True Food Kitchen - Pasadena
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
Mother's Day Brunch
May 8 - May 9, 2021Light up her life this Mother's Day. Join us for brunch Saturday, May 8 and Sunday, May 9 and enjoy seasonal brunch features, floral cocktails & refreshers, family dinners to go, and a special gift for Mom.
- 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
The one and only! The best place for brunch, lunch and dinner in Pasadena. The food is great. Great service, charming patio, many vegan and gluten free options and COVID safe. I absolutely love it!
We had a lovely lunch. Food was delicious and service was excellent. We were a little disappointed to be offered inside dining when we had made a reservation for outside dining. We decided to wait for an outside table and then noticed there was one. We asked about it and were seated but I’m not sure why we weren’t seated at this table from the start.
Favorite restaurant!! And while I like to try new ones, I just cannot waste an opportunity to stay faithful because I’m guaranteed the best menu for healthy and delicious all in one!! And Jordan is the most warm a lovely server!! What a delightful lunch!!
we were in your "Covid" area in that we were next to the street, so the ambience not as nice as in your courtyard. It was for my daughters birthday and was disappointed to be put where we were. Unfortunately I was parking the car when my husband and daughter got seated so I "lived with it".
Our server was darling. She was in training...and was doing a fantastic job.
We will come back again.
The taste of the food was amazing!
We had 3 orders of the lasagna and they were luke warm at best.
Really impacted our enjoyment of the dish. Wish I wold have asked for it to be heated up!
This is one of my favorite restaurants to go to anytime I eat out. It is clean, delicious and is a great location.
Thank you, AubreyT! We love having you! The place always gets a little brighter each time you're here. Thank you! Best, Alex A AGM, TFK Pasadena (626)639-6818
Compliments to Alex, the assistant manager. He was able to help with fine the best seating arrangement for me. As I recently had hip surgery, he went out of his way to make sure I would be comfortable. The whole staff was superb and caring, especially our server Kenny. Thank you also for the great food. Five Stars, easily.
The new menu is great and the service is wonderful as always.
delightful spring menu with farm to table options
Lovely outdoor seating. Food and service was good but seems like they are always out of things they shouldn’t be out of such as the grass fed burgers and edamame dumplings.
Like the seasonal food as it changes and their margaritas are tasty as well
Great food! Like the outdoor experience and healthy menu options
We had a great dinner, it would have been nice if we could all have sat together. Our party was 7, so we had to split into 2 tables even though it was one family.
Hi Todd, Thank you for leaving us a review. Yes, we unfortunately have to continue to abide by LA county guidelines with limiting six people maximum at a table. We would love nothing more to accommodate all of our guests requests! We really hope to get back to normal operations very soon. Please feel free to reach out with any further questions or concerns. We look forward to hearing from you. Best, Alex A AGM, TFK Pasadena (626)639-6818
Love this place. I have never had a dish I didn't like! High quality.
The food quality after the pandemic wasn't as good as the past. They were understaffed and the service was just so-so. Half of the time, the waiter failed to remember bringing us condiments and refilling water. We needed to remind more than once.
My hubby and I had a great time at TF Pasadena last Friday's dinner reservation. Roy our server was awesome! This time we got an inside seating which was awesome. We both ordered the Grass Fed Burger my all time favorite order ever since we started dining here. Then I got a free dessert as it was my birthday last weekend and I had a free gift from your App which was very nice! thank you very much. I got the avocado key lime pie (new on the menu - I'm wasn't too crazy about it) and my hubby got the cookies and vanilla ice cream. It was going great until I took a spoonsful of my hubby's vanilla ice cream (we had this before and it was good!) I suddenly felt a nasty crunch on my teeth, I bit on something hard , I thought it was my tooth and to my horrid surprise it was a piece of shard from a ceramic material that was in the ice cream (the chard had same color of the ice cream, it would have been hard to see by anyone who would serve it) I showed it to my hubby and immediately we called the attention of our server Roy. He then informed the Manager and the Manager went to our table and apologized after learning what happened. We were calm and cool! We just told the manager we are still going to eat the ice cream no matter what, just inform the kitchen or the chef of our indigestible surprise so it wont happen to other customers who will order the ice cream dessert and we proceeded to enjoy our evening. Btw, the dessert wasn't charged on our bill, as expected.
HI Mike, Oh my goodness!! Please accept our deepest apologies for finding such an item in the ice cream. I'm so glad you Roy was able to assist in getting things handled and the manager made their way to chat with you, Again, thank you for taking the time to leave us a comment AND being so gracious about it. If anything else comes up, please feel free to contact me directly. Best, Alex A AGM, TFK Pasadena (626)639-6818
Such delicious food!! Those dumplings were a dream and I love the Ancient Grains bowl. Everyone I bring to TF loves the food too. 💕
Overall very good food and service, the only thing I was disappointed about was the consistency. Last time I was there the dish I ordered was excellent, this time, the exact same dish was much saltier.
Was there Friday lunch with my friend. Waiter was so helpful and kind.
Always have a delicious healthy meal with great service.
Delicious food choices. Great service as well. We were never rushed
I came in with my mother for a late Easter celebration. In the notes I asked for an indoor seat next to some plants bc my mom loves plants and we were given exactly that. The food was spot on and the drinks were well crafted too.
It’s a shame that they don’t have as many vegetarian and vegan options as they did in the past, other than that the lunch was great.
We love coming here! There are so many options and I never feel guilty for what I eat. I got the Korean noodles with chicken and my husband ordered the Margarita pizza. Both amazing as usual. For dessert we had the flourless chocolate cake and the avocado key lime pie both wonderful. Cocktails are so delicious!
Had a fantastic time at True Kitchen Pasadena. The food was great, the service excellent and the place was nice. All tables were socially distanced.
We truly enjoyed our Easter lunch there. We sure will be coming back.
You never feel alone when it's table for one. You just talk to your food, in your head of course, and it answers back on your taste buds.
Best review, 2021! Lydia, thank you! Hopefully your buds bring you back for more. Thank you again! Best, Alex A AGM, TFK Pasadena (626)639-6818
As always fantastic!!!!! Never a bad tine at True Foods Pasadena.
10/10 food & service each time
our tab was $177.00 before the $35 tip! Brunch for (3) adults and (3) children - did not go crazy with the ordering - totally have sticker shock - it has been over a year since we've gone out to a restaurant and I guess this is the catch up fees....a bit of a disappointment.
It was wonderful to sit outside, seated at a comfortable distance while enjoying the ambiance, amazing food & food service.
Ordered on app. Food came out all at once in 5 min before we had water or silverware. Manager offered to take pizza away. Thought they’d keep it warm instead just came back 10 min later with cold pizza. Really disappointing
It was our first time at True Food Kitchen and we will definitely return. The food and service was wonderful.
Everything was great except for the music. Felt like we were eating poolside at a Vegas hotel.
Very good service, good menu options and the food tasted fresh and delicious. I was with a party of 3, and we all enjoyed our meals and drinks.
EXCELLENT service by the manager and the waiters!
Excellent food and service!!
Thank you, FranciscoM! Best, Alex A AGM, TFK Pasadena (626)639-6818
Our waitress was amazing !!! We had the best visit. Will come again !!!
Hi JLeighH, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review. We can't wait to serve you again soon. Best, Alex A AGM, TFK Pasadena (626)639-6818
We love this place! The food never disappoints and the service is great!
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 1759 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.