Allergy-Friendly Poke Restaurants

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We’re kicking off 2022 with resolutions to eat healthier and as always, safely! We love poke places where customizing your meal is how everybody orders and often, you watch your bowl being prepared. Our Allergy-Friendly Poke Restaurant Guide features 35 spots and even includes reviews from Spokin users with sesame allergies. If you’ve found an allergy-friendly poke place, please share a review on the Spokin App!

Arizona | California | Florida | Georgia | Hawaii | Illinois | Louisiana | Massachusetts | Maine | Missouri | Nebraska | New York | Vermont | Washington | Wisconsin | Canada | Vietnam

 

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ARIZONA


Koi Poke

Location: Scottsdale, Arizona

“Gluten free good food—all sauces but one is gluten free.”

@pauli, who manages peanut, tree nut, milk, egg, soy, wheat, celiac-gluten, potato, barley, rye, chickpea and chocolate allergies

CALIFORNIA

Lamplight Lounge

Location: Anaheim, California

“Waitress was very helpful! Checked to see if dairy was in the tuna poke and there was some crème fraîche added to the guacamole in the dish. Also, the restaurant had a allergy menu stating which dishes were allergen-free. Great dining experience!”

@jennaynutrition, who manages peanut, tree nut, milk, egg, and celiac-gluten allergies

Poke House – Warm Springs

Location: Fremont, California

“When I went several years ago, they told me there was nothing with peanuts on the menu. The nuts were sliced almonds that were an “after mix topping” so they were not around the area the poke is mixed in. They have since added a new dressing so definitely ask before ordering, but it was a safe meal for me!”

@emsnutfreeeats, who manages peanut, tree nut, wheat, and celiac-gluten allergies

Sweetfin

Location: Los Angeles, California

“This place is the only dedicated gluten-free poke spot I’ve ever seen/visited. They have tons of fun pre-made poke bowls to choose from or you can make your own. I always order their bento box which comes with a few different types of poke and the best taro chips. I love knowing the whole kitchen is safe for me and there are so many options to choose from!”

@andglutenfree, who manages oyster and celiac-gluten allergies

Pokeway

Location: Montclair, California

“Yummy poke/sushi/Japanese food! No nuts.”

@sheriberry13, who manages peanut and tree nut allergies

Local Poke

Location: Pleasanton, California

“I’ve had this poke multiple times and always been safe! The owner is often there, and he always reassures me they do not use peanuts. There are macadamia nuts that can be added at the end. It is a small kitchen and not exactly allergy aware so definitely order with caution. The poke is delicious!”

@emsnutfreeeats, who manages peanut, tree nut, wheat, and celiac-gluten allergies

Poke Delish

Location: San Francisco, California

“Had poke from their food truck and asked about allergens. They said that they didn’t use any peanuts in their food at all!”

@ankita, who manages peanut and pine nut allergies

Lulu Poke

Location: Union City, California

“The ability to customize your own poke bowl was great. My son doesn’t eat sushi but there were enough items that he was able to put the things that he did like and that are safe in his bowl.”

@ezra, who manages a tree nut allergy

Poke Dot

Location: Claremont, California

“This is a poke chain in the LA Area! Nothing has nuts, which is great, and it’s pretty easy to order gluten-free! I always get a make your own bowl with salmon and tuna and usually stay away from the crunchy topping area, which has a lot of fried items. Everything has it’s own spoon and container though, so I usually feel pretty safe from potential gluten cross-contact. I’ve never had an issue here!”

@emsnutfreeeats, who manages peanut, tree nut, wheat, and celiac-gluten allergies

FLORIDA

BENTO Jacksonville Town Center

Location: Jacksonville, Florida

“Been going here for years! Never have a problem with nuts (the menu is clear and nuts are primarily in their noodle bowls/woks). To be safe, I usually get poke or sushi!”

@samsafeeats, who manages peanut, tree nut, shellfish, and pea allergies

Spoondrift Island Bowls

Location: Sanibel, Florida

“We told the owner about our son’s food allergies. He walked us through every single item & ingredient on the menu to ensure we found something that was safe. Not only that, he offered to make special rice to keep on hand for us during our trip! Oh, and the food here is stellar!”

@jeanaz, who manages peanut, tree nut, milk, egg, and sesame allergies

GEORGIA

Poke Bar Decatur

Location: Decatur, Georgia

“Great poke experience! Staff were very accommodating, got all ingredients from fresh containers, used clean utensils…and best of all they were so happy to serve me and did not make me feel like I was holding up the line!”

@missmeliss1895, who manages peanut, tree nut, milk, egg, shellfish, and celiac-gluten allergies

Bullgogi

Location: Marietta, Georgia

“Build your own poke bowl. No peanuts present. Had no issues eating here.”

@the1bre, who manages a peanut allergy

HAWAII

Umekes Fish Market Bar & Grill

Location: Kailua-Kona, Hawaii

“The entire menu was had labels indicating what is gluten-free! Highly recommend this restaurant for great gluten-free poke!”

@shosbein, who manages wheat and celiac-gluten allergies

Hale I’a Da Fish House

Location: Waimea, Hawaii

“Little house that sells poke and fried fish specials. Staff are super nice and willing to answer any questions. Delicious food!”

@nxm2001, who manages a peanut allergy

ILLINOIS

Aloha Poke Co

Location: Chicago, Illinois

“While I was scared of poke in the past, because of cross contamination and soy sauce, Aloha Poke was very good to me. I told them I had an allergy and they were more than willing to change gloves and get fresh ingredients for my bowl.”

@lmulcahy21, who manages a celiac-gluten allergy

En Hakkore

Location: Chicago, Illinois

“There are no tree nuts used in the food! One of the teas had pistachio, but there are no nuts in the kitchen.”

@em44411, who manages tree nut and fruit allergies

Pono Ono Poke

Location: Evanston, Illinois

“Great poke! Very clear labels and menu—staff was very friendly and accommodating. Each meal is prepared separately so they can change their gloves/use clean bowls.”

@jacobb1, who manages tree nut and sesame allergies

Kamehachi

Location: Northbrook, Illinois

“I always get the poke bowls, which are customizable. They’re always on top of my allergy and I’ve never had a problem!”

@em44411, who manages tree nut and fruit allergies

Poke Burrito Park Ridge

Location: Park Ridge, Illinois

“I was wary to eat here but they were super accommodating and made sure my food was safe! I think they do have nuts on the premises but they promised to keep my food away from them and took extra caution. As a plus, you build your own bowl with ingredients, so you know exactly what is going in there. When you order, they also ask you to check a box if you have food allergies so they can discuss it with the chef and make sure you will be safe. Great food, so delicious!”

@isalbel48, who manages peanut, tree nut, sesame, chickpea, and mango allergies

LOUISIANA

POKE LOA

Location: New Orleans, Louisiana

“So fun to be able to eat poke in New Orleans! The only safe place I found in NOLA and I went back many times! The zucchini noodles are my favorite. They got all fresh toppings from new containers (just like at Chipotle).”

@missmeliss1895, who manages peanut, tree nut, milk, egg, shellfish, and celiac-gluten allergies

MASSACHUSETTS

Douzo Sushi

Location: Boston, Massachusetts

“Loved our trip to Douzo Sushi. Among other allergies, my daughter has a sesame allergy so I’m very weary of sushi restaurants. I asked if they could make a poke bowl that wasn’t on the menu with just rice, salmon, avocado, cucumbers. I figured this would be safest. My daughter loved it. My other daughter (who has a tree nut allergy) was able to have the chicken teriyaki. The waitress assured me that they handle allergies daily and have a clear protocol in place.”

@stephsorkin, who manages tree nut, shrimp, flax, mustard, sesame, and canola oil allergies

POKE by Love Art

Location: Boston, Massachusetts

“POKE by Love Art is 100% gluten free place that has amazing Hawaiian inspired bowls. We ordered a wide variety of bowls off their menu as well as created some of our own bowls. The tofu my daughter and I had was insanely delicious! But so were so many of their items. So glad we found this 100% gluten free place and the kids got to try some new foods they had never tried before.”

@glutenfreewith3, who manages tree nut, celiac-gluten, avocado, and fruit allergies

Island Fin Poke

Location: Worcester, Massachusetts

“Delicious poke bowls and dole whip! Everything is gluten free with the exception of crunch toppings that are kept at the end, separate from the other ingredients. I only wish that their menu was labeled more clearly for gluten free/allergens, but they are very helpful you just have to ask!”

@gfreality, who manages a celiac-gluten allergy

MAINE

The Loft Raw Bar and Seafood Lounge

Location: Bar Harbor, Maine

“The waitress was very helpful in guiding us through the menu. Of note, they use a fryer at Testa’s next door so the waitress had to check with them about cross contamination in the fryer. I had the hamachi crudo and ahi tuna poke bowl salad..”

@rd144, who manages a milk allergy

MISSOURI

PokeDoke

Location: University City, Missouri

“I love PokeDoke because I can build my poke bowl from scratch, so I know exactly what’s going in it. Everything is so fresh and tastes amazing!”

@morganromo, who manages tree nut, milk, mustard, and sunflower allergies

NEBRASKA

Grey Whale Poke Bowl

Location: Lincoln, Nebraska

“This is a good place! It’s a big portion but take it home they have tons of meat even tofu for those vegan people and you put like vegetables on it and they have really good sauce if you go there get the “eel sauce “ it doesn’t actually have real eel in the sauce!”

@xxrose, who manages a milk allergy

NEW YORK

Poké Inn

Location: New York City, New York

“So delicious and healthy. No peanuts at all in the kitchen, they reassured me, plus you can make your own bowls. So delicious! The best place for sushi bowls in NYC.”

@amandamouse123, who manages a peanut allergy

Sweetcatch Poke

Location: New York City, New York

“The server was knowledgeable and helpful and the food was delicious.”

@jamisonv, who manages tree nut and milk allergies

VERMONT

The Scale

Location: Williston, Vermont

“The first and best local poke restaurant in Burlington! They do not have peanuts in kitchen. Macadamia nuts are used in their poke, and almonds and Nutella are used in their açaí bowls. They are very accommodating to food allergies and take them seriously. Also, tons of gluten free and veg options. Super appreciate that the put the ingredients of all of their sauces right on the menu!”

@elise, who manages peanut, hazelnut, and celiac-gluten allergies

WASHINGTON

Pokeworks

Location: Bellevue, Washington

“Make your own poke bowl, read their menu for allergen information!”

@visaisa, who manages peanut, milk, soy, wheat, celiac-gluten, mustard, grain, and brewer’s yeast allergies

WISCONSIN

FreshFin Poké

Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin

“Cute poke spot that is nut-free! They note vegan and gluten-free options including the sauces. And it tasted really good!”

@susie, who manages peanut and tree nut allergies

CANADA

Calii Love

Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

“This restaurant has a second location close to University of Toronto Campus off of Bay St! I used to come here all the time for poke bowls and customizable salads. They have tons of vegan options and also serve fish and tofu I believe. They take allergies seriously if you speak to the staff and I never had an issue with cross-contamination after doing so. They are primarily plant based and can accommodate almost any diet. I used to get poke bowls with salmon and tons of toppings here.”

@jennatso8, who manages milk, egg, beef, and pork allergies

Poke & Co

Location: North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

“Very good with keeping foods from touching things! They use a new glove every time they mix ingredients!”

@agilia, who manages peanut, tree nut, and fruit allergies

VIETNAM

Poke Saigon

Location: Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnam

“Found this poke bowl place near my hotel. The building looked a little sketchy from the outside but the restaurant itself was super cool. The poke was delicious and the menu was in English, making it really easy to tell what was and wasn’t gluten free. You choose a rise or salad base, add any toppings you want and then add a sauce. Hands down one of the best poke bowls I’ve ever had!”

@shosbein, who manages wheat and celiac-gluten allergies

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