Thara Thai Restaurant

9 recent ratings
$$ • Thai Restaurant
Reported NOT to have a gluten-free menu, but gluten-free options are available
Reported GF menu options: Pad Thai
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8 ratings

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912 1/2 W Bloomington Rd
Champaign, IL 61821
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Symptomatic Celiac

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Thara Thai is my favorite Thai food in chambana! Wonderful employees, good at making things gluten free, and great food!

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?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

Updated 1 month ago read full review

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The owner is extremely kind and very aware of allergens. She told me when she cooks gluten free she puts away gluten containing ingredients, to ensure safety. The food is amazing! Excellent Asian fusion, so plenty of options for your Asian food cravings.

- update -

I have now been living in Chambana for 5 years and I frequently eat at Thara Thai, I have never had a reaction. I am a highly reactive celiac, I once had to extend a vacation by 5 days because I was glutened so badly I was unable to move more than crawling from the bed to the toilet.

So anyone who says they have reacted to Thara Thai, I would suspect they have another unknown food allergy, or sensitivity.

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the 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 4 months ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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I have ordered pad thai and fried rice a few different times now, made gluten free. The staff is knowledgeable and have no issues with it. Almost all of the menu can be made gluten free

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the 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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good vegan options
  • Offers delivery
Updated 6 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

  • Pad Thai

Categories

  • Asian
  • Delivery
  • Dinner
  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout
  • Thai
  • Vegan Friendly

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Symptomatic Celiac

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My family and I ordered three portions of a gluten free and vegan version of pad Thai. It tasted fine, but I had a reaction. It also was nearly $80 before tip, as they charged extra for GF and veggies instead of eggs to make it vegan.

Safety


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

— 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

Updated 7 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Awesome! Could not wait to come back. Best Thai food. They were super careful with my daughters dish to prepare and no problems. She had fried rice. Highly recommend.

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the 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 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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I love the food at Thara Thai and always get fried rice. It's a major treat to be able to eat at this kind food when you have celiac disease because most Asian restaurants are off limits. The only reason I'm taking off a star is because Thara Thai has gotten so dang expensive. I was there in August of 2022 and my fried rice was $20 even, which was already a sizable price increase, but I was just there in October of 2022 and the same fried rice was $23.40 (so a 17% increase in two months when they'd already had a recent price increase); these prices are without tips.

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

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

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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Been here many times. They are really on top of allergens, very knowledgeable. Duck noodle soup and chicken pho are delicious, no reactions.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

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

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Great food and service

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the 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 1 year ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Staff were knowledgeable about what dishes are safe to eat. Meal was amazing!

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the 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 1 year ago read full review

Asymptomatic Celiac

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I did a take out order. When I called, they were extremely aware of allergens. They explained they make everything from scratch and could modify most dishes to be GF. The food was excellent and the portions were enough for two meals.

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?

— 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 takeout
  • Good with other allergies
Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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We stopped in last night after a wedding — I was starving and was so thankful the takeout was ready very quickly! It’s currently takeout only but they boxed everything up very nicely while piping hot, and stayed very hot even after we got back to our hotel.

I got the red curry (comes with rice) at the medium spice level. It definitely had a kick but was very delicious, and I didn’t have any trouble eating it. (However, if you’re not a spice lover, definitely go mild.) Red curry is one of my favorite dishes, I might even call it comfort food!

The woman who took our order was very friendly and cheerful — she helped me with the gluten free options and was overall just very pleasant to interact with. When I asked about a GF menu she came over to help me look over their regular menu and to let me know which things they could not make gluten free. (It’s always to have a majority of the menu available!)

I felt safe ordering from here and did not get sick after eating.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the 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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for takeout
Updated 2 years ago read full review

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Updated 4 years ago read full review

Wheat Allergy

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Staff was knowledgeable about their sauces, saying that they made them fresh on site other than what was on the table as a condiments. Also offered to bring a gluten free brand of soy sauce out. The chef came out to clarify my other allergies as well, and the dish we came up with was delicious. In the future I will note that all their curries have lime.

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Asymptomatic Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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awesome just absolutely unbelivably wonderful a must try for any celiac

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Very knowledgeable about what has gluten, most of the menu is OK and they are willing to modify classic dishes (such as Pad Thai) to make them gluten free. Best Thai food in the area and family run.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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