Maru Sushi

7 ratings
$$ • Sushi Restaurant
Reported NOT to have a gluten-free menu, but gluten-free options are available
Reported GF menu options: Dessert, Sushi
Safety Rating
3 ratings

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715 E Main St #120
Midland, MI 48640

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Symptomatic Celiac

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The menu is not marked GF, though we have eaten here many times and the waitstaff is knowledgeable on what we can have and what to avoid. They have tamari and can even make tempura shrimp separately and safely.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the 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 1 week ago read full review

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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.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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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!

Updated 4 years 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
  • Sushi

Categories

  • Asian
  • Japanese
  • Restaurant

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Celiac

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As long as you tell your server you’re celiac, you should be good. Though, no one ever bothered to mention they have a gluten free menu until my last visit. So, I’d been eating there for three years without a single server ever bothering to mention that to me, even though I tell them EVERY time that I’m celiac and need everything to be gluten free. That annoyance aside, I’ve never been glutened here, and the food is DELICIOUS. I always get the oceans 11 with tamari. The dressing they use is not gf, so the salad that comes with it isn’t dressed, but it’s still delicious. The only appetizer that’s gf is the edamame, so I often get that, as well.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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great food I have celiac and was very informed of gf items and didn't get sick.

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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This was my husbands first time eating out since being diagnosed with Celiac disease. The hostess and waitress were very helpful and put my husband at ease. They advised him to order chefs choice so he could be made something special that would suit his diet. But we're willing to modify anything on the menu. His plate was beautiful and no problems after!

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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Just tell the waitress you're gluten free. They have gluten free soy sauce and are knowledgeable about what rolls you can eat. Very tasty!

Updated 8 years ago read full review

Reviews of this Chain

Celiac

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I had a great experience here tonight! My waitress was super knowledgeable and reassuring when I told her about having celiac and the concern of cross contamination. She assured me the kitchen was making a clean work space for them to prepare my dinner. Also told me their sushi rice isn’t gf so they would use kitchen rice for my rolls so it would take a little longer. The firecracker shrimp app is made with tempura but they did it on the pan and it was unbelievable!!!! Miso soup gf And we’re able to accommodate a lot of rolls to make it gf depending on sauces and what not. They also have gf soy sauce !

And amazing atmosphere

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the 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?

— Good

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for lunch
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegetarian options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Reservations recommended

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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

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Not at all

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the 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?

— Poor

Celiac

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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

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked
  • Food comes out flagged or marked gluten-free

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

Celiac

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Maru has a pretty extensive GF menu. The waitress was super knowledgeable and brought out gluten free soy sauce without asking. All in all a great experience.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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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!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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