Where to Find the Best Gluten-Free Dining on the North Shore

Trying to stick with your gluten-free efforts while dining on the North Shore? We’ve done the research for you. Here are some popular spots serving gluten-free items (though celiacs should take note, they’re not necessarily entirely free of cross-contamination).

Best Gluten-free options in North Shore
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BANZAI Sushi Bar

Voted one of Oʻahu’s best by the Honolulu Star-Advertiser four years in a row, BANZAI prides itself in offering locals and visitors alike some of the finest sushi the islands have to offer. They’ve partnered with local fishermen and North Shore’s organic farms to serve unique sushi according to season. Open 12pm to 9:30pm daily. banzaisushibarhawaii.co

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Haleiwa Beach House

Fresh fish dishes like seared ahi, grilled mahi mahi and monchong with sauteed bok choy are signature dishes here that happen to be gluten-free. Meat eaters can tuck into the vadouvan-spiced Australian rack of lamb and paniolo ribeye, whose sides include grilled sweet corn — another specialty of this more upscale choice for lunch or dinner. Open 11am to 3pm daily and 5pm to 8pm Friday to Sunday. haleiwabeachhouse.com

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Maya’s Tapas & Wine

This hip spot is a chef-owned-and-operated local favorite. There is plenty of seating on the front deck, and the interior has a bar that peeks into the open kitchen. The dishes are Spanish and Mediterranean inspired, featuring locally sourced ingredients. This is an ideal spot to grab lunch in Haleiwa town. Open 11am to 3pm Tuesday through Sunday and 5pm to 10pm Tuesday through Saturday. Closed Monday. mayastapasandwine.com

Nalu Health Bar & Café
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This popular joint offers fresh wraps, salads and sandwiches with vegan, vegetarian and carnivore options. Nalu has become so popular that you can enjoy it their delicious food in Haleiwa, Kailua or the South Shore Market at Ward. Open daily 9am to 6pm.  naluhealthbar.com

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Uncle Bo’s Pupu Bar & Grill

Gluten-free pasta is only $2 more, but you’ll find plenty of other tasty GF options here too, from pupu (appetizers) such as seafood ceviche, hummus with tortilla chips and minced nuts in lettuce wraps to main courses such as grilled flank salad, rack of lamb and pan-seared catch of the day. This casual spot works well for both lunch and dinner. Open daily 5pm to 10pm. unclebosrestaurant.com

Best Gluten-free options in North Shore
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Waialua Bakery & Juice Bar

This hip joint bakes its own gluten-free bread for their rotisserie-chicken sandwiches. The smoothies are made from locally grown tropical fruit and of course their juices are naturally gluten-free. Be sure to snag a few yummy gluten-free peanut butter cookies! Open Monday through Saturday 10am to 4pm. Closed Sunday. thewaialuabakery.com

Best Gluten-free options in North Shore
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Wicked Hi Cafe

The slushies here are delicious — they drizzle local honey on top of whicever fresh, tropical flavor your choose. Wicked Hi also makes their own sourdough bread for pizza. Wicked Hi also offers reusable coconut cups made locally on the island — if you bring yours back, you’ll get a discounted refill. Open Wednesday through Sunday 9am to 5pm. Closed Monday and Tuesdaywickedhislushie.com

Where to Get the Best Lunch In Ko’Olina
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Roy’s Beach House

Celebrated chef Roy Yamaguchi’s casual, open-air restaurant at the Turtle Bay Resort offers great views of Kuilima Cove and a family potluck-inspired menu heavy on Asian influences and seafood dishes. Gluten-free items aren’t listed explicitly, but many dishes can be modified by request; start with the sunset sashimi sampler or a sweet roasted beets and ricotta salad. Open 11am to 10pm daily. royyamaguchi.com

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