that said gluten free soy sauce was available on request. It really makes me doubt that gluten free soy sauce was used in the making of the sauces.Grill:On request, they would "clean" the grill. The cleaning consisted of spraying a designated area with water and scraping it until it ran clear. There was no soap or actual cleaning performed.Cooking:If requested they would use clean utensils and set up a barrier so other food being cooked at the same time wouldn't spill over into yours.Selection:Limited options. They don't have rice as an options to cook with your vegetables but they do have pad thai noodles available. A good selection of vegetables and meats but if you don't trust their sauces are gluten free there aren't many to choose from so food might be a bit bland. Aftermath:I don't know if it was the result of cross contamination, the fact most sauces contained soy sauce, or the food not sitting right but the stomach was not feeling great afterwards. I would avoid if you're at all sensitive to cross contamination.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    6 months ago

    3698 S Natches Ct, Englewood, CO 80110

    I'm absolutely impressed with the care and effort they took to make sure the grill was clean and safe for me!!! I will definitely be back!!!! PS be sure to bring dollars to tip the grill guys who make this effort!

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    3 rating
    6 months ago

    2825 S Glenstone Ave, Springfield, MO 65804

    They went to great care to avoid cross contamination, but my very sensitive daughter still reacted. For a food allergy they will scrape and wipe grill, put up dividers, and get food from the back for the grill.

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    4 rating Celiac friendly
    7 months ago

    917 25th Ave, Coralville, IA 52241

    Not my first choice to eat out but went with co-workers. Very clean and popular. I selected exactly what I wanted and they had all items listed by allergies. I told the cook I was gluten intolerant and he took extra care cleaning the grill, using new utensils and putting a barrier around my cooking food so that there was no cross contamination. Best part I got to enjoy my dinner and not get sick. I’d give it 5 stars if you like Hohhot

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    Not celiac
    5 rating Not celiac friendly
    7 months ago

    2101 W 41st St, Sioux Falls, SD 57105

    The sauces are labeled "G" for gluten free and after going thru the line, when you tell them you have an allergy, they thoroughly clean the grill and bottom tray and use new spatulas. They have obviously been educated and are so friendly about it!!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    7 months ago

    201 N 66th St, Lincoln, NE 68505

    I called ahead and spoke with the manager, Caleb James. I was a bit concerned since the stir-fry tables were full of noodles, which are easy for cross contamination. Caleb went over the top to work with me and my extreme sensitivity. He wrote down all my vegetable and meat choices from the table, went in the back kitchen, and created a bowl of fresh vegetables and my protein. He had me choose a GF sauce, scrubbed down an isolated section of the grill, and personally cooked my food to perfection. I rarely eat in an Asian-style restaurant due to the risk, but I thoroughly enjoyed my meal and dining experience. My husband was happy with his (normal) meal too. No reactions, just appreciation. What a treat!

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    Celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    7 months ago

    12675 Olive Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63141

    The MANAGER got my order wrong. His defense when I couldn't walk upright and began puking was that the gluten was low down on the ingredients list so he didn't think it counted.

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    5 rating
    7 months ago

    8336 Northfield Blvd #1600, Denver, CO 80238

    We’ve had good experiences here. You do need to ask for grill to be cleaned. On busy nights, the other food from other bowls do get close to each other (and my husband has had ingredients from other bowls show up in his due to this). I need GF, and I’ve never had an issue. Sauces are techno GF but I stay away from soy sauce based ones just to be safe

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    4 rating
    8 months ago

    2501 W Memorial Rd, Oklahoma City, OK 73134

    The man who helped me (I believe it was the manager?) was very helpful and was able to answer all of my questions. One noodle option is gluten free but had other noodles thrown in accidentally, they were able to get me new noodles from the back! All of their sauces except for the soy sauce is gluten free. I was skeptical since a few of the sauces I used contained soy sauce but I did not get sick!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    8 months ago

    2525 Pine Lake Rd #200, Lincoln, NE 68512

    Always willing to bring out fresh noodles (Pad Thai), oil, and sauce specifically for you if you let them know you have celiac or are gluten intolerant. Every time I've been here it's the manager who cleans a spot on the grill and cooks my food for me - they always use fresh utensils for cooking/serving and block off your food from others on the grill. Obviously there's still a chance for CC but I really feel pretty comfortable eating here. :)

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    9 months ago

    6746 S Memorial Dr, Tulsa, OK 74133

    All sauces are gluten free and they have Thai noodles. Let your server know and they will give you a white plate and the cooks use separate utensils and clean a spot on the grill with make shift barriers. Ask for the GF soy sauce from server.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    9 months ago

    130 Hutton Ranch Rd, Kalispell, Mt 59901

    You tell the grill staff you have an allergy and they completely clean the grill! Celiac Daughter and I have not had a reaction as long as grill is cleaned properly! Staff handles the food separate! Always a good place for our food allergy family!

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    Celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    9 months ago

    249 S College Ave, Fort Collins, CO 80524

    Food is delicious but will definitely make you sick if you have Celiac Disease. I don't know if it was that they didn't clean the grill well enough or if some non gluten free food got into the containers I took from but I will not be back.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    9 months ago

    2550 E 3rd St, Bloomington, IN 47401

    Menu clearly noted gf sauces and the grill guys cleaned the grill. They were great. Very tasty meal. I’ll be back

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    9 months ago

    3006 E 53rd St, Davenport, IA 52807

    Everything was awesome. The grill cooks cleaned the grill and the server understood what was gluten free and what wasn’t. The area of the vegetables is clean. Pad Thai was awesome.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    9 months ago

    7214 Green Bay Rd #100, Kenosha, WI 53142

    Great if you can't eat gluten. They bring you special bowls so your food can't get mixed up with anyone else's. When the cooks see the bowl, they scrub a section of the grill clean and block it off from the rest of the grill to avoid contamination. All of the signature sauces are made with tamari (GF soy sauce), so I can eat just about anything on the bar. They will also bting bottles of GF soy sauce to the table if you ask. As long as I tell the staff I have Celiacs, I never have to worry about getting sick here.

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    Not celiac
    4 rating
    9 months ago

    917 25th Ave, Coralville, IA 52241

    they were great. my husband was up with another alerted and they didn't cross between them.

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    Not celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    10 months ago

    17660 Wright Street, Omaha, NE 68130

    my son has Celiac and is very sensitive. They have an allergen list. They happily get all of his ingredients from the back to avoid cross contamination. Cooks clean the grill, make a barrier with clean utensils, cook the food inside that barrier using clean utensils and a clean plate to rest the utensils on. Everyone there is super nice about the extra effort and we always feel welcomed even if we are a bit high maintenance. Highly recommended.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    10 months ago

    8336 Northfield Blvd #1600, Denver, CO 80238

    All sauces gluten free, they will clean the grill prior to cooking.

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    Not celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    10 months ago

    3006 E 53rd St, Davenport, IA 52807

    This place is great. They cleaned the grill when I told him I had a food allergy. Ask for the gluten free sauce menu. They were excellent. I was told today the Pad Thai noodles are gluten free. Will try them next time.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    11 months ago

    10835 S State St, Sandy, UT 84070

    Our absolute favorite place to eat!

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    5 rating
    11 months ago

    1804 S Rangeline Rd, Joplin, MO 64804

    excellent job. tell the cooks you have a food allergy and they make sure your food stays seperated and safe. You get to watch them do it. I have eaten here lots of times and had no reactions

Categories

  • Asian
  • Dairy-Free
  • Lunch
  • Pescetarian Friendly
  • Quick Service Restaurant
  • Takeout
  • Vegetarian Friendly
Monday
11 am - 9 pm
Tuesday
11 am - 9 pm
Wednesday
11 am - 9 pm
Thursday
11 am - 9 pm
Friday
11 am - 10 pm
Saturday
11 am - 10 pm
Sunday
11 am - 9 pm
Notes
Ask for them to clean a spot on grill.  They use different utensils and have a list of gluten free sauces.
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