True Food Kitchen - Pasadena

4.6
2212 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.

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
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2212 people are saying
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TedM
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Tuesday night dinner. Pasadena was pretty dead but TFK was busy. Ate outside. Food preparation was up to standard. Service is a little slow because of short staffing like everyone. They run out of things which should be expected now. All in all, a very good experience. You need to be flexible. Servers know what’s available and good. They are trained to guide you expertly.

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SusanP
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great, healthy food. Menu quite extensive and the food is of excellent quality. Never disappoints. Good service.

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ALFREDOLOSOYA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The second time I came here with my girlfriend and we just love it. Service for food was a little faster than the first time we came here, but overall, the food and cocktails were spot on including the cookie and ice cream dessert. Waiters are very nice and attentive too. Would definitely recommend if you’re trying to find a good vegan restaurant or trying vegan food for the first time!

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Responded 2 hours ago

Hello ALFREDOLOSOYA, we love to hear that you and your company had an exquisite experience, we wouldn't have it any other way! Each and every time we strive to provide some quality food, beverages, and service all in all. We would love for you to join us again soon. Thank you!

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MeganD
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Good was good, drinks were very good. It had been windy earlier that morning, and they sat us as a table that had clearly not been wiped down and was covered in dust. I asked the waiter for a towel to wipe it down. He said right away. Five minutes later he still had not come by. I went up to the hostess and asked her if I could take some of her wipes to clean the table. She said sure, but didn’t offer to clean our table. Very poor customer service, especially at a place that is an expensive stop.

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Responded a day ago

Good morning Megan I am so very sorry about your experience and the lack of attention to detail on our end. We really missed the mark. I would love to be able to speak to you in person to regain you trust with True Food Kitchen. Please feel free to reach out to me directly at your earliest convenience. Milissa or Justin 626-639-6818

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vipGeorgio
Los Angeles
123 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was very satisfactory, no complaints

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Responded 2 hours ago

Hello Georgio, thank you so much for your 5 stars, it is greatly appreciated. We hope to see you again very soon!

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Davidl
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

outstanding food and service
ambience nice for socializing with friends and family great outdoor seating

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Responded on January 19, 2022

Hello Davidl, we are so glad to hear that you enjoyed our outdoor dining experience, it truly is something to see in person! We also love to hear that you had some outstanding food, and enjoyed every factor of the service that was provided to you. We hope to see you again soon!

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vipLMMK
Pittsburgh
28 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Loved the freshness of the food. Would eat here again

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Responded on January 19, 2022

Hello LMMK, so fresh and so clean, as we like to say here at True! We love to hear that you enjoyed some delicious fresh food, and we hope to see you again soon. Thank you so much for joining us!

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KaseyR
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall3food3service2ambience4

I always want to like this place because of the cute indoor and outdoor ambiance. However, it took well over 15 minutes for our waiter to come and check in on us once we were seated. The food is OK for the healthy options. Another issue I had was that I reserved a table for 5 outside and they ended up giving us a table for 4, so it was a tight squeeze.

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Responded on January 19, 2022

Hello Kasey We really missed the mark on every detail of your experience. I am truly apologetic. Please allow us the opportunity to regain your loyalty. I would love to hear from you when you have time. Feel free to call me directly or Justin at the number below. Thank you Milissa or Justin 626-639-6818

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vipkvarcar
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great Food! ! Great Staff! And plenty of options for the Vegan and Non-Vegan guests, which makes it most convenient for our Vegan and Non-Vegan family and friends!

True Food Kitchen - Pasadena
Responded on January 19, 2022

Hello Kvarcar, your feedback is most definitely appreciated. Here at True, we strive to provide all types of options for every guest that walks in our doors! We are ecstatic to hear that you and your company experienced a magnificent time, and we would love to see you in the foreseeable future. Thank you for joining us!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All was great

True Food Kitchen - Pasadena
Responded on January 19, 2022

Hello there, your 5 stars are greatly appreciated! We love the fact that you enjoyed your experience with us, and we hope to see you again very soon. Thank you!!

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vipRandyL999
Tampa
54 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Superb food!

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Responded on January 19, 2022

Hello RandyL999, superb is a beautiful word that we would choose to describe our food, and we love that you have the same mutual feeling! Thank you so much, and we hope to see you again soon!

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BrianE
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Staff was friendly and efficient, explained all the menu choices. Food was fresh and everyone enjoyed their meal. Would definitely go back.

True Food Kitchen - Pasadena
Responded on January 14, 2022

Hello BrianE, we love to hear that our staff was able to provide some excellent choices, alongside being personable and providing a beautiful experience. Freshness, and enjoyment go hand in hand, and we definitely hope to see you soon!

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KevinM
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thrilled with the food, service and atmosphere. It's pricey, but totally worth it.

True Food Kitchen - Pasadena
Responded on January 14, 2022

Hello KevinM, we love to hear that you enjoyed so many factors during your dining experience! Delicious food, stupendous service, and a vibrant ambiance are but a few factors that we strive to maintain on a daily basis! We love this review, and we hope to see you again soon!

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RachelG
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service! I love True Food so it was nice to be back for the first time in a while and to see it so full and lively on a Sunday afternoon. Highly recommend making a reservation in advance because it was busy for several hours. Food and drinks were tasty and fresh!

True Food Kitchen - Pasadena
Responded on January 14, 2022

Hello there RachelG, thank you so much for your kind words and in depth analysis! We are glad to hear that you were able to join us after a hiatus, and we agree that you can definitely feel the energy in the air, we wouldn't have it any other way! Thank you so much for joining us again, and we hope to see you soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall3food2service5ambience5

The last few times I’ve been to the restaurant the food has been on the dryer side. Especially the sandwiches and pizza

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Responded on January 19, 2022

Hello I am so sorry to hear that your meal was anything but amazing. Our enduring mission is to have everyone leaving our restaurant delighted in their selecting us…… particularly due to our food. This clearly is not what you experienced and I apologize for your being disappointed in your experience. I ask that you allow us another chance to serve you in the way you would want. Please call myself or Justin at the number below so we can regain your loyalty. Milissa or Justin 626-639-6818

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LarryG
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Make your plans to enjoy a "healthy" meal at True Food-you will not be disappointed.

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Responded on January 14, 2022

Hello LarryG, here at True, we strive to provide healthy and delicious meals every dining experience! We hope to see you again soon, thank you so much!

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vipMarkG
Los Angeles
30 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite places to dine.

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Responded on January 14, 2022

Hello MarkG, we are glad to hear that you consider us one of your favorite dining establishments, we love to hear it! We strive to maintain exemplary standards in terms of delicious food, fantastic service, and a beautiful aesthetic on every visit. Thank you so much for joining us, and we hope to see you again soon!

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andilikeaboy
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service at the Pasadena location is always top notch!

True Food Kitchen - Pasadena
Responded on January 14, 2022

Hello there! Thank you so much for your kind words and 5 stars, it is most definitely appreciated! We hope to see you again soon!

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AleksanderT
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was a healthy choice for late dinner!
Thank you for good choices.

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Responded on January 13, 2022

Hello AleksanderT, we love to hear that you joined us in the latter part of the day for a healthy, delicious meal! Here at True, we always strive to provide a myriad of good choices! We hope to see you again soon.

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JoanneS
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was friendly and attentive. Everyone liked their food. We had pizza, salmon, sea bass, and curry.

True Food Kitchen - Pasadena
Responded on January 13, 2022

Hello JoaneS, we love to hear that you experienced a beautiful meal with us, and that your server hit all the marks in terms of being friendly and attentive! Thank you so much, and we hope to see you again soon!

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vipLuv2dine
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Lovely except that the Turkey Mozzarella Panini was hard pressed to find any mozzarella :(

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Responded on January 13, 2022

Hello Luv2Dine, thank you for your kind words, we always strive to provide an abundance of ingredients in each of our dishes, and we will make sure that the next time you join us, it will be hearty and fulfilling! We hope to see you again soon.

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Clarymond
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Tasty food. Kind friendly waiters. Nice ambiance.

True Food Kitchen - Pasadena
Responded on January 13, 2022

Hello Clarymond, thank you for the kind words, and 4 stars, it is greatly appreciated! That is a perfect trifecta of what we strive to maintain on a daily basis. Great food, fantastic service, and a beautiful ambiance all around! We hope to see you again soon!

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Tony
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall2food1service1ambience5

This is the third time in a row that we've gone to True Food and had kitchen issues. This time, my wife's burger was ordered medium well and came out pink. She sent it back, and it came out much closer to well done, but then they forgot to put any toppings on the burger. Two mistakes, half hour of time, still full price...

True Food Kitchen - Pasadena
Responded on January 12, 2022

Hi Tony We definitely missed the mark on your visit and for this I am very embarrassed. What a true frustration. We strive to be the best in the industry on every level. If you would allow us one more opportunity to make this a remarkable visit I would love to discuss via phone. Justin or Milissa 626-639-6818

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JaniceY
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome! Loved going on a Monday night with less crowds. Food was great and they seated us next to the fireplace and gave us a heat lamp. VIP service and really appreciate it.

True Food Kitchen - Pasadena
Responded on January 13, 2022

Hello JaniceY, we are ecstatic that you had an awesome experience with us! Monday is definitely one of our mellow days, but it gives us the opportunity to serve up all the vibes! VIP service is something we strive to provide in every situation, thank you for your feedback, and we hope to see you again soon!

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KatieH
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great service as always!

True Food Kitchen - Pasadena
Responded on January 12, 2022

Hello KatieH, we appreciate your magnificent feedback, and that you enjoyed your delicious meal alongside some great service. We hope to see you again soon. Thank you!

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Foodie
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Good food, fun location, good service. Would definitely go again. The curry dish was the highlight of the meal. Squash soup was also very good.

True Food Kitchen - Pasadena
Responded on January 6, 2022

Hello Foodie, it looks like you hit the nail on the head. Here at True, we strive to provide a beautiful ambiance/location, delicious food, and exceptional service. We also share a mutual feeling of the choice options that you enjoyed. We hope to see you again soon, Thank you!

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vipEmptyNesters
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite restaurUm

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Responded on January 6, 2022

Hello EmptyNesters, thank you so much for your kind words, it is genuinely appreciated, and we hope to see you again soon!

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vipGDawg
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food
Great service

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Responded on January 6, 2022

Hello GDawg, thank you for your fantastic feedback, the feeling is mutual! Great food and great service are some of the few staples we have strived to maintain as a foundation for True. Hope to see you again soon!

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MichaelM
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Needed something easy, with gluten free options, and they delivered!

True Food Kitchen - Pasadena
Responded on January 1, 2022

Hello MichaelM, we love to hear that you enjoyed the variety of gluten free options that we have to offer, and that we provided a fast and easy service! We hope to see you again soon, thank you!

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MekyL
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Service and be better and food took to long to ready

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FoieGrasFoodie
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

We had a really good experience and the food was amazing and cooked perfectly! Service was a bit slow but we were still happy guests

True Food Kitchen - Pasadena
Responded on December 29, 2021

Hello FoieGrasFoodie, thank you for the 5 star review, we will address the issues experienced, and we will strive to provide an excellent service the next time you visit us. Thank you, and we hope to see you again soon!

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vipKevinJ
London
3 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food and service. Will definitely come back!

True Food Kitchen - Pasadena
Responded on December 29, 2021

Hello KevinJ, we love to hear that you enjoyed your great food and service when you joined us for your dining experience. We hope to see you again soon!

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vipPhaedra
Hawaii
30 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Nice ambiance and very friendly, attentive server but the worlds smallest lasagna main course literally 3” square and flat.

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Responded on December 29, 2021

Hello Phaedra, we love the fact that you enjoyed our ambiance, and that our server provided a friendly and accommodating experience when you joined us. We will address the issues that you had when you joined us for your meal, and will make sure that you have an excellent service the next time that you join us. Thank you so much, and we hope to see you again soon!

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lolobi
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The overall food was not tasted as good as before.

True Food Kitchen - Pasadena
Responded on January 6, 2022

Hello Lolobi, Thank you for your 4 star review. The next time you join us we hope to hit that True Food standard and make your experience memorable. Hope to see you again soon!

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dlwharborcity
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding! If you haven't been there go now. Strongly recommend making a reservation.

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Responded on December 29, 2021

Hello Dlwharborcity, thank you for your kind feedback, and your suggested recommendation! We hope to see you again soon!

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MarioV
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience3

Our experience was greatly affected by going on a rainy day. Looks like to have a great time it is best to go on a warm night to dine outside.

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Responded on December 28, 2021

Hello Mario This is definitely not how we ever want our guests experience to be and I am sorry. We would like to make this up to you as soon as possible. Open Table will not allow me to leave an email but you can call the restaurant directly and ask for me personally. I hope we hear from you soon. Milissa or Justin 626-639-6818

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Terrible service

True Food Kitchen - Pasadena
Responded on December 22, 2021

Good afternoon I am so sorry to read that your experience was anything less then outstanding. I would love to discuss more in detail if you have time to discuss via phone. Please give us the opportunity to make this right. Thank you Milissa and Justin 626-639-6818

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vipdominiquem
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

amazing food and great vegan options! The service was also very amazing

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Responded on December 24, 2021

Hello Dominique, your 5 stars are greatly appreciated, thank you very much! We strive to cater to all types of dietary restrictions here at True Food, and we love to hear that you enjoy our abundance of vegan options. We hope to see you again soon!

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vipWilliamB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

$300 meal with the same paper napkins used in the restroom!

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Responded on December 22, 2021

Hello William I sincerely apologize for the True Food standard that was not up to par in regards to our linen. We are extremely embarrassed in regards to the shortage as well. Please accept our apology. We value your feedback. We would love the opportunity to make this right. I am available at any point to discuss in detail. Thank you for your time!!! Sincerely Milissa or Justin 626-639-6818

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Kiku
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great, food was fresh, healthy, delicious as always, and reserved table was ready when we arrived. Perfect lunch! Thank you, True Food Kitchen, you've done it again!

True Food Kitchen - Pasadena
Responded on December 24, 2021

Hello Kiku, thank you so much for the beautiful feedback that you have provided for us. Exceptional service, alongside delicious and nutritious food are one of our core staples that we strive to maintain here at True Food every single day. We love the fact that you thought your experience was perfect, and we hope to see you again soon!

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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 2212 OpenTable diners.

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.