Inovasi Restaurant

5 recent ratings
$$$ • Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Beer, Dessert
80% of 5 votes say it's celiac friendly
28 E Center Ave
Lake Bluff, IL 60044

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Celiac

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The majority of the menu is gluten free, and the servers were very knowledgeable and reassuring how all of the gluten-containing items are separate. We loved the steak, salmon, kids fried rice, and kids fried chicken fingers/fries, all GF as the standard-- no special orders needed! You could really tell the food was made with high quality ingredients and I am looking forward to going back.

Just to be safe, the server did mark our celiac family members as "gluten allergy" on the ticket, and brought a gluten-containing appetizer separately to the table from the other GF food.

There are a number of tables outside which might be more appropriate for kids than the indoor tables if the weather is cooperative. We had two young children and a baby in a stroller and the tables outside were perfect.

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main 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 dinner
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Offers outdoor seating
  • Reservations recommended
Updated 5 days ago read full review

Celiac

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Nice restaurant with a ton of gf options. A personal favorite!

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main 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 2 weeks ago read full review

Celiac

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Simply awesome. Staff was extremely knowledgeable and had some incredible options.

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main 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

Updated 2 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

  • Reported to have a dedicated fryer
  • Allergen List
  • Beer
  • Dessert
  • Gluten-Free Menu

Categories

  • Allergy Friendly
  • Bar
  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Dinner
  • Healthy
  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout

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Overall Rating

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Gluten precautions are no longer top of mind. After having been one of my reliable restaurants it no longer is after I ended up in the hospital after being glutened

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?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main 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

Updated 2 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Great food and the kitchen/chef if very knowledgeable about cross contamination. Most of the items on the menu are GF or can be modified! Their fried calamari is GF along with their fryer. Would highly recommend!

Safety


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

— Very

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?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main 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 with other allergies
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 1 year ago read full review

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As a father of a celiac child. I will not take my family to this place again. This restaurant advertise their dishes gluten free. They even marked on the menu. My child got sick after eating at Inovasi. Do not eat anything fried in this restaurant. Even we were informed by the hostess / manager. "We have a separate fryer for gluten-free items.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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The entire menu except one dish was gluten free. All desserts are gluten free. The food is absolutely delicious! I will definitely return soon.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Virtually everything is gluten free. Great service, very gf knowledge

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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90% of the menu is gluten free. Great tasting food and wonderful service. They will create a menu for celiac customers. Just ask for it.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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The other day we went there and simply they do not have control over their food. Lots on the menu listed as GF but we will not take our celiac kids here. They are clueless and do not have attention to detail to keep celiacs safe.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I have to modify my earlier review and wholeheartedly agree with our friend "celiacprobs." INOVASI IS NOT CELIAC FRIENDLY. As a less sensitive celiac-mom of two extremely sensitive celiacs, I valiantly took it upon myself to investigate the current status of Inovasi's GF world. I followed typical celiac protocol and found the manager immediately upon arrival, notified him of the controversy surrounding their food, and asked him to make sure the kitchen kept my food celiac-safe. He was quite gracious & made me feel pretty good about my prospects. After three simple drink order screw-ups and a fire alarm, the manager confidently brought our food to the table and advised my (non-celiac) FRIEND that he had carefully tracked her food through the kitchen and kept it completely safe. I picked up my jaw off the floor and asked, "what about MY food?" His response, " Oh. Well, everyone's food at this table was cooked together." Riiiigght. My celiac boys will never set foot in this restaurant again, despite the fact that nearly everything on the menu is marked GF. They're missing the mark by a mile.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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GLUTEN FREE BUT NOT CELIAC FRIENDLY!!! I repeat, NOT CELIAC FRIENDLY!! Gluten containing items are cooked, prepared, and served on/with the gluten free foods. I was very excited to try this place after hearing so many good things, but upon entering I noticed a shared kitchen for both of the restaurants where both gluten and gluten free options were being cooked and prepared. I decided to still try it as I was reassured rather passionately that the food was indeed celiac friendly. Long story short, I got very ill, and will NOT be recommending this restaurant to Celiacs.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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We eat here regularly. Menu is always changing, but 90% or more items are gluten free. They only fry things that are GF. We regularly have the calamari and fries. Try Tuesday burger night. GF buns are great.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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AMAZING gluten free fried calamari. Almost the entire menu is gluten free, and everything on their dessert menu is (including a banana bread pudding) Ask for the bread and butter with gluten free bread! They have ladies night on Wednesday's where apps and drinks are half off.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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SO many gluten free choices, many meals, plus GF bread, buns, fries, and SEVERAL desserts. This restaurant has interesting and delicious food. You won't have to compromise to get GF here.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Many changing GF options from appetizers, soups, entrees, to desserts. GF buns available and fries are in a dedicated fryer. Many delicious options and friendly knowledgeable staff!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Amazing food and almost all can be Gluten Free.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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