Oiistar

17 recent ratings
$$ • Ramen Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Beer, Cider, Noodles, Ramen
Safety Rating
15 ratings

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1385 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL 60622
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Celiac

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This used to be my favorite celiac safe ramen in Chicago, but they recently changed their protocols so now only the veggie ramen is celiac safe ): still good for veggie ramen but a bummer as they used to have a ton more options that were safe!

Safety


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

— Not 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?

— Not Much/None

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

— Average

Updated 3 weeks ago read full review

Celiac

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The menu had gluten-free items marked, including the option for rice noodles for ramen. The server pointed out three of the ramens that were gluten-free, but when I asked if the rice noodles were cooked in the same water as the wheat ones, he said yes. So I was a bit bummed, because I really was craving ramen. I opted for the tuna capriccio, which was marked gluten-free and it was delicious.

Safety


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

— Not 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?

— Not Much

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

— Excellent

Updated 3 months ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

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It used to be that half the ramen options could be made gluten free, but I was told that as of a few weeks ago only the Veggiemen could be made gluten free. Loved this place as a gluten free ramen spot, but very disappointed to see only one option here now!

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much/None

Updated 3 months 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

  • Beer
  • Cider
  • Gluten-Free Menu
  • Noodles
  • Ramen

Categories

  • Allergy Friendly
  • Asian
  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Delivery
  • Dinner
  • Healthy
  • Japanese
  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Online Ordering
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout
  • Vegan Friendly

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Gluten Free #7 (Chadolmen)
GF veggimen ramen w/ beef brisket
Gluten-Free at Oiistar
Gluten-Free Beer at Oiistar
Gluten-Free at Oiistar
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Celiac

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They initially told me half the ramen options could be GF, as long as I subbed out the pork belly for another meat. Then, after I put in my order, they came back to tell me actually all the meats were marinated in soy sauce and all I could have is the veggie ramen. More conversation about the cross continuation ultimately made me reluctant to dine here.

Updated 4 months ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Great ramen with large portions! I went here with my boyfriend who has celiac disease and he had multiple ramen options to choose from. Our server understood his situtaion with cross contact and his ramen came out with a GF marker! He was a happy camper and didn't have any reaction.

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Food comes out flagged or marked gluten-free

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 5 months ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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I am updating my review. They have taken many things that were previously gluten free and made them with gluten now. They have eliminated the fried chicken for the ramen (there is already a very limited selection of meats). And they cannot guarantee some broths to be gluten free anymore. LIKE WHY?!! Ramen options are stupid limited now :(

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?

— Not Much

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

— Excellent

Updated 5 months ago read full review

Celiac

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I had the veggie ramen bowl - it was delicious. Unfortunately, I ended up with food poisoning. It was not my standard gluten symptoms and I was violently ill - and had not consumed anything else that evening

This place got such good reviews too :(

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?

— Not Much

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

— Excellent

Updated 6 months ago read full review

Overall Rating

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Knowledgeable staff, gluten friendly options including broth, noodles and rice dish (must ask which broths are gf as it is not marked, staff knew though). VERY large portions and excellent food!

Safety


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

— Somewhat

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?

— Excellent

Updated 6 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Staff was very knowledgeable and asked if was a true allergy. Greatly appreciated that he asked and was aware of changes that needed to be made to a dish that we ordered. Will definitely come back

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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for takeout
  • Good vegan options
  • Good with other allergies
Updated 6 months ago read full review

Celiac

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I have celiac (though have gotten slightly less symptomatic over the years). I’ve been here twice, and I felt confident that my food was gluten free and enjoyed it both times. I have never gotten sick from here. They can make 3 different dishes gluten free as far as I remember (Oiiman with substituted meat, Chicmen, and the vegetarian one). Haven’t tried vegetarian but the other two are good. The second time I went, the waiter originally said only one type was gluten free, but when I asked and mentioned that the last time I was there I had gotten something else gluten free, he confirmed it was and he had forgotten, that is why I only put 4 stars for safety.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

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?

— Good

Updated 11 months ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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This place went above and beyond my expectations. So delicious and very knowledgeable about celiac. Got the vegan and gf ramen—soooo good! Huge portions though! Did not 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?

— 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

Symptomatic Celiac

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Stopped here for lunch. Was told that only the veggie broth was gluten free so I ordered the veggimen ramen with gluten free rice noodles and beef brisket added to it. I was really happy that there was a GF marker in my bowl when it came to the table. I was shocked at how big the bowl the was. For me, it was enough for 2 full meals. The leftovers heated up on the stove were just as good as the day of. Did not get sick - would definitely come back

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • 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?

— Some

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 dinner
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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I ate here twice and am very pleased! I have celiac and DH (BLISTERY RASH) and haven't had a reaction from either time. #6 with beef brisket and then #6 with fried chicken (gf with separate fryer). Personally I enjoyed the beef brisket better. Highly recommend.

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

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

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Waiter was extremely helpful in letting me know what I could and could not have in my ramen with my gluten intolerance. They even have gluten free beer on the menu!

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
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked
  • 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/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 dinner
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Good vegetarian options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers online ordering
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Chadolmen Ranen with gf noodles is AMAZING. I get this regularly and it’s the best bowl of soup ever, never gotten sick

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?

— Some

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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I felt confident going here because of reviews that I had read and the waiter answered my questions about what was gf. Ordered the #7 with gf noodles, but I did get sick.

Safety


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

— Not 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?

— Some

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

— Good

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Overall Rating

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I’m vegetarian and celiac and this place had a dish. Seemed fine. Everyone was knowledgeable. Even told me a specific hot sauce I shouldn’t have.

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?

— Some

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

— Good

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Best ramen in Chicago! The chadolmen modern ramen only needs rice noodles substituted and is delicious. The other ramen dishes can be modified to be gf too but they might need to switch out meats - the pork belly is not gf. They also add a little wooden marker w. a gf stamp so you can be assured you’re getting the correct ramen! Highly recommend.

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?

— Excellent

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Every time I go here they tell me different ingredients have gluten. It’s real concerning...

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I get the GF Veggiemon - the gf subs they make are: no tree ear mushrooms; gf noodles; veggie broth. I never get sick with this order (I’m pretty sensitive) and it’s sooo freaking good. They once accidentally gave me regular noodles instead of GF (luckily I suspected before eating - the noodles looked curlier and darker than I remembered), so now I always open my carry out to check that the noodles are the pale, sad-looking gf noodles. Only bummer is that they’re closed on Mondays and I often want it on Mondays.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Good food, but got cross-contaminated.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Staff was knowledgeable about the gluten free options on the menu and didn’t need to go and ask. Didn’t feel like I was sacrificing anything even despite needing to get the rice noodle ramen.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Staff was knowledgeable of Celiac needs. I’ve eaten here prior to diagnosis and loved it. Pork belly, bamboo shoots, and mushrooms were off limits. Sake was OK though. Specify which one prior to ordering though. I had the unfiltered nigori. Plenty of food and delicious. Can’t wait to return.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Oiistar was great! They have GF ramen dishes (rice noodles) as well as appetizers, beer and dessert. They were careful and very helpful. Best of all the food was great. Japanese food is my favorite so I was so excited to find some I can actually eat!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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GF noodle option, GF beer, and plenty of other options!

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Wonderful options for gluten free!!

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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Great food and huge ramen portions! The server was really friendly and knowledgeable. Some of the ramen ingredients are not gf because they are marinated in soy sauce (like the pork belly, mushrooms, bamboo shoots), but they are able to make substitutions or point out the ramen options that are naturally gf. They can make the buns gf by putting the contents on rice instead of on a bun. I loved the duck breast bun served on rice. So good! Will definitely return!

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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Wahoo gluten free ramen!! This place is a godsend, as we thought ramen would be off the table for us forever. And it's great ramen too-- more "fusion" than authentic I'd say, but we're totally down with that.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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The best place in Chicago for gf ramen. Staff is very knowledgeable in all ingredients.

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Yummy ramen. Knowledgeable staff.

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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