Zao Asian Cafe

3 recent ratings
$$ • Asian Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Safety Rating
2 ratings

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1352 State St
Orem, UT 84097
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Most Recent Reviews


Celiac

Overall Rating

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Easy to get a GF bowl. Just don’t add crispy onions. All the sauces and meats are GF. They have a GF menu online. They’re not great with cross contamination (the tongs are used for crispy onions and peanuts) but can be more careful if you ask them to.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free 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 8 months ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Good for celiac but a bit bland and flavorless. The gluten free teriyaki is good though!!!

Safety


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

— 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?

— Most/All

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

— Average

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Gluten Sensitive

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Was delicious as always! Felt good afterwards. Ordered online and put gluten free, change gloves in notes. Yellow Curry was okay, pretty bland.

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/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 dinner
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 2 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

  • Gluten-Free Menu

Categories

  • Asian
  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Dinner
  • Healthy
  • Lunch
  • Online Ordering
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout
  • Vegan Friendly

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Overall Rating

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They were really good about being gluten free. They changed their gloves and informed me on all the things that were safe to eat. All the sauces are gf because they use a gf soy sauce which is really nice because like no other places do that. The food is literally so good. The only thing is that I always feel bloated afterward and I don't know why

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
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked
  • Food comes out flagged or marked gluten-free

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/All

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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Offers online ordering
Updated 3 years ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Review


I have celiac and a peanut allergy. They changed their gloves and washed their hands. He made sure he was the only one to handle my food and told me to avoid the cilantro since peanuts fall in. Very knowledge and attentive.

My service dog cleared it for both gluten and peanuts. Pricing is good too.

The food is delicious definitely coming back!

Super careful about peanut allergy as well

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Other dedicated kitchen equipment (oven, toaster, pots, pans, utensils, etc.)
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked

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/All

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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Good with other allergies
Updated 4 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


They were super helpful in helping me pick gluten free options. One employee chopped me fresh cilantro because he was worried about cross contamination of the cilantro on the line. I’m so happy to be able to safely eat here.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Loved Zao!! I can’t wait to go back. They were very knowledgeable about the gluten free options as. Even recommended no peanuts because they can occasionally be mixed with the fried onions. The rice noodles were delicious and all the toppings, meat, and sauces were gluten free. I believe most were dairy free too!

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Reviews of this Chain

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


I must dispel the conflicting reviews: the meatballs are NOT gluten free lmao

They’re good about changing gloves if you ask them, most of the food is safe. They have a full allergen menu on their site https://www.zaoasiancafe.com/nutrition/

Pretty good food, expect to pay $15 after tip

Safety


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

— 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?

— Good

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Tasted great and my meal was entirely 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
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked
  • Food comes out flagged or marked gluten-free

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/All

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

— Excellent

Asymptomatic Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Most of their food is GF and they will tell you what is not. There may be some cross contamination but I have never had a problem. Love their bowls

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

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


The only thing not GF is the fried onions. If you let the staff know you need GF at this location they take extra precautions.

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

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


The food and service were both top notch! I had no issues with cross contamination.

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

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