Doraku

5 recent ratings
$$ • Japanese Restaurant
Reported NOT to have a gluten-free menu, but gluten-free options are available
Reported GF menu options: Sushi
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5 ratings

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2233 Kalakaua Ave #304
Honolulu, HI 96815

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Celiac

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Very good sushi for non-celiac, but very limited choices if have celiac. Can only eat pieces, which were good, but wish they had some sauces for sushi that were GF free. They do have GF soy sauce.

Safety


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

— Not at all

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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We had incredible service - would honestly come back just for that.

Note that all sushi rice is NOT gluten free. They can make rolls with plain rice id you’d like.

We had some sashimi, one of the deluxe rolls (without rice) and asked for sauce on the side. We also had the grilled squid & the shishito peppers, just with their sauces on the side (husband ate with sauce).

Servers very knowledgeable and made it a great experience.

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the 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

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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**the regular sushi rice contains shoyu and is not GF** They can make separate rice upon request. They seemed fairly knowledgeable. I got chirashi don which they modified and I didn’t have a reaction.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the 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

Updated 1 year 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

  • Sushi

Categories

  • Asian
  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Dinner
  • Japanese
  • Keto Friendly
  • Late Night
  • Restaurant

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Celiac

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Server was knowledgeable. He was able to talk through my options, and was willing to double check items with the kitchen. I had the sushi-sashimi combo, and the shishito peppers (they subbed the sauce), and brought out tamari for my sushi. I think they must have changed how they create their rice (from other reviews saying it was made with shoyu) as it was gluten free. I didn’t have any reaction.

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the 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 dairy-free
  • Good for keto
Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I was skeptical to come here bc of other reviews - but ate at the Waikiki location last night and had a great experience! The sushi rice was gluten free, and they also have gluten free Tamari. If you go here I would recommend double checking in case things change (esp location to location). Most of the bowls have sauce which is not gf, but they said they could sub for the gf Tamari. I had the half shelf oysters, Sushi + Sashimi combo and mochi ice cream for dessert. I have celiac and am sensitive to cross contamination, and from my experience it was safe/delicious 😋

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the 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 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Literally everything has gluten and or soy sauce in it. All their sushi rice is made with soy sauce mixed in, all the speciality rolls have some sort of sauce that is premade with soy sauce in it. Everything I tried to order other than the hand rolls had some sort of gluten containing ingredients. I ended up ordering very simple rolls which tasted great, but they had to make brand new rice just for me, which took over an hour. Would not recommend.

Safety


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

— Not very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked

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?

— Good

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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I really thought there's no way they put shoyu in all their rice... but when I called they said most of their menu is not gf because of the rice... so I asked if it was true that put shoyu in their rice and they said yes. Anywho if you need to eat here, party etc... bring your own shoyu and order sashimi (no shoyu/sauce)... and maybe still eat before the party lol... we got takeout so wasn't as much of an issue

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?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers online ordering
Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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They had two gluten-free options, and no sushi rice as they put gluten in it. So unless you want sashimi ONLY I would not recommend it.

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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All rice has soy sauce with wheat!

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Lovely staff who went Out of their way to make sure I could get some GF hand rolls. Not cheap ($9.95 per roll), but they were generous in size and did contain fresh/raw tuna instead of canned tuna. I would return and buy these again or try some other things on the menu as they appear to know enough about GF

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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Sushi is good, GF soy sauce, they will make the sushi with plain rice and no wasabi as the sushi rice and wasabi contain gluten. Seemed knowledgeable and easy to accommodate our GF needs.

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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Background: Doraku was my favorite restaurant prior to be GF. Unfortunately, GF has ruined it for me (not their fault).

It is one of those restaurants where they can (and will) accommodate to GF restrictions but:

- they charge $1.5 for gluten free soy sauce

- the result of the substitutions to their original dishes results in tasteless dishes

- if you want to stick to dishes that were designed without Gluten ingredients (see my previous point): you only have a couple of options in the 6 page long menu.

Again, Doraku was my favorite restaurant prior to be GF and I think it is a good restaurant. I have just come to accept that GF Doraku is just not good/tasty food. I'll stick to my good memories of it :)

Celiac

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This place should not even be listed as GF. They have no menu and are not gluten aware. I visited because they were in the app. I talked to the waiter in a very careful way about my requirements. After eating a piece of sushi and realizing there was soy sauce on the bottom, I promptly left. I am sure I will be sick soon.

Celiac friendly?

No

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The chef was super accommodating- I spoke to the server, figuring I'd be consigned to edamame for dinner... He worked with the chef to create original dishes that were safely prepared... Totally amazing.

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