atRestaurant: Tokyo Joe's
Boulder - 2525 Arapahoe Ave - (303) 443 - 1555
Gluten-Free Options: When you arrive, ask for the gluten-free menu and they will give you a list of all things that can be made gluten-free, including all of their protein options (except tofu, which is pre-marinated) and even gluten-free teriyaki sauce! Take out or eat in.
Total From A to Z: 5 Stars
A's Review: * * * * *
Tokyo Joe's was a place that we ate at once when we first moved here but regrettably forgot about until recently. Not only is it the place for the best noodle bowls around, but they have great GF selections as well. It is also one of the few places where I've seen that you can get wild salmon on your bowl, as opposed to the usual beef or chicken, with a variety of flavorful sauces. They also have beer (no GF beer, though), excellent music, and just a cool atmosphere.
Z's Review: * * * * *
We had heard a rumor that Tokyo Joe's could accommodate gluten-free guests, but to be honest I wasn't holding my breath. I was expecting them to maybe carry Tamari and to have pretty limited choices, which is the case at most Asian resturants. I was so pleased to be wrong! I couldn't seem to find the gluten-free information online, but when you arrive if you ask for the gluten-free menu they will give you a list of everything on the menu that can be prepared gluten-free. This includes all of their protein (chicken, steak, salmon) except for the tofu (which apparently is pre-marinated.) I had a steak teriyaki bowl with gluten-free teriyaki sauce and veggies! Several of their sushi rolls are also gluten-free so A and I shared the Joe's Roll. The staff also did a great job preventing cross-contamination. They informed the kitchen, changed their gloves, and used different knives for preparation of the gluten-free food. They also packaged the gluten-free meal in a completly separate bag from A's regular teriyaki meal. And the food was delicious and healthy! think we'll be back at Tokyo Joe's very soon!