The Cowfish Sushi Burger Bar

15 ratings
$$$ • Sushi Restaurant
Reported NOT to have a gluten-free menu, but gluten-free options are available
Reported GF menu options: Bread/Buns, Burgers, Sushi
100% of 9 votes say it's celiac friendly
4310 Sharon Rd
Charlotte, NC 28211

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Our waiter was not very informative in regards to gluten free options so I went with something super safe...plain sashimi. So far so good! The manager brought the food out and seemed a lot more knowledgeable than our waiter about celiac!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Very attentive staff that took celiac disease seriously (all food for me had tooth picks with flags saying allergy) but if you're a celiac, not a lot of options due to cross contamination. No separate grill or prep space. Their menu clearing states they can not offer 100% GF. I had a green salad with side of edamame. Nothing to write home about but I wasn't poisoned!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Celiac

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Very good about cross contamination. We said that I had celiac and they knew the drill. They are very knowledgeable and do everything in their power to make their food safe to eat. The waiter came out and told us they were cleaning everything and putting down wax paper. Highly recommend this place, my new favorite restaurant. #celiacheaven

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years 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

  • Bread/Buns
  • Burgers
  • Sushi

Categories

  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Dinner
  • Lunch
  • Restaurant
  • Vegan Friendly

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This was one of the first restaurants i went to after finding out i was a celiac...i desperately needed bread and the staff was so helpful and made sure that my fries were cooked separately and even gave me gluten free food recommendations!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Staff was extremely knowledgeable and accommodating about celiac disease, food was delicious! Gluten free dishes labeled and carried out by the chef himself separately from the other food.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Not celiac

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Celiac

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Went with my two children who have celiacs. Waiter was extremely helpful and patient. My son had the sushi and daughter had a burger. Both very tasty. Not sure if it was the manager or kitchen manager but he came to our table and reassured us that they take it very seriously-change gloves, separate utensils etc. Great to hear & much appreciated! Plus they didn't get sick which is the most important!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Love the Cowfish, great food, fusion & atmosphere!

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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Just as awesome for GF as the one in Raleigh. Love the build your own sushi for multiple food allergies and of course love the taste. Highly recommended though the price is a bit steep.

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Love going here for sushi...menu is labelled, servers are always knowledgeable, they have gluten free soy sauce, and I've never gotten sick.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Celiac

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They label everything on the menu that can be made GF as GS (Gluten Sensitive) because they are well aware that ingredients alone don't make it safe for us celiacs.

Server was knowledgable and very accommodating. Food was good and I didn't get glutened. Only downside was that it is pricey

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Not celiac

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The waiter was a little attitude-y however the menu has GS (gluten sensitive) next to all the safe menu items. Chicken cobb salad with a GF dressing was very tasty :)

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Standard menu notes which items are gluten sensitive. Waitstaff was pretty knowledgable. Food was great, and no problems afterward.

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They claim to have GF offerings — not many — but I don’t think there was much understanding of Celiac. We left with stomach aches.

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?

— Not Much

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

— Good

Not celiac

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Very attentive and knowledgeable waiter. Provided tamari without being asked. Menu has items marked GF. Quality of sushi was marginal.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • 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?

— Not Much

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

— Average

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I had been here a few years ago and really enjoyed it came today and was really excited to try them out again! well I was really disappointed. Their fries are marked gluten free, the very gluten free clueless waiter had to ask the kitchen and there is cross contamination. I asked about the sushi burgers, he wouldn't even ask the kitchen about any gluten free options for those. It was a weird experience. Manager was rude. Had to ask for tamari even after we talked 3 times about my gluten allergy. It was all a mess and worst universal meal by far. This was all very surprising as we had an amazing food time other wise!!

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?

— Below Average

Celiac

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The BEST staff ever. So helpful, Gave recommendations for gf and explained all options on the menu. My favorite establishment the entire stay I had at universal.

Safety


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

— 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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for keto
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for soy-free
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Low-FODMAP friendly
  • Offers outdoor seating
  • Reservations recommended
Celiac

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Asked the waitress about gf options, as there were not a ton marked on the menu. She said any of the burgers could be made with a gf bun and she would bring out tamari if I got sushi, as the soy sauce on the table was not ok. I chose a cute little bento box with sushi, a slider on a gf bun, edamame, pickled cucumber, and French fries. The box came with sweet potato fries, but the server advised me up front that I had to switch to regular bc the sweet potato fries were breaded. She was knowledgeable and I felt very safe eating there. Everything was delicious!

Safety


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

— 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

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