Sushi Lounge Point Loma

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$$ • Sushi Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Soy Sauce, Sushi
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15 ratings

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1304 Rosecrans St
San Diego, CA 92106
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Symptomatic Celiac

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I got glutened from the gluten free menu after disclosing my “allergy” (celiac). I wish I read the reviews here first, but I had been to the Poway location before and after talking to them about my sensitivity, they used rice crispies on top of the sushi that had not been in a shared fryer - think that crispy rice cereal kind of crushed up. I had been fine and appreciated the option for some texture so I went to the Point Loma location, got the gf menu, told them about my allergy and ordered the roll with the crisped rice on top. I was starving so I guzzled it down but noted that it didn’t seem the same as at the Poway location. Sure enough I’m throwing up the next day and see all the reviews on here about the shared fryer that they didn’t warn me about. They brought Tamari out for me and if I had avoided that roll, I think I would have been fine but it really shouldn’t be on the gf menu.

Safety


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

— Not 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?

— Good

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for dinner
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Good vegetarian options
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 4 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Called in for take out inform them of gluten allergy and asked them to avoid cross contamination. They did not tell me that the fried items was cooked in a shared fryer and proceeded to confirm my order would be safe. After I picked up my order, a family member told me to call back and ask about the shared fryer at the time I was to at both locations use shared fryer. Not the same experience at the time of order and pick up. Paid over $100 will not be back

Safety


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

— Not at all

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/None

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

— Poor

Updated 8 months ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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I didn’t get sick, and the menu was marked well. That said, the sushi was only ok. Definitely not worth the $90 we paid for it.

Safety


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

— Very

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?

— Below Average

Updated 1 year 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

  • Gluten-Free Menu
  • Soy Sauce
  • Sushi

Categories

  • Asian
  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Dinner
  • Healthy
  • Japanese
  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Online Ordering
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout
  • Vegan Friendly

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Symptomatic Celiac

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The waitress asked if I was GF by choice Or Celiac. She said anything fried is also fried in the same fryer as gluten. They have a large GF menu. I ordered rolls without the crunchy toppings to avoid cross contamination. The rolls were great my favorite was the vegetarian crunch roll. I felt safe and didn’t get sick.

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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Very celiac safe but the sushi was some of the worst I’ve ever had. Not fresh. Haphazardly presented. Small portions. Uneven cuts… it seemed like more of a day drinking bar than a sushi restaurant.

Safety


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

— Very

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?

— Poor

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Overall Rating

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Amazing gluten free menu!! I have only written 3 reviews in my long life... this is my 4th. I was almost dissuaded by the poor reviews, but it is hard to find gluten free sushi. Boy am I glad I tried it!!! The selection was magnificent! Service was great. Our girl even brought us water to go, without us asking (we drank several glasses of water at dinner).

There was only a $2 up charge to get real crab! They were not stingy with it either.

Prices were reasonable. And they even had gluten free tamari.

Cornstarch coated vegetables with ponzu sauce had a very thin coating, but tasty.

When we asked for extra ginger, she brought out an overflowing half cup.

It doesn't hurt they are next to a reasonably priced, generous, gourmet ice cream shop.

It was definitely worth making the trek from East El Cajon!

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

Celiac

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Really yummy gluten free rolls! They even have tempura shrimp using corn starch.

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

Celiac

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They have a gluten free menu and provide gluten free soy sauce. The food was delicious and I did not get sick. Will be coming here again. I have celiac disease and I am very sensitive. Great place.

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

Celiac

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Sooooo good and I don’t even like Sushi! Menu is pretty much ALL GF.

Safety


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

— Very

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

Overall Rating

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We stopped here for a lunch after we landed at the airport. The waiter was so kind and helpful navigating the gluten free menu. They have a separate gluten free menu but I was concerned about the sweet soy sauce - knowing that usually it isn’t gluten free but he reassured me it was OK and I didn’t get sick. They use regular rice and fry it for texture on the rolls. Their sushi rolls seem overly stuffed to me and I had trouble getting the rolls to stay together. They were good but not the best. Also their soy sauce bottles were so extremely dirty it was disgusting. I used a napkin to pick them up because they seem like they never get washed. They do have gluten free soy sauce though.

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

Overall Rating

Review


They have a gluten free menu, the server was really knowledgeable about gluten-free options and she even asked me if I had celiac and told me to avoid anything that is fried since it isn’t in a dedicated fryer. The food was sooo good and they have gluten-free soy sauce. I would recommend.

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?

— 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

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aaaamaaaaazinggg!! Waitstaff is super wonderful, atmosphere is rad, but the ROLLS!! An entire gluten free menu, which is basically the same as the regular menu. There's a couple gluten free salad options, but the majority gluten free options are the rolls. The big difference is not using tempura on the shrimp and instead cornstarch, real instead of imitation crab, and slightly different sauces. Wasabi aioli, ponzu and a sweet soy (unagi sauce, basically) are the sauce options. Staff knows what they're talking about, too, and drinks are yum. 10/10, probably the best gluten free roll place I've been in San Diego.

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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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FYI celiacs: you need to still make some modifications to the (amazingly extensive!) gluten-free menu. A helpful manager let me know to avoid anything fried, since there is risk of cross-contamination in the fryer. That includes the crispy rice that goes on top of some of the rolls. So for example, the manager said you can substitute grilled shrimp for fried shrimp, and request no crispy rice, and it would be celiac safe. Be sure to mention that it is an allergy/celiac. He said they have designated bowls for the gluten-free preparation, and they typically have one chef in charge of all things gluten free. Oh and they have GF Tamari + packets for takeout. I appreciate their awareness and precautions, and I would feel safe eating here again!

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Other dedicated kitchen equipment (oven, toaster, pots, pans, utensils, etc.)
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Food comes out flagged or marked gluten-free

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 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Amazing! Gluten free menu, tamari soy sauce, and knowledgeable staff. Specialty rolls with real crab! Staff knew how rolls need to be modified to meet gluten free diet.

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 2 years ago read full review

Gluten Sensitive

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This place is great. I’m not Celiac, but I have gluten sensitivity. This place is bomb. They have a gluten free menu, and are open to answering all your questions. My go to sushi place.

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?

— 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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The menu is clearly labeled and when I picked it up each container was also labeled and separate from the non-Gf items in our order. The server included GF tamari in our bag to go. Sushi was fresh and tasty!

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?

— Some

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

— Good

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


My boyfriend and I already loved Sushi Lounge PL prior to my celiac diagnosis. I was so happy to find out that they have a separate GF menu, and I could still eat the majority of my favorite things. They even have GF Ponzu sauce (my favorite). Additionally, our waiter was really understanding, patient, and helpful when I had questions. I felt totally fine after my meal, and didn’t get sick at all. Can’t wait to go back!

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
  • Food comes out flagged or marked gluten-free

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 keto
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 2 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


They can make almost all their specialty rolls gluten free! They replace tempura with cornstarch and they replace imitation crab with real crab. They also have gluten free soy sauce and can make any of their sauces gluten free. Ask for the gluten free menu so you can see all your options. I shared 3 different rolls with my Fiancé and they were all delicious!!

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 3 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


The staff knew about what was gluten free and double checked if she wasn’t sure. I did have to ask if a sauce was gluten free and when she double checked it wasn’t and they had to make a new one. I had ordered off a gluten free menu so I would have assumed all was gluten free. I gave three stars because I was diligent about clarifying and double checking and had I not it would have been bad. Food was fabulous and I am posting 6 hours later and feel just fine. Go there and enjoy but make sure you ask. She said the sushi chef made sure it was gluten free but the kitchen made the sauce and didn’t.

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Delicious sushi! Sushi Lounge has a gluten free menu and make regular favorites like spicy tuna roll gluten-free upon request. Don't forget to tell them you need gluten-free soy sauce. It's a really tasty one!

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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