90% of 10 votes say it's Celiac friendly

1 East Pratt St., Baltimore, MD 21202 Directions

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Celiac
3 months ago

Wait staff was excellent. Very accommodating. Food was excellent. Loved it there

Celiac
1 year ago

Gluten free menu was fairly limited. The sushi was the best part of the meal. I had the filet and it had a strange after taste. Not sure if it was marinated or not, but was not a fan. Steak was cooked correctly. My wife had the salmon, which was overcooked but thankfully not dried out. Service was spotty. All the staff seemed to be running around but did not see anything being accomplished, just seemed to huddle up in different places. This was our second trip to this restaurant and honestly not sure I will return to it if I come back to Baltimore.

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

Staff understood gluten & I felt fine after eating sushi rolls off the GF menu They have GF soy sauce

Gluten Free Features

  • Celiac Friendly
  • Gluten Free Menu
  • Sushi

Categories

  • Asian
  • Late Night
  • Restaurant

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2 years ago

Pretty decent selection of gf sushi and a few salads. The yellowtail roll is outstanding.

2 years ago

Gluten free menu is really good. I do think I got cross contaminated, which is partly my fault I shouldn't have eaten where they prep with gluten.

Celiac
3 years ago

Food was delicious but I felt sick to my stomach for a couple of days. I had filet mignon, mashed potatoes, carrots, crème brulee.

Celiac
3 years ago
Not celiac friendly

I tried it twice, asked all the right questions, ordered off the GF menu, and still got cross-contaminated pretty badly both times. I'm not sure how - I ordered the burger (no bun) the first time and a salad the second time, so it's possible that the pans they used or the grilltop are not clean enough. You're probably better off getting sushi or salad with no meat.

3 years ago
Celiac friendly

Sushi was average. Service was slow. Have a gluten free menu but not many choices for sushi. Disappointed.

4 years ago
Celiac friendly

Great place to go in Baltimore for someone with celiac disease or an intolerance. The sushi was fresh, gf soy sauce was great, fresh pickled ginger yummy. We really enjoyed the kona salad too. Dedicated gf menu makes things easy. Would be great if they offered gluten free buns instead of without options. Overall great place. I recommend it.

Celiac
5 years ago
Celiac friendly

Delicious food, wonderful presentation. They have a dedicated GF menu that even includes a dessert! The fish is incredibly fresh. They are well known for their sushi (which I did nothabe), and there are several selections on the GF menu. They have a vegan menu, as well. Felt very safe eating there.

Celiac
5 years ago

Great sushi and gf soy sauce! Really good happy hour deals too!

Not celiac
5 years ago

So happy we came here! Separate GF menu, GF soy sauce (!!!!!!), fantastic sushi (it really worked for me because I am a tuna freak, so I might be a touch biased), and knowledgeable staff (Austen was wonderful and ready to accommodate with some sashimi items that come with premade sauces!). I had the Houston roll, spicy yellowtail roll, and 2pc octopus. Houston roll was so good I split another one with hubby. Hubs had the avocado eggroll (not GF but smelled incredible), yellowtail sashimi w/ jalapeno (not GF, but pretty), and we shared the passion fruit creme brulee (amazeballs). Even the blackberry iced tea was great (actual tea, not tea with blackberry syrup). I am one happy, happy pregnant lady with a tummy full of deliciousness.

Not celiac
5 years ago

Puny gluten-free menu. The waitress told me I couldn't get GF nigiri, since it wasn't on the menu. What I did get was the worst sushi of my life and I live in Iowa!

5 years ago
Celiac friendly

The food was excellent. I had the ahi tuna and yellowtail tuna sushi. They were both amazing. The staff was very knowledgable. They had GF soy sauce for the sushi!!

6 years ago

Good selection on GF menu. Food was delicious. Great service and atmosphere. Kid friendly.

Celiac
6 years ago

Everyone I talked to understood my gluten free needs. There are a decent amount of choices on the gluten free menu (yes, they have a separate gf menu). The food was absolutely delicious! I will definitely be back!

Celiac
6 years ago

Sushi was good. Salad was ok. Knowledgeable staff.

6 years ago

Good experience here. Knowledgeable and caring.

Not celiac
7 years ago

The food was good, service was friendly and knowledgeable to our issue. You just have to ask for the GF menu, as it's a separate sheet. Knowing I could not eat the fries, the waiter offered me a salad. It came with 2 croutons. He offered an apology and to replace the whole salad. As I'm not super sensitive, I just removed them. This will not keep me from eating there again, but I will be sure to ask for no croutons.

Reviews of this Chain

1 month ago

Ordered a GF labeled meal and made sure to say it was “gluten free allergy”. The server came back and said that part of the meal(the side)would have to be changed out due to the sauce and replaced with white rice. While I am definitely glad they came and told me I was a bit confused as to why it was GF labeled on the menu and shared that with the server who did not really get it or care. I did not get sick from the meal which is good. So beware when eating there that things labeled are not accurate

Celiac
1 month ago
Celiac friendly

Not a ton of GF options, but my fiancé and I ordered sushi and they let us build our own rolls, as well as provided us GF soy sauce. Knowledgeable of GF, and no issues with cross contamination. The sushi was pretty tasty, too!

Celiac
2 months ago
Celiac friendly

The staff was very good with helping me find the Gluten-Free items on the menu and they automatically said that the preparers would change gloves

Celiac
3 months ago
Celiac friendly

UPDATE: they have changed the menu and removed the salad below. There is not a separate GF menu now. There are a limited number of items marked GF on main menu. The Cilantro-Lime Chicken is amazing and the staff has always seemed to make sure it’s marked GF. So I will keep the 5 stars for now. But I would still like to have more options for their sushi rolls. No flavor in any of the choices. There is a separate GF menu ( as well as vegan). It is limited but there were good options. The server wasn’t super educated in why things weren’t GF or if they could be altered to be but was willing to go ask. I ended up with the Chili Lime shrimp salad which was perfect for a lite lunch. Expensive for a salad ($15) but tasty. And I didn’t have any issues with it after. I would like to have more options for the sushi rolls.

Celiac
4 months ago
Not celiac friendly

No longer have a separate GF menu and although there are some GF options listed, I got sick even after confirming with the server I am celiac and that I needed GF soy sauce and NO sauce on the one roll I ordered.

Celiac
5 months ago

My server was not knowledgeable of the menu and gluten free accommodations, or even what Celiac Disease is. She did go talk to the kitchen, but I did not get a response for a very long time. It took over an hour to get our food. The prices are definitely too high for what you get and the quality. The menu does have GF labels on it, but there were not nearly as many options as I expected based on previous reviews.

Celiac
7 months ago
Celiac friendly

We ate here for Mother's Day, they're sushi is really good, no gluten.

Celiac
7 months ago
Celiac friendly

Great sushi and appetizer options. Wait staff is very well trained on gluten free, and will bring out the soy sauce bottles on request and pour it at the table. Great place for even extra-sensitive Celiacs! They recently added new menu items that are gluten free and amazing as well.

Celiac
8 months ago

They had no idea what gluten free is. We walked out when they kept saying just tell us what u want and we will make it !!

Celiac
8 months ago

They put a proprietary seasoning on their sushi rice that has wheat in it. That makes no sense to me. The wait staff was not very helpful in explaining that we could order sushi with plain rice. I only learned that as we’d already decided to leave the restaurant and I complained to the general manager. He explained they have other options but by then we were already too frustrated to enjoy our meal so we left. To enjoy your meal, I suggest you ask for the manager first. He was helpful. I post this so that maybe Kona Grill will change the way they go about making their proprietary rice. Crazy.

Not celiac
1 year ago

The staff was wonderful and the food was terrific!

Celiac
1 year ago

They no longer have a gluten free menu. They do have a few items marked as GF on their new menu, but options are very limited. No longer worth going.

Celiac
1 year ago

Has been one of our favorite places to eat but with new menu, had no entrees that were gluten free. The jambalaya that was very spicy , which we normally like, was not eatable.

Celiac
1 year ago

They said GF when I called but there were so few options to choose from. Including most of the sushi. Which is what we wanted. No dedicated fryer or space. Very disappointed and frustrating since it took a while to find it. When I called I said I flew into Phoenix and they should have mentioned that they were in a mall inside the food court. We left.

Not celiac
1 year ago

Need more GF vegan options. Was stuck with a salad. Service was iffy

Not celiac
1 year ago

I was surprised at the limited choices for GF food. I had edamame and the salmon salad which was excellent. I just wish they had more options besides the sushi which I don’t eat.

Celiac
1 year ago
Not celiac friendly

Generally been good in the past. But recently took a nose dive in terms of food safety. Gave us a gluten dish despite being told about celiac and requesting no gluten.

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

Kona recently updated their menu offerings and now have less gluten free options - just edamame, one salad option, jambalaya, and a couple sushi options. They are willing to make some of their old sushi options if you ask, but are now more limited than they used to be in what they offer.

1 year ago

Used to be one of our favorite places! Menu change has left only 4 items that are gf. Sad. Had a hard time finding anything for our toddler to eat.

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

Wonderful options on the gluten free menu. Love their sushi and salads.

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

I didn’t get sick! Hallelujah.

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

My family wanted to try sushi, they had to gluten free sushi rolls available and we tried the jambalaya as well very very impressed with the quality of the food, but pricey as all things are in Waikiki

Celiac
1 year ago

Staff very knowledgeable about gluten free. They were able to modify their poke bowl for me even though it’s not one of the official GF listed items. I had asked for the gluten free soy sauce instead of the sweet sauce it comes with, and they knew to also eliminate the seaweed salad because it had soy sauce in it. Delicious and friendly service.

1 year ago

Not a ton of choices offered if you want to feel normal, and staff were not so knowledgeable of gluten the times we dined here.

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

Excellent sushi and they know to be careful. Menu is a bit small but definitely worth going to.

1 year ago

Extensive GF menu. Wait staff is helpful and food is really good. Steaks, fish, sushi, salads, and more.

Celiac
1 year ago

They have a separate gluten free menu, fairly knowledgeable staff. Gluten free menu is small but has lots of variety, I’ve eaten the steak and a few of the sushi rolls several times without a reaction!

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

Been here a few times now. Staff and managers understand Celiac and do a fantastic job with gluten free food prep!

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

My very sensitive Celiac daughter ate there with no problems. Separate gluten free menu and knowledgeable staff. Food was great.

1 year ago
Celiac friendly

An extensive gluten free menu, and tasty food, to boot! On the flip side of the gf menu are a vegan and vegetarian menu, for those who need it. They don't offer gf buns for burgers, so it's the meat on a leaf of lettuce, but it's presented nicely. The server was helpful and knowledgeable. Great experience!

Not celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

I love the gluten free sushi here, and they have a dedicated gluten free menu - a appetizer, entrees, sushi, and a dessert. I would love for them to expand their menu to include more sushi rolls.

2 years ago

Good menu selection and great service. My salad was fantastic!

Not celiac
2 years ago

very aware of allergies. service was iffy but the manager saved it. Will return.

Not celiac
2 years ago

This is my go-to sushi place! They have a separate gluten free menu with which rolls are gluten free, as well as several other food items. Additionally, they have gluten free soy sauce and are very accommodating. I always get the Philadelphia roll and Houston roll.

Celiac
2 years ago

Food is good and they are careful with preparation.

Celiac
2 years ago

I did not think the food was good and I felt the service was. It great either. Also I have been sick since I have been home. I will not recommend this place to friends or family.

Celiac
2 years ago

They do a great job with gluten here. I have eaten here several times without incident. Sushi!!

Celiac
2 years ago

Great GF menu and dessert. They are very sensitive to the GF crowd. Highly recommend.

2 years ago
Celiac friendly

I loved the food here prior to diagnosis and so pleased that they have a lifestyle menu that is gluten free

Celiac
2 years ago
Celiac friendly

Very accommodating. Great sushi gluten free options and the manager brings out anything gluten free to assure you it's safe. As a Celiac, I trust this place completely. They also had really good service!

Celiac
2 years ago

Had a great selection of foods! Burgers, sushi, salads, steak, salmon, chicken, etc.

Celiac
2 years ago
Celiac friendly

I sat at the bar and told the bartender I have Celiac's. He explained to me that because they are a from scratch restaurant a lot of the recipes could be modified to make a special dish for me. The gluten free menu already had a lot of great options. He went back to the kitchen to assure that cutting boards, knifes, and gloves were changed out and brought me gluten free Tamari sauce for my sushi. It was really great to not have to ask for this level of service. He understood my situation and knew exactly what to do. A+++

2 years ago

Pretty extensive GF menu, and GF soy sauce available for the sushi items. That said, I started feeling symptoms about 2 hours after the meal (salad) and I'm not typically sensitive to cross contamination. Maybe a coincidence, maybe not.

Celiac
2 years ago

They have a gluten free menu. Seem to take all precautions necessary to avoid cross contamination. I feel safe eating here with celiac. (And their squash is yummy). They seem to struggle getting steak prepared appropriately on the first try but that ok. Still yummy

Celiac
2 years ago

Great experience! I told the manager I have celiac. He explained their cross contamination prevention process. He came to check on me once they brought my order. And I felt great afterwards.

Celiac
2 years ago

Pretty decent. Ask your server a lot of questions. They aren't trained at all. Ask for the manager if necessary. They do have a gluten free menu.

Celiac
2 years ago
Celiac friendly

Kona has an awesome gluten free menu!

2 years ago
Celiac friendly

It's really nice that they have a gluten-free menu and the staff seemed educated on the different areas of cross contamination. The disappointment was that none of their GF sushi is included on Happy Hour. For example, the Philly role is on HH but the GF Philly role is not.

3 years ago
Celiac friendly

The salmon was fantastic, but as the other person noted, the rice and Bok Choy had no flavor at all. Also the price was a little high for the portion I received . But, atmosphere is so nice . I would go back again.

3 years ago

If you love fish/sushi go here. Very limited options if you don't like fish or sushi.

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