Namaste India Bistro

3 recent ratings
$$ • Indian Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
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3 ratings

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538 Lighthouse Ave
Monterey, CA 93940
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Celiac

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This is one of the most delicious places I’ve eaten in years! Well marked GF menu items. And truly 100% worth a visit if you are in town.

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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for keto
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Good vegetarian options
Updated 3 days ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Menu clearly marks GF food. Delicious! Great service!

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 2 months ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

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Menu items were clearly marked, and our server, AJ, was very knowledgeable about ingredients.

They even had gluten free pappadams!

Everything was delicious, too!

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • 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?

— 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

  • Gluten-Free Menu

Categories

  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Dinner
  • Healthy
  • Indian
  • Keto Friendly
  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout
  • Vegan Friendly

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Symptomatic Celiac

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Much of the map was marked gf, but many is cooked or fried in the same oil as non-gf so that limited our options significantly. The waiter was able to tell us which vegetarian dishes are safe for us.

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?

— Average

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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There were so many items on the menu marked "GF," and the server was able to easily tell me which ones were also dairy free- on the menu it clearly states if there is a yogurt marinade. I had the fish curry and rice because I've never had fish curry. My partner (gluten eater) had the rack of lamb and said it was delicious and our toddler enjoyed the butter naan. Will visit again soon!

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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers online ordering
Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Great experience. Only hiccup was that they brought my plate out with naan on top of the rice, but they gave me an entirely new dish and were great about it. Almost all the main dishes are gf, so the selection is great. Really happy with this experience.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • 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?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for lunch
Updated 2 years ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Very delicious North Indian food. Most items are gluten free. Staff seemed knowledgeable. One of the dishes we ordered, the fish curry, freaked me out as I discovered a batter on the fish after taking a couple of bites, but I asked and it turned out to be chick pea batter! Whew! Everything we ate was delicious and very reasonably priced. Nice calm, quiet ambiance, beautiful space. We even went back again the next day. No sign of cross contamination. Will definitely be eating here if we come to Monterey again in the future!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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