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Shojin

15 recent ratings
$$$ • Japanese Restaurant
dedicated gluten-free badge Reported to be dedicated gluten-free
Reported GF menu options: Beer, Dessert
333 S Alameda St
Los Angeles, CA 90013
From the owner

All Gluten-Free. Plant-Based. Organic. Macrobiotic. Natural. No Refund Sugar. Japanese. Sushi. Ramen

On safety—The entire restaurant is dedicated gluten-free.

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Symptomatic Celiac

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Entirely gluten free and vegan. Very celiac safe and I had no reaction after eating here. My roommate and I both got the ramen and the lavender limeade mocktail and it was a super flavorful experience. Service was also incredible!

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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 soy-free
Updated 6 months ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Best GF and best vegan dining we’ve ever experienced. This is a very special place, but $$$. We had the extensive chef’s tasting menu + deserts. Server was attentive for all allergies, and menus are well marked. 100% gf except some bottled beers. Excellent reimagining of traditional Japanese flavors for vegan cuisine. Reservations recommended. Park in Little Tokyo Galleria, and have parking validated. Restaurant is on the top floor, but has nice ambiance inside. This is a great spot for special occasions.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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 vegan options
  • Good vegetarian options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Reservations recommended
Updated 7 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Entire experience was very impressive; beautiful and delicious and great service. Very few dedicated gluten free Japanese restaurants on the planet. Will return.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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

— Excellent

Updated 8 months ago read full review

Gluten-Free Features

  • Beer
  • Dessert
  • Gluten-Free Menu

Categories

  • Allergy Friendly
  • Asian
  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Delivery
  • Dinner
  • Healthy
  • Japanese
  • Keto Friendly
  • Kid Friendly
  • Online Ordering
  • Organic
  • Plant Based
  • Restaurant
  • Soy-Free Friendly
  • Takeout
  • Vegan Friendly
Information contained in this listing is based on reports by the community. Please verify all information directly with the establishment.

From the owner


We started Shojin (DT Los Angeles & Culver City) with the hope of creating a place where people with severe allergies such as Celiac, soy, nut, sesame, onion, garlic, and different food preferences like vegan, vegetarian can enjoy the same dining together.

We offer not only GLUTEN-FREE but also plant-based and allergic-friendly food.

You can easily find what allergens are contained in each item on the menu.

As well as gluten-free and plant-based, another important concept is:

Make you and your body healthy and happy.

So, we never use pre-made foods because most of them contain artificial ingredients, colors, and/or preservatives. Instead, we prepare all our sauces, "tuna", "chicken", "beef" and so on in our kitchen using the highest quality ingredients based on the Macrobiotic philosophy, and organic as much as possible.

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DTLA Location | OPEN ALL DAY. SUNDAY 12pm-10pm
2023 AUG | LUNCH SPECIALS
2023 AUG | LUNCH SPECIALS
Sake Flight
Celebration Package
Tempura Banana & Chocolate Musse Cake
"Yakitori" Skewer
Taste Of Gion, Kyoto
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Celiac

I highly recommend making a reservation!

2 years ago

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Celiac

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Incredible! Gourmet. All plant based. Ate there last night, had many dishes, and I feel just fine today.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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

— Excellent

Updated 8 months ago read full review

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I ate here in January of 2023 and it was one of the best meals I’ve ever had, even before I was diagnosed with celiac. We did the special tasting menu which was pricey but I thought was worth it. As someone who is a foodie but also vegetarian and gluten free, it was so nice to be able to eat delicious high quality food with no worries about what I could or couldn’t eat. Looking forward to going back to try more of their sushi!

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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

— Excellent

Updated 11 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Perfect meal, Raman was best we had in la.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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

— Excellent

Updated 11 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Excellent food and service. Will definitely be going back when near there. Even the non-gf and meat eaters enjoyed dinner. Dedicated gf. Gorgeous food. Good diversity of types of dishes on menu.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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 vegan options
  • Good vegetarian options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Reservations recommended
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

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This place is an absolute gem. The food was fantastic and the service was the best. We had such a special meal with the tasting menu.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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Wonderful variety of sushi! Really nice selection. A bit hard to find inside thecomplex but great service.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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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Delicious food, attentive service — only wish they’d use white rice

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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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Amazing!! Completely gluten free and vegan, great taste!!

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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 vegan options
  • Good with other allergies
Updated 1 year ago read full review

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Completely GF sushi restaurant. Amazing food, drinks and service without worrying. A GF + vegan gem in LA.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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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Wonderful food. No worries about cross contamination

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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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Delicious food. Great experience. All GF.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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 keto
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Good with other allergies
Updated 2 years ago read full review

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So far this has been my best gf experience in all of Los Angeles, which is really saying something! All gluten free, all vegan, and always willing to work with obscure allergy concerns (even black pepper or garlic!!). It is $$$, but SO worth it because of how unique and satisfying they make the whole experience. Located on the top floor of a small mall in Little Tokyo, they validate parking in the market garage so it is free to park and that saves you a lot of $ in downtown LA. One of my favorite items was the Kiss of the Spider Woman Sushi Roll that featured pumpkin tempura, asparagus tempura, carrot tempura, “crab” made from mushrooms, avocado, kaiware sprouts, and topped with red “caviar” made from tapioca and topped with tempura sauce. Again, all gf and vegan - such creative entrees! Will be back again and again!

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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 keto
  • Good for kids
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Reservations recommended
Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Hands down the best date spot in LA for anyone who cannot eat gluten. The dishes are incredibly creative, the staff extraordinarily kind and attentive, and I always have a great time. I cannot recommend enough the tempura maitake and shiitake mushrooms, spicy "tuna" crispy rice, and the green forest roll. So appreciative of these folks for creating a safe, beautiful, and decadent environment for celiacs and others who cannot eat gluten. I continue to come back!

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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
  • Good vegan options
Updated 2 years ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Best gluten free vegan japanese food ever. Celiac safe 1 million percent Eaten here so many times Never ever have gotten sick

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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

— Excellent

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Everything is gluten free so no need to worry ! I didn’t get sick or anything eating here but it’s a little pricy with somewhat small portions. I’d still recommend to go here because who doesn’t want an all gf place!?

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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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I got delivery from the Culver City location, and got the ramen revolution. The ramen areas great!! Amazing broth for vegetarian ramen and the gf noodles were good. A little pricy but otherwise definitely worth a visit

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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

— Excellent

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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everything was vegan and gluten free! delicious and flavorful, accommodating to many allergies. bonus is it’s rare to get gluten free ramen, and it was great!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Everything is gluten free and plant based. Creative Japanese menu. Located on 3rd floor of local shopping center.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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This place is now my new favorite! It’s all gf and all plant based. When you book your reservation, there is a box where you can list any allergens. I have to avoid sesame and items were labeled if they were sesame, garlic or onion free. I was with non vegans and they were all in love with the food.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I live on the east coast and seriously considered flying to LA just to come here. It’s a “must” every time I visit.

The nicest staff ever (seriously) and the whole place is gluten free and vegan!

It’s inside a mall, but once you enter the restaurant, you’ll forget that immediately- it has its own wonderful ambiance.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Best service I've ever had - anywhere. Hands down.

Dedicated gluten free facility (with the exception of some of their beers) and I was even asked as soon as I sat down if I had any allergies... so no worries there!

Tonight we ordered 4 rolls and a small bottle of sake. We were deliberating between two types of sake, and our waitress surprised us with a sample of the one we didn't order just to try a taste! Both were good and it was very sweet of her to do.

We were there to celebrate my partner's birthday, and we even got a free commemorative photo of the two of us along with a complimentary fruit platter.

Waitress also took initiative asking if we needed to validate our parking, which is something I often forget to ask about.

After our meal, we were served complimentary tea... and I'm usually not a tea person but this was very smooth and I ended up finishing it off.

Again, overall experience was amazing. Been here once before, and both times were absolutely delicious. As a vegetarian with celiac disease, it was nice being able to choose anything off the menu.

They are a little on the expensive side, but sushi usually is. I find that 2 rolls per person is a good amount, and their portion sizes are pretty standard.

Perfect date night spot... their location is a little small, so I recommend making a reservation first. A little sad to see this place doesn't have more reviews... This is a must visit for me whenever I'm in town!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Shojin is a completely vegan and gluten free Japanese restaurant. The food and service were amazing! When we sat down we were asked if we were vegan, vegetarian, or gluten free, and, before we ordered, asked if we had any food allergies. As someone who has celiac disease and a shellfish allergy, it was amazing to have a vegan gluten free restaurant because I could enjoy everything without concern. Everything was fresh and I would re-order everything we ate. The “Kiss of the Spider Woman” was my friend and mine’s favorite.

It is a slightly more pricey and high end restaurant; however, for the service and food, it was well worth it. It was about $25-$30 per person before tip; all dishes are intended to be shared—one dish is served at a time—and they recommend choosing 2 dishes per person.

There is a parking garage attached to the Little Tokyo Shopping Center and Shojin validates parking, allowing you to park for 2 hours free.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Amazing place, dedicated GF, wonderful service that can only be found in a legitimate Japanese restaurant. Great sake selection as well, including Dasia 23 and 50. My new go to restaurant!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Elegant healthy dining! Everything gluten-free, vegan, and no refined sugars. Delicious as well. Feel good eating Japanese food. Pricey but worth it.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Everything on the menu is certified GF. I'm vegan and my boyfriend has Celiac, so this is one of our favorite places to eat without worry. The staff is always on point and the food is great.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Excellent food, amazing staff, everything on the menu is gluten free. We'll definitely be back!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Very nice staff, excellent food!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Everything is 100% Gluten free, Vegan and Nut Free! Safe for celiac. The options were phenomenal---I was first hesitant about everything being vegan, but I was blown away by the taste and flavors. First time have Japanese food (aside from sushi) since being diagnosed. The tempura is heavenly. Only two downsides...service was terrible (took close to 10 minutes just to get our menus...we kept having to ask. Plus took 10minutes to seat us even with the restaurant being nearly empty) and prices are quite high...portion sizes are small so in order to have a full meal, it is going to be over $35 a person. And we still had room for dessert. We will return for a special occasion because food was safe and delicious, but not able to spend quite as much on a regular basis.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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all the restaurant is gluten and nuts free (and vegan). Absolutely delicious and good service. Special star for the "baked 'crab cake' hand roll".

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Absolutely delicious! Best sushi I have ever had, and I can eat anything on the menu.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Food is delicious and celiac friendly! Waitstaff is knowledgeable. I can actually eat tempura here. But it's quite pricey for the portion size.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Ate here yesterday for B-Day and it was AWESOME. Beautiful and very tasty food. Have celiac and did fine. Hostess was lovely and considerate. Asked about any allergies and when I said I needed absolutely no gluten, SHE asked ME about the need for prevention of cross contamination and made a note of my needs and rechecked the order before it went in! Amazing.....

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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Delicious and safe. Pricey but all sushi is. Worth the price!

Updated 8 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Excellent quality and tasty Japanese food. Portions are too small and/or overpriced, but otherwise it is great. Gluten free options and everything is vegan. Whole family loved the food!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 9 years ago read full review

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Didn't love the food but everything is gluten free & vegan. Safe for celiacs

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 9 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Best gf meal and in my top Five meals of my life!

Updated 10 years ago read full review

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