Red Bowl Asian Bistro

4.5 stars 4.5 out of 5 19 ratings
$$Celiac Friendly, Gluten Free Menu, Dairy-Free + 7 more
90% of 10 votes say it's Celiac friendly

2417 David H McLeod Blvd, Florence, SC 29501 Directions

(843) 669-6788
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    1 ratingAugust 04, 2017

    I went here so excited to have Chinese food. I spoke with the manager who told me that although they clean the pans they can't guarantee anything because of the way they "cook on a cooking line". So disappointed.

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    5 ratingJanuary 01, 2017

    Excellent Chinese food! My 2 girls have celiac disease and this was the best food. They had chicken fried rice and sesame chicken. The sesame chicken was amazing!! It was fried and we kept asking if they were sure that it was gf. We were driving through from Florida to NJ and I only wish we had one near us.

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    5 ratingJune 30, 2016

    I got the veggies with coconut curry sauce & the gluten free fried rice and it was DELICIOUS. The tofu was cooked perfectly and the sauce was awesome. Great selection, great place for those with celiacs!

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    5 ratingJune 22, 2016

    Absolute best food ever for people who have a gluten allergy! Unbelievably amazing choices, service and food! Prob one of the one and only time we could have General Tsos chicken. We don't have a place like this that is Asian in Virginia and has so many options as this place does

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    3 ratingJune 13, 2016

    Good variety of gluten free options. Enjoyed the Singapore Noodles and grilled chicken on the salad was quite good.

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    5 ratingApril 03, 2016

    My husband and I shared a dinner portion of the GF General Taos Chicken and we each got a cup egg drop soup. It tasted excellent and there was plenty of food for both of us. I'm so thrilled that I can finally safely eat GF Chinese food and for a very reasonable price. (Downright cheap compared to PF Changs!) I have celiac and am very sensitive and I didn't get the least bit sick after eating it either. My new favorite restaurant.

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    5 ratingMarch 03, 2016

    Lots of choices. Gluten free General Taos is better than the regular!! Love the fried rice.

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    5 ratingFebruary 12, 2016

    We drive over two hours for my fix of Walnut Shrimp. The best anywhere!! Great fried rice and rolls too. Love it.

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    5 ratingSeptember 29, 2015

    We found this restaurant via FMGF and visited while we were in Florence. There are other locations, per GPS, so this is a local chain. It is located in a nice part of Florence, right on McCloud Parkway. Service was immediate and knowledgeable. The restaurant was very clean, with a nice ambience. Servings were generous and tasty. Our server Austin let me know that besides gluten free options, the restaurant did not use any MSG. I ordered the egg drop soup with broccoli and shrimp with white sauce, both from the GF menu. Hubby had the spicy beef. Austin was very attentive and clarified on a scale of 1-10 how hot my husband wanted his food, and he delivered! We will be sure to visit the next time we are in town. Total ticket for 2 at lunch was 21.88. Will recommend!

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    5 ratingAugust 18, 2015

    Excellent! Large portions. All sushi is GF. Separate GF menu with lots of options. GF soy sauce available. We had Pad Thai, Pinapple Chicken and awesome General Tso Chicken. Highly recommend.

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    5 ratingApril 20, 2015

    Food and service were good. It was Americanized Chinese food. The summer roll was very tasty. They accidentally put the gluten sauce on the plate with the summer roll but realized and took it away when I said something.

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    5 ratingApril 01, 2015

    ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS. Satisfied my husband's "Chinese food" craving beautifully! It is one thing he REALLY misses since having to go GF (he is very sensitive but not Celiac). The staff were friendly and knowledgable on the phone (we ordered as takeout). The food was hot upon pick up, and the staff even included plates after I mentioned on the phone we were eating in our hotel room! We got the General Tso's chicken & sesame chicken, with white rice and their GF fried rice. Everything was awesome!!! We ate our leftovers COLD the next day (on the road headed to FL) and they were STILL great! Our gluten-eating son had the Bourbon chicken over lo mein and loved it. We are seriously considering pulling off the highway in Florence on the way home for it - SO worth it! Truly delicious...thank you!

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    5 ratingDecember 31, 2014

    It is a rare occurrence to find gluten free Chinese food but this place was the best! Had the chicken and broccoli, general tso's and pad Thai! We tried a little of everything and it was well worth it!! Out of towners who will probably be back in town just for this place!

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    5 ratingOctober 20, 2014

    Great GF menu Had the Walnut Shrimp that was recommended below and thought it was AWESOME!

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    4 ratingNovember 08, 2013

    Very good. Sushi is great, too! The walnut shrimp is great!! You can also order gluten free fried rice. It is so good!

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    4 ratingJuly 13, 2013

    My family and I were driving through on a cross country road trip and found this place to be a very welcome stop along our 2,000+ miles. Our entire meal was ordered GF, as my husband is Celiac and both my daughter and I are extremely sensitive. The sesame chicken and spicy mango chicken were both excellent. The lightly fried sesame chicken made my husband very happy and was a large part of why we stopped here. The pad Thai was different and not our favorite, but my daughter enjoyed it. The egg drop soup and shrimp summer roll had nice light flavor. I particularly loved the fried rice, which is not something we eat very often since Celiac entered our lives. I will say that we got a bit confused with our waiter and if the sauce served with the summer roll was actually GF or not, so we just didn't eat the sauce (our choice because we were hungry!) The staff was really friendly, super helpful and attentive and I know we could have gotten the clarification if if we'd really wanted it.

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    5 ratingMarch 20, 2013

    Very good selection of GF food and pretty amazing prices. Soup was good as was sauce flavor on chicken. Service was super speedy (between lunxh and dinner). Def will come back here when in Florence.

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    5 ratingFebruary 09, 2013

    Yes this is a great place if your in a hurry like us (seeing Willie Nelson) we sat at the bar and David our waiter was AWESOME! 5 STARS!! Pattif Also Julia the bartender was very good with her service! Patti & Joe

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    5 ratingSeptember 25, 2012

    Really good GF Selection and food is very good. My wife had the gf sesame chicken with steamed rice. Add the yumm yum sauce makes it really good. I had the regular sesame chicken which was delicious. David our server was very knowledgeable and a really good server. If you are traveling through Florence its off. I 20 east. Highly recommend it

Gluten-Free Features

  • Celiac Friendly
  • Gluten Free Menu


  • Asian
  • Chinese
  • Dairy-Free
  • Japanese
  • Kid Friendly
  • Pescetarian Friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Vegan Friendly
11 am - 10 pm
11 am - 10 pm
11 am - 10 pm
11 am - 10 pm
11 am - 11 pm
11 am - 11 pm
11 am - 10 pm

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