Masala Art

5 ratings
$$ • Indian Restaurant
Reported NOT to have a gluten-free menu
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5 ratings

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1101 4th St SW
Washington, DC 20024
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Celiac

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This restaurant has a lot of items on their menu marked as gluten free but it’s NOT safe and can’t be trusted.

I wanted to order the Aloo Bonda which is potatoes made with chickpeas batter but the waitress wanted to ask first if it was safe because she thought they fried it in a common pan. She asked the manager, came back and said it “should be fine”, but then asked if I wanted to speak to the manager. I said yes, but he apparently didn’t want to as I saw her speaking with him but then she went to the kitchen without him coming over. She came back from the kitchen and said I “probably shouldn’t”. So I skipped it.

However, I did order the chicken tikka masala (murg tikka lababdar) and the missi roti bread (made from chickpea flour), both marked GF and both the waitress said I should be “100% ok” with. Both were mediocre and their rice has an odd flavor that no one liked at our table.

Unfortunately, I got glutened….very sick after two hours and was sick for the next 18 hours. Overall, this place was a bad experience and a danger zone.

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?

— 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?

— Poor

Updated 1 month ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Ordered this to be delivered to my hotel and it was delicious. Got the chicken biryani, saag paneer, and the chickpea roti. Only thing to note is the saag paneer did not come with plain rice. It wasn’t a problem for me since I could dip the roti in it but definitely would have been a bummer if I hadn’t had the roti!

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the 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 4 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Wonderful food, even had a gluten free naan option. Didn’t have other GF items marked on the menu but the server was very knowledgeable and there were plenty of GF options that we discussed.

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the 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

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

  • None Listed

Categories

  • Dinner
  • Indian
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout
  • Vegetarian Friendly

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Celiac

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So good! Server is able to point out the many gluten free items, or will check with the kitchen. They even have chickpea roti.

Safety


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

— Very

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 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Really good Indian food and the owner was helpful and knowledgeable about gluten allergies. My daughter with celiac ate several of the dishes and didn’t get sick.

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the 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

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