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True Food Kitchen - Palo Alto, Palo Alto, CA

True Food Kitchen - Palo Alto

4.5
4.5
2957 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.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • 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 10:00 am–10:00 pm Sun 10:00 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

  • Valentine's Day Weekend Menu: Dishes & Drinks

    Feb 10 - Feb 14, 2023
    A specialty menu with a la carte dishes & drinks, alongside our regular lunch and dinner menus. Featuring three cocktails. The Hot in the Dark: dulce vida organic tequila, lime, jalapeno, pomegranate. The War of the Roses: prairie organic vodka, pomegranate rose petal, lime, prosecco. And the Jet Liner: old grand-dad bourbon, aperol, lemon. Featuring two wine bottles: Cannonau: Alta Vita, and Chardonnay: Imagery. Featuring one starter, Burrata: honey roasted acorn squash, grilled bread. Featuring two entrees: Grilled Sustainable Salmon: butternut squash, farro risotto, and Grass-fed Steak: sweet potato mash, brussels sprout, Peruvian hot sauce. Lastly featuring one dessert, Chocolate Tart: strawberry, maca whipped cream.

What 2,957 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
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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    Healthy

  • Peninsula

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  1. EW

    EleanorW

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    TFK has many items my husband can eat on his medical diet. THe food is fresh and tasty and they are well staffed.
  2. JL

    JasonL

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    It was good if you like this kind of food.
  3. p

    pratm

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wife’s Birthday
  4. CJ

    CJDR

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    As always, fabulous food and great service. I wish there was a True Fpod Kitchen less than an hour from my home...I'd be there every day!!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great server yummy food
  6. LI

    LegallyItalian

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Terrific good, terrific service, a bit loud but that's because it's popular

    True Food Kitchen - Palo AltoResponded 5 days agoHello, Thank you so much for your five-star review!! We hope to see you again soon!! Dylan Masullo Assistant General Manager

  7. a

    alie

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice selection of healthy food, nice atmosphere.

    True Food Kitchen - Palo AltoResponded on January 28, 2023Hi, Thank you so much for your FIVE-STAR review!! We hope to see you again soon!! Dylan Masullo Assistant General Manager 650-272-5157

  8. J

    Jagruti

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is one of my favorite restaurant ! The food is healthy, lite and very tasty. Being a vegetarian, I get a lot of food options here.

    True Food Kitchen - Palo AltoResponded on January 28, 2023Hello Jagruti, Thank you so much for your five-star review!! I'm so happy you enjoyed the food and we hope you come back soon!! Dylan Masullo Assistant General Manager 650-272-5157

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very tasty yet healthy dishes
  10. J

    Jonn

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best place to come with the family! The service is very friendly and welcoming for kids

    True Food Kitchen - Palo AltoResponded on January 27, 2023Hello John, Thank you so much for your five-star review!! I am so happy you are pleased with the service!! We hope you return soon!! Dylan Masullo Assistant General Manager

  11. FH

    FransH

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 23, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Seating was good, our waitress was OUTSTANDING. She checked our wineglasses against the light to see how well cleaned they were. She checked in with us several times, was very professional and attentive.

    True Food Kitchen - Palo AltoResponded on January 27, 2023Hello, Thank you so much for your FIVE-STAR review and feedback!! We hope to see you again soon!! Dylan Masullo AGM

  12. J

    Jonn

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love the new brunch items! So glad that there are muffins again. The Lemon Muffin is delicious!

    True Food Kitchen - Palo AltoResponded on January 27, 2023Hi John, Thank you so much for your FIVE-STAR review!! I love the Lemon Muffins as well. We hope you come back soon!! Dylan Masullo Assistant General Manager

  13. R

    Rickdominguez

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Each and every time we go to TFK we are treated to a great dining experience

    True Food Kitchen - Palo AltoResponded on January 27, 2023Hi Rick, Thank you for your five-star review!! We are so happy you have a great dining experience every time and we hope to see you soon!! Dylan Masullo Assistant General Manager

  14. SA

    SteveA

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall2food3service1ambience2
    The service was unusually sub par this time around. We normally eat here once a month. Normally, everything is good. This time the service was not up to your standard. Thought we were rushed. The food was cold. Overall, it was really disappointing for some body who is big fan of this restaurant.

    True Food Kitchen - Palo AltoResponded on January 27, 2023Hi Steve, Thank you so much for your review and feedback. I apologize that you had such a bad experience and I would really like to make this right. Please reach out to me when you plan on returning, so I can ensure you receive the FIVE-STAR experience you deserve! Dylan Masullo Assistant General Manager 650-272-5157

  15. f

    food

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall1food1service2ambience1
    Food was terrible -- everything overdressed and overpriced.

    True Food Kitchen - Palo AltoResponded on January 19, 2023Hello, Thank you so much for your review and feedback. I apologize that you had a bad experience. Please give me a call when you have a moment, so I can make this right! Dylan Masullo AGM 650-272-5157

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Great we sat outside - only neg was a cold latte

    True Food Kitchen - Palo AltoResponded on January 28, 2023Hi, Thank you so much for your FIVE-STAR review!! I apologize that the latte was cold. Please reach out to me when you plan on coming back and I will make it up to you! We hope to see you again soon!! Dylan Masullo Assistant General Manager 650-272-5157

  17. AA

    AbdullahA

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall3food5service2ambience5
    Waiter was rushing me by bringing my bill while I was still eating and drinking. I complained about this waiter before, but looks like nobody talked to him about his habit! Next time , I make sure I do not have him wait on me. I like your restaurant and I come often . Most the workers are excellent

    True Food Kitchen - Palo AltoResponded on January 18, 2023Hello, Thank you so much for your review and feedback. I am so sorry that you had a bad experience. Please give me a call when you have a moment to further discuss this. Dylan Masullo AGM 650-272-5157

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent. I got the grass fed burger and it was delicious. The atmosphere was great and our server Nicole was excellent. I definitely plan on coming back!

    True Food Kitchen - Palo AltoResponded on January 18, 2023Hi, Thank you so much for your five-star review and mentioning Nicole by name!! We hope you come back soon!! Dylan Masullo AGM 650-272-5157

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was excellent and the food is always delicious and fresh. Their burger is the best. The dumplings and cauliflower are amazing.

    True Food Kitchen - Palo AltoResponded on January 28, 2023Hi, Thank you so much for your FIVE-STAR review and kind remarks!! I am so happy you enjoyed the food and we hope to see you again soon!! Dylan Masullo Assistant General Manager 650-272-5157

  20. TK

    TerryK

    San Francisco

    49 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Food was good and lively setting. Service was a bit disorganized and slow. Everything else was good.

    True Food Kitchen - Palo AltoResponded on January 14, 2023Hi Terry, Thank you so much for your review and feedback! I apologize that the service felt a bit disorganized. Please let me know when you return, so I can ensure the service is perfect for you! Dylan Masullo Assistant General Manager 650-272-5157

  21. PA

    PaloAlto53

    San Francisco

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a very good experience at True Food Kitchen. Loved the healthy menu choices. Our waiter was excellent. It was very busy but our food arrived promptly. The noise level is a bit high but still able to visit with our out of town guest without too much conversation needing to be repeated. Overall, we really like it and will go back.

    True Food Kitchen - Palo AltoResponded on January 18, 2023Hello, Thank you so much for your FIVE-STAR review!! We hope to see you again soon!! Dylan Masullo AGM 650-272-5157

  22. m

    montaragourmande

    San Francisco

    39 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Food was excellent as always, service was also very good. Only complaint was that the tables were super close together.

    True Food Kitchen - Palo AltoResponded on January 14, 2023Hi, Thank you so much for your review and feedback! We hope to see you soon!! Dylan Masullo AGM 650-272-5157

  23. KP

    KymP

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    I’ve been to a few true foods. This was my least favorite one. Too busy, staff was not attentive. Food came out, pizza etc and was not hot. Wouldn’t come back

    True Food Kitchen - Palo AltoResponded on January 8, 2023Hello, Thank you for your review and feedback. I sincerely apologize that you had such a bad experience. Please give me a call when you plan on returning, so I can make this right and ensure everything is perfect! Dylan Masullo AGM 650-272-5157

  24. TT

    TeeTee

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    It seemed like a limited menu as companies to previous dining experiences.

    True Food Kitchen - Palo AltoResponded on January 7, 2023Hello, Thank you so much for your FIVE-STAR review!! We do have a seasonal menu that changes frequently. We hope to see you again soon!! Dylan Masullo AGM

  25. E

    Eat2live

    San Francisco

    53 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    great attention to allergy request but $24 for a poke bowl is crazy!

    True Food Kitchen - Palo AltoResponded on January 6, 2023Hello, Thank you so much for your review and feedback. We hope to see you back soon! Dylan Masullo AGM

  26. B

    Bobby

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    1) received horrible service - waitress had a difficult time understanding our order (idk why), my party waited 20+ min for food and 10+ minutes for our check 2) we were seated right in front of the entrance (after our request for a table closer to the interior of the restaruant was denied), and the entrance doots were wide open the entire time resulting in an extremely chilly and uncomfortable experience with subpar (and also) cold food (assuming this was because our waitress took so long to serve our food after it had been prepared). I am never coming here again or recommending this place to anyone I know. Completely disappointed by this experince given the prices and the fact this place is located at stanford shopping center.

    True Food Kitchen - Palo AltoResponded on January 7, 2023Hi Bobby, Thank you for your review and feedback. I can not apologize enough for this horrible experienced. I would like to make this right. Please give me a call, so we can further discuss this. Dylan Masullo Assistant General Manager 650-272-5157

  27. s

    sumsan

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    OUTSTANDING craft cocktail = Juniper Rose. Surprisingly yummy = Banana Quinoa Pancakes. So-so = Garden Scramble (suggestion: cook veggies to a similar texture; use 1-2 strong, distinct spices that are different in veggies and eggs).

    True Food Kitchen - Palo AltoResponded on January 4, 2023Hello, Thank you for your review and feedback! Please let me know when you plan on returning, so I can ensure you have the five-star experience you deserve!! Dylan Masullo Assistant General Manager 650-272-5157

  28. KE

    KimoE

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner was amazing - Forbidden Poke bowl was amazing and the Korean Noodle bowl packed a ton of flavor. The Citrus Margarita and Passion Margarita while very good were a little pricey. The ambience was very casual, lively at times and a little loud. But overall, the food is definitely worth going back for and would recommend it to anyone looking for a health conscience meal.

    True Food Kitchen - Palo AltoResponded on January 4, 2023Hi, Thank you so much for your FIVE-STAR review!! We hope to see you back soon!! Dylan Masullo Assistant General Manager 650-272-5157

  29. l

    liliac

    Central Coast

    19 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    The food was very plain, no flavour, no taste. Service is slow. Not coming back.

    True Food Kitchen - Palo AltoResponded on January 4, 2023Hello, I am so sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy your experience or the food. Could you please take a moment to call me to discuss this? I would love the opportunity to make this right! Dylan Masullo Assistant General Manager 650-272-5157

  30. D

    Dustin

    Hawaii

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Awesome menu, food, and atmosphere. Would definitely eat there again.
  31. SL

    SheilaL

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    When I made the reservation, I specifically said we were celebrating my mother’s 92nd birthday. Unfortunately, this information was not communicated to our waitress, which disrupted the surprise of singing “Happy Birthday”.

    True Food Kitchen - Palo AltoResponded on December 29, 2022Hi Sheila, Thank you so much for your review and feedback. I am so sorry that this miscommunication occurred and your experience was lacking because of it. Please give me a call when you plan on returning so we can make this right! Dylan Masullo Assistant General Manager 650-272-5157

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Very nice server. Good food but their lasagna recipe changed.

    True Food Kitchen - Palo AltoResponded on January 4, 2023Hello, Thank you for your review and feedback! Please let me know when you plan on returning, so I can ensure the lasagna is perfect and your experience is FIVE-STAR!! Dylan Masullo Assistant General Manager 650-272-5157

  33. H

    Hope

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    Great vegetarian options and a nice place to eat with a group.

    True Food Kitchen - Palo AltoResponded on January 4, 2023Hello Hope, Thank you so much for your FIVE-STAR review!! We hope to see you soon!! Dylan Masullo Assistant General Manager 650-272-5157

  34. TB

    TroyB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place and will definitely come again when looking for heathy options.

    True Food Kitchen - Palo AltoResponded on December 28, 2022Hi Troy, Thank you so much for your FIVE-STAR review!! We hope to see you back soon!! Dylan Masullo Assitant General Manager (650) 272-5157

  35. n

    nadancali

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good service, food quality was very good and huge dining space. Loved it.

    True Food Kitchen - Palo AltoResponded on January 7, 2023Hello, Thank you so much for your FIVE-STAR review!! We hope to see you soon!! Dylan Masullo AGM

  36. J

    Jane

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great food with lots of healthy choices. Waitress very knowledgeable and friendly.

    True Food Kitchen - Palo AltoResponded on December 28, 2022Hi Jane, Thank you so much for your review and feedback! Please reach out and let me know when you plan on returning, so I can ensure you receive the FIVE-STAR experience! Dylan Masullo Assitant General Manager (650) 272-5157

  37. C

    Caty

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Good, wholesome food

    True Food Kitchen - Palo AltoResponded on December 28, 2022Thank you Caty for the FIVE STAR review! -- Krystal Gong

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    it had been a while since we ate here. decided to take some friends out for a holiday dinner. wow. the food was absolutely delicious!! service was attentive. can’t wait to come back again….soon!

    True Food Kitchen - Palo AltoResponded on December 28, 2022Thank You so much for the FIVE STARS! -- Dylan Masullo AGM

  39. JC

    JCSJr

    San Francisco

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    A holiday get together between friends and true food kitchen is always our choice in Palo Alto Stanford shopping center. The charred cauliflower is an excellent go to. As is the chopped salad with chicken. I tried the butternut squash and could’ve had two more cups of it. Delicious! Sophie was our server- attentive, helpful and a delight! As a holiday treat my friend had the hibiscus margarita and I tried the espresso martini. Both of us loved our choices! Happy holidays.

    True Food Kitchen - Palo AltoResponded on December 28, 2022Hello, Thank you for your FIVE-STAR review!! I am so happy you like so many of our items!! The Chopped Salad is amazingly refreshing. Thank you for mentioning Sophie by name! We hope to see you back soon!! Dylan Masullo Assitant General Manager (650) 272-5157

  40. TW

    ToddW

    San Francisco

    17 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience2
    How can you be out of soup at 6:30pm? Doesn't make any sense.

    True Food Kitchen - Palo AltoResponded on December 28, 2022Hi Todd, Thank you so much for your review and feedback. I am so sorry we were out of soup. Please let me know when you plan on returning, so I can make it up to you! Dylan Masullo Assitant General Manager (650) 272-5157

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 4.5 stars by 2957 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Experiences are available.
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 10:00 am–10:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–9:00 pm

  • 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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