True Food Kitchen - Pasadena
Fri: 11am - 10pm
Sat: 10am - 10pm
Sun: 10am - 9pm
Brunch: Sat & Sun | 10am - 3pm
The food is very healthy and tasty. The presentation of the food is appetizing. I will be back because I haven’t tasted all in the menu yet. I love the wine also.
I am a plus size gal ready to change my health & try new things. Usually, as a plus size woman, places like this intimidate me. I picture super slim health zealots who would turn up their noses at someone like me being in the atmosphere. Now I know that's all in my head! As soon as my friend (who is also a plus size gal) and I walked up to the hostess booth, we were greeted with a friendly smile and warmth that was, honestly, refreshing. I had reserved a table for 2 indoors, but upon arriving and seeing the gorgeous ambience outdoors and the Pasadena weather being perfect... we requested a table outdoors and were immediately accommodated! Score!
I celebrated as I took note that the kitchen was fully exposed by large glass windows. I always enjoy seeing that because it tells me they have nothing to hide! I observed the kitchen which looked spotless! (SCORE again!) and the crew in there diligently working attentively to create all the awesome dishes on the menu. Our candle at the table was out, so our server immediately replaced it with a new one.
For drinks, we decided to go non-alcoholic for the evening and were pleased we did. My friend had honey lemonade & could not stop raving about. I had the Pom Chia Limeade-delicious! The entrees (which I halfway anticipated would be "rabbit food") were palate changing! So good! The portion size was good, a relief to a plus size gal worried she'd leave still hungry! LOL I ordered the Korean Noodle Salad w/shrimp & my friend ordered the Tomato & Arugula pizza after demolishing the robustly flavored charred cauliflower as our appetizer. Each of our entrees were bursting with flavors I'd never been open to experiencing before, but once I took a couple bites, I was so glad I chose it. We both left full! Pluse the twinkle lights & fireplace created the perfect patio ambience. I will definitely go again, the True Food Kitchen experience definitely opened my eyes and inspired me to go full throttle into my new healthy life!
Lovely evening under the stars with good friends, food and wine
I love this spot! They have amazing food options that are easily customized to fit most dietary needs. The staff is very knowledgable about the menu. Most menu items come as vegetarian or vegan that can have meat added to them. It's very loud at lunch if you sit inside, but the atmosphere is great!
Went for lunch today. I’m a dog lover so I didn’t think much about there being dogs there! HOWEVER, people had their dogs on the chairs and at table level. We were sat at a communal table and after the initial guests got up, a new customer was seated next to us! He proceeded to put his dog on the bench right by my food. I politely asked him to have his dog next to him on the floor and he verbally attacked us?!? And continued for 10 minutes until I asked a manager to move him. I will likely not return and can’t believe the lack of regulation and rules! Disappointing and uncomfortable! Ruined our lunch completely.
Food is great, service is terrible! They are stealing on wine! 6oz and 9oz are the same little pitcher. But -- if you know how to handle slow servers, very young managers and to spot the stealing -- one should come back bcs food is awesome!
Beautiful fresh vibrant venue with tasty creative food and drink combinations. Im not from Pasadena and looked online for a place to meet some people for the first time, and it was better than I hoped. The ambiance, service and the menu options were great! I like to eat heathy food in beautiful places, and this fit the bill!
There was no wait when we arrived to the restaurant. Our server was knowledgeable and accommodated all of our modifications. The food was delicious, at always. The only issue was that our chairs were very uncomfortable. Other than that, it was a great night.
Always a fresh healthy meal in a beautiful setting
Great as always. This is my go to choice and the food is consistent in all the locations.
The food is always fresh, seasonal and really delicious. Staff is great - friendly and knowledgeable. I always feel like They are friends. Food and service consistently great!
Always good food. Fresh and tasty. One of our good-to restaurants when we can’t drcide.
That seasonal ingredient salad is more amazing than ever! The summer version has watercress and broccolini. I added salmon and it was delectable.
A bright and trendy energetic and healthy restaurant with a very nice atmosphere… A little on the noisy side but overall very good. A bright and trendy energetic healthy restaurant with a very nice atmosphere… A little on the noisy side but overall very good
The edamame dumplings were really fantastic. I can't wait until the next time (and this, I am NOT sharing!)
The food was very good, but the portions were small and the prices were HIGH. Not sure if I would come back...
always very good and healthy - super interesting combinations...a bit pricey - but most dishes are labor intensive I'm sure...
One of my favorite local restaurants. I really enjoy the food and appreciate all the healthy options. My absolute favorites are the edamame dumplings the ancient grain bowl!
Good food, good service, but one of my guests went through ordering three different things before they had something he wanted. The first two were simply out of the main ingredients.
Enjoyed the he night despite not getting a patio area table. Waiter made up for the reservation mix up by waiving the corkage fee. Nice touch.
Great service, and very accommodating for families with small children
Overall really enjoyed the restaurant. Met a friend for lunch and sat inside. It was very loud and we had to sit right next to each other to hear what each other were saying. Loved the food and all of the options. Will go back again. May choose to sit outside next time.
Great open-air seating and service. A delicious and unique seasonal menu- love True Food and will definitely be back!
Love the food! Been here several times and everything tastes so good and fresh!
I tried something new this time and that is why my latest review is not as high before. Unfortunately the grilled fish tacos were a bit lacking in taste IMO. But I do still love the chai orchata hot drink as per usual. My daughter tried the Korean Noodle salad (she added tofu) and it looked delicious. From the one bit I had it did not seem to hot so I am looking forward to trying it next time. She did say that she was glad she added the tofu to add more substance. Overall I still love the place and enjoy dining here at any time. The service I find is always pretty spot on and staff is quite attentive which helps to make up for choosing something on the menu that maybe was not as one expected.
The food is always tasty but I have to say the staff at this location truly goes above and beyond. Their knowledge, consideration, and attitude are exemplary!
Service was slow and they never got one order correct. We kept having to send the server back for the right items or the items they forgot. For the money I paid, it was definitely not worth it.
Four of us all ordered different things and we all liked everything. But the seating on a fairly warm day was problematic. First we were shown to an inside table, but we asked to be moved because the noise level was deafening. We could not have carried on a conversation. We asked for an outside table in the shade, which they found us. It was on the corner of Colorado and Pasadena and was still so much quieter than inside. The problem was that by the time we finished lunch, around 1:30, it was quite warm even though we weren't in direct sun.
Food is very good and so is the ambiance. Watermelon mojito was watered down and not worth the price.
Food was delicious and service was outstanding. Would definitely return
Another great meal at True Food Kitchen. I love their healthy & delicious options.
Tacos were amazing! Very flavorful and just over 400 Cal. Major win-win.
We went back after a while and remembered why we stayed away for so long........ poor service. Don’t know what it is but it took 20 minutes to get a sampler of a wine. Tempeh burger was cold and just not upto the mark.
SO good! Def wanna go back.
Great selection of healthy food that actually tastes good! Request a table on the patio - it's a beautiful spot to enjoy an evening.
Does not disappoint!! The atmosphere is upscale yet comfy all at the same time. A very open environment. The food was delicious and we received it very quickly.
The food is excellent! Fresh and well-prepared.The staff were attentive and friendly.
We’ve been to this True Food location in Olde Pasadena several times, always unique food, friendly staff and the patio is dog-friendly. The menu had many healthy and very tasty options. We like the curry bowl and the edamame dumplings, but this time tried a salad that was delicious. The chai seed pudding was so light and refreshing. They have a nice selection of wines and cocktails, as well as non alcoholic beverages.
Loud venue, slight delay in seating alrhough we arrived early. Food above par, Morrocan Chicken was excellent and worth wait. Sevice uneven with odd delays and pauses, but overall well done.
After a tour at the Gamble House, a group of us came here for lunch. The food was delicious, the staff was friendly and professional, and the environment was very comfortable. We plan to visit again soon.