Pei Wei

2 recent ratings
$ • Chinese Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Soy Sauce

Warning

This is a chain, which typically means a high risk of cross-contact. It may not be possible to dine safely at this establishment.

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2 ratings

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845 E. University Boulevard # 135
Tucson, AZ 85719

Most Recent Reviews


Celiac

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I always get sick after eating here. They seem very uneducated about celiac disease and what cross contamination means so they are not celiac friendly at all.

Safety


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

— Not very

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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My daughter is celiac and ordered gf pad thai. She received noodles with chicken and vegetables, no sauce. It was gross. She had ordered it to go and didn't check it before she left. She is traveling from out of state with her athletic team, so there was nothing she could do about it. It was so bad that she threw it away and didn't have dinner that night. Very disappointing..

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?

— Poor

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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Gave my entire family stomach issues.

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

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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers online ordering
Updated 3 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

  • Gluten-Free Menu
  • Soy Sauce

Categories

  • Asian
  • Chinese
  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Dinner
  • Japanese
  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Online Ordering
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout
  • Vegetarian Friendly

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Celiac

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Although I have loved eating here before being diagnosed with celiac, I would no eat here being gf. I have tried to eat here countless times and every time I end up getting sick. Although I wish I could eat here, it is not the best for someone with celiac disease.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Great lunch! They had gluten free offerings for most dishes and were more gf aware than most restaurants around the UA.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I’ve gotten sick too many times despite communicating celiac

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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This Pei Wei has slapped GF stickers on regular entrees, had stray and noodles in my rice, and gave me an entirely different person's order. Don't trust them.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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It's unfortunate they only offer 2 GF items - and with only 2 different sauce choices.

It would be great for us (Celiac's) if they would use GF soy sauce to make ALL of their sauces. It makes no sense why they don't, because they give you packets of GF soy sauce when you order take out.

The good news is....you can choose white rice, brown rice, or rice noodles to go with your choice of meat.

I LOVE the fact you can get the chicken or shrimp grilled or steamed with NO breading on it. I also love that they DO offer a GF breading-like coating made from potato starch for those of us who like a coating once in a while.

I've recently tried this restaurant for the first time. I'm glad to say I'll be eating at Pei Wei's at least 2x per week for the rest of my life.

The food is delicious, they have good prices, and the inside decoration & layout is very appealing. I love the atmosphere here.

If they take my advice about their sauces, I'll be eating here 3-5x per week! It's THAT darn good. =)

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Asymptomatic Celiac

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Very limited menu, but tasted good

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Small GF menu but always yummy and reliable. The GF spicy chicken is my usual go-to.

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Reviews of this Chain

Celiac

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I go here frequently, sometimes once a month and have never had issues. I enjoy the original chicken the most. Never had issues getting sick even when they are busy. They take proper precautions

Update May 2024. Continue to go here and never an issue. They have a more expanded gf menu than they used to. I have dined in and ordered online to go without issues

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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for keto
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Offers online ordering
Gluten Intolerant

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Ordered gf fried rice and gf pad Tai noodles. Was a lot of food, delicious flavors. No issues next day, highly recommend. They were attentive to my allergy.

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?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

Celiac

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So, I couldn’t find anything to verify this, but the staff at the airport location said that everything on their menu is gluten free - made with corn flour, there isn’t any gluten on site. This isn’t clear from their posted menu, which notes specific things are gluten free (implying that others that aren’t marked are not). And it’s also not clear when you find the Pei Wei website and the same menu items are not marked gluten free. But I did eat one of the things not marked gluten free (because they were out of the thing I wanted that was) and did not have any symptoms afterwards.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Completely dedicated gluten-free kitchen
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions

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?

— Good

Celiac

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New items on the menu. I ordered the GF pad Thai. I expressed that I am celiac and I had no issues

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

Hashimoto's

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Not a fan- didn’t look like woks were being switched in-between dishes. Not sure how or why some things are GF and others are not when ingreds are similar- made no sense - too saucy!

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?

— Some

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

— Below Average

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