Japengo

6 recent ratings
$$$ • Restaurant
100% of 5 votes say it's celiac friendly
200 Nohea Kai Dr
Lahaina, HI 96761

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Celiac

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Sushi was good, but the other items we ordered (curry rice and vegetable sides) were only ok & overpriced. They offer tamari sauce with the sushi, but beyond that I found the service to be lacking. Based on the other reviews I was expecting more. Would not return.

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?

— Average

Updated 2 weeks ago read full review

Celiac

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A stellar restaurant !! Great drinks, and delicious sushi. Always love being served tamari ✨

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?

— Good

Updated 2 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Menu very clearly states what is and isn’t gluten free. They also state what can be made gf. Were very aware of the allergy and 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 2 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

  • Gluten Free Menu
  • Soy Sauce
  • Sushi

Categories

  • Restaurant
  • Seafood
  • Takeout

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This place was amazing. Very good with gf even had tamari. I got 3 diff sushi rolls we shared and so good. It was expensive but to me well worth it.

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free 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

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Other Characteristics
  • Good for takeout
Updated 3 months ago read full review

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Amazing service, even better sushi. Came twice so far on our trip and we both felt great later on. Good choices.

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Not celiac

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There were a lot of options on the menu. They use different dishes for gluten free versions of dishes. We did have one meal at opening where the server was covering a lot of tables where we had to confirm whether the soy sauce brought out was the gluten free tamari (it was not).

I had California Rolls several times because, where we live, actual crab is a rarity. The fresh Mahi Mahi was great and the China Town Chow Fun. Several meals can be ordered in the half size so you can share, try more than one, or have some sushi with dinner. It was all very tasty.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Tasty, a lot of good options. We had sushi, fried rice, and chow fun seafood noodles. Beautiful restaurant and good service.

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Have their own GF menu, and was so nice for my daughter to have California rolls again, with extra crab on top! Had a very good GF dessert as well.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Great food, but limited menu for GF. Ordered veggie roll, vegetable fried rice, and wok tossed vegetables with tofu. Huge portions!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I had sushi with GF tamari and they confirmed the wasabi is GF. We sat at the bar cause we didn't have a reservation so it would have been hours to wait. Once I told the bartender I am celiac, he assured me they were careful, and he was watching out for me as another staff member took my coconut creme brule (amazing!) order but didn't flag it as GF, but the bartender noticed and changed the order and told me he had done so. Really nice atmosphere, live music. ALittle bit difficult to find, it is at the Hyatt, if you are not a guest park in the public beach parking (available only till 8pm) and walk to the end of the road to the Hyatt and Japengos is out behind, so it takes a little looking to find.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Amazing! The server was very helpful and understanding. The sushi was incredible.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Generally good about gluten free and they have a nice GF menu. They understand cross-contamination and what celiac is. However, waitress brought out non-GF soy sauce for us after we states that there were two celiacs at the table. We only found out it wasn't tamari because we confirmed a suspicion with her before using. She was mortified (and busy), but it still happened. Also, busser served my celiac dad my non-celiac husband's plate of ribs and said they were gluten free (they definitely were not--luckily we knew this).

Overall, good about GF but not as great as other reviews state and other restaurants in Maui are. You'd most likely be okay, but there are better GF restaurants.

Otherwise, food and service were good, but overrated.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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An absolute must for anyone celiac visiting Maui! The sushi is fresh and super tasty. The entire staff is very knowledgeable about gluten-free issues. The restaurant has a dedicated gluten-free menu including sushi rolls (both of which I ordered) and they were delicious. They have Tamari soy sauce which is gluten free and delicious. I did not however ask whether the wasabi was made with corn starch or wheat starch so if you are a wasabi eater make sure to check. This place has hands down the best gluten free dessert, coconut creme brûlée! After four days of having sherbet as the only dessert option I was pleasantly surprised to have such a fantastic option! I highly recommend!

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Pricy but good! GF soy sauce

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Great gluten free variety

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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The best gluten free meal I had all of Hawaii! The service is fast and everyone there is so nice. We flew in late that day and the servers did everything they could just so we could eat there. The gluten free dessert is by far the best gluten free dessert I have ever had since finding out I had celiacs. To top it off, they even have gluten free soy sauce. This is by far the best place to dine for gluten free illnesses!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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This is a pan-fusion place that is perfect for a romantic meal. They have a great GF menu with a *lot* of selection. We had sushi (and they brought out GF tamari for me), and then I had an AMAZING GF seafood noodle soup. One of my favorite places to eat in Maui!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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