True Food Kitchen - Hackensack
True Food Kitchen is a restaurant and lifestyle brand inspired by the philosophy that food should make you feel better, and that great tasting food and thoughtfully crafted beverages can serve as the foundation for a life well lived. From nutrient-dense staples and carefully sourced proteins to little-known superfoods, True Food Kitchen is committed to sourcing the most responsible, creative, in-season ingredients.
- 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
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Ok. Nothing much to rave about
There was nothing memorable about this meal. When you go out to eat at a restaurant the food should be delicious. You return to a restaurant over and over because you have ordered some food items that taste so wonderful you are drawn back to that restaurant. You crave that starter or entre or dessert but not here ! True Food Kitchen needs to up their game or they will be gone in 1 year from now ! Sorry to be so harsh.
Love that TFK serves healthy fare. However, that doesn’t always translate to flavorful food. Drinks were excellent as were apps: especially the cauliflower. However, entrees were bland and dry. Seabass fir $30 was uninspiring and spaghetti squash casserole was dull. Strange that the only milk for coffee is oat milk when there is plenty of dairy on the menu-why draw the line there? Overall good but not dying to go back
Great food with a healthy bent. Atmosphere seems to be geared toward young families. Wait staff very friendly and helpful. Great to have such healthy options when I’m not in the mood to cook.
Fortunately we were able to sit outside, excellent menu choices
Delicious food and great ambiance. Very sanitary too
Service was inattentive. Had the sea bass. It was overcooked and very dry. We were six and entrees didn’t all come out at the same time. Waiter cleared half the dishes and never came back for the rest or to ask if we wanted dessert etc. had to flag down the manager just to get a check.
Our server was in a very hot hurry and seemed to not have time to take our food and drink order; really disappointing.
Also, disappointing was staring at the lipstick stain on my glass.
I hope this isn't going to be one of the cases when a restaurant starts off strong and goes downhill....
New experience! Six of us had mixed reactions. Too much fennel, too much cilantro, for some. Perfect for others.
Our waiter and his assistant who is training could not have been more lovely and warm. The food however was almost an hour of all the hamburger was burnt to a crisp the cauliflower had absolutely no flavor and tasted like it was thawed out from frozen we ordered sparkling water and got flat it was a disaster and they only charged us for one meal I would never go back the only redeeming quality was the lovely waiter his name was Leo
Carrie, I am so sorry to hear about your experience with us. If you could please give me a call at the restaurant to further discuss i would greatly appreciate that. Thank you, Mitch
Not the waiters fault. But the bartender was slow. Our appetizer came before our drinks. And don't alter the menu!!! They don't understand that. And as for a cocktail not on the menu, forget it. I think maybe everything is predate and the just pour as needed. I wanted one drink and they couldn't do it, because they out of nutmeg. So I said skip it and he said that can't be done. What?
Dominik, I am so sorry to hear about your subpar experience with us. If you could please give me a call at the restaurant to further discuss i would greatly appreciate that. Waiting that long to a beverage is not our standard and i would love to turn this experience into a great one. Thank you, Mitch
I’ve been here a few times and always gave you 5 stars. This time I was bringing people to your restaurant and didn’t have good experience. There was hair in one pizza, couldn’t make two drinks because was missing one ingredient and waiter was not like the past I’ve had. Sorry to say I was very disappointed this time.
Chelli I am so sorry to hear about your subpar experience with us. If you could please give me a call at the restaurant to further discuss i would greatly appreciate that. Thank you, Mitch
Food is great! I was told that it's good for people who have an anti-inflammatory diet. It's my second time here and I have never felt bloated after eating. Also, get their cookie dessert.
Thank you for the 5 STARS Tiffany! We look forward to serving you again soon!
I decided to give this place another try after having a bad take-out experience. I liked the menu and the outdoor dining option so I met my friend here for dinner. I ordered the skinny margarita which came without salt and was heavy on the cucumber. Maybe that works for some but it tasted more like a cucumber cocktail than a margarita.
For dinner, I had the grilled chicken parm. The chicken came in two round circles (not flat like most chicken parm) with burnt cheese on both ends. The chicken was chewy and very hard to cut with the cutlery provided. We also didn’t have cutlery when we got our meals.
Overall this was another disappointing experience at the True Food Kitchen, especially since I met a friend here from out of state and was trying to take him for a nice dinner. I don’t anticipate returning here for a third let-down.
Lisa, I am so sorry to hear about your experience with us. If you could please give me a call at the restaurant to further discuss i would greatly appreciate that. I look forward to hearing from you Thank you, Mitch
Food needed more flavoring. Everything was bland
I am so sorry to hear about your experience with us in regards to the taste of food. Please contact the restaurant so we can discuss this further. Thank you.
Waiter Elvis was excellent and the Manager solved a little issue the right way. Customers are valued and remarks are recognized.
Thank you for the feedback Antonius. I am happy to hear that we were able to recognize and address the issue right away and turn your experience around. We look forward to serving you again soon!
Excellent food and service. Also, great drink menu! Can’t wait to go back.
Thank you for the 5 STARS Jennifer. We hope to see you again soon!
Everything is always delish. Drinks aren’t very strong, but tasty nonetheless.
Thank you so much for the stars, hope to see you again soon
Fresh, delicious food, nice ambience, and great service. Will definitely go back. Also the squash pie for dessert was stellar!
Lauren, Thank you for the 5 STARS! I love to hear that your enjoyed your squash pie as that is one of my personal favorites. We look forward to serving you soon!
Met my granddaughter at her request and was pleasantly surprised. The food was very delicious and service was good…. I will go back!
Thank you for the 5 STARS!
Ok food which came quickly. Without plates, napkins or utensils! Service poor! Plenty of servers who had to be asked several times for place settings and ordered drinks. Some servers were not wearing masks over noses. Disgusting!
Hello, I am truly apologize about your dining experience with us. Could you please call and speak to manager to further discuss where we had a miss. I would love to make it right and give you a 5 star experience. Thank you, Mitch
We were a bit disappointed because my husband and I were there before and the food was excellent. This time I ordered the sea bass and it was so overcooked that you
could not tell what type of fish it was. For a $30 entree
it should have been cooked perfectly
Will go back but maybe just for lunch. The restaurant is
nice and roomy and the drinks are delicious
I was wondering why the place was so empty on a Saturday night maybe because the food is not what it was
Hello Maria, I am so sorry to hear about your experience with us. Could you please call and speak to manager to further discuss where we had a miss. I would love to make it right and give you a 5 star experience. Thank you, Mitch
had to wait 25 minutes for a glass of wine. appetizers and dinner came before the wine.
Hello Jeff, I am so sorry to hear about your experience with us. Could you please call and speak to manager to further discuss where we had a miss. I would love to make it right and give you a 5 star experience. Thank you, Mitch
Food is amazing. They are very accommodating and customer friendly. However, app is very frustrating and technology does not work at the tables. When reaching out to company to try for help. Not responsive. Disappointing, as the food is amazing.
Not sure I will go back now
Hello, I am so sorry to hear about your experience with the app. If you contact our location or the even next time you dine in, we would be happy to assist you. Thank you and we look forward to serving you again soon! Mitch
Our server was not attentive when we needed him - to pay the bill, to bring drinks. The food was under-seasoned and meats were overcooked. We love the TFK brand and have visited several locations, but we’ve had a lackluster experience at this location 2x.
Hello, I am so sorry to hear about your take out experience with us. Could you please call and speak to manager to further discuss where we had a miss. I would love to make it right and give you a 5 star experience. Thank you, Mitch
Drinks were great. Food was tasty and cooked well. The seasonal menu for the Fall was a welcome change and the kitchen did a good job of getting food out quick and with quality.
Thank you for your review Tony! I am so happy to hear that you a great experience with us. We look forward to serving you again soon. Mitch
The food is healthy and delicious. The staff is very friendly. Service is awesome. I will go back highly recommended
Thank you for the 5 STARS Annie! We look forward to serving you soon!
Lunch with friends. Great service, clean, spacious and overall a very good experience.
Thank you for the 5 STARS Ebbie!
upbeat atmosphere, contemporary decor, refreshing menu - healthy and delicious
So good! Great service & food! Free bday dessert during bday month too!!
Thank you for the 5 STARS Jacqueline! Very happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us. I hope to see you back soon, Alyssa Amberlea Sierra
Food was excellent. Service was basically non-existent. Literally took 30 min to get four glasses of club soda and that set the stage for the whole meal’s service. We were sitting outside on the patio, a few other tables were seated as well and it wasn’t that crowded inside either. Need to step up their service game!
Felt a bit rushed as we were seated after 9.
There were issues with the app so I couldn’t pay on the app. The 10 dollar coupon was not loaded in my account.
I am so sorry to hear about you experience and would love to make it right. Please contact me at the restaurant directly to speak about your experience. Thank you, Alyssa Amberlea Sierra
Amazing healthy food options and friendly knowledgeable staff! It’s become our “home” kitchen away from home 💫
Excellent food. Love the Turkey burgers, also enjoyed the Strawberry cocktail.
Sandra, I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed the turkey burger and strawberry smash! We look forward to serving you again soon! Many thanks, Alyssa Amberlea Sierra
Server was nice. Food was either so spicy that I needed to drink water with every bite or so bland and no taste at all. Love the edamame dumplings but had 2 orders of it, one for my husband and one for me, one order had 5 dumplings and the other had 4.
Janet, I thank you for sharing your feedback but i also am truly very sorry for you experience with us. I would love to make this right and give you the 5 Star experience that you deserve. Please call me at restaurant. I hope to hear from you soon. Thank you, Alyssa Amberlea Sierra
Delicious bowls and salads, all healthy and organic. Scene is casual, outside seating is nice. very California vibe
Thank you so much for the review Karen! We hope to see you back soon! Many thanks, Alyssa Amberlea Sierra
Consistently good food , great to sit outside and did not feel rushed.
Thank you so much for your feedback! I am very happy to hear that our food has been consistent during your visits.We hope to see you back soon! Thank you, Alyssa Amberlea Sierra
Disappointed with salad. Actually salad was good. Added grilled chicken to it. Chicken was dry and no flavor. Had hummus appetizer it was good. With 3 other people they liked their meals.
Shari, I am so sorry to hear that we missed the mark with the chicken in your salad. I would love to personally invite you back into the restaurant and give you a great culinary experience from start to finish. I genuinely appreciate your feedback and will use this as a coaching moment to my team. Thank you so much, Christina Ampudia
Service was great. Very accommodating and customer service was outstanding
Thank you for the 5 STARS! Christina Ampudia
Very good, very unique. Good quality food, great cocktails
Thank you for the 5 STARS! Christina Ampudia
You can order delivery directly from True Food Kitchen - Hackensack using the Order Online button. True Food Kitchen - Hackensack also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (551) 295-7401.
True Food Kitchen - Hackensack is rated 4.3 stars by 213 OpenTable diners.
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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.