Best Restaurants for Gluten-Free Meals in Honolulu

Gluten free (GF) meals aren't hard to find in the Hawaiian Islands, and with the high concentration of restaurants and residents with health awareness Honolulu has an abundance of restaurants with gluten free dishes. Although there aren't any restaurants offering entirely gluten free menus, it's easy to find a good selection of GF dishs at meany restaurants. One reason it's so easy in the islands is the abundance of fresh local fish, locally grown vegetables, and local, grass fed beef that come together to form healthy and delicious GF dishes.

For those choosing something GF from a not entirely GF menu, always inquire about soy sauce. The popular Asian sauce is found commonly throughout the islands, and sometimes a little gluten can sneak in, so be aware. For the most part, gourmet restaurants like Town and Alan Wong's do a great job of delivering gluten free dishes where locally sourced ingredients are fused together. 

For the best selection of gluten free products, drop by one of the three Down to Earth locations in Pearl City, Kapolei, or in Downtown Honolulu. This health food store chain offers everything from ready to eat meals to snacks and groceries, much in a gluten free form.




Intimate, subtly lit, and genteel, this well-respected steak house is a special-occasion favorite, thanks to its refined ambience and pricey entrees. Waiters in tuxedos add class to an evening out, as do tableside preparations of caesar salad...  Read More

Kobe Japanese Steak House & Sushi Bar


Many gluten free diners choose to keep meals pure with protein and vegetables. Come to Kobe's, where it's dinner and entertainment rolled into one at this Japanese hot spot. Vivacious chefs chop, slice, and saut� steak, chicken,...  Read More



This juice bar is famous with locals. You'll find a combo of treats, smoothies and juices. Lanikai Juice is located in the Kailua shopping center and is named after beautiful Lanikai Beach, a long, white sand stretch of heaven on the east side....  Read More



The Heeia Pier General Store and Deli is a classic Kaneohe eatery enjoyed by dedicated locals for three decades as it served up local classic like plate lunches and loco mocos (beef patty, egg and gravy over rice). But recently top chef Mark...  Read More



What a gourmet way to go gluten free! A beautiful, pale room, accented with gleaming wood and sprinkled with flowers and artwork, welcomes guests to this exceptional place. The exhibition kitchen makes the most of fresh, regional ingredients,...  Read More



Under the masterful tutelage of chef Roy Yamaguchi, who skillfully fuses European and Asian cuisines, this establishment has earned a reputation for lively ambiance, attentive service, and incredible food. A devotion to impeccably fresh...  Read More

Banzai Sushi Bar
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Sushi, sushi, and more sushi - all made from locally caught fresh fish and seafood can be found at the North Shore's Banzai Sushi Bar. And yes, there's definitely a full bar boasting a varies amount of beers, wine and specialty cocktails. Live...  Read More



If you can drag yourself away from the pounding surf of the North Shore, reserve a table at this upscale restaurant, which prepares local cuisine with fresh ingredients. Aim for a table by the floor-to-ceiling windows for a magnificent view...  Read More



Spare, contemporary design not only makes an unassuming backdrop for this appealing bistro; it also serves as a thoughtful counterpoint to a menu of simply prepared but complex offerings. Stellar ingredients step in to be given loving attention...  Read More



Hawaii's only all vegetarian natural food store has three locations around the island of Oahu. In addition to a thorough array of grocery shopping, each Down to Earth has a well thought out salad bar as well as a hot food bar open from early...  Read More


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