True Food Kitchen - Pasadena
True Food Kitchen is a health-driven restaurant and bar inspired by a philosophy that food should make you feel better, not worse, and that great tasting food can serve as the foundation for a life well lived. True Food’s seasonal menu emphasizes wholesome, seasonal ingredients with thoughtful preparations to highlight the natural health benefits and flavors of each ingredient. From thoughtfully crafted cocktails, such as the Citrus Skinny Margarita, made with fresh-pressed citrus and organic tequila, to nutrient-dense dishes like the Edamame Dumplings, Korean Noodle Salad, Ancient Grains with miso-glazed sweet potatoes, Grilled Fish Tacos and an antioxidant rich Flourless Chocolate Cake, True Food Kitchen’s menu celebrates variety and caters to every food preference with an assortment of delicious vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options.
The food was good, they were busy so the service was a little slow. They had a nice pick from vegan to vegetarian. Also some gluten free. The wine selection was limited but what they had was good , they also had a big pour selection which I loved.
Beautiful location, amazing and healthy food. Options for everyone. Will 100% come back!
Great food and service. Too loud. We had a reservation, and the restaurant seated us fairly quickly. My friend and I ordered a pizza each, and they were scrumptious!
Burger not as god as expected. The kale salad and sweet potato has delish. As were the drinks. Beet vodka martini and red sangria. Dessert choclate cake very good.
Group of 15 had a fabulous birthday brunch. Service and food were great!
I'm obsessed!! While many people would think it sounds boring, this place makes eating healthy easy and cool. Bathrooms are beautiful and to me that says a lot about a place. I will keep coming back when I am in the area. Food is prepared fast, which is great!
Nice vibe, energized waitress and good food...
Food seemed mushy and our waitress was forgetful with our order.
Our server was very attentive all through our meal — but we had to wait a long time for him to ask if we wanted dessert and then to bring our bill. The food was excellent except for a side order of Kale Salad that had far too much salt. My wife said she’s noticed a similar pattern on our previous visits. Her Lasagna Bolognese was excellent, and my Mediterranean Chicken Pita sandwich was very flavorful. We started off by splitting a Chopped Salad that’s tasty and refreshing with nuts and sliced apple along with the greens.
Food and service were great but I requested a booth and was given a small table located right next to the front door which was busy and loud.
Really well made salads and cocktails. I'll be back!!
Excellent Food! Beyond Excellent Service! We went to this restaurant on a very busy Saturday night and got great food and excellent service. It was so good we went back Monday night and had the very same experience! Keep up the great work.... and please open a True Food in Connecticut!
In comparison with other True Food locations Pasadena service could improve. For example timing was inconsistent, coffee served but no offer to refill, entre delivered missing a sauce but long delay in delivering sauce so lunch getting cold.
absolutely delicious! refreshing and exactly what was needed in a world of fast and fried.
Specifically ordered gluten free pizza, came out not gluten free but didn’t realize till after I had a couple of bites. Obviously had to go home immediately but they made us pay for the salad before we left. As regular customers we will not be back.
Wonderful food and service! Always delivers great value , rain or shine!
The food and service are excellent. But the noise level indoors is bad. Still with going though!
Great as always but the noise level on the west side room was intense last night - wondering if there are any acoustic modifications that can be made to improve the experience.
we need more of these healthy food options and less fast food
I have dairy and gluten allergies, so it was a pleasure to not eat contaminated and delicious food!
Brought a few friends here and sat outside. The food was great as usual. Service was a bit shaky starting off but got better. Love this place!!
Good food, service was okay, very nice but not very attentive. The atmosphere is modern, hip and cool, which makes it a crowded place, so the noise level was extremely high. It's very open setting + the wood flooring just doesn't absorb noise and we were having to talk very loud just to hear each other, horrible setting for a business meeting.
True Food Kitchen in Pasadena is my favorite restaurant to the point that I do not dine elsewhere. Incredible food that is both healthy and delicious, great cocktails, and dessert. The waitstaff are incredibly helpful and friendly. Just an amazing place!
We were a party of five with a reservation. We were seated promptly and had server attention immediately. The food was reasonably priced and every dish was delicious. The kale slaw was particularly and surprisingly tasty. Overall, would recommend to anyone - vegan, vegetarian, or not.
Food was okay! But it was just super noisy !
Reservation was at 6. Didn't get seated until it was almost 7 PM. Food is mediocre at best and overpriced.
Fantastic! Loved the menu! The food was delicious. Our server had great suggestions. The food could've come out a little quicker - but that may be the impatient Angelino in me. We will definitely return. Thanks!
I love the open area and great food where they have vegan options. It’s one of my sisters and moms favorite places to eat. The primarily because of the alwayswas freindly and happy faces and experience.
Back ground noise was too loud. No the fault of the resaurant the diners!
True food told open table that I did not show. But I did and was kept waiting by poorly trained hostesses. The I was offered a table outside when I’d booked a week ahead and requested a particular table indoors.
Awesome food! Great ambiance, especially the view into the open kitchen!
Stylish and comfy, with great vegan and omnivore options for everyone in the family. Saw couples on date night, friends hanging out - and several families. The servers are cheerful and charming - every single one. The place was slammed because of the holiday weekend. And while service lagged a little, everyone was upbeat and eager to please. We had a glitch with one dish which was rectified as soon as possible. Now, to the food. The cauliflower is insane. Vegan butternut squash pizza is maybe my favorite pizza ever now. The kids had plain cheese pizza - and you could hear the crackle of the crust. The lasagna was spicy and delicious. We don't live in Pasadena but we will definitely be going back soon. So grateful to have a place like this that can please the whole family.
The food at TRUE FOOD KITCHEN was simply excellent!! The ambiance is awesome and the service is amazing. I'm looking forward to returning!!
Great food. The problem was that even with a reservation, there was going to be about a 20-30 minute wait. We opted to sit at the bar, and were able to make it to our next event in time. People hovered over us, though, ordering drinks. Don’t expect to get in and out of there on a Saturday night, even at 6:30!
Great food but poor service, sadly. 30+ minute wait with a reservation.
The food was delicious, our server was fantastic but checking in and waiting over 35 minutes for our 6:15pm reservation did not make us happy. Why bother with a reservation if its going take that long to get seated? We had a concert to go to at 8pm so I thought having a reservation at 6:15pm would give us plenty of time to not be hurried. This was not the case, so for that, I would be hesitant to recommend restaurant to people and would think twice before going again.
We met some friends from out of town for dinner and drinks. True Food Kitchen did not disappoint. We were greeted by friendly staff as soon as we entered the patio. Our server in the bar was prompt and friendly. Once we were seated our waiter, Antonio, was upbeat and seemed to be thrilled we were at his table. And, as always, the food was amazing.
Love this restaurant... just a little disappointed on how close they put the tables together on Valentines Day. Great service and food! This particular True Foods could make some improvements to improve the ambiance
Overall the service was amazing and the food extremely flavorful! Every portion was filling and the recommendations from the server were great. Look forward to coming back again.
Food was relialble as always. we particularly enjoyed the Brussel sprouts appetizer dish.