Top Rated Allergy-Friendly Chinese Restaurants
A Chinese restaurant that is allergy-friendly can feel like one of the most elusive finds. Widespread advice is to avoid Asian restaurants with food allergies, as the menus typically contain nuts, soy, shellfish, sesame, and gluten.
However, Spokin users have shared many reviews of Chinese restaurants that safely accommodated their food allergies. See the list featuring app reviews across the U.S. and even halfway around the world!
Location: Tucson, 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 :)”
@toriwong who manages peanut, tree nut and milk allergies
Location: Fresno, California
“I used to order from here all the time back in college! I would get the chicken fried rice, pork buns, and wonton soup (the no-shellfish one). Since my college days I have developed a pea allergy, so I cannot speak for how safe fried rice would be anymore. However, I would note my nut allergy while ordering and was always safe!”
@scristol, who manages peanut, tree nut, shellfish and pea allergies
Location: Orlando, Florida
"I had the hot pot. I opted for the herbal broth. It was super flavorful and paired well with my side items of: chicken, salmon, daikon, shiitake mushrooms, cauliflower, and watercress. Will go back again, soon. "
@kwood22, who manages egg, wheat and Celiac-gluten allergies
Location: Chicago, Illinois
"With a severe shellfish allergy I am always worried about eating at Asian restaurants. Sunda was unbelievable about my allergies and made me feel comfortable. The staff is very knowledgeable and well trained."
@jbass12 who manages peanut, tree nut and shellfish allergies
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.”
@toriwong, who manages peanut, tree nut, and milk allergies.
Location: Boston, Massachusetts
"Great spot for safe Chinese food in Boston. The owner has food allergies himself and he’s done an amazing job ensuring that all dishes are prepared safely. Wait staff is also very educated and they have a great ingredients book. Highly recommend!"
@jnierman22 who manages peanut, tree nut, sesame and chickpea allergies
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
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
"This is a small independent restaurant, but they are a good place for us to eat with my daughter’s dairy allergy. They do not (as far as I have been able to confirm) have any dairy on site. We are happy to know that our daughter can also safely eat here."
@punkinmama, who manages cashew and milk allergies
Location: Houston, Texas
"Pepper Tree is a truly wonderful find for those with egg and dairy allergies searching for a good Chinese restaurant in Houston. It is an all vegan restaurant with very good allergy safe practices in place. Everything in the kitchen is cleaned and far away from each other. The owner is lovely and so kind with food allergies. One of my favorite allergy-friendly places ever (and that's saying something!)"
@indrani who manages tree nut, milk, egg, banana and chocolate allergies