Pono Hawaiian Grill

8 ratings
$$ • Hawaiian Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Safety Rating
5 ratings

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120 Union St
Santa Cruz, CA 95060

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Celiac

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Gluten free menu, knowledgable staff, gluten free menu. Just be aware that it is a small kitchen so cross contamination is possible.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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All the dishes I ordered were labeled gluten free. They made sure the kitchen knew I had celiac disease when putting in the order for the poke as an extra careful measure. I have eaten here several times and never gotten sick. I do usually stick to the poke and don't have experience with their cooked food items.

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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This is NOT a restaurant for celiacs. They were not at all accommodating, and do not take any measures to avoid cross contamination. The woman taking our order acted irritated about our questions about avoiding gluten. The non-celiacs in our family had poke and it was fantastic. Our celiac had to just eat rice, as that was the only safe option.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 7 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

  • Gluten-Free Menu

Categories

  • Dinner
  • Hawaiian
  • Restaurant

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Steer clear. The owners do not have a real understanding of what contains gluten. For example, my entree was gluten free, but it came with a salad dressed with soy sauce and fries from a shared fryer(I could even see bits of flour on them). The staff does not understand what gluten free means. There are much safer options elsewhere nearby.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 8 years ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Be very careful here. There are many things on the GF menu that are actually not gluten-free. The girls at the counter walked me through what I could eat when I said I had celiac. The grill is shared too. Be sure to ask a lot of questions.

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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amazing atmosphere! nice gluten free selection. if you are very sensitive you might have a problem.

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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Very delicious! However, regular fries are mislabeled on menu board. They are not gluten free but the sweet potato fries are gluten free. My daughter and I were able to get a gf version of teriyaki chicken with rice and steamed vegetables.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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Excellent atmosphere and food large gluten free menu with a lot of options. Kalua chicken was delicious as are gluten free teriyaki bowls. They have a Poke menu with a large variety of fresh fish.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 9 years ago read full review

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