True Food Kitchen - Pasadena

4.7
1675 Reviews
$30 and under
American

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Good Vegetarian Options
True Food Kitchen in Pasadena is open for outdoor dining, 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 1675 people are saying
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vipShaktiM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor patio; good food; big portions; good locations

True Food Kitchen - Pasadena
Responded on December 11, 2020

ShaktiM, thank you!! What a great review. We're thrilled to hear you have such great feedback. We look forward to serving you again soon. Best, Alex TFK Pasadena (626)639-6818

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Outdoor seating during Covid.... we sat in the courtyard area which was nice. Had the turkey burger which was really good but didn’t like the “sweet potato hash” which was flavor less and dry. Everyone else liked their burgers as well. Service was not great because of Covid..... but I guess that is to be expected. I would go again .....

True Food Kitchen - Pasadena
Responded on December 11, 2020

Hi OT Diner, thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. Your review actually allows us the opportunity to grow upon and make things better! We value your time and feedback, so thank you again! Please feel free to reach out to me directly if you have any further feedback or questions. Happy Holidays, Alex TFK Pasadena (626)639-6818

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vipJimK
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Menu too limited. Should have a Steak or Chicken Entre as an offering.

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Juan
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good service, food and drinks was delicious, and safe.

True Food Kitchen - Pasadena
Responded on December 11, 2020

Thank you, Juan! We just get so excited for those five stars! We'll keep up the good work, you come back and see us again soon. Thank you! Alex TFK Pasadena (626)639-6818

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KaiS
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Heater didn’t work all the time we spent there
Food is not tasty at all
Out of 6 dishes only one was ok
Four people cost was 170$ with only 2 glasses of wine

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vipLinetM
San Diego
17 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food nice atmosphere would go again perfect for lunch

True Food Kitchen - Pasadena
Responded on December 11, 2020

Thank you, LinetM! We hope to serve you again in the the near future. Best, Alex TFK Pasadena (626)639-6818

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Waitress was outstanding,

True Food Kitchen - Pasadena
Responded on December 11, 2020

Thank you for the wonderful feedback! We hope to serve you again in the near future! Best, Alex TFK Pasadena (626)639-6818

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Contactless ordering and paying is easy.

True Food Kitchen - Pasadena
Responded on December 11, 2020

Thank you for your great feedback. We look forward to serving you again in the future. Best, Alex TFK Pasadena (626)639-6818

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Need a steak entree.

True Food Kitchen - Pasadena
Responded on December 11, 2020

Good evening! We love steak and maybe something the True team is working on for the future. Until then, thank you for the five stars!! Best Alex TFK Pasadena (626)639-6818

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RitaS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food and the service was fantastic!

True Food Kitchen - Pasadena
Responded on December 11, 2020

Thank you, RitaS! We are thrilled to receive such great feedback, and we hope to serve you again in the near future. Best, Alex TFK Pasadena (626)639-6818

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Really slow to clean plates and bring wine. Fortunately, a wonderful server Kellen saved the experience for us.

True Food Kitchen - Pasadena
Responded on December 11, 2020

Good afternoon! I wanted to thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. Slow service is not something we are typically known for, so I'm glad that Kellyn was able to save the day! She's great, and actually standing next to me as I type! Happy Holidays, and thank you again. Best, Alex TFK Pasadena (626)639-6818

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StephanieF
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love going to True Food it’s so great! Headed back soon.

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Flaca
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You need to try the salmon, Brussels Sprouts and Mushrooms appetizer and the charred cauliflower appetizer. They are scrumptious!!!!

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Jwd55
Washington DC
41 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor space in Pasadena! Lots of heaters for a cool evening. Food was mostly good...the chicken wrap was a poor choice on my part. Hummus to die for. Good mixed drinks, and lots of passion from our server about the menu items' ingredients.

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BlancaR
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience3

The food was good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

True Food is consistent when it comes to food quality. Service can be a hit and miss. Even with reservations, prepare to wait 15-20 minutes. It is a popular spot after all.

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vipGrace
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drinks were delicious. Seating was great.

Very little interaction with the staff due to COVID. You order everything on the app, and pay on the app too. Wasn't sure how much to tip since no one paid attention to us. In fact, two of us dropped our knives, and no one came by to replace them.

My main complaint is that it took a long time to get seated, even though we had a reservation. We arrived 20 minutes early and seated 10 minutes or more after our reservation. Many people were seated before us who arrived after us. I felt like we were forgotten. No one gave us a time frame of when we would be seated. At the time of my reservation, I went up to make sure they had us down, and the hostess said we were next, and then 3 more groups were seated ahead of us.

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vipdfry
Seattle
50 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful selection of vegan options, and you can request a dish be made vegan. Some delicious dishes we had were the avocado toast, butternut
squash pizza, and ancient grains bowl.
Service was great. Parking lot a block away. Be sure to make a reservation as they are very popular.

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ec2018
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and services. Come back soon. My first visit in this location. Very consistent. Had a good time.

True Food Kitchen - Pasadena
Responded on December 1, 2020

ec2018, thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! Consistency is a must! We are thrilled to hear we are hitting the mark, and we hope to see you again soon! Thank you again, TFK Pasadena

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Happyhere
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful lunch here. Our server couldn't have been better, and the food was just what we wanted it to be! I love the butternut squash soup, and the pizza. The steak tacos were lean and delicious. Highly recommend.

True Food Kitchen - Pasadena
Responded on December 1, 2020

Happyhere, thank you so much for a great review! We get so excited when we hear how much people enjoy our food! We hope to serve you again soon. Best, TFK Pasadena

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Thankful for their spacious outdoor eating areas. Great food and service better than prior visits.

True Food Kitchen - Pasadena
Responded on December 1, 2020

We love to hear that! Thank you for your continued patronage! Best, TFK Pasadena

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vipFoodiePalette
Los Angeles
35 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

First, it felt safe to eat there. Additionally the butternut squash soup was awesome - came piping hot and just the right amount. Really a healthy option and I really appreciated our waiter who didn’t rush us...knowing I hadn’t seen my friend in months.

True Food Kitchen - Pasadena
Responded on November 25, 2020

FoodiePalette, what a great review! Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We hope to serve you again in the future. Happy Holidays, TFK Pasadena

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vipCalifornianInTexas
Los Angeles
42 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love love True Food Kitchen! The best food and outstanding service with a great outdoor ambience and I can bring our golden retriever! It’s the essence of the ideal Saturday brunch!

True Food Kitchen - Pasadena
Responded on November 25, 2020

CaliforniaInTexas, thank you! We thank you for your patronage and hope to see you and the pup again soon! Happy Holidays, TFK Pasadena

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Frequentdiner
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

I was surprised at the number of tables available. We had to ask for,paper menus as the app would not work for us. The food came quickly but the steak in the steak tacos was almost too tough and overcooked to eat. My friend ordered salmon and said it was good.
I am no recommending it based on this and past experience. However it is good to know there is a place with plenty of outside seating.

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vipnatalief
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

True food is always a go-to for me. The food is consistent and delicious; I always know I can get a healthy meal that tastes amazing, and great service.

True Food Kitchen - Pasadena
Responded on November 24, 2020

Hi Natalie! Thank you so much for leaving a great review. We're happy to hear we provided great service and food! Hard work certainly does pay off. Thank you again! TFK Pasadena

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WILLIAMG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

excellent salmon and excellent vegan options as usual

True Food Kitchen - Pasadena
Responded on November 18, 2020

Thank you, WilliamG! We're grateful for your patronage and we look forward to serving you again in the near future. Best, TFK - Pasadena

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

TFK has a new system where you barely even need the waiter. You can order all of your food from your phone and they just bring it out to you. Make sure you coordinate with the people at your table so you don’t have appetizers coming out last. Overall great place and I’ll be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
26 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Felt very safe eating here. Definitely will be back.

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JamesM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Very nice atmosphere, completely compliant with COVID considerations. Service excellent but food somewhat overpriced. Two small shrimp tacos for $19.50 and a garden salad for $13.50?

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. Our waiter was super helpful and nice. Perfect place for a Great dinner and a good time!

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OpenTable Diner
Yosemite
6 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good service. And great food. They do push you to consume drinks - but if you resist that temptation, the food alone is stellar. The drinks are overpriced and ordinary.
But menu is great and food choices awesome.

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LADine
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious healthy lunch. Order and check were done through my cell phone, so very contactless, except of course, meals brought to the table.

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SusanB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Service was terrible and we talked to 3-4 different people to help us with our order. The server we had was perky and friendly but the whole experience was a disappointment. I wanted a second drink. Asked for it and it didn't come in a timely fashion told the hostess I no longer wanted it. In spite of all this, we still left a $20 tip.

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LisaB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was very nice, but chilly!!!!!!

True Food Kitchen - Pasadena
Responded on November 12, 2020

Thank you for joining us, Lisa! We hope to see you again soon! Justin Chavez General Manager 626)639-6818

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our meal for lunch very much. The service was great, the food delicious and it felt safe and distanced from other tables.

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vipTunaFan
Palm Springs
40 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love coming back here to eat. The food is fabulous but our server, Jo aka Jo-Jo is THE BEST and makes our dining experience so much better!

True Food Kitchen - Pasadena
Responded on November 12, 2020

Jo-Jo IS the best! Thank you for your loyalty and for this wonderful feedback! See you again soon! Thank you, Justin Chavez 626)639-6818

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Mandy
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Made reservations for 7:45pm but didn't get seated till almost 8:30pm and it was raining outside with no cover for the guests. We had stand under a patio umbrella crowding a couples table so we could avoid the rain. Ordered appetizers but didn't get them until after our main courses came out. Our waiter was great so she made up for the various inconveniences but I probably would not come back.

True Food Kitchen - Pasadena
Responded on November 12, 2020

Mandy, My name is Justin Chavez, I am the General Manager. I am really sorry that we were not able to provide better accommodations last weekend. I am grateful for your feedback, and would like to extend an offer to you to return to visit us again. I would like to make reservations for you and show you the 5-star, VIP experience that I know we can provide. If you are willing to give us another chance, please reach out to either myself, or Alex at the restaurant (626)639-6818. Thank you

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vipMermd
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had special dietary needs and our server Rohana went beyond to make my dining experience great

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place always kills it. Food is fresh and healthy but still has good sized portions. We got the seasonal salad, noodle bowl and burger and they were all amazing

True Food Kitchen - Pasadena
Responded on November 6, 2020

Thank you for joining us! We hope to see you again soon! Best, Justin Chavez - General Manager 626-639-6818

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience1

Salmon was over cooked 2x . Service was poor .

True Food Kitchen - Pasadena
Responded on November 10, 2020

Good evening Opentable Diner, We would love the opportunity to discuss your experience in further detail, in hopes of turning it around! We pride ourselves in hospitality and quality, so hearing that we fell short in both areas is disheartening. Thank you for leaving a review, as we look forward to hearing from you. Kind regards, Justin Chavez TFK - Pasadena, General Manager 626-639-6818

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FAQs

True Food Kitchen - Pasadena offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (626) 639-6818.

True Food Kitchen - Pasadena is rated 4.7 stars by 1675 OpenTable diners.

True Food Kitchen - Pasadena 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.