We decided to try Maru again for the first time in a few years last night after a friend with a sensitivity said she had a very positive experience. Sadly I did not. Server did not assure me at all every time I would ask if something could be made gluten free “yeah I’m sure they can make it so they will be” well, after asking if the roll that I was about to eat was for sure gluten free, and being assured that yes it is, I was about 3-4 rolls in until he came back to tell me that it actually wasn’t. It was a sauce that they still included on the roll, so not even something I would have known visually to be suspicious. Their solution was to “let them know if I start to feel weird” and asked if I wanted an allergy pill? No, I’ll just be dealing with the side effects for weeks because the server couldn’t care enough to check BEFORE I consumed my food, even though I repeatedly ordered everything as gluten free and even checked! All I can say is, if you go, hopefully you get a better server who actually cares and I know I will not be back because it’s just not worth it. Sushi is also just okay to be honest
— Not at all
— No gluten-free information on the menu
— Not Much
I can't say enough good things about this restaurant. The waitress was very well-informed about the seriousness of celiac. She assured me that they took extra special care in preparing their meals for customers with dietary issues. The food took a little bit longer than usual to arrive. But when it did, it was worth the wait. Delicious! And no negative reactions several days later
— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu
I’ve been a couple times and felt reasonably safe. Their regular rice isn’t gf so be extremely clear that you need the gf accommodation due to an allergy. They don’t have a ton of gf sushi options, but the choices they do have are delicious. Also, they sometimes boil edamame in the same water as udon noodles, so if you want edamame, ask for them to be boiled in fresh water. Again, just be very clear about your allergy and you should be ok. They do mention at the bottom of their menu that sesame seeds could contain traces of wheat, and they put sesame seeds on EVERYTHING. I’d ask them to withhold sesame seeds.
Gluten Free Menu available - lots of options!
Super knowledgeable staff. Great sushi!
Explained the celiac situation thoroughly, seemed like she understood, but I'm still very sick a few hours later. They brought me gf soy sauce in the same container they use for other soy sauce so she said to "be careful not to mix them" my guess is that they were already mixed. I got sick eating the gf teriyaki chicken and all of their salmon has gluten in it. They are idiots and don’t understand what gf means at all. Their gf menu has gluten in it.
The waitress originally said they did not have a gf menu even tho it said so on the regular menu and then eventually after I asked again she asked the manager who got it for me. The manager said she was gluten intolerant and felt safe eating there but I wasn’t totally comfortable with the kitchen space because she said there is flour used for frying etc...so I just ordered from the sushi bar and got a salmon roll /edamame and was fine. It was pretty good!
I love Maru. They take gluten contamination very seriously and have loads of gluten-free options. I have eaten here a dozen times and never had an issue with the food. However, beware if you go with a group- the wait for your food can be ridiculously long!