Koro Koro Rice Ball Cafe

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$$ • Cafe
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
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10 ratings

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538 Jersey Ave
Jersey City, NJ 07302
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Overall Rating

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This place is just the best. Feel incredibly safe coming here, the staff is so friendly, and the variety and quality of the rice balls is just fantastic. My gf and I joke that we moved to Jersey City just for this place! We order every week, I highly recommend them.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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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No longer dedicated GF, so definitely ask about what you’re getting. Some items are marked as GF on the menu

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 10 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Everything is gluten free, I'm unsure of the other reviews but I've always had a good gluten free experience with no reaction!

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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

— Good

Updated 11 months ago read full review

Please contact the establishment directly to inquire about safety precautions.

Gluten-Free Features

  • None Listed

Categories

  • Allergy Friendly
  • Cafe
  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Delivery
  • Dinner
  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Online Ordering
  • Takeout
  • Vegan Friendly

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Symptomatic Celiac

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Avoid Avoid Avoid. These people can NOT tell you whether their ingredients are gluten free or not. We called THREE separate times to inquire and the same rude and ditzy girl answers and can not give us an answer on ingredients or safety. When asked if the whole place was GF (as claimed in other reviews) their response is “I don’t know, yeah, maybe”. Just avoid.

Safety


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

— Not at all

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much/None

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

— Poor

Updated 11 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Amazing place and celiac safe. Everything they cook is gluten free, but they did sell prepackaged chip bags that had gluten. Always check for yourself first.

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 1 year ago read full review

Asymptomatic Celiac

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Just left here. I asked if everything was gluten free and the girl shook her head no. I asked what was gluten free and she had no clue.

Safety


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

— Not at all

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much/None

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Love these guys. Dedicated gf place including miso soup! I but a lot and then bring them in my lunch for work. Super nice ppl as well.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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

— Good

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Food is SO good and the owner and employees are sooo nice! Our new regular spot! Highly recommend miso beef and Korean BBQ rice balls. Dessert is great as well!

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers online ordering
Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Tasty food. Everything is naturally gluten-free so I felt very comfortable.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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

— Excellent

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

Overall Rating

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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 for takeout
  • Good vegan options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers online ordering
Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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

— Good

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I’ve been here a bunch and I had a really disappointing experience tonight. I asked as I always do if everything is still gluten free and someone who seemed like a manager was laughing behind me carrying 2 loaves of bread saying he had just got those loaves from his friend. I saw him bring the bread back into part of the kitchen area and wrap it up. Although he didn’t cut the bread in the place where my rice balls were getting prepared I came home and decided not to eat them because if he’s that cavalier about bringing bread into the store than I’m now questioning their judgement around preparation and ingredients. Extremely disappointing because this is the only “dedicated GF” place to eat in Hudson county.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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

— Good

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Review


Loved the Korean BBQ flavor!

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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

— Good

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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

— Excellent

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Food was great and the owner is very knowledgeable with gf free food.

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free 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 breakfast/brunch
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good vegan options
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers online ordering
Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I love it here! Everything is gf and it is quick and delicious

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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

— Excellent

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

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This place is so especially delicious. The menu suits all different cuisines such as Miso beef, Tuna Puttanesca, Spicy Salmon, Mediterranean (vegetarian), to name a few -something to suit every mood- these amazing combinations packed into a beautiful, yet hearty rice balls-everything single one is packed with flavor in amazing combination of delectable ingredients-leaves you wanting to try everything of the menu. A truly unique eatery, and the folks there could not be nicer. This place in a gem. Great for all people, all ages, and very reasonably priced. This place is the best! I live in California, but anytime I visiting this area, I can not pass up the opportunity to eat here. Wish there were more Koro Koro.

The entire menu!

Great for anyone that appreciates delicious food!!

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Good with other allergies
Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Completely dedicated gluten-free kitchen

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

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

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Love it! Its so good to eat a place and not worry about contamination. I got a cuban roll and a spicy salmon roll. Both were fantastic. .

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

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Omg so good!!!!!!! I had the Cuban and miso rice balls. Spicy Mayo is fantastic too for a dip, and the roasted pepper soup!!! Will be back and feels soooooo good to know it's 100% GF and I won't get sick!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Celiac

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We were traveling to the NYC area to visit friends, and decided to stop here. Everything was gluten free, which was such a relief for our little Celiac. My husband and I ordered 8 different rice balls and miso soup and enjoyed everything.

The kids were a different story. The staff recommended the beef rice ball, because kids typically love it. Our Celiac ate it, but said she didn't like it and had to suck it up. Also got a chicken one for the 3 year old, and she like it, but it had green stuff (cilantro) and she stopped eating it. Fortunately you could get just rice balls with no filling, which saved the day. This place should consider making some more kid friendly rice balls (i.e. No green stuff, perhaps sesame chicken flavor with no veggies?) to help reduce the stress of the parents who just want to have some tasty food without kids whining.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 8 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

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Great concept and the food was really good. Great feeling to be able to pick ANYTHING off the menu! Staff were lovely.

Updated 8 years ago read full review

Celiac

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absolutely gluten-free safe, celiac friendly and fantastically delish food!!! very understanding, informed, empathetic owner and counter staff towards allergens and diet issues.

love some of then creations...have tried almost all at various points. feels very easy on the stomach afterwards and no inflammation issues. they even have soy-free, nut-free, dairy/lactose, and wheat-free options which is fantastic!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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This place is super fun & celiac safe. Can't believe I'm saying this, but maybe a little too creative. Not all the flavors melded well together. I'd like at least one or two more standard options. Goes to show how spoiled I'm getting in this town -- totally safe place & only 4 stars! Go Jersey City!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 8 years ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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We've been wanting to come here for some time. I'm only sorry we didn't come sooner. Delicious, safe (everything is GF), quick bites and very reasonable. Great stop for in between stores during our day of shopping. We called a few minutes before they were closing and they even waited for us! We'll definitely be back.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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Delicious and great menu.

Updated 9 years ago read full review

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