Tropics Bar & Grill

12 recent ratings
$$$ • Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Bread/Buns, Burgers, Cider, Fries
100% of 10 votes say it's celiac friendly

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Celiac

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Got a salad with chicken and a chicken sandwich with fries. Great service and clearly marked menu for celiacs.

Safety


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

— 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?

— Good

Updated 1 month ago read full review

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Ate here several times. Food was good, if a little pricey. They have a few GF items.

Safety


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

— 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?

— Not Much

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

— Average

Updated 1 month ago read full review

Celiac

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We ate breakfast and dinner here during our short stay in Waikiki. My son who has Celiac and is quite sensitive to cross-contamination never got sick. They had gf buns for burgers and spent the time to dig through their freezer for gf bread for breakfast. No dedicated fryer or gf bagels. The menu said they had "gf griddle cakes" for breakfast, but they didn't. Even though the menu wasn't always accurate, the restaurant was super-careful with my son's orders and always did their best to accommodate his order. And most importantly, he never got sick.

Safety


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

— 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?

— Good

Updated 2 months 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

  • Reported to have a dedicated fryer
  • Bread/Buns
  • Burgers
  • Cider
  • Fries
  • Gluten-Free Menu

Categories

  • Allergy Friendly
  • Breakfast
  • Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Healthy
  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout

Notes


Located in Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort

Photos


Ahi tuna salad.
Gluten-Free Breakfast at Tropics Bar & Grill
Gluten-Free Pancakes at Tropics Bar & Grill
Gluten-Free Pancakes at Tropics Bar & Grill
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Celiac

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Great food, no reaction from three celiacs eating three different meals.

Safety


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

— 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 3 months ago read full review

Not celiac

Overall Rating

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much

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

— Average

Updated 4 months ago read full review

Not celiac

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Being celiac on a vacation in an unfamiliar place can be nerve wracking! I kept hearing about this place from fellow celiacs. Though we are not staying at the resort where this restaurant is, we decided to make the drive and try it. I had a BBQ Hawaiian chicken sandwich-completely gluten free. The fries even have a designated fryer and are gf as well! Highly recommend!

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer
  • 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?

— 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 8 months ago read full review

Overall Rating

Safety


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

— 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?

— Good

Updated 9 months ago read full review

Celiac

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The service was great! It was busy but they kept up with it. I ordered the Lobster Eggs Bennie on GF toast and it was amazing. The Lobster and eggs were cooked perfectly. The server was somewhat knowledgeable about the gluten free offerings but when she didn't know she asked a manager to find out.

Safety


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

— 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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 9 months ago read full review

Celiac

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I had an amazing BBQ brisket night for dinner. Fries and slaw. This morning i had 2 eggs, bacon, and potatoes. The staff was knowledgeable about GF and ensured that i had safe food. No negative effects. (I have CD and am very sensitive).

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer

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 10 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Ok. Tried the shrimp cocktail and didn’t have issues but was overpriced based on the portion. Best part of the restaurant is the view

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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We went here a number of times while staying at the Hilton Hawaiian Village. It’s a nice safe option to have but it is over priced. My favourite was the open faced crab sandwich on the lunch menu. My only real complaint is that the nachos are not gluten free!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Have to agree with others. Good food, but not worth literally 50 percent more in cost. Had a few selections for gf, but not able to customize . We felt they push to buy drinks a little bit. Our observation. We were at the end of our day and tired, unfortunately nothing in the nearby area is gf friendly.or reasonable cost, so we landed back here. Possibly the marketplace next door. But that is grab and go. Rest if trip, we made sure to be closer to other dining options.

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Inside the Hilton Hawaiian Village, they are pricey but with a decent selection of GF fare. Our server took very good care of me.

Wish I could post a photo of my amazing Ahi tuna salad!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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Dedicated fryers and prep area for GF food. I had the cauliflower base pepperoni pizza and ohhhhh my goodness it was amazing. Will be back.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Loved their pancakes! A little bit on the pricey side but still very good! I would purchase again. I also did not get sick!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Got the chicken teriyaki and it was good. However it didn’t taste $22 good, more like half that. Food was good, hence the 4 stars, but the price will keep us away and have already found other options in the area.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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Gluten free options are marked on the menu, and they have a separate fryer for fries, but you need to ask for that so you don’t get fries made in a another shared fryer. Food was great, and I didn’t get sick. Double win. One tip - ask for no straw. They use paper straws (many of which have gluten containing ingredients), and bring your drink out with the straw in it.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Gluten free pizzas . Marked gluten free options on menu. Waiters very knowledgeable and great service .

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Gluten free burger was good. My burger was a little burnt but I asked for well done. The fries were gluten free though! This meal was celiac friendly.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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We are staying at the Hilton Village Waikiki. Our family of 4 with celiac were treated so well at Tropics. Call ahead, speak to the manager and let them know your concerns. They are very knowledgeable, have a separate fryer for gluten free fries. Just make sure your server knows and speak to the manager before you get seated. Katrina (manager) is amazing.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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We ordered French fries to go so we could eat them pool side since the pool restaurant did not have GF/DF options. The fries were good, no one got sick.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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NIMA tested the GF fries and they came back ok to eat. We tested the GF pizza twice and it came back full of gluten each time. I can tell it's got it's own pan and GF crust so most likely due to cross contamination. We dodged a bullet with the pizza.

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Very limited menu, confusion on what is/not GF. Food was O.K. Service was O.K. Not impressed, won’t return. Too many other good options in the area.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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My celiac son doesn’t have obvious symptoms. That being said, I felt pretty safe getting him GF pancakes because the waiter was knowledgeable. The only thing I was concerned about was the syrup.....I couldn’t tell if it was pure maple.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Menu is marked, good pancake and egg options and even the breakfast potatoes were safe.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Food was great had the GF pancake with bananas little pricey for breakfast but other than that everything was great

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Not a ton of GF options, but the ahi poke is delicious. A couple salads and a burger also offered, but I haven’t tried them. Awesome beachfront location.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Two of us are celiac and neither got sick :) the waiters was helpful and the pizzas and salad were nice. Definitely worth a visit!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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SO good. The staff is knowledgeable and helped us tremendously. We did not get sick from the food at tropics. We are there literally almost every day. The food was delicious but... GOODNESS ME. The prices are through the roof!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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The perfect place! Burgers, fries, pizza, even Caesar salad with a toasted crouton on top- all gf!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Simplicity at its best. Great GF burgers, fries and pizza. Great understanding of CD and also CC.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Had a yummy GF shrimp pizza at the bar. We had great service, and enjoyed the band and the open air setting. Right on the beach!

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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They had gluten free hamburger buns. They weren't advertise on the menu, but I asked my server and sure enough they had them. The burger was delicious and they fried my French fries in a separate frier. Pretty pricey but I didn't get sick and I got to have a burger so it was worth it to me. Our waitress was attentive and helpful.

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Had breakfast here (omelet). It was okay, but very pricey $23. Celiac's and didn't get sick. Probably wouldn't go back because of price. Wait staff somewhat knowledge.

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Staff was not very helpful. I was told "we don't serve gluten free French fries" even though their menu said GF beside it. We had ordered them twice before with no problem. But this last time the waiter claimed he asked the chef & they could fry them separately. My sons stomach started hurting by the time we left & we spent the next 2 days in our hotel.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Updated 6 years ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

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Been going here for 5 years, very knowledgeable staff, GF options annotated on the menu. get the nachos without guacamole and it's gluten-free!

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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While there weren't a lot of options, the staff was knowledgeable about gluten. I got the pork nachos and they substituted guacamole with avocados because they said they import their guacamole and can't guarantee it's safe for celiacs. I appreciate that. Was a tasty treat having nachos Hawaiian style with fresh pineapple!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Celiac

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When I asked the server what on the menu was gluten free and he said teriyaki chicken I knew he was incompetent. Had to ask lots of questions and got awful answers. Obvious no GF training. Service was slow and he walked past us multiple times when I was trying to get his attention. Never again! Go to Outback down the street for great service and trained servers.

Updated 8 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Great pizza, tacos and nachos. I went 5 times in a week. Very attentive to my allergies

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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Knowledgeable about GF and even have GF toast and burger buns. Not sure about cross contamination, but at least knowledgable and helpful.

Updated 9 years ago read full review

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