Zen Chinese Bistro

4.5 stars 4.5 out of 5 15 ratings
$$$Celiac Friendly, Gluten Free Menu, Dairy-Free + 8 more
85% of 7 votes say it's Celiac friendly

45 Danforth St, Portland, ME 04101

(207) 775-6888
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    4 ratingAugust 03, 2016

    food was absolutely delish! waitress was knowledgeable and made sure proper care was tooKen with my order. thought it was a bit costly though.

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    4 ratingJanuary 25, 2016

    Great GF options! Im celiac and didn't get sick. A little pricey but ... Yum, will return!

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    5 ratingDecember 26, 2015

    My absolute favorite Chinese restaurant. Incredible GF options.

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    5 ratingOctober 13, 2015

    I took my niece who has celiac here... She was thrilled to be able to enjoy all of the dishes we ordered. The menu is clearly marked with many GF selections and the dishes we ordered were all carefully made so NO stomach problems! The food was delicious! We have been to this restaurant numerous times and have greatly enjoyed every meal. I highly recommend the Zen Chinese Bistro!

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    5 ratingJuly 11, 2015

    Their hot and sour soup is GF and amazing!

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    5 ratingAugust 10, 2014

    I have to say, beside having a menu that clearly articulates GF dishes, the food was probably the best authentic Chinese I have had in years. Great staff as well. Just remember to ask for the GF soy sauce for the table. Great place.

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    5 ratingFebruary 20, 2014

    Zen Chinese Bistro is a gourmet, healthy and delicious Chinese restaurant. They offer a HUGE selections of GLUTEN FREE choices. Everything on the menu is well marked for GLUTEN FREE, and it is very helpful. They use a lot of local sources for their entrees so it is very fresh. The food is fresh, healthy and delicious. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

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    1 ratingAugust 08, 2013

    I got glutened. They offer a number of gluten-free items on their general menu (marked GF) but I do not feel it was celiac-safe.

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    4 ratingJune 28, 2013

    The hot and spicy soup was to die for! I got the chicken with broccoli and it tasted delicious.

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    5 ratingMarch 01, 2013

    I love, love, love Zen Chinese Bistro! I've gotten take-out several times, and dine-in once. The GF selection is fantastic, especially for a Chinese restaurant. I've never had a bad reaction here, for which I am so thankful. The staff is so wonderful—always warm and welcoming. Oh, and the Chicken with Ginger & Scallion is to die for!

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    5 ratingFebruary 25, 2013

    Big portions and good prices. I had the Kung Pao Chicken, it was great! Their selection of gluten free is pretty good, though most of it includes items that don't contain gluten in general. But, the fact that they are aware of GF is a big plus! I'll definitely eat there again! The staff was friendly, the service was quick, and the ginger mojito was delicious!

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    5 ratingJanuary 20, 2013

    fantastic food and very well versed on gluten free

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    4 ratingOctober 03, 2012

    GF menu and portions were huge. I had the Cashew Chicken, which was very good.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Celiac Friendly
  • Gluten Free Menu


  • Asian
  • Chinese
  • Dairy-Free
  • Lunch
  • Pescetarian Friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Seafood
  • Takeout
  • Vegan Friendly
11:30 am - 9 pm
11:30 am - 9 pm
11:30 am - 9 pm
11:30 am - 9 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9 pm
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