Gluten-Free at Roy's

Japanese Restaurant
17 ratings
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Dessert, Sushi
Not celiac

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I don’t know. I went twice and each time I didn’t feel right. Like some gluten issue. My legs get heavy.

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

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I have been going to Roy’s since before I developed my gluten allergy and was nervous that my experience would be tainted but it was not! The server was very knowledgeable and was able to make accomodations to make things gf. They brought tamari (gf soy sauce) for me to have with sushi and the short ribs and the chocolate lava cake were both gluten free and AMAZING.

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

Celiac

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Although the menu is pretty limited (zero appetizers are okay), my meal was safe and excellent.

They provide edamame to begin as a stand-in for bread that you might expect at some restaurants, which I tested with my Nima and was safe.

For dinner, I ordered the Hiramasa fish, which tested safe with my Nima and was absolutely delicious.

The chocolate souffle for desert is GF and was also excellent.

While it was a bit disappointing that the menu was pretty limited for a Celiac, the meal was one of the best I had in my full week in O’ahu.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

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?

— Excellent

Celiac

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Not alot of choices, but the food was good. Staff was gracious about my allergy. The lava cake was great!!!

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?

— Excellent

Not celiac

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This place is confusing. There are many things on the menu that are typically gluten free or could easily be made GF and yet very few options to eat, especially in seafood which is their specialty. Example: seafood paella. Typically GF! Not at Roy's, and can't be modified to be GF. The Seafood Treasures platter? Sounds like it could easily be GF. Nope. If you want it, you basically get a plain grilled scallop, 2 shrimp, and half a lobster tail. For like $58. Really? The waiter did seem very knowledgeable about GF options and could quickly point out things that were good options--it's just the options seemed limited and modifications typically completely altered the dish so you were getting plain fish with some mashed potatoes. I ended up having the honey mustard braised short ribs without the honey mustard sauce (again, why?) and substituted regular plain mashed potatoes for the cauliflower mash that was supposed to come with the dish (why isn't the cauliflower mash GF?) and it came with some sautéed veggies like squash and carrots and broccoli. It was fine. $50 fine? Nah. My guess is most everything here is marinated in something that contains soy sauce and that's why they can't modify lots of things or the modifications result in such plain food options. It's really kind of a bummer because a lot of the food sounds amazing and seems like it could easily be GF if you just used some GF soy sauce or GF fish sauce which all taste exactly like their non-GF counterparts. But whatever

Dessert and drinks are another story. The cocktails are delicious. Also the chocolate souffle is GF! Go freaking figure. They can do a GF souffle but not paella? Bizarre. I had the Creme Brule which was good and the shortbread cookies come on the side.

Safety


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

— Not very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions

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?

— Good

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Offers outdoor seating
Not celiac

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Our waiter was extremely knowledgeable and was able to accommodate almost anything I wanted on the menu. He spoke with the kitchen and modified everything I ordered so that it was gluten free. He also gave me a slip of paper where I wrote my name and allergy and he filled out my table number to pass to the kitchen. Was super nice to get anything I wanted!

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Food comes out flagged or marked gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Offers outdoor seating

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My daughter had the edamame, Cesar salad, and Hamachi and chocolate soufflé. All were suggested by our waiter as gluten free. My daughter has been battling extreme stomach aches for the last 12hrs. I don’t think she had straight gluten but definitely cross contamination. I would expect this from a food truck but not from an expensive gourmet restaurant!! Very disappointing to lose a day of our vacation with my daughter so miserable.

Safety


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

— Not very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the 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?

— Average

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for takeout
Celiac

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Asked the waiter if the prie fixe menu could be modified to be gf. He indicated it could and seemed knowledgeable. As each course was brought out they indicated it was gf. However, starting having a reaction soon after. Based on the level of my reaction I suspect cross contamination.

Safety


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

— Not at all

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?

— Good

Celiac

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I honestly unsure where the other great reviews are coming from. It’s like we are at a completely different restaurant? We sat down and asked about our gluten free options and there are close to none. No buns, no fries, a couple of fish dishes very modified. I would not recommend.

Safety


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

— Not very

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?

— Poor

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Offers outdoor seating
Celiac

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Overpriced for mediocre food and got sick. Not good for young children-no baby changing station.

Safety


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

— Not 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?

— Not Much

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

— Average

Celiac

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They did not have a gluten free menu but our server was very knowledgeable & our daughter had plenty of options. They brought out complimentary edamame when we sat down & she was so excited to be able to share that with us. She was easily able to find something on the children’s menu. In fact, the children get an appetizer with strawberries, oranges & carrots so that was another fun surprise. Finally, they had multiple dessert options for her as well. She got the strawberry sorbet with her kids meal but we also had the flour less chocolate cake so she could have a bite.

Celiac

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Staff is great. Super thorough and they go back and talk to the kitchen to confirm everything. We felt very safe here.

We have eaten here twice and it is amazing food. Never an issue and everything always tastes amazing.

Hands down, best place to eat in the area. We stayed at Aulani and took the shuttle over and walked back, very close. The food, atmosphere and servers were amazing. The hostess took our reservation by phone and I felt assured she knew they could handle the GF celiac guest just fine. Our server knew the menu like the back of his hand and went item by item with us. They can make almost anything GF and handle allergies really seriously. The manager came out to check on us and follow up. We had the Beef short ribs with veggies/sauce and Japanese specialty fish on a bed of Mash potatoes with crab meat. For dessert we had the flourless chocolate cake. Everything was HANDS DOWN the best we tried our entire trip to Oahu. It was amazing. We loved the food. It was a little pricey but nothing compared to the prices at Aulani resort. We loved the food so much and will totally go there again and again when we visit. Thank you ROY's!

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Other dedicated kitchen equipment (oven, toaster, pots, pans, utensils, etc.)
  • 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?

— No gluten-free information on the 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 selection of healthy options
Celiac

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Went on my anniversary and when I told the waiter I needed the chef to know I had a gluten “allergy” I was told there was a chocolate souflee - um, yes please. It was so good. For dinner I just had a wedge salad and Butterfish but the star of the show was definitely dessert.

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So damn good. There are GF options on each category of their menu, and they can modify many of the other menu items. They modified sushi rolls for us that were still heavenly. Short ribs are not to be missed. So decadent and delicious. They even have a GF chocolate soufflé for dessert.

This has been my birthday restaurant of choice for years and have never had a problem. Good food. Good service.

Celiac

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Incredible food and knowledgeable server.

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Terrible service at the bar, nothing gf here unless you want a $48.00 piece of fish for lunch

Celiac

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Amazing service! Manager even came over to our table to ensure that everything we ordered for our daughter with celiac was protected from cross contamination. They took it so seriously and the food was delicious! Our daughter had the short ribs with mashed potatoes and broccoli! Quite a meal to have on the kids menu!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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Asked if an item not marked Gf could be made gf (the swordfish) even if it meant alterations. Waiter talked to chef and confirmed yes. I didn’t recognize what Farro was and stupidly trusted the staff instead of verifying myself...got violently ill. Don’t be an idiot and trust the wait staff the way I did.

Celiac friendly?

No

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Got takeout from here. Spoke to the manager who confirmed with the chef everything before I hung up. Got the chicken piccata with GF pasta and they used oil in the sauce instead of butter. Food was good but sauce was very light, would have liked more on the pasta and chicken. I appreciated how attentive the manager was to my dietary needs.

Celiac

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Celiac

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Celiac friendly. Many great GF choices, with gluten free soy sauce. Amazing customer service!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Not celiac

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The Aunt Lei’s Aloha Roll’s perfect if you want gluten free, just make sure to tell them when ordering and reconfirm you got the gluten-free soy sauce. It’s delicious!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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No gluten free menu, but our server was super knowledgeable. I enjoyed my butterfish with wasabi lime butter, and my chocolate soufflé. Service was incredibly slow.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Not celiac

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Only thing on the light menu that was marked gluten free was a tuna appetizer. But it was delicious and just the right amount for an afternoon snack. The spicy mango drink was amazing too. We loved sitting on the patio overlooking the golf course and ocean. There is a path to the beach. Very peaceful setting. My husband got a burger wrapped in lettuce. I cannot speak to the regular menu options, but we liked what we had.

Celiac

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The staff was great! Only a few things listed gf on the menu, but able to modify almost any of their items. And...YUM!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Not celiac

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First time here March 2018. Server was very knowledgeable but the menu is very limited and very expensive. My husband had the fried rice and wedge salad and my son had the black cod. Neither had issues and my son didn’t care for the fish. I had the vegetarian special of vegetable napoleon. Mine had the biggest portion and I had no issues. Probably won’t go back but would recommend to others who have Celiac.

Celiac

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The staff was knowledgeable about celiacs and cross contamination. Gluten free items were clearly marked in the menu. The chocolate lava cake was amazing.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Celiac

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Do not eat here if celiac. Menu used to have alot of gf choices; now has few-wedge salad, miso soup, 1 fish, 1meat. Received many assurances from waiter about how seriously kitchen takes food allergies, and how i really should only order from the few items marked gf in menu as those had been thoroughly vetted. I had doubts about ingredients and voiced my doubts. Waiter double checked w chef. I ordered as advised. Really sorry i went. Got sick badly and i never get sick. Had to be major gross contamination. DO NOT GO.

Celiac friendly?

No

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Wow! Unbelievable food. Braised beef was fantastic! No room for dessert though:(

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Not celiac

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Fantastic, amazing, culinary experience 😊 no dedicated GF menu, however, be sure to tell them when making your reservation. They had adjustments ready for us. Very conscious staff. Unbelievably delish food !!!! The pineapple salad was enjoyed by all of us and the filet & lamb chops - yum - Be sure to get the flourless volcano chocolate cake ! A fantastic evening!!! Definitely recommend!!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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Very knowledgeable staff. Delicious meal with no problems. I will definitely return!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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Food is amazing, they are very accommodating to GF allergies. Steak was amazing.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Not celiac

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Fabulous food and made my evening so easy with gluten free entrees and dessert!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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several gluten free options on the menu including their famous molten lava cake for dessert. We used the Nima gluten sensor to test both the short ribs and the molten lava cake. Both came back as safe. Great food and service.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Surprising good and very attentive to allergies! Highly recommended!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Our waitress knew what was safe to eat. Gluten free desert too. Amazing cocktails!

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Great view, and I had a decent meal, but they don't use the same chocolate soufflé recipe as other Roy's, and it is not gluten free. I posted a review on my blog.

Hashimoto's

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My server didn't seem very educated on the menu and could not make any recommendations.

Celiac

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I had a braised rib meal that was delicious. They also had a chocolate soufflé that was gluten free and amazing. Quite a few choices in the GF area. The staff was well versed in the GF needs and helped ensure all my food was GF.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Gluten Intolerant

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Not celiac

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Great gluten free options. Knowledgable staff very aware of cross contamination issues. They even have a gluten free chocolate cake for dessert.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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Wonderful dinner. The food and service we're both excellent. They have many options that are naturally gluten free. My son wanted pasta, so we asked even though it isn't on the menu. The chef was happy to oblige. Also they made sure he could share my chocolate souffle which was fantastic. This is a nice restaurant so it's not inexpensive, I think it was close to $200 for 2 adults and 2 kids, but for Hawaii and for the meal and service we had it was certainly worth it.

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A couple gf items and didn't get sick

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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Super sad. They did away with their separate gluten free menu and now have GF items listed on their regular menu. Some items that were on the gluten free menu are on the regular menu but now are no longer gluten free. No appetizers are gluten free and only 3 entrees are gluten free. Food was still amazing but the lack of options is saddening.

Celiac friendly?

No

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They don't have a gluten free menu. They have 3 gluten free dishes total (2 steak, one fish) and a handful of sides. For such a lush menu, their selection was severely lacking.

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Yes

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Celiac

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The gluten free menu was excellent for my celiac daughter. I felt safe ordering because the waiters are knowledgeable about the gluten free menu. The chocolate soufflé was absolutely amazing. The raspberry sauce was warm, and the soufflé had just come out of the oven. So, so good!! This is a great place for celiacs looking to eat safely.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Gluten Free Features
  • Dessert
  • Gluten-Free Menu
  • Sushi
Categories
  • Asian
  • Happy Hour
  • Japanese
  • Restaurant
  • Seafood
Flourless Chocolate Cake
Chocolate soufflé with raspberry sauce and vanilla ice cream