Papa Kona Restaurant & Bar

9 recent ratings
$$ • Restaurant
Reported NOT to have a gluten-free menu
Safety Rating
6 ratings

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The Waterfront Row
75-5770 Alii Dr 1st Floor
Kailua-Kona, HI 96740

Most Recent Reviews


Asymptomatic Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


They have revised their choices beyond what is shown on the online menu. The fish and chips use rice flour and are GF (I didn’t confirm if fried in a shared fryer). I had fish tacos with a corn flour shell. Also have pork tacos. Chicken wings are baked and GF (I also ordered these). Pork chops and salad are also GF that I recall. Maybe one or two other items as well. Waitress looked into all my questions and sounds like the chef is working hard to have expanded GF options.

Safety


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

— 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?

— Good

Updated 3 weeks ago read full review

Celiac

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Review


Only have two items market GF; strawberry salad and a spicy shrimp rice bowl. Spicy shrimp is fried in same fryer as GLUTEN!

Safety


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

— Not at all

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions

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/None

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Below Average

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dinner
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 1 month ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Ate here on our first night in Kona - really yummy . My Celiac teen had the firecracker shrimp and said it was great and did not have any issues.

Safety


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

— 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

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

  • None Listed

Categories

  • Allergy Friendly
  • Breakfast
  • Brunch
  • Delivery
  • Dinner
  • Healthy
  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Online Ordering
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout
  • Vegetarian Friendly

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Gluten Intolerant

Overall Rating

Review


They have GF items marked on the menu. They only have a few marked but we’re so willing to work with what you want. I ordered the fish tacos and they substituted the shells for me. The view was beautiful and the tacos were good.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


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

Updated 5 months ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

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Review


They were able to modify the pork sandwich for us, so it was corn tortillas instead of the bread!

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?

— Excellent

Updated 9 months ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Lovely lunch with a beautiful view. We had the GF Firecracker Shrimp and rice. It was very spicy and a touch sweet. Probably my favorite meal on the island this trip!

Safety


Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions

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
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 11 months ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


They have a few gluten free items that are actually fried in same oil as gluten containing products. So you will need to clarify if something is fried or not. Waiter wasn't aware of this as a cross contamination risk; but he was able to clarify my questions with the chef.

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?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much/None

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Average

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for takeout
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Review


Told them I was celiac and the waitress helped me order what would be safe, but I got sick anyway. Do not recommend for gf

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/None

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 dinner
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good vegetarian options
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


They got rid of their breakfast and lunch menu and just do brunch now! They added firecracker shrimp that's GF and haven't had breading like that with those flavors in a LONG time!! SO GOOD!

Quality & Quantity


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 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Review


I called the restaurant to see if anything on their dinner menu was gluten free. The hostess spoke to the chef and confirmed nothing would be safe for someone with celiac disease, so we did not eat here.

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/None

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Had a delicious garden omelette with rice and Kona coffee! Would go back!

Safety


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

— Somewhat

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 3 years ago read full review

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