Starbird Chicken

5 ratings
$ • Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Chicken Fingers/Nuggets, Fries
Safety Rating
4 ratings

As rated by the community

1088 E Brokaw Rd #10
San Jose, CA 95131

Most Recent Reviews


Gluten Intolerant

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Review


Everything is gluten free and tastes just same as regular breaded nuggets! Came here with my mom, who is not gluten free, and she said she enjoyed the food as well.

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 3 months ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


I cannot believe we found GF chicken nuggets that taste “normal”! Seems like only gluten is the sandwiches. The employee at our register was very knowledgeable and friendly. Assured us that they use a separate fryer for anything not gf. It’s not dedicated GF so considered Gluten-friendly I guess.

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?

— Excellent

Updated 4 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Love the Nashville hot chicken. Most of the sauces are gluten free. The staff didn't seem much knowledgeable about gluten, so I stick to just chicken and fries though they can do salads and soft tacos

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer

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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 9 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 a dedicated fryer
  • Chicken Fingers/Nuggets
  • Fries
  • Gluten-Free Menu

Categories

  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Dinner
  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout

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Fries, tenders, cole slaw, and sauces all tested separately and all came back gluten-free
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Symptomatic Celiac

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The original chicken tenders and almost all the sauces are gluten free! The tenders, fries, coleslaw, honey mustard sauce, ranch sauce, and bbq sauce all came out gluten-free when tested with my Nima sensor.

The staff is not the most knowledgeable. They website says the wings are gluten-free but the staff said it wasn’t (not sure if that’s true or not). The tenders and fries are fried in a separate fryer. I’ve been back twice so far with no issues! I would definitely recommend.

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?

— Some

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

— Excellent

Updated 9 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Review


I am so glad we discovered this place! We ended up going to 2 different locations in the San Francisco area during our vacation. GF chicken strips, including orange chicken, which my celiac daughter loved! I enjoyed the Nashville hot chicken strips and some of their chicken tacos (which come with either flour or corn tortillas). Please open up locations in Minnesota!

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer

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

Updated 11 months ago read full review

Reviews of this Chain

Celiac

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Review


I really like their chicken and the chicken salad but they do not have a dedicated fryer and fry their French fries with other things containing gluten so if you are sensitive to cross contamination do not get the fries. I have not had a reaction to the chicken.

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?

— Some

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

— Excellent

Asymptomatic Celiac

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Review


GF fried chicken and fried chicken salads along with sandos (lettuce wrap). Chicken is moist and crunchy. Clean and tasty fast food with good flavor and value.

Fries are contaminated but plenty of other good sides. Coleslaw was solid.

Other favorite fried chicken is Korean fried chicken PAPA’S in K-Town but Starbird is a great option if in the Beverly Grove area.

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?

— Excellent

Celiac

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Review


Delicious! I haven’t gotten sick from this chain since they opened!

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

Symptomatic Celiac

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Review


I went to this location less than a month ago and had the chicken tenders and fries combo. I was assured it was all gluten free, and I did not get sick. I went today and was told that there is actually cross contamination for the fries, as they are fried in the same fryer as the churros. There seems to be confusion on what is actually safe, but would recommend double checking with the location before eating the fries. Bummer, but would still go back for the chicken tenders

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?

— Excellent

Overall Rating

Review


Beautiful gf fried chicken. The fries and tots are dedicated gluten free, and are incredible. Still sad they removed the tacos, but fried chicken meals are still enough to satisfy me! (Warning: Gardenbird is NOT gluten free)

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?

— Some

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

— Excellent

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