Love this place, and they are super great with my 4 yr old gluten-free son. The sushi is really fresh and is just as good as anything I had in SF. They have gluten free soy sauce (tamari) and if told can make most nigiri gf. The futomaki can be gluten free as can the salmon roll.
Not safe for allergy or celiac. No gf menu. One item was pointed out as safe because it has “just a little” gluten. Very few gf items unless you strictly want sashimi and edamame. The waiter never offered gf soy sauce and he wasn’t back at the table in a reasonable time for us to ask. Our rolls came out with big gaps in time between them. Probably a full 5-8 minutes passed between first and last plate out. The roll I was told was gf had fried crumbles on it. When I questioned it the waiter asked the chef and the answer was that it was gf because it was fried all the way through and any gluten would be cooked out of it. I didn’t eat it after that nonsense explanation. I had a couple pieces of my sons tuna roll and then was thankful that Whole Foods had a table at DPAC with gf foods.
No dedicated gluten free menu. No real idea as to what gluten free means. The staff attempted to point out items that were “safe”. “This item contains just a little gluten” Stayed with what should be safe. When dinner arrived there was crumbled over the roll that was “safe”. The crumbles were reported as onions. When re questioned if they were fried with other wheat containing items. We were told that they contained no gluten because they “were cooked all the way through which releases all the gluten” and this gluten free. The meal went uneaten:-(
I've been here twice now and it is the best sushi I've had outside of California. The rice is perfect. Our server was knowledgeable and directed me to what I could order. They will make the futomaki roll gf but aren't willing to customize their special rolls. There are lots of nigiri options and they are delicious.
This place is amazing! I have Celiac and was extremely comfortable here. They have changed things in the kitchen so that only GF soy sauce is used. They still have regular soy sauce on the table so you will need to ask for that. My waiter was very knowledgeable and checked with the chef on everything. The quality of fish is incredible, the fresh wasabi is so good you can eat it straight. I can't say enough about this place. GO! It is a little hard to find since you can't see it from the street. It's on the back corner of the building at 309 East Chapel Hill Street, just go down the hill on the east side of the building and it's on your left.