Sake House: Sushi & Sashimi Lunch Combo

Where: Sake House Japanese Grill and Fusion Sushi, 1141 Falls River Avenue, Suite #128, Raleigh, NC 27614

GF Menu: No.

What I ate: Sushi and Sashimi Combo from the Lunch Menu + Hot Green Tea

How to order it: When enjoying Japanese food, GF diners should be careful about Soy Sauce. Many entrees are either sauteed in soy sauce or it is served for dipping. Wheat is usually listed as the second or third ingredient in commercial soy sauce.

I asked the server about the soy sauce on our table at Sake House, and he confirmed that it contained wheat. Fortunately, I had brought my own packets of San-J Wheat-Free Organic Tamari Soy Sauce. You can find this brand at Whole Foods and other local health food stores.

A note of caution about miso soup and salad dressings: Some miso soups, but not all, are made with a broth that contains barley or soy sauce. Some traditional ginger/citrus salad dressings may also contain soy sauce.

What it looks like:

On this plate:


  • salmon (shake)
  • tuna (maguro)
  • and white fish (shiromi)


  • tuna rolls (small cuts of tuna pressed in sushi rice and wrapped in nori)


  • tuna
  • salmon
  • cooked shrimp (ebi) sushi

+ wasabi (Japanese horseradish) and slices of pickled ginger

I sat at the sushi bar and watched the chef prepare and artfully arrange this platter. Here was a delightful sampler that Gluten-Free diners can safely enjoy. Since we have to avoid things like crab (imitation crabsticks are often made with wheat starch), tamago (cooked egg often contains soy sauce), and tempura rolls (batter may contain wheat), I was happy to dine on this fresh fish-focused selection.

Green Note: Sake House’s entire Japanese Lunch and Dinner menu, including sakes, beers, and wines, is available for easy Online Order for takeout.

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2 CommentsLeave a comment

  1. You take the most amazing pics, Celeste!
    That looks soooo good!!! Now, I want sushi for dinner tonight…

    • Thanks for the comment, Chie! Working on this post this morning, I wanted some sushi for breakfast! 🙂

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