True Food Kitchen - Columbus

4.6
333 Reviews
$30 and under
American
True Food Kitchen is a health-driven restaurant and bar inspired by a philosophy that food should make you feel better, not worse, and that great tasting food can serve as the foundation for a life well lived. True Food’s seasonal menu emphasizes wholesome, seasonal ingredients with thoughtful preparations to highlight the natural health benefits and flavors of each ingredient.

From thoughtfully crafted cocktails, such as the Citrus Skinny Margarita, made with fresh-pressed citrus and organic tequila, to nutrient-dense dishes like the Edamame Dumplings, Ancient Grains with miso-glazed sweet potatoes and an antioxidant rich Flourless Chocolate Cake, True Food Kitchen’s menu celebrates variety and caters to every food preference with an assortment of delicious vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 333 people are saying
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipSilly
Columbus
23 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the chicken parmigiana with vegetables. The chicken was tasty and the vegetables were excellent

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vipJackC
Columbus
27 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good food collection.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food5service2ambience4

We made a reservation for 6 people on open table, but the restaurant did not honor it. The one hostess was really rude to our group and made us wait an hour for a table that we had a confirmed reservation for.

However, the drinks and food slightly made up for her poor customer service skills. We enjoyed our meal and once we got to our seat, the service was overall pretty good.

True Food Kitchen - Columbus
Responded 5 days ago

I am so sorry to hear about the misunderstanding at our host stand. My name is Christy Babcock and I am the dining room manager here at True Food Kitchen Columbus. I would love the opportunity to talk to you over the phone so I can personally see that this situation gets fix and to invite you back in to have the experience you deserve. We truly are sorry to hear that our expectations were not met on this visit and we are thankful for the feedback. I look forward to hearing from you.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
9 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Appetizer came out before drinks! Bar was a little backed up - chicken Parmesan a little dry but still had good flavor - chicken in Cobb salad was a little dry to - have been here several times and love it - tonight’s was not exceptional but it was still good

True Food Kitchen - Columbus
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you so much for your feedback, we truly appreciate every coaching opportunity for our team to become better. We are so sorry that the chicken was not up to our standards and would love to have you back in to find a dish you absolutely love on us for your next visit. Please contact me at the store my name is Christy Babcock and I am the dining room manager!

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vipWEPJR
Columbus
19 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall1food5service1ambience5

We are very frequent diners at TFK. We asked for outside seating and some spacing as we are high risk. We were sat at a table for two no more than 2 feet from an adjacent table. Some 4-seat tables with much more spacing were available but the hostess said she couldn’t seat us there as they were too busy.
We left and ate somewhere else that was more accommodating.
You just screwed some very loyal customers and acted like you didn’t care.

True Food Kitchen - Columbus
Responded 5 days ago

We thank you for leaving us feedback, we use this to coach our team to ensure a great guest experience. I want to personally apologize that we fell short on this visit and would love the opportunity to continue having you in as a loyal guest. If you would please call me at the store I would love to talk to you and make this right as this is not the high standard we hold ourselves to. I look forward to talking to you soon. - Lisa Fox, General Manager

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Sisters
Columbus
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Overall good experience. One of the best patio seating areas!

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DavidW
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the shrimp tacos and the chopped salad with salmon. The shrimp was surprisingly fresh and the salmon was perfectly grilled. The balance of the salad was flavorful and combined different textures and flavors. We will definitely return.

My only objection is that the noise level was higher than I would prefer. We could still converse without raising our voices, but all the voices and sounds rebounded from the walls and lessened our enjoyment of the meal. we may try an outdoor table on our next visit to avoid this issue

True Food Kitchen - Columbus
Responded on July 26, 2021

David, thanks so much for taking the time to leave us a review and the 5 stars! Next time you're in we would love for you to enjoy the patio space!

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JM170
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first time there- great quinoa salad and service outside on the covered patio.

True Food Kitchen - Columbus
Responded on July 26, 2021

Thanks for the 5 stars, happy you got to enjoy our lovely patio :) We look forward to serving you again!

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vipSusanJ
Columbus
7 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!! Can’t wait to go back!

True Food Kitchen - Columbus
Responded on July 24, 2021

Thank you so much for the review Susan! We're very lucky to have such a warm and welcoming Team and happy to hear that we took such great care of you. We look forward to hosting you at TFK again soon! :D :D

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vipHeatherD
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as always!!! Love True Foods in all locations so thrilled to have one here locally :)

True Food Kitchen - Columbus
Responded on July 24, 2021

Thank you so much Heather and thanks for being a loyal fan :) We're happy to hear you enjoyed your visit at TFK Columbus and look forward to having you back soon.

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JanS
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Love the patio. Very comfortable.
Our server was very knowledgeable and friendly

True Food Kitchen - Columbus
Responded on July 24, 2021

Jan-Thank you so much for this stellar review! We're happy to hear you enjoyed TFK and we look forward to hosting you again soon! Thrilled to hear you had great service :)

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
18 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Menu has fresh food but very limited, small portions (especially for price- over $50 for a salad, two tacos, and two non-alcoholic drinks) and missing some basics for picky eaters. My husband and I eat out a lot and have been servers before, so we are pretty flexible when it comes to service. The server barely came to our table, didn’t check on food and drinks, stood there and waited for our credit card without offering the check, etc. I rarely leave a review like this, but with all the choices for dining in the area, felt like I needed to share.

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GregoryK
Columbus
10 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent and delicious.

True Food Kitchen - Columbus
Responded on July 18, 2021

Gregory, thanks for your loyalty. We're so happy to hear you always have a 5 star experience! Have an amazing week!!!

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Clint
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food was good. Place was nice. Server forced the check on us before we were even done eating. Never cleared the dirty plates.

True Food Kitchen - Columbus
Responded on July 19, 2021

Clint, thanks for the review! We would appreciate if we could have more details if you are willing to share. We use this information to coach and continue to be better. Please reach out to me at the store so we can make it right for you. -Lisa Fox, General Manager

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vipTjb1
Naples
33 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

A unique experience. Food choices were interesting. My granddaughter and I throughly enjoyed it. My husband liked it and my son who is a true carnivore not so much

True Food Kitchen - Columbus
Responded on July 19, 2021

Thanks for your feedback and taking the time to leave it! We hope to have you back in :)

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DougS
Columbus
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great place. food was excellent. good job on social distancing of tables

True Food Kitchen - Columbus
Responded on July 18, 2021

Thank you so much Doug! We're happy to hear you enjoyed your visit at TFK and look forward to having you back soon!

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SamanthaC
Columbus
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was incredibly delicious!! They were out of a few items but all other choices were just as good as what we wanted. Pricey, but healthy, good food is worth it.

True Food Kitchen - Columbus
Responded on July 17, 2021

Thank you so much for the rave review Samantha! We can't wait for you to try more on your next visit! You should look into joining our rewards program for some special offers :) See you soon!

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Nick
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

True Food offers a great mix of delicious and healthy options for those of any diet. Have been multiple times and always have a wonderful experience.

True Food Kitchen - Columbus
Responded on July 14, 2021

Nick! Thank you so much. We think you are just as wonderful as this review!

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MargaretF
Columbus
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Good Earth Kale Cobb salad I ordered with shrimp was excellent. I have never had such fresh produce before in a restaurant. This is now my favorite restaurant!

True Food Kitchen - Columbus
Responded on July 14, 2021

Margaret! Thank you so much for the review! We appreciate it! We strive to serve the most fresh ingredients every day !

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MartinQ
Columbus
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Everything was good. A tad pricey for the product. Service was excellent from start to finish. The food was flavorful and the portions were small.

True Food Kitchen - Columbus
Responded on July 13, 2021

Martin, we are happy you enojyed your experience and that service was excellent! Please consider joining our true rewards program, you aquire points for every $ you spend and a $10 off coupon to use after you've signed up! We appreicate you taking the time to leave feedback. Have an awesome week!

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Debi
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Deliciousness with friendly service.

True Food Kitchen - Columbus
Responded on July 13, 2021

Debi, thank you so much for your kind words, it means a lot to us!

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AllisonW
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a delightful dinner and will be returning! The staff was helpful but not intrusive and the food was fresh and delicious.

True Food Kitchen - Columbus
Responded on July 12, 2021

Thank you so much for shouting from the rooftops just how awesome TFK is, we can't wait to have you join us again. Thank you Allison!

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BeverleyS
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This has become our favorite restaurant for lunch, after having visited twice. The food is healthful and beautifully prepared, and the service was great. Excellent cappuccino, salads, and brunch menu.

True Food Kitchen - Columbus
Responded on July 12, 2021

Beverly, thanks for taking the time to leave us a review! We are thrilled you had such a pleseant experience and look forward to serving you again!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall3food1service4ambience4

Ordered the Shrimp tacos like 3 others at our table and it came with the shells on. Food was a little on the cold side as well. Best thing we had were drinks.

True Food Kitchen - Columbus
Responded on July 11, 2021

So sorry to heard that your shrimp tacos were not up to our standards. We will use this as a coaching team for our back of house associates and chef team. We would love to have you back in and give you the experience you deserve. We are however glad to hear you liked the drinks!

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JudithB
Columbus
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

too noisy but fresh and well-prepared food and great wait staff

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow honestly the food was more than I could imagine! I haven’t felt this good leaving a restaurant in years! The server was so amazing, and knew the menu like the back of her hand. We’re a picky table ( haha) and she handled it and accommodated us easily and made my boyfriend a super fan as well. I can’t not stress how good the watermelon tartar is ! For sure coming back next week! Go now and bring all your family and friends you won’t regret!!!

True Food Kitchen - Columbus
Responded on July 11, 2021

Wow! Thank you so so much for all the kind words! We cannot stress how grateful we are for repeat happy guests! Thank you for taking the time to leave such an amazing review and we look forward to having you back!

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So excited True Food Kitchen is finally in Columbus, I used to go in Boca and have missed it since moving to Ohio. The whole experience was delightful. Thank you to our wonderful server/bartender Grace and the management team for making our evening so special and sending dessert out with a candle for my grandmothers birthday! I had to talk her into coming and now it’s one of her new favorite places.

True Food Kitchen - Columbus
Responded on July 11, 2021

Thank you so much! We were so excited to have you and your grandmother in to celebrate her birthday! We love that we became one of her favorties and cannot wait to have you back in! Thank you again for choosing us!

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ErinS
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was to celebrate birthdays! Everyone was great!

True Food Kitchen - Columbus
Responded on July 11, 2021

Erin we think you are five stars too!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience2

Ok to try but the service on top of the price of the food doubtful I will return.
Will be and empty building at Easton by spring of next year.

True Food Kitchen - Columbus
Responded on July 5, 2021

We are so sorry to hear about your experience. This is not up to our standards and is not the experience we wanted you to have! Please reach out to our management team so we can learn how to fix this!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience4

Vegan Double cheeseburger was really good service was awful

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Shelli
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time at True Kitchen and I loved everything about it!! Service and atmosphere were great and really enjoyed the food and that it tasted so fresh!

True Food Kitchen - Columbus
Responded on July 3, 2021

Shelli, thank you so much for the review and five stars! We take pride in the fresh ingredients we get to serve our guests everyday. Come see us soon!

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KariR
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is delicious. They decor is perfect for the experience. Service was fast and friendly.

True Food Kitchen - Columbus
Responded on July 3, 2021

Kari, thank you so much for the review and five stars. We love that you love the decor as much as we do! See you soon!

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Crleeqs
Columbus
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant. never disappoints. I tried the Watermelon/Avocado Tar Tar and was delicious!!!

True Food Kitchen - Columbus
Responded on July 3, 2021

Thank you is much! We are running the Watermelon and Avocado Tartare special till the end of July!

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again, the food was outstanding, our server was attentive, and our experience was enjoyable.

True Food Kitchen - Columbus
Responded on July 1, 2021

Thank you so much! We strive to make the guest experience wonderful every time!

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ElaineE
Nashville
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Because our out of town guests were on a tight schedule, we decided to go to True Food Kitchen because the restaurant takes reservations. We were impressed with the look of the restaurant - bright colors, clean and airy, modern look, nice looking patio. The menu definitely offered something to please everyone. Because we were there on a weekend, we were able to order from the brunch menu as well as the regular menu. We were happy to see so many vegetarian entrees. The presentation of our meals was very attractive. Ingredients were all fresh, colorful, and delicious. The restaurant is conveniently located near both a parking garage, and a large parking lot. We will definitely be returning to the True Food Kitchen.

True Food Kitchen - Columbus
Responded on July 1, 2021

Elaine, Thank you so much for the kind words! We are happy that you and your guests had an amazing time! Brunch is for sure one of our favorites as well! Cannot wait to have you back

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ITgirl
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Eat outside on the nice patio. Vegan pizza was really good. Hostess
was good and waitress was really busy but did good too.

True Food Kitchen - Columbus
Responded on July 3, 2021

Exciting news our patio is open year round, and we always have a vegan pizza on the menu! Thank you so much and we will see you soon!

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MJ2020
Tampa
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

I had high hopes after seeing other reviews and looked forward to dining here. Started out by ordering a glass of Pino Grigio. The server came back and said they were out of it, so I ordered a glass of Chardonnay instead. At least 20 minutes went by and I had no wine. Although it was a busy Saturday night, people who were seated next to us received their bottle of wine (from the same server) while I was still waiting for my glass to appear. Finally it arrived with a sorry. My friend and I split the cauliflower appetizer. It was decent. I ordered the spaghetti squash casserole. The portion was tiny and it was rather mushy. The cheese melted on top was the best part. When the bill came everything was on one check. How about asking your customers if they would like everything on one bill or separate? Overall my experience was disappointing and this place missed the mark in several areas. I won’t be returning.

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Crleeqs
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a fantastic dinner, service, and atmosphere at True Food!! Highly recommend.

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Mamag
Columbus
9 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

True Food Kitchen had many good menu choices. I also tried something from the drink and the dessert menu. Both were very good. I would definitely go here again.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, good food, bright, open restaurant. Very happy.

True Food Kitchen - Columbus
Responded on June 27, 2021

Thank you so much for this review! We really strive for this time of experience every time for every guest! See you soon!

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You can order delivery directly from True Food Kitchen - Columbus using the Order Online button. True Food Kitchen - Columbus also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (614) 269-8910.

True Food Kitchen - Columbus is rated 4.6 stars by 333 OpenTable diners.

True Food Kitchen - Columbus does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://truefoodkitchen.cashstar.com/store/recipient?locale=en-us.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.