Sunny Sushi & Lounge

4.5 stars 4.5 out of 5 8 ratings
$$Celiac Friendly, Soy Sauce, Asian + 2 more
100% of 5 votes say it's Celiac friendly

141 North Front Street, Wilmington, NC 28401 Directions

(910) 883-7272
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    4 ratingSeptember 22, 2014

    I was directed by my gluten-free app here. It isn't gluten-free, but they are friendly and flexible about how they prepare food. Since a lot of Thai food is naturally GF, they can offer more than just the usual two or three GF options one gets if one is lucky enough to even get any GF options. The food was excellent: fresh, fragrant vegetables (cabbage, broc, green bean, tomato, onion, etc.) with Thai spices on tiny cellophane noodles. Just what a body wants for lunch. Unfortunately, they don't mark on their menus what can be made GF, so me and the waitress had to go back and forth with the chef several times before I found out that I was restricted to particular parts of the menu. Up until that point, of course, I had no way of knowing what my *actual* choices were, so it was a bit confusing. There were few people in at lunchtime on a late September Saturday, which is sad, because this was a great place with exceptionally friendly and helpful service.

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    4 ratingSeptember 22, 2014

    really Good! my waiter was very Sweet and accommodating. they little guideline menu was very helpful.

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    5 ratingSeptember 07, 2014

    Delicious sushi! Get the Sunny's sushi option! Amazing!

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    5 ratingJanuary 30, 2014

    I see some mis-information in the reviews posted and I want to clarify for anyone who refers to this regarding GF options. The restaurant DOES NOT have gluten free tempura rolls and has not since they opened in May. However, they are working on having that option and brown rice in the future when the full hibachi and Thai is open. Eel and imitation crab (crabstick, crab on the menu) are not gluten free. Any rolls with imitation crab are made with real crab at a charge of $2 more (only increase on the menu for GF) and items with eel are made with substitution for other fish in the roll. The restaurant makes gluten free eel sauce in house and has Tamari for patrons. GF Appetizers as of 1/30/14 - Edamame, fresh basil rolls, thom kha soup, thom yum soup, miso soup, larb, nam sod, yum, chicken satay, house salad, edamame salad, and thai hot wings (ask for not breaded BUT they are fried in same fryer as breaded items. Eat at your discretion) raw, maki and baked rolls can be made gluten free with various substitutions. Carolina Fusion rolls can be made with steamed shrimp (ebi) instead of tempura shrimp and the softshell crab can be unbreaded when fried (However, same as wings - eat at your discretion). Thai Fried Rice can be made with tamari. Pad Thai is gluten free. All curries are gluten free. Be sure to alert the staff of any and all food allergies. This establishment is very keen on catering to the needs of their customers but must be informed every time you visit. Please do not assume (unless you have a favorite server) that your specific dietary needs will be remembered OR that you are the only person with your name/allergies that call in an order. (Yes, this actually happens). All in all, this is a great place to eat if you are on a gluten free diet. There are plenty of food options and everything on the menu is made fresh, from scratch, in house so there is no "guessing" regarding what you can and cannot eat.

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    3 ratingDecember 28, 2013

    The only place in town to get GF tempura shrimp rolls... Everything on their extensive menu is GF except the eel and eel sauce. I don't love the atmosphere but it's a great sushi spot for GF diners. I just dropped a star because it has great potential but it's inconsistent. Hopefully that changes because I'd like this place to survive downtown. Also, if you don't like spicy mayo on EVERYTHING, make sure that you are very clear when you order.

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    4 ratingOctober 14, 2013

    Delicious and unique sushi. Everything but eel and eel sauce can be made gluten free.

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    5 ratingJune 15, 2013

    Excellent!! Very gluten free familiar. GF soy sauce. Gf menu coming soon.

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