Encinitas Sushi Lounge

4.0 stars 4.0 out of 5 11 ratings
$$Celiac Friendly, Gluten Free Menu, Dedicated Kitchen Space + 10 more
100% of 7 votes say it's Celiac friendly

461 Santa Fe Dr, Encinitas, CA 92024 Directions

(760) 633-2299
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    5 ratingApril 23, 2017

    Found this restaurant with the app and decided to give it a try. It's not easy to find a reliable GF sushi place. We were not disappointed. The server appeared well informed about GF needs and understood cross contamination issues. They do not have a dedicated frier, so fried items are not safe for Celiac even though they still appear on the GF menu. However, the server explained to me that they can either make substitutions or grill instead of frying. The food was delicious, the portions were generous, and the prices are very reasonable. My daughter was so happy - it's been years since she was able to have sushi.

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    4 ratingApril 09, 2017

    Worth the drive. I was craving sushi and hadn't been able to eat it since being diagnosed with celiac disease. They provided a separate GF menu. I knew from previous reviews that they do not have a dedicated fryer. This is important, because ~80% of the sushi rolls offered on the GF menu include shrimp rolled in cornstarch and fried in the shared fryer. I had a Rainbow and Tsunami roll, both of which were delicious and didn't contain fried shrimp. The ponzu sauce (broth?) they made from scratch GF just for me. Everything was DELICIOUS. Note: Cannot use Happy Hour prices (1/2 off) for GF sushi. They prepared my food on a separate cutting board and provided tamari sauce. Our server was Corey... he was knowledgeable and did a great job with my GF needs. One more thing: I have celiac disease and I'm also a dietitian, so I'm very careful. I did not get sick after eating here.

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    5 ratingMay 31, 2016

    GF menu available but no dedicated fryer - everything else however they are very careful with cross contamination and gf rolls are specially marked. Just make sure to mention to the server if you're diagnosed celiac.

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    3 ratingMarch 16, 2016

    They have a large menu. I have eaten there 2 times. The first time no issues, but the second time something got me. I think maybe it was one of the sauces that they serve along with it, but I'm not sure.

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    5 ratingMay 16, 2015

    Great gf menu- so many options!! Just make sure not to have anything from the fryer since it's not dedicated. Also they have gf sake!

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    3 ratingNovember 22, 2014

    The prices were high for the environment. Sushi was okay, but not exceptional. The restaurant was crowded with little room between tables. Separate GF menu, NO dedicated fryer. Do not order rolls with anything fried. Had GF Tamari.

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    5 ratingFebruary 06, 2014

    Very fresh and good selection of GF rolls. GF sauces and make sure you eat at the sushi bar when Jaime is there. Very knowledgeable.

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    3 ratingFebruary 10, 2013

    Sushi was ok. The options for Gluten free were limited and a little expensive. I may try them again but expectations are lowered. Waitress clearly wasn't trained on Gluten allergies and was guessing on some items.

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    5 ratingOctober 19, 2012

    This sushi is fresh and amazing! They offer fried rolls with crunchies ;), as well as all sushi sauces soy, spicy mayo, and eel sauce g free!

Gluten-Free Features

  • Celiac Friendly
  • Dedicated Fryer
  • Dedicated Kitchen Space
  • Dessert
  • Gluten Free Menu


  • Asian
  • Happy Hour
  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Pescetarian Friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Sushi
  • Vegetarian Friendly
11 am - 10 pm
11 am - 10 pm
11 am - 10 pm
11 am - 10 pm
11 am - 10 pm
11 am - 10 pm
11 am - 10 pm
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