Ka'ana Kitchen has excellent food! GF symbol marked on main menu, but the waiter walked through the options. Dishes do come on the smaller side, but the flavors are remarkable. I had the vegan dish which was just incredible. They offer a few desserts as well. Well worth the trip!
— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu
I was given a tour of the breakfast buffet for the gf items. I ate waffles! And french toast! They were very nice and accommodating.
AMAZING gluten free breakfast! Probably the highlight of our trip! They have gluten free waffles (made with mochi flour), gluten free pastries (blueberry muffins, banana bread, and a Hawaiian bread), Udi’s bread for toast, oatmeal, and all the naturally gluten free breakfast options like eggs, potatoes, fruit, and more. Best of all, staff is super knowledgeable about celiac and cross contamination and offered to make me fresh waffles and toast Udi’s bread in a pan each morning to make sure I didn’t get sick.
Seriously, obsessed with this place and I’m going to miss the waffles oh so much when I go home.
Lots of gf options for breakfast. No stomach issues. Great breakfast!
Definitely possible cross contamination on the buffet but they do mark the bread/ pastry items that are made without wheat. Ask for your own butter... the ones on the buffet have crumbs in them. Eggs prepared your way. Lots of fresh fruit. I ate here five breakfasts without event, then again I'm not diagnosed celiac but I am allergic.
I ate here for a Bitters and Bites events, where they do cocktail pairings for a menu they make for each person. I informed them of my celiac status and was so pleased that our bartender, the entire kitchen staff, and our waiter all felt comfortable asking me several clarifying questions before serving me an extremely delicious 3-course meal paired with amazing and creative cocktails. I definitely recommend.
We ate here 6 times over the course of a week in Sept '16: 1 dinner and 5 breakfasts and had no issues. The dinner was amazing, and the waiter was quite knowledgeable about Celiac and GF, and went through the menu item by item with us. The menu changes regularly (farm-to-table), but we enjoyed a beet salad and several small plates, including the amazing grilled octopus. The breakfasts included with our stay were buffet-style, so caution was required (they do have a breakfast menu as well). However, they used dedicated omelette pans, and the fruit bar had no glutenous items on it. We did not have any issues with these items. The fresh squeezed juices were amazing too. We did not risk trying the labeled "GF" pastry items, though they were clearly indicated.
Update Dec '17 - returned again, this time for dinner-only. Waiter was very attentive and knowledgeable. We ate several dishes (small plates), and had no issues.
Beware. Went there for the breakfast buffet. It was very expensive so I thought I would have many choices and a knowledgeable staff. The hostess claimed that she didn't know anything about gf items. Two separate buffet workers showed me two separate gf items, two quick breads (banana and pineapple) and waffles. The sausage and bacon had bread in the bottom of the heated servers to absorb oil. I should have asked for the manager, but I didn't think about it at the time and no one offered. There were lots of other food items that would have probably made good breakfast choices, like yogurt with fruit and made to order eggs and omelettes, but I didn't try any of those.