Legal Sea Foods

14 recent ratings
$$$ • Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Calamari
78% of 14 votes say it's celiac friendly
255 State Street
Boston, MA 02109

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Celiac

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Legals takes GF very seriously. Dedicated fryer for GF. Manager brings out GF orders separately. Yummy GF rolls. Menu has GF items clearly marked.

Food is tasty and high quality.

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?

— Not Much

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 selection of healthy options
  • Offers outdoor seating
  • Reservations recommended
Updated 3 weeks ago read full review

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Nice staff, poor GF DF options. They do not have GF menu or dedicated fryer. Everything is shared in the same fryer and the batter is made with buttermilk.

Safety


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

— Not at all

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much

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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We had a great dinner here. Our server was very knowledgeable -- actually shared that his nephew has Celiac and eats at LSF all the time. My daughter with Celiac disease ordered the Lobster Roll and they brought the lobster and three gluten free rolls. They also had a dedicated gf fryer so she was able to have french fries... always a big treat. I appreciated that they noted her dish was gluten free when it was delivered to the table. So happy!

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer
  • 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?

— Some

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

— Excellent

Updated 3 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
  • Calamari
  • Gluten-Free Menu

Categories

  • Allergy Friendly
  • Brunch
  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Dinner
  • Healthy
  • Keto Friendly
  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Restaurant
  • Seafood
  • Takeout

Photos


GF Fried Haddock! Very good and they know their stuff when I comes to GF.
Oysters
Lobster
Gluten Free Calamari
Gluten Free Bread
Gluten Free Clam Chowder
All gluten free
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Tips


Celiac

Ask for the GF tolls when you sit down because it takes a bit longer for them to come out.

11 months ago

More Reviews


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They no longer have gluten free rolls. Can’t get the lobster stuffed. They do have a separate gluten fryer. After we told waiter of gluten allergy he brought us regular rolls, good thing we always double check before eating. My celiac husband got sick. I also got sick and don’t have celiac. Cocktails were mediocre. Better places to try in Boston in my opinion.

Safety


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

— Not at all

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

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 take GF very seriously. Always our first stop when we get to Boston. They serve GF rolls and many items are available GF. We got the GF fried shrimp and it was amazing. The manager brings the GF items out separately from everyone else’s food. Always a great experience.

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
  • 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

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

— Excellent

Updated 11 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Great food. Dedicated fryer and I didn’t get sick.

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 11 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Love Legal seafood - they’re knowledgeable about celiac and have a dedicated fryer. The only thing you can’t have is the beer battered fish and chips.

Safety


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

— Very

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

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

— Excellent

Updated 12 months ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

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 breakfast/brunch
  • Good for keto
  • 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

Celiac

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Amazing meal. Had the fried calamari and lobster roll. Spoke with the manager and he told us that EVERYONE gets the GF version of the calamari since they converted the recipe about 5 years ago. Very knowledgeable and accommodating. Manager brings out any GF order personally. My daughter is celiac and had NO issues.

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free space in the kitchen
  • 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?

— Some

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

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Overall Rating

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Our server informed us that all of the batter they use for fried foods is gluten free! I had the calamari, fried shrimp, and fries with no reaction or issues! The food was phenomenal and would absolutely recommend

The amount of food was great! And the quality was amazing!

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • 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?

— Some

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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for lunch
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 1 year ago read full review

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All the fried food is available gluten free!! I was able to eat fried clams and fried scallops. Delicious!!

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 lunch
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Honestly there are so many better options in Boston for seafood that I don’t think Legal is worth the money. Their calamari is heavy and not as good as 110 grill, which seems ridiculous since Legal is a seafood restaurant. The last time I went to this location they didn’t have any GF rolls or buns. The grilled seafood is mediocre and not any better than what you could just prepare at home.

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?

— Some

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

— Average

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for lunch
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 1 year ago read full review

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I would definitely not consider them gf. Ordered a gf lobster roll, its just a pile of lobster on a lettuce leaf. NO ROLL!!

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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Updated 2 years ago read full review

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Legal Sea Foods is very knowledgeable about gluten allergies and you can get a lot of meals here that most restaurants won’t take the time to do for you. I have only been to one other seafood restaurant that has the quality LSF does

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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The staff was friendly and knew how to accommodate celiac disease. There were plenty of items on their menu to choose from and since they use GF breading for all fried items, you can have anything that is fried. A manager delivered all gluten free plates to our table.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Staff knows what to do. Super knowledgeable about celiac and make you feel very comfortable eating there. Even have a separate frier for fried food. Go here!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Calamari was delicious as always but we ordered the lobster bake and it was inedible. The lobster tasted like chlorinated pool water. We wasted 3/4 of it. Disgusting.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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There are so many gluten free items on the menu! I had the fish and chips, and I felt totally fine. They have a dedicated fryer for the gluten free folks. Their onion rings are also lightly breaded in the cornstarch, and they were so delicious! Celiac safe for sure.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Celiac safe! We went here twice in Boston. Items that can be made gluten free are marked on the menu. Restaurant seems to have adequate allergy protocols because neither my partner nor I got sick! Everything fried is gluten free (they use cornstarch instead of flour). We tried the calamari, crab legs and sides, surf and turf with sides, and lobster roll. The lobster roll is really just butter poached lobster with the option of their gluten free bread rolls to make it yourself. The lobster is perfectly tasty on its own! The gluten free bread rolls are mediocre. Good service and good food, definitely recommend for Celiac's folx!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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I have never been to restaurant with so many gluten free options! I had the calamari and the lobster roll on gluten free bread. The bread was delicious. Definitely plan on going back!

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Great menu choices! Had calamari for the first time in 12 years! Was great! No issues afterwards.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Harborside restaurant...Extensive gluten free menu options. The waiter was very accommodating and asked in the kitchen when he was unsure about anything. Separate allergy food handler delivered the food to my son with Celiac. He was able to have a lobster roll and loved it!

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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I've eaten at the Lynnfield MA and Peabody MA restaurants and both have no clue what they are doing when it comes to gluten. Yesterday I was served a bowl of mussels with regular bread in it after specifically telling the waiter I had a gluten allergy and even made sure I ordered the gluten free mussels. He just looked at me like a deer caught in headlights when I asked him if the bread was gluten free. He said no but just don't eat the bread (the bread was physically in the bowl with the mussels and broth). There is only one waitress trained in gluten allergies at the Peabody restaurant. How do I know? Because she told my husband and I casually that she was the only staff member who had received their allergy training.

I don't care if a restaurant doesn't offer GF options, I just wont eat there. But don't say your giving me something that your not. It's not for a cook or waiter to make decisions about my health.

On top of it, food allergies or not, I think Legal Sea Foods is very inconsistent with their food/service quality (I guess it depends on who is working). If your in this area there are tons of seafood restaurants I wouldn't waste my money on this one.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Awful experience. Plenty of open tables, yet a long wait. Clam chowder was watery and very expensive for a small cup and soggy salads (ugh!). The waiter was always standing in the corner on his cell phone, very inattentive to any of his tables. Disappointed as our other Legal Seafood experiences were better at different locations. This was a bad dining experience (food and customer service combined).

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Staff was very knowledgeable and accommodating. The food was fresh and delicious.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Literally the best seafood I’ve ever eaten. They even recooked my meal because it was cooked in the same area where gluten items may have been cooked.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Staff was very knowledgeable and helpful. Amazing food. Rolls were amazing. Although it’s not on the menu anymore, they will make onion rings if you ask. Best onion rings I’ve ever had gf or otherwise. Definitely recommend trying.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Gluten Sensitive

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Wow! More than half the menu is GF-friendly including a bunch of fried foods because...they had a dedicated GF fryer!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I got violently ill after about 15 min .

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Gf rolls, gf headed fish and chips, dedicated fryer.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Large gluten free menu. Dedicated fryer. Clam chowder is broth. Not creamy.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Today I sat at the bar at Legal Sea Foods and was seriously impressed by all the attention paid to allergies. “Allergy to: dairy, mussels, gluten, nuts...” each were announced to the kitchen staff clearly, and managers delivered all of the allergy dishes personally.

As a solo traveler with celiac, I’m not a big fan of eating in restaurants. Legal is the exception. It’s pricey, and I can never finish the large portions, but it is well worth it for the guarantee of a safe meal while traveling!

Also: this branch had super soft rolls to start out your meal! I almost questioned whether or not they were really GF because they tasted so good!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Fantastic! They had great gf rolls to start, we're very knowledgeable about celiac & preparation. First time since diagnosis that I had fried...anything. it was wonderful. They made it with corn breading, separate in canola oil.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Staff were super careful and helpful. The manager even served me my food when I told them I had celiac to avoid cross contamination. The gluten free fried seafood is delicious and I would highly recommend the buffalo popcorn shrimp or the fried calamari!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Outstanding! The wait staff was extremely knowledgeable and made sure that everyone serving me knew I had a gluten allergy. Had fried calamari, gf bread, lobster, risotto pancake, clam chowder.... came here for dinner and came back for a lunch because I was so impressed and comfortable with the service.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Very knowledgeable staff and many allergy friendly options !

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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My 4 year old daughter has celiac and is very sensitive to cross contamination. We had a lovely lunch with our family with Mia issues whatsoever. Staff was helpful and the good was great. Extensive GF options.

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Great food and amazing gluten free menu but no bread besides the rolls. Great rolls and food

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Thank god for legals!

No one has tried harder to push the gluten free/celiac cause than these guys. While some say it taste like chain food I think they have managed to stay ahead of other chains and their stale menus or bland food.

Legals uses GF ingredients and fryers for all of their fried food and is very careful with cross contamination. Where else can you get fried fish, bread and clam chowder that is GF!?

I would love it if they had lobster rolls with GF bread or hot dog bun, others have mastered this and it wouldn't take much (yes they will make with their GF rolls but its just not the same).

Please don't criticize Legals even if you don't love the food because they have done so much to advance GF/Celiac causes and it's not just for the diet fad, they have real allergic sufferers in mind.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Gluten free rolls were great, and the fried shrimp appetizer was good, but they ran out of half the stuff on the menu on a holiday weekend and the seafood casserole was pretty much tasteless. Probably won't come again.

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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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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so happy to eat a gf fish and ship, Amazing, great restaurant

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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So excited to have been able to eat here on my first trip to Boston. Fantastic experience and even better food. I will be returning as often as I can!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Reviews of this Chain

Celiac

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A must for those who have celiac disease. All fried food is gf!!!! Clear that they took precautions and get gluten free. I love!!!

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

Celiac

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Ordered the omelet, server explained the limitations. No buns were offered but extra lettuce was available. Servers made sure to ask and then specify whether it was an allergy or a preference. Omelet was good but gone too quickly. Only place I saw open at 7 AM.

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?

— Some

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

— Excellent

Celiac

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I love the food here. Fish is fresh and they have lots of gluten free items. The fish and chips are a treat but they have lots of healthy seafood too. They are great for gluten free with high awareness.

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free space in the kitchen
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer
  • 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?

— Some

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
Celiac

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Many menu items are available gluten free. Food was brought out to me separately and I was told it was gluten free at every step.

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • 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?

— Some

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

— Good

Celiac

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Had GF calamari for $17 and it was tasteless. The spicy tuna sushi was very good. Service was horrible and food overpriced. My stomach also wasn’t quite right after.

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?

— Below Average

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