Roy's Waikiki

4 recent ratings
$$$ • Hawaiian Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Dessert
100% of 4 votes say it's celiac friendly

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Not celiac

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Best place I’ve ever been to! Not only are they very careful and accommodating for GF, they have alternatives that are delicious. Lots of times when I go out GF, the food is very bland and tasteless because they just take spices out. Here they have alternative dishes and spices that they make special that are absolutely delicious. They are always extremely careful and go out of their way to say that the food is gluten-free that they’re bringing and that they prepared it for you so you don’t have to worry at all.

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for lunch
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers outdoor seating
  • Reservations recommended
Updated 2 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Waiter was super knowledgeable about what was in the food and each time they brought out a dish, the delivery person stated it was checked by the chef for no gluten. I also have dairy allergy and they were mindful of it too. They even have a GF molten cake that was so delicious.

Safety


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

— 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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 7 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Excellent food! The waitress was very knowledgeable about what could be made gluten free. They even offered a chocolate soufflé for dessert! I had their chili edamame, butterfish with two excellent sauces, the California roll sushi (real crab meat vs the fake crab meat, so it’s gluten free), and the cho plate soufflé. I highly recommend! Their Roy’s red wine was not super good, though. Very sweet.

Safety


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

— 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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 10 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

  • Dessert
  • Gluten-Free Menu

Categories

  • Allergy Friendly
  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Dinner
  • Hawaiian
  • Healthy
  • Lunch
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Restaurant
  • Seafood
  • Takeout
  • Vegan Friendly

Photos


Amazing soufflé. It takes 30 minutes to cook, so put the order in before your main entree!
Butterfish. Amazing! There was a mango and a spinach sauce.
A few of the amazing rolls on the California roll plate
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Celiac

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We spent 9 days in Honolulu, and this was our favorite dinner. The gf-df butterfish was delicious, and we also had seared ahi w gf tamari. Delicious! Our server was very helpful and seemed experienced with gluten free requests. There’s ample outdoor seating, but you probably need to make reservations well in advance to sit outside.

Safety


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

— 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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 1 year ago read full review

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I didn’t get glutened but did get normal food poisoning. So pick your poison I guess?

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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They had a separate gluten free menu on their website but told us they did not have one when we got to the restaurant. Not very knowledgeable about gluten free items on their menu and it seemed difficult for them to modify items for us. That said, the food we got was good. Side note the restaurant is very loud and service was very slow.

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Expensive-overpriced. There were a couple of GF items on the menu and the staff helped me sort through which ones. The sushi vinegar they use is GF, which is rare. They gave me tamari. If you are looking for a couple of safe items in a very upscale dining environment, this may suit your needs.

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Limited choices but staff is knowledgeable. Pricey but good.

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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This place is closed! I only found out when we tried to go

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Went to Roy’s for sushi after reading a couple of reviews here - their menu doesn’t have much to offer that isn’t prepared with regular soy sauce. I almost left because I was disappointed but the wait staff went out of their way to make me sushi without any sauces incorporated. They also cleaned their work stations before preparing my food and it ended up being one of the best meals I had in Hawaii.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

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As a gluten free person I’m used to (and expect to) be treated as an annoyance at most restaurants, but this was *not* the case here. When asking if they’d be able to accommodate, the hostess ensured me the chefs would see it as a fun challenge and not a burden. Every staff member was informed of my allergy and was very aware of it, but also very into the idea of finding me modifications or ways of getting me a great meal.

It wasn’t a cheap restaurant, but was delicious and definitely worth it. Will definitely go again if I’m ever back in Waikiki.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Our waiter was very knowledgeable and the food was excellent. Definitely recommend the honey mustard short ribs and chocolate soufflé cake.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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great waiter who went out of his way to try to help us be gluten free safely. just wish the menu had more gluten-free options that didn't end up having to be stripped down to be gluten safe. we've been spoiled living in Boulder where most restaurants have several great Gourmet options already gluten free.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Went here for my birthday dinner. We were impressed from start to finish. The staff was outstanding and very knowledgeable about their gluten free options. I had the butter fish and the sweet potato soup. Both were delicious. They brought me ice cream and a fabulous flourless chocolate cake which my kids pre ordered to surprise me. I can't wait to come here again.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Enjoy Roy's a couple of times a year. The chef is always happy to make something special for you once they know of your allergy. They prepare food in a separate kitchen space to reduce CC risk. Consistent high quality and impeccable service cannot be beat.

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Huge disappointment. 1st time I ate at Roys in Kauai it was amazing. The meal was a showpiece. Service was off the charts. We have eaten in CA many times. Dining in Waikiki was like I was in another place. Service was shaky at best. We had our reservations since the night before or I would have walked out. I told the server I was gluten free highly allergic to gluten. Her attitude was almost then why are you eating here? My family was looking forward to eating there otherwise I would have closed my menu and left. It wasn't until I pushed to see what the chef could do that she started helping. They did serve me a GF meal, I hope. The meal was ok. My family said the same about there's. I don't live here so they won't go under I wouldn't recommend this place to anyone. If I was running this site I pull them off.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Updated 6 years ago read full review

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Excellent meal! Knowledgable server. Very accommodating chef---Made my child special shrimp dish. Amazing chocolate soufflé dessert!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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Although a nice restaurant with friendly staff I received different info from every person about what I could get gluten free. This location doesn't have a GF menu and when I asked the waitress what I could have without having to modifying it she directed me to the short ribs as the only ok option as is. Later the mgr came over and assured me they could do something I would like that would be perfectly safe and needless to say I was ill within a hour of my meal. When I called just to let them know about the Issue I had they tried to tell me how careful they were and they did not get gluten in my food. I told them I only get that ill from gluten they still continued on about how they know about cross contamination etc etc what do u want from me, and I said I only wanted to let you know so you would be more careful for someone else. I got off the unhappy feeling like they didn't feel like they did anything wrong, they never even said they were sorry.

Updated 9 years ago read full review

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Wonderful food. Waiter knew everything about gluten. Chef can modify any dish without problems. You just tell server which item you want in the regular menu. Definitely best food in Waikiki!!! Sit outside if you want quieter dinner. Flourless dessert!

Updated 10 years ago read full review

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