77% of 9 votes say it's celiac friendly

172 U.S. 9, Englishtown, NJ 07726 Directions

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Owner is amazing. Have been going here for years. They make so many different gluten free options. If your looking for a good gluten free meal, 100% go to the Oriental.

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

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

— Excellent

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Excellent excellent Chinese food! Got the GF lettuce wraps, egg roll, and chicken with broccoli, and they were so tasty! To make up for gluten, they may add a little too much salt, but they’re food is still very delicious. Instead of wontons, they bring over corn tortilla chips and duck sauce for you to enjoy. They are very knowledgeable and can make almost everything on the menu GF!

Safety


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

— 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

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 selection of healthy options
  • Offers delivery
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Celiac

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Safety


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?

— Most

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

— Excellent

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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

  • None Listed

Categories

  • Asian
  • Chinese
  • Healthy
  • Kid Friendly
  • Korean
  • Lunch
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout
  • Thai
  • Vegetarian Friendly

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GF Chicken with Broccoli
Beef with flat noodles!  Yummy...soooo good!
Yummy, crunchy and the best!
Grand Marnier Shrimp
Duck w Ginger and Scallions
Spare ribs and fried rice lunch special
Gluten free egg roll
Gluten free spare ribs
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Just ordered several dishes from here. We ordered spare ribs, sesame chicken, chicken with mixed vegetables and pork fried rice. It was very good and our Celiac child had 0 reaction!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Yum! No GF menu, but most of the menu can be made GF. Staff is very knowledgeable. I had a GF egg roll and Egg Foo Young! What a treat!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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These people certainly love eggs cause they are in every friggin' dish. I have an egg allergy and couldn't even order a normal meal here because every meat for some reason is marinated in egg. I have no idea why they could not get some plain protein and cook it for me in a stir fry. I ordered the seafood soup and it was loaded with eggs which is rather disgusting. Also they are not careful with gluten. I saw a server handling the fried wontons they put on the table with her bare hands and then grabbed a bowl of white rice and delivered it to a table with a young girl who had a gluten allergy (the same hand that was touching the wonts touched the top of the rice). The people I was with said the food wasn't even that good and that the place has gone downhill. I won't be going here again

Celiac friendly?

No

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Celiac

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I hadn't been able to enjoy Chinese food for years until I found this place! My girlfriend and I decided to try it one day after a long day at the beach so we did take-out. The guy at the front desk was very knowledgeable about gluten and what dishes could be made gluten-free and what couldn't! My fellow Celiacs will know that that's super reassuring! I'm happy to report that the food was both delicious and absolutely gluten-free!

Just a tip: the guy at the takeout counter informed me that gluten free versions of their dishes could only be made large, although I don't know if that applies to eat-in as well!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Celiac

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Fantastic food, helpful knowledgeable staff. It was great to know I could eat Chinese food again. Very careful with food prep!

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I love this place. I eat here almost once a week and I have never gotten sick. Almost everything on the menu can be made gluten free you just have to ask. Even my family members will order gluten free now because it's just as delicious and we can share everything. I couldn't recommend this place more!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Not celiac

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We've been here twice and the food is absolutely delicious! The fried calamari is sooo good. Servers are knowledgeable about GF and very accommodating. No one got sick so we're happy!

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Very good Chinese food. I find it annoying that they don’t have a separate gf menu but they know what they can and can’t make gluten free and will tell you when you ask.

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Celiac

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The staff was very knowledgeable and helpful and my Mongolian beef was made gluten free and cooked perfectly. Miso soup and bubble tea were excellent and restaurant was comfortable and clean. I'll be back!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Very accommodating and staff is friendly and well educated on what can/cannot be made gluten free. Not only are there a wide variety of gluten free options, it is also made in separate cookware to further minimize the gluten crossover. So hard to find good Asian food that has option. Very rare for them to take this extra step!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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I always feel safe when I eat here. The staff is very knowledgeable about gluten and they can make most of there entrees gluten free.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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The Oriental can make most of the entire menu gluten free if you ask! They’re knowledgeable, understand what gluten free is. When I eat there and order Gf they always bring me gf chips & duck sauce which is a very nice bonus! My fav Chinese in the area.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Celiac

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Love this place they have a great variety and you can get egg rolls too!! it was nice that they were knowledgeable as to what can be prepared and that they have a wide variety of choices!

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Great food worth driving an hour for!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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I love the food here! I have to drive an hour to get here, but it's worth it.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Not celiac

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This restaurant is listed here at least twice withthe name varied. I left a review with updates on the other one and just can't help doing it again on this one. My husband and I LOVE this place! The food is among the best we have ever experienced ( and we have had a LOT of Asian food ). Most everything is or can be made Gluten Free including dishes that other places that accomodate for GF don't do ( i.e. Grand Marnier Shrimp ). The spare ribs are out of this world! So many dishes have met or greatly exceeded our expectations. Add to the great food that the atmosphere is nice and the owners go out of their way whenever time permits to make us feel like we are at home. It's like Cheers... Where They Are Always Glad You Came. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Not celiac

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I loved it! The food was delicious and I was able to eat an egg roll, spareribs and sesame chicken all gluten free! The spareribs were succulent. Moist and finger licking good. The egg roll was more like a spring roll, but good, though I may not order it again...I guess I really wanted a regular egg roll. Also had the Hawaiian fried rice which was excellent and enjoyed by both GF and non GF eaters. One non GF ordered the pad thai, it was not to her taste, but others said it was very good. I will definitely be going back here to try some other dishes and those amazing spareribs again. Staff were very friendly and pleasant and the decor was very nice. Superior quality food and dining experience.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Celiac

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Very safe. I've eaten here countless times and have never gotten sick. I just wish they would label their menu so I wouldn't have to choose items through trial and error.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Not celiac

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Nice Place, Great Service, Fresh and Deliscious Food. Most anything can be made gluten free. I was over the moon for the Grand Marnier Shrimp! I want to add to my review here that hubby and I have been so impressed with this place that we have returned a handful of times. An hr drive ...well worth it. The absolute best Asian restaurant that accomodates for Gluten Free needs.

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not a huge Chinese food fan, but this was great, very fresh, and the lady (Assuming she was the owner) came over and told me that she has the ability to make 90% of the menu gluten free, and she doesn't have a gluten free menu because she wants us celiacs to feel included. love that. when in the area I'll be in for more of the general tso and pork fried rice

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Celiac

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The best GF Chinese food we've had. Almost everything can be made gluten free, and everything we tried was delicious

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Food & Service was very nice. Gluten Free food if you need to eat GF.

Will be going back, We enjoyed ourselves very much. Food was very tasty & fresh.

So Gluten Free friendly. And so are the people who work there.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Amazing! Frank was very helpful in handling both mine and my sisters food allergies! They are very willing to work with you!!!! Food is consistently awesome

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Celiac

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Our family's fave place! Friendly staff, great prices and delicious food!! Nearly everything on the menu can be made gluten free. Very knowledgable and careful about with cross contamination. Eat here with confidence. You won't be disappointed!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Not celiac

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Excellent! General Tso Chicken GF? AWESOME! What a great little place. The decor is a little lacking but the food is great! They gave us gf taco chips to dip. My husband had triple delight which I asked for pork instead of beef and white instead of brown sauce (just his preference) and it was delish! They were so nice and helpful as well as informed. We will be returning soon! Spoke to manager/owner who said they have a dedicated section of their kitchen for celiac. He has many customers with children who have allergies. He was very knowledgeable and nice

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Celiac

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Delicious and safe. Knew what to do right away.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Celiac

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great food and a truly gluten free menu. I have eaten here many times and never had a problem.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Celiac

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We found this restaurant from this App and was an all time great find.

The owner of The Oriental was so informed and attentive about gluten that it put me at ease instantly. She spent time with us explaining that she could make about 90% of the menu gluten free, so she doesn't keep a separate menu. The owner took the time to explain what ingredients are used as an alternative in the GF dishes and what she can do to tweak a regular dish to be GF.

They usually start out the table with the crispy noodles with duck sauce, but they gave us tortilla chips instead, which was a nice touch. It was like mexican/asian fusion.

I am not a big egg roll guy but I tried a bite of my wifes and it was good. We had the GF spare ribs and while they taste a little different than what I would think of as the "traditional" Chinese spare rib, it was a good thing in this case. They almost tasted to be marinated in a duck sauce. I highly recommend them.

We had chicken with bok choy and mongolian beef. Both were excellent and tasty. They weren't just good for GF, they were good for real deal asian fusion cuisine.

Our only regret is that we live about 40 minutes from The Oriental, but we will certainly be back.

I highly recommend this place!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Celiac

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Food was so fresh, authentic, and delicious. Staff was knowledgable and friendly. A new favorite place.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Not celiac

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For all of you that have been avoiding Asian food in fear of getting sick, this place is a must. It was a group eating so some of the appetizers ordered weren't gluten free while all the entrees were, so we can all share . The manager came to the table to make sure the order was taken correctly so no one would get sick. Even though the menu was written in a way that made you feel confident that things were gluten free the fact that she came to us to check made me feel even more confident.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Celiac

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Absolutely love this place...Owner and staff are the most accommodating to serious GF/celiac I've seen around the area. Almost everything can be made GF, even salt and pepper squid (fried and breaded w/GF crust). Food is really good, as they were the ones who originally started and owned panda asia fusion in freehold. This place is a must for any GF and anyone who loves real Chinese food that is clean, fresh, and tasty. You'll love it!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Celiac

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This restaurant is excellent. They are exceptionally knowledgable about restrictions for people with Celiac. They are also extremely accommodating. They can make almost anything gluten free. What a wonderful dining experience. I had the spare rib lunch special with gluten free egg roll and egg drop soup. Everything was delicious!! I highly recommend it.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Not celiac

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Huge GF selection. Love the egg roll!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Gluten free and regular menu equally tasty. A foodie's unique and delightful experience i Asian cuisine. A must try....but you will come back for sure

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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The Oriental has one of the best gluten free menus I have ever had. As a sufferer of Celiacs disease- I am always a little bit afraid to go out to eat based on proprietors' lack of knowledge as to what a gluten allergy entails. I also never thought I'd be able to eat Chinese again (outside of what I could prepare myself). Not only was Mimi, the owner, well versed in gluten free details, but she was so helpful and accommodating in her recommendations. In addition, the large majority of her menu is able to be made gluten free including egg rolls (the wrappers are made of bean curd)! The salt and pepper squid are the bomb.com. If you get one thing- get that dish. The seasoning is perfect, the squid tender (fresh!) and eat it fast before the other members of your group get to it first. In addition, we had a red curry and grand marnier shrimp that were equally as delicious. I will definitely becoming back to try more dishes off this extensive menu.

FYI- it's tucked away in the Marlboro plaza on the north bound side of route 9. The proprietor has been told it's hard to find. If you call for directions- she's more than happy to guide you to gluten friendly shores.

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This location is amazing. The food is fantastic. My husband has celiac and we have been coming to these owners for years. They have the best gluten free Chinese food my husband as ever had!! A great find!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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A NEW hidden gem, tucked away on Rte 9 North just before the Marlboro Plaza(Kohl's) shopping center. The restaurant is set back off the road a bit and easy to miss if you don't look carefully. This has one of the most elaborate and best gluten free offerings in the area. So large that virtually the entire menu can be made indulgently(opposed to plainly or boringly prepared) gluten free including but not limited to delicious (pork and other types)fried rice, noodle dishes, ribs, crunchy tasty egg rolls, crispy fried/battered calamari and even has plenty of gluten free soy sauce and sweet sauce with gluten free chips(in place of noodles) for the table. Yes! I felt completely equivalent to my gluten eating family. The only items I believe currently not gluten free are the wontons and dumplings. Mimi, the owner, took the time to explain how careful they are at all facets of preparing and serving gluten free food to avoid cross contamination and how she has been serving and perfecting her gluten free dishes for over 20 years and takes gluten free dining extremely seriously. I was completely comfortable eating here. She was careful to serve my food before my family's for safety and was extremely attentive to whatever I or anyone needed during our dining experience. The service was excellent and not only were the gluten free versions delicious and enjoyed by the rest of my family too, the rest of my family raved about their gluten laden dishes as well. We all agreed we have found our new "go to" Chinese restaurant for now on. I recommend if you do try this restaurant(and I highly recommend you do) to take the time to write a review or tell others. With such a great menu and a discreet location, we want to make sure this new restaurant is known to as many people as possible and succeeds to stay in the area a long time so that we may enjoy the plentiful delicious offerings they have.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Celiac

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This wonderful new restaurant is my family's new favorite place! Finally delicious Asian Fusion for my Celiac Family! They can convert about 95% of the menu to be gluten free, therefore there is no separate GF menu. We are thrilled to enjoy egg rolls, spare ribs and even Lo mein again!! They are extremely knowledgeable and very careful with cross contamination. Friendly staff, too! Highly recommend!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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