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True Food Kitchen - Pasadena, Pasadena, CA

True Food Kitchen - Pasadena

4.6
4.6
2461 Reviews
$30 and under
American
True Food Kitchen in Pasadena is currently open with dine-in and carry-out service. As always, we will continue to prioritize the health and safety of our guests by following the guidance of the CDC and local health officials. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we navigate this new normal together.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 54 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Farm-to-table, Vegetarian / Vegan

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri 11:00 am–10:00 pm Sat 10:00 am–10:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (626) 639-6818

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Stephanie Nguyen

  • Catering

    Please contact the restaurant for catering inquiries.

  • Private party facilities

    Whether you're hosting a celebration or corporate event, we welcome you to explore True Food Kitchen’s private dining and catering options, perfect for any occasion.

  • Private party contact

    our Private Event Coordinator : (626) 639-6818

  • Neighborhood

    Pasadena

  • Cross street

    Colorado and Pasadena

  • Parking details

    There is a parking garage around the corner on Delacy that offers Free parking for the first 90 minutes. There is also street parking.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 2,461 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Pasadena / San Gabriel

    Great for Brunch

  • Pasadena / San Gabriel

    Healthy

  • Pasadena / San Gabriel

    Outdoor Dining

  • Pasadena / San Gabriel

    American

  • Pasadena / San Gabriel

    Most Booked

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  1. RI

    RICHARDP

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Reservation honored on time. Serving staff very helpful. Food tasty and well presented
  2. KM

    KarenM

    Los Angeles

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    True Food Kitchen is definitely one of our favorite restaurants to go to for a celebration with family and friends or just a date night as a couple. The food is always fantastic and healthy. The service is very hospitable and attentive. The grassfed burger is a must. We try something new on the menu each visit and have never been disappointed. I highly recommend you try it and hope you love coming here as often as we do...and now our family and friends we have brought too!
  3. T

    Theatrebuff59

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    This was my second visit - enjoyed my first so much I wanted to bring friends who live in the area and had not been here yet. I live an hour away Seating inside was so noisy we couldn’t hear each other speak. Our server was very friendly and polite but forgot requests for water, ice bucket, beverage refresh for guest not drinking wine. Entree arrival timing too soon - not finished with appetizers; asking if guest finished when he’s obviously not. Food is good - overall vibe is good I’ll be back - will ask for / wait for outside seating next time

    True Food Kitchen - PasadenaResponded todayHello Theatrebuff59, We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience with us overall. Here at True, we have a certain standard that we strive to hit each and every time when it comes to our food, drinks and service. It looks like we definitely have some room for improvement, and we will make sure that we provide that for you the next time you join us. Thank you for joining us, and we look forward to serving you again soon!

  4. SR

    SoniaR

    San Joaquin

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent and so was the service. This was the busiest restaurant in Pasadena, for good reason.

    True Food Kitchen - PasadenaResponded todayHello SoniaR, we are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience with us. Here at True, we believe that diamonds are built under pressure, so we absolutely love it when it's the busiest location on Colorado Blvd! Thank you for joining us, and we look forward to serving you again soon!

  5. N

    Napa2021

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Food was delicious overall, but some of the salads and bowls are over priced for what you get. Ordered the sweet potato glass noodles and added shrimp. They didn’t season the shrimp and it was obvious they used frozen shrimp.

    True Food Kitchen - PasadenaResponded todayHello Napa2021, we are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience with us. In efforts to improve your experience, we will communicate this review to your staff and kitchen. Thank you for joining us, and we look forward to serving you again soon!

  6. TS

    TraceySJ

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good but hectic. The bar lost our drink order, but the gracious staff made it right by comping our drinks and dessert. Overall a good experience... really.

    True Food Kitchen - PasadenaResponded todayHello TraceySJ, We appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review, we really appreciate it. At times, we can get a bit busy but we always strive to provide stellar food/drinks and service all around. We are absolutely delighted to hear that your experience was enjoyed, thank you for joining us, and we look forward to serving you again soon!

  7. AP

    AngelaP

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent for everything. Service was the best and all our meals were delicious!
  8. JO

    JerleanO

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good and atmosphere was great! Loved our Server. He was Awesone

    True Food Kitchen - PasadenaResponded 1 day agoHello JerleanO, thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a such a kind review. We look forward to serving you again soon!

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service, great location!
  10. DG

    DeborahG

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Our waitress was exceptional!

    True Food Kitchen - PasadenaResponded 1 day agoHello DeborahG, we are so delighted to hear that you experienced some stellar service with us. Thank you for joining us, and we look forward to serving you again soon!

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We visited today as a returning guest. It was beyond stunning. The service from Hank was exceptional and the food was not only flavorful but beautiful. We never felt full - just completely content. Must go.

    True Food Kitchen - PasadenaResponded 1 day agoHello OpenTable Diner, we ecstatic to hear that you have joined us for repeat occasions. We will let Hank know that he did a spectacular job providing some great service. Thank you for joining us, and we look forward to serving you again soon!

  12. J

    Jbat

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Pros- Edamame dumplings. Spinach pizza, spaghetti squash, cocktails all delicious Cons- ordering via QR code was not working properly and cheapens the experience. Sword fish very dry.
  13. b

    bella7sky

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tasty food, pleasant atmosphere, great service, very accessible location. Can’t go wrong with any size party!
  14. Z

    Zairitaj

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was excellent. The food was delicious, authentic and very healthy from my point of view. The place was spotless, the service was very fast, polite and helpful when deciding what to order from the menu. This is my fifth time visiting this restaurant and I definitely will be back. We ordered starters: Tomato Lemon Ricotta Flatbread and the corn tortilla soup. For our entrées we had the Spinach and Mushroom Pizza, Sea Bass & of course for the dessert we had to definitely order the delicious Cheesecake, this one is a must to try. It was so creamy, it melts in your mouth.
  15. RL

    RichardL

    Los Angeles

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great date with my wife(went to IPIC to see Elvis movie)
  16. JL

    Just2Ladies

    Los Angeles

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was great! Very attentive. Food was excellent and there were great options for our special food needs.
  17. SR

    SophiaR

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    Service was good; food was decent but price very overpriced.

    True Food Kitchen - PasadenaResponded 7 days agoHello Sophia I would love to discuss your experience with us in more detail over the phone. I apologize for not being anything but outstanding. I would love to hear from you at your earliest convenience. Thank you Milissa or Justin 626-639-6818

  18. L

    Luv2dine

    Los Angeles

    25 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall3food1service2ambience4
    I like to eat here on occasion if I'm in Old Town shopping or meeting one of my daughters as a halfway point. I had dinner last night with a daughter and I have to say I feel like the food has zero flavor. The kale salad is always hit or miss with flavor. Last night it felt like it was dressed in water. There was no garlic in it at all. No flavor. The guacamole appetizer should also just be renamed as "Mashed Avocado". There wasn't even any salt in it. No flavor at all. We shared the salad and the vegan spinach/mushroom pizza. The bottom of the crust was burned. Really disappointed lately with the food.

    True Food Kitchen - PasadenaResponded 7 days agoHello Luv2dine I am sad to read your review. Your feedback is welcomed and we genuinely pride ourselves on great, flavorful food. I would love the opportunity to invite you back in and enjoy some of our fan favorites. When you have time please feel free to reach out to me so we can set you up with a reservation as well as send you gift card. I hope to hear from you soon! Justin or Milissa 626-639-6818

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Birthday, we requested it ahead of time, but the server forgot and I was too embarrassed to ask at the table since I knew the birthday girl would not be okay if we brought it up. Hence, the reservations and prior comments.
  20. DZ

    DanaZ

    Phoenix

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    Noisy. Salads generally good at true foods. Stick with those. Tried an entree chicken parmigiana. Way overcooked and dry. Service ok

    True Food Kitchen - PasadenaResponded 7 days agoHello DanaZ I am so sorry to hear about your chicken parmigiana. Please accept my invitation to return and enjoy a new chicken parmigiana on us. I would love to hear form you soon. My number is below. Have a great night. Justin or Milissa 626-639-6818

  21. R

    Rosa

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It is a nice environment and restaurant to spend time with friends or family. The poke bowl was very good, and refreshing on a hot day. I like that it came with avocado and cucumbers. The strawberry margarita was very good. The dessert we tried was very tasty, which was the flowerless chocolate with vanilla ice cream.
  22. C

    Chia

    Los Angeles

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    TFK never disappoints. The staff is super friendly and efficient, the atmosphere is lively, and the food is delicious. We wanted to start with the dumplings but they were out and had to wait an hour so we shared the chicken sausage pizza; it was light and tasty. My niece had the seabass that was very flavorful and tender. I had the Korean beef which was tender and spicy. We had the flourless chocolate cake to complete the dining experience. Had to go for a walk after but it was well worth it.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and ambiance at True Food were so beyond what I pictured. The only thing I would change is the noise level. It was super hard to hear our conversation. That was the only downside though.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Everything was great, server was great, just some very slow bussers (they ran out of plates, etc) but it was a busy Father’s Day weekend.

    True Food Kitchen - PasadenaResponded on June 22, 2022Hello OpenTable Diner, we are so happy to hear that your experience with us was great overall. In efforts to provide an exceptional experience day in and day out, we will communicate this information to our team. Thank you for joining us, and we look forward to serving you again soon!

  25. JF

    JessieF

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great at providing celiac safe options! They told me gf pizza is made separately than gluten pizza and provided the most delish gf pita with my hummus starter!!

    True Food Kitchen - PasadenaResponded on June 22, 2022Hello JessieF, here at True we strive to provide quality & nutritious food regardless of the dietary restrictions, and we are delighted to hear that it was provided for you. Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a kind review, and we look forward to serving you again soon!

  26. m

    monicah

    Los Angeles

    12 reviews

    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    It was Father’s Day, so definitely busier than usual. They were out of several items on the menu even tho it was early in the day. It took a while to get our food, and to get the attention of staff at different points. The salmon entree, chicken wrap and flourless chocolate cake were great. The vegan cheesecake and spaghetti squash casserole were mush; definitely don’t need to have those again.
  27. CY

    CurtY

    Los Angeles

    112 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    112 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb as always

    True Food Kitchen - PasadenaResponded on June 22, 2022Hello CurtY, we think that YOU are superb. Thank you for taking the time to leave such a kind review, and we look forward to serving you again soon!

  28. T

    Thanksgiving123

    Orange County

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    The restaurant combines good food with good service to attract many diners to the facility. It was jam-packed with people on Father's Day weekend and, consequently, very noisy. This was my first experience at a True Food Kitchen restaurant, but it won't be my last.

    True Food Kitchen - PasadenaResponded on June 22, 2022Hello Thanksgiving123, here at True we strive to provide delicious meals that leaves our guests feeling fantastic, alongside providing some stellar service. We are so glad to hear that it was provided for you, and we can't wait until you join us again. Thank you!

  29. F

    Foodie

    San Francisco

    98 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    98 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We've dined at TFK many times. We have always enjoyed delicious food and good service. We'll be back again.

    True Food Kitchen - PasadenaResponded on June 19, 2022Hello Foodie, we are so happy to hear that you have joined us on multiple occasions! Each and everytime we strive to provide stellar service, alongside a delicious dish. Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a kind review, and we can't wait to serve you again soon!

  30. EA

    EvAC

    Sacramento

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    Drinks never disappoint. However, the sweet potato hash were uniformly bad- they were dry, tasteless, and some pieces uncooked. Wouldn’t order the turkey burger again because it was just meh. Last but not least, there seems to not be enough pita chips with the edamame guac, which is our go to app.

    True Food Kitchen - PasadenaResponded on June 19, 2022Hello EvAC, thank you for taking the time to leave us such a detailed review. We will communicate this information to our kitchen in efforts to provide an exemplary service next time around. Thank you for joining us, and we look forward to serving you again soon!

  31. PC

    PatriciaC

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Great unique menu choices. Nice patio area. Noise level was up there, we were seated outside but the noise was coming from the large covered indoor area.

    True Food Kitchen - PasadenaResponded on June 19, 2022Hello PatriciaC, we are ecstatic to hear that you found some unique food during your dining experience with us. In efforts to provide an excellent experience, we will communicate this information to our management team. Thank you for joining us, and we look forward to serving you again soon!

  32. CA

    CindyA

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    It was lovely. Great atmosphere. delicious food. great company.
  33. L

    Lilabelle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great out door seating area. Where we sat was very private but still very lively. Service was outstanding.
  34. PC

    PCAB

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love everything about True Food Kitchen! Our waiter was great and our food was delicious!

    True Food Kitchen - PasadenaResponded on June 22, 2022Hello PCAB, we are delighted to hear that you enjoyed everything about your dining experience! Thank you for taking the time to leave such a kind review, and we look forward to serving you again soon!

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    Paid 500 cash for 410 bill. Waiter complained to manager in which he took waiters side and said we left 10 dollar tip which was not true. We threw him 100 anyway. Never again. Do Not pay cash at this restaurant.
  36. L

    Lunchalot

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    I would like to compliment the staff at True Foods. I recently have been on a special diet, and the servers have been INCREDIBLE and HELPFUL!! They know the recipes for everything on the menu, and have been so helpful when ordering. I'm not sure how you do it, but the staff is outstanding. The food is good too!
  37. DS

    DianeS

    Tahoe

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Bri was great! We ordered 4 entrees and a flat bread appetizer....all outstanding. Best cocktails around! Delicious flourless chocolate ale for dessert. Always a great experience at TFK.
  38. MH

    MaureenH

    Los Angeles

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Always a fun scene. Always good food and good service. And a great menu for vegans and carnivores. It’s one of my favorite places in Pasadena.
  39. H

    Hanna

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The ambience is delightful! The outdoor patio is spacious and inviting. Our server was excellent. I ordered the entree salmon and an iced tea and both were delightful. I will be returning and strongly recommend True Food Kitchen!
  40. JW

    JaneW

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always satisfying as before. I haven't been to True Foods since the pandemic and always so enjoyable.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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 4.6 stars by 2461 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 54 times today
Google Map for True Food Kitchen - Pasadena

168 West Colorado Blvd. Pasadena, CA 91105

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Colorado and Pasadena

  • Neighborhood

    Pasadena

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri 11:00 am–10:00 pm Sat 10:00 am–10:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Farm-to-table, Vegetarian / Vegan

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    There is a parking garage around the corner on Delacy that offers Free parking for the first 90 minutes. There is also street parking.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Stephanie Nguyen

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (626) 639-6818

  • Catering

    Please contact the restaurant for catering inquiries.

  • Private party facilities

    Whether you're hosting a celebration or corporate event, we welcome you to explore True Food Kitchen’s private dining and catering options, perfect for any occasion.

  • Private party contact

    our Private Event Coordinator : (626) 639-6818

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