Mao Please

22 ratings
$$ • Chinese Restaurant
100% of 6 votes say it's celiac friendly
214 Little Bourke St
Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

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Small but tasty handmade dumpling selection. A rare gluten free find

Safety


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

— Somewhat

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?

— Good

Updated 1 month ago read full review

Celiac

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My friends and I wanted to try this place and we chose it knowing they had a gluten free menu to cater to my coeliac needs. I contacted Mao Please via email a few weeks prior to ask about their gluten free safety practices. I got a quick and detailed response within the next day stating that although they have a shared kitchen space they have separate utensils for gluten free meals and have assured me they use all gluten free sauces in these dishes. They also told me the manager and head chef have completed courses regarding food safety and have passed this knowledge on to other staff. They had a separate menu for gluten free that included types of noodles, noodle soups, rice, dumplings, etc. GF pork dumplings and beef fried noodles were delicious.

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • 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

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?

— Good

Updated 3 months ago read full review

Celiac

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GF dumplings were delicious and GF noodles nice too.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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

  • Cider
  • Gluten Free Menu
  • Noodles
  • Soup

Categories

  • Asian
  • Chinese
  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Delivery
  • Kid Friendly
  • Late Night
  • Online Ordering
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout

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Celiac

We wanted to eat here but didn’t ultimately choose to because of the MSG risks. It would be good if others commented on the safety with additives etc - from a GF perspective it’s clearly a safe choice

1 year ago

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My mum and I had a great lunch here. Delicious GF dumplings, beef with black bean sauce and broccoli with oyster sauce. They had a separate GF menu and the serving sizes were quite big. I’ll definitely be back

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Not celiac

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Best dumplings! Staff are very friendly and welcoming. They also provide GF soy sauce

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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Excellent gf dumplings, gf soy sauce, several GF menu choices

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Great staff. Was delicious. Felt comfortable.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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I am coeliac and veggie (for 25 years) and paying 18 dollars for a bowl of flavourless rice noodles with a little bit of Bok Choy and a few pieces of carrot and with no flavour except a bit of soy sauce makes me feel a bit resentful. The meat options sound ok according to the other reviews, but if you are coeliac and veggie, please just go to the supermarket and get instant noodles. They are more flavoursome, interesting and way cheaper than the ‘veggie’ noodles here.

The menu also stated ‘gluten free black bean sauce’ but when I asked, the waitress said they don’t have that. It seems like they’re just putting things on the menu to attract coeliacs but not actually providing anything worth eating for them.

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Great! So exciting to eat Chinese again. Very tasty!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Great Chinese restaurant in the heart of Chinatown. A small but delicious gluten free menu is available. The mongolian beef, noodles and pan fried chicken dumplings were all delicious. Staff were knowledgable and reassuring about gluten free requirements.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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A gluten free Chinese restaurant! They’ve got a separate menu with GF options. I ordered the pan fried noodles with beef which I could have happily eaten for dinner. But when my pan fried pork dumplings arrived, I regretted filling up on the noodles. Next time, I’m going to order two (maybe three) orders of dumplings and a bowl of rice. It was that good.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Had a seperate menu with a number of options.

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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If you miss GF dumplings you must go here! Delicious seperate GF menu. GF food takes longer than the regular food so you may wait a little longer for your order but it is worth it.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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Dumplings were delicious! Had the cashew and chicken which was also nice. Had gluten free soy sauce as well.

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Tastiest gf dumplings around! Don’t expect 5 star customer service however, it is china town after all

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Great food and friendly staff. Their GF Pork Dumplings are amazing! Chicken and Cashew, and Mongolian Beef are delicious too. Would love to see some additional GF options on the menu but what is available is lovely.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Seriously yummy GF dumplings however quite pricey!

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Excellent gf menu; dumplings & gf soy sauce

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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A great range from a dedicated gluten free menu

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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They have numerous gluten free sauces to make many different dishes, steamed dumplings, soups, and rice noodles. Good size portions.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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