True Food Kitchen - Pasadena

4.7
1919 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 1919 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
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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kathy
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 2 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 3 days ago
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 3 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience4

This is a very good restaurant for healthful dining.

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Mike
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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ChristinaD
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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 4 days ago
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 4 days ago
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 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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WILLIAMG
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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MarissaC
Birmingham
43 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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JillD
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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 5 days ago
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 7 days ago
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 7 days ago
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
23 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.

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Josslyn
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the food here. I love that I can make a reservation online and for two people! Most places don't allow reservations for so few people. The food is delicious, creative, and healthy.

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vipCarrie
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We loved the atmosphere and varied menu. Would definitely return.

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vipKenzo
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great! The cocktails were wonderful and well thought through!

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angiep
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Overall great place. Well organized. Shrimp tacos were good but the soft tortilla was bit hard. I will definitely go there again. Try Vegas branch. Very nice.

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Bean
Los Angeles
42 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

always good food at True Food. a bit on the pricey side so beware.

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Claudia
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great healthy food, excellent service and delicious drinks

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vipWadeW
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful evening celebrating a birthday. The waiter was great and just made the dinner even better.

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ErikaV
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, excellent customer service! Looking forward to returning soon!

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KareD
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Well done food, great service. The server was knowledgable on the current menu and seasonal items. They were friendly and attentive.

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vipZach
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brook was amazing. She was welcoming and friendly. Overall the service was top notch.

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 1919 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.