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Celiac-friendly restaurants on Oahu?

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Joebob Jul 17, 2013 11:02 AM

Nadine Kam's mention today of gluten-free options in Arancino's (Kahala) menu prompted my wondering what are the dining options on Oahu for those with celiac disease, particularly because all soy sauces (except special gluten-free preparations) contain gluten. Are the hounds aware of any good restaurants here that pay particular attention to this problem?

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    hungryhungryme RE: Joebob Jul 18, 2013 02:21 PM

    I've heard that Sansei as well as some Roy's locations have a gluten-free menu available...but I would call ahead to make sure.

    The new Godmother Pasta vendor in Shirokiya's Yataimura also serves gluten-free pasta.

    zPizza, Greens and Vines, Chef Chai are also attentive to gluten-free diets.

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      Joebob RE: hungryhungryme Jul 18, 2013 04:48 PM

      THANK YOU.

    2. KaimukiMan RE: Joebob Jul 19, 2013 06:20 PM

      Well Joebob, you are gonna kill me for this one . . . but I used to know a guy who had celiac back when no one talked about it. He used to go to Zippy's (yes really) and order the fresh fish plate, grilled with no sauce. He also ordered 'all tossed' (salad), no dressing. And yes, i saw him send it back once or twice when some idiot in the kitchen used soy on the fish or dumped dressing on the salad.

      1. indelibledotink RE: Joebob Jul 20, 2013 12:09 AM

        is this for yourself or others? the reason I ask is cause we can tailor our answers according to taste.

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          Joebob RE: indelibledotink Jul 20, 2013 03:00 AM

          No, not for me, but it seems to be getting a lot more attention lately, almost to the point of becoming fashionable.

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            indelibledotink RE: Joebob Jul 20, 2013 06:17 PM

            even animals can have it, thus the need for limited ingredient kibble, especially for cats, who have no need for any type of grains; most cheap cat and dog food is loaded with ground corn or wheat.

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