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True Food Kitchen - San Diego UTC, San Diego, CA

True Food Kitchen - San Diego UTC

4.5
4.5
1030 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
True Food Kitchen is a chef-driven restaurant and scratch bar that was founded by Dr. Andrew Weil, the pioneer of integrative medicine, to provide food that tastes great and is good for you. At our table, delicious dining and conscious nutrition go hand in hand, without sacrificing flavor, creativity or indulgence. Our expertly trained chefs craft flavor-forward dishes, handcrafted cocktails and freshly pressed refreshers so you can enjoy epic food experiences that aren’t just good for you, but good to you. Join us in San Diego for lunch, dinner, or weekend brunch. Located in San Diego at Westfield UTC center in The Pointe, next to Soul Cycle in the Nordstrom wing. Entrance closest to La Jolla Village Drive and Genesee Avenue. New flavors, new combinations, new obsessions. Come see us for something completely new and delicious.

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2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 23 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Farm-to-table, Vegetarian / Vegan
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Fri 11:00 am–9:00 pm Sat 10:30 am–9:00 pm Sun 10:30 am–8:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (858) 431-4384
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Jamie Dunn
  • Catering
    Please contact us for more information.
  • 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. We welcome you to explore our Group & Private Dining options, perfect for any occasion.
  • Private party contact
    our Private Event Coordinator : (858) 431-4384
  • Neighborhood
    La Jolla
  • Cross street
    La Jolla Village Drive and Genesee
  • Parking details
    Enter the Nordstrom parking garage off of Genessee Street. Stay left. Parking area 243.
  • Public transit
    Public transportation available thru MTC Transit, your stop is UTC.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,030 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Diego

    Healthy

  • San Diego

    Healthy

  • San Diego

    American

1,030 Reviews
  1. SusanW

    San Diego

    24 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Many if my favorites are off the menu . Korean noodle bowl Chopped salad Chicken sausage pizza Chicken sandwich I had the edamame dumplings and they were not the same . Someone messed with the recipe.. Not bad just not the same . Also is 3 dumplings normal?
    True Food Kitchen - San Diego UTCResponded on May 22, 2024
    We apologize for the changes that have affected your favorites, including the edamame dumplings. We appreciate your feedback and will consider it as we update our menu offerings. Thank you for sharing your thoughts.

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  2. SamS

    San Diego

    31 reviews

    3.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The main course salad listed strawberries as its first item. At best there was one and a half medium sized strawberries. There was the smell on the outside place where we ate of natural gas/propane. We pointed this out but nothing happened, Have had meals there many times and this one was disappointing. Server did her best and was the bright note.
    True Food Kitchen - San Diego UTCResponded on May 22, 2024
    We apologize for not meeting your expectations, especially regarding the main course salad and the smell outside. Thank you for your continued patronage and pointing out these issues; we'll address them promptly.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    It was Mother’s Day, busy as expected but being a restaurant and knowing the day is upon you. Planning is necessary. Food was bland and cold. So much staff but tables dirty everywhere and server gone. Our table constantly had dirty dishes. “Full hands out and full hands in”. If I have to move my dirty plate for food be served that’s not good service. If your food will lag make sure drinks are full, offer something complementary, space out your seating, something. Being sat at 230 and not getting our meal until after 330…I would love to blame the holiday but this has happened before. Won’t be going here again for a long while.
    True Food Kitchen - San Diego UTCResponded on May 14, 2024
    We deeply apologize for your experience, especially on such a special occasion as Mother’s Day. Your feedback is important to us and we will work on improving our service and food quality. Thank you for sharing your thoughts.

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  4. KarenM

    Minneapolis

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    We made a reservation, for 2:30 p.m. When we arrived there was not a table available outside with an umbrella. We were told there was a table available with an umbrella but it needed to be bussed. We waited 20 minutes, finally someone seated us. After being seated, we waited another 15 mins., a waiter/waitress never came to the table. Unfortunately, we had to leave due to an upcoming flight.
    True Food Kitchen - San Diego UTCResponded on May 14, 2024
    We sincerely apologize for the wait and inconvenience you experienced during your visit, and appreciate your patience despite the circumstances. Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback.

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  5. Sunny

    San Diego

    35 reviews

    4.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The premise of the place with organic, local food is great, the price is a bit high. The service could be more attentive, the server removed plates before the food was finished.
    True Food Kitchen - San Diego UTCResponded on May 11, 2024
    We appreciate your feedback on our organic, local food concept and acknowledge the points about pricing and service attentiveness. We're sorry for any inconvenience caused and will work to improve these aspects.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was delicious and I loved the atmosphere here!
    True Food Kitchen - San Diego UTCResponded on May 11, 2024
    Thank you!

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Our reservation was 5:45. Service was very slow. we waited about 20 minutes for server to come to us. Another 15 minutes to receive our drinks. Place was not very crowded, but I guess they didn’t have enough servers. Between ordering and receiving the food was about half an hour.  we had aperol  spritz for drinks. It was water down and not stirred.  We asked for straw so we could stir the drinks which took another 10 minutes to get it. we have been going there almost a year regularly. Yesterday was the poorest service.
    True Food Kitchen - San Diego UTCResponded on May 7, 2024
    We apologize for the slow service and the issues you encountered with your drinks during your recent visit. Your feedback is important as we strive to improve our service, and we hope to offer you a much better experience on your next visit.

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  8. MAMP

    San Diego

    38 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was very slow and it took a long time to get our lunch. Three friends liked their food and one loved it.
    True Food Kitchen - San Diego UTCResponded on May 3, 2024
    We're sorry to hear about the slow service and appreciate your patience. Thank you for letting us know your friends enjoyed their meals, and one loved it!

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  9. Kimbre

    San Diego

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    They seemed to be a bit short staffed which made for less timely attention but the limited attention that was received was good and obviously did not feel rushed. The food was exceptional, especially the new menu item of french dip sandwich. The bread was unbelievable and the meat and cheese combination truly exquisite.
    True Food Kitchen - San Diego UTCResponded on April 29, 2024
    Hi Kimbre, Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a wonderful review. We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our new menu item, the french dip sandwich! We're also glad to know that you found our service to be good and not rushed. We're always striving to provide the best experience for our guests at True Food Kitchen - San Diego UTC. We appreciate your feedback and look forward to serving you again soon. Best regards, The Management Team

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Our server was training another server but probably shouldn’t have been because he didn’t know what he was doing himself. The poor service really overshadowed anything else about our experience. We were celebrating a birthday and it was noted on our reservation but not acknowledged at all.
    True Food Kitchen - San Diego UTCResponded on April 29, 2024
    Hello, We're truly sorry to hear about your recent dining experience here. It's important to us that our guests feel valued and well-served, and we regret that we missed the mark. We apologize for any confusion regarding your reservation and the lack of acknowledgment regarding your birthday. We appreciate your feedback and will certainly address these issues with our team. We hope you'll give us another chance to show you the True Food Kitchen experience that we're known for. Best regards, The Management Team

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FAQs

True Food Kitchen - San Diego UTC offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (858) 431-4384.

True Food Kitchen - San Diego UTC is rated 4.5 stars by 1030 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 23 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for True Food Kitchen - San Diego UTC

4303 La Jolla Village Drive, Suite 2100, San Diego, CA 92122

Additional information

  • Cross street
    La Jolla Village Drive and Genesee
  • Neighborhood
    La Jolla
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Fri 11:00 am–9:00 pm Sat 10:30 am–9:00 pm Sun 10:30 am–8:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Farm-to-table, Vegetarian / Vegan
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Enter the Nordstrom parking garage off of Genessee Street. Stay left. Parking area 243.
  • Public transit
    Public transportation available thru MTC Transit, your stop is UTC.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Jamie Dunn
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (858) 431-4384
  • Catering
    Please contact us for more information.
  • 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. We welcome you to explore our Group & Private Dining options, perfect for any occasion.
  • Private party contact
    our Private Event Coordinator : (858) 431-4384
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