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True Food Kitchen - Palo Alto, Palo Alto, CA

True Food Kitchen - Palo Alto

4.3
4.3
3355 Reviews
$31 to $50
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 Palo Alto for lunch, dinner, or weekend brunch. New flavors, new combinations, new obsessions. Come see us for something completely new and delicious.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 55 times today
Experiences are available.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Farm-to-table, 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
  • Phone number
    (650) 272-5157
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Pernell Morris
  • Catering
    Please contact the restaurant for any Catering Inquiries.
  • 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.
  • Private party contact
    our Private Event Coordinator : (650) 272-5157
  • Neighborhood
    Palo Alto
  • Cross street
    Stanford Mall next to Bloomingdales
  • Parking details
    Plenty of Free Mall Parking
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Spring Tasting Menu

    $35.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Mar 28, 2024 only
    Join us Thursday, March 28 at 6:30pm for an exclusive three-course dining experience! This prix fixe dinner features signature items from our upcoming menu launching April 3. Guests can enjoy items like Pot Roast Beef Dip Sliders, Citrus Salmon Salad, Thai Peanut Noodle Bowl, Rosé Sangria, Colossal Chocolate Chunk Cookie and so much more. Each course is paired with one of our signature cocktails with zero proof substitutes available. Enjoy this exclusive preview into these delicious new dishes. Reservations available for groups of 2-6. For more information and the full menu: https://www.truefoodkitchen.com/whats-new/SpringMenuEvent24/
    Spring Tasting Menu Photo

What 3,355 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Peninsula

    Innovative

  • Peninsula

    Healthy

  • Peninsula

    Most Booked

3,355 Reviews
  1. Discovery

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food is fresh and healthy, service is friendly and nice, prices are reasonable, restaurants is clean.. We always eating in here at weekly basis. 👍😊👍

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  2. FaezehG

    San Francisco

    17 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Service is getting worse every time we go there, to a point that we’ll probably won’t go back. Restaurant was not busy when we arrived. It took about 45 min before our server came to our table , only after we asked someone who our server was. Another 20 min to get our water. Ice tea never brought but charged on final bill. Bill presented quickly before meals finished without asking if anyone was interested in dessert. Right before we asked for final bill, the server brought a “complimentary” cup of iced tea. All and all extremely poor and chaotic service making the whole experience pretty poor for the party.

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  3. akcat

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious food, good portion size, friendly service. No Apple Pay.

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  4. Kelceyryder

    San Francisco

    158 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    158 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love True Food Kitchen. The food and drinks are so fresh and wholesome. They change the menus seasonally. The service is always good. I just wish it was closer.
    True Food Kitchen - Palo AltoResponded 1 day ago
    Thank you for the great review and for your thoughtful feedback! Stay tuned as we prepare to launch our Spring menu in April! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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  5. DocB

    San Francisco

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We had great service with Sequoia. They explained the menu and made sure we were taking care of. Food was delicious. Unfortunately the hostess was rude and seemed like we were bothering her when we arrived. She didn't greet us, she looked angry, and she mumbled when we checked in. She definitely should not be front of house. It was not a good look for the restaurant.

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  6. KayP

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food selection is great! I am a vegetarian and I love coming to this restaurant.
    True Food Kitchen - Palo AltoResponded 6 days ago
    Thank you for the great 5 star review! Please come back to see us again soon!

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Food was delicious, service was ok. I had to repeatedly ask for water refills and the waitress kept forgetting. The noise level too high. Perhaps they should put up some sounds board to absorb some of the noise

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  8. SylviaM

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Front of the house employees need a lesson on good manners.

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  9. amhey

    San Francisco

    126 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    126 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The butternut squash soup is one of the best I have ever tasted - with sage it has great seasoning. The tuna was terrific. We really enjoyed our meal.
    True Food Kitchen - Palo AltoResponded on February 21, 2024
    Thank you for the great review! We're happy to hear that you enjoyed the butternut squash soup. We have recently added a tomato soup as well! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    We love the food. Our server was friendly and helpful when he was at our table. But the food and eventually the bill took an unreasonably long time to come out.
    True Food Kitchen - Palo AltoResponded on February 23, 2024
    Thank you for the review and feedback. We're happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience. Please accept our apologies for the long wait, we'll bring this to the attention of our service team. Please come back to see us again soon!

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  11. CJDR

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    My husband and I love this restaurant, and always stop by when we're in the area. Yesterday was one of those occasions. But, we caught them at the end of a Sunday afternoon lunch rush, and were a bit disappointed. The food was great as usual, but it took forever. The server was kind, and even comped us a couple of cups of soup to make up for the slow service. The women's restroom needed service. It was clean, but lacked paper products -- TP holders, seat cover dispensers, and paper towel dispenser were all empty. This was the first time I've ever seen this at True Food Kitchen, so I'm hoping it was an anomaly.
    True Food Kitchen - Palo AltoResponded on February 23, 2024
    Thank you for your thoughtful review. Please accept our apologies for your recent experience and thank you for bringing this to our attention. We will be sure to address this. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Experience was great, food is good except some guests is too loud.
    True Food Kitchen - Palo AltoResponded on February 19, 2024
    Thank you for the great review! It's great to hear that you enjoyed our hospitality! We'll try to keep the noise down, we do get a bit noisy. Please come back to see us again soon!

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  13. solanotech

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    food was great but there was a clear evidence of them re-using food for my dish

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  14. Nohol

    San Francisco

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was FRESH and came quickly. Four of us found the food choices interesting and varied. We'll be back again!
    True Food Kitchen - Palo AltoResponded on February 19, 2024
    Thank you for the thoughtful review! We're thrilled to hear that you had such a great experience! We'll be sure to pass your accolades on to our service team. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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  15. RSonoko

    San Francisco

    32 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    My husband loved his salmon. My poke was too spicy and flavor was overpowering with wasabi. Rice was soaked with vinegar and soy- too salty. I almost returned, but did not want to wait another 20minutes to get a replacement dish. My stomach got upset! I had to eat sweet stuff - chocolate cake after this dish to get rid of overpowering aftertaste in my mouth !

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  16. RobertS

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Good food! Way too loud for our taste. Chef’s yelling was especially annoying, not an issue in the past . Perhaps he is new.
    True Food Kitchen - Palo AltoResponded on February 19, 2024
    Thank you for the thoughtful review! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our cuisine! We'll try to keep the noise down in the future. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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  17. MarvinG

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service. It was our first time to eat at True Food Kitchen. My wife normally does not finish her food, but this time she was even surprised that she cleaned her plate. The drinks, meal and dessert were fabulous. My wife said we will be back and compliment me for choosing the right place on Valentine’s Day. Thank you
    True Food Kitchen - Palo AltoResponded on February 19, 2024
    Thank you for the great and thoughtful review! We're thrilled to hear that you had such a great experience! We'll be sure to pass your accolades on to our service team. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious! Wait staff were all lovely, the food was great and we all had a great time.
    True Food Kitchen - Palo AltoResponded on February 19, 2024
    Thank you for the great review! We're happy to hear that you enjoyed our hospitality and food. Please come back to see us again soon!

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  19. SheilahS

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    just perfect. And a special "Thank you" for a wonderful food server!
    True Food Kitchen - Palo AltoResponded on February 19, 2024
    Thank you for the thoughtful review! It's always refreshing to hear that you had such a great experience! We'll be sure to pass your accolades on to our service team. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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  20. AmandaL

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food prepared and presented well with fresh ingredients. Not over salted or over-fatted - just perfect! Tasty cocktails and yummy desserts too. Staff was excellent. Our waitress has been there for 7 years, a testament to a well run establishment. We’ll be back!
    True Food Kitchen - Palo AltoResponded on February 14, 2024
    Thank you for the great review and thoughtful feedback! We're happy to hear that you enjoyed our food and hospitality! Please come back to see us again soon.

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  21. TinaV

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Delicious, healthy food. Great service! Only complaint is the noise level.
    True Food Kitchen - Palo AltoResponded on February 14, 2024
    Thank you for the great 5 star review and your kindness! We'll try to keep the noise under control, promise. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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  22. NancyB

    San Francisco

    73 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    73 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Came in after shopping, seated immediately, very busy. Nice servers. Disappointed they were out of blueberry / limon muffin and root beer. Otherwise everything was great!
    True Food Kitchen - Palo AltoResponded on February 14, 2024
    Thank you for the thoughtful review. We're sorry about the items that we were out of but so glad to hear that you enjoyed your experience! Please come back to see us again soon!

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  23. Mandy

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love true food. Didn’t have the best experience in my last visit. Have some food sensitivities and allergies. They tried to prepare something for me without all the sauces and seasonings. Really appreciate the attempt and staff. They messed up the order with putting sauce on it. Asked for no sauce. When they brought the new meal it hardly had any chicken in it when I originally ordered two servings of chicken. I then ordered more chicken on top of that. The ended up getting that through the kitchen quickly. Ended up paying for 3 servings of chicken and waiting for the fixing of issues. At that point I wasn’t going to complain about the bill. Just grateful I could get dinner. They were trying their best and the restaurant was very busy. Very nice staff. just felt like it wasn’t the best experience.
    True Food Kitchen - Palo AltoResponded on February 13, 2024
    Thank you for your review and thoughtful feedback. Please accept my apologies for your experience recently. We go to great lengths to ensure that allergy and dietary needs are met with grace and we failed to do so during your visit. I'll reach out privately in hopes of providing some assistance.

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  24. NancyB

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    I would not recommend the True Food in Palo Alto. The service is terrible. We waited for our coffee and drinks which never arrived. The food quality is not what it used to be. It was a very poor experience.
    True Food Kitchen - Palo AltoResponded on February 14, 2024
    Thank you for the review and for taking the time to write one. We're sorry to hear about the poor experience that you had. I would like to hear more in hopes that I can offer some assistance. I'll reach out privately. Thank you again.

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  25. WendyW

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    The hummus and salad with dates, white cheddar and almonds were excellent. The brussel sprouts were overcooked and ordinary. The server seemed very busy and never checked in with us until it was time to pay the bill
    True Food Kitchen - Palo AltoResponded on February 14, 2024
    Thank you for the thoughtful feedback. We're so glad to hear that you enjoyed our Hummus and Salads. We are sorry to hear about the service you received. We'll be sure to address this with the service team. Please come back to see us again soon!

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  26. foodlover

    San Francisco

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 1
    I LOVE the food at True Food Kitchen. It's healthy, creative, high quality and delicious! I just abhor the LOUD and barn-like atmosphere. Such a shame. You have to practically scream at your seat mates.
    True Food Kitchen - Palo AltoResponded on February 13, 2024
    Thank you for the great review! We appreciate the kind feedback about our food. We'll try to keep the noise down, we do get a bit loud at times. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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  27. SchnauzerLogic

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Unique and tasty food but really loud and echoey. Also place was very empty and the still offered us a 2 top by the bathroom or front door. Dozens of 4 tops remained empty the entire time we were there. And the server was in a hurry for us to close out so he could get to his other job.
    True Food Kitchen - Palo AltoResponded on February 7, 2024
    Thank you for the great 5 star review though we're disheartened to hear that you were rushed through your experience. We'll be sure to remind our service team that our guests set the dining pace. We'll see you again soon!

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  28. AndrB

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    There were a few glitches with our order, however the wait person, Robert and the manager, Taylor were great and very helpful! We will definitely go back to try out some other menu items. Thanks.
    True Food Kitchen - Palo AltoResponded on February 7, 2024
    Thank you for the great review and feedback! We'll be sure to pass your thoughtful word with Taylor and Robert. Please come back to see us again soon!

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  29. DavidH

    San Francisco

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    we've always enjoyed the food here since its opening, really miss the first GM there. we had a new waitress who was super pleasant and enthusiastic at her work.
    True Food Kitchen - Palo AltoResponded on February 7, 2024
    Thank you for the great review! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is always fresh and excellent. Very fresh California style. I like being able to choose your protein. The service has much improved after state wide Covid challenges. The staff is always friendly and seem to enjoy their work.
    True Food Kitchen - Palo AltoResponded on February 7, 2024
    Thank you for your kind review and thoughtfulness. Always fresh, always made in house! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food is really healthy and tasty. When they are busy it’s too noisy and hard to have a conversation. Waiters are excellent. The table next to us had a full water glass go over and wet the table and floor. Some staff right next to it didn’t help until I went to get them. I don’t think they could hear it or see our clean up efforts. Great place overall.
    True Food Kitchen - Palo AltoResponded on February 7, 2024
    Thank you for the review and for sharing your experience. We're sorry about the noise level, we do get a bit loud at times. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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  32. Emmielou

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our service from Chris was wonderful. We had a great dinner with all our accommodations met for allergies. Our server Chris, alongside Yaya and bartender Brennan went out of their way to do a higher level of service. They heard it was my 6year old daughter's birthday and her birthday wish was for staff to sing happy birthday to her. Although this is not the restaurants practice they teamed up to make her night extra special! Thank you! Top notch
    True Food Kitchen - Palo AltoResponded on February 7, 2024
    Thank you for the great review and kind words! We're happy to hear that you had such a memorable experience! We'll be sure to pass your accolades on to Brenan, Ya Ya and Chris! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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  33. TheresaSF

    San Francisco

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was creative, fresh and delicious. The service was also attentive. We really enjoyed having Taylor as our server!
    True Food Kitchen - Palo AltoResponded on February 7, 2024
    Thank you for the great review and for sharing your experience. We'll be sure to pass your kind words on to Taylor. We'll see you again soon!

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    20 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    I dined after 5 years blank. Remembering their food was good though a little pricey. My first impression of the food served was “bad presentation “. They look like they through food in the dish. Not pretty and appetizing at all. Salad was over dressed and edamame dumplings was overcooked and too much cilantro covered the dumplings. The server was ok but he never checked us after food was served at the table until we asked for check. I don’t think I’d go back again.
    True Food Kitchen - Palo AltoResponded on February 7, 2024
    Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, we always appreciate it. We're sorry to hear about your poor experiences with the food and service. We'll se sure to share your feedback with our team as we are looking to improve! We hope to see you again soon!

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  35. SaraL

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was good. Soup was cold. I chose not to send it back because I didn’t have a long time
    True Food Kitchen - Palo AltoResponded on February 7, 2024
    Thank you for the review and feedback. We're sorry that you were served cold soup, we'll get it right next time! Please come back to see us again soon!

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  36. COWC

    San Francisco

    37 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Our server did not check on us except when we found him twice and asked him for additional items. After showing him my discount coupon when we sat down, he brought our check without acknowledging the coupon
    True Food Kitchen - Palo AltoResponded on February 7, 2024
    Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, we appreciate it. We are sorry to hear about your poor service experience and we'll be sure to address this with our service team. We would like to ensure that your coupon was honored and will reach out personally.

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  37. Vulcan

    Palm Springs

    24 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The food, ancient grain bowl with tofu and charred cauliflower with a side of steak was very good except for the steak, which was overcooked and hence underseasoned. The service was friendly, but not attentive. They needed to check in on us more to see if we needed anything or were ready to pay. They were kind to remove the charge for the steak. We did not care for the music, which sounded like rap and rock.
    True Food Kitchen - Palo AltoResponded on February 7, 2024
    Thank you for the thoughtful review and feedback. We're sorry about the experience with inattentive service, we'll be sure to address this with our service teams. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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  38. ToddT

    San Francisco

    20 reviews

    3.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    True Food concept and menu are wonderful. Execution and service need help. Flavors were spot on but identical orders had 25% variation in portions. Seriously understaffed. Throughout the meal we had to get our own napkins, silverware, water, and take home boxes because of a lack of staff to help. We've had good experiences in the past, though.
    True Food Kitchen - Palo AltoResponded on February 7, 2024
    Thank you for leaving a review and for your feedback. We're sorry for the poor experience during your recent visit. We promise to provide a memorable experience and failed to do so and would like to make that up to you. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    They did not have one third of the items on the menu because they were short staffed and had only 3 chefs on staff. We were given the option to go somewhere else if we really wanted any of the dishes on menu. I am sharing the review here since this is the second time this has happened. My recommendation would be to raise salaries - although I am sure teh restaurant is doing their best.
    True Food Kitchen - Palo AltoResponded on February 7, 2024
    Thank you for leaving a review and for your feedback. We apologize for your poor experience recently. We unfortunately suffered from a very large last minute staffing shortage that affected our operations. We would like to make this experience better if you will allow us, we'll reach out personally. Thank you and please come back to see us again soon!

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  40. Essam

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    We came on a day where 1/2 of menu was not available. Our fish dish (trout) was completely bland and our burgers ordered medium and arrived well done ☹️🙄

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

True Food Kitchen - Palo Alto offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (650) 272-5157.

True Food Kitchen - Palo Alto is rated 4.3 stars by 3355 OpenTable diners.

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

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 55 times today
Experiences are available.

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Google Map for True Food Kitchen - Palo Alto

180 El Camino Real, Ste 1140, Palo Alto, CA 94304

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Stanford Mall next to Bloomingdales
  • Neighborhood
    Palo Alto
  • 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
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Farm-to-table, Vegetarian / Vegan
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Plenty of Free Mall Parking
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Pernell Morris
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (650) 272-5157
  • Catering
    Please contact the restaurant for any Catering Inquiries.
  • 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.
  • Private party contact
    our Private Event Coordinator : (650) 272-5157
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