Japan may be the land of rice, but wheat and gluten sneak into a surprising number of foods, as anyone trying to cater to visitors with dietary restrictions quickly discovers. Finding dining options that are both safe and delicious can be a real challenge for foodies with celiac disease and other gluten intolerances.
Fortunately, the dramatic growth in international visitors and excitement for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games has brought the need to cater for food allergies and dietary preferences to the attention of local restaurateurs. The number of dining institutions catering to gluten-free customers has exploded, and the upward trend seems likely to continue.
These Tokyo restaurants are guaranteed to satisfy all cravings, from local favorites like sushi and ramen, to world-class fine dining, brunch and even dessert. Each was chosen for its dedication to ensuring that its gluten-free options are exciting, delicious and varied.