True Food Kitchen - Pasadena

4.7
1852 Reviews
$30 and under
American
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 1852 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.7
service
4.6
ambience
4.4
value
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DebbieJ
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

First greeting from an employee to my guest sitting on the bench OUTSIDE of your Pasadena restaurant, and more than 6' away from the entry: "You need to be wearing a mask?" Very RUDE!

Waiter Malachi K. was exceptional! Food fresh and good, but a little overpriced for the portions. Also, I asked for my salmon to be medium and it was well done.

Love that you have a nice selection of cocktails.

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ldweisberg
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Other than giving away our table to the wrong party, things were fine. After having a Reservation and showing up on time and checking in, we waiting about 15 mins watching party after party walk up and get seated. I had to go to the desk again and give my name again only to find out the error. Totally understandable, but so many people coming and going at that front check-in desk, perhaps the fewer people there, the better.

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MarleneM
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience4

I was very disappointed with our visit on Sunday. To begin with, we were seated in a table directly in the sun - as the tables were being moved up a little, my four-year-old daughters arm got pinched and was left with a huge bruise. Secondly, the only side available for the burgers we ordered was the kale, which no one in my party likes. Lastly, we were seated next to a party who brought a dog with them - a very badly behaved dog who kept barking every time the server approached the table or anyone from our party got up.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We knew you would be busy today for Mother’s Day so we waited until after 4 pm. Our Open Table reservation was ready. Unfortunately there was a snag in our meals. The dude my husband ordered with his wrap was gone n instead of asking what he would like they bright the very thing he hates most in the world. A pile of Kale. Given the choice prior to he would have changed his entree. They did give him a side of fruit. I ordered a salad n the dressing was not the dressing ordered.
It’s funny we were at the Santa Monica location yesterday. The Pasadena location today and while we are still pleased we were disappointed.

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livinio
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

awesome place, awesome food, awesome healthy cocktails:)

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience3

First time at true food kitchen I really enjoy going and planning to go again food is amazing.

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DatKidRG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

It was a nice place. It was kind of busy due to Covid and things opening back up so there is a wait even with a reservation. The wait wasn't too long and the service and food were good so definitely a plus.

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Lydia
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

To all the gluten free eaters missing those morning pancakes, True Foods has the perfect hearty yet, light and fluffy cakes. How did they do it, I don't know? But it's worth driving down for every weekend.

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amandag
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New favorite place! Great healthy and fresh food and drink choices, friendly and welcoming staff and nice atmosphere with enjoyable patio seating !

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food1service1ambience4

Mother’s Day. Terrible service. Terrible food (avocados were brown) from sitting open snd out too long. Nothing was nearly warm. Things were bland. Drinks were forgotten about.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pasadena is one of our favorite places to visit and True Foods is one of our favorite restaurants. The experience was awesome and the food was delicious. We look forward to visiting again soon.

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NickV
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Everything went pretty well, I had requested outside seating and when I checked in they immediately took us to an indoor area, so I had to wait another 10min for an outside table

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seated us right on time! Great service, answered all our questions, and didn’t have to wait long for our apps and entrees to come out. Really enjoyed their shrimp tacos!

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DiAnnA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were street side, so noise had nothing to do with restaurant, but due to being on the Covid-19 new street-side seating. Love this restaurant, servers we encountered were patient and knowledgeable. Place was very busy, due to the Mother's Day weekend. Never felt rushed. This is a great place to eat, wish we had something like this closer to me. I actually eat here every time I come into Pasadena at least one meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bryan was an amazing waiter! We felt safe. We are outdoors and we’re socially distanced. The food was amazing. We will definitely be back!!!!

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TanyA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service... Cat was very understanding in accommodating my Mothers needs!!! Love True Foods.

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MoniqueM27
Orange County
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Food and service was just ok, for the price. Atmosphere was welcoming.

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JessicaC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Menu is full of clean recipes and every one of them is delicious!

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Joel
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a good time here. Waiter was very nice and attentive. Food was great and we all enjoyed it all

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DelmyP
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food4service5ambience4

Food, service, and location were excellent. But outdoor seating can get cold. It would be great if they had heaters.

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Seduceyourmuse
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great service. Love the choices. Great place to go for a night out or a special meal.

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KASR
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great lunch and wonderful place to ease back into restaurant dining.

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Lynn
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Good food, very good service. Lots of outside seating, and menu is varied and something for everyone.

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JamesM
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and fun atmosphere. You should go here

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Limelight
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

It was ok. The food was highly spiced with a lot of garlic and fennel. I could taste the lasagna for an hour after. The sweet potato hash was very dry.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, lovely outdoor setup. The Korean Noodle bowl and Dragonfruit Margarita were AMAZING

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AngelinaA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite place in Pasadena! It’s cozy outside always summer vibe is inviting all year round.

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Rosa
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We had a wonderful experience dining at True Food Kitchen. The food was delicious and the the staff offered excellent service!

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LisaS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

The perfect place to eat creative California dishes from edamame guac to shrimp tacos. Be sure to sit in the patio to enjoy the night sky. Service impeccable.

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vipCinewriter
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always love True Food...great drinks and great food with terrific service.

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vipKAVA
London
24 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We’ve been here before and enjoyed it. Today was not their day and it happens we understand.

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GSLovesGreatFoodPlaces
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfectection. The food, the service and the ambiance. Took my mom and she is in love.

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vipfashiongalca
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and fantastic clean eating everything was perfect and flavorful

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WILLIAMG
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

it was great
2 tables of 6 for 2 birthdays
tables close as allowed

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Tita
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love to go true food! clean, good food, good services

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Jorge
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a pleasant casual dining experience. Food was delicious, healthy, with fresh and delicious cocktails.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely time with friends!!!

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vipMaryP
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Was lovely

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ElizabethW
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great. The food, the service!

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TiffanyT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious food with amazing outdoor and indoor space.

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 1852 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.