Peanut and Tree Nut Allergy-Friendly Asian Restaurants

See Asian restaurants where people managing peanut and tree nut allergies shared reviews highlighting nut-free restaurants, menus with allergen information, and helpful waitstaff, and safely enjoyed xiao long bao, noodles, and pho! If you’ve found a peanut and tree nut allergy-friendly Asian restaurant, please share a review on the Spokin app. This guide was published on 1/20/2023.

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ARIZONA


Clever Koi

Location: Phoenix, Arizona

“So delicious and excellent with nut allergies! They made sure to check which oils were safe and the chef substituted out the oil just to be safe for our daughter. Only peanuts on the pork belly steam buns, which can be omitted. We had a variety of ramen bowls, dumplings and other starters—all great!”

@lbedwell who manages peanut and tree nut allergies

George Yang’s Chinese Cuisine

Location: Phoenix, Arizona

“This Chinese restaurant takes nut allergies very seriously and it was very easy to order for my peanut/tree nut-allergic daughter and nephew. Not often you find a Chinese restaurant you can eat at, plus the food is fantastic!”

@lbedwell who manages peanut and tree nut allergies

Tea Light Café

Location: Phoenix, Arizona

“Veggie pho with tofu or chicken pho. Always have a positive experience with this place! I have not checked if there are nuts/other allergens present in the kitchen, but the pho broth and add ins are nut-free.”

@serenesafe who manages peanut, tree nut, milk, and sesame allergies

Ling & Louie’s Asian Bar and Grill

Location: Scottsdale, Arizona

“Hidden gem! Usually we would avoid an Asian-themed restaurant for our type of allergies. The owner, John, and his waitstaff are knowledgeable and helpful. We are able to get the kids “Popcorn Chicken” with edamame and steamed broccoli.”

@noosh who manages peanut, tree nut, milk, fish, shellfish, and sesame allergies

China Pasta House

Location: Tuscon, Arizona

“Delicious food and great price! The staff is very understanding and is family run, so it just feels like I’m eating food that has been made with care and love. The staff is helpful with ingredients and dishes and their menu lays out most ingredients in their dishes as well. Only thing to watch out for is that there is a slight language barrier with certain things (it helps that I speak some Mandarin), but others in the restaurant are very helpful and can assist you in translating. I love their pork dumplings (both in soup and not in soup) and the fried noodles! Fried rice is also safe but I love those other dishes so much that I rarely get the fried rice.”

@toriwong who manages peanut, tree nut, and milk allergies


CALIFORNIA


Seoul Hotdog

Location: Berkeley, California

“These Korean-style corn dogs are super delicious. I didn’t have any issue with my allergies.”

@allergyanj who manages peanut, tree nut, shrimp, sesame, and legume allergies

Berkeley Social Club

Location: Berkeley, California

“I went to brunch here with friends and was hesitant because 1) it’s a Korean restaurant, so sesame is everywhere and 2) I’d never been before. Looking at the menu, there appeared to be some options I could have. When talking to the waitress, she informed me that everything was cooked on the same grill and wouldn’t let me order something I could have (that was likely cross contaminated). She helped me make accommodations on a really nice smoked salmon salad, which was really good! Although it’s a bit tough to find options here for my allergens, the waitstaff is incredibly helpful and caring.”

@altheachan who manages peanut, tree nut, milk, egg, shellfish, and sesame allergies

Toss Noodle Bar

Location: Berkeley, California

“This place is WONDERFUL. You choose your noodle, meat, and your style and they give you an amazing stir fry that is super delicious and all around amazing. I would always have the flat rice noodles, the Chinese wok-toss, and chicken. They were always able to make sure it was safe for my nut allergy and I ate there safely many times. They do have a good amount of nuts on the menu, though, (satay, Thai-wok toss, and curry), and shellfish too, so I was always wary and had fairly detailed allergy conversations while ordering. Note: I haven’t been here since I developed my pea allergy, and I really don’t remember the veggie mix they use, so I’m not sure if it is okay for me anymore”

@samsafeeats who manages peanut, tree nut, shellfish, wheat, vegetable, cherry, and pea allergies

Tofu Plus Korean BBQ

Location: Cupertino, California

“My favorite Korean restaurant in the bay! No peanuts, tree nuts, or nut oils”

@nutfreefun who manages peanut and tree nut allergies

Golden Sand Harbor

Location: Dublin, California

“Chinese food is hard because cross contamination is a very real risk. Staff has advised they do not cook with peanut oil. My son has eaten here with no issues in the past before and after his peanut diagnosis.”

@mamalolim who manages peanut and tree nut allergies

Sura Korean BBQ & Tofu House Restaurant – Long Beach

Location: Long Beach, California

“We ate here tonight and they were super yummy! No nuts on the menu. I spoke with the waitress who confirmed with the chef and they double checked ingredients as well. They have a ton of vegan options including ice cream! The boba tea was amazing! The boba was fresh and had such a good texture. They have a great selection of soju and other alcohol. Would come back here.”

@vkotz who manages peanut and tree nut allergies

Quarters Korean BBQ

Location: Los Angeles, California

“Quarters is some of the best Korean BBQ in LA. It’s in a cute plaza with other restaurants and shops. They don’t do reservations and it’s first come first serve. Everything is cooked there in front of you. The meat was all really good. I will say two of the banchans when we were there had nuts in them, but when we told our waiter, he told us which were safe and which weren’t. If you just stick to the meat and rice, it should be fine. The kimchi and green onions were safe for my daughter but she doesn’t eat spicy food. Would definitely recommend if you’re in Koreatown!”

@vkotz who manages peanut and tree nut allergies

Jong Ga House

Location: Oakland, California

“I got the honey soy garlic chicken and didn’t have a problem with sesame allergy. However, if you do have a sesame allergy, make sure you ask diligently about each dish, as a lot of Korean barbecue does have sesame in it. Double check about seeds and oil!”

@allergyanj who manages peanut, tree nut, shrimp, sesame, and legume allergies

Monster Phở

Location: Oakland, California

“This Vietnamese restaurant is 100% peanut-free! My boyfriend’s favorite food is Vietnamese, and because of my severe peanut allergy, we have not been able to enjoy it together. However, at Monster Pho, I can order anything on the menu, and my boyfriend gets to eat the food he loves! It was such a cool experience for me being able to try dishes I had only heard about and never gotten the chance to taste before because of cross contamination. We shared a beef pho bowl, a shrimp vermicelli bowl, and spring rolls, and they were all delicious! Even the sauces are safe! They use a mix of coconut and hoisin to recreate the traditional “peanut” dipping sauce. Such an amazing place with delicious food and friendly staff! I didn’t see any tree nuts on the menu besides coconut, but they were extremely knowledgeable about allergies, so just check in with the staff if you have other allergies besides peanuts.”

@cali who manages celiac and peanuts and egg allergies

Asian Box

Location: Palo Alto, California

“Everything is gluten-free—no small feat for an entire restaurant. Might also all be dairy-free but I’d confirm. They have a very detailed binder re: allergens for each item. Peanut allergies beware, though—I have on occasion found a bit of peanut in my “no peanuts please” box. So I won’t take my kiddos with peanut allergy there. But it’s one of my favorite go-tos with my own food restrictions (gluten, dairy, tree nuts)”

@calimama who manages celiac and tree nut and sesame allergies

Buga Korean BBQ Restaurant

Location: San Diego, California

“We ate here with a group and it was yummy! We usually BBQ the unmarinated meats first for my son and then when we’ve cooked enough for him, we switch to the marinated (marinated has sesame oil). The server listed all the unmarinated meats for us on a piece of paper so it would be easy to remember. They also brought him salad no dressing. He doesn’t like any dressing. Super yummy for all involved. It helped that we also had 2 grills so that those of us who didn’t have food allergies could eat too without having to wait so long.”

@jrbruin who manages peanut, tree nut, and sesame allergies

Dragon Beaux

Location: San Francisco, California

“Feel much safer eating their dim sum than going to their dinner hot pot. They have amazing baos and seafood dumplings. Everything is clearly labeled but be sure to double check if you order mixed ingredient dumplings or sponge cakes”

@nutfreefun who manages peanut and tree nut allergies

Enjoy Vegetarian Restaurant

Location: San Francisco, California

“I truly love everything on their menu! They have great Cantonese dishes—most, if not all, of which are nut-free. They also have a designated gluten-free menu.”

@nutfreefun who manages peanut and tree nut allergies

San Tung

Location: San Francisco, California

“I’m not the biggest fan of fried chicken BUT San Tung’s spicy fried chicken is simply the best! Their green beans, pork dumplings and chive dumplings are also amazing. Soy, seeds, and gluten are abundant here, but there are very few dishes with peanuts and tree nuts, if any. Just be sure to tell the staff your allergies.”

@nutfreefun who manages peanut and tree nut allergies

Grand Palace Restaurant

Location: South San Francisco, California

“Great dim sum and rare use of peanuts! Great variety of rice noodles. Be sure to double check the mixed dumplings, though.”

@nutfreefun who manages peanut and tree nut allergies

Din Tai Fung

Location: Torrance, California

“We were blown away with their allergy awareness. As soon as we sat down they asked if anyone had any food allergies or intolerances. They then showed us what we couldn’t eat on the menu and their menu was marked for cross contamination for peanuts. We had the classic xiao long bao and some other dumplings, as well as a variety of other dishes. Loved everything here and we will definitely be back. They also had a lot of vegetarian and vegan options. Don’t sleep on the wonton soup, it’s legit one of the best I’ve ever had in a long time.”

@vkotz who manages peanut and tree nut allergies


FLORIDA


Hawkers Asian Street Fare

Location: Jacksonville, Florida

“I think it depends on the server but the few I’ve had did ask about any allergy accommodations and I have no problem telling them if we need any. They are super understanding and friendly! When they bring the food out, they will specifically serve it as “Dumpling-with allergy.” They have dividers in the restaurant and only take cashless payments. Menus are also by QR code.”

@alyssaarria14 who manages peanut, tree nut, fish, and shellfish allergies

Nine spices Hot Pot & Korean BBQ

Location: Pinellas Park, Florida

“We spoke with the manager and he told us the only peanuts that are in the restaurant are in the peanut sauce with the dips in the back. We opted for the Korean BBQ instead of the hotpot. Everything we had was super yummy and it was a fun experience.”

@vkotz who manages peanut and tree nut allergies

Bamboozle Channelside

Location: Tampa, Florida

“They have a number of vegan and gluten-free options. The pho also has no eggs, dairy, or nuts and is my go-to. There are some dishes that have peanuts but those are clearly labeled. It’s a hidden gem!”

@frances who manages peanuts, tree nut, milk, egg, and buckwheat allergies

Sarione Korean Restaurant

Location: Tampa, Florida

“Korean food generally doesn’t have dairy or nuts. Some of the soups have egg, but many allergens are easy to avoid. The bulgogi beef is particularly good!”

@frances who manages peanut, tree nut, milk, egg, and buckwheat allergies

The Asian Kitchen

Location: Tampa, Florida

“Delicious food and clear labeling. Their dishes can be easily customized and substitutions are easy.”

@frances who manages peanut, tree nut, milk, egg, and buckwheat allergies

Viet-Nomz

Location: Winter Park, Florida

“I always get the rice bowl with chicken and no veggies (raw carrots, cucumbers, tomatoes) or the pho: chicken broth with chicken (meat) and no fried onions.”

@meglet who manages peanut, tree nut soy, tuna, shellfish, vegetable, fruit, grain, beef, and legume allergies


GEORGIA


770 Korean BBQ Restaurant

Location: Suwanee, Georgia

“This is not the safest option regarding cross contamination. But with the right people, they will make sure you are safe! My friends know that my meat has to cook first, and then after that, they can order all they want. I can have the beef brisket and pork belly, which is so good! Although, I hate that it costs extra for rice considering it’s one of the only things I can eat there, besides the pickled radish. In my experience all the waiters and waitresses know exactly what is in each dish on the table—super helpful for me!”

@samisanders who manages peanut, tree nut, milk, shellfish, and wheat allergies


HAWAII


Tin Roof

Location: Kahului, Hawaii

“I always tell them I have a nut allergy every time I go. They only put nuts on the salads. I order Mochiko Chicken and it’s amazing. It’s the closest meal I can get to Asian food and know it’s safe. Also, the lady taking my order was severely allergic to nuts too which made me feel even safer!”

@oliviamoglino who manages peanut, tree nut, and shellfish allergies


ILLINOIS


Wow Bao – Water Tower Place

Location: Chicago, Illinois

“My son was able to have dumplings, which were one of the only things without sesame oil. The server was able to tell me what he could have that was safe.”

@alohabailey who manages peanut, tree nut, milk, egg, and sesame allergies

Qing Xiang Yuan Dumplings

Location: Chicago, Illinois

“They have two vegan dumpling options, so I tried the tofu mushroom cabbage dumplings, which were delicious!”

@amandayoung03 who manages peanut, tree nut, milk, egg, fish, and shellfish allergies

2 Asian Brothers

Location: Chicago, Illinois

“I have gotten food from here dozens of times and I have never had a bad experience. They also do not have any nuts there (at least all of the times I’ve been there), which is pretty rare for an Asian restaurant.”

@cmsparks who manages peanut, tree nut, sesame, and chickpea allergies

Imperial Restaurant

Location: Chicago, Illinois

“You have to be careful because they do have many allergens present, but I have eaten here multiple times and felt safe. The staff is educated about allergies and can point out what foods are safe depending on your allergy. I recommend talking to the waiters personally instead of just choosing something from the menu that looks safe because not all ingredients are listed or obvious. I like the shrimp dumplings the best.”

@isabel48 who manages peanut, tree nut, sesame, and chickpea allergies

Lotus Cafe & Banh Mi Sandwich

Location: Chicago, Illinois

“Was nervous to try a new pho spot, but it was great! The server took the time to tell me what items were safe and what wasn’t. She knew about allergies and cross contact and was able to list ingredients. They do have peanuts in house and peanut sauce comes as a side to some dishes. You can ask for a substitution or tell them you don’t want the sauce. I recommend the fish sauce for a substitution. The pho has no nuts and they made sure to keep my order away from nuts in the kitchen. I felt very safe and the pho was delicious, like lick the bowl good. Amazing, will definitely be back!”

@isabel48 who manages peanut, tree nut, sesame, and chickpea allergies

MAK Restaurant

Location: Chicago, Illinois

“Their kitchen is completely nut-free, which was amazing because I was able to order whatever I wanted without worrying. I had the beef lo mein, which was good, and the Korean chicken wings, which were INCREDIBLE. The crab rangoons were delicious as well. I had a very positive experience and would return again. However, I was disappointed to find that they do sell almond cookies. They are packaged and not made in house, but I was a little uncomfortable. Other than that I felt completely safe!”

@isabel48 who manages peanut, tree nut, sesame, and chickpea allergies

MingHin Cuisine

Location: Chicago, Illinois

“I went here recently and had a great experience. The server knew about allergies and was very knowledgeable about what was in each dish. He made recommendations for me based on my allergies, which was super helpful. They have an iPad for you to order from, but I think it is better to order straight from the server face to face so they can clarify any questions. I had the shrimp dumplings, steamed spinach, beef and broccoli, and rice. They have a lot of options and made sure everything was safe! I appreciated how they double checked the oil for me to make sure it wasn’t peanut. Would definitely go back!”

@isabel48 who manages peanut, tree nut, sesame, and chickpea allergies

ML Kitchen

Location: Chicago, Illinois

“The staff was very knowledgeable about allergies and directed me to items that were safe. They knew about cross contamination and assured me that everything would be made away from nuts. I had the beef flat wide rice noodles, crab Rangoon, and pork dumplings. It was a very wonderful experience, super delicious and I really appreciated the care they put in to making sure I would be safe.”

@isabel48 who manages peanut, tree nut, sesame, and chickpea allergies

Mo’s Asian Bistro

Location: Chicago, Illinois

“We have been going here for a couple years and it’s wonderful. Usually Asian cuisine can be risky, but they are always very accommodating and know which dishes have nuts. They always assure me my food will not come into contact with nuts and I have never had any issues! They do have nuts and sesame on the menu, but once I told them about my allergy, they were very helpful and assured me it would be safe. Now, whenever we go back the servers recognize me as the girl who is allergic to nuts, which is both funny and endearing. And actually makes me feel safe! Couldn’t recommend this enough. I eat the California roll, beef and broccoli, beef lo mein, and vegetable tempura and have no issues.”

@isabel48 who manages peanut, tree nut, sesame, and chickpea allergies

Pho Loan

Location: Chicago, Illinois

“I was hesitant because of the language barrier since it’s an authentic family restaurant, so I printed out allergy cards in Vietnamese just in case. When we ordered, I showed the cards to the waitress and she was able to tell me exactly what foods had nuts and what I should avoid. The fried egg rolls are pre-made and she did not know what oil was used so she advised me to not eat them. Some entrees also come with peanut sauce on the side or garnishes, but if you are very clear about your allergy they will make sure to accommodate you. I was very impressed by the level of detail the staff paid to my food, checking it every step of the way and making sure to plate it away from other orders. The food is AMAZING. I highly recommend the beef pho and bun bo xao. They do speak English but I think it is a good idea to come prepared with Vietnamese allergy cards to be safe.”

@isabel48 who manages peanut, tree nut, sesame, and chickpea allergies

So Bowl

Location: Chicago, Illinois

“I called beforehand and told them about my allergies. They assured me that everything would be kept separate. They were very knowledgeable about what ingredients were in each dish and helped me pick a safe option. There are nuts in the kitchen, but they took extra care to avoid cross contamination and specially prepared my food away from any allergens. The pho was great and I’m so glad I found a new place I can eat at!”

@isabel48 who manages peanut, tree nut, sesame, and chickpea allergies

Seoul Taco

Location: Chicago, Illinois

“Nut-free kitchen! This was our first visit in a few years, but wanted to confirm the kitchen is still nut-free! The food is a delicious fusion of Korean and Mexican, and the staff are so damn nice here! A perfect lunch or dinner stop off after a visit to the Museum of Science and Industry.”

@sujaykapadia who manages peanut and tree nut allergies

Seven Treasures Cantonese Restaurant

Location: Chicago, Illinois

“My daughter ate here with her friends. I was a wreck, but she does speak some Chinese and so did her friends. She said it wasn’t a place she would highly recommend as allergy-friendly but I wanted to share her experience. Her group ordered the dinner for 6 and it came with soup and the waiter let her know that some of soups contain nuts, which she didn’t have, but the rest, like noodles, orange chicken, fried rice, and she had a drink with vanilla ice cream and red beans!”

@susie who manages peanut and tree nut allergies

Sunda

Location: Chicago, Illinois

“This is an Asian restaurant, typically off limits for us but we saw a few reviews on Spokin and felt comfortable giving it a try. They encourage family style and we ordered a ton because we went for our daughter’s 16th birthday The waiter emphasized how seriously they take food allergies and showed me a sheet that he carries with allergens noted by dish. He took so much care and time and the place was jammed and busy but he honestly made us feel like we were the only ones there. I’m sharing a somewhat embarrassing list of food that we tried in the event it is helpful to anyone else! They even made Pad Thai without peanuts for us (they said that the sauce had peanuts in it and that it’s not just a garnish. We ate: steamed buns (pork belly), shiitake edamame dumplings, Lumpia (egg rolls and we made sure no nuts were in the fryer and they confirmed there were none but said that is not always the case), miso cauliflower, lemongrass beef lollipops, crispy rice with spicy tuna + sushi: tail of two tunas, sunrise, and rainbow roll. Our daughter also had a mango soda. We ordered A LOT because it all sounded so good, we couldn’t believe how careful they were, they even asked if cross contact was a problem (yes, for sure for us) and seemed so capable.”

@susie who manages peanut and tree nut allergies

Urbanbelly

Location: Chicago, Illinois

“Super sensitive and accommodating to food allergies. We never eat Asian food and felt very comfortable. They have very limited peanuts and they are a garnish on 1 dish so it doesn’t even touch the pans. Could not recommend them enough!”

@susie who manages peanut and tree nut allergies

Perilla

Location: Chicago, Illinois

“We had a really good experience here at Perilla. I think this used to be a different Korean BBQ restaurant before, but this place had no peanuts on the menu and only walnuts in their jook. The waitress was very knowledgeable and made sure to note our allergies. We safely had the pork belly and marinated kalbi here. My husband and I also got banchan, which she tried some of, but most was too spicy for her.”

@vkotz who manages peanut and tree nut allergies

Tasty Cuisine Chinese Restaurant

Location: Des Plaines, Illinois

“DELICIOUS food and great for big gatherings. Tasty Cuisine lives up to its name because their food is so tasty! They have authentic Chinese food and are incredibly helpful when it comes to ordering. They always warn me if they put out a dish that my party ordered that I can’t eat! I have never had any problems and have so many great memories from this restaurant. It’s a must have and a go-to for every occasion! However, it is up to your party to ensure that you don’t cross contaminate serving spoons, since you yourself from a lazy susan. I also couldn’t tell you what about the menu because I typically get about the same foods or talk to the server and order directly from him so I don’t usually even look at the menu. Some dishes I typically order: sweet and sour chicken, beef chop suey, roast duck, won ton soup, chilean sea bass with tofu (one of my favorites), beef with mixed vegetables, Mongolian beef, stir fried Cantonese noodles, beef Cantonese noodles, pan fried noodles, beef or chicken lo mein, ma po tofu (another FAV), and chicken or beef fried rice are just some I can think of off my head!”

@toriwong who manages peanut, tree nut, and milk allergies

Dak Dak Korean Wings

Location: Villa Park, Illinois

“Dak Dak Korean Wings was a delicious find in Villa Park, IL. The owner Joey took an incredible amount of time talking with me about the process for making his exceptional wings for my son with nut, egg. and dairy allergies. They bread the wings in an all purpose flour and (double) fry them in canola oil, making them safe for my son. And FYI, most of the separate dipping sauces have dairy in them so we just avoided those, no problem. The menu is simple, only making wings and fries, so give this place a try next time you’re in the area—it’s well worth it!”

@leefriday who manages peanut, tree nut, milk, and egg allergies


IOWA


Mandarin Grill & Sushi Bar

Location: Clive, Iowa

“I seriously have to keep editing this because this place honestly just takes care of us. I never noticed before but on the takeout menu it mentions if you have food allergies to let them know so they can accommodate you. Edited to say we ate here again safely. I wanted to mention there are nuts on the menu, but our waitress told the chef and we had a good experience. Might not be suited for those looking for dedicated nut-free. They did reassure us the nuts were in a sealed container. This is literally the first time we’ve ever eaten out at an Asian restaurant with our daughter where she could eat more than rice. Usually we can’t because wheat is in so many Asian sauces, but the owner has celiac and she gets it. There’s a gluten-friendly section on there which my daughter could safely eat from. We also mentioned her other allergies and they took care of us. I’m excited to go back.”

@vkotz who manages peanut and tree nut allergies

Fong’s Pizza

Location: Des Moines, Iowa

“We called ahead and asked if we could eat here safely with our allergies and they assured us that we could! That being said, we really enjoyed this kitschy restaurant. It’s been featured on Food Network and other shows for their Asian fusion pizzas. The crab Rangoon pizza was unique and yummy. Would eat here again!”

@vkotz who manages peanut and tree nut allergies

Harbinger

Location: Des Moines, Iowa

“I have to say, I was super impressed with Harbinger. The chef here has earned 7 James Beard nominations. As soon as we were seated, we were asked if anyone had any food allergies. The waiter was well trained and knew the menu very well. The menu does change but currently there are no peanuts on the menu! They did have some other tree nuts, but again the waiter consulted with the chef to confirm. We didn’t eat here with our food-allergic daughter and this is a nicer, date night type of restaurant, but would definitely recommend any young adult to visit. One of the best Asian fusion restaurants I’ve ever eaten at. I will definitely be back!”

@vkotz who manages peanut and tree nut allergies


MARYLAND


Kangnam BBQ

Location: College Park, Maryland

“One of my favorite restaurants! They have zero tree nuts or peanuts in their kitchen. Some of their menu items do contain shellfish, but the server was very understanding. He was very frank and upfront about what we would and would not be able to eat. We really appreciated his ability to answer our questions confidently. Also, their Mandu are some of the best dumplings we’ve ever had.”

@sombies who manages peanut, tree nut, milk, and shellfish allergies

Iron Age

Location: Rockville, Maryland

“There aren’t any nuts on the menu. It is possible to order shellfish, but it’s easily avoided due to the nature of Korean BBQ. The radish kimchi does not have any shrimp (something hard to avoid when looking for kimchi!) and it’s very tasty.”

@sombies who manages peanut, tree nut, milk and shellfish allergies


MASSACHUSETTS


Little Asia Restaurant

Location: Boston, Massachusetts

“Delicious Chinese food, amazing specialty items”

@joe who manages peanut and tree nut allergies

honeygrow

Location: Boston, Massachusetts

“Great bowl place for safe Asian food! Gluten-free things are marked on the menu and you can tell staff about allergies so they are careful.”

@nutsfornogluten who manages celiac and peanut and tree nut allergies

Dumpling Daughter Brookline

Location: Brookline, Massachusetts

“This is the first time that I’ve had Chinese in over 10 years. The whole restaurant is nut-free. All dishes can be modified to be fish/shellfish/sesame-free. We ordered scallion pancakes, chicken wings, chicken lo mein, pork and cabbage dumplings, bok choy, and BBQ pork buns. The only thing that we didn’t like were the BBQ pork buns. Ordering on the app was seamless. They had spots for your allergies and let you know if something was not possible! Highly recommend!!”

@tpgordon who manages peanut, tree nut, and milk allergies

Osaka Lucky Garden

Location: Winthrop, Massachusetts

“Delicious Chinese food with allergy-educated staff”

@joe who manages peanut and tree nut allergies


MINNESOTA


Hoban Korean BBQ

Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota

“We safely ate the Korean BBQ here. We ordered pork belly, galbi, and bulgogi for our kids. We did get some calamari but that was too spicy for my kids. They advised us to avoid the bean paste, as there was a cross contamination risk for peanuts in it. They have one sauce that has peanuts. Otherwise everything else was nut-free. It’s a fun experience for sure.”

@vkotz who manages peanut and tree nut allergies


NEBRASKA


Saigon Surface

Location: Omaha, Nebraska

“Since I have wheat and soy allergies, Vietnamese food is the only type of Asian food I can eat. I love going to Saigon on a cold night for some soup with rice noodles. This is some of the best Vietnamese food I’ve ever had, too!”

@abbykohl who manages celiac and peanut, tree nut, and sesame allergies


NEVADA


Chinglish Cantonese Wine Bar

Location: Las Vegas, Nevada

“They were so so nice—had a chef specifically for my allergens and spent time to clean equipment.”

@allergymann who manages peanut, tree nut, milk, egg, fish, shellfish, sesame, kiwi, meat and legume allergies

Bang Bar

Location: Las Vegas, Nevada

“Very delicious Korean fast casual from David Chang in the incredible food court at the Cosmopolitan. So many options here for peanut/tree nut folks, see my other reviews! No nuts on the menu, but they do use a lot of sesame. Wraps, buns, rice plates, and fun drinks.”

@sujaykapadia who manages peanut and tree nut allergies


NEW MEXICO


Kulantro

Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico

“They do have peanuts in the restaurant, but they assured me that they are kept separate and they are only used as a topping—you can ask for no peanuts and your food will never touch them. They were super careful and mindful of my allergy. I had the pho, which was good, I especially liked the meatballs.”

@isabel48 who manages peanut, tree nut, sesame, and chickpea allergies


NEW YORK


Kimbap Lab

Location: Brooklyn, New York

“I’ve been to both locations and the food is amazing at both! It is 100% gluten-free Korean food, which is amazing and there are also no nuts! Located inside the Whole Foods, which is fun”

@nutsfornogluten who manages celiac and peanut and tree nut and allergies

The Original Buddha Bodai Kosher Vegetarian Restaurant

Location: New York, New York

“This is a restaurant in Chinatown that serves vegan dim sum and Chinese food! The menu items with peanuts are clearly labeled. I was so excited to eat some of my old favorites that I haven’t had since going vegan, and also try some new ones that would traditionally have shrimp, like shumai and shrimp dumplings.”

@amandayoung03 who manages peanut, tree nut, milk, egg, fish, and shellfish allergies

Dynasty Dim Sum

Location: New York, New York

“I ate here with my daughter and granddaughters expecting to only eat a bowl of white rice. The excellent waitstaff wouldn’t hear of it! He knew exactly what oils they used, how they prepped and could cook each dish and assured me that they could prepare with all my allergies in mind! It was amazing! I had organic chicken sautéed in canola oil, steamed broccoli, and fluffy white rice. I also had a steaming pot of jasmine green tea! Delicious!”

@lorettaspage who manages celiac and peanut, tree nut, soy, shellfish, wheat, fruit, grain, legume, and shrimp allergies

RedFarm

Location: New York, New York

“PacMan dumplings are adorable and their xiao long baos are ridiculously juicy! One of the most proactive waitstaff I’ve ever encountered! Super allergy-conscious. Beautiful, delicious dishes but definitely on the pricier side—a delicious treat.”

@nutfreefun who manages peanut and tree nut allergies

Lilli and Loo

Location: New York, New York

This restaurant is a nice place to get some Americanized Chinese food. They have a separate gluten-free menu and are also good with nuts. The food is solid, but not amazing, so don’t go in expecting the best Chinese food you’ve ever had, but it’s good.

@nutsfornogluten who manages celiac and peanut and tree nut allergies

Shun Lee Palace

Location: New York, New York

“I ask for the manager, Patrick, and he makes sure there are no nuts in our food and that they use clean pans for cooking. We have successfully been going to Shun Lee for Chinese food for 30 years. It is the only Chinese food my children have ever tasted.”

@roxyp171 who manages peanut and tree nut allergies

Nom Wah Tea Parlor

Location: New York, New York

“We ate here successfully and the food was yummy. This was the first time my daughter ever had dim sum. My mom spoke with the waitstaff in Cantonese and they explained that the fried gluten-free dim sum options share a fryer. They do have gluten-free Tamari sauce (San-J) to use. The only nut product on the menu was almond cookies. It was cool eating here because our family has been eating there for a long time. Nom Wah is one the original dim sum places in Manhattan China town. The staff do speak English, but we spoke to them in Chinese to make sure they understood. Also you might see some famous people there. They’ve got a few pics up on the wall with them and I’ve seen a few on Instagram”

@vkotz who manages peanut and tree nut allergies

Sunhee’s Farm and Kitchen

Location: Troy, New York

“Asian foods are a major pitfall for us, given an allergy to sesame. However, the owner and staff at this farm-to-table restaurant have been wonderful, and my son has been able to eat their kimbap roll, which is as close to aushi as we can get out (short of me making it at home!). We ask for vegan (no egg) and the remainder of the filling is mostly vegetables and tofu. Also, specifically ask for no sesame seeds and no sesame oil brushed on the roll. Sometimes you just have to play detective, have great staff, and know what’s hidden despite a good description of the food on the menu. As for other top 8, there are other dishes that can be made gluten-free/vegan. Note that the broth is a fish-based broth for soups, so that’s something that can’t be altered as far as I know. All in all, one of the few Asian restaurants we can eat at as a family! Love the owner and her helpful staff!”

@abracadaver6 who manages celiac and peanut, tree nut, milk, egg, shellfish, seed and grain allergies


NORTH CAROLINA


Let’s Meat Kbbq

Location: Charlotte, North Carolina

“They have separate menu for different types of allergies. It’s a nut-free restaurant (they do use sesame.) If you have multiple allergies (for us, egg, dairy, and peanuts), make sure to check the item you like against EACH allergy menu! Make sure you talk and ask the server about their sides (this comes automatically with your meal).”

@happy who manages peanut, tree nut, milk and egg allergies


OKLAHOMA


Pei Wei

Location: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

“We ate here successfully at this location. Their allergy menu online was very helpful prior to, but the staff knew what would be safe more my daughter and created a custom meal that she could eat. Honestly never thought I’d be able to take her out and eat Asian food safely; we usually have to make it at home. Will definitely be back.”

@vkotz who manages peanut and tree nut allergies


PENNSYLVANIA


Pho 7 Spice

Location: Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania

“Pretty much only have pho on the menu, which is great because it means there aren’t too many extra ingredients laying around. They do have one dish with nuts. Pho doesn’t have sesame in the broth.”

@alohabailey who manages peanut, tree nut, milk, egg, and sesame allergies

Nom Wah Philadelphia

Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

“Nom Wah is not only a stellar and historic Dim Sum restaurant, they are also a completely nut-free restaurant. It makes picking dim sum dishes so fun and effortless.”

@cas589 who manages peanut, tree nut, and seed allergies

Pod

Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

“One of my favorite Asian restaurants to eat at in Philly! While there is definitely a lot of dishes with nuts, the waiters and chef made me feel very safe and ensured no cross contamination. Along with the amazing food, the restaurant is in a fun environment, as each family gets their own pod in which you can choose the color!”

@delaneybrody who manages peanut, tree nut, and egg allergies


RHODE ISLAND


Sunrise Vietnamese Restaurant

Location: Middletown, Rhode Island

“This is the first Asian cuisine restaurant I’ve ever been to! I had the Pho with rice noodles and beef brisket. They do use peanuts and other tree nuts in the kitchen, but I was with someone who has been coming here for years and felt safe enough dining here. The owner was very helpful.”

@rachelmccain who manages peanut, tree nut, milk, and egg allergies


TEXAS


Sip Pho

Location: Austin, Texas

“I had the vegan pho and they were able to cook it separately to ensure it was absolutely gluten-free! It was delicious. They don’t have gluten-free labeled on the menu, but the cashier was very knowledgeable. She also removed the tofu for my soy allergy and was very flexible. They are super nice!”

@plantivore who manages peanut, hazelnut, and milk allergies


VIRGINIA


Sō Korean BBQ

Location: Centreville, Virgina

“My son who has allergies to peanuts, tree nuts, sesame, and dairy ate safely here. They didn’t add sesame oil to the cuts of meats and didn’t add sesame oil to the grill. They also gave us a raw shredded veggie mix and steamed white rice.”

@myoon who manages peanut, tree nut, sesame, and milk allergies


WASHINGTON


Square Lotus

Location: Bellevue, Washington

“Delicious vegan and non-vegan Asian food! We ordered takeout over the phone, and the staff were really helpful answering our questions and seemed very confident/knowledgeable about the menu/allergens.”

@amandayoung03 who manages peanut, tree nut, milk, egg, fish, and shellfish allergies

Tokyo Stop Teriyaki

Location: Bellevue, Washington

“One of my favorite Asian restaurants for takeout! They have a nut-free menu! I am able to even have Kung Pao Chicken, egg rolls, and sweet and sour chicken because of their nut-free menu.”

@cflipp who manages peanut and tree nut allergies

Din Tai Fung Pacific Place

Location: Seattle, Washington

“This restaurant has peanuts in a couple dishes and the menu is very clearly marked with allergens. Normally I would never go to a Chinese type restaurant with my peanut/tree nut-allergic daughter, but I heard about their strict allergy policy and extremely light use of nuts. Very good with allergies and several locations in Seattle and through parts of California!”

@lbedwell who manages peanut and tree nut allergies


WASHINGTON, D.C.


Mandu

Location: Washington, D.C.

“Our waiter practically nursed us back to health after we had pretty demoralizing encounter at another unsafe restaurant. He was very knowledgeable about what went into the food and the precautions they took to prevent cross contamination. The food we received was beyond delicious, especially their dumplings. This is definitely one of our favorite spots.”

@sombies who manages peanut, tree nut, milk, and shellfish allergies

SEOULSPICE

Location: Washington, D.C.

“My daughter is away at college and recently ordered using the GrubHub app. She called ahead of time to check to see if they had any nuts. This is a Korean restaurant and I also get on high alert when it comes to Asian food. She had a rice bowl and said it was amazing. She told me after she ordered and I just wanted to double check the menu even though if was technically after she ate. Their online menu had an allergy section that said they do not have any tree nuts or gluten which was amazing. I DM’d them Insta to ask about peanuts and they said they are peanut-free and that they are completely nut-free. Such a huge find and it looks like they have several locations in the DC area!”

@susie who manages peanut and tree nut allergies


WISCONSIN


Momo Mee

Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin

“This is a 100% nut-free Asian restaurant! They said they have been nut-free since they opened to keep nut-allergic customers safe! We had wings, dumplings, ramen, and moo shoo. Note: they did not have gluten-free soy.”

@susie who manages peanut and tree nut allergies


CHINA


Lost Heaven

Location: Xuhui Qu, China

“Lost Heaven was great with allergies and accommodated me and my brother. We did have my fluent Chinese speaking Nai Nai (Nai Nai is Chinese for grandma) so I wouldn’t recommend going without someone who is fluent in Chinese, but we were able to have a safe and fun trip in China!”

@esme28 who manages peanut, tree nut, and seed allergies


ENGLAND


Rice Republic Chinese Restaurant

Location: London, England

“Very helpful and friendly staff. Manager took my order and brought out my food personally, but without making a performance out of it, or making me feel like an inconvenience. I’m not normally comfortable eating at Asian places because of cross contamination, but I felt very safe here.”

@amyc99 who manages peanut, tree nut and sesame allergies

Wagamama Covent Garden

Location: London, England

What a fun restaurant! The decor and staff was welcoming and provided a great experience. There are many options, which makes ordering safe very easy. The staff is educated and well versed on all ingredients and are so helpful

@toriwong who manages peanut, tree nut, and milk allergies


GREECE


Blue Monkey

Location: Agia Pelagia, Greece

“This is an Asian-inspired restaurant at the Amirandes hotel we stayed at for 5 nights. We presented cards to the waiter with our allergies in Greek, and she immediately took it into the kitchen to discuss what we could and could not order. My son ordered a teriyaki-style beef dish and they changed the sauce for him so he could enjoy it safely. We felt very comfortable there and the food was delicious.”

@jlev who manages celiac and peanut and tree nut allergies


ICELAND


Chikin

Location: Reykjavík, Iceland

“Chose this Korean fried chicken place last minute and they are nut-free, with the exception of one peanut sauce. They were great with allergies and changed gloves. A great choice for takeout or a quick meal!”

@lbedwell who manages peanut and tree nut allergies


SINGAPORE


Eight Treasures

Location: Singapore, Singapore

“This is a delicious Chinese restaurant in Singapore’s Chinatown! The menu shows which dishes have dairy. I tried the vegan satay, which was super flavorful even without the peanut sauce. (We were able to confirm that there were no nuts used in the marinade). We also had the local spinach soup and Eight Treasures noodles made with a vegan fish that was really tasty!”

@amandayoung03 who manages peanut, tree nut, milk, egg, fish, and shellfish allergies

Din Tai Fung Marina Bay Sands Restaurant

Location: Singapore, Singapore

“Always got the steamed pork dumplings (xiao long bao)! Lots of shellfish on the menu and the featured desert the last time I went was a peanut soup, so I avoided everything but the dumplings. They were INCREDIBLE though and I highly recommend going to Din Tai Fung if you happen to be in Singapore!”

@samsafeeats who manages peanut, tree nut, shellfish, wheat, vegetable, and pea allergies


SOUTH KOREA


고깃집왕건

Location: Gwangju-si, South Korea

“I loved eating Korean BBQ during my trip, and this was probably my favorite place! We were able to grill the meat right in front of us, and asked for an unseasoned cut for me. They also provided me with wraps and side dishes that were allergy-safe. Once the meat was cooked, I was able to use my own dish of smoked salt to sprinkle on top! It was a delicious meal out with my family!”

@audreycha who manages peanut, tree nut, egg, shrimp, wheat, grain, and legume allergies

Insadong Geujip

Location: Jongno-gu, South Korea

“The staff were super helpful at this Korean fusion restaurant! It is located in the famous neighborhood of Insadong and is housed in a Korean traditional house! They are known for their Geujip on rice. I got a rice bowl with avocados, corn, red onions, and various chopped greens. It was a refreshing and healthy meal, and I would love to try some more items off of their menu if I were to go again!”

@audreycha who manages peanut, tree nut, egg, shrimp, wheat, grain, and legume allergies

Wangbijib Myeongdong Main store

Location: Jung-gu, South Korea

“Best tip: ensure you have an allergy card in Korean that explains your allergies and the dangers of consumption and show this to EVERY PERSON who comes to your table—I got mine from Equal Eats. I had the plain pork cutlet that one of the servers confirmed was nut-free—I would recommend staying away from the marinated meat. Most of the side dishes were fine as confirmed by one of the servers, but one of the dishes contained peanuts so be sure to ask the server which side dishes contain nuts. The BBQ was delicious and the servers were very helpful.”

@molwes who manages peanut and tree nut allergies

401레스토랑

Location: Jung-gu, South Korea

“This is a super popular and busy Korean BBQ restaurant! The chain was created by Haha and Kim Jong-Kook, two cast members from Korea’s most well-known reality tv show: Running Man. The staff were able to separately provide me with plain and unseasoned pork belly to grill with some veggies on the side. They also gave me my own basket of lettuce wraps. Once the meat was cooked, I then used seasoning and sauces that were safe for me. It was overall a super fun environment and experience! The walls are covered with signatures of famous Korean celebrities who ate at the restaurant, so I had lots of fun spotting my favorites!”

@audreycha who manages peanut, tree nut, egg, shrimp, wheat, grain, and legume allergies

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