Gluten Free at Kona Grill

70 ratings
Gluten Free Menu, Sushi, Asian, Restaurant
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Not celiac
2 months ago

The staff was wonderful and the food was terrific!

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Celiac
2 months ago

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.

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Celiac
2 months ago

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.

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Celiac
2 months ago

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.

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Not celiac
3 months ago

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

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Not celiac
3 months ago

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.

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Celiac
3 months ago
Not celiac friendly

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.

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Celiac
3 months ago
Celiac friendly

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.

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4 months ago

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.

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Celiac
4 months ago
Celiac friendly

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

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Celiac
4 months ago
Celiac friendly

I didn’t get sick! Hallelujah.

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Celiac
4 months ago
Celiac friendly

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

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Not celiac
5 months ago

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.

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5 months ago

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.

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Celiac
5 months ago
Celiac friendly

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

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Celiac
6 months ago
Celiac friendly

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.

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Celiac
7 months ago

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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8 months ago

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

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Celiac
9 months ago

They have a separate gluten free menu, fairly knowledgeable staff. Gluten free menu is small but has lots of variety, I’ve eaten the steak and a few of the sushi rolls several times without a reaction!

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Celiac
10 months ago
Celiac friendly

Been here a few times now. Staff and managers understand Celiac and do a fantastic job with gluten free food prep!

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Celiac
10 months ago
Celiac friendly

Staff understood gluten & I felt fine after eating sushi rolls off the GF menu They have GF soy sauce

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Celiac
11 months ago
Celiac friendly

My very sensitive Celiac daughter ate there with no problems. Separate gluten free menu and knowledgeable staff. Food was great.

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1 year ago
Celiac friendly

An extensive gluten free menu, and tasty food, to boot! On the flip side of the gf menu are a vegan and vegetarian menu, for those who need it. They don't offer gf buns for burgers, so it's the meat on a leaf of lettuce, but it's presented nicely. The server was helpful and knowledgeable. Great experience!

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Not celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

I love the gluten free sushi here, and they have a dedicated gluten free menu - a appetizer, entrees, sushi, and a dessert. I would love for them to expand their menu to include more sushi rolls.

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1 year ago

Good menu selection and great service. My salad was fantastic!

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Not celiac
1 year ago

very aware of allergies. service was iffy but the manager saved it. Will return.

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Not celiac
1 year ago

This is my go-to sushi place! They have a separate gluten free menu with which rolls are gluten free, as well as several other food items. Additionally, they have gluten free soy sauce and are very accommodating. I always get the Philadelphia roll and Houston roll.

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Celiac
1 year ago

Food is good and they are careful with preparation.

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Celiac
1 year ago

I did not think the food was good and I felt the service was. It great either. Also I have been sick since I have been home. I will not recommend this place to friends or family.

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Celiac
1 year ago

They do a great job with gluten here. I have eaten here several times without incident. Sushi!!

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1 year ago

Great GF menu and dessert. They are very sensitive to the GF crowd. Highly recommend.

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1 year ago

Pretty decent selection of gf sushi and a few salads. The yellowtail roll is outstanding.

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1 year ago
Celiac friendly

I loved the food here prior to diagnosis and so pleased that they have a lifestyle menu that is gluten free

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Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

Very accommodating. Great sushi gluten free options and the manager brings out anything gluten free to assure you it's safe. As a Celiac, I trust this place completely. They also had really good service!

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Celiac
1 year ago

Had a great selection of foods! Burgers, sushi, salads, steak, salmon, chicken, etc.

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Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

I sat at the bar and told the bartender I have Celiac's. He explained to me that because they are a from scratch restaurant a lot of the recipes could be modified to make a special dish for me. The gluten free menu already had a lot of great options. He went back to the kitchen to assure that cutting boards, knifes, and gloves were changed out and brought me gluten free Tamari sauce for my sushi. It was really great to not have to ask for this level of service. He understood my situation and knew exactly what to do. A+++

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1 year ago

Pretty extensive GF menu, and GF soy sauce available for the sushi items. That said, I started feeling symptoms about 2 hours after the meal (salad) and I'm not typically sensitive to cross contamination. Maybe a coincidence, maybe not.

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Celiac
1 year ago

They have a gluten free menu. Seem to take all precautions necessary to avoid cross contamination. I feel safe eating here with celiac. (And their squash is yummy). They seem to struggle getting steak prepared appropriately on the first try but that ok. Still yummy

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1 year ago

Gluten free menu is really good. I do think I got cross contaminated, which is partly my fault I shouldn't have eaten where they prep with gluten.

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Celiac
1 year ago

Great experience! I told the manager I have celiac. He explained their cross contamination prevention process. He came to check on me once they brought my order. And I felt great afterwards.

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Celiac
2 years ago

Pretty decent. Ask your server a lot of questions. They aren't trained at all. Ask for the manager if necessary. They do have a gluten free menu.

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Celiac
2 years ago
Celiac friendly

Kona has an awesome gluten free menu!

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2 years ago
Celiac friendly

It's really nice that they have a gluten-free menu and the staff seemed educated on the different areas of cross contamination. The disappointment was that none of their GF sushi is included on Happy Hour. For example, the Philly role is on HH but the GF Philly role is not.

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2 years ago
Celiac friendly

The salmon was fantastic, but as the other person noted, the rice and Bok Choy had no flavor at all. Also the price was a little high for the portion I received . But, atmosphere is so nice . I would go back again.

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2 years ago

If you love fish/sushi go here. Very limited options if you don't like fish or sushi.

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Not celiac
2 years ago

Far too expensive for what you get. I found the food and service to be mediocre.

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Celiac
2 years ago

Separate gluten free menu so I had a bunless burger but when it comes with salad they really mean some lettuce and a slice of tomato

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Celiac
2 years ago

Have celiac and discussed this with the waiter before hand and I got glutened :( was very sick for many days! Wahhhh

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Celiac
2 years ago

Food was delicious but I felt sick to my stomach for a couple of days. I had filet mignon, mashed potatoes, carrots, crème brulee.

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Celiac
2 years ago
Not celiac friendly

I tried it twice, asked all the right questions, ordered off the GF menu, and still got cross-contaminated pretty badly both times. I'm not sure how - I ordered the burger (no bun) the first time and a salad the second time, so it's possible that the pans they used or the grilltop are not clean enough. You're probably better off getting sushi or salad with no meat.

Gluten Free Features
  • Gluten Free Menu
  • Sushi
Categories
  • Asian
  • Restaurant
Gluten free

 California rolls with Salmon!