Roy's

2 recent ratings
$$$ • Japanese Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Dessert, Sushi
6600 Kalanianaole Hwy
Honolulu, HI 96825

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Not celiac

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I don’t know. I went twice and each time I didn’t feel right. Like some gluten issue. My legs get heavy.

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?

— Average

Updated 1 month ago read full review

Not celiac

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Our waiter was extremely knowledgeable and was able to accommodate almost anything I wanted on the menu. He spoke with the kitchen and modified everything I ordered so that it was gluten free. He also gave me a slip of paper where I wrote my name and allergy and he filled out my table number to pass to the kitchen. Was super nice to get anything I wanted!

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Food comes out flagged or marked gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

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

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Other Characteristics
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 11 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Very knowledgeable staff. Delicious meal with no problems. I will definitely return!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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
  • Gluten-Free Menu
  • Sushi

Categories

  • Asian
  • Dinner
  • Happy Hour
  • Japanese
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Restaurant
  • Seafood

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Our waitress knew what was safe to eat. Gluten free desert too. Amazing cocktails!

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Awful. No tamari. They didn't know what gluten is. Don't risk eating here! :-(

Updated 9 years ago read full review

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I have been going to Roy’s since before I developed my gluten allergy and was nervous that my experience would be tainted but it was not! The server was very knowledgeable and was able to make accomodations to make things gf. They brought tamari (gf soy sauce) for me to have with sushi and the short ribs and the chocolate lava cake were both gluten free and AMAZING.

Safety


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

— 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?

— Excellent

Celiac

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Although the menu is pretty limited (zero appetizers are okay), my meal was safe and excellent.

They provide edamame to begin as a stand-in for bread that you might expect at some restaurants, which I tested with my Nima and was safe.

For dinner, I ordered the Hiramasa fish, which tested safe with my Nima and was absolutely delicious.

The chocolate souffle for desert is GF and was also excellent.

While it was a bit disappointing that the menu was pretty limited for a Celiac, the meal was one of the best I had in my full week in O’ahu.

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?

— Not Much

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

— Excellent

Celiac

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Not alot of choices, but the food was good. Staff was gracious about my allergy. The lava cake was great!!!

Safety


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

— 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?

— Not Much

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

— Excellent

Not celiac

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This place is confusing. There are many things on the menu that are typically gluten free or could easily be made GF and yet very few options to eat, especially in seafood which is their specialty. Example: seafood paella. Typically GF! Not at Roy's, and can't be modified to be GF. The Seafood Treasures platter? Sounds like it could easily be GF. Nope. If you want it, you basically get a plain grilled scallop, 2 shrimp, and half a lobster tail. For like $58. Really? The waiter did seem very knowledgeable about GF options and could quickly point out things that were good options--it's just the options seemed limited and modifications typically completely altered the dish so you were getting plain fish with some mashed potatoes. I ended up having the honey mustard braised short ribs without the honey mustard sauce (again, why?) and substituted regular plain mashed potatoes for the cauliflower mash that was supposed to come with the dish (why isn't the cauliflower mash GF?) and it came with some sautéed veggies like squash and carrots and broccoli. It was fine. $50 fine? Nah. My guess is most everything here is marinated in something that contains soy sauce and that's why they can't modify lots of things or the modifications result in such plain food options. It's really kind of a bummer because a lot of the food sounds amazing and seems like it could easily be GF if you just used some GF soy sauce or GF fish sauce which all taste exactly like their non-GF counterparts. But whatever

Dessert and drinks are another story. The cocktails are delicious. Also the chocolate souffle is GF! Go freaking figure. They can do a GF souffle but not paella? Bizarre. I had the Creme Brule which was good and the shortbread cookies come on the side.

Safety


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

— Not very

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

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

— Good

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Offers outdoor seating

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My daughter had the edamame, Cesar salad, and Hamachi and chocolate soufflé. All were suggested by our waiter as gluten free. My daughter has been battling extreme stomach aches for the last 12hrs. I don’t think she had straight gluten but definitely cross contamination. I would expect this from a food truck but not from an expensive gourmet restaurant!! Very disappointing to lose a day of our vacation with my daughter so miserable.

Safety


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

— Not 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?

— Average

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for takeout

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