True Food Kitchen - San Diego UTC
- 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
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
I have been looking forward to eating here for a long time. The decor is inviting and the menu looked good. Unfortunately, they are in the understaffed category of restaurants. I don’t care to malign the server who was trying hard, but caution folks to wait until they are better staffed for their own visit.
Probably having difficulty staffing and training to serve more customers with the recent removal of Covid restrictions.
Beef Tacos came without the items promised. By the time they corrected the mistake, the other members of the party had finished eating. The beef was hard and cold. Food overall was ok to poor. Had to ask for water/drink on more than one occasion and it came out while we were already eating. Waitress tried her best to undo the issues (they offered a $5 credit) however it was not a good dinner experience for our family. Maybe just a bad day, but we regretted choosing this restaurant over others at the UTC
Great food and attentive service
Excellent food! Such amazing variety. Pricey though. Very very slow service, but our waiter was young and possibly new
Love the Ancient grain bowl. My friends had the same and loved it.
The food is awesome for people who have gluten and dairy sensitivities. Definitely would recommend to friends and family.
Kayla thank you so much for your review! We have something for every lifestyle and diet at True Food.. Send all your gluten free and dairy free friends our way! Hope to see you again soon.
This was our first time back to True Foods since last March. We had a table outside and noticed tables were well placed. Our Server had a mask on the entire time. We felt safe dining here. We had the tuna lettuce wraps and spinach mushroom pizza which was excellent. Overall a positive experience with regards to service and quality of the food. After our meal, we were told to download a QR code for the bill, unfortunately you have to provide your cell phone. We ask the Server for the check instead of entering phone number to the universe even though she said True Food does not sell any information and it's safe. We paid with check which was more comfortable for us. Overall positive experience.
Thank you for your detailed review! I'm so glad that you could see we are taking all safety precautions to ensure the comfort and safety of our guests. We do also provide the contactless payment option through your phone number but if you feel more comfortable paying through your server you're always welcome to! I'm happy you enjoyed your experience with us and we hope you join us again soon.
Mother Earth bowl is the best!!
Thank you so much for the review!
Server was great! However our food took a very long time to come out
Thank you for your review and I'm sorry to hear your food took a while. Please ask for a manager in these situations so that we may assist and make sure you leave happy, full, and fed in a timely manner! I will be sharing your message with my team to work on some solutions. Thank you again we hope you join us again soon.
If I could eat at True Food everyday I would. I love the options for people with food restrictions! Seriously, it’s just the best!
Thank you so much for the review! There's definitely something for every lifestyle and diet to love at True. We hope to see you again soon!
True Foods has a new menu and the items are yummy! The roasted cauliflower appetizer turns cauliflower into a delicious burst of flavors with pistachio & figs added. A recommended starter and the salads are flavorful and oh so healthy.
Tell - Thank you for the review. It is crazy how good the cauliflower appetizer tastes. So happy you enjoyed your time with us. We hope to see you again soon.
Excellent service and excellent food
Thank you so much for the review! Take care!
I love their food snd it’s great to be able to get back to indoor dining!
Nancy, thank you so much for your review! I agree, it's so nice to have indoor dining open again. We have made sure to properly space out all of our tables so that our guests feel safe dining with us! Thank you for the support and we hope to see you again soon.
I like the menu True Food offers. As a vegan, restaurant options are often pretty slim. There are plenty of good options at True Food. I did not like the pay app function mounted in the center of the table. I tried repeatedly, but couldn't get it to work for me. In the end, I had to go to the bartender to ask their help with paying my bill. My only other suggestion would be to make your serving portions larger. As a vegan, I eat a lot of veggies. As most people know, you need to eat a LOT of veggies to be full and nourished. Don't skimp on veggies. They're not costly ingredients. Thanks.
Alva, thank you so much for your review! I'm so happy to hear you enjoy the vegan options we have. You'll have to try our new Vegan Double Cheeseburger if you haven't yet, it's delicious! If you do not want contactless payment, you're always welcome to pay your server the traditional way if you prefer. One last note: Our portions are weighed and measured by company-wide guidelines but you can always ask us to add extra veggies to your dish! We'll be happy to accommodate. Thank you again!
Great place to go for healthy food and a lively atmosphere. Very flexible menu.
Judy, thank you so much for your wonderful review! So happy to hear you love our food and atmosphere. Hope to see you again soon!
the food was really good but the service was a little slow and we waited thirty minutes for the food to arrive
Lorena, I'm so sorry to hear you had slow service this night. Thank you for taking the time to let us know, this is absolutely not our standard at True. I will make sure to work with the team to avoid this in the future. We appreciate the feedback and support, hope to see you again soon.
Mackenna was our server and was outstanding and knowledgeable. Very energetic and happy spirit. The manager Grant was also amazing and checked in with us and made sure we were enjoying our experience. Appreciated all the extra care and attention. Definitely going back!
Thank you so much for your rave review! So happy to hear Mckenna and Grant took such great care of you, we are so lucky to have them both on our team. Hope to see you again soon!
Love this place and loved our server, Mac or McKenan (sorry totally misspelled her name) and manager, Garret. The vibe, the food, the drinks 10/10 would recommend! ESP they’re dumplings! Would definitely go back again.
Thank you so much for your review! I'm so happy to hear our team took such great care of you. We hope you join us again soon.
Food and service was outstanding.
Quantity was less for each item. Some of the menu items were not available...like the desserts etc
Overpriced, “trendy.” The lasagna was meh. In fairness, the others in my party enjoyed their burgers and wrap.
McKenna our server was great. Went out of her way to welcome us and make us feel at home.
Awesome experience. Thank you
Great food great service great alcohol selection
It was great but we got sat right next to the servers station. Otherwise I would give 5 all the way around
I love this restaurant! Amazing kale salad with blackened salmon. Delicious edamame dumplings! Fabulous charred cauliflower! Yummy vegan Key Lime Pie! Lots of amazing choices. We were in San Diego for one week end we ate at this restaurant 3 times! We just kept coming back!
For a "healthy meal" True Food Kitchen is a rock solid choice. Great menu selections and sizable portions. All of our selections were made from very fresh ingredients. The Kale Cobb was awesome, the Chicken Parm was huge and full of flavor. Our server was extremely patient and put up with our requests and silly behavior. She was a star!
We love this review! Thank you for being silly and having fun all while enjoying our great food and staff. We greatly appreciate you and hope to see you again soon! - Scott
nice but very slow service. Had to wait a long time to place our order.
Great menu, fun cocktails, prompt service
Thank you Katrina! We appreciate your review. We hope to see you again soon. - Scott
Requested an outdoor table in the shade in reservation, but it wasn't available. Long wait
Food is amazing, drinks are even better and the service is the best.
Excellent food. Excellent service. Enjoyable dining experience.
Pax - Thank you for the review. We hope to see you again soon.
Great food. Superb service everyone were so polite and friendly from the waitress to the seated staffs. They are doing awesome service and we enjoyed everything. We come here so many times but we love this place. Prefect place for Friday night hang out or even at lunchtime
Thank you so much for the great review. We hope to see you again soon.
I ordered the turkey burger because it came with some interesting sounding sauces. The sauces lived up to their descriptions, but I would have liked more as the turkey meat needed help with flavor. It had none of its own. Both the accompanying sweet potato hash and lightly dressed kale salad were a delightful addition.
To finish off the meal with a touch of perfection, I shared a flourless chocolate cake and vanilla bean ice cream. Worth returning for!
Marcia - Thank you for the review! We hope to see you again soon! - Scott
Food was good. A little unevenly distributed among similar dishes. Service was excellent.
Thank you for the feedback. We strive to improve everyday. We hope to see you again soon! - Scott
Our server Zoe was super nice and made our visit very enjoyable.
The quinoa burger was not in the menu, Zoe suggested me to try the turkey burger and it was just as tasty.
Yara - Thank you for the review! We are so happy you enjoyed the turkey burger, it is my personal favorite. We hope to see you again soon! - Scott
Great food. Lot of heathy options.
Sowies - Thank you so much for the kinds words. Hope to see you again soon! - Scott
True Foods introduced a few new menu items which are a combination of fresh flavors and healthy dressing. I would recommend True Foods for a healthy enjoyable dining experience!
Toni - We too love the new menu! We are so excited you enjoyed the new dishes. We hope to see you again soon. - Thank you - Scott
Very nice atmosphere and good selection of menu items.
SDLocal - Thank you for the review. We love the new spring menu. We hope to see you again soon. Thank you
Vegan burgers truly excellent. Strawberry smash cocktail also excellent
Terri - We are so happy to hear you enjoyed the vegan cheeseburger. It is a great alternative on our menu. We look forward to seeing you again soon.
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 4.7 stars by 591 OpenTable diners.
True Food Kitchen - San Diego UTC 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.