True Food Kitchen - Hackensack

4.6
115 Reviews
$30 and under
American

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Good Vegetarian Options
True Food Kitchen in Hackensack is open for indoor dining, patio dining, no-contact pickup & delivery. Patio seating is not reservable but we will do our best to honor your request. Our staff is following stringent sanitation and disinfectant procedures as well as completing daily staff wellness checks to ensure a safe dining environment. Order online at TrueFoodKitchen.com

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.

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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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LauraW
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening. Great vibe, delicious cocktails and entrée. We'll be back soon!

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barbarad
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service1ambience3

Great food . Service not attentive but maybe they didn’t have enough staff to attend to the diners

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vipMargoM
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good and healthy food, excellent cocktails and outstanding service!

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SethSL
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Fantastic service and very good food. Will definitely make a return visit.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and ambiance service was excellent. I only wish the shrimp tacos where three provided they only provided two of them and I was still hungry afterwords. Dessert was good as was the coffee. Dessert avocado key lime pie was delicious.

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vipMyriam
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very good food and food choices. It was very noisy even though tables were well spaced out (place was packed on a Friday evening!!)

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RobinB
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Food is very good - had the edamami guacamole and Umami burger. Has more of a cafeteria vibe - lights were too bright for dinner time. Service was good, but we felt a little rushed. Also felt the menu was limited. Not sorry we went...but not sure we would go back.

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David
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience5

Went to True Kitchen with no rezzie, Host told us 35-40 min wait. I can understand the social distancing thing since it looked like every other table was empty, so okay no big deal, but as we walked away with our name down on the wait list, I opened up Open Table and booked a table available in 15 min. Great I saved 20-30 min. We were greeted with a Hostess this time and we were seated immediately. Waitress came and had no mask... Social Distancing didnt seem like a big issue, hmm so why was the Host being so Snobby with the tables??? She was nice regardless and the non mask wasnt a big issue after all the whole room had maskless diners. While we were in the middle of our dinner, we get the page from True Kitchen saying we have a table ready. We see the guy in the front literally punching into the ipad and we texted back cancelled. He was literally sitting around waiting the whole time, and already let several patrons in without reservations and finally decides to text us that tables were ready after they were all seated... I dunno what all that was about...

Maybe he needs better training or better explanation skills. The other Hostess had no issue even before I told her that we had a reservation on Open Table.

Besides that, the:

Grilled Salmon Dish - 5 stars!
Grass Fed Burger and Kale Salad - 5 Stars!
Poke Bowl Meh... had way better - 2 Stars!
Guac with edamame dip 5 stars!

Bourbon and Apricot was Quenching and tasted great but hardly had any bourbon in it, After 2 and not tasting or feeling any alcohol I felt jipped. $26.. 1 Star...
Skinny Margarita great creation! 5 Stars!

My wife and kids have been to True Kitchen in another state and loves the food, and wanted me to try it. My first impression got screwed up with the Host, but I'll be back for the food. Not sure I'll order the Poke or any cocktails though...

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vipCesarP
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Server was very attentive. Our first time here and we very much enjoyed the food and drinks.

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vipGaryK
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance and food were superb

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vipjoyceK
Naples
112 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

First time at true Food Hackensack. Food was very good as usual. Plenty of healthy choices with good flavor. Will definitely down here again

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vipstaceyW
London
36 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food , loved the atmosphere and the staff was incredibly helpful
We were with 2 people who had nut allergies and they were extremely helpful and aware

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance was pleasant and lively, food was delicious, cocktails were delicious as well and the servers were efficient and kind!

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vipDotS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love that all the ingredients are listed on the menu and the food is absolutely delicious!

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CharlieandTeddi
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved it! Great way to celebrate our anniversary!

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PilarN
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The hostess and was staff were lovely. Fastest and greatest service ever. All of the food was exquisite! We can't wait to go back!!

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JanetD
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very nice. A more diversified menu would be great

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DianneT
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Good for lunch, ambiance more like a cafeteria than restaurant - but overpriced

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vipDANNY
Phoenix
89 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

OUr first trip to True Food in New Jersey. We go all the time to the one in Scottsdale so this was different. I do not like restaurants that are part of a mall as it makes getting to the restaurant much more difficult but this was fine. Food was good. Service was good. It was quite and uncrowded at 5:30 on a Tuesday, just the way we like it.

True Food Kitchen - Hackensack
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you so much for the 5 STARS!!! Looking forward to serving you again soon!

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NickZ
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christina’s professionalism and charisma are unmatched. Thank you for dealing with our issue with such grace and poise. We will certainly be back again.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food and service were great. Very enjoyable lunch.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great! Adamant dumplings were amazing!! Relaxing atmosphere and attentive and professional waiters.

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Vicky
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was yummy and a very clean place! I enjoyed it very much and will be back

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vipOpenTable Diner
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Many delicious vegan options.

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WilliamH
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef Tim is amazing! Great meal...perfect for my vegetarian daughter and vegan husband, but we all truly love it!

True Food Kitchen - Hackensack
Responded on May 25, 2021

Thank you William for the 5 STARS!! So happy your daughter loved the food and I will be sure to let Chef Tim know how much you all enjoyed everything. Looking forward to serving you again soon! Christina

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ToniS
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have eaten there twice. Both times everything was excellent.

True Food Kitchen - Hackensack
Responded on May 25, 2021

Thank you Toni for the 5 STARS!! So happy to hear you have had great experiences. Please let us know the next time you are in! Would love to meet you! Thank you again! Christina

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Anon
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fresh and delicious. Restaurant was clean and staff friendly

True Food Kitchen - Hackensack
Responded on May 25, 2021

Thank you for the 5 STARS!!! We take a lot of pride in our cleanliness and our food. Looking forward to serving you again soon! Christina

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M1979
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we had a great time and will come back many times

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Not a fan of this place. Food is marketed to be “healthy” when it didn’t even taste fresh. We got a pizza and chicken parm, they both tasted like airplane food. Beyond disappointed.

True Food Kitchen - Hackensack
Responded on May 18, 2021

Hello, I am so sorry about your experience. I would love to hear more and invite you back. Please reach out to me by calling the restaurant. Thank you again and I look forward to hearing from you. Christina

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mmcd
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lots of great options for vegetarians, vegans, and meat eaters! Delicious, healthy food, excellent service, nice atmosphere.

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vipVickyD
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Arrived at 6:15 for 6:30 reservation and was told to come back closer to our reservation time, even though restaurant was 1/2 empty. Service was very slow. Obviously still working out some kinks. Disappointing compared to my experience at So California locations.

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AlanF
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Food is great and atmosphere nice, but service so spotty. This is the second time in a row that food did not show up? First time both meals and this time one of four. Wait stuff seems fine but servicing or kitchen staff not so buttoned up.

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vipStephenF
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Finally a place that focuses on quality, healthy and organic foods.

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OrestesU
Miami
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A bit over priced for what we ate. Salmon, turkey burger, and pizza $150.00 a bit pricey because they were not large portions.

True Food Kitchen - Hackensack
Responded on May 18, 2021

Hello, Thank you for the review. We appreciate you letting us know as we always want to get better. I hope you enjoyed the food and we look forward to serving you again soon! Thank you, Christina

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JeromeS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The drum banging of the recorded music was annoying. Everything else was good.

True Food Kitchen - Hackensack
Responded on May 15, 2021

Hello Jerome, I am so happy to hear you had a great experience. Please let me know when you come in again as I would like to try and do something about the music. Looking forward to serving you again. Thank you, Christina

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Lawliss
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience2

The food is fresh and healthy. I ordered a poke bowl and it was very good but not as large as expected. The edamame dumplings were delicious. Spring rolls were so so. We ate outdoors so I can’t comment on the interior ambiance. The outside wasn’t very inviting. Our waitress was excellent - very attentive and pleasant. All in all it’s worth another try and I will go back there.

True Food Kitchen - Hackensack
Responded on May 15, 2021

Thank you for the kind words. Please let me know when you come in again as we want to ensure you have a 5 STAR experience. Happy to hear your server was amazing and looking forward to serving you again. Thank you, Christina

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vipGlambyK
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

My family and I went for Mothers Day and food was great as always.

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jasonv
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience3

I've been to many other TFK's around the country and it is one of my favorite restaurants. Wasn't crazy about the decor of Hackensack compared to the others, and the service was really slow, however the food was great as always. Hopefully the slow service is just due to being new...

True Food Kitchen - Hackensack
Responded on May 15, 2021

Hello Jason, thank you for the 5 STARS. So happy to hear you loved the food, but I am so sorry we missed the mark on service. Please let me know the next time you are in as we want to ensure your service is perfect. Looking forward to serving you again, Christina

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mother Day

True Food Kitchen - Hackensack
Responded on May 15, 2021

Thank you for the 5 STARS! So glad you had a great experience on Mother's Day. Looking forward to serving you again. Christina

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FAQs

True Food Kitchen - Hackensack offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (551) 295-7401.

True Food Kitchen - Hackensack is rated 4.6 stars by 115 OpenTable diners.

True Food Kitchen - Hackensack 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.