Sansei Seafood Restaurant & Sushi Bar

19 recent ratings
$$$ • Japanese Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Cider, Dessert, Soy Sauce, Sushi
Safety Rating
18 ratings

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2552 Kalakaua Ave
Honolulu, HI 96815
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Symptomatic Celiac

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Sushi was great and the service staff were kind. We ordered a to go order from the bar. The bartender provided a GF menu and made a celiac notation on our order. We did not use the tamari based on another reviewer’s experience and we did not eat one of the specialty CA rolls because the crab looked like Krab and we couldn’t confirm it was GF since we took the order to go. No one got sick. ☺

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 2 weeks ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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one of the best places that i went to on my trip. they have a separate, but limited, gf menu which was fine. i don’t like seafood at all but i decided to be adventurous and get the blue crab california roll and it was amazing. i also got the cucumber/avocado roll. when i got the gf menu they asked if it was for celiac and i was shocked bc no one has ever asked me that before and i felt very safe. they had tamari and i don’t remember the last time i was able to have soy sauce at a restaurant. 100/10 loved it so much.

Safety


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

— Very

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 3 weeks ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

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I had the tuna roll (tekka maki) and the blue crab rainbow roll. I've honestly had better sushi back home. It wasn't bad, I've just had better. They do offer gluten free soy sauce which is nice. Menu is also pricey.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free 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

Updated 1 month 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

  • Cider
  • Dessert
  • Gluten-Free Menu
  • Soy Sauce
  • Sushi

Categories

  • Allergy Friendly
  • Asian
  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Dinner
  • Healthy
  • Japanese
  • Keto Friendly
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout
  • Vegan Friendly

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Ok sushi, less GF items than previously shared menus
Gluten-Free at Sansei Seafood Restaurant & Sushi Bar
Bagel roll & blue crab california roll
GF menu
Sansei Seafood Restaurant & Sushi Bar gluten-free menu
Gluten-Free at Sansei Seafood Restaurant & Sushi Bar
GF menu as of 12/29/22
Sansei Seafood Restaurant & Sushi Bar gluten-free menu
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Hashimoto's

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GF menu was more limited than what has been shared in the past (forgot to take a pic). It was even more difficult eating here since I am 23 weeks pregnant + GF so most of the GF menu choices were not for me compared to the older menus shared. Our waiter was ok, kept forgetting to bring me Tamari sauce for the veggie rolls and took forever to serve us when it wasn’t even that busy. Cucumber + avocado roll was delicious! Grilled veggie roll was ok, weird to have asparagus in a roll. If you are not pregnant, you should be ok coming here!

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?

— Average

Updated 2 months ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Our server was absolutely awesome. He triple checked everything I ordered, and made sure I had gluten free tamari, wasabi, and ginger for the table.

There is an entire gluten free menu, and they are also willing to try to sub things from the regular menu as well.

Fish is fresh caught the morning of, and not frozen. Highly recommend.

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free 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
Updated 3 months ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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I was pleasantly surprised at the gf options Sansei has to offer! I ordered the miso soup, gf blue crab California roll and the bagel roll. Sushi came out with tamari sauce. Everything was delicious and I did not get sick! Win win!

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

Updated 8 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Food arrived w soy sauce, not immediately evident after having described the need to avoid gluten, including soy sauce. Generated a month-long + celiac reaction.

Safety


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

— Not at all

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 10 months ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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My celiac mother and I ate here and didn’t have a reaction. We got some maki rolls. They had GF soy sauce and our waiter was happy to check in with the chef when we had questions. The fish was very fresh tasting. The only negative part of our experience was the wait time. The restaurant was very busy when we were dining and it took a long time to get our meal and the soup our table ordered was forgotten and later brought out after our meal.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free 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 1 year ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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It was so good and refreshing for seafood especially with all of the restrictions. Great, very knowledgable and so delicious! We had an amazing time and something for everyone

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

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

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One of the few places in Waikiki/Honolulu that understand and appreciate gluten issues. Server was knowledgeable about gluten, they had a GF menu, and checked with kitchen on anything they weren’t confident on. Good selection of items and excellent GF sushi rolls and apps! They even have tamari. Cocktails were perfect as well.

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

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free 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 for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegetarian options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers outdoor seating
  • Reservations recommended
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Overall Rating

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I went here twice while I was in Hawaii. They have a separate GF menu with a variety of options and the staff is knowledgeable. I loved the sushi rolls and got the miso soup one night too.

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free 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 year ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Great selection as most sushi restaurants have. They have gluten free soy sauce too.

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

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

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 keto
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Good vegetarian options
  • Reservations recommended
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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This spot is so great! We got a cute table outside for sunset and it was gorgeous! They also have a whole GF menu, GF soy sauce, and the server was extremely knowledgeable, she even was able to tell me about what could be modified to be GF on the specials menu! Location can be tricky if going by Google maps - it’s on the 3rd floor of the Marriott. Highly recommend!

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

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

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 selection of healthy options
  • Good vegetarian options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers outdoor seating
  • Reservations recommended
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

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Great variety of sushi and they have tamari as well. Very ample GF menu which is nice. Sushi is good quality.

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Overall Rating

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Gluten free sushi. Staff know the items very well and lots of wonderful choices. Good to have sushi rolls

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?

— Most/All

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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Separate gf menu, they had gf tamari soy sauce, and waitress was knowledgeable with celiac. Had gf options besides sushi rolls as well. Great experience!

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

Overall Rating

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

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

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
Updated 2 years ago read full review

Hashimoto's

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Had a great experience! Lots of gluten free items to choose from. Got some great sushi and sashimi. Plus they have an awesome happy hour special.

Safety


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

— Very

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 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Ahi avocado roll, hamachi GF. Had a separate gluten free menu

Safety


Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free 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 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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So good we ate here twice during vacation

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Such great sushi! They have a gluten free menu available on request, and the sushi chef we had worked with us to find things both my non-celiac husband and I would like. They even brought gluten free soy sauce without me having to ask for it. Wonderful service! Will definitely be going again!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Totally separate gluten free menu and knowledgeable staff. Had this place twice and didn't get sick. Highly recommend for Celiac's!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Staff was knowledgeable about Celiac and gluten concerns, and gluten-free tamari was available.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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The sushi was fantastic! Lots of GF options to choose from. Server was knowledgeable about gluten.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Staff was very helpful with recommendations. Have GF tamari that was specifically brought out and a GF menu. I'm pretty sensitive and had no problems. Rolls were good, but not outstanding.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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The staff was very aware and knowledgeable about the gluten content of foods. There is a separate GF menu, and they brought a bottle of GF soy sauce to our table. The miso soup was not on the GF menu but they confirmed it was GF also. As a vegan, my choices were limited, but I still tried 2 appetizers and several veggie rolls.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Fabulous! Excellent sushi with a range of options. Informed staff and they have gf tamari and a separate menu.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Only ding is on the number sushi options. Sushi had a few different varieties of tuna, all similar to one another, only a couple options outside of tuna.

Food was really good and staff was 100% on board.

You could tell our kids non-GF meals were amazing and if it represented their adult non-GF options, I’m sure the rest of what they have to offer is tasty as well.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Awesome to have real sushi again. After 10 on fridays and Saturdays (not sure about weekdays) they have half off sushi so that would be my advice. Ate here twice and didn't get sick.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Separate GF menu. Staff was knowledgeable and accommodating to my celiac. The meal was absolutely worth the price.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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The food was definitely Celiac friendly and our waitress was very informed about what I could have. The only downside was unless you are getting sushi there are only a couple other entrees and appetizers available. I was pregnant so I didn't have many options in the sushi department and I LOVE sushi! Food was good and safe!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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The staff was very knowledgeable about gluten free offerings and even had a separate menu. I came solely for sushi rolls (x two nights!). They don't have g-free soy sauce on the table, but immediately brought out tamari sauce when you tell them you are g-free. I will always visit here when I am in town and you should too!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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This place was awesome. We had to eat at the bar because it was Christmas eve and really full. Despite that, they perfectly handled our gluten and shellfish allergies, were super nice, and made really great good.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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super staff and knew all about gluten free. food was terrific

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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Everyone took this seriously- separate menu. They went out of their way to keep us allergy safe. Plenty of sushi choices. Loved the mango crab sushi. We tried 2 sakis - liked the sweeter better than the drier. Definitely recommend.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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Waitress was awesome. She was so helpful. The sushi was amazing, but beware. The portions were so small! Gluten free sushi was good and did not make me sick.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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Excellent options for GF sushi and sashimi. Knowledgeable chefs and servers.

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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We sat at the bar at DK steakhouse and was able to order from both Sansei and DK. Great service, GF menus, best dinner of the trip, and my new favorite.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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The best sushi I've ever had. Yum! The gluten free menu is limited tho. I had the Sansei dragonfly sushi. Mmmmmmm

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Celiac

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The sushi is always fresh and delicious. The staff know how to prepare entrees safely for someone with Celiac. The bartender offered to make my martini with gluten free vodka which was a nice bonus.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 8 years ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Lots of sushi and non-sushi options!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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As soon as we arrived at the restaurant I was reassured that I would be safe eating here with Celiac. While we waited for a table the hostess made sure that the sushi bar was cleaned for us to avoid cross contamination. Our sushi chef was very good about showing us ingredients, I feel he went above and beyond. I cannot recommend this place enough!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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Genetic Celiac disease. Great food. The sushi chef Clark and the staff was so accommodating. I would recommend this place to anyone with Celiac or following a gluten free diet. Full gluten free menu. Made changes as needed to ensure fully gluten free dishes. Can't wait to come back. The miso-yaki chicken is AMAZING!!! (they typically grill it but to ensure no cross contamination they baked it). Eat here!

Updated 9 years ago read full review

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It was good,but the service was slow. I think Yuzu was just as good and less expensive.

Updated 9 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Great gluten free selection.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 9 years ago read full review

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Separate menu and the can exclude other things if you have more allergies. Really great sushi!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 10 years ago read full review

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I didn't even know this place was Gf until I mentioned I needed gf to the waiter. He immediately ran off and came back with a dedicated gluten free menu and some amazing Gf soy sauce. They were very attentive and were knowledgeable about Gf needs and made me feel comfortable with what I ordered. I didn't try the "Gf beer" on the menu but they do have Angry Orchard ciders and a lot of other drinks. Overall a GREAT dining experience, especially for our last night in Hawaii. Good food for other family members that may not be gf as well!

Updated 10 years ago read full review

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