great choices of gf options, waiter knowledgeable, great service and excellent food. had to wait ages for a table but worth the wait
Waited forever for a table ... balmy night in Honolulu, who cares! Staff were knowledgeable about Coeliac; food was great, big thumbs up!
I went here with some hesitation because of the past reviews, but I had no issues. My server was helpful and I didn't have any problems with my food. I stayed on the safe side and had a salad. They do have a fun variety of options.
I ordered the Cobb salad and was very clear about needing gluten free. I was assured it would be. Someone other than my waiter delivered my salad and I reinterated my need for gluten free. Again I was assured it was and I commenced eating. 1/3 of the salad eaten and my waiter returned. He was unsure about the salad dressing. Hmmm. He left and returned again to tell me the dressing had soy sauce in it. Dammit! The manager came by to apologise and said it meal would be no charge. Great. I will cross this restaurant off my list.
Definitely not celiac friendly. Waitress informed us that buns and burgers are toasted on same area as wheat buns. She also informed us they do not use separate water for boiling pasta
My wife and I have eaten here a couple times on our 6 night stay. Staff is knowledgeable about celiac and the portion sizes are good.
No, most definitely not celiac friendly. The offer gluten free " upon request". I requested, they failed, badly. They gave a gluten free bun, but upon the first bites of my salad I realized there was already dressing. I asked a waiter about that and the seasonings on my fish. He asked and came back and took my salad and said it was not gluten free and said that the seasonings should be ok, because it might only have a "little" gluten. I had already taken bites of everything and spent the evening sick. No apologies, no comp service.
Had the gf Americana burger and fries and boyfriend had the lemon-herb roasted chicken dish. Both were good and boyfriend, who has allergy, had no trouble after meal. We also shared the Godiva chocolate cheesecake with vanilla ice cream. If you like a lot of chocolate, that cheesecake is for you! Flourless chocolate cake topped with chocolate cheesecake and then chocolate mousse.
I am Celiac. I ordered the cheeseburger....fantastic! I own a 100% gluten free restaurant in Maui (yes 100%) and really wanted a cheeseburger (with a real bun) while visiting Oahu. I feel fine and will probably go back before we head home.
My celiac daughter loves this place. She loves the burgers and the cheesecake. She has never had a reaction. Makes a MoMa very happy.
absolutely amazing GF burger!
I had gf bacon cheeseburger with gf bun and gf fries cooked in a separate fryer. (After asking them several times to check!) the staff were very patient. It was definitely a treat! Gf choc cheesecake for dessert- only issue, I was too full to eat it all! Not ill at all, just very full!
We ate there twice and I had success both times. I was told fries had a separate fryer but didn't get them. Burgers were great and was told their dressings for salad all had a dairy component. They did offer vinegar and oil and brought bottle for me to inspect. Good thing as one was a malt vinegar.
They had lots of options! My pasta was really good and the gluten free cheesecake was amazing. I want to eat it every day. The waitress knew what to do and took care of my food well.
Staff was very knowledgable and attentive to gf protocols and cross contamination. Food very good.
Menu is very clearly marked with GF options. Had great service. Was shocked that I could get a cheeseburger with bun and fries...all GF!
Staff was very helpful and knowledgeable. Ordered a pasta dish gluten free, and asked them to start a fresh pot of water to avoid cross contamination. They have a separate area for food prep, and I didn't get sick. Food could have been a bit more heavily seasoned, but otherwise great meal, and heated up leftovers for dinner!
Cheesecake Factory has GF? We wandered in just to check and yes they do. I had the American burger. Excellent. Best gluten free burger I've had. And the price is great for Waikiki. About $12. I've had cheaper but those were bunless. I loved it. Ate every bite! Most places and even at home I have leftover bun that isn't very good on it's own. This burger had so much even the last bite had sauce and cheese. So yummy!!
Be careful what you order and ask questions! Had my heart set on Pasta Carbonara, which is made with gf pasta upon request. However, the gf pasta is made in the same water as the regular pasta. Ordered the tamale cakes instead and they were great. Our server was excellent and very knowledgeable. They have a lot of offer in the gluten free department, just remember to ask about the items first and you'll be fine.
My son was so excited to have so many options. He decided on a cheeseburger on a Gluten Free roll, French fries and Godiva GF cheesecake.
The Colonie New York location seems to have their act together now. I ordered the 4 cheese pasta and it was very good. The server seemed to understand celiac . She also remembered when it came time for desert and offered me the only gluten free cheesecake selection they have which is chocolate. Will certainly go again.
They have a decent amount of gluten free options. However, they offer Godiva cheesecake as the gluten free cheesecake but Godiva chocolate is not gluten free! Their vinaigrette dressing is also not gluten free because it uses malt vinegar.
Was contaminated(a gluten free pasta dish), tried it again a second time with an entirely different meal (a chicken dish with rice) and was contaminated again. Will never go again.
I like eating there using their gluten free menu but I am wondering how careful they really are. Have had acid reflux attacks after eating there and am not sure if it is related to gluten in the food or just plain old indigestion. The gf salad tastes great but I am questioning how safe it really is. Eat there with caution.
Just learned that CF has gluten free options this past week! We ate there last night and it was delicious! I had lemon herb roasted chicken. We ate there tonight and my gf mushroom hamburger came with a gf bun! I expected a bunless burger, but this was a nice surprise. Fries were offered and I asked if they were fixed in a dedicated fryer; the server checked and said yes, but the regular fryer was right next to it and the chef suggested there was a chance of cross contamination, so I passed on the fries. A wonderful experience!
I ordered a salad and my husband had a burger with gf bun. the fries are listed as gf but when we asked the server who then asked the manager, they couldn't verify that the dedicated fryer was actually dedicated. they switch the oil between the three fryers to clean it (not sure how that works) and they use all three fryers to fry wonton, chips etc in morning. so, don't order the fries or tortilla chips. the salad had too much dressing too.
I've been scared to try Cheesecake Factory because I haven't seen fantastic reviews...overall I had a decent experience. Waiter seemed to be knowledgeable. I had the delicious 4 cheese pasta. I didn't feel any strong symptoms after (although I am asymptotic for the most part) the only disappointment is that they really don't have many options, especially for the size of their menu!!
They do have many items flagged as being gluten free by request. They only have one gluten free cheesecake though. The waiter was not knowledgeable, but did offer to ask if things were gluten free & wasn't irritated by all the questions. I had the roasted chicken & it was good. Three hours later feeling a little off, but not ill.
We had the corn cakes and lettuce wraps from the guiltless menu as well as a Godiva cheesecake no whip. I had plenty of options to choose from for food. My only complaint is that there is only one cheesecake that is GF and it would be so easy to make more. Just eliminate the crust!
Have been here twice and had a great meal both times. The first time I ordered my pasta carbonara without peas and it came out with peas but they quickly remade my meal and gave it to me for few. Very pricey but very worth it and the chocolate cheesecake is to die for!!!!!!!
the menu features a GF icon next to items that can prepared GF.
My 4 year old had her first burger here on a GF bun (we have yet to find a GF bun in the grocery store she'll eat) she was so happy to eat a burger "like mommy and daddy" - I don't want to be negative because we really love going here, but the waitstaff could be a little more knowledgable with customers and food allergies- especially when it's a child. Every questioned we asked her we got "oh sorry I don't know"
This place is very celiac friendly. Has a lot of menu items that they can make gluten free.
I ordered the 4-cheese pasta that was listed as a gluten free option. The description listed 4 cheeses plus marinara. I asked for the marinara on the side because I don't like cheese sauce and marinara mixed together. My waiter didn't speak English very well, he brought me a bowl of dry gluten free pasta with chicken on it, and a bowl of marinara. I asked him where the cheese was and he brought me a small plate with a dollop of ricotta cheese on it. I told him it was supposed to be 4 cheese pasta, I expected there to be some kind of yellow cheese sauce in it, and he proceeded to bring me 2 more small plates with shredded cheese. I really didn't know what to do next, I was so confused. I told him I expected the dish to look like macaroni and cheese with yellow cheese sauce. He went to get the manager, who thankfully spoke English, and he had told the manager I wanted to know why my noodles were yellow. I explained to the manager that I ordered the gluten free 4 cheese pasta dish and I was expecting something more like macaroni and cheese. He said no worries, I can whip you up a cheese sauce if you like. He came out soon after with a cheese sauce for my noodles which tasted pretty good despite the fact that their gluten free noodles aren't all that great to begin with. Then I ended up getting sick when we got back to the hotel. We don't go to pricy places like this often, it was supposed to be a special treat for my daughter's birthday. Definitely won't be back.
Recently learned from a great server that the GF fryer and regular fryer are right next to each other. The server cautioned us that he would bet that food gets in there and CC, especially their tempura batter. Glad that he explained it as I got sick last time I had the fries. Makes sense!
DO NOT GO HERE!!! I was served pasta not once but twice with gluten noodles mixed in. The first time I caught it and I checked the second noodles and missed one. And as you all know, it only takes one... They seemed like they really got it after talking to them the first time but obviously not. It turns out that they store the glutinous noodles right next to the gf noodles in open containers and then pour noodles into individuals serving sizes. I will never, ever eat here again.
I'm very sad to give this a poor rating, but I've been glutened twice & I will not be returning for a meal. I stop in to take the Godiva cheesecake to go, but once the pasta made me sick (possible from using same water or strainer?) and the other time the salad made me sick... I'm guessing they just picked off the croutons? Regardless, I gave them a second chance-which I typically never do.
There were several great options. The Shepard's pie is amazing, and a huge portion. Had the Godiva cheesecake for dinner, very rich and delicious. I enjoyed not having to have a separate menu for gluten free, beside items that were or could be gluten free there was a logo beside it on the regular menu.
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