Tatsu Ramen

11 recent ratings
$ • Asian Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Noodles, Ramen
30% of 10 votes say it's celiac friendly
7111 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90046

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Celiac

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Don’t eat the protein or egg it has gluten it in. It’s messed up because I’ve come here for years and always got sick but kept coming back cause it is extremely good and now they decide to tell you the meats are marinated in soy sauce!

Safety


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

— Not at all

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much

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

— Average

Updated 1 month ago read full review

Celiac

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Did you know that they marinate every single protein and that includes eggs in soy sauce. The only way you could truly eat gluten free at this establishment is if you only get noodles please DO NOT GO here if you want anything other than just noodles in your meal.

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?

— Not Much

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

— Poor

Updated 1 month ago read full review

Celiac

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Sadly we ate here last night, and had gluten attacks all night. It stinks because the food is yummy, but way too many gluten land mines to avoid when building your meal.

Safety


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

— Not at all

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much

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

  • Gluten-Free Menu
  • Noodles
  • Ramen

Categories

  • Asian
  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Delivery
  • Kid Friendly
  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Online Ordering
  • Restaurant

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Super easy ordering all on iPads, just click the GF option at the end. Celiac and didn't get sick. Only downfall is GF noodles is an additional $6, wish I could have afforded more! -2021 update- NO proteins are GF except tofu and you still need to pay extra for half as much food. No dice.

Safety


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

— Not very

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much

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

— Poor

Updated 3 months ago read full review

Celiac

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They have delicious ramen, but I'd steer clear of this place. I've been glutened twice now. Once they gave me regular wheat noodles instead of gluten free, and I only noticed after taking a bite.

Safety


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

— Not at all

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 3 months ago read full review

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They used to have extremely good gluten free food, but now none of the proteins and egg are, which leaves you with a sub par bowl of noodles and salty broth. On an unrelated note, their pickup system is heavily flawed and they are constantly forgetting parts of your meal. I do not recommend for people who have intense gluten allergies

Safety


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

— Not at all

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?

— Not Much

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

— Good

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 5 months ago read full review

Not celiac

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I used to love them— they had lab-tested gf ramen, tons of gf add-ons like spinach and corn. Now they’ve changed recipes, and the pork isn’t gf, but they don’t tell you that: you can just casually order pork w your gf noodles online and gluten yourself. You can’t get thru to a person to ask questions on the phone. The chicken (the only gf protein) is bland and dry. Last time I ordered 3 ramens from them, they came very late, only 1 was safe to eat (despite our putting allergy warning notes on every bowl we ordered), and the side spinach came with gluten noodle bits in it. Tons of cross contamination, no apologies, no concessions made. Not cool, not safe.

Safety


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

— Not at all

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much

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

— Good

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers online ordering
Updated 9 months ago read full review

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So many options! the ramen is absolutely to die for, and I didn’t feel sick after wards (just very full!). It’s kind of pricey but absolutely worth it!

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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I know it says gluten free and has so many great reviews but it didn’t pass my Nima sensor :( I didn’t eat it so I can’t be certain it would make you sick but didn’t want to chance it.

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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I saw a lot of risk of cross contamination, not because they weren’t careful, but just because of the nature of ramen and its broth flying around the kitchen. I saw they were careful, Nima tested negative for gluten, hippie ramen was delicious!

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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The staff knows what’s going on and is very careful

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Very good for being gluten free! Easily delivered to my house and filling! It does cost $6 to upgrade to gf ramen noodles, but I couldn’t pass up the idea of ramen!!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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It's very tasty! And they have a gluten free ramen.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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It's SO rare to have a GF ramen option that my excitement for this place almost forgives the extra expensive price. The ramen is delicious - rich and flavorful with a few different options to choose. All the GF ingredients are separate from the regular ramen in the kitchen and they do boil in separate water! The noodles are imported from Japan, thus the extra pricing. But like I said the ramen is good and the offering so rare I can justify the bump. I hope the GF option their menu finds a lot of fans so that other restaurants will follow suit.

They do not have GF soy sauce in house so fried rice is t an option. It seems they also have some soy sauce in their proteins in the ramen so that makes their 100% GF claim suspect. A manager said it has all been tested and passes the GF minimum (assuming 20ppm) but worth noting for Celiac.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Never gotten sick here! The hippie ramen with gf noodles is delicious, but they always forget some toppings! Definitely not $ though, it’s $6 extra just for the gf noodles. It’s an expensive but good bowl of ramen.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Their ramen is fantastic! Basically all ramen bowls (except for Soul) can be made GF- though for $6 in addition to the bowl price. I recommend ordering your ramen 20min before everyone in your group since they have to make the gluten free ramen from scratch in a safe area- even your ramen bowl color is different so the servers know. I've eaten here twice now and had no reactions.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Ramen was great!!! Was awesome to be able to eat something different while visiting LA. Just beware the fried rice isn't gluten free.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Delicious gluten free ramen from a ramen bar is a dream come true! I loved the food because it's lab tested for gluten and delicious. Note: It may be hard to gain staff attention because the ordering process is self served- the restaurant was also super busy. However, speak to the host and they'll guide you on your gluten free options.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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this was the most ridiculous resturaunt ive ever been too in LA. i was expecting something amazing...no...not at all. the wait alone was 45 minutes and you have to wait outside. not to mention the rude waiters. Aside from this, the ramen was the most grossest thing ive ever had, just take normal gluten free noodles (italian) from a grocery store and put it in miso soup. GROSS. Not to mention, there was an EGG in my noodles that was raw on the inside....and this was normal, but it still makes my skin crawl even the day after. i didnt finish it and i could not take it. $12 for a normal ramen bowl but because of "gf" they added an extra $6 which made my bowl over priced and ridulous. on top of all of thi, this is not safe for any celiacs they are re using the same spoons to fill other bowls as well as urs....i asked if the chilli powder was gluten free and the response to this was..."gluten free? well its not like itz bad for you!". at that point i was about done. This wasnt worth $52 and its just water mixed in regular corn noodles! so disappointed....my skin is still crawling of how gross it was....my food is coming back up writing this...

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

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Fantastic! Gluten free noodles but you gotta pay extra

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Reviews of this Chain

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They used to be great. Now, they've basically stopped doing gluten free. You can theoretically get gluten free noodles, but they've rephrased their menu descriptions, and it seems like the broths all still contain gluten regardless of noodle choice. Very sad, given that they once had fully gluten free options and dedicated prep space.

Safety


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

— Not at all

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much

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

— Average

Celiac

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Unfortunately just found out that all proteins (including egg) are not GF. This is marked on the menu when selecting sides, but NOT when adding these items to the order. Major oversight.

Additionally, the sides clearly have gluten containing ingredients (imitation crab, soy sauce, etc) but are not marked as containing gluten. They need to update their menu.

Other than that the food is good and worth getting if you’re gluten free. A little pricey. Be careful and you should be okay.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • 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?

— Good

Celiac

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The ramen is excellent, and I’m really sad to do this. but I got sick. As much as I want to come back, I can’t.

Safety


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

— Not 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

Celiac

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They *seem* up front about gluten in their food: You can get “two” menu items gluten free: GF ramen noodles by themselves, or GF ramen noodles and broth . That’s it. Period. You can’t get a bowl of ramen in any sense other than noodles and broth because ALL of their protein and all toppings have gluten. I tried just the noodles and just the broth… and got sick. Can’t recommend. It was so delicious, I almost cried but less than 15 min after eating I had to rush to the bathroom. Dang.

Safety


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

— Not at all

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?

— Not Much

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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers online ordering

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They can make celiac-safe noodles with broth and topping. However, *all* of their proteins arrive at the shop already marinated in regular soy sauce, so they cannot put any meat, tofu, or egg in your ramen. It is a real bummer that they can't even boil you a celiac-safe egg.

Safety


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

— Not very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Dedicated gluten-free space in the kitchen

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?

— Not Much

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