True Food Kitchen - San Diego UTC

4.7
574 Reviews
$30 and under
American

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Good Vegetarian Options
True Food Kitchen in San Diego 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
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 574 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was outstanding.

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KinneryG
San Diego
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Quantity was less for each item. Some of the menu items were not available...like the desserts etc

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KennethP
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Overpriced, “trendy.” The lasagna was meh. In fairness, the others in my party enjoyed their burgers and wrap.

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vipmanacapuru
Los Angeles
167 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food4service5ambience4

McKenna our server was great. Went out of her way to welcome us and make us feel at home.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Awesome experience. Thank you

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vipClemmie11
Orange County
15 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great service great alcohol selection

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JanaM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

It was great but we got sat right next to the servers station. Otherwise I would give 5 all the way around

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vipLYNN
Miami
60 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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vipElkArcher
Seattle
48 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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Responded on May 8, 2021

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

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EevaS
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

nice but very slow service. Had to wait a long time to place our order.

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Katrina
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu, fun cocktails, prompt service

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Responded on May 7, 2021

Thank you Katrina! We appreciate your review. We hope to see you again soon. - Scott

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happytummy
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Requested an outdoor table in the shade in reservation, but it wasn't available. Long wait

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is amazing, drinks are even better and the service is the best.

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Responded on May 4, 2021

Thank you!

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vipPax411
Tulsa
37 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Excellent food. Excellent service. Enjoyable dining experience.

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Responded on May 5, 2021

Pax - Thank you for the review. We hope to see you again soon.

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quynhhuongd
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Responded on May 4, 2021

Thank you so much for the great review. We hope to see you again soon.

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MarciaDi
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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!

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Responded on May 4, 2021

Marcia - Thank you for the review! We hope to see you again soon! - Scott

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Mellykh
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Food was good. A little unevenly distributed among similar dishes. Service was excellent.

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Responded on April 26, 2021

Thank you for the feedback. We strive to improve everyday. We hope to see you again soon! - Scott

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vipYaraB
San Diego
20 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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Responded on April 26, 2021

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

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Sowies
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Lot of heathy options.

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Responded on April 26, 2021

Sowies - Thank you so much for the kinds words. Hope to see you again soon! - Scott

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vipToniE
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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Responded on April 20, 2021

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

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SDLocal
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice atmosphere and good selection of menu items.

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Responded on April 17, 2021

SDLocal - Thank you for the review. We love the new spring menu. We hope to see you again soon. Thank you

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vipTerri
San Diego
15 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vegan burgers truly excellent. Strawberry smash cocktail also excellent

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Responded on April 16, 2021

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.

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vipSusanW
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the food! Can you bring back the black beans with the shrimp tacos?

True Food Kitchen - San Diego UTC
Responded on April 16, 2021

Susan - Thank you for the review, we greatly appreciate it. Not sure if or when the Anasazi beans will return, but I will pass your review along to our corporate chefs. See you soon! - Scott

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vipSanDiegoMan
San Diego
50 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience2

Good food. We were seated inside. Ambiance and energy is lacking with half the tables removed and few diners seated inside. It had a lonely, empty feel at 6:30 on a Saturday night. Many other restaurants in San Diego are more open and seating more diners. I look forward to TFK adding more tables back and seating more people.

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Responded on April 17, 2021

SanDiegoMan - We are following CDC guidelines and keeping 6 feet between tables. While this does lower the vibe and seem 'empty', we care about our guests and staffs health above profits and jamming people in to create a vibe. We look forward to a time when we can get back to 'normal'. Thank you and we hope to see you again soon

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MoMe
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

The food was average, price is above average, I understand about the sustainability. The service, I would say, is better in Fashion Valley location.

True Food Kitchen - San Diego UTC
Responded on April 26, 2021

MoMe - Thank you for you feedback, we are sorry to hear our service wasn't up to standards. We use your review to improve our team and strive to be the best service in San Diego. - Scott

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food. It was fresh and hot. Sat outside on the patio, it was perfect! Good for all occasions. Staff was friendly!!

True Food Kitchen - San Diego UTC
Responded on April 13, 2021

Thank you for the review. We are glad you enjoyed your time with us. See you again soon.

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vipIDCrisis2020
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Dragonfruit Margarita is to die for! The Edamame Dumplings and Guac never disappoint

True Food Kitchen - San Diego UTC
Responded on April 13, 2021

So glad you enjoyed the new drink on the menu, we hope you join us again soon to try some more new menu items. Thank you!

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Toni
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, waiter was attentive but also gave us our space for visiting. Fresh food and refreshments

True Food Kitchen - San Diego UTC
Responded on April 13, 2021

Toni - Thank you for the 5 star, we greatly appreciate it. We hope to see you again soon. - Scott

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

March Madness

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Responded on April 26, 2021

Thank you! Hope your team won the bracket this year! Hope we see you again soon. - Scott

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KarenD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Service was outstanding, especially Grant, who went out of his way to make sure we were comfortable. Other than the amazing quinoa pancakes the food was nothing special. We had the brunch scrambled eggs which were overcooked and quite tasteless (no hint of the advertised poblano pepper or cilantro) - smothered in sweet potatoes. The Korean bowl was just ok; hardly any shitakes, almost no veggies,no spice- Have had this at the Fashion Valley location where it's fantastic (as is most of their food). Hope UTC can improve their kitchen!

True Food Kitchen - San Diego UTC
Responded on April 28, 2021

Karen - Sorry your lunch wasn't up to our or your standards. We will use your feedback to instruct and assist our team be better each and everyday. Grant is a fantastic addition to our management team. We hope to see you again soon!

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BrookeM
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food and service. Food took a very very long time to get to our table. Maybe about 20 min. The appetizer arrived at the same time our meal did.

True Food Kitchen - San Diego UTC
Responded on April 28, 2021

Brooke - thank you for the review. i am glad you enjoyed everything. I have reviewed our timing with the team and will ensure we get food on in a timely manner. Thank you again and hope to see you again soon.

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vipWheelz
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fresh and delish every time.

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Responded on April 26, 2021

Wheelz - Thank you so much for the review! Hope to see you again soon. - Scott

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sapora
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall4food2service3ambience3

Good food and large portion. Food but depends on what you order. The turkey, avocado wrap was only fair. Turkey burger is very good.

True Food Kitchen - San Diego UTC
Responded on April 26, 2021

Sapora - We greatly appreciate the feedback on our chicken avo wrap. The turkey burger is my go to on our menu. We hope to see you again soon! - Scott

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vipCaro
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outdoors in the shade.

True Food Kitchen - San Diego UTC
Responded on March 26, 2021

Caro - Nothing beats a great meal and/or drink in the SoCal spring weather. Hope to see you again soon! - Scott

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Incredible food & also plenty of plant based options.

True Food Kitchen - San Diego UTC
Responded on April 26, 2021

Thank you!! We hope to see you again soon. - Scott

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fulfilling, nourishing, delicious fuel for the body. It satisfied all members of my party, from vegan, vegetarian, to carnivores. Cocktails were well crafted as well.

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Responded on April 26, 2021

Thank you for the review! It means a lot to hear people are back and enjoying the food and drinks that TFK has to offer. We are so excited about our spring menu. If you haven't tried the dragonfruit marg, please stop back in and try one, it is a homerun! See you soon. - Scott

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SharonN
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great Service! Food was very well prepared and came out quickly
We could have had 2 more people join us there was so much food
Good value! Ashley was a very good server I will definitely eat there again soon

True Food Kitchen - San Diego UTC
Responded on April 26, 2021

Sharon - Thank you for the kind words. Ashley has been a fantastic addition to our team. We hope to host you again soon! - Scott

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KendraM
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Their modified service is confusing and not customer friendly. It was cold and the heaters weren’t working properly, would light but turn off after 5-10 min. We tried to tell them and they didn’t listen. Instead of helping me navigate around my dietary restrictions by helping me find what I could eat, I had to go through different rounds of ordering and modifying. The waitress suggested items that had my specified allergy in them, so it was confusing!

True Food Kitchen - San Diego UTC
Responded on May 4, 2021

Kendra- I am deeply sorry we couldn't accommodate your dietary restrictions. We will double up our training with our staff on allergies. We hope to host you again soon, so you can try our new spring menu. - Thank you - Scott

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The butternut squash pizza was the best

True Food Kitchen - San Diego UTC
Responded on May 4, 2021

Thank you for the review! We hope you come back and try the new vegan pizza, spinach & mushroom. Thanks - Scott

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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 4.7 stars by 574 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.