Nom Wah Tea Parlor

3.5 stars 3.5 out of 5 18 ratings
$$Gluten Free Menu, Kid Friendly, Chinese + 4 more
70% of 10 votes say it's Celiac friendly

13 Doyers St, New York, NY 10013

(212) 962-6047
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    3 ratingMay 25, 2017

    They mark GF but not a ton of options. But good to have some dim sum. They ensured they used GF soy sauce.

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    4 ratingMarch 16, 2017

    GF options marked, but also be sure to mention you need GF.

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    3 ratingJuly 24, 2016

    Just ordered the rice roll ! Is safe to eat but no sauce from there" And not all of the gluten free options is with out wheat sauce!

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    1 ratingMarch 16, 2016

    Limited options and unappetizing taste.

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    4 ratingMarch 15, 2016

    I am a Celiac from Houston and I say yes this place is GF friendly AS LONG AS YOU TELL THEM THAT YOU ARE CELIAC. Very satisfied with my Chinese greens! Also, get the jasmine tea.☕️

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    3 ratingMarch 12, 2015

    The experience is.... Interesting. There are gluten free options, they're just interesting! The prices are fair and they even have gluten free soy sauce. It's worth a visit, but don't expect exceptional food.

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    4 ratingFebruary 22, 2015

    If you make it clear that you are Celiac, they will steer you towards the menu items that are safe: only rice rolls and some beef items (beef balls) are truly safe. They have GF soy sauce and are aware of cross contamination, but regardless, stay away from anything fried, and make sure they bring you your own soy sauce on the side. If you do this, you'll be fine.

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    2 ratingNovember 01, 2014

    Claimed the food on the menu was gluten free and then served it with non-gluten free sauce.I asked them about their frying process and I was asked if I was "gluten free" or Celiacs. The frying process is cross contaminated as well. I believe they are trying to do a good thing by providing gluten free options but I don't believe it is okay on how lightly they are taking the allergy. They need to specify on their menu and not claim something is gluten free that isn't- anything fried there.

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    5 ratingJuly 04, 2014

    A little hidden but so worth the hunt! The food was very good and the staff was friendly and asked if I had celiacs. The menu was clearly marked with what items were gluten free. They even provided a bottle of gluten free soy sauce.

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    5 ratingJune 16, 2014

    Waitress took excellent care of me. New favorite!!

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    3 ratingMay 14, 2014

    Authentic dim sum but there are really only a few items that I feel confident are gluten free- only the rice rolls are truly safe (and you have to be very clear that they cannot put soy sauce on them). All other items marked gluten free are fried in the same fryer as non-GF food. Their rice rolls are delicious and filling though and they have GF soy sauce.

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    1 ratingFebruary 09, 2014

    The menu looked fun but after seeing the reviews I figured it was celiac safe. Once we asked the server they said nothing was safe to order and they didn't recommend eating anywhere in the area if you have a gluten sensitivity.

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    4 ratingJanuary 13, 2014

    Definitely knowledgable about celiac vs gluten allergy. Just because it says no gluten doesn't mean it is gf off the menu, it means they can modify it so it is gf (ie leave off the sauce and give you a bottle of gf soy sauce).

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    3 ratingSeptember 16, 2013

    It was very exciting to see a gluten free menu here, however it is unique and different but my taste buds weren't satisfied. And the almond cookie says gluten free on the menu so I ordered one and then the waiter came to our table after eating half the cookie and said oh sorry that's not gluten free, even though the menu says gf. I appreciate his honesty however I had already eaten half the cookie.

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    4 ratingSeptember 07, 2013

    Gluten free soy sauce and menu labeling which items are gluten free. They use rice noodles for most of the dishes, so it seemed like there was a lot to order. The waitress understood what gluten was, so I wasn't scared to eat anything. Definitely a great option in Chinatown when gfree eating can be tricky.

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    4 ratingJuly 23, 2013

    Really good dishes dedicated soya sauce, you need to take care in understanding what dish will arrive on the table if you eat with nonGf people. But really good !

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    1 ratingApril 05, 2013

    While a number of items on their menu are marked gluten free, only 5 items are truly gluten free. Those 5 things are all based on the same concept...plain wide rice noodles with a bit of shrimp or vegetables. Even when desperate for Chinese, the food was bland and gross. Be careful at this place!

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    5 ratingNovember 21, 2012

    Great Dim Sum with lots of GF options. The rice rolls are particularly delicious.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Gluten Free Menu


  • Asian
  • Chinese
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Restaurant
10:30 am - 10 pm
10:30 am - 10 pm
10:30 am - 10 pm
10:30 am - 10 pm
10:30 am - 10 pm
10:30 am - 10 pm
10:30 am - 10 pm

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