Apola Gyro Grill

24 recent ratings
$ • Greek Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Pita
Safety Rating
21 ratings

As rated by the community

16569 Von Karman Ave
Irvine, CA 92606
From the owner

We encourage guests with gluten sensitivities to inform our staff. We are happy to take additional precautions.

On safety—We are committed to ensuring the safety and well-being of all guests who dine at our restaurants. As part of our dedication to providing a safe environment for individuals with gluten sensitivities or celiac disease, we would like to outline the precautions we have implemented to prevent gluten cross-contact. Ingredient Sourcing: We carefully source our ingredients to ensure that "Gluten-free" and "No Gluten" options are truly free from gluten. Our suppliers are informed of the importance of maintaining "Gluten-free" and "No Gluten" standards. Dedicated Utensils and Equipment: We utilize dedicated utensils and equipment for preparing gluten-free items. This prevents any cross-contact with surfaces that may have come into contact with gluten-containing ingredients. We only cook "Gluten-free" and "No Gluten" in our fryers. Staff Training: Our staff members undergo comprehensive training on food safety and handling procedures, with a specific focus on preventing cross-contamination.

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Most Recent Reviews


Symptomatic Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


they were very cautious, got new ingredients from the back without me asking, and wiped down the whole surface. food was amazing though it did leave me a little nauseous (i have ibs so this is normal).

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer
  • 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

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 keto
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Good vegetarian options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 1 month ago read full review

Wheat Allergy

Overall Rating

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?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

Updated 1 month ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


This place was amazing! Food was fantastic, they asked if it was a gluten allergy and changed gloves. Almost everything on the menu was gluten free and the pita was great and a rare find. I will definitely be coming back.

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 takeout
Updated 2 months ago read full review

Gluten-Free Features

  • Reported to have a dedicated fryer
  • Gluten-Free Menu
  • Pita

Categories

  • Allergy Friendly
  • Breakfast
  • Brunch
  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Dinner
  • Greek
  • Healthy
  • Keto Friendly
  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Online Ordering
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout
  • Vegan Friendly
Information contained in this listing is based on reports by the community. Please verify all information directly with the establishment.

From the owner


We are committed to ensuring the safety and well-being of all guests who dine at our restaurants. As part of our dedication to providing a safe environment for individuals with gluten sensitivities or celiac disease, we would like to outline the precautions we have implemented to prevent gluten cross-contact.

Ingredient Sourcing: We carefully source our ingredients to ensure that "Gluten-free" and "No Gluten" options are truly free from gluten. Our suppliers are informed of the importance of maintaining "Gluten-free" and "No Gluten" standards.

Dedicated Utensils and Equipment: We utilize dedicated utensils and equipment for preparing gluten-free items. This prevents any cross-contact with surfaces that may have come into contact with gluten-containing ingredients. We only cook "Gluten-free" and "No Gluten" items in our fryers.

Staff Training: Our staff members undergo comprehensive training on food safety and handling procedures, with a specific focus on preventing cross-contamination. They are educated on the significance of avoiding cross-contamination and the proper protocols to follow.

Communication with Customers: Our team is attentive to customer needs and inquiries about dietary restrictions. We encourage guest with gluten sensitivities to inform our staff so that we can take additional precautions when preparing their orders.

Regular Audits and Reviews: We conduct regular audits and reviews of our procedures to ensure that our "Gluten-free" and "No Gluten" protocols are consistently followed and effective.

We understand the importance of maintaining a safe and inclusive environment for all. If you have any concerns or specific requests regarding "Gluten-free" or "No Gluten" options, please do not hesitate to reach out to our staff. Your well-being is our top priority, and we thank you for entrusting us with your dining experience.

Thank you,

Apola Greek Grill Team

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Breakfast pita: gluten-free pita, fresh eggs, veggies, and feta!
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More Reviews


Overall Rating

Review


Geat clearly marked menu. They offered glove changes and to bring out new bins of toppings to avoid cross contamination.Pita was great and fresh. Super friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. Bet Greek food I've had since going GF!

Safety


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

— Very

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

Updated 2 months ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


One of my go to gf lunch spots. Just inform the staff of your allergy and they’ll go into the back to get fresh ingredients that haven’t been sullied by wheat particles. I even order via delivery apps but call to tell them I have a gluten allergy. Everyone is so friendly and accommodating, finally nice to enjoy fast gf food

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


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

Updated 2 months ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


We went with a group. The first two servers did not understand when I said celiac. After I explained the third said some food is gf. A sign said they no longer made gyros “cones” in a gf safe way. Overall very disappointed. Did not trust them enough for dinner. Also tongs used for gyros meat routinely touch the pita bread and then go back into the meat. So sorry to say beware.

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

Updated 6 months ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


The chicken was a little dry and so was the gluten free pita bread BUT they are very kind and pay attention to detail for celiacs. Everything else was delicious!!

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


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?

— Good

Updated 6 months ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Just as everyone stated, they're amazing!!

Safety


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

— Very

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

Updated 6 months ago read full review

Hashimoto's

Overall Rating

Review


Fast casual. All meats gf!!

GF rice crispy was pre wrapped but so fresh (more delicious than anticipated!!!!!)

Veggies deliciously seasoned.

Will return.

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 dinner
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
Updated 7 months ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Really great spot, wish we had this in LA! They changed gloves, warmed my gf pita wrapped in foil, and used clean utensils to get my toppings. The falafel and fries are safe since they are the only things that go in the fryer. Almost all of the sauces are gf. Everthing was well marked. It was a lot of food and really good! I will come back next time I'm in Irvine! The fries were GREAT.

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?

— Some

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

— Excellent

Updated 7 months ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Employee's changed gloves, cleaned the table, informed other staff members to not use the table while gluten free prep was being done, all condiments were fresh and untouched. I ordered the gluten free pita with beef and lamb (gyro). Service was above and beyond. Taste and quality of everything is fantastic. This is my new go to.

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
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer
  • 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

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 breakfast/brunch
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers online ordering
Updated 7 months ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Safety


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

— Very

Updated 9 months ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


We ate there tonight and it was wonderful!! We had 3 gf and 1 gf/dairy free people in our group, they changed gloves and got fresh ingredients out for our meal. The staff was very knowledgeable about what we could and couldn’t have. This was a wonderful find.

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer
  • 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

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 breakfast/brunch
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Good vegetarian options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers online ordering
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Staff very knowledgeable about CC and did not get sick! It’s so nice having GF gyro!!

Safety


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

— Very

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

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

Overall Rating

Review


Better than average GF protocol and staff knowledge. It’s so nice to be able to order without getting the blank looks from from food prep team. I will go back. Menu is clearly marked as to GF items.

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer
  • 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?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


As soon as I told them I had an allergy they started charging their gloves. They warmed my GF pita in tinfoil so not to cross contaminate it. They used condiments and toppings from under the counter not contaminated with gluten. The gyro was good, very large, lots of meat ( chicken in my case). We would go again. Best of all I felt comfortable and didn’t get sick.

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 dinner
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good selection of healthy options
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Another 5 star review for Apola. Excellent good, clearly marked menu, and knowledgeable staff. Enjoyed the GF Pita Sandwhich (Pita Gyro "the works") and some Falafel. Great new find in Irvine.

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?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


This place is amazing, they take very cafe care of cross contamination, the gluten free pita bread is wrapped in foil when put in the toaster press, and they change gloves/spoons/tubs for the toppings. I've eaten here 3 times in the past couple weeks and have not gotten a reaction yet. 10/10 recommend.

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • 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

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

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Lots of yummy options including gluten-free pita bread! The food is delicious and they take great care for the customers

Safety


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

— Very

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

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Finally some truly gluten free beef and lamb gyro, falafel, pita, etc. And it all tastes authentic! Everything that goes in the fryer is gluten free, and they wrap the gluten free pita in tin foil when they warm it up to ensure that there’s no cross contamination.

Safety


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

— Very

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

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Great GF pita! Workers changed their gloves and prepared on separate area.

Safety


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

— Very

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

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


GF pita was delicious. It is not a GF dedicated facility but they are extremely careful with cross contamination. They changed gloves and used sides from a separate container. It was as safe as you could be. My wife who is celiac had no reactions. We got the pork pita sandwich and it was amazing. Meat was great and all of the sauces except for one were GF.

Safety


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

— Very

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

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Gluten free pita held up very well, and the gyro was delicious. The pita was wrapped in foil, so it didn’t touch the shared grill, and the sauces and toppings were all sourced from containers that had not touched gluten.

Safety


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

— Very

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 breakfast/brunch
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good vegan options
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


GF pita is great. Held together well as a sandwich and tasted good.

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 breakfast/brunch
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 2 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


I haven’t had gluten free pita EVER. I haven’t had pita since getting diagnosed with Celiac in 2012. But this place...it was SO good! Not just cuz I was so excited about gf pita, but the whole gyro was amazing, fresh and they were very knowledgeable about gluten allergies. Definitely going back!

Quality & Quantity


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

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


The staff there knows about all the celiac protocols. So careful. So wise. So tasty! Awesome place. Will definitely go back!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Delicious gyros! It's the perfect place for your Greek cravings.... And I didn't get sick. It was so great to eat pita again. When I asked for gf, they immediately asked if it was for an allergy or preference.... And they know how to keep things safe. Y

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Loved my experience here! The staff member I spoke with was not familiar with Celiac but literally went as far as to pull a giant bag of hashbrowns out so I could read the label on the bag. He confirmed gluten-free status of multiple ingredients with his manager, and was so patient as I asked 70 questions. I ordered a breakfast pita with a gluten-free pita, eggs (fresh, not powdered!), veggies, and feta. My first time eating in a regular restaurant since diagnosis... didn't get sick! So happy!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


The young man who served me was extremely accommodating. He didn’t know what celiac was, but understood gluten allergy/sensitivity and took it very seriously — changed his gloves, heated the GF pita (!) in double layers of aluminum foil, and opened new food containers to avoid cross contamination. I’m a fairly sensitive celiac and feel just fine. Plus, the food was DELICIOUS!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Thanks for a great lunch. I’m not use to having so many choices. I had the chicken, GF pita, hummus, fries, and some veg. The server was very helpful and knowledgeable.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Gluten free pita! It’s delicious, and the staff are friendly and knowledgeable. The menu is well-labeled. Definitely making this place a habit!

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


OMG THIS PLACE IS AMAZING! I have celiac disease and it's so hard for me to find great gluten free places that are not only good but extra careful when it comes to my gluten free foods. The manager was honestly the sweetest, most helpful, knowledgeable man ever. I had no idea what a gyro was and was confused, but he helped and guided me through the gluten free selections and the best tasting combinations. He made a platter of food for me with a GLUTEN FREE pita on the side and really assured me that I was safe. I ate it and it was so delicious. I didn't get sick at all!! Coming back for sure, u won't regret coming .

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Gluten free Pita's.Most meats and dressings are gluten free. Seemed knowledgeable.

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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