Juche

13 ratings
$$ • Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Beer, Bread/Buns, Burgers, Dessert, Fries
Safety Rating
12 ratings

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1124 Payne Ave
St Paul, MN 55130

Most Recent Reviews


Celiac

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Review


Love this place, can’t wait to come back and try everything!

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
Updated 6 days ago read full review

Celiac

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Astounding all around!! The service, the food, the atmosphere, and the care for people with Celiac or other allergies- all were amazing.

A majority of the menu has a gluten free option. Our server was incredibly knowledgeable and said “we take allergies VERY seriously here” which is always comforting to hear. They have a dedicated fryer as well! Our server placed a little bird sign on our table which indicates to all servers that nothing gets placed on the table that isn’t safe- another awesome touch.

We got the kimchi french fries (kimchi on the side but normally comes on top), the cute wings with the ginger sauce, and a bi bim bop bowl. The fries were so good and the wings were amazing, so crispy and flavorful!! We also tried the Makku for a drink which was listed as a GF beer. It’s very unique and unlike anything we’ve had, look it up!

They open at 5:30pm, we got there at 5:40pm and got the very last table- it’s a super small space but a cool atmosphere. Get there early, or come late (open til midnight). We will 100% be back- thank you to the chef and server that were so attentive to us!

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer
  • 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?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

Updated 1 week ago read full review

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This is my new favorite restaurant in the Twin Cities. Everything is delicious and Eddie made sure I knew what items were celiac friendly. Incredible dining experience and will be back soon.

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free space in the kitchen
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer
  • Other dedicated kitchen equipment (oven, toaster, pots, pans, utensils, etc.)
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions

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/All

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

— Excellent

Updated 1 month 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 dedicated kitchen space
  • Reported to have a dedicated fryer
  • Beer
  • Bread/Buns
  • Burgers
  • Dessert
  • Fries
  • Gluten-Free Menu

Categories

  • Asian
  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Dinner
  • Korean
  • Late Night
  • Low-FODMAP Friendly
  • Online Ordering
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout
  • Vegetarian Friendly

Photos


Makuu GF rice beer!
Kimchi fries
Ginger "cute" wings!
Bi bim bop bowl
Juche gluten-free menu
Menu
GF Cure wings have dofferent sauce options or plain. Fryer safe!
Mung bean pancakes (appetizer)
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Celiac

THIS PLACE IS NOW CALLED “COOKS” Still great.

7 months ago

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Symptomatic Celiac

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Review


AMAZING! The food was so good it didn’t seem gluten free!!

Safety


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

— 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/All

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

— Excellent

Updated 2 months ago read full review

Celiac

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We tried this hidden gem for the first time recently. My daughter is celiac which is why we decided to try it given all the GF options on the menu. We tried 4 different things (pork belly, ribs, and two types of wings). They were all delicious. More importantly they take extra precaution preparing the food when you tell them it’s for a celiac.

Safety


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

— 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/All

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

— Good

Updated 4 months ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Delicious food and extremely aware of gluten. Most of the many can be made gluten free.

Safety


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

— 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/All

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
Updated 4 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Great food that was very safe. Waitstaff was very friendly and knowledgeable. This place is very small. Come after 6 to park free on the street. See my pics below as I don’t remember what we had. The appetizer we split was fries (separate fryer) with Korean type of chili on it. Seasoned but not spicy.

Safety


Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

Updated 8 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Amazing little restaurant. Food is so good and there is a GF fryer. The safety awareness and precautions are among the best I've experienced.

Safety


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

— 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/All

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

— Excellent

Updated 9 months ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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I felt completely safe and confident in the gluten free status of my food. The owner is gluten free himself and knowledgable on celiac disease. There was a great variety of foods and drinks to choose from. And I am grateful they are open so late. A fantastic option, I recommend this a million times over!

Also! The few gluten options that were on the menu aren't concerning as there is no gluten flour in the building at all. It is prepared separately and off site.

Safety


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

— 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/All

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

— Excellent

Updated 9 months ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


One of the best Korean places to eat Gluten Free in MSP. While not everything is gluten free, the greatest hits of Korean cuisine are available and incredibly delicious. Their chicken wings are CRUNCHY and fried in a dedicated fryer along with their fries which can be swagged out with cheese, kimchi, beef, and more! While many places have GF options that lack texturally, Juche does not compromise, giving full flavor, heat, and crunch to rival anything you’d find in a gluten-full establishment. It even turned me into a kimchi-lover, and I suspect it’ll do the same to you!

Additionally, ownership is on board. The owner is gluten free and very serious about maintaining separation and sanitation to avoid cross-contamination. His passion and expertise put us to ease instantly, and he approached us (1 celiac, and one non-celiac) to help us understand a certain product’s place on the GF spectrum. He was friendly, informed, and happy to help keep us safe.

Juche is a great addition to the MSP GF scene. Lead by an enthusiastic and well-informed owner, this spot will charm you into a seat and send you home eager to come back.

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free space in the kitchen
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer
  • Other dedicated kitchen equipment (oven, toaster, pots, pans, utensils, etc.)
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions

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/All

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 takeout
  • Offers online ordering
Updated 11 months ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Food is excellent, and items are clearly marked on the menu. Items that are not gluten free, but may be substituted are also marked. Owner is very friendly!

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Dedicated gluten-free space in the kitchen
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer

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/All

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

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


So great! Food was awesome. Owner and chef very knowledgeable. Will eat here again!

Safety


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

— Somewhat

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 1 year ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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RUN don’t walk to Juche! Located in the former restaurant COOK St Paul. Same owner, new concept. The owner, Eddie Wu, has non celiac gluten sensitivity and is so understanding of gluten! Fryer is all GF, anything made with gluten is made off sight and “you don’t have to worry about any flour moving around!” He was so knowledgeable and he said “I know gluten is tough, and empathy goes a long way” It was so incredible! I got the beef bulgogi bibimbap, sweet ginger wings, and honeydew ice cream with chili flakes!

Eddie said he needs to make more edits to the menu to make it clearer that items are celiac safe, and differentiate which sauces are and are not GF. But seriously it meant so much that he understood the emotional toll of eating gf, I almost cried!

He said that the transition from the old restaurant to Juche including a deep cleaning of all their equipment to ensure no gluten remained

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer

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/All

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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dinner
  • Good vegetarian options
Updated 1 year ago read full review

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