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Honolulu, HI
Duke's Restaurant & Canoe Club
2335 Kalakaua Ave, #116
Honolulu, HI  96815
(808) 922-2268

3/4/09
Just got off the phone with Gerald,
one of the chefs at Duke's.  He
sounded like a great guy with a
positive attitude.  He told me that any
patron with food allergies should ask
for the manager, who will then talk to
the kitchen supervisor to make sure
the order is handled properly.  The
staff is trained to take action in these
situations.  They have an allergy book
where the menu items are classified
by allergen. (He faxed a couple of
pages pertaining to Bud's allergies to
me).  The kitchen supervisor is trained
to know that a section of the grill must
be cleaned and re-oiled to handle food
allergy orders.  Some orders will be
cooked in a clean pan.  He talked
about preventing cross-contamination
and even knew that there are eggs in
mayonnaise!
Gerald is there Monday - Friday, 5a.m. -
3 p.m., and he claims the other chefs
are also well equipped to handle our
situation.
At this time, Duke's is rated #17 at
TripAdvisor.com.
The Barefoot Bar at Dukes is Auntie
D's favorite place to eat in Honolulu.  
She does NOT have food allergies.
They are part of
T S Restaurants as is
Hula Grill.

.32 miles from hotel.
P.F. Chang's Waikiki
Royal Hawaiian Center
Bldg. A Ground & 2nd Level
2201 Kalakaua Ave.
Honolulu, HI  96815
(808) 628-6760

3/5/09
The manager said that most dishes
have peanuts so they cannot
guarantee no cross-contamination .
Furusato Sushi: Hyatt Regency Hotel
2424 Kalakaua Ave.
Honolulu, HI  96815
(808) 922-4991

3/5/09
When I called, there was a bit of a
language barrier.  They only sell sushi
and sashime.  The woman claimed
they have no nuts and the only dairy
is mayonnaise on the California rolls
which is pre-made.  It seems it would
be wise to talk to one of the chefs
directly to see if they understand
cross-contamination.  Some of the
chefs speak some English.

.14 miles from hotel
Rainbow Sushi
2310 Kuhio Ave. (In food court at
international market place)
Oahu, HI  96815
(808) 931-6000

3/5/09
Spoke to Randall, one of the chefs.  
He said that NOT ALL of their chefs
understand food allergies, like he
does.  He's there Monday 5-9:30 pm.,
Tues 4 - 9:30 pm, Thurs 10-4 pm, Sat &
Sun 4-9:30.  Chef Eugene is there
Friday nights and understands food
allergies.  
He said they don't use any milk,
peanuts, or tree nuts in the sushi
area.  The California roll and the crab
salad have mayonnaise.  He would be
careful not to cross-contaminate, but
I'm wondering if there's any risk from
other chefs using the same station
during a previous shift.
Sansei Seafood Restaurant & Sushi Bar
Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort and Spa
2552 Kalakaua Ave.
Honolulu, HI 96815
(808) 931-6286

3/14/09
Patron allergic to milk, egg, peanut &
tree nuts.

Bud thought the sushi was great and
the prices seemed reasonable.

3/5/09
Sansei is only open for dinner.  I had a
productive phone conversation with
Jason, one of the managers.  He
explained that they are experienced
with food allergies. He said they know
how to avoid cross-contamination.  
The chefs clean their knives and
hands between each order.  Patrons
with food allergies should let the
server know, and the manager will get
involved.  The manager will go directly
to the chef and take responsibility for
the safety of the meal.  
The sushi area does not use milk.  
There is some egg used in the batter
recipes.  Pine nuts are used in the
vegetarian sushi.  Macademia nuts are
used in some rolls, and peanuts are
served on the side with some rolls.
The seafood menu has cream in some
of the sauces.  The butter sauce also
includes egg.  And 2 dishes use
peanut oil.  The fryolator is
contaminated with macademia nuts
from the tempora ice cream.

D.K. Steakhouse is their sister
restaurant, also at the Marriott.

.32 miles from Aqua Continental hotel.
D.K. Steakhouse
Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa
2552 Kalakaua Ave.
Honolulu, Hi  96815
(808) 931-6280

3/5/09
D.K. is only open for dinner.  I had a
productive phone conversation with
Jason, one of the managers.  He
explained that they are experienced
with food allergies.  He said they know
how to avoid cross-contamination.  
Patrons with food allergies should let
the server know about the food
allergies, and the manager will get
involved.  The manager will go directly
to the chef and take responsibility for
the safety of the meal. Nuts are used
in a few recipes. The butter sauce
contains egg.

Sansei Seafood Restaurant and Sushi
Bar is their sister restaurant, also at
the Marriott.
This week, Jason is working every
night through Sunday.

.32 miles from hotel.
Hula Grill Waikiki
2335 KalaKaua Ave., Outrigger
Waikiki on the Beach
Honolulu, HI 96815
(808) 923-4852

3/6/09
Just had an encouraging phone
conversation with Jeff, one of the
managers.  He told me they deal with
food allergies usually a few times per
month and will do whatever it takes
to feed the allergic patron.  He said
they would even modify the menu if
necessary.  He used the example of
cooking a plain chicken breast  with
pepper in a pan.
There is some cross-contamination
with the fryolator since they use it for
the macademia nut wontons and the
french fries.
They want to know about your food
allergies if you make a reservation.  
And they want you to tell your server
about your food allergies when you
arrive.  They want to know if a small
amount of cross-contamination can
be very dangerous for a patron.
They are open for breakfast (they
even have simple fruit and cereal for
those who can't eat eggs) and
dinner.  There is also a cafe menu for
the Plantation Bar and Cafe at night,
with live music from 7 - 9pm.  There
is hula dancing on Friday, Saturday
and Sunday nights.  Jeff describes it
as a fun place and
TripAdvisor.com
ranks it as #14 in Honolulu.
They are part of
T S Restaurants, as
is Duke's Canoe Club.
.32 miles from hotel.
Assaggio Ristorante Italiano
7192 Kalanianaole Highway
Honolulu, HI  96825
(808) 396-0756

3/14/09
Patron allergic to milk, egg, peanut &
tree nuts.

This was Bud's favorite restaurant in
Honolulu.  For $14 he had a gigantic
tasty lunch.  He had freshly caught fish
with mushrooms, onions and
vegetables.
Bubba Gump Shrimp
1450 Ala Moana Blvd., #3253
Honolulu, HI  96814
(808) 949-4867

3/14/09
Patron allergic to milk, egg, peanut &
tree nuts.
Bud said the food tasted really good
and they were good at helping him
figure out what to eat, but he was a
little disappointed that the fried foods
were off limits for him.  Many of their
menu items are deep fried and they
are not extremely rigid about what
goes in each fryer.  For example,
when they are busy they might put fish
in the fryolator that is designated for
the french fries.  He ended up having
one of the specials which was grilled
swordfish and shrimp.  His food was
cooked in a pan so he would not risk
cross-contamination from the grill.
Aqua Continental Hotel
2426 Kuhio Ave.
Honolulu, HI  96815
(808) 922-2232

3/14/09
Patron allergic to milk, egg, peanut
and tree nuts.

This place worked out well and the
room was equipped with a mini fridge
and microwave. Centrally located.
Parking is available for $18 per day.
Foodland
7192 Kalanianaole Highway
Honolulu, HI  96825
(808) 395-3131

3/14/09
Bud did most of his grocery shopping
here.  It seemed to be on the way to
many of his destinations.  

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