Pa Lian Burmese Restaurant

5 recent ratings
$$ • Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Safety Rating
5 ratings

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254 E Geneva Rd
Wheaton, IL 60187

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Symptomatic Celiac

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The flavors and menu were phenomenal. Unfortunately my noodle dish Kyarzan Thoke with chicken tested positive for gluten on my Nima Sensor. I’m sad because I really liked everything about this place but would not feel safe eating here as a celiac.

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?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

Updated 3 months ago read full review

Celiac

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I had the pleasure of dining at Pa Lian, a Burmese restaurant, yesterday during my lunch break, and it was an experience I will never forget. I discovered the restaurant on the Find Me Gluten-Free app, which praised its flavorful dishes and commitment to safety for those with gluten allergies. With such reassuring reviews, I had no reservations placing an order, and they certainly did not disappoint.

Originally planning to pick up my order and leave, I realized I had time to sit and savor my meal. The host (or perhaps server or owner) graciously took my to-go bag and insisted on plating my food for the full dining experience. While I waited, he kindly brought me a complimentary bowl of chicken bone broth, which was a warm and delightful treat.

The entire visit was nothing short of wonderful, from the delicious and safe gluten-free food to the exceptional service and the inviting atmosphere. I thoroughly enjoyed my meal without any concerns about cross-contamination, and I did not have a reaction afterward.

As someone of Filipino descent, I found their dishes reminiscent of the flavors my late mother used to create, providing a sense of comfort and nostalgia that made the experience even more special. The staff at Pa Lian went above and beyond to make me feel at home and comfortable, and I cannot wait to return with friends and family to share this gem of a restaurant.

Pa Lian is truly deserving of a 5-star review and I wholeheartedly recommend it to anyone seeking an unforgettable, heartwarming, and safe gluten-free dining experience.

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

Celiac

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Good amount of options for gluten free on the menu. Food was good not super flavorful but good option for to-go. Staff was super friendly and helpful!

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?

— Some

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

— Good

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers online ordering
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

  • Asian
  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Delivery
  • Dinner
  • Online Ordering
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout
  • Vegetarian Friendly

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Kyarzan Thoke Absolutely delicious but unfortunately tested postive for gluten :(
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Symptomatic Celiac

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I LOVE this place—many options gluten free, owner can point out on the menu. I have celiac and have never gotten sick. Try this hidden gem!!

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?

— 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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Amazing Burmese food. Knowledgeable staff. Most dishes can be made GF. GF Noodles dishes are fabulous

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

Celiac

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Found this restaurant on Google and so glad I did. They are very knowledgeable about gluten free. The tea salad and fried chickpea tofu were unique and delicious! Also ordered one of the curried goat dishes and would try any of them again but cant wait to come back and try other dishes. At least half the menu was available to be made gluten free. Definitely one of my new favorite restaurants.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Loved trying Burmese for the first time and glad I was able to! The waiter was very knowledgeable on gluten allergies and they offer many GF options. Enjoyed the fermented green tea salad and mango chicken curry. Will be back!

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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I was nervous to go here because of my gluten allergy but I enjoy adventurous eating so we decided to try it. We loved it! The waiter asked right away if we had any allergies and seemed familiar with all types and how to avoid them. We had the tofu appetizer made from chickpeas not soy, soup, tea leaf salad and some sort of chicken and mango dish in a curry sauce. Fascinating flavors and not too spicy. We will go back!

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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