Pikunico

13 recent ratings
$$ • Japanese Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Fried Chicken, Rice Bowls
100% of 11 votes say it's celiac friendly
767 S Alameda St
Los Angeles, CA 90021

Top Reviews


Overall Rating

Review


I like this place for its service but the food is kind of really mediocre except for the yuzu-aide and the desserts.

The chicken tastes like microwaved frozen food aisle chicken nuggets and the rice that comes with it is like convenience store rice — microwaved, a little raw, and moist. The curry, however, is alright. It’s bitter and is good with the white sauce.

This place reminds me of my childhood— full of neglect, microwaved leftovers, and A+s.

Five stars for being gluten-free and the service!

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?

— Most

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

— Poor

Updated 4 hours ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

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

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

— Excellent

Updated 1 month ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


$20 for great fried chicken and a couple sides! It’s worth a stop

Safety


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

— 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?

— Most

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

— Good

Updated 2 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

  • Reported to have dedicated kitchen space
  • Reported to have a dedicated fryer
  • Fried Chicken
  • Gluten-Free Menu
  • Rice Bowls

Categories

  • Asian
  • Delivery
  • Dinner
  • Healthy
  • Japanese
  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Online Ordering
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout

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Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


I freaking love this place. Got the light fried chicken with fingerling potatoes. It came with homemade pickles and three different sauces. I’d been craving fried chicken so much and this did not disappoint. Zero symptoms after eating here.

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?

— 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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Review


This is the best fried chicken I’ve had that isn’t insanely expensive like yard bird. And Nima gave me the smiley face! Will be back ASAP!!

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?

— Most

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

— Excellent

Updated 3 months ago read full review

Overall Rating

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?

— Most

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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 6 months ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Nearly 100% gluten free and delicious! I got the family meal and it was a perfect amount of food!

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
  • Other dedicated kitchen equipment (oven, toaster, pots, pans, utensils, etc.)
  • 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?

— Most

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
Updated 6 months ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Delicious Japanese fried chicken. Casual dining and take out, counter service. Beautiful space. Everything on menu is gf except bread for the one sandwich they offer.

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions

Quality & Quantity


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 lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 8 months ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Real talk: their thighs (which were boneless!) were the BEST part. Keep in mind, the portions are TINY. Though the wings are large, they aren’t worth it, the tenders taste bland. But the thighs are amazing. The fries are strange- they taste like they were frozen, are very soggy, and are covered in a green powder that looks like matcha, they taste okay, but are so soggy and moist we didn’t want to finish them. Again. The thighs are amazing. This place is so expensive that we spend $65 for two people and we’re still hungry unfortunately. That said: no reaction! So this is a great treat place. Wish they had lower prices I’d eat here all the time

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the 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 lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers online ordering
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Overall Rating

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?

— Most

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

— Excellent

Other


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

Overall Rating

Review


Cheap, safe, and delicious. LOVE IT!! I could cry

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


it was so nice that everything on the menu was gluten-free, except for the bread that was clearly labeled. Even the homemade cookies were gluten-free. We enjoyed a feast of several different meals, and I did not get glutened!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


We found this place down at the old American Apparel Buildings by chance, it was just great. My son has dinner, ordered more then brought the rest home! Loved it. As close to KFC as they’ll ever get!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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As mentioned, everything except the sandwiches are GF. I recommend the classic fried chicken. To be honest, this place is not as great as Birdies (my pre-celiac fix), but sometimes you just need fried chicken. I've noticed there is major batch variation in the fried chicken. Sometimes really delicious and moist, other times it seems like the oil needs changing.

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?

— 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

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


This place is fantastic. Gluten free Japanese fried chicken! Great bowls! But, it is cash free. Must use a card. Parking is validated for “The Row” parking garage. Seating both inside and outside. Walk up to counter to order, they bring food to you. Fantastic gf sauces for the chicken! Update: now serving Japanese curry and fried kobucha squash.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Wouldn't have known about this place if someone else hadn't told us about it. Located in repurposed old warehouse buildings. Limited choices on the menu but super tasty. Only gluten is the bread for a sandwich. Otherwise everything is safe!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


We have celiac and they were SUPER knowledgeable and friendly. The food is amazing! Best fried chicken and to be gf, is such a treat.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Not celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Amazing food and except for the bread for a sandwich everything is GF including miso flourless brownie for dessert. Amazing Japanese fried chicken and sides!

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Gluten free fried chicken! Need I say more? Stay away from the fried chicken sandwich otherwise it’s a delicious place to go all in on Japanese fried chicken and rice bowls.A little hard to find but worth the hunt.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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