Oriental Pearl Restaurant

4.5 stars 4.5 out of 5 27 ratings
$$$Celiac Friendly, Chinese, Asian + 2 more
100% of 21 votes say it's Celiac friendly

760 Clay St, San Francisco, CA 94108 Directions

(415) 433-1817
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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 weeks ago

    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.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 month ago

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

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    Not celiac
    5 rating
    2 months ago

    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!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    6 months ago

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

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    6 months ago

    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!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    6 months ago

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

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    7 months ago

    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!

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    Celiac
    4 rating
    9 months ago

    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!

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    Celiac
    4 rating Celiac friendly
    9 months ago

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

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    9 months ago

    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.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    11 months ago

    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!!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    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.

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    Not celiac
    5 rating
    1 year ago

    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.

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    3 rating
    1 year ago

    The staff was knowledgeable about GF and other allergies, however there weren't many options. Additionally I didn't feel well both times I ate the food, though it was very tasty!

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    Not celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Thanks to this app, we just had an AMAZING meal at Oriental Pearl! I took your advice and got the veggie dumplings, Singapore noodles, veggie rice, and OMG prawn with walnuts. Best meal of the trip to SF. Thank you FMGF!!! (Note: I was advised that the black bean sauce was not GF so be careful.)

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    Not celiac
    5 rating
    1 year ago

    The food here was excellent! They are very knowledgeable about GF and some of he dishes are already made without soy sauce. I got the Singapore rice noodles and vegetable fried rice and it was incredible!

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    Celiac
    4 rating
    1 year ago

    Manager was helpful but there weren't many options available

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    3 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    No separate GF menu but server walked through the menu. Inside much nicer than outside would lead you to believe. Only gave 3 stars because food was safe to eat but not that flavorful. Chicken and noodle dish was GF because it was made without the sauce. Would be nice if they had GF soy sauce.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    1 year ago

    They were extremely helpful and offered many suggestions.. the dishes were flavorful and the service was wonderful.. The atmosphere was relaxing with modern clean lines and subtle colors..I would not hesitate to recommend this restaurant to anyone.. excellent choice..

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    We would have walked right by the place if it weren't for the FMGF app. the staff is very attuned to food allergies and went through what a Celiac with Soy intolerance can eat. The food was delicious. Great place in Chinatown!

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    Not celiac
    5 rating
    1 year ago

    Enjoyed almond shrimp and vegetable fried rice. Delicious!

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    Not celiac
    4 rating
    2 years ago

    What a pleasant surprise to find this place in Chinatown! While they did not have a gluten-free menu the staff was extremely knowledgeable and went over everything on the menu that was naturally gluten-free. I was very happy with the number of choices while the staff also said they could accommodate me on some of the other items as well. The food was excellent and I will definitely be coming back!

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    Not celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    Great food! Very knowledgeable staff who are willing to go through the whole menu with you to find gf options.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    2 years ago

    Very knowledgeable staff and delicious gluten-free options. In the middle of Chinatown it is a nice and clean place compared to most. A little spendy, but totally worth it.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    BEST GF option in Chinatown!! Amazing wait staff who is very accommodating and knowledgeable. The menu is not labeled but many dishes are already gluten free and if not can be altered. We were told to stay away from the beef and pork for they are pre-marinated in soy sauce. I was able to have amazing vegetable dumplings (they also have shrimp) wrapped in rice paper, prawns in a honey walnut glaze (10/10...taste just like Mr. Chow) and Chicken Chow Fun with a black bean sauce (rice noodles of course) which was out of this world. I cannot rave about this enough. I HIGHLY recommend this restaurants for anyone with Celiac disease and ask for Rebecca she's amazing and incredibly helpful.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Celiac Friendly

Categories

  • Asian
  • Chinese
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout
Monday
11 am - 3 pm, 5 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11 am - 3 pm, 5 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11 am - 3 pm, 5 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11 am - 3 pm, 5 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
11 am - 3 pm, 5 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
11 am - 3 pm, 5 pm - 9:30 pm
Sunday
11 am - 3 pm, 5 pm - 9:30 pm
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