Akira Seabright

3 recent ratings
$$$ • Japanese Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Appetizers, Sushi
Safety Rating
3 ratings

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1222 Soquel Ave
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
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Celiac

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The waitress let the kitchen know about celiac and the kitchen made sure to use new and clean utensils to prepare the sushi. Great service, they even offer gluten free soy sauce.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free space in the kitchen
  • Other dedicated kitchen equipment (oven, toaster, pots, pans, utensils, etc.)
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked
  • Food comes out flagged or marked gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Good vegetarian options
Updated 8 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Hip and welcoming sushi place with incredibly generous portions (great value and quality for the money). They were very attentive about celiac needs.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good with other allergies
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Ordered sushi rolls and didn't get sick. However, to call this sushi is an exaggeration. Not only was the rice not sushi rice but the fish and vegetarian rolls tasted horrible and were slathered in sauces.

Do not recommend.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Poor

Updated 2 years ago read full review

This establishment is NOT a dedicated gluten-free facility and may not be safe for those with celiac disease. Please contact the establishment directly to inquire about safety precautions.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Appetizers
  • Gluten-Free Menu
  • Sushi

Categories

  • Allergy Friendly
  • Asian
  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Dinner
  • Healthy
  • Japanese
  • Kid Friendly
  • Locally Sourced
  • Lunch
  • Restaurant
  • Seafood
  • Takeout
  • Vegan Friendly

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Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


This place is by far the best sushi I’ve ever had and also the most accommodating sushi place i’ve ever been to. They have tons of delicious gluten free options and many rolls they can make gluten free if requested. The waiters know what Celiac Disease is and I’ve never had any issues with cross contamination. 10/10 recommend!!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Items marked gf on menu, and they were even willing to alter the chef’s special to be gluten free! Waiter made a note for the kitchen to prepare in a separate area, and offered to bring tamari (gf) soy sauce. Great food and great experience!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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This place has clearly marked gf options. Lighthouse roll was amazing. Great sushi! Was very busy even on a Monday night, but worth the wait.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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I was so excited when the new location opened in Aptos. I’d heard great things able the other location. But I’d never been there before. They had GF options on the menu. I let the waiter know my little girl and husband had Celiacs. And explained what that was. So we can’t have cross contamination. The were nice and reassured us that it would be ok. As the waiter walked away they looked put out. Both times my family had horrible cross contamination to the point it was 3 to 4 days to get past all the normal symptoms they experience with there Celiacs. This is not a bad restaurant. It’s just an ignorant and unsafe restaurant. Please be safe.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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tons of gluten free alternatives. they have lots of sauces not made with soy sauce. and you can submit out gluten items. awesome place to go.

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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Fun atmosphere. Some interesting flavor a including lots of macadamia nuts, basil, and mango that make this place a very unique Santa Cruz experience. The sushi rice was too dry and that ruined it for me. Their salads were good. My fav gluten free sushi place in SF told me not to eat tobiko because sometimes it's grown with wheat starch and it's hard to know when it is or isn't. They had rolls marked as GF that came out with tobiko. Don't know if they source it GF or not. Service was good, the place was fun, but the dry sushi rice lost them a star.

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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Miso soup and California roll...not the typical top items to rate a restaurant. But I hadn't had either in over a year. Wonderful treat. Philly roll was stuffed with salmon. Salad dressing was also GF as well as option of GF soy sauce. What a relief to enjoy some of my favorites safely.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 8 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I've eaten here several times and never had a problem. The fish has always been fresh, including the sashimi. They have some really great rolls. GF items are marked on the menu and several can be 'adapted' by leaving off the sauce. They carry the GF Tamari, and the servers are pretty gluten savvy, willing to check on things they don't know.

Updated 9 years ago read full review

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Super knowledgable staff and very accommodating. Will make gf stuff on separate plate and all staff know which sauces are okay and which aren't. Bonus is their miso soup is gf!

They have updated their menu to now have specific things marked as gf or (gluten free available), which is AWESOME.

Also this is the freshest fish in SC (I have been to all of em....) never had an issue like the other review.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 9 years ago read full review

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Loved the gluten free menu. The fish was not fresh at all. It had a really weird look and didn't look like any sashimi we've ever eaten and we eat a lot of sashimi. We didn't eat most of our order...

Updated 9 years ago read full review

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