Gluten-Free at Kona Grill

Restaurant
23 ratings
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Sushi

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I'm gluten free & requested gluten free soy sauce & found 2 nats at the surface of it. I requested a new one & found another so decided to pour it out to see & there were probably 20 nats in the tiny cup. Keep in mind i found this after eating my first roll of sushi with it. I'm so grossed out & will never be coming back. Moral of the story, check your soy sauce. This was a $78 meal where I got no discount after bringing the soy sauce situation to attention. Actually most disgusting eating out encounter i have had. This restaurant must not be clean in the slightest. So disgusting that i got served this. Gross.

Quality & Quantity


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

Celiac

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Went here on mother's day. They had a special menu that day and provided zero.. I mean zero options for GF. I starved while everyone else enjoyed mothers day. I don't believe their normal menu even remotely friendly either.

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?

— None

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Server was very accommodating for my 8 year old daughter who is celiac. She enjoyed her meal, didn’t get sick. She ordered a kids meal with the grilled chicken, white rice and green beans.

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?

— Excellent

Not celiac

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If you are eating gluten free there is only 6 food items on the large menu that are safe. Add in lactose intolerance and there is two. One is the chopped salad which was great but nothing fancy. Or traditional ( not rolled) sushi. Both were good just wouldn't recommend if you want more choices.

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?

— Good

Celiac

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Though somewhat knowledgeable about allergies, there are extremely limited gluten free options. They can make some sushi rolls gf and about 2 or 3 things off the regular menu gf. Fun vibe, but super over priced and hardly anything safe to eat.

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?

— Poor

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If you go to Kona Grill, be sure you know that they are serving from their regular menu. We went on Christmas Eve, after calling the day before and asking about gluten-free selections, and were surprised with a special “Christmas menu“ when we arrived. There were only two gluten-free items on the Christmas menu, edamame, from the appetizer list and a chef salad. There was nothing else, without a big change, like a burger w/o a bun and fries, that could be done. Even after mentioning that we called ahead to make sure of the GF offerings, they wouldn’t deviate from their menu for the day. Really a disappointment.

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?

— 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?

— Below Average

Celiac

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2 GF sushi rolls. Food didn't make me sick but wasn't very good. Everything seemed stale and dry. It was very loud inside with an in house DJ, which made communicating with our server difficult.

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?

— Poor

Celiac

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Knowledgeable about what was and was not GF. Unless you want sushi, there were very few GF options.

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

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Sadly, we got sick as dogs later that night. Our waitress was told that we were celiac (me and my son) and assured us that our choices (clearly marked on menu) were safe for us. Unfortunately, we were notified after we ordered that the eel roll (marked as gf) actually had gluten - that should have been our red flag! Fortunately we didn't eat the eel, but there was something in our final food that either contained gluten or got contaminated. Not sure what got us in the end, but will not go back.

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?

— 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?

— Good

Celiac

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Avoid if you are gluten free. The only option for gluten free dinner is 1 or the salads and the waiter had no knowledge on gluten allergies.

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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Offers outdoor seating

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I called asking if they had gluten free items and was told they discontinued all of the gluten free items.

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Menu isn’t labeled & options are very limited.

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?

— Average

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Celiac

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When making the reservation for our dinner, the hostess asked if anyone had dietary restrictions. I appreciated them noting that. When arrived, the hosted reminded us to let the waitress know we needed gluten free. Menu was clearly marked with gluten free options. Waitress confirmed what my son was ordering would be gluten free. Manager brought food to him and reassured us it was cooked with no gluten. Was very happy with Kona Grill and the service.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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I had the Yellowtail sushi and yellowtail roll. Both Nima tested safe and delicious!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Kona Grill doesn't have any gluten free options any longer. They used to be one of my favorite places because they had an easy menu to figure out but they don't support the gluten free folks anymore.

Celiac friendly?

No

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I went this past year and the experience was HORRIBLE! The waitress had no idea what celiac meant or gluten free! Another waitress came to take the order told us the food was safe, as the food started coming out the manager came running over to remove ALL the food we were told was safe to eat. We left hungry and have never been back! I have email correspondence with the owner and head office. was a disaster of an experience.

Celiac friendly?

No

Celiac

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Ordered a GF labeled meal and made sure to say it was “gluten free allergy”. The server came back and said that part of the meal(the side)would have to be changed out due to the sauce and replaced with white rice. While I am definitely glad they came and told me I was a bit confused as to why it was GF labeled on the menu and shared that with the server who did not really get it or care. I did not get sick from the meal which is good. So beware when eating there that things labeled are not accurate

Celiac

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Not a ton of GF options, but my fiancé and I ordered sushi and they let us build our own rolls, as well as provided us GF soy sauce. Knowledgeable of GF, and no issues with cross contamination. The sushi was pretty tasty, too!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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The staff was very good with helping me find the Gluten-Free items on the menu and they automatically said that the preparers would change gloves

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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UPDATE: they have changed the menu and removed the salad below. There is not a separate GF menu now. There are a limited number of items marked GF on main menu. The Cilantro-Lime Chicken is amazing and the staff has always seemed to make sure it’s marked GF. So I will keep the 5 stars for now. But I would still like to have more options for their sushi rolls. No flavor in any of the choices.

There is a separate GF menu ( as well as vegan). It is limited but there were good options. The server wasn’t super educated in why things weren’t GF or if they could be altered to be but was willing to go ask. I ended up with the Chili Lime shrimp salad which was perfect for a lite lunch. Expensive for a salad ($15) but tasty. And I didn’t have any issues with it after. I would like to have more options for the sushi rolls.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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Wait staff was excellent. Very accommodating. Food was excellent. Loved it there

Celiac

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No longer have a separate GF menu and although there are some GF options listed, I got sick even after confirming with the server I am celiac and that I needed GF soy sauce and NO sauce on the one roll I ordered.

Celiac friendly?

No

Celiac

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My server was not knowledgeable of the menu and gluten free accommodations, or even what Celiac Disease is. She did go talk to the kitchen, but I did not get a response for a very long time. It took over an hour to get our food. The prices are definitely too high for what you get and the quality. The menu does have GF labels on it, but there were not nearly as many options as I expected based on previous reviews.

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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We ate here for Mother's Day, they're sushi is really good, no gluten.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Great sushi and appetizer options. Wait staff is very well trained on gluten free, and will bring out the soy sauce bottles on request and pour it at the table. Great place for even extra-sensitive Celiacs! They recently added new menu items that are gluten free and amazing as well.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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They had no idea what gluten free is. We walked out when they kept saying just tell us what u want and we will make it !!

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They put a proprietary seasoning on their sushi rice that has wheat in it. That makes no sense to me. The wait staff was not very helpful in explaining that we could order sushi with plain rice. I only learned that as we’d already decided to leave the restaurant and I complained to the general manager. He explained they have other options but by then we were already too frustrated to enjoy our meal so we left. To enjoy your meal, I suggest you ask for the manager first. He was helpful. I post this so that maybe Kona Grill will change the way they go about making their proprietary rice. Crazy.

Not celiac

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The staff was wonderful and the food was terrific!

Celiac

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They no longer have a gluten free menu. They do have a few items marked as GF on their new menu, but options are very limited. No longer worth going.

Celiac

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Has been one of our favorite places to eat but with new menu, had no entrees that were gluten free. The jambalaya that was very spicy , which we normally like, was not eatable.

Celiac

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They said GF when I called but there were so few options to choose from. Including most of the sushi. Which is what we wanted. No dedicated fryer or space. Very disappointed and frustrating since it took a while to find it. When I called I said I flew into Phoenix and they should have mentioned that they were in a mall inside the food court. We left.

Not celiac

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Need more GF vegan options. Was stuck with a salad. Service was iffy

Gluten Sensitive

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I was surprised at the limited choices for GF food. I had edamame and the salmon salad which was excellent. I just wish they had more options besides the sushi which I don’t eat.

Celiac

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Generally been good in the past. But recently took a nose dive in terms of food safety. Gave us a gluten dish despite being told about celiac and requesting no gluten.

Celiac friendly?

No

Celiac

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Celiac

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Kona recently updated their menu offerings and now have less gluten free options - just edamame, one salad option, jambalaya, and a couple sushi options. They are willing to make some of their old sushi options if you ask, but are now more limited than they used to be in what they offer.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Used to be one of our favorite places! Menu change has left only 4 items that are gf. Sad. Had a hard time finding anything for our toddler to eat.

Celiac

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Wonderful options on the gluten free menu. Love their sushi and salads.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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I didn’t get sick! Hallelujah.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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My family wanted to try sushi, they had to gluten free sushi rolls available and we tried the jambalaya as well very very impressed with the quality of the food, but pricey as all things are in Waikiki

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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Staff very knowledgeable about gluten free. They were able to modify their poke bowl for me even though it’s not one of the official GF listed items. I had asked for the gluten free soy sauce instead of the sweet sauce it comes with, and they knew to also eliminate the seaweed salad because it had soy sauce in it. Delicious and friendly service.

Celiac

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Not a ton of choices offered if you want to feel normal, and staff were not so knowledgeable of gluten the times we dined here.

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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Excellent sushi and they know to be careful. Menu is a bit small but definitely worth going to.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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Gluten free menu was fairly limited. The sushi was the best part of the meal. I had the filet and it had a strange after taste. Not sure if it was marinated or not, but was not a fan. Steak was cooked correctly. My wife had the salmon, which was overcooked but thankfully not dried out. Service was spotty. All the staff seemed to be running around but did not see anything being accomplished, just seemed to huddle up in different places. This was our second trip to this restaurant and honestly not sure I will return to it if I come back to Baltimore.

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Extensive GF menu. Wait staff is helpful and food is really good. Steaks, fish, sushi, salads, and more.

Gluten Free Features
  • Gluten-Free Menu
  • Sushi
Categories
  • Restaurant
Gluten-Free Salmon Sushi and GF Philadelphia Roll
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