True Food Kitchen - Palo Alto
- 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
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
True Food Kitchen is so accommodating and flexible with food allergies (which I have). Great food, excellent service, and terrific all-around experience.
Need more outdoor umbrellas
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.
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.
We ate outside so noise level was low. It’s noisy inside.
good experience, read comments about outside preference. Staff was amazing.
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.
Hello, thank you so much joining us, glad you enjoyed our food. We look forward in seeing you again soon! Best Wishes, Krystal G
14 hours agoNEW
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.
Hi Mihir, Thank you for your five star review! So happy you enjoyed our food, cheers to healthy eating. Best Wishes, Krystal G
We enjoyed our lunch. Staff is good. We will be back
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
True Foods has tasty food with mostly healthy ingredients. It would be nice if their to-go containers were compostable rather than plastic.
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
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.
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
The food standards have dropped a fair bit.
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.
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
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!
Thank you for sharing a 5 star review with the OpenTable community. We can't wait to see you at our table again soon!
The food recommended by our waitress was perfect. I’d go back again.
Thank you for your review! We are grateful you enjoyed your experience! Sincerely, Whitney Coon Assistant General Manager
We sat in the outside round table for 6 people and it was perfect. Delicious food and wonderful service. The edamame dumplings never disappoint.
Thank you so much for your review! We look forward to serving you again soon! Sincerely, Whitney Coon Assistant General Manager
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.
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
Food was sooo yummy! Service was good even if there were lots of people on a Wednesday night
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
The food was fabulous, and my waiter was wonderful. Dining at True Food Kitchen is always a positive experience!
Thank you Mary for your review! We appreciate you sharing your experience with the open table community! Sincerely, Whitney Coon Assistant General Manager
Great healthy food for plant-based eaters like we are.
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
An exceptional menu, absolutely delicious food, great service, a fun place to eat!!
Thank you for the great review on both our food and service!
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 🥑!
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
The food was perfect for the diet I am following, and it was delicious.
Hi Keely, Thank you so much for sharing your 5 star review with the Open Table community!
Our first family meal at a restaurant since before the pandemic - awesome outdoor dining experience
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
Our food server is really nice and keep checking on us. The food is very delicious.
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
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.
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
Had a really lovely dinner. Food was delicious and innovative. Service was prompt and courteous but not overbearing.
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
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?
Thank you so much for your review! We hope to see you soon at our table! Sincerely Whitney Coon Assistant General Manager
Excellent outdoor dining for lunch
Thank you for your 5 star review! Sincerely, Whitney Coon Assistant General Manager
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.
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
Food tasted great. Servers were very attentive and food came out quickly.
Thank you for your 5 star review! We appreciate you sharing your experience with the open table community! Sincerely Whitney Coon Assistant General Manager
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.
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
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.
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
Worst service ever recd and I’m a frequent patron. We were invisible.
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
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.
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
Food is good and tasty and the staff is very attentive. Good choice selection of food
Everything was as expected...Great! Thank you
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
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!
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.
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.
Thank you Jack for your review! We appreciate your support by sharing your experience with the yelp community! Sincerely, Whitney Coon Assistant General Manager
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.
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
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.