The Cheesecake Factory

14 recent ratings
$$ • Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Appetizers, Bread/Buns, Burgers, Cheesecake, Dessert, Pasta
70% of 10 votes say it's celiac friendly

Warning

This is a chain, which typically means a high risk of cross-contamination. It may not be possible to dine safely at this establishment.

2301 Kalakaua Ave
Honolulu, HI 96815

Most Recent Reviews


Celiac

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Review


Gluten free options clearly marked on the menu. I had the kalua pork sandwich with chips and enjoyed it a lot. Did not try any of the cheesecakes. The waitress went to alert the entire kitchen of my coeliacs and I feot very safe!

Safety


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

— 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

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

— Excellent

Updated 3 weeks ago read full review

Celiac

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Had the Lo-Licious cheesecake. Nice for low cal and GF. Also had cob salad and pasta chicken and roasted garlic. Wait staff made sure to note was for celiac. Not glutened.

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?

— Good

Updated 1 month ago read full review

Overall Rating

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Large portions and items are marked gf. Was told by the server there is a separate grill for gf requests

Safety


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

— 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 4 months 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
  • Bread/Buns
  • Burgers
  • Cheesecake
  • Dessert
  • Gluten-Free Menu
  • Pasta

Categories

  • Breakfast
  • Delivery
  • Dinner
  • Healthy
  • Kid Friendly
  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Online Ordering
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout
  • Vegetarian Friendly

Notes


The Cheesecake Factory has an extensive gluten free menu. Gluten free options include pasta, burgers (with buns), and cheesecake for dessert.

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Gluten-Free Pasta at The Cheesecake Factory
Gluten-Free Bread/Buns at The Cheesecake Factory
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More Reviews


Celiac

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I had a mai tai and Hawaiian fish burger with a gluten free bun. For a chain restaurant, it was good and I was glad they had customized the menu for the location. The server was knowledgeable and helped me out with safe food choices.

Safety


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?

— Some

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

— Good

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dinner
  • Reservations recommended
Updated 8 months ago read full review

Celiac

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I got glutened here. All I ordered was a ceasar salad with no croutons, emphasizing that I had Celiac/gluten allergy. When my salad came there were bits of croutons left in there or so it seemed from picking them off. I think having informed and caring waitstaff would have gone a long way here. I caution that Cheesecake Factory is hit or miss for gluten contamination.

Safety


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

— Not 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?

— Not Much

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

— Poor

Updated 10 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Food was great and didn’t get sick. Very accommodating!

Safety


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

— 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 10 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Not a great experience, very few options. They were out of gluten free buns and even taco shells aren’t GF. Ended up Having chips and guacamole and edamame.

Safety


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

— Not 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?

— Not Much

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

— Poor

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Had a super good burger and they were totally accommodating and understanding, also quite a few options. I’m super sensitive and I didn’t have a reaction.

Safety


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

— 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

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I ordered the old fashioned burger with a lettuce wrap. It was a nice fat burger with fries cooked in soy/canola oil in a safe fryer. No reaction.

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?

— Good

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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They got my burger wrong TWICE and I had to wait an hour and a half extra for it and all I asked for was avocado and bacon, I do not advise goikg here

Safety


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

— Not very

Quality & Quantity


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?

— Below Average

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Safety


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

— 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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Updates: came here again for a quick, easy meal and had tasty food with no issues. Turkey burger no bun (they had the option of a GF bun but I wasn’t feeling it) and a side salad. The sever was really helpful and nice.

Old review: 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.

Safety


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

— 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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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I ordered takeout and got a naturally GF steak to be safe, and when I called ahead the staff assured me they understood gluten allergies and I would have no problem. I am celiac and had no reaction, but my steak was nearly raw so the food, though safe, wasn’t worth the price to me. I also got the flourless godiva cheesecake which I heard was safe and didn’t react to, but on their allergy info menu it does say it has gluten for some reason so sensitive celiacs may want to avoid.

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the 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?

— Average

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Overall Rating

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Although pasta was listed as GF on menu, when we called, they said they use the same pasta water as non GF pasta. Be aware of this!

However, once we sorted that out with the nice servers on the phone, I ordered something else that was listed as GF and it was fine!

Safety


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

— Somewhat

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?

— Some

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

— Good

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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The staff was very knowledgeable and friendly! GF choices are marked in the menu. The Bacon-Bacon Cheesburger was very tasty! Fries are separate fried.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Definitely celiac free 100%. Food is great and very careful on cc double check everything with kitchen, definitely recommend this place in right on beach front in Waikiki

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Our waiter was brilliant, had GF burger meal and dessert for my daughter but unfortunately all the fries are cooked in the same frier we were told so had to give them a miss.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Visited twice during our stay in Wakiki. Great burger buns very light and even doubled checked that they were Gluten free. Fries are gluten free and cooked in separate fryer. Staff had great knowledge of celiac. Would go back again!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Staff was knowledgeable and menu was broad range. Quality of food was superb

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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GF burgers are great, also had GF pasta which was very good. Pity there aren’t more cheesecake options we didn’t try the GF options there were only 2 available.

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Surprising amount of gf options, even dessert items! The waiter didn't ask any questions when I requested the gf coffee cream cheesecake, but did make sure to tell me it was the gluten free one when he set it on the table. He then offered to pack our leftovers separately, so it seemed like he was conscious of CC. I had no issues after eating here.

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Very gluten free aware, gf buns for burgers & fries which are done in separate fryer if requested. Food took a while but it was New Year’s Eve & busy. Will have to go back to try a cheesecake, couldn’t fit one in this time

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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When we SPECIFICALLY ordered gluten free they gave us half the order gluten free, only good thing was the cheesecake. Thank god I didn’t eat the burger or I would be power washing my intestines at the moment.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

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Good food, knowledgeable staff. I've always ate safely here.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

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great choices of gf options, waiter knowledgeable, great service and excellent food. had to wait ages for a table but worth the wait

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Waited forever for a table ... balmy night in Honolulu, who cares! Staff were knowledgeable about Coeliac; food was great, big thumbs up!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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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.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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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

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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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.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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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.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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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.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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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.

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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My celiac daughter loves this place. She loves the burgers and the cheesecake. She has never had a reaction. Makes a MoMa very happy.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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absolutely amazing GF burger!

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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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!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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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.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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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.

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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Staff was very knowledgable and attentive to gf protocols and cross contamination. Food very good.

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Celiac

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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!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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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!

Updated 8 years ago read full review

Celiac

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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!!

Updated 8 years ago read full review

Reviews of this Chain

Celiac

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This is inside Caesars palace. I ordered coffee and the classic burger. They have a gluten free bun (I think it’s the Udi’s bun). My date and I also shared a crouton-less Caesar salad. I subbed the fries for bowl of fruit because the waiter said the fries were made in a shared fryer. It was VERY good and VERY tasty. I had no negative gluten affects (usually throwing up).

I would highly recommend talking with your waiter about how severe your allergy is and confirm the safety of the food you are eating. Double check and make sure that everything that needs to be subbed is (like a burger bun or fries).

I saw that some of the reviews here say that they only have 1 gluten free cheesecake - that’s not true. They have 2! The Godiva cheesecake and the low carb plain cheesecake (you can get fruit on it too) are gluten free. I didn’t have any cheesecake at this location but at other cheesecake factories I have enjoyed both.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • 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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers online ordering
  • Reservations recommended
Celiac

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Very good choices for Gluten-free items, I've eaten there many times and always enjoy!

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer

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

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 kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers outdoor seating
Gluten Intolerant

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They have a lot of gluten free options but they taste gross and I got sick after eating here.

Safety


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

— Not at all

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

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

— Poor

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for kids
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers outdoor seating

Overall Rating

Review


Ordered the happy hour burger with the gluten free option. Threw up 2 hours later. (I’ve had this burger before with no problems.) This was the second time I got sick there from a “gluten free” dish. Never again. Something is wrong in the kitchen. Do not risk it. Avoid.

Safety


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

— Not at all

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?

— Average

Celiac

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Went on 12/26/2022. Made sure we told the waiter we were all GF for allergy. The pasta came out with a spaghetti noodle. We pointed it out. No manager came by. No apology sent over. They did take that dish off the bill. All of us still were worried we may have issues. Also never get the fries there. They are not safe. We probably won't be going back.

Safety


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

— Not at all

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?

— Average

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