The Addiction Bistro (Closed)

4.5 stars 4.5 out of 5 65 ratings
$$Celiac Friendly, Gluten Free Menu, Dedicated Fryer + 18 more
94% of 37 votes say it's Celiac friendly

408 N La Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90048

(323) 203-1793
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    1 ratingOctober 27, 2016

    They are closed!!! So sad. I loved that place!

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    5 ratingAugust 27, 2016

    One of the owners is celiac, so this place really take GF seriously. Could have absolutely anything from the entire menu! Went for the fried chicken and curry wurst, both were really good.

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    1 ratingAugust 18, 2016

    Check the hours on the website. Only open for dinner currently - "summer hours" One stat based solely on having to eat elsewhere.

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    5 ratingJuly 17, 2016

    This place is amazing!!! The gnocchi is really good and the chef came out and talked to us personally about my allergies and specifies everything on the menu that's as safe for me. They don't use any wheat flour in the place!

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    4 ratingJune 23, 2016

    What a neat concept, I could order anything I want off the menu! But I was underwhelmed, the portions were small and expensive and I didn't get filled up, had to order a second plate even though the first was pasta, it was just so little. Overall, not my favorite but I appreciated the options and would support this business just based on concept and principle.

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    5 ratingJune 14, 2016

    Chef Johnny and his partner are so nice and are completely aware of how to make celiac safe food. Highly recommended!

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    3 ratingApril 24, 2016

    This place was disappointing. Although I (a celiac) felt safe eating here, since I was informed by staff that everything on the menu is gluten-free, I am also a vegetarian and found few food options for me. The onion soup that I ordered was delicious, but even the larger option that I picked, the cup, was still small for a full meal. There was no dessert either. Overall, I don't advise against eating at this place, especially if you love meat, but there are plenty of places in the LA area that also serve safe gluten-free meals and offer more variety.

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    5 ratingApril 13, 2016

    Amazing food and amazing service. I wish they had a branch in London! I had the pesto gnocchi with a side of salad and it was really tasty but best of all was the cookie dough pie for dessert. The owner and waiter were both on hand for questions and very helpful and chatty during our visit. Can't wait to go back! Thanks for a great meal! :)

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    5 ratingApril 03, 2016

    WOw, can't say enough about this place..I'd give it 6 stars if possible. Everything can be had GF which is amazing enough, but, when you factor in the quality of the food...DON'T MISS THIS PLACE!!!

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    5 ratingFebruary 19, 2016

    WOW! You can everything gluten free only gluten is for people that want gluten in their bread and pasta. This was was a dream! The award-winning fried chicken was the best I have had...I do not like creamed corn but their homemade version should not be missed. They make everything thing from scratch and you can tell-- delicious!

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    1 ratingJanuary 09, 2016

    The food tasted great, and our waiter was nice. However, we feel this is a good restaurant for someone who is gluten free out of choice (paleo, etc.) rather than necessity (celiac, gluten sensitive). We both had profound, day-ruining reactions within an hour of eating there on Valentine's Day 2015. The website said "Everything gluten free," but we were handed separate gluten-free menus with more limited offerings (that has apparently changed since our visit). That was a major red flag, and we asked lots of questions about the kitchen and food prep to make sure we could still eat there. We were assured everything would be fine, and yet it wasn't -- we both ended up with reactions that included hives, nausea, acid reflux and diarrhea.

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    5 ratingDecember 30, 2015

    Average customer service. However, everything on the menu is gluten free. Fried chicken, Chicken Parmesan, fried gnocchi... so many wonderful options. Everything is made from scratch, even their condiments.

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    5 ratingDecember 09, 2015

    Ate both a lunch and a dinner. Enjoyed both in a relaxed atmosphere. It's truly a pleasure to eat freshly prepared and GF food.

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    3 ratingNovember 13, 2015

    I won't lie--the food is spectacular. I have Celiac disease but have never had absolutely identifiable reactions if I meet cross-contaminants so I can't vouch for SURE but the staff seemed very knowledgable and I felt safe ordering. BUT the service is ATROCIOUS. SO slow. I felt like I had been dropped into an episode of Punked waiting for the waiter to take our order... then for the food... then for goodness sake for the check to arrive (half an hour after he saw our empty plates?!? what?!?!) Just took a horrid chunk out of our vacation when it should have been no problem. There was one other party there when we came in. Took two hours to get done. Absolutely ridiculous. Look at yelp and you'll see others have the same issue. If you have lots of time, go! It is delicious!

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    4 ratingNovember 07, 2015

    Their entire menu is gluten free and their fried chicken is sooo good! If you're also dairy free/intolerant, their selection of menu items decreases. Gravy, etc. has dairy. I had their half salad with Italian dressing and fried chicken and it was delicious.; just the right amount of dressing. Our server was attentive, funny, and knew the menu well.

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    5 ratingOctober 12, 2015

    My dream place. All gluten free but real food. Real pasta, fried chicken, sausages with buns!! Gluten free heaven!

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    5 ratingOctober 10, 2015

    Incredible! Super celiac friendly, everything home made, amazing wurst and hot dogs. Different mustards and ketchup from scratch?!?!? Fantastic soups and burgers too! Best place for "mixed celiac couples" dining EVER!

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    5 ratingOctober 09, 2015

    I've been coming to this restaurant for about 6 months now. I get sick RIGHT AWAY if I have even the smallest trace of Gluten so I was very excited to try a place where there is no wheat flour in the restaurant. All the other places I've been to in LA have wheat flour in the kitchen and even though they make an effort to accommodate we "GF-ers" it's about a 50/50 proposition as to getting sick or not when I eat at those places and the options are always very limited. At The Addiction I can have EVERYTHING and not worry about being ill afterward. I have explored their entire menu, have loved every dish I've been served, and have never gotten sick. I really can't say enough about how great this place is if you are GF or not. The food is simply fantastic. I discovered their brunch a few months back and have been there every week since...Homemade GF pancakes, chicken and waffles, blueberry muffins...all delicious. While the food here is incredible the one thing I take away with me every time I go is the feeling of reuniting with my humanity. I now have a place I can go where I feel as I did 15 years ago before I was diagnosed as Celiac. I had almost forgotten what that feels be able to walk into a restaurant and be treated like everyone else, to have NO restrictions as to what I can order, to not feel like a kook or a freak, and to not have that nagging concern I may get sick. For this alone I'm eternally grateful for The Addiction Bistro. When you add in the quality of the food and the friendly almost brings me to tears.

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    5 ratingSeptember 06, 2015

    This place is great if you can't eat gluten. They serve fried chicken, burgers, hot dogs, and pasta, all with vegetarian and vegan options. The food is good, but the dessert is outstanding. I recommend the cookie dough pie. Mind-blowing. Parking in this neighborhood is tricky. (Note: review also on Yelp)

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    5 ratingAugust 06, 2015

    I have celiac and have been eating at this place for going on 3 years now. I don't usually leave reviews but had to reply to Jalex's in that was they said is not true, there is no separate gluten free menu with limited offering since 99% of the menu is gluten free. Had they eaten there they would know that's the case, so food for thought on that review vs the tons of others saying the opposite. The only things that aren't gluten free are buns and pasta, but they have gluten free versions of both that taste like the real thing. I have seen people get sick for forgetting to tell their waiter those things in the order though, but that's no one's problem but their own. If you're on the fence then I'd recommend trying it out, the pork belly is AWESOME and it's the only place I can get a hot dog or burger and eat like a normal person. One of the owners has celiac so they know what's up.

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    1 ratingJuly 03, 2015

    If you have Celiac Disease don't trust it. I got dick here too and the waiter assured me that there was no cross contamination, he said the owner has Celiac as well. I saw another review from a Celiac and a gluten intolerant saying they got sick. These great reviews are From people who probably are not affected by gluten.

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    5 ratingMay 26, 2015

    Homemade and gluten free kitchen :-)

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    5 ratingMarch 29, 2015

    Amazing! Would recommend to anyone. I got the fried chicken mean and my husband got the Parmesan chicken and we both loved it. For dessert he got the raspberry s'more parfait and I stole several bites because it was so good. The owner brought our food out and his partner explained to us that there are only two items with gluten in the restaurant which is gluten pasta and bread bun. Everything else is gluten free and there is no wheat flour in the building. We may have to come back before we leave.

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    5 ratingFebruary 28, 2015

    Just had a spectacular meal here and EVERYTHING is Gluten-free. The Fried Chicken was moist, crispy, and flavorful. The Gnocchi was perfect with the most wonderful Bolognese Sauce I've ever had. My friend had the Pork Belly and I sneaked a was moist, fatty, bursting with flavor...a delicious slice of heaven. Then it was off to the desserts...all home made and, as with everything here, all gluten-free. The Creme Brulee ice cream was truly special and the S'more Pie was off the charts good.My only disappointment was that it was Friday night and they were barely half full. I always thought LA supported local independents but this is clearly not the case. This place should be packed every night by the general public and we GF-ers should be filling this place to the brim all day. Hopefully, tonight was an would be tragic for LA to lose a gem such as The Addiction Bistro.

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    5 ratingFebruary 07, 2015

    They can make anything on their menu Gluten Free. I had great fried chicken, creamed corn, and mashed potatoes. A definite win for both the GF and non GF individuals in our party.

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    5 ratingJanuary 15, 2015

    Went for the first time Saturday and am going back already!! Very good for Celiacs, no wheat flour at all in the kitchen and the desserts will kill you!! Gf beer and cider on tap too, hope they open a second location near me in the valley :)

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    5 ratingJanuary 14, 2015

    My celiac son truly enjoyed the fried chicken on our first visit so we returned one week later on a rainy Saturday at 6. By 6:30 there was a line at the door and several parties were dining outside on the covered, heated patio in the rain. Delicious, fresh and gluten free. The perfect combo.

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    5 ratingNovember 14, 2014

    Great options and comfort food like fried chicken!

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    5 ratingOctober 12, 2014

    Yum! Chicken Parmesan was awesome!

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    5 ratingAugust 23, 2014

    Love this place. Definitely my favorite gluten free restaurant. Everything on the menu is gluten free. The gnocchi is amazing. Love the fried chicken, Mac n cheese. You can't go wrong with anything on the menu. Just be sure to save room for dessert! I always order food to take home with me. You have to try everything on the menu!

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    5 ratingAugust 08, 2014

    Awesome! Gluten free hamburger and fries, fried chicken! Lots of choices. It was great a great experience. Cute little restaurant. Will go back when in the area.

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    5 ratingAugust 04, 2014

    I come here every time I go to a Largo show & it never disappoints. Everything on the menu can be done gluten-free! I always seem to go back to the prime rib chili, though. So delicious. And everyone who works there is great. Can't say enough good things about this place.

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    5 ratingJuly 11, 2014

    All I can say is GF FRIED CHICKEN! A must go in LA!

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    5 ratingJune 30, 2014

    I think this is the only restaurant in LA where you can get anything on the menu made GF. That, plus the fact the food is amazingly tasty, makes this place uniquely awesome! I've eaten here several times and there are still things on the menu that I wanna eat. For starters, you gotta have the fried chicken.

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    5 ratingJune 23, 2014

    Absolutely AMAZING!!! I'm visiting the LA area from the Bay Area and I found this gem of a restaurant! When I saw that EVERYTHING on the menu is gluten free I had to go! (Yes, they do also offer regular buns and pasta, but other than that everything is made gluten free and all made in-house! They are also VERY AWARE and cautious of cross contamination procedures) The service was great, staff is very knowledgeable! I really enjoyed meeting Chef Johnny and talking with him! It's not often you find a chef who is so involved in the "front of house" operations in a restaurant! I also loved his passion about cooking! Let me start by saying: SAVE ROOM FOR DESSERT!!! I had a side of GF Mac and Cheese to start! Yum! But probably not the best idea as it filled me up a bit. I ordered the Short Rib dinner which came with mashed potatoes, AMAZING! The flavor was great, the meat was tender...I was very happy! Everyone had said save room for dessert...well...ok. I boxed up half my dinner and ordered the S'mores Pie for dessert! The marshmallow topping is torched right at your table, to give the top of the pie a "roasted marshmallow" effect, so delicious! I'm only here until Wednesday, but I will be back! I can't wait to try more of the menu!

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    5 ratingJune 21, 2014

    AMAZING!!! The food was so good as well as the service!! My non-gluten free boyfriend loves it too!! :)Went here twice in two days. Literally EVERYTHING is gluten free on the menu except for the pasta and bread but just tell them you have an allergy and they will give you gluten free bread and pasta instead!! The head chef/ co-owner has Celiacs too, so you know that what you're going to be eating is perfect quality

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    5 ratingJune 03, 2014

    Great gluten-free option in Los Angeles. My non-gluten-free husband loves it also. Good selection of desserts, all the food I've had so far was very yummy. Great place to go before or after a show in LA. Near the improv (and many other places). The servers are always so friendly, one of the nicest things about this place!

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    5 ratingMay 24, 2014

    DELICIOUS food and great service. Great variety of food. Every single thing on the menu is gluten free and everyone is extremely nice!

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    5 ratingMay 07, 2014

    Safe, great food. Celiac-friendly. $50 for 2-person lunch...and worth it!

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    4 ratingApril 09, 2014

    Very nice. Everything on the menu is available GF. Both owners and Chef have Celiac Disease. Safe. The tortilla chips are yummy!

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    5 ratingFebruary 22, 2014

    great care for gf! tons of vegan options! family loved it! a little pricey if you can eat, but not too bad otherwise.

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    5 ratingFebruary 15, 2014

    All items offered gf! And they have a Vegan menu! Waiter knew what few things on the menu had dairy, and double checked with the chef. I Got the short rib with coleslaw and red cabbage, yum! All made from scratch! Loved it! And my fb got a wurst with jalapeƱo and cheese and loved it! Sweet potato fries with mango habanero ketchup was great too!

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    5 ratingFebruary 03, 2014

    Gluten free heaven! The whole menu is gf which is incredible. The blue cheese burger is mouth watering. Fresh tasty meat. Great friendly service. Amazing. Can't wait to go back.

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    5 ratingJanuary 20, 2014

    So good! Also vegan friendly. Everything on the menu is gf. The server we had said that the owner has celiac.

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    5 ratingJanuary 08, 2014

    Wonderful! Everything is gluten free! This is so awesome to have choices for all courses - appetizers to desserts! And it's all homemade. I'm not from here but sure wish I were. I'd be here regularly!

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    5 ratingOctober 20, 2013

    This is the greatest GF restaurant I've been too. The GF bun was so good. All the sauces are Made from scratch. The service is even better. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone Especially ones with gluten problems.

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    5 ratingJune 20, 2013

    The place is amazing! The ENTIRE menu is GF, and, HOMEMADE!! They recently got their beer/wine license and, yes, they have GF Beer as well! I had the Carnivore Burger on a GF bun. The burger was outstanding and the bun was by far the best I've ever had. I also had the WeHo Fries...fantastic. I finished it off with homemade cookies 'n cream ice cream and a GF brownie...both were awesome. I don't know why this place doesn't come up higher on the "Find Me Gluten Free" list...Find should be ashamed of yourselves, :(( I'm already planning my next trip back for the Pork Belly, then the Homemade Gnocchi with Carbonara (yes, GF Gnocchi!)!!

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    5 ratingMay 05, 2013

    The Pesto Gnocchi is fantastic! Great food! GF knowledgable staff (and owners)! Will definitely be back for more!

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    5 ratingMarch 30, 2013

    extremely knowlegeable. great menu!

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    5 ratingJanuary 13, 2013

    Food and service were excellent!!! Chili was wonderful. Polish dog and truffle fries very good, lots of flavor. Staff very knowledgeable about cross contamination. Fryers all dedicated gf. Highly recommend this restaurant.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Beer
  • Bread/Buns
  • Burgers
  • Celiac Friendly
  • Dedicated Fryer
  • Dessert
  • Fried Chicken
  • Fries
  • Gluten Free Menu
  • Gnocchi
  • Hot Dogs
  • Mac & Cheese
  • Meatballs
  • Pasta


  • Brunch
  • Dairy-Free
  • Ice Cream
  • Italian
  • Pescetarian Friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Vegan Friendly

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