The Essential Gluten Free Guide to Japan is a collaborative list of gulten free friendly places.
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1. ALWAYS LET THE PLACE KNOW IN ADVANCE ABOUT BEING Gluten Free
2. ALWAYS CONFIRM THAT YOU ARE CHOOSING 100% Gluten Free
3. BE VIGILANT about your food
4. BE PATIENT to clearly explain your situation
5. ALWAYS CHECK to make sure the place is still open before visiting
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Thai restaurant, who were very good at telling me what I could eat (had a delicious Pad Thai). Food so good we actually went back to eat here a second time before we left Tokyo
Open 1130am – 730pm, The food is a traditional Japanese rice, cooked in an iron pot with meat and vegetables, allowed to slightly ‘burn’, so that it takes on a deeper, nuttier taste. It’s really good,...
English menu. Really good food, Knew exactly what to do when I specified Gluten Free, and they were able to direct me as to what I could eat confidently.
Another option in lieu of Indian food, Nepali food in Kyoto. They will ensure no gluten in the sauce and meals are made to order so a clean pan can be requested. Vegetarian-friendly also.
This French cafe specializes in 100% gluten free galettes (crepes),and now has several locations in Japan, including Kyoto! For a break from rice and sashimi, you can’t go wrong with Brittany galettes...
As the name suggests, lots to eat here in this Roppongi spot, including okonomiyaki, ramen, gyoza, agedashi tofu, and much more. They’ve also got organic wines on offer if you wanted to imbibe with yo...
Not always open, so need to call at least 3 days ahead. Upscale vegan restaurant near the Katabiranotsuji station on the Arashiyama line. Offers a lunch set consisting of a main dish, salad, and soup ...
will ensure that your traditional meals are gluten free, with no soy or other wheat/gluten in them. Strictly celiac readers have stayed here with success.
Family run Chinese-style Japanese food. Very friendly staff, who made the effort to come and speak to me about my allergies, and explained what they were using in my food instead of soya sauce and oth...
Open 11am-7pm. Located in a sort of restaurant / shop / cafe complex, just outside of the deer park.
You access it through a shop, where there are stairs going up to the restaurant on the floor above....
The broad menu includes western food like pizza and hamburgers, but also ramen, pasta, dumplings, and Japanese favourites like tempura. It’s 100% gluten free. GO FORTH AND EAT!
Please confirm 100% gluten free/buckwheat crepe for the one you order.
Open 24 hours a day, for any sushi craving you might have. Their miso and rice are gluten free; you can bring your own GF soy sauce or tamari to use with the meal. Several celiacs reported success her...
In the Nara train station (The main one, on the Kansai Main line, not the stop on the Kinetsu Nara line), there is a supermarket under the station (sub-level), where I was able to pick up vegetable cr...
Gluten free pizza in Tokyo! Their medium size pizzas come with a gluten free crust option, and they are knowledgeable about celiac and will cook on a separate surface to the rest of their pies.
The restaurant is attached to Spa-like cosmetics shop. Offers loads of gluten free food: GF pancakes and french toast, muffins and scones, as well as GF bread and pasta meals. We went here twice as we...
Great pizza, separate kitchen so no cross contamination.
Please make sure to inform the staff.
Awesome curry, great service & really close to the family run so perfect for a snowboarding lunch stop!
Fantastic GF chiffon cake
sushi train- just be careful if you don’t like wasabi, it’s hidden in everything
Full gluten free menu with lots of safe options! Must book if you’re taking a large group!
Stoked to have found this place!
The place has GF option on the electronic menu ( + vegan + vegetarian options). The place is open until late night hours.
Vegetarian or gluten-free food available.
GF options available
This is an absolutely tiny little Soba Noodle bar, with seats enough for 8 people. It tok us a while to find, as it’s in the backstreets between the Imperial Palace and central Kyoto, and not clearly ...
the first burger on the menu with lettuce as the bun
a huge fairy floss cone! Amazing!
【Osaka】Cafe MAHANA has GF lunch, desserts and organic herb tea.
The owner told me that she started to cook gluten-free food because of her mother's sickness, so she carefully selects
- Captain Cook (British cafe)- heaps of breakfast options; French toast, waffles, avocado toast for the aussies in the group, house made bread etc. They also have lunch & dinner menus but I didn’t see...
Nobu- very very very expensive but a great experience. Mainly salt & pepper meat, can have sushi, miso, rice and a fair few dessert options, including chocolate fondant cake
Kafochikq- Japanese bbq, close to Shibuya station/ crossing. A little pricey but top quality beef and beautiful wine! (So much variety). They also gave me gf soy sauce to dip my meat in, and I got it ...
completely gf restaurant- probably my favourite in Japan. I had lunch there (egg sandwich, scones, and soup) and a cake (heaps of options). I also went back another day for a cooking class and made ch...
gluten free okonomiyaki (they cleaned the cooking plate and used separate utensils for mine. I don’t eat pork so swapped the pork out for beef.
jap BBQ, amazing service and food. I had meat with salt (no sauces) and then veggies and rice, and ice cream for dessert. It’s a little pricey but well worth it
I went after universal studios (right out the front)- corn chips and guacamole for entire, and a Caesar Cobb salad for my main (there were a few salad dressing options and I could have all except 1)
They have GF donuts!
If you let them in advance about being gluten free and they can prepare a full GF for you.
Lot of GF and Vegan baked goods!
Always confirm 100% GF
Gluten free bakery, just a couple of stops north on the train from the Studio Ghibli Museum, just outside of Tokyo. About 7 min walk north from the Musashi-Sakai station on the Chuo Main Line. Offers ...
Japanese bbq- absolutely amazing
Genki Sushi- I went to the one in Shibuya. They were fanastic. Gluten free soy sauce available.
good for breakfast. I got the vegetarian omelette with rice. (The potatoes have flour on them so you can’t get that side, and obviously not the bread, so rice was the only option)
amazing gf ramen, heaps of choices and 2 noodle options (kognac or soba noodles)
Mai-ko tea ceremony- the sweets they give you are GF and so is the matcha tea
I got the set menu (8 courses), very good value for money! I got meat but you can get a vegetarians option as well. It’s a bit of a fancier dinner, but I highly recommend this place! So many good meal...
sushi & they have gf soy sauce available. Highly recommend, the people were so friendly and the sushi was so fresh and delicious
pasta, risotto & roast options. I ordered a caprese saad and a bacon & mushroom risotto and it was really nice. The portions are pretty small so order the larger option!
"MAKE SURE YOU BOOK. I was so ...
"We just went to a lovely gluten free bakery in Hekinan called Sol Sol. It wasn’t just wheat free, as the signs explained they did not use any types of mugi. That is always a good indicator that the p...
"I stayed in Nara in a ryokan and it was awesome. I informed them of my diet beforehand and they said it would be fine. The food was great and they had really thought of everything, they had gotten gf...
"get the sweet potato flavor... it was the most amazing dessert"
"We were quite nervous about the food when booking this Japanese style hotel and were prepared for eating the food and snacks we brought with us. The booking included traditional japanese dinner and b...
"I am a coeliac but I can tolerate small amounts of gluten so long as I don’t do it often and I had no reaction here. Their Okonomiyaki is made from Soba but they still use small amounts of wheat flou...
"Wakakusa Curry Hompo had easy to read menu with icons for ingredients/allergens. I gave my card to the restaurant and they showed me what I could eat - plenty of options!" @Ashleigh Molden from Glute...
"Sakuraya Curry Honpo - make sure you book because they were closed when I went, despite saying open online."@Ashleigh Molden from Gluten-Free Expats Japan
"A1 Bakery - I found GF bread and they sell out by lunch" @Ashleigh Molden from Gluten-Free Expats Japan
"Sampou Nishimuraya is not a cheap place to eat, but they were sooo helpful and had an English speaking staff member talk to me, and draw on the menu with the chef about what I could have. I had the c...
"We stayed at a Ryokan called UTSUROI Tsuchiya Annex which has a cafe downstairs. They made me just scrambled eggs for breakfast on request and the owner was happy to cook anything I bought with me." ...
"Genki Burger - boys here did mine in a salad instead of a bun and chips are GF." @Ashleigh Molden from Gluten-Free Expats Japan
"- Mom’s Organic Kitchen - So many yummy options that are GF (have a GF menu) but the Butter Chicken Curry was the best feed I had our entire trip." @Ashleigh Molden from Gluten-Free Expats Japan
"Pizza restaurant that do a GF chickpea base and GF toppings. Not cheap, but worth it." @Ashleigh Molden from Gluten-Free Expats Japan
"- Stayed at Altitude Nozawa where they did me bacon and eggs everyday - everyone else had the daily special which my partner loved." @Ashleigh Molden from Gluten-Free Expats Japan
"Two amazing meals in Shibuya recently! ELLE cafe today, and Aoyama Flower Market Tea House. ELLE has a huge GF menu, with breads and desserts, the flower market wasn’t specificity listed as GF, but n...
The Pink Cow has GF and vegan also they do (delivery or take-out)
⚠️ Always let the restaurent know in advance about being gluten free.
🍣" The food was amazing and the restaurant was right across from Kawaguchi Station, easy to find."
Always let the restaurant know in advance about being gluten free.
This is vegan restaurant might prepare something for you.
"please let the place know in advance about being GF"
Authentic Mexican tacos are made with corn-tortilla, which are gluten-free, rich in fibre and higher in magnesium, calcium, and vitamin than flour tortillas.
GF bread for burgers
GF Burger, plant based