9 Spots for Gluten-Free Sushi

Tempura batter and wheat-based soy sauce can pose a challenge for gluten-free sushi lovers. Thankfully, there are several Valley sushi restaurants that specialize in catering to the gluten-free community. Check out nine favorites for gluten-free sushi in Phoenix.

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Sandfish Sushi & Whiskey

Sandfish Sushi & Whiskey


This sleek new sushi restaurant in Central Phoenix has an expansive dedicated menu with nine naturally gluten-free Maki rolls. There are also plenty of options that can be altered to meet dietary needs, such as The Experiment signature roll, which contains snow crab, mango, avocado and cucumber topped with tuna, thin slices of jalapeño, cilantro and yuzu aioli, making Sandfish a standout for gluten-free sushi in Phoenix.
For more information: sandfishsushiwhiskey.com.

Sushi Brokers

Gilbert, Phoenix and Scottsdale

It is hard to beat the happy hour prices at Sushi Brokers, with discounted rolls, single pieces of sushi and drinks, available 3 to 6:30 p.m. every day. The three Valley locations recently updated their gluten-free menu with a dozen rolls available to those avoiding gluten, and they now also offer a gluten-free crab stick, expanding the options even more. 
For more information: sushibrokers.com.



The Otomo family opened this authentic Japanese restaurant in 2003 and have evolved its menu to meet special dietary needs with several “GF”s noted on the sushi menu. Guests rave about the high-quality fish, and there are more than one dozen naturally gluten-free rolls, along with sashimi. 
For more information: shimogamoaz.com.

Ling & Louie’s Asian Bar and Grill 

Ling & Louie’s Asian Bar and Grill 


This Asian fusion spot in North Scottsdale has a very large gluten-free-friendly menu, including three sushi rolls and the D.I.Y. Hand Rolls, where diners can customize their own rolls with the choice of ahi, yellowtail or salmon, served with gluten-free soy sauce.
For more information: lingandlouies.com.

Hana Japanese Eatery


Sushi is the highlight at this quaint, family-owned restaurant in Central Phoenix. Gluten-free items are listed on the regular menu and many dishes can be modified, like the tuna tataki sashimi, the House Specialty roll and the Scallop Dynamite dish.
For more information: hanajapaneseeatery.com.

Smokin Fins


The spicy tuna roll and the El Diablo roll, with salmon and habanero cream cheese, are both naturally gluten free at this seafood restaurant. For those wanting a heartier raw fish dish, the sesame-crusted ahi is also gluten free.
For more information: smokinfinsrestaurant.com.

Blue Wasabi

Blue Wasabi


This East Valley sushi house is popular with gluten-sensitive diners because of its separate gluten-free menu, knowledgeable staff and quality food. As an added precaution from the kitchen, the sushi dishes are delivered to the table flagged, also giving the gluten-free guest peace of mind.
For more information: bluewasabisushi.com.


Chandler, Scottsdale, Glendale and Phoenix

Sushi burritos and bowls are the specialty at this fast-casual eatery, and the allergens are clearly labeled on the menu. Guests can build their own meal, choosing from a choice of raw fish, rice and toppings.
For more information: pokitrition.com.

Sakana Sushi & Grill

Glendale, Scottsdale and Ahwatukee

Gluten-free soy sauce can be subbed for regular soy sauce on the sushi menu at any of the three Sakana Sushi & Grill locations, and diners can modify several rolls to their allergy needs.
For more information: sakanasushiandgrill.com.

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