True Food Kitchen - Palo Alto

4.7
2280 Reviews
$31 to $50
American

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True Food Kitchen in Palo Alto is open for dine-in, no-contact pickup & delivery. Choose from our regular lunch or dinner menu, or a variety of takeout value meals for 2, 4 or 6 people, family-style packages for four people and wine bundles & alcohol to-go. Our staff is following stringent sanitation and disinfectant procedures as well as completing daily staff wellness checks to ensure a safe dining & takeout environment. Order online at TrueFoodKitchen.com

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2280 people are saying
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipSooz
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

True Food Kitchen is so accommodating and flexible with food allergies (which I have). Great food, excellent service, and terrific all-around experience.

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viprun4food
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Need more outdoor umbrellas

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience4

The food was good, but we had multiple waitstaff giving us the hint to leave (we were still in the middle of eating our meal). My friend actually had to continue eating her meal alone because the waiters swooped in and cleared everyone else’s plates as soon as anyone did so much as put their forks down. They also hovered to see if we had put our cards down. Btw, the four of us were there for less than 45 mins so it wasn’t like we were overstaying our welcome.

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GFVeg
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Unique, vegan friendly, gluten sensitive friendly, wonderfully flavorful food! We ate outdoors so we can't comment on the noise level or the ambiance, but the service was cheerful and helpful and our meals came quickly, so our experience overall was terrific. Definitely on my list of favorite places to eat.

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PattiS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We ate outside so noise level was low. It’s noisy inside.

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Ginger
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

good experience, read comments about outside preference. Staff was amazing.

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vipFoodieV
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food, and a nice variety of options Our server was very knowledgeable about the gluten free options and in explaining the kitchen protocols so that one celiac diner could eat safely. We will definitely return.

True Food Kitchen - Palo Alto
Responded 3 days ago

Hello, thank you so much joining us, glad you enjoyed our food. We look forward in seeing you again soon! Best Wishes, Krystal G

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vipMihirThePizzaMan
San Francisco
136 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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Great food & service. We ate outside for lunch. The edamame guacamole with the house made chips, charred caulifower, spiunach & mushroom pizzaa, margherita pizza (without cheese), key lime pize, cookies & ice cream, raspberry lemonade, & sparkling mango tea were all great. More on the menu for us to try. Very vegan & vegetarian friendly.

True Food Kitchen - Palo Alto
Responded 3 days ago

Hi Mihir, Thank you for your five star review! So happy you enjoyed our food, cheers to healthy eating. Best Wishes, Krystal G

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vipMollyS
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

We enjoyed our lunch. Staff is good. We will be back

True Food Kitchen - Palo Alto
Responded 3 days ago

Hello Molly, thank you so much for your recent visit and review! We look forward in having you join us back. Best Wishes, Krystal G

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LindaM
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

True Foods has tasty food with mostly healthy ingredients. It would be nice if their to-go containers were compostable rather than plastic.

True Food Kitchen - Palo Alto
Responded on June 9, 2021

Hello Linda, Thank you for the 4 star review! Glad you enjoyed your recent dining experience. We will definitely look into biodegradable containers. We look forward in having you dine with us in the feature. Best wishes Krystal G

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience3

The food was delicious as advertised by friends. There was an issue with my entree, I ordered the grass fed burger and was accidentally brought the vegan burger. I split it with my gf while waiting for the right burger to find out it had beets in it, which she was allergic to. First date night out in a while gone horribly wrong 30 minutes after we left.

True Food Kitchen - Palo Alto
Responded on June 9, 2021

We do sincerely Apologize about your experience here at our Location. Please feel free to reach out to us so that we can do our best to make this right. Please call our store and ask to speak with me or one of the other managers. Best wishes Krystal G

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AnuB
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The food standards have dropped a fair bit.

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Goodears
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

The noise level was #5 (obnoxious). At one point the speakers started playing feedback, like a radio looking for a new station but not finding one (went on for 10 minutes!). Called 2 wait persons over to confer "we don't hear it", was their reply. Food OK, not great, etc. True Food used to be a good restaurant. Seems like some good people left. Not impressed.

True Food Kitchen - Palo Alto
Responded on June 7, 2021

I am sorry to hear about your last experience. If you could contact me at the restaurant I would like to gain some further feedback to share with the team and would also like the opportunity to make things right by inviting you back in. Hope to hear from you soon. Sincerely, Krystal Gong General Manager

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vipRSB1
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

The food was excellent. Several Vegan options (the Spinach & Mushroom pizza is WONDERFUL!). Seated on time for our reservation, service was a bit slow (very busy time). We will return!

True Food Kitchen - Palo Alto
Responded on June 7, 2021

Thank you for sharing a 5 star review with the OpenTable community. We can't wait to see you at our table again soon!

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MyleeB
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food recommended by our waitress was perfect. I’d go back again.

True Food Kitchen - Palo Alto
Responded on June 3, 2021

Thank you for your review! We are grateful you enjoyed your experience! Sincerely, Whitney Coon Assistant General Manager

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat in the outside round table for 6 people and it was perfect. Delicious food and wonderful service. The edamame dumplings never disappoint.

True Food Kitchen - Palo Alto
Responded on June 4, 2021

Thank you so much for your review! We look forward to serving you again soon! Sincerely, Whitney Coon Assistant General Manager

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Rachel
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

We love the creative food options for dairy and gluten free! Super tasty dishes and the people who work there are nice. Occasionally the service can be slow so better to plan ahead.

True Food Kitchen - Palo Alto
Responded on May 29, 2021

Thank you Rachel for your review! We are so grateful you enjoyed our diary and gluten free options. We are so sorry to hear that service can be on slow side and we have addressed your feedback with our service team. We strive daily to ensure our guests are our number one priority. We look forward to serving you again soon! Sincerely, Whitney Coon Assistant General Manager

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bmc1
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was sooo yummy! Service was good even if there were lots of people on a Wednesday night

True Food Kitchen - Palo Alto
Responded on May 29, 2021

Thank you for your 5 star review! We are so grateful you enjoyed your meal! We appreciate you sharing your experience with the open table community! Sincerely, Whitney Coon Assistant General Manager

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vipMaryK
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fabulous, and my waiter was wonderful. Dining at True Food Kitchen is always a positive experience!

True Food Kitchen - Palo Alto
Responded on May 29, 2021

Thank you Mary for your review! We appreciate you sharing your experience with the open table community! Sincerely, Whitney Coon Assistant General Manager

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vipBasil
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great healthy food for plant-based eaters like we are.

True Food Kitchen - Palo Alto
Responded on May 29, 2021

Thank you for review! We appreciate you sharing your experience with the open table community! We look forward to serving you soon! Sincerely, Whitney Coon Assistant General Manager

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Pumpkin
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An exceptional menu, absolutely delicious food, great service, a fun place to eat!!

True Food Kitchen - Palo Alto
Responded on May 26, 2021

Thank you for the great review on both our food and service!

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BessieL
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience3

I am disappointed- I come from San Francisco to eat - mediocre quality- chicken tasted frozen - not the same level of attention to food taste
Cauliflower tasted awful
Spaghetti squash was lacking in flavor
The only dish which was up to the mark was the edamame guacamole 🥑!

True Food Kitchen - Palo Alto
Responded on May 26, 2021

Hi Bessie, I want to sincerely apologize for your last dining experience in regards to the food. WE would like to make this right. If you could please contact me at the restaurant we would like to gain further insight and feedback to share with the Chefs in addition to the opportunity to invite you to try our food again. Hope to hear from you soon, Krystal Gong General Manager

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vipKeelyM
Oklahoma City
7 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was perfect for the diet I am following, and it was delicious.

True Food Kitchen - Palo Alto
Responded on May 26, 2021

Hi Keely, Thank you so much for sharing your 5 star review with the Open Table community!

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PatriciaN
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first family meal at a restaurant since before the pandemic - awesome outdoor dining experience

True Food Kitchen - Palo Alto
Responded on May 29, 2021

Thank you Patricia for your review! We are so glad you enjoyed your first dining experience during the pandemic. We look forward to serving you again soon! Sincerely, Whitney Coon Assistant General Manager

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alayna
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our food server is really nice and keep checking on us. The food is very delicious.

True Food Kitchen - Palo Alto
Responded on May 23, 2021

Thank you Alayna for your 5 star review! We are so grateful to hear about your positive dining experience! We look forward to serving you again soon! Sincerely, Whitney Coon Assistant General Manager

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

After being seated, we were approached in a reasonable amount of time & ordered. Water seemed to be slow to be delivered. We had not seen each other in awhile so we did not express being upset at all. When food arrived, soup I ordered was not there. The server was asked about where it was and she said « ok, I’ll accommodate you this time and get it. » ???
A menu item does not mention sesame seeds on the sandwich bun, which, being unprepared for this circumstance, caused some consternation. My guest has a major health problem with sesame.
Generally the food tasted fine.

True Food Kitchen - Palo Alto
Responded on May 23, 2021

Thank you for your review. We are so sorry to hear about your recent dining experience. We take guest allergies very serious. I would love to invite you back and ensure you enjoy your meal. I hope you will consider giving us a second opportunity. I can be reached at 650.272.5157. I look forward to speaking with you soon. Sincerely, Whitney Coon Assistant General Manager

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FrankH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a really lovely dinner. Food was delicious and innovative. Service was prompt and courteous but not overbearing.

True Food Kitchen - Palo Alto
Responded on May 23, 2021

Thank you Frank for your 5 star review! We appreciate you sharing your dining experience with the open table community! We look forward to serving you again soon! Sincerely, Whitney Coon Assistant General Manager

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Openmouth
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We wanted to be outside, but ended up on a wind tunnel. Maybe a wind block at the end of the tables on the north end ?) of the tables?

True Food Kitchen - Palo Alto
Responded on May 19, 2021

Thank you so much for your review! We hope to see you soon at our table! Sincerely Whitney Coon Assistant General Manager

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paulr
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent outdoor dining for lunch

True Food Kitchen - Palo Alto
Responded on May 19, 2021

Thank you for your 5 star review! Sincerely, Whitney Coon Assistant General Manager

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DavidHMB
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience4

The appetizer was amazing but the entrées were disappointing. My wife’s salad had dry chicken, probably reheated. My Panini was unbelievably hot. I burned my mouth on the first bite and it was still too hot to eat ten minutes later.
This was dangerous - a child could have been severely injured.
The manager was very nice, removed the item from the bill but I would be afraid that this could happen again - obviously a systems error in the kitchen - nothing this hot should ever make it to a table.

True Food Kitchen - Palo Alto
Responded on May 23, 2021

Thank you David for your review and feedback. We have addressed your concern with our kitchen to ensure our guests are safe while dining with us. We look forward to serving you again soon. Sincerely, Whitney Coon Assistant General Manager

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AJDS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food tasted great. Servers were very attentive and food came out quickly.

True Food Kitchen - Palo Alto
Responded on May 19, 2021

Thank you for your 5 star review! We appreciate you sharing your experience with the open table community! Sincerely Whitney Coon Assistant General Manager

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AdaPerl
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The espresso was not very good. The server forgot about us, but luckily another member helped us check out. On the plus side the food was delicious! We will probably come back again.

True Food Kitchen - Palo Alto
Responded on May 18, 2021

Hi Ada, Thank you for the honest review and feedback. We will definitely share this with the service team. We hope to see you again soon at our table. Sincerely, Krystal Gong General Manager

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We loved True Food Kitchen! If you like farm-to-table & restaurants that focus on healthy and fresh ingredients, this is the place for you! They have a great selection of non-alcoholic beverages as well as a great cocktail, beer, & wine list. They also list the calories of each menu item. We particularly like the tomato soup and edamame dumplings appetizer. Giving 4/5 stars because the main dishes did not blow us away, but they were still very good. We’ll definitely eat there again.

True Food Kitchen - Palo Alto
Responded on May 18, 2021

Thank you for the review. We can all agree that the edamame dumplings are AMAZING!! A favorite for everyone! Next time you come in we can walk you through the menu and hopefully help you make a decision on an entree that will blow you away like our dumplings do. We can't wait to see you at our table again. Sincerely, Krystal Gong General Manager

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vipamyh
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience5

Worst service ever recd and I’m a frequent patron. We were invisible.

True Food Kitchen - Palo Alto
Responded on May 18, 2021

Hi Amy, I want to apologize for the lack of hospitality and service provided to you on your last visit. If you could reach out to me or my Assistant General Manager Whitney we would love to hear your feedback and make this right for you. Hope to hear from you soon. Sincerely, Krystal Gong General Manager

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JohnB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience5

The food at True Food is always consistent but the services is slow slow and we get a since that they don't care either.

True Food Kitchen - Palo Alto
Responded on May 18, 2021

Hi John, I want to apologize for the lack of service and hospitality you have received at our restaurant. If you could please contact myself or any manager at the restaurant we would love to opportunity to hear your feedback and make this right. Hope to hear from you soon. Sincerely, Krystal Gong General Manager

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happyminnie7
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food is good and tasty and the staff is very attentive. Good choice selection of food

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MariaP
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was as expected...Great! Thank you

True Food Kitchen - Palo Alto
Responded on May 14, 2021

Thank you for your review! We are so grateful you had a wonderful time. We appreciate you sharing your experience with the open table community! Sincerely, Whitney Coon Assistant General Manager

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The food is fantastic I felt very rushed they brought all the food at once didn’t give you a chance to really enjoy each appetizer meal and dessert separately it was very strange I don’t know if they were in need for tables but it was very rushed! My only complaint as food was excellent!

True Food Kitchen - Palo Alto
Responded on May 18, 2021

Thank you for the review and honest feedback that we will definitely share with the service team. We never want anyone to ever feel rushed. We hope to see you again soon and thank you again for your support.

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vipJackB
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2021
Overall5food5service2ambience5

Food was great with a fairly extensive menu. The only negative factor was lack of service due to the pandemic and the employment matter. If you are not in a hurry it can be a very enjoyable dinner. I would strongly recommend this restaurant.

True Food Kitchen - Palo Alto
Responded on May 14, 2021

Thank you Jack for your review! We appreciate your support by sharing your experience with the yelp community! Sincerely, Whitney Coon Assistant General Manager

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ShaniM
Jackson Hole
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience4

Me and my husband ordered 2 different food- poke bowl, and lasagna. My bowl itself was dirty really dirty, the food had just a few slices of avocado, and the ingredients didn't have the good quality (I was expecting a great quality) and it wasn't tasty, I could get a better deal considering the rice and the quality of ingredients from a chain poke bowel.
My husband has the lasagna, which I tried couple of spoons, it was tasty, but very salty and we both got stomachache by the time we got home.

True Food Kitchen - Palo Alto
Responded on May 14, 2021

Thank you Shani for your review. We are sorry about your recent dining experience. We would love to make it up to you and invite you back. Please reach out to us. I can be reached at 650.272.5157. Sincerely, Whitney Coon Assistant General Manager

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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 4.7 stars by 2280 OpenTable diners.

True Food Kitchen - Palo Alto 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.