Pacific Catch

7 ratings
$$ • Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Appetizers, Dessert
Safety Rating
4 ratings

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243 S B St
San Mateo, CA 94401

Most Recent Reviews


Asymptomatic Celiac

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We chose to come here as they had a GF menu which we saw online. However when we got there, the menu was not the same and when we asked for the GF menu, we were told they didn’t have one but that anything could be made GF upon request. I compared the online version to the printed one and they were mostly the same. I took my cues from the GF menu I had on my phone.

When ordering the poke sampler, I specifically asked for GF and emphasized that cross contamination was an issue. However when we got the order it clearly wasn’t GF. I complained. The manager ended up coming out and I had to explain my condition and how important it was for the food to be GF. They then brought us the correct GF meal.

We ordered a few more items and this time waiter indicated that one of the things we ordered was marinated in soy, so we adjusted our order.

Food was pretty good. I like that they have sustainable fish on their menu. And after the initial mishap, they seemed more conscientious about GF.

Safety


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

— 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 11 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Ordered California roll and Mexican corn, both tasty and no reaction. Several other interesting items on GF menu. Staff said they prepare GF separately, but was a busy Saturday night so couldn’t get exact details.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Gluten Sensitive

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Pacific Catch is one of my favorite chain restaurants.

They primarily serve responsibly sourced seafood and a few other dishes for non-seafood eaters.

I usually order their tacos or poke, but today I decided to go with their waygu burger. It was pretty good slightly on the salty side. I told my wait staff that I was GF/DF so she made sure my dish didn't contain those items and suggested alternatives.

Prices are typical of the cuisine, there is a parking garage about a block away, and service is usually fair to good.

Updated 4 years 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

  • Appetizers
  • Dessert
  • Gluten-Free Menu

Categories

  • Dinner
  • Happy Hour
  • Restaurant
  • Seafood

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Waygu burger and salad
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More Reviews


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Definitely not a dedicated establishment. It might be fine for the only gluten-sensitive; otherwise best avoid. There's soy on the menu as well, and many celiacs have a problem with that. This site should always specify if the joint has a dedicated no-gluten-at-all kitchen zone, even if that is rare as hen's teeth. :)

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

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Gluten-free menu available. Great green curry with salmon. The gf menu could have more items considering how big the menu is.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 8 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Updated 9 years ago read full review

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My first visit here I had catch of the day green curry and brown rice. It was the best GF meal I have had to date.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 10 years ago read full review

Reviews of this Chain

Celiac

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Fairly small gf menu but healthy and tasty, they take good precautions.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

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

Overall Rating

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I requested and ordered from a separate Gluten Free menu. I ordered the West Coast Tofu bowl and noted a “gluten allergy”. The waiter returned after talking to the chef and said the tofu (from the GF menu) is cooked in a shared fryer. He asked the chef if they would cook it instead in a clean pan, and they said no. While I was disappointed, I decided to skip eating here and was very thankful the waiter and chef identified the cross contamination for me. My gluten-eating kids and husband enjoyed their seafood!

Safety


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

— Not very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
Celiac

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They had a dedicated menu with a good variety of options. Waiter was knowledgeable. Food was good. We sat on the outside patio which was lovely.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free 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?

— Good

Overall Rating

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They have a gluten free menu and are very helpful to make sure everything is safe for me to eat.

Safety


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

— 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?

— Excellent

IBS

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I can’t believe this place only has six reviews. They’re awesome. They work with Seafood Watch to just serve sustainable seafood, they’re super tasty and more than half their menu is gf.

Quality & Quantity


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

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