The Nook Neighborhood Bistro

4.5 stars 4.5 out of 5 19 ratings
$$Celiac Friendly, Waffles, Bread/Buns + 5 more
100% of 14 votes say it's Celiac friendly

1035 University Avenue, Honolulu, HI 96826 Directions

(808) 942-2222
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    Celiac
    4 rating
    6 days ago

    Just an FYI... although they are very helpful, the fryer is not gluten free. And the cooking surfaces are shared. I would be careful if you are super sensitive. The food is delicious though! I had the pork belly Benedict.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    Fabulous!! had the mochiko chicken with mochi waffles. Waiting for the day to be over so i can go back. Service was great.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    Great restaurant with lots of character and many gf options! I had the breakfast risotto which was great and I will definitely be going back to try some of the other meals they offer. Staff were knowledgeable and the food was wonderful.

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    Not celiac
    5 rating
    2 months ago

    I followed recommendations from this app and wasn’t disappointed ! They didn’t have the waffle batter but the GF French toast was actually nicer than the non GF one (my guest tried both)! The waiter was very aware of GF options and wasn’t at all phased as this place clearly caters for many dietary requirements ! The food here was really delicious, fresh and tasty ! It’s a quirky small place with the best service and staff! It’s actually a really fun place ! Not far from Waikiki (walk or a $9 Uber) - this is a MUST!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 months ago

    Gluten free chicken and waffles!!! Absolutely delicious! Perfect brunch spot with a fabulous drink menu of signature cocktails. My husband enjoyed the (not gf) cheddar scone and gravy.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    5 months ago

    First off, the customer service is amazing! right away we were seated and given water. Secondly, when I go out to eat and ask what can be made gluten free, I get a short list of choices. When I asked this question here, the waitress said, "I think it'll be easier to tell you what CAN'T be made gluten free." There were so many choices to choose from and my husband got his meal gluten free as well so I could try it. I rarely ever get to try the food he orders because of the gluten in it. To me, when a food place has many choices for gluten free (or any allergen free) food choices, it shows they are knowledgeable on the matter and care about their customers. The gluten free waffles and chicken were AMAZING! I didn't get sick and didn't worry about cross contamination.

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    Celiac
    4 rating
    6 months ago

    We came on Sunday for brunch. I was going on the intention of getting chicken and waffles, but no such luck as they were out of batter (we were the 3rd set of patrons of the day). Anyways I had the most delicious g-free French toast. Amazing! They also have a unique drink menu. Give something a shot! They can alter most items on the menu.

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    Not celiac
    5 rating
    9 months ago

    This place is tiny! But the gluten free chicken and waffles are so good! And the drinks are fun. It's an awesome place for brunch. Not sure about cross contamination since it isn't an issue for me but the server was knowledgeable.

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    Not celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    10 months ago

    My favorite place to eat in Honolulu! Chicken and Waffles!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    10 months ago

    OMG - eat here!!!! Gluten free chicken and waffles were one of my favorite meals this trip. Welcoming atmosphere and lots of GF options.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    1 year ago

    If you are the first one there to order waffles, it will guaranteed gluten free since they wash the waffle iron the night before. Totally worth it! the waffle and chicken were so huge I had to ask for a box. love that they don't carry plastic, so be prepared if you want to take home leftovers.

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    Celiac
    4 rating
    1 year ago

    Gluten free options but not completely celiac friendly. I got a normal egg/bacon/potato breakfast plate but came for the excitement of chicken and waffles. Fried chicken is completely gluten free, fried in rice flour/non contaminated fryer, but even though the waffle batter is GF They used shared waffle irons with non GF.

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    5 rating
    2 years ago

    Beautiful setting. Okinawan sweet potato Gnocchi gluten free... SO YUMMY. Excellent customer service. Great quality food for not too high of a price. Definitely coming more often with friends.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    3 years ago

    Delicious!! So excited they offer some gluten free choices!! The gluten free chicken & waffles were awesome!! Thank you!! Yes, this place is hidden behind stores on University and thank you to another Yelper for this info or we wouldn't have found it! Great place and cool ambience! Staff very friendly and make you feel valued as a customer! Great experience! All 6 of us including 4&5 yr old all had different items and all plates were empty when we left!

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    Celiac
    4 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    Amazing gluten free waffles and fried chicken!! The fryer is dedicated but always good to ask if it still is especially if you're a celiac like me! The waffle maker is also used for wheat waffles but I asked them to clean it, they were very accommodating! I did not get sick at all and can't wait to try their sandwiches which you can order with gluten free bread! Yum !

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    4 rating
    3 years ago

    not onkybdo they have gf mochiko chicken and gf waffles but they made me an entirely gf chicken club sandwich also!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    Delicious and beautiful!

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    Celiac
    4 rating Celiac friendly
    4 years ago

    mochiko chicken and waffles! well, if you manage to make it in early enough before they run out of waffle batter, which is quite early and daily. if that you're in that boat, like this girl, then the kitchen might accommodate you by putting some of that lovely chicken on a bright salad, all of which are gluten free. they also have a wide selection of lovely hot teas with cute names.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Bread/Buns
  • Celiac Friendly
  • Cocktails
  • Waffles

Categories

  • Breakfast
  • Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Restaurant
Monday
Closed
Tuesday
7 am - 2 pm
Wednesday
7 am - 2 pm, 5 pm - 9 pm
Thursday
7 am - 2 pm, 5 pm - 9 pm
Friday
7 am - 2 pm, 5 pm - 9 pm
Saturday
7 am - 2 pm, 5 pm - 9 pm
Sunday
7 am - 2 pm, 5 pm - 9 pm

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