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True Food Kitchen - Kansas City, Kansas City, MO

True Food Kitchen - Kansas City

4.5
4.5
1246 Reviews
$30 and under
American
True Food Kitchen is a chef-driven restaurant and scratch bar that was founded by Dr. Andrew Weil, the pioneer of integrative medicine, to provide food that tastes great and is good for you. At our table, delicious dining and conscious nutrition go hand in hand, without sacrificing flavor, creativity or indulgence. Our expertly trained chefs craft flavor-forward dishes, handcrafted cocktails and freshly pressed refreshers so you can enjoy epic food experiences that aren’t just good for you, but good to you. Join us in Kansas City for lunch, dinner, or weekend brunch. Located in Kansas City at Country Club Plaza, off of Ward Parkway and Pennsylvania Street, near Club Pilates. New flavors, new combinations, new obsessions. Come see us for something completely new and delicious.

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2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 14 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Mediterranean, Vegetarian / Vegan
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri 11:00 am–10:00 pm Sat 9:30 am–10:00 pm Sun 9:30 am–9:00 pm Brunch Sat 10:00 am–3:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (816) 931-4947
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Bryan Sparks
  • Private party facilities
    Whether you're hosting a celebration or corporate event, we welcome you to explore True Food Kitchen’s private dining and catering options, perfect for any occasion.
  • Neighborhood
    Plaza / Brookside
  • Cross street
    Ward Pkwy & Pennsylvania Ave
  • Parking details
    None
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,246 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Kansas City / Kansas

    Kid-friendly

  • Kansas City / Kansas

    Innovative

  • Kansas City / Kansas

    Healthy

  • Kansas City, MO

    Good for business meals

  • Kansas City, MO

    Kid-friendly

  • Kansas City, MO

    Innovative

  • Kansas City, MO

    Healthy

  • Kansas City, MO

    American

1,246 Reviews
  1. AllysonB

    St. Louis

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Extremely overpriced. Small portions. Not very tasty. Slow service.
    True Food Kitchen - Kansas CityResponded 3 days ago
    We are so sorry your experience was so sub par! please reach out to the restaurant and connect with the GM so we can hear more feedback. Thank you.

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  2. Zman

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food with lots of good choices, the service was great.
    True Food Kitchen - Kansas CityResponded 5 days ago
    Thanks for the great review, and the five stars!

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  3. OPFan

    Kansas City

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Customized meal for my food allergies was flavorful! Attentive and friendly waiter communicated well, and chef prepared the meal correctly. Restaurant was somewhat noisier than usual. We enjoy TFK 2x/month, and the food is always delicious.
    True Food Kitchen - Kansas CityResponded 5 days ago
    Thanks for the review!

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    They had a mishap with our orders. But immediately took great care of us with a new set of our order. Error is human , taking great of us is SERVICE. Will return!
    True Food Kitchen - Kansas CityResponded 3 days ago
    We're sorry for the mix-up but thrilled to hear our team took good care of you afterward. Thank you for your understanding, and we look forward to welcoming you back!

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  5. PamW

    Kansas City

    15 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    I have had much better experiences here before, so I was a bit disappointed this time. Food was just ok. I had the meatloaf which was kind of dry without a lot of flavor. The restaurant was not very crowded so I think they were staffed with a limited crew. Our server was attentive but it seemed to take an unusually long time for our food to be served. And the temperature in the restaurant was freezing. Too much AC blowing for this time of year.

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  6. TannonC

    Fort Lauderdale

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice restaurant with a ambiance like no other and reasonable prices

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  7. SusyR

    Kansas City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    After a few incidents with service on past visits, we were very pleasantly served at our last visit. Wonderful food, great service (Philip) and a truly hospitable Manager on duty added to our Anniversary dinner. I look forward to coming back as the food is always good and caters to many different eaters. Thank you Joel and Philip for a memorable and enjoyable dinner!

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  8. Cheyenne

    Denver

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    For some reason, the restaurant was completely out of Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Grigio. Service from the bar to the table took 20 minutes also. ? Short handed.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    This is one of my favorite brunch spots in KC! I appreciate their seasonal and allergen friendly menus.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great meal, we went on Easter Sunday and it was understandably busier with less staff than ideal. Still one of my favorites on the Plaza.
    True Food Kitchen - Kansas CityResponded on April 1, 2024
    Thank you so much for the 5 stars and kind words about the meal. We will continue to strive to be one of your favorite spots on the Plaza

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  11. DavieDiner

    Kansas City

    37 reviews

    1.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    We have been to True Food Kitchen several times before, and enjoyed it each and every time ... right up to where we took advantage of their "Special Invitation" to pay $35/person for the unique opportunity to sample their Spring Menu. Other than a couple of interesting dishes, there was NOTHING about the event that would lead me to tolerate another try. The service was - essentially - non-existent. The pacing was ... simply not done ... and the attitude of the staff was "sorry 'bout that". The pre-paid fee included (this is my surprised face!) a "gratuity" (is it REALLY a "gratuity" if it's a forced, imposed, no-customer-input-permitted charge) and, candidly, the "service" we received made it pretty clear that the order-taker, and infrequent food bringer, knew that he was already taken care of, so why bother. A manager-looking person made table calls at all of the tables around us ... but (even though BOTH of us had showered and worn clean clothes) seemed to see no reason to visit with us. I can think of absolutely no reason to givee him another chance to do so anytime soon.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great waiter, although he was new. The fries things that we had were cooked too hard. Besides that everything was great. Ok
    True Food Kitchen - Kansas CityResponded on March 26, 2024
    We love to hear that our new team members are leaving great impressions, we look forward to serving you again.

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  13. CeciliaP

    Kansas City

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good fresh food and excellent service. We will defintely keep comimg back.
    True Food Kitchen - Kansas CityResponded on March 26, 2024
    Thank you so much for the review!

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We LOVE it here. My wife is celiac and they go ABOVE AND BEYOND to make sure she’s safe. The portion sizes are perfect. The food is incredible; and the kids even love it too. We visit from out of town a couple times a year and always make sure to stop here for a nice meal! HIGHLY recommend! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
    True Food Kitchen - Kansas CityResponded on March 26, 2024
    We are so excited that youve had such good experiences! We cannot wait to have the opportunity to host your family again!

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  15. CherylC

    Kansas City

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Tasty burger. Sunny, enjoyable space. A great place for casual dining on the Plaza.
    True Food Kitchen - Kansas CityResponded on March 17, 2024
    We are so glad you enjoyed your experience with us!

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  16. ShelleyK

    Omaha

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely food. Ambience was bright and cheerful. Sad we don’t have one in our city!
    True Food Kitchen - Kansas CityResponded on March 15, 2024
    Thanks for the wonderful review! Please come back and see us any time you are in KC!

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  17. OPFan

    Kansas City

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Thank you for another lovely dining experience at TFK!
    True Food Kitchen - Kansas CityResponded on March 30, 2024
    Thanks for the 5 stars!

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  18. Matt

    Kansas City

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We like this restaurant and go there regularly. I think the prices are a bit high, but not exorbitantly so. The food is always hot and fresh.
    True Food Kitchen - Kansas CityResponded on March 1, 2024
    Thanks for the review!

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  19. BConnor

    Kansas City

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sophie, our server, remembered our order from the previous time! Everyone is so nice and the food is always great. Excellent quality.

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  20. AnthonyB

    Kansas City

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    our server was amazing great food and great place to have dinner
    True Food Kitchen - Kansas CityResponded on February 25, 2024
    Thank you so much for the 5 stars! Hope to see you again soon!

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  21. Fatkcguy

    Kansas City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    It’s healthy and taste ok. I’m just a fat person who likes fatty foods.
    True Food Kitchen - Kansas CityResponded on February 25, 2024
    Appreciate the feedback.

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  22. SusyR

    Kansas City

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The food is good, although sometimes veggies are a bit undercooked. My biggest comment is that service is SLOW...everytime we have visited. Not sure if understaffed or it is an intentional "slow you down" process, however lastnight, I had to wait for tea water for 35 minutes and I asked 3 people for a condiment before it arrived. All in all, love the option for most all diets, however won't be returning with others as people get frustrated with waiting so long.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Lack of staff prevented us to walk-in at 11 am to a fairly empty restaurant for Sunday Brunch. Apparently no walk-in patrons until after 12:30 pm. We went outside the restaurant & made a reservation for 15 minutes later then walked back in. Redundant & poor customer service.
    True Food Kitchen - Kansas CityResponded on February 19, 2024
    Yes, unfortunately when there are a lot of reservations it does restrict the amount of walk ins we are able to seat immediately. We are glad you still came back and enjoyed the food, we always appreciate feedback.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was amazing!! I have a gluten and dairy intolerance and the burger with vegan cheese and a gluten free bun was absolutely amazing. Gluten free buns are often extremely dry and just crumble, but this one was so close to a normal bun! This was also the BEST vegan cheese I’ve ever had!!!
    True Food Kitchen - Kansas CityResponded on February 19, 2024
    We are thrilled you liked our gluten free and vegan options!

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  25. khults

    New York City

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server Juliet was terrific! Food was great. Korean bowl and curry bowl! Both great
    True Food Kitchen - Kansas CityResponded on February 13, 2024
    Thank you for the kind words! We think Juliet is pretty great too! Hope to see you again soon!

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  26. briang

    Kansas City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    I enjoy the entrees. I ordered a desert to go - the flourless cake and got a small cupcake for ten dollars. Felt it was a terrible - horrible rip-off. Made me angry actually and put a bad spin on a nice meal. Restaurant was busy and felt pressure to eat and get out as quick as possible.
    True Food Kitchen - Kansas CityResponded on February 5, 2024
    Appreciate the feedback. We do our best to source premium, holistic ingredients for all of our dishes and desserts. We are sorry to hear you did not enjoy the chocolate cake. Reach out to us at the restaurant and ask for Drew, and he would be happy to help you try one of our other fabulous desserts.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a great place for lunch! Coffee is delicious, mimosas are so fresh and everything to eat is amazing! We had the hummus, kids chicken tenders, kids pizza, the curry salmon, and the breakfast sandwich. 10/10!
    True Food Kitchen - Kansas CityResponded on February 4, 2024
    Thank you so much for the kind words! Hope to see you again soon!

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  28. ElizabethW

    Denver

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Overall only gets 3 stars because even thought the food was great, the server took 45 mins to come get our order, and we didn't get our food till we had been there for 1:15. Manager comp'ed our appetizer, but experience would have been made better by faster service
    True Food Kitchen - Kansas CityResponded on February 4, 2024
    We are sorry for the long wait, hopefully we can earn the other 2 stars on your next visit with faster service.

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  29. Kate

    Kansas City

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our server was lovely & the food & drinks were delicious!
    True Food Kitchen - Kansas CityResponded on February 4, 2024
    Thank you so much for the review!

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  30. TeeCee

    Kansas City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    TFK is at the top of my list for places to eat. Always quality food, service and cleanliness. Great atmosphere!
    True Food Kitchen - Kansas CityResponded on February 4, 2024
    Thank you so much for your review! We cant wait to host you again.

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  31. OPFan

    Kansas City

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed a lovely birthday celebration, everything we ordered was outstanding, and we appreciated the attentive service!
    True Food Kitchen - Kansas CityResponded on February 1, 2024
    Glad you had a great birthday celebration! Hope to see you again soon!

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  32. Funtime

    St. Louis

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Never disappointed with our meals at TFK!! Love the lime green leather seating
    True Food Kitchen - Kansas CityResponded 6 days ago
    Thanks for the great review!

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Had a reservation at 6:30. Hostess told us to wait for table to be cleaned. We told her we’d be at the bar. 10 feet away. Didn’t come to get us just called. Phone was in purse didn’t see call. They gave our table away and we had to wait another 20 mins to get seated. Not happy but food and wait were really good
    True Food Kitchen - Kansas CityResponded on January 30, 2024
    I'm so sorry to hear about your experience with our waitlist. Glad the food was great though! Hope to see you again soon!

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  34. KimS

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love True Foods. Great food. A little $$ but still food is awesome
    True Food Kitchen - Kansas CityResponded on January 28, 2024
    Thank you for the 5 stars and we love to hear that you liked the food!

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  35. DouglasW

    Kansas City

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    True Foods remains my favorite place to grab a great business lunch

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  36. TomM

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service were great. I loved the Seared Tuna Tataki. The flourless chocolate cake was also excellent.
    True Food Kitchen - Kansas CityResponded on January 20, 2024
    Thanks for the 5 stars!

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  37. MarleeB

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place is great for dining with friends! The food never disappoints our guests we dine with, they are very attentive to allergies, and almost anything can be split into multiple dishes. If there’s one spot in KC I’m at, it’s this one.
    True Food Kitchen - Kansas CityResponded on January 16, 2024
    Thanks for the great review! We look forward to your next visit!

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  38. JoshP

    Kansas City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Service and food great. Menu offers a variety of options while staying true to real food options that are also healthy. My wife is celiac and we will be going back. Hard to find healthy food that tastes good but True Food has it.
    True Food Kitchen - Kansas CityResponded on January 16, 2024
    Thanks for the great review! Hope to see you both in again soon!

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    14 reviews

    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Food is average, and overpriced. Not as healthy as it pretends to be.

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  40. MarcG

    Indiana

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great meal and drinks! Love that everything is lower in calories and fresh.
    True Food Kitchen - Kansas CityResponded on January 16, 2024
    Thanks for the five stars!

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FAQs

True Food Kitchen - Kansas City offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (816) 931-4947.

True Food Kitchen - Kansas City is rated 4.5 stars by 1246 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 14 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for True Food Kitchen - Kansas City

4749 Pennsylvania Ave, Kansas City, MO 64112

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Ward Pkwy & Pennsylvania Ave
  • Neighborhood
    Plaza / Brookside
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri 11:00 am–10:00 pm Sat 9:30 am–10:00 pm Sun 9:30 am–9:00 pm Brunch Sat 10:00 am–3:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Mediterranean, Vegetarian / Vegan
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    None
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Bryan Sparks
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (816) 931-4947
  • Private party facilities
    Whether you're hosting a celebration or corporate event, we welcome you to explore True Food Kitchen’s private dining and catering options, perfect for any occasion.
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