To those that don't have to eat gluten free or don't have to care about cross contamination I do recommend Ramen Hood and it was very good. If you are GLUTEN FREE or CELIAC keep reading. First off I HATE having to do this to a local business. But for those that are GLUTEN FREE I must warn you. I have celiac (allergic to Gluten) and went to Ramen Hood last weekend. Between reviews on Yelp & Find Me GF (Gluten Free) Ramen Hood looked safe. Upon ordering I asked about cross contamination and was told by Deisy that they ensure that things are seperate. Thus I ordered.... And the food was really good! Fastforward 15min... I got hit with the normal celiac flu (feeling really hot and cold sweats) and then my tummy started doing flips... I knew that I had been glutened. I was really hoping that somewhere that was vegan and took such precautions. To management: Please do one of two things: 1) Let your customers know that you have a "gluten light" option. 2) Go fully gluten free.
I was so excited to eat here; ordered the Garlic Noodles (substituted with rice noodles) and avocado toast (which the cashier checked with the cook to ensure was GF). I used my Nima tester on a bit of rice noodle with broth and it showed that it did contain gluten. ☹️ I didn’t test the avocado toast, but saw that the rice cake it was on had been fried so didn’t trust it. The manager confirmed that it was fried. Manager was very nice and refunded my money, but due to cross contamination, would not recommend eating here if you have Celiac.
I’ve been on jury duty for the past few days and have eaten here three times. Luckily, I haven’t had any issues with them being out of GF noodles, because I would be totally lost if I need to find something else to eat. I’m also allergic to yeast so I haven’t tried the vegan egg (It contains nutritional yeast), which is kind of a bummer since it looks really interesting. The broth is absolutely delicious. Who knew adding sunflower seeds to a broth was a good idea? Still on jury duty so I will be heading there again today.
They do not have a dedicated kitchen space.
Hands-down my favorite place in LA. They have gluten-free ramen noodles that are so delicious I don't miss glutenous ramen. They are very knowledgeable about precautionary measures and boil the gluten-free noodles in separate spaces. I'm very sensitive and have not gotten sick there. Their garlic ramen is to die for. I dream about it all the time.