Starbird Chicken

1 rating
$ • Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Chicken Tenders
13161 Mindanao Way
Marina Del Rey, CA 90292

Most Recent Reviews


Overall Rating

Review


This place is fantastic. Their chicken tenders are fried in a dedicated fryer and all their sauces are gluten-free. They fry their French fries in a shared fryer with churros. They regularly test the oil and say it’s at 4ppm gluten (the fda requirements for food you buy labeled gf is 20ppm so technically this could be safer than foods you regularly eat weird enough) but I ordered slaw just to be safe and because the tenders are huge. Get the Nashville hot ones.

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • 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?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

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 a dedicated fryer
  • Chicken Tenders
  • Gluten-Free Menu

Categories

  • Dinner
  • Restaurant

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Reviews of this Chain

Overall Rating

Review


So so happy. Their chicken is 15/10. Just absolutely delicious and perfectly crunchy. Almost impossible to Tell it’s gf. Fries are amazing. Customer service was great. Symptomatic celiac, no symptoms after eating. Only issue is that we were confused because we couldn’t tell if the entire place is GF or just some Items. The employee said he didn’t know. It was a bit stressful Because it was not too clear. But we stuck to the slaw. Fries. And chicken tenders Nashville hot and regular. Wanted to get the Thai wings but had no clarity if they are gf or not. Same w the salads. Kinda stressful but what we got was BOMB AF

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

Overall Rating

Review


Read their website. They say they are gluten free because they test their fryers and they have less than the required amount by FDA standards. This place is full of cross contamination. If you are GF do not believe their labeling.

Safety


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

— Not at all

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much/None

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

— Poor

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


This location opened recently. Lots of gluten free options clearly marked on the menu- we didn’t see them on the online ordering. The cashier was very knowledgeable and wasn’t afraid to offer to double check if she wasn’t sure. We got the 3 piece classic box- 3 incredibly crunchy chicken tenders (rice flour), fries, and a cold slaw with kale and carrots. You can get all fries or all slaw if you prefer. Comes with 2 dipping sauces- we got honey mustard and Greek yogurt ranch. They did accidentally give me a hoisin aioli- I didn’t risk it. I got the pineapple limeade and it was yummy-just enough tart- I usually just drink water or plain iced tea, so this was a treat! We watched them make a lettuce wrap sandwich- she wiped down the workspace and used romaine leaves- was a large sandwich. Receipt was marked gluten allergy. Im super new to all of this and very anxious to eat outside of my home. There’s a few deals- if you download their app- you can collect points. Or there’s a discount code through yelp. Parking was easy in garage. We were there about 2pm on a Thursday and the place was hoping! I can’t imagine what dinner time or the weekend will look like. Food took awhile to come out, so we had it to go. Will definitely be back!

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • 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

Asymptomatic Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Really really good! No, it’s not exactly the same but as someone quite new to GF (to still remember all the gluten goodness), I was rather impressed and would happily eat here even if I had a magic fix.

Very clear info on their menu and while they’re transparent about it not being a GF kitchen, that goes a long to having confidence for me. That most of their products are GF helps too.

Safety


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

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


I ordered the gluten-free chicken tenders and french fries and I was gluten. I asked the employee about cross contamination and he said I would be fine! I called when my symptoms started and they said the French fries are NO longer gluten free….

Safety


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

— Not at all

Quality & Quantity


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

— Excellent

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