About Tru Grits

Tru Grits is a Chef-Inspired Modern American Asian Cuisine that serves simply-prepared, well-balanced, and genuine cooking through inventive fusion technique. We aim to deliver a memorable experience with enjoyable food and friendly service. We start from scratch every day with fresh, seasonal, and local ingredients that come from our dedicated farmers in Bakersfield, California, and on-site vegetable garden.

1221 South Harbor boulevard
Anaheim, CA 92805
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Asian, Southern

Hours of Operation:
Daily 7:00 am–12:00 am

Cross Street:
Ball Road & Harbor Blvd

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(714) 758-0900

Website:
http://www.tru-grits.com/

Entertainment:
Friday and Saturday nights

Catering:
Let our experienced catering and sales team help you plan the perfect meeting or event. Contact us at info@tru-grits.com to inquire about bookings.

Parking Details:
Complimentary valet and self parking available

Private Party Facilities:
Tru Grits is available for private bookings and events. In conjunction with Hotel Ménage, we offer up to 7,500 square feet of flexible meeting space, including our unique 2,500 square feet ballroom, outdoor Palapa Bar, and large tropical pool area. Our unique spaces provide many different options from large events and dinner parties to private meetings and intimate gatherings. We offer a professional meeting and catering staff who are committed to providing the best experience every step of the way. Let our experienced catering and sales team help you plan the perfect meeting or event. Contact us at info@tru-grits.com to inquire about bookings.

Private Party Contact:
Sales/Catering: (949) 505-5087

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Hotel Ménage boasts over 5,000 sq. ft. of meeting space and private rooms for intimate dinners including a 2,500 sq. ft. Ballroom and over an acre of Tropical poolside space. Whether hosting a large or intimate wedding, private party, corporate event or business meeting, Hotel Ménage and Tru Grits offers the perfect venue for every occasion.

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Details

The "Tru" Thanksgiving celebrations have become legendary thanks to great food and awesome vibes, located just a block from Disney in Anaheim! This year, we feature a "Chef's Table" three-course menu. Wet your whistle with our premium wine, craft beer and signature cocktails from our mixologists.

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3.6

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3.6

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3.7

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Moderate

71% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Groups (381)
Fit for Foodies (285)
Great for Lunch (215)
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Kid-friendly (191)
Neighborhood Gem (163)
Special Occasion (134)
Romantic (130)
Vibrant Bar Scene (105)
Hot Spot (93)
Late-night Find (85)
Great for Brunch (50)
Notable Wine List (35)
Great for Outdoor Dining (24)
Scenic View (12)
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 11, 2015

Was not the place I was hoping it would be. Unfortunately, I feel add if I wasted my friends time going there. May be hard for me to recommend places to my friend now.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 26, 2015

But bad margaritas.

Staff were great, very attentive - there were only two tables on a Tuesday night in January although a full bar.

Food is decent, menu is out of date on Open Table... Everything I was going to order was no longer on the menu :-(

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 16, 2015

Variety of choices on menu made it easy to keep everyone happy. Save room for dessert.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 18, 2014

This was the most bizarre place. The room was very loud, the service was friendly but marginally trained, the patrons were a mix of a bride in a full length dress, an obese woman wearing a jog bra and a noisy group of business colleagues who dominated the noise level. While the menu read as potentially adventuresome, the execution was below mediocre and disappointing. I WILL NOT return.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on October 18, 2014

But the noise level was very high. This restaurant is part of a hotel and seems like they put it right in the lobby area...so therefore, very open, echo-y and noisy. But, the food was very good. So, if you don't mind noise...its a great place!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 20, 2014

The food here was awesome. I was looking for something close to Disneyland, but away from the park as my parents were in for a conference at the Disneyland Hotel. The menu had various portions, from tapas style to gargantuan burgers. All the food we had was good as we ended up trying something from everyone's plate .

Tags: Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Dallas)·Dined on June 1, 2014

I stood for a long time at the entrance before anyone acknowledged me. When I finally got seated I realized it was by the breakfast buffet and then sat through the noise of that being torn down. The service was slow, but the food was good. Wouldn't go back.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 20, 2014

I received a confirmation of my reservation for 730am and the restaurant was closed for breakfast. I set his up for an interview meeting so it did not make me look professional. Kurt

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 (Orange County)·Dined on May 11, 2014

Ate here while staying at the hotel. Good food. Service was good.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on May 7, 2014

Can one really expect decent fare, nicely prepared at a hotel just outside the gates of Disneyland? I was skeptical, but was nicely surprised at American Tavern. Everything was really nicely prepared and flavorful. The menu is varied and shows some creativity. The chef even came out, talked to us about our meals, and told us what he plans for the summer menu. It all sounded great. If I'm back in the area on business again, I would dine here.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Orange County)·Dined on May 4, 2014

They were not aware of my reservation nor did they have a table ready for my party. 5-7 min later we get seated. No one advises us we need to pay in order to receive a plate. Finally somehow we find where to pay and I let them know we want the unlimited mimosas. Mimosas do not make it to our table for 30 MIN's!!! In the meantime one comes to check on us or bring clean plates. Some of my party used the same plate when returning to the buffet, my husband and I just left our dirty plates on the counter because we didn't know what to do with them. Finally, when we are pretty much done eating we receive our mimosas. I had really high hopes for this place but sadly it did not meet any of my expectations.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 18, 2014

Everything was great all the way down to the acoustic guitar player. Very nice, comfortable and affordable. Our server was just awful though. Management and the chef fixed everything. Can not rate this place horrible for one server messing it up. When my wife didn't like the plate she received they quickly brought her something else. They aim to please and are wonderful about it. Thanks to the wonderful management for saving the night. :)

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 17, 2014

Burrata salad was great but salmon special was over cooked and over salted. Service was very slow.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on March 2, 2014

Nice place located in the lobby of a hotel near disneyland. Come at night time and
enjoy disney's firework show while you dine.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch, Late-night Find, Great for Lunch
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 (Orange County)·Dined on February 24, 2014

This was my husband and I's first time at American Tavern Eatery. We decided to try it because of their participation in Restaurant Week. How could we not? A 3 course menu AND beer for $30? Our server was Fernando and he was FANTASTIC! Could NOT have been happier with the service that he provided. He was very friendly and attentive. Our food was delicious and came out at a fairly quick pace. I started off the night with a house salad, then had the Shrimp Scampi for my entree and ended my meal with the brownie sundae. Everything I had met my expectations. We would DEFINITELY come back again!

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Orange County)·Dined on February 23, 2014

This was a great meal to start off our week!

Molly was great and was nice to my kiddos!

thanks!

Kimberly

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly
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 (Orange County)·Dined on February 21, 2014

Neat spot close to Disneyland that has the right idea, they just need to enhance it a little.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Joaquin)·Dined on February 13, 2014

We had our Valentines dinner here. The atmosphere loud. We ordered the bacon cheese fries with wine as an appetizer and it was very basic with fries completely covered with cheese. The cheese overpowered this dish and tasted like a processed cheese. We had the hangover burger and bacon wrapped scallops as our main course. The bacon scallops were again smothered in this processed cheese so at this point we told our waiter about this bland taste. He argued with us about the taste. We ordered a side salad just to get the taste out of our mouth. In the end I was shocked that not only were we charged for every dish, we were also charged for the side salad to cover the bad taste. Very disappointing. We would not go back.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on February 7, 2014

We picked this spot randomly and had a wonderful experience! Food, ambiance and service were all great.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 6, 2014

The restaurant was not very busy, but that did not improve the dinner service. Our server was very nice, but could not handle the few diners that were there. The food was a disappointment. Usually my complaint is that there is no seasoning. This time the salt flowed in abundance. Honestly one of the worst risottos I've eaten.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2013

We Had a Great dinner here after a long day of site seeing. The staff was friendly and attentive. I had fish tacos that were very good.
Their pretzel bread was a hit with the kids. Given it was New Year's Eve and based on comments from other diners we didn't have high expectations. After dining we were pleasantly surprised. The live two piece band was a nice touch as well. The highlight of the evening was the great viewing spot this place has at the pool bar for the Disneyland fire works! I would go back to the restaurant.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 20, 2013

Located inside the Menage a nice little place with great food, and even better prices. Wonderful service and live entertainment on Friday and Saturday. I highly recommend this place for a date or with the family, it is that good.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on December 9, 2013

I choose this restaurant as it was in the Hotel Menage (near Disneyland) that we were at attending a meeting. We knew we would be out of the meeting at 7pm, and thought we would eat at their restaurant. It was a cold room, The tables were not attractively set up or inviting. It was more like a fast food restaurant with alcohol. We opted to eat at the bar, as there were more people there, and the Monday night football game was in. We had a cocktail, which was made ok. A little pricey for the place. My husband had their hamburger, which he said was good, but was not served with anything. I just had a flat bread 4 cheese pizza, which was tasty. Probably will never eat there again. This cost us $45.00.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 28, 2013

Had the best Thanksgiving turkey dinner at American tavern. It was the perfect place to take my family for a decadent meal on Thanksgiving. The bacon wrapped dates, shrimp scampi, and smoked salmon goat cheese spread were some of our favorites. Along with a delicious Traditional Turkey dinner. It was all to die for! And how could I forget the pumpkin pie and warm brownie topped with vanilla ice cream for dessert. Yummy! Hands down was one of the best Thanksgivings I've ever experienced. Thank you Tavern for giving us a wonderful experience.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Detroit)·Dined on August 13, 2013

Located inside Hotel Menage, right next to Disneyland. Nice ambiance, good food. Real nice menu with great selections. All three of our meals and one appetizer was very good. If it hadn't been the non-attentive waitress (had to ask the busboy to find our waitress), who it turns out, walked past our table 4 times without acknowledging us, I would have rated the restaurant higher.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Kid-friendly
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 (Orange County)·Dined on August 10, 2013

I was expecting more from the pictures and description. No one greeted us. We went outside and sat at tables by bar. Then went inside and sat at bar. It was basically a hotel restaurant and would be good if u stayed there. We left after not getting anyone to serve us.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on March 29, 2013

Food took a long time, was cold when it arrived, and seemed cheap. On the positive side, our waitress, Toni, was very kind and did her best to make us happy.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on March 7, 2013

Was very different when it was "K'ya". Now it's a big empty room with formica tables scattered around. Food was just OK.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on March 3, 2013

With this restaurant's close location to the Disneyland parks, I thought it might be a real find for dining choices! My first visit was not promising. I will give it one more try. The restaurant is in the lobby of the Hotel Menage, and offers free parking. The light and open feel was a plus. Service was inattentive, our orders were incorrect and instead of refilling water, the water glasses were taken away. The food was okay and reasonable. Offering a version of caprese salad that was almost inedible seems misguided. If dining out and prompting your waiter to WRITE THE ORDER DOWN, ASKING for beverage refills, and being patient in an empty restaurant 30 minutes before you can order doesn't bother you, then American Tavern might be for you.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on March 1, 2013

They should remove the Tiki Bar smoking option.

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 (Denver)·Dined on June 30, 2012

Great food, great service, very cool place. Not very busy at all, but it should be. Glad we found this place instead of all the chains and touristy places around Disneyland. In a very cool hotel with interesting decor and felt very comfortable. The kids loved it too. Yummy!!!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 6, 2012

I just didn't think it was as special and different as the website made it seem. The menu structure could use some organizing. I think the idea behind the restaurant is awesome. This place has great potential. I think it is really up to the staff to know their product and help create that foodie excitement.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic
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 (Orange County)·Dined on May 25, 2012

Is the food good? It depends on what you ordered. The venue, being in a hotel, is not conducive to taking any chances so, despite the descriptions, everything is pretty ordinary. Having said that, it's great for families, due to the varied choices. The place is a bargain, compared to other Disney-local hotel restaurants. Overall, K'ya meets and exceeds their target market's needs.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 28, 2012

We were excited to try K'ya Street Fare because we love K'ya in Laguna Beach. This one was a huge disappointment. It looks like a Denny's coffee shop that they tried to dress up, but they didn't go far enough. You still feel like you are sitting in a Denny's booth. The food was OK. Some dishes were very good, some were marginal. The margarita comes in a water glass, not too classy. We made a reservation on Open Table, but we didn't need to...the place was nearly empty.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on March 11, 2012

Everything was good, but it started off bad. They let us sit at a tables which was wobbling. I mean, seriously get that fixed or don't sit your costumers there when there are 10 other tables open. The presentation of the food was just bleh. They gave us the food on cheap plates and there was no presentation. The food did taste pretty good, I've got to give them that. But if your looking for ambiance, great food, and some more upscale romantic place for you and your other half. This is not the place.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on March 3, 2012

Loved the food/desserts & the prices!!! MUST TRY THE AMAZING BREAD PUDDING!!! I didn't care for the iceed margarita, great service, beautiful location.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Orange County)·Dined on March 2, 2012

Located within a hotel so only have valet parking. They do not know how to make a good bloody mary.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on March 1, 2012

I was really looking forward to eating here w my family. Unfortunately there was a complete lack of service. Our sever was almost never on the floor & if there's a delay in the kitchen keep your guests informed! Either he forgot something or the kitchen did. We waited 30 minutes for drinks after that we complained about the wait but it was pointless as we ended up leaving the restaurant 2 hours later because everything took so long to come out. Their soups and entrees weren't worth the wait as they were lacking in flavor and overly greasy. Great concept of having many cuisines available in one place....they just don't make any of it well. We all had the bread pudding for dessert and that was fantastic. Everything else was a complete let do.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on February 26, 2012

This was my FIRST oc restaurant week and my FIRST place I went to however it was not a good experience. The waiter didn't know anything about the menu. The food service was extremely slow (we were the first group there for lunch special). The food was not well prepared as for a spicy veggie soup there was shrimp and sausage (some kind of meat in it). Main course was poorly prepared as well. By the time we left we had been there almost 2 hours. I will not be going back there again nor will I suggest it. I will be trying another place and I hope this place will improve my experience on oc restaurant week.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on February 4, 2012

Loved the variety! Everything was great with the exception of the spicy tuna hand roll which didn't taste very fresh. The rice in it was hard and the fish tasted fishy. Overall it was pleasant and happy hour prices make it worth it!

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch
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