KoJa Kitchen

4 ratings
$ • Japanese Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
50% of 4 votes say it's celiac friendly
2395 Telegraph Ave
Berkeley, CA 94704

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Celiac

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Not Celiac safe! Beware. Also their soy sauce has wheat last time I checked.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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After we ordered and paid, the staff came out and said that if my daughter was allergic to gluten then we should not eat here. Even though they have GF on their menu. So we had to leave. Unsafe.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I loved it! Crunchy Rice ban with delicious meat!

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
  • Dinner
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Quick Service Restaurant
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout

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Celiac

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Just like the location in Walnut Creek, the menu is a little different but the GF options are basically the same. Easy, tasty, relatively cheap, a win in my book. I do think much of the food is quite sweet so for example I have the korean bbq but without the pineapple so it's not as sweet. Hot sauce helps too! I have celiac and felt fine after eating here and in the WC location, as long as I don't eat the fries. They say they are GF but I don't feel great when I eat them so I avoid them now.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Celiac

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They e had problems with saying things are gluten free when not. I’d be very cautious about this place.

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

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.

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

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

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