Akira Sushi

4.0 stars 4.0 out of 5 7 ratings
$$$Appetizers, Dairy-Free, Vegan Friendly + 8 more
60% of 5 votes say it's Celiac friendly

1222 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95062 Directions

(831) 600-7093
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    Celiac
    2 rating
    4 months ago

    I used to like this place until I ordered a gluten free roll only to find tempura in it. Will not be returning! (Aptos location).

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    5 rating
    1 year ago

    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.

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    Not celiac
    4 rating
    3 years ago

    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.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    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.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    3 years ago

    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.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    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.

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    Celiac
    1 rating
    4 years ago

    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...

Gluten-Free Features

  • Appetizers

Categories

  • Asian
  • Dairy-Free
  • Japanese
  • Late Night
  • Locally Sourced
  • Pescetarian Friendly
  • Plant Based
  • Restaurant
  • Seafood
  • Vegan Friendly
Monday
11 am - 11 pm
Tuesday
11 am - 11 pm
Wednesday
11 am - 11 pm
Thursday
11 am - 11 pm
Friday
11 am - 11 pm
Saturday
11 am - 11 pm
Sunday
11 am - 11 pm

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