Magic Bowl Chinese Eatery

9 ratings
$$ • Chinese Restaurant
66% of 3 votes say it's celiac friendly
1215 Lake Sylvan Dr SE #12
Calgary, AB T2J 5N7, Canada

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I was so worried I would have a reaction. Chinese food is notoriously difficult to find gluten free and made in a safe way. The owners were super nice and answered all my questions. I don't know if they exactly have separate designated area for gluten free cooking because they use the same utensils but they will wash in-between and use fresh oil. I did not have a reaction and I am pretty sensitive.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 10 months ago read full review

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We had take-out, and the staff were very knowledgeable about GF and celiac. They assured me that they used a dedicated fryer and that the breaded/battered dishes were made using potato starch. When I picked the food up, all the GF items were labeled and in the same bag, and a smaller bag with the non-GF items (just the spring roles and wonton soup) were all together. They were very patient and happy to answer all my questions.

This was my first Chinese food experience since diagnosis and I was not disappointed. We had the dinner for six, and the only non-GF items were the spring roles, wonton soup, and fortune cookies. All the other dishes were GF (ginger beef, sweet & sour chicken, black pepper pork, hot & sour soup, chicken fried rice, ginger tofu, salt & pepper squid, etc.), and they were very tasty. The ginger beef wasn’t as crunchy as I’ve had pre celiac, but the flavour was very good, and the hot & sour soup is some of the best I’ve had. They serve the sweet & sour sauce in the side so the breading on the chicken stays crisp. This is now our go-to restaurant for Chinese food.

Wonderful staff. Very helpful and friendly and eager to help.

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
  • 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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers delivery
Updated 10 months ago read full review

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I'm so excited to find GF sweet and sour chicken (it is even battered). We also had egg foo young and house special died rice. It was expensive but so worth the cost to finally have Chinese food again.

I read the reviews here and elsewhere and was a bit worried... but the food was amazing. I ate it last night and had no contamination symptoms. I ordered from doordash.

Safety


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

— Not very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free 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 takeout
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers online ordering
Updated 1 year 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

  • Dedicated Fryer
  • Gluten Free Menu

Categories

  • Allergy Friendly
  • Asian
  • Chinese
  • Delivery
  • Kid Friendly
  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Online Ordering
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout

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If I could put no star I would.

I've never reviewed a place because I can always get through eating a meal, but I had two bites of whatever kind of meat they served and it was chewy, old, and soggy. I'm warning everyone, please do not go here.

On top of everything - I highly doubt it was gluten free.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Good food but not celiac friendly. They use the same fryer for all food so tons of cross contamination.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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They are not celiac friendly. How do people not understand this? The restaurant is full of contamination because they don’t clean the cooking dishes properly to make it gluten free!

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Amazing food and helpful server!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Having recently been diagnosed with celiac, I was thrilled to see that Magic Bowl has a gluten free menu. We ordered several dishes for pickup and were pleasantly surprised how good the gluten free options were. Although it tasted delicious as it was, the gluten free Ginger Beef is nothing like the Ginger Beef we are accustomed to (pre diagnosis).Will definitely order from them again.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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