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True Food Kitchen - Pasadena

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$30 and under
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American

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Good Vegetarian Options
True Food Kitchen Pasadena is now open with patio dining. As we carefully and conservatively re-open our restaurant, we continue to honor our commitment to the health and safety of our guests and staff. Our patio will look different as we’ve made critical adjustments to accommodate for social distancing, enhanced standards and safety measures. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we navigate this new normal together.

Support True Food Kitchen - Pasadena during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 1530 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.5
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4.6
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AvaG
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Visited True Food Kitchen for the first time on Saturday 8/1. The service was good and the employees were kind. But- the food was actually bad, and it’s rare to actually get bad food. We ordered the corn and tomato flatbread which came out partially burnt with barely any corn on it, despite its name. They covered it in arugula seemingly to cover up the fact that one of the main ingredients on the dish was missing. We also ordered the burger- that came out overcooked, dry, tasteless, and the sweet potato hash was cold. Finally the Margherita pizza- it was bland. It was the type of pizza I’d expect at Dodger stadium, not at a popular restaurant. Overall was very disappointed. We had looked forward to trying this restaurant which always seems so busy and we couldn’t believe that all 3 items we ordered were so bad. We really wanted to like this place. Of course we understand how COVID has challenged restaurants and that not everything will be functioning up to typical standards, but the food we experienced just has no excuse. The staff were kind and in light of everything we didn’t want to complain or make issues for them, but unfortunately we will not be coming back.

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vipTunaFan
Palm Springs
35 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a great find and incredible tasty foods and dishes for those who want quality items. I will definitely be back here!!

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GraceG
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I really like the healthy food and good place to meet with my girlfriends.

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LymeWarrior
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great! And they're doing a good job with serving customers safely.

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Mavis
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Quality food. You will love it! Everything ordered at table was above average!

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AndreaK
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’m a huge fan of True Food in Pasadena, they never disappoint! I felt safe and enjoyed my experience as always!

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Lisa
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Good social distancing protocol in place. Will definitely go back.

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DavidC
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All menu items are healthy per dietary guidelines established by Dr.Weil. Portion sizes are on the smaller size.

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JudyM
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A little on the $$$ pricey side but a great alternative to healthy eating.

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vipValentinaS
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always very nice! It is one of our favorite spots. The food is clean and healthy and consistently good.
Thank you

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Seduceyourmuse
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

We went there for our anniversary. I stated that it was for a special occasion and they tried to seat us at a terrible table. I asked for them to re-seat us.

The menu is hard to read with the small print and I am gluten free and didn't see that the salad had farro in it which is a gluten GRAIN. Why put it in there?

Also I asked for water at least twice and we were never brought water. The waiter even said he would bring us water and didn't.

Not sure I would dine here again based on this experience. It was expensive and not enjoyable.

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MichelV
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Discovered this place when we wanted to eat in an open patio! We were pleasantly surprised. The food was excellent and the service was fast. We’ll return!

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RichardN
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great outdoor dinning with more than ample social distance between customers. Sanitizers close at hand. Staff super conscious of sanitizing tables , chairs, etc. Bathrooms immaculate. Overall dine with out worry of becoming contaminated.

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DianaB
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience3

This restaurant is open but it certainly does not have its act together during Covid. I found the hostess and wait staff to be aloof. The food is mediocre. But it’s one of the only places that was open and Pasadena during Covid.

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LynnH
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family’s 1st time at TFK they absolutely were impressed. Beautiful day, great company, healthy tasty food and drinks. During these unprecedented times, felt like a get away even for such a short period of time! The employees have a plastic face coverings and masks. I’m so happy this restaurant cares for the safety of the employees and customers.

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vipKevinM
London
6 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable lunch outside

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BarbaraB
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

great place for outdoor dining during this pandemic. Food reasonably priced and lots of
space between tables. Wait staff was very courteous and helpful.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great. Attentive staff. Seating is separated.

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vipJLGW
Chicago
48 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night. Social distancing was accomplished and we all felt both safe and cared for. And the flatbread was fantastic as was the salmon. Nice break from the constant worries of the times.

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Rick
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My second time at this restaurant...this time during COVID. Exceptionally clean, following all great protocol etc.

Wonderful server (Cat) and exceptional food!

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SandyBG
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

True Foods Pasadena is a safe and comfortable place to break your severe isolation by al fresco dining.
We really enjoyed it!

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GabrielM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, cool ambiance and really solid food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food! I’ll be back.

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ShaunO
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Met old friends here to catch up and our waitress was a pure joy and delight! Under these unknown and stressful times the staff was very respectful and cautious. The food was delicious and ambience was fabulous. Thank you for making our get together such a wonderful experience. So grateful to get out for a bit and feel safe in doing so. Highly recommended ♥️

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful experience!

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Domo
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service with social distancing and patio seating

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michelleo
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at a restaurant since early March. We were celebrating my recent retirement. Great meal and service. We were very pleased

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DuaneM
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food! Even with all the covid restraints, the staff was very courteous and friendly. We had a great time and the food was excellent!

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julinejuline
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Super clean and the service was great! Burger was tasty but overall not too many menu options. Understandable in the current climate.

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PatS
Central Coast
10 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a delicious dinner at the Pasadena True Food. The patio setting was pleasant and spacious--plus, the efforts to socially distance were reassuring and unobtrusive. We shared the jack fruit lettuce wraps for an appetizer: spicy yet refreshing--the only thing I would have added was a dipping sauce, maybe a sweet chili sauce? Still it was great. I had the vegan pizza (the almond ricotta was amazing) and my husband had the turkey burger: we both really enjoyed the entrees! Finally, we finished up with the banana chia pudding (delicious) and the brownie a la mode. It was such a nice, relaxing evening, and the service was friendly and helpful. A lovely evening!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Except for the outside only dining (understandable due to the pandemic) with the summer heat, it was a bit too hot for us! But the food was just worth it all! Absolutely loved it!

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MarkS
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great. The food all of was good. .

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Nice meal, not spectacular, but very satisfying

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time there. Great space, lots of outdoor seating and well spaced out to conform to social distancing guidelines. The employees were wearing masks and some were wearing face shields. The food and drinks were amazing! It’s a bit pricey, but overall a great experience as we begin to venture out during this pandemic.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience4

I have dine in few months back.... food & service was great! Was back yesterday & things was quite chaos.
The burger was super dry, & the server forgot to order my replacement after I checked on it!
Only the pizza was ok with our 4 orders!
Don’t know if I want to go back again....

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CMinor
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this restaurant, had a wonderful time and my date loved it as well.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came to have lunch for my moms birthday! Everything came out great ! Service was amazing, manager came to check on us several times! They also gave my mom a bday dessert! Will definitely be back soon!

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RENER
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Kellyne was an amazing host. She was a joy to have as a server. Looking forward to more True Food meals.

Welcome back!

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MeghanM
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I love that the food is good and that I can also bring my dog with me.

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scenery
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This is a very grid space for dining as the restrictions lighten - plenty of room and great attention to cleanliness and distancing.

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 1530 OpenTable diners.

True Food Kitchen - Pasadena does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://truefoodkitchen.cashstar.com/store/recipient?locale=en-us.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.