True Food Kitchen - Pasadena

4.7
1929 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 1929 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.6
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4.4
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Noise · Moderate
97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 13 hours ago
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great as usual

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WILLIAMG
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great service
excellent food (salmon)
cant wait for chilean sea bass to come back

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jimbo
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food in a lovely setting. Seems they were a bit short-staffed, so it was slow to get attended to, but once we did the service was great as well.

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John
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

True Food Kitchen provides a consistently excellent experience, in both food and service. The ambiance here was nice and the waiter attentive despite being busy. Overall, excellent time!

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DowntownFoodie
Los Angeles
30 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Casual atmosphere - perfect for warm weather. Great plant based (not totally vegetarian though) food - something for everyone.

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AlexV
Orange County
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Asked for specific table and got an inferior table that was noisy

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SeanM
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff, quick service, quality dining. Couldn’t ask for better.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was looking forward to this meal and it was excellent. Wishing for more vegan options, what we had was excellent.

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Beth
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for an amazing dining experience. Your staff continued to wear masks, which may be optional, but help with germs around food. Your staff as friendly, upbeat, and professional. Seating was spaced apart. We had shade. My group was able to check in and be seated before I arrived. We loved our food and overall experience. And we will definitely be back again.

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vipKenzo
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was SO WONDERFUL to be at True Food on the FIRST DAY of the reopening of California! The food, drinks and service were all perfect!

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kathy
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Five of us had dinner and ordered a variety of drinks and entrees. Everyone loved their meals. Food was healthy, interesting and tasty. We sat outdoors on the patio. Service was good.

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MeganS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The food was really delicious. We requested to sit in doors because it was 90*+ outside. But actually inside, although it was cool, was very noisy. Drinks were delicious. A little on the pricier end but tasted great.

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PamelaH
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

This is a very good restaurant for healthful dining.

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Mike
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I would not describe noise as "energetic" - it is disrupting: too loud.
Outside is too hot.

In fact, I would notch down Ambience one more peg... My lunch guest will probably not return because of it Too bad

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Lupita
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was so friendly and helpful! Always love eating here🤗

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ChristinaD
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience1

The last couple times, I’ve smelled sewage. Really hope you can solve this issue soon! Not a pleasant smell to experience while eating expensive cuisine. :( Other than that, great!

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BradleyP
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Contemporary interior/architectural design. The restroom was one of the best I've ever seen in a restaurant.

Service was excellent and every staff person we interacted with was very friendly and attentive.

The Spinach and Mushroom pizza was EXCELLENT. But, the menu has limited options for a Vegan, like me. I had the Vegan Double Cheeseburger, which was okay, not great. For a health-food oriented restaurant, they should have many more Vegan-friendly options. I've been to other restaurants that aren't particularly health-oriented, but they have more Vegan options on the menu than True Food Kitchen does!

I'll probably suggest going there when my omnivore family visits because TFK does have several healthful options for non-Vegans and it's overall a pleasant experience.

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JustinB
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Food was good but not outstanding. Cocktails were only okay and so not a good value. Between the sidewalk traffic (and food having to cross it), and cars zooming by, it was a harried environment. I appreciate their efforts but wouldn't return until all of the covid modifications are removed.

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Mossy
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful restaurant with a beautiful ambience, Food was good and service immpecable,

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WILLIAMG
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waiter Michael was very accommodating, getting everyone exactly what they wanted

MC
MarissaC
Birmingham
43 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Food is good as always. However, service is so mediocre and very slow. Requested items were not fulfilled or requested multiple time before it was done.

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BobbiK
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. Highly recommend. Great food and great service.

JD
JillD
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fast, friendly service, great food and beautiful outdoor dining spaces! They must have excellent management. Thank you True Food!

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ChelseaH
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always great but I especially appreciated the service this visit. Even with an overwhelming amount of people waiting for tables and a full restaurant the hostess was calm, polite, attentive and was able to accommodate our request to be seated outdoors. It is very nice when a restaurant, especially now, pays a bit of attention to requests that will make their guests feel more comfortable. Highly appreciate and recommend!

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sedaa
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Not as good as was last time.
Had to remind twice to serve the starter.
Pizza was burned

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Food4pleasure
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, fresh food, clean place, love the deco, cocktails were great, food taste was excellent. We ordered the steak tacos, salmon dish and poke bowl. Everything was fantastic. Although, I would say that the portions are a bit on the small side. For example, the raw fish cubes in the Poke bowl were smaller than what you will expect from this dish and the portion was very small. Other than that, the place is a gem.

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NicoleL
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service.
My friend has food allergies, and the staff were very helpful in helping her find a dish that would be safe for her to eat.

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PatriciaS
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love True Food Kitchen they always have my table ready as soon as I arrive to the restaurant and the service is outstanding

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vipKenzo
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, drinks and service are ALL outstanding! I've been back four times in the past two weeks!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience and will definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall2food3service4ambience3

We ordered the Kale aid and we both felt like there was alcohol in it. We did not feel right after, and we have never had that experience before.

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vipLaurieS
Los Angeles
75 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my favorite outdoor spot. The food is excellent as is the service. I highly recommend it!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Graduation

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vipmimi
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience4

Good is usually good but the salmon was ice cold and my chicken wrap was bland and not even wrapped with a fresh tortilla because it fell apart with the first bite.
Also, the service is usually great but it was terrible. With the hummus app, they gave 5 little triangles of pita for a medium sized plate full of hummus. We asked for more and got a few extra pieces when we were halfway done with dinner. Also, we ordered another round of drinks when we were served the dinner and got the drink as they were taking away the dinner plates when we were done eating. Very disappointing.
I’ve been going here for years but will find another place where my money will not be wasted.

True Food Kitchen - Pasadena
Responded on June 7, 2021

Hi Mimi, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We're very sorry to hear that we fell short during your most recent visit. It sounds like there were a few errors that could have been easily fixed and remedied! I hope we can earn back your trust and have you as a return guest. Please feel free to call Justin or myself anytime to discuss your experience further. Thank you! Best, Alex A AGM, TFK Pasadena (626)639-6818

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always. The best..

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AmberR
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed this place and will be coming again. Had the Monarch drink and the shrimp tacos---top tier !

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raph
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food, well spaced out for social distancing.

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HeatherM
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food, but not the place to go if you’re super hungry. Super great vegan and veg options and also more healthy options. Their cocktail choice is also fantastic.

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JadeneT
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lunch for four after church on Sunday. True Food was busy with several parties waiting for tables, but we had made reservations and were immediately seated. We ordered tuna lettuce cups, charred cauliflower, korean noodles, shrimp tacos and mushroom spinach pizza. All but the shrimp tacos were outstanding. The tacos weren't bad -- they just couldn't stand up to the intense flavors of the other dishes. We were seated inside, but with the large open doors it felt like a patio. Tables were 8-10 feet apart, and we felt very comfortable. Our server was attentive without being smothering. Our food arrived quickly despite the restaurant being very crowded. We love True Food Kitchen - Pasadena and will definitely return again.

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jeffg
Denver
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Enjoyable veggie burger and salad. A bit noisy with street traffic. Large restaurant that was full for Sunday lunch.

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 1929 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.