Kalapawai Cafe

21 ratings
$$ • Cafe
83% of 6 votes say it's celiac friendly
750 Kailua Road
Kailua, HI 96734

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Not celiac

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My experience here was amazing. I asked the server if I had any other options than what was labeled on the menu and they were able to walk me through some additional options. I had the Ahi with spicy mashed potato’s and it was amazing. Also tried the gnocchi as a side. I would absolutely go back and trusted the staff. I would recommend a reservation as it was tough to get a table as a walk in and the establishment was small.

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 3 months ago read full review

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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
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 5 months ago read full review

Celiac

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My experience was mixed, the server did not answer my gluten free questions and told me that their bread was GF, thankfully I asked for a second opinion, or it would have been a bad night.

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?

— Average

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
Updated 7 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

  • Dessert
  • Gnocchi
  • Pizza

Categories

  • Breakfast
  • Brunch
  • Cafe
  • Healthy
  • Lunch
  • Takeout
  • Vegetarian Friendly

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Celiac

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Amazing!!! Their gluten free pizza is my Go to!

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Very enjoyable! Friendly from the hostess thru to the wait staff. Knowledgeable about gluten and pointed out the options on how the dishes could be made GF. Crab/artichoke dip with GF pizza crust (thought it one of the best restaurant crusts I've had and perfect with the dip) replacing the crostini (there is an upcharge). But even though identified some in the party as celiac, the burger with the requested GF bun was brought with fries. As no discussion about the fries had been brought up we asked, fries have a wheat coating so NG for the diner. Frustrating - as this should have been discussed at the time given the understanding of celiac in the party. However, once identified they were quick (and in a friendly non judging way) to offer to remake the burger. The guest selected roasted potatoes as a side. All meals were delicious. Would visit again but be more conscious of having a discussion on all the parts of the meal.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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They have gluten free pizza crust and GF options. I’ve eaten here twice within 3 days and plan to go back again.

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I had the GF pizza with an iced tea. Pizza was delicious. They cook it in the same oven, but put it on a pan. I didn’t have any problems, but some other reviewers did. So, looks like there might be a consistency issue with the pizza.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Even though the GF pizza is cooked in shared oven if you tell them you are celiac they will place your pizza on a clean pan/ sheet in the oven so at least theres a physical barrier. Gnocchi is GF and waitress said some of their meat specials are GF as well

Update: I ended up getting their herb roasted chicken (waitress said it was GF but the sauce had dairy so they were kind enough to remove sauce and give me a side of something else). It was delicious I barely touched the side of sauce they gave me. The roasted veggies were great too.(:

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I had the gnocchi which was gluten free, but felt somewhat limited with their menu offerings, since their GF pizza was cooked in a shared oven. Our server was also sensitive to gluten and was very helpful when navigating the menu.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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Pizza ingredients gf and good about cross contamination but cooked in over with other pizzas. So good!

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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The gnocchi is amazing. I would eat it even if I didn't have to eat gluten free.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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pizza cooked with all other pizza. at least they were honest!

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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We did take away and it did not disappoint. The pizza was delicious as well as the gf gnocchi.

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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The gnocchi was really good but I didn't really like everything put on it, but that's a flavor thing, not a gf issue. The chocolate mousse cake was also pretty good, and our waitress was really nice. I give it 4 stars not 5 because there weren't many gf options. If there were, they weren't advertised or displayed in any way that I had access to.

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Gf Pizza is amazing and better than original. Potato gnocchi is divine. I eat here any chance I get. Love kalapawai!

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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No breakfast options, only bagels and wraps.

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Celiac

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We went to dinner here last night all of the staff were very friendly and helpful. I'm sure their menu changes from time to time but they have gluten free pizza crust. I ordered a gluten free potato gnocchi dish it was delicious! I also ordered a side of gluten free cornbread with chorizo sausage also very good. For gluten free dessert options they had gelato a triple chocolate mousse cake and french macaroons. I enjoyed chocolate and espresso macaroons for dessert. Overall a beautiful dining experience.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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The food is amazing! They don't have a separate gluten free menu, but are very knowledgeable about which items are gluten free or can be made gluten free. They also have a fantastic gluten free potato gnocchi and gluten free dessert options.

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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My daughter loved the pizza. They were very helpful.

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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Ask what they have gluten free when you go in. Willing to help find menu items that are gluten free. Has gluten free pizza crust, a delicious mousse cake & macaroons!

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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