KoJa Kitchen

8 ratings
$ • Korean Restaurant
57% of 7 votes say it's celiac friendly
1085 E Brokaw Rd #10
San Jose, CA 95131

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False labeling!

The items marked 'gluten free' contain wheat. Disclosed on their website but not in person. According to the Food and Drug Administration restaurants should NOT be representing their wheat-based soy sauce as gluten-free.

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?

— None

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

— Average

Updated 9 months ago read full review

Celiac

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They claim wheat containing soy sauce is gluten-free due to gluten not showing up in tests - https://www.kojakitchen.com/gluten-free

I would not trust them for anything beyond a bottled beverage or water.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Beef centric and limited gf items but MAN the stuff they have is GOOD.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years 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
  • Korean
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout

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Only 2 choices -- both beef. They leave out certain sauces and deep fried additions to make it GF. I ordered a dish but had zero confidence so I threw it out after 2 bites.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Thy have gluten free items marked on their menu, I think 4 of them. I've had both a koja burger and a short ribs bowl, both were sooo delicious! No problems afterwards, I will def be back!

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Not celiac

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Excellent food! I had the short rib koja, which was indicated as GF and the attendant said it was one of the more popular GF items. It was very tasty, loved the rice patties in place of the bun. My food was about 8 dollars.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Excellent Korean/Japanese fusion food. I believe almost everything on the menu is gluten free. Normally for Korean and Japanese food a lot of soy sauce is used so I've been out of luck but they use GF soy sauce here. Interesting dishes! I've read that certain roe eggs have some type of wheat filler but KoJa says theirs are fine and I haven't gotten sick from them. I'd say it's up to you whether you'd want them. For me personally they don't add much flavor so I ask for them off.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Celiac

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Oh, lord. Okay, so this place is delicious, and there are a LOT of gluten free options. The staff, however, isn’t always super aware, as I discovered when I went there the other day and a staff member informed me that a dish that I’d ordered several times, and had been assured every time I asked previously was gluten free, was not, in fact, gluten free. (For context, I’m celiac but don’t tend to have reactions to mild glutenings/cross-contamination incidents.) This place genuinely has amazing food, but because of that it’s probably going to be a while before I eat here again. If you’re super-sensitive, maybe think twice before trying this out, or at least be careful with the menu.

Safety


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

— 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?

— Most

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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Celiac

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Get the original Koja and/or other GF item marked on their menu. YUM! I eat here once a week, Celiac

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

Celiac

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False labeling!

The items marked 'gluten free' contain wheat. Disclosed on their website but not in person. According to the Food and Drug Administration restaurants should NOT be representing their wheat-based soy sauce as gluten-free.

I did not know this when I ate there and had a reaction.

Safety


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

— Not 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?

— None

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

— Average

Celiac

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Eaten here a lot and never gotten sick! The garlic rice buns are really good, way better than any gf bread I’ve had.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Not celiac

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I love this place. Delicious food. I have had it several times with no reaction and I am extremely sensitive to cross contamination.

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