Po's Rice and Spice

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

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97 Main St
East Hampton, CT 06424

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Celiac

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I am sad to have to post this review as this restaurant has great potential. I have eaten here before with no problems, however, that was not the case on this last visit. I had multiple conversations with the server regarding items that were gluten-free. I carefully ordered from the menu two items that were labeled GF. The appetizer, the scallion, pancake to share with my husband, and the sweet-and-sour chicken for my main course. The server highly recommended both options and guaranteed that both were gluten-free. He did, however, mention that the sauce that came with the scallion pancake was not gluten-free and brought me tamari sauce. Sadly one of those items, and I am guessing it was the scallion pancake, was not gluten-free. I couldn’t even make it all the way home, without having to pull over and vomit. I went on to have a very severe reaction, vomiting for hours afterwards. I called the next day and was told that both items are gluten free, over and over again. I finally asked the person on the phone to ask the kitchen what flour they use in the pancake. When he came back, he apologized and said the item apparently is NOT gluten free, never has been. According to a review, I saw on here back in April the same thing happen to someone else, and they still left it on the menu labeled as Gluten-Free. I guess I will be reaching out to the health department now. Bottom line, this is not a safe Place to eat.

Safety


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

— Not at all

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?

— Poor

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 9 months ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Po’s is my all time favorite restaurant, especially for when I have time to dine-in. The food is fresh and phenomenal and has never left me sick.

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?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for kids
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Good vegetarian options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Have ordered over the phone here many times and felt pretty safe until going to eat in person. There was an item on the menu I was surprised to see marked GF. I asked the server several times if it was and he confirmed to me that it entirely was. Later that night I did have a reaction and wasn’t sure to what. I called a week later to place an order for delivery and asked for the item, was told that item is NOT gluten free and has never been gluten free. I’m very disheartened by this experience at Po’s and hope that they improve their communication about allergies.

Safety


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

— Not at all

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked

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?

— Average

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
  • Chinese
  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Dinner
  • Healthy
  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Online Ordering
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout
  • Thai
  • Vegan Friendly

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Symptomatic Celiac

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One of the best restaurants around! There are many gluten free options on the menu, my favorite is the salt baked shrimp. They are good about cross contamination as well.

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?

— 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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Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Tons of gluten free options and all are delicious!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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I have had many dinners here. I am gluten sensitive and they have several gluten free options on the menu. The waitstaff was very accommodating. The people next to us had Celiac and they found the restaurant very accommodating also.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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