Where to Find the Best Gluten-Free Dining in Waikiki and Honolulu

Looking for gluten-free dining options in Waikiki and Honolulu? Sure there’s the Cheesecake Factory with a gluten-free menu on Kalakaua Avenue, but did you really come to Oahu to go to a restaurant you could go to at home? While we have included a couple chains on our list below, for the most part these are unique GF friendly options.

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Down to Earth Organic & Natural

As the name implies, if you have one or more eating restrictions, there are plenty of no-fuss ingredients to keep you functioning at your best here. Menu items include acai bowls, salads, casseroles and even gluten-free cake mixes. Open daily 6am to 10pm. downtoearth.org

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Hula Grill Waikiki

While happy hour doesn’t feature too many GF items, this restaurant takes dietary restrictions seriously. From using tender touch gloves to prepare food to diners reporting all-clear ratings on Nima sensors, you’re in good hands here. Open every day 7am to 10pm. hulagrillwaikiki.com

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Surf N Turf Tacos

Thanks to corn tortillas it’s easy to make Mexican food gluten-free. Here, the small menu is filled with fresh ingredients like fresh fish and salsa, which is everything you really need. Grab your items to-go or enjoy them at the communal tables outside. Open daily 10am to 9pm. surfnturftacos.com

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To Thai For

Vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free, find them all at To Thai For, that’s known for serving authentic, not watered down Thai food. A great thing about this cuisine? Most curries, rice noodle-based dishes, and desserts like mango with sticky rice are naturally gluten-free. Open Monday and Wednesday to Saturday 11am to 8pm and Sunday 4:30 pm to 8pm. Closed Tuesday. itstothaifor.com

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Tucker and Bevvy

Healthy, tasty, and plenty of gluten-free and vegan options to choose from. Adored by tourists and locals alike, Tucker and Bevvy is a solid choice for a quick bite—pick pre-made items from the fridge—or hang in line for the made to order goods. Open daily 6am to 4pm. tuckerandbevvy.com

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Yard House

Not only a favorite of beer lovers, this reliable chain offers a gluten sensitive menu and makes strides to keep food uncontaminated—think: steamed asparagus and dairy sauces for sautéing. There are no gluten-free bread options but burgers are often better wrapped anyway. Open every day 11am to 11:15pm. yardhouse.com

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House Without A Key

While this restaurant doesn’t have a separate gluten-free menu, the staff is very knowledgeable and will steer you right. Be sure to check with your waiter to see which items on the menu can be prepared gluten-free, or opt for the fresh fish catch special and quinoa salad. halekulani.com

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Offering an abundance of cuisines ranging from Mediterranean to Japanese to American, and many dishes that can be made gluten-free, this upscale restaurant has it all. Known for its afternoon tea service, keep in mind that tank tops, beachwear, exercise attire and flip-flops are not permitted here. halekulani.com

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