Oriental Pearl Restaurant

26 recent ratings
$$ • Chinese Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
90% of 20 votes say it's celiac friendly

Top Reviews


Overall Rating

Review


I ordered the vegan GF dumplings and tested with NIMA and unfortunately gluten was found

Safety


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

— Not very

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?

— Average

Updated 2 months ago read full review

Overall Rating

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Amazing dumplings, and a stacked menu of great options - get the noodles with black bean sauce!

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

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

— Excellent

Updated 2 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Not safe, I ordered two things off the gluten free menu - black mushroom with sugar peas and Singapore noodles, and both tested positive for gluten with my Nima tester.

Safety


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

— Not at all

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?

— Poor

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

  • Gluten-Free Menu

Categories

  • Allergy Friendly
  • Asian
  • Chinese
  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Delivery
  • Dinner
  • Healthy
  • Keto Friendly
  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Online Ordering
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout
  • Vegan Friendly

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Oriental Pearl Restaurant gluten-free menu
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Prawns with honey walnut glaze
Honey glazed walnut prawns! Photo by Cg.
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Celiac

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Wonderful gluten-free selection. We ordered off of it for me and off of the regular menu for the rest of the family. They packed everything in two separate bags for us. Included GF condiments in my bag and told me about it so I wouldn’t be guessing once I got to the hotel. The shrimp dumplings were delicious!

Safety


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

— Very

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?

— Excellent

Updated 4 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Food was just ok. We were super excited but it was not the best. Felt very safe though!

Safety


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

— Very

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?

— Average

Updated 4 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Excellent GF options - dumplings, noodles, and classic chinese dishes. Singapore noodles, shrimp dumplings, and chicken in black bean sauce were highlights! GF dishes are prepared in a separate space, so there is very little risk of cross-contamination. Safest I've ever felt at a chinese restaurant

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free space in the kitchen
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer

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?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers online ordering
Updated 4 months ago read full review

Celiac

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server was very helpful and knowledgeable about gf, food off of gf menu was delicious, highly recommend!

Safety


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

— Very

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?

— 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?

— Excellent

Updated 4 months ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Delicious food! Dedicated gluten free menu available.

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

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

— Excellent

Updated 4 months ago read full review

Overall Rating

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— None

Updated 5 months ago read full review

Celiac

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This place does an amazing job of taking care of us with Celiac Disease. They provide you with gluten free soy sauce and a gluten free menu. Very knowledgeable! Definitely recommend for anyone with Celiac Disease and wanting Chinese food!

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions

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?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
Updated 6 months ago read full review

Overall Rating

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Such good Chinese food and they are so careful about GF allergies. The GF dumplings are amazing! Separate GF menu, the waitress talked to me extensively about food choices and marked the food when it came out.

Safety


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

— 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?

— 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?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
Updated 6 months ago read full review

Celiac

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GLUTEN FREE DIM SUM. Enough said. Shrimp & veggie dumplings!

Safety


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

— 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?

— 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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Separate two page menu of GF items. We had egg drop soup, shrimp dumplings (amazing), honey shrimp with walnuts (also fantastic) and fried rice. They also brought us GF soy sauce. Can't wait to go again!

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?

— Excellent

Updated 6 months ago read full review

Overall Rating

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Very enjoyable menu they were very helpful and let me know what was it was not gluten-free very knowledgeable.

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?

— Excellent

Updated 7 months ago read full review

Gluten Sensitive

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The waitressvery polite got it right there at 11 AM when it opened gluten-free menu was delicious had the shrimp dumplings and chicken cashew broccoli lunch special!!

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?

— Excellent

Updated 7 months ago read full review

Celiac

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A great experience! Nice quiet restaurant, knowledgeable staff, and a separate gluten free menu. I got the Singapore style noodles, they were really tasty!

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 8 months ago read full review

Celiac

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So exciting to find a Chinese food restaurant where I can eat safely!! I have extremely sensitive celiac, so this is a rare find for me. They take cross contamination seriously and have a ton of safe options. I even ordered delivery safely (which is usually more difficult since you don’t talk to a waiter or chef) but it was no problem at all.

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?

— Most

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 takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers online ordering
Updated 9 months ago read full review

Celiac

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I had the Honey glazed walnut shrimp and shrimp dumplings. Both were amazing. The waitress brought out GF soy sauce for me without needing to be asked. Would 100% eat here again!

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?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers delivery
Updated 10 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Fresh Chinese food and I had no reaction! I am extremely sensitive and they clearly know what they’re doing here. I struggle to find GF Chinese food and am super happy to discover this place!

Safety


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

— Very

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?

— Excellent

Updated 10 months ago read full review

Overall Rating

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The waitress was so nice! She knew exactly what to do as soon I said was celiac. She also gave me my own personal bottle of gluten free soy sauce to eat with the GLUTEN FREE DUMPLINGS. Seriously in Chinese food heaven here it’s been so long since I could enjoy it!

Safety


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

— Very

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?

— Excellent

Updated 10 months ago read full review

Celiac

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The food was very good, and they were very accommodating. I'm celiac and vegetarian. The vegetarian, gf dumplings were so good. They put together 2 different dishes for my daughter and me. We felt very safe eating there.

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 10 months ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Our server was very knowledgeable about the menu and the GF choices. The staff was very careful to separate GF from non-GF dishes as they were served. They had GF soy sauce available. We had the Oriental Pearl fried rice and it was fantastic.

Safety


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

— Very

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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
Updated 11 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Had not been to the city since having to be gf. This was close to the Hilton. Waitress/host very attentive. Asked for gf menu. She was very clear what was gf and not. They had special soy sauce. Was very clear they try to accommodate. Enjoyed . Did not have a reaction. Rest of family had the other dishes that they said were super tasty. I had a garlic chicken with white rice.

Safety


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

— Very

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?

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Ordered from here twice this week using Uber Eats. They have a separate gluten free menu. I got the chicken fried rice and vegetarian dumplings. Both were delicious. I called after ordering just to tell them to be extra careful. They told me they do this all the time and offered to bag the GF items separately. Will definitely eat here again!

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions

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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers online ordering
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Staff was reassuring, demonstrated knowledge of celiac needs. GF menu was limited, didn’t include a lot of my pre-celiac favorites, which was a bummer. However, food was good, I felt safe and feel fine 10 hours later!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Food was decent. Charging $3.50 for a soda AND another $3.50 for a refill and then charging my $2 for a side of white rice as it doesn’t come with your meal...not good in my book. I get it’s SF and everything is pricey here but those three charges equaled the amount of my husband’s lunch off the regular menu. Severs all seemed like they were unhappy to be there and just stuck working there. Would I go back? If I needed Chinese food, yes. Would I make a specific point to go back? No.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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GLUTEN FREE DIM SUM. Yay!!! And the nicest people in the universe.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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Loved this place! I am Chinese so this was such a pleasant surprise for me. There's a GF menu that includes delicious dumplings and the waitress was extremely knowledgeable about GF items at the restaurant. Will be going back again!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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The dumplings were AMAZING. Portions are large. Great service and attention to GF.

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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Great place to go! Lots of options with a gluten free menu. I got the vegetable dumplings and prawns with honey walnut glaze. Both were amazing!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Food was good but GF menu was fairly limited to a small selection of items.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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The staff are great! They have a gf menu, including dumplings! Yum! Everything was great and good service. I highly recommend if you’re in Chinatown!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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From the outside you will think it’s an old hole in the wall, but walk upstairs and you are greeted by simple elegance, serenity and hospitality. Our waitress was most helpful and knowledgeable about gluten and also about explaining dishes. The honey glazed prawns are extraordinary and the Oriental Pearl Fried Rice is tasty and fresh. Highly recommend. In the heart of San Francisco’s historic Chinatown and authentic Chinese food that is safe for us! Almost felt too good to be true.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Love this place!! Multiple options, knowledgeable staff and best of all.... I didn’t get sick!!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Staff were very knowledgeable. Waitress walked me through what I could have without any hesitation. Plenty to choose from including dumplings and noodle dishes. You just have to stay away from beef and pork dishes due to marination. But there are plenty of seafood, chicken and veggie dishes that are gluten free or can be made gluten free.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Staff were very knowledgeable about gluten free! Food was excellent too.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

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Fabulous restaurant. They take you page by page through the menu. They know exactly what you can and cant have. Very friendly and knowledgeable and the food is fantastic! Chicken dumplings and almond chicken with cashews!

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Delicious and friendly. Staff is very considerate and knows about gluten(free).

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Really amazing food and the staff really cares...they will point out the gluten free menu items. I really enjoyed mushroom dumplings and also had some delicious shrimp and walnuts. The rice is perfectly cooked. I will be coming back!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Owner was very knowledgeable about gluten. Kitchen must have been careful because I did not get sick. Prawns & honey walnuts were excellent!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Delicious authentic Chinese in Chinatown!! The owner came over and suggested 4 dishes which we ordered. We had the chicken with mushrooms, chicken with cashews, chicken fried rice and a rice noodle dish with curry. All very very good!! I usually carry gf soy sauce packs but didn’t. Would have been nice on the fried rice but otherwise loved it all!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Updated 3 years ago read full review

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This is the first time that I’ve had authentic Chinese food in years! There were many gluten free choices, and the staff was very knowledgeable. My only suggestion would be that the restaurant offer gluten free soy sauce. Much of the food was tasty, but needed salt!

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Extremely helpful & knowledgable about Celiacs. Had great appetizer(shrimp dumpling) and then spicy shrimp & glazed walnuts

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Many menu items can be made GF. I believe we had one of the owners taking our orders, and she seemed relatively knowledgeable about the options, or what could be adjusted. We all loved our food, the only negative was that oddly, one of our dishes came out so late, everyone else was finished eating. 3 celiacs in our party, and no one felt ill afterwards.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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This was a delicious family-style dinner. There are a number of options (authentic, substantial options), and the whole staff is super knowledgeable about their dishes and ingredients. So sad I’m only here a few days or I’d be here weekly! Recommend the prawns with honey glazed walnuts and salty cod with veggies. So. Good!!

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Cashew chicken and rice were very good, and my portion was big enough for two meals. The manager took our orders. When I said I had to eat GF, she asked 1) Can you eat MSG? and 2) Can you eat corn starch? Then she recommended several dishes for me to choose from. Great experience.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

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My wife and I overheard a couple next to us talking with the owner. The owner is retiring and selling, which is too bad because we thought the food was excellent and I believe this restaurant has been in Chinatown a long time.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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