Review of Thai Lao

1960 Kapiolani Blvd, Honolulu, HI 96826

Overall Rating

Celiac friendly?



Food from Thai Lao three times (two carryout, one dine in) in the last three weeks while on a winter break. Different server each time; two seemed American born and understood celiac and knew their gluten free dishes, and the third, an older Thai woman, was helpful. Most everything except the wheat-based noodles and wrappers is GF. They have gluten free soy sauce, so that is not a problem. They know oyster sauce is a problem for us. The food is very good, and I had no problems from the carryout. (Returns are not in yet on the dine-in.) The pad thai is a good rendition, not tomatoey as at some places. The rice wrapper summer rolls are good. The panang curry is better than most, thick and with good veg content. The fried calamari appetizer (straight sticks, not rings) uses tapioca starch for the crispy coating; it's good, but ours was almost overcooked. Fish filet in ginger sauce was very good, and pad woon sen was a good version. My wife had the spring rolls (not GF), which are similar to Vietnamese nem-- served with cucumber, fresh mint, sauce, and leaf lettuce, so they can be eaten as a wrap. The were reportedly good.

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