True Food Kitchen - Scottsdale

4.8
1445 reviews
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$30 and under
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True Food Kitchen is a health-driven restaurant and bar inspired by a philosophy that food should make you feel better, not worse, and that great tasting food can serve as the foundation for a life well lived. True Food’s seasonal menu emphasizes wholesome, seasonal ingredients with thoughtful preparations to highlight the natural health benefits and flavors of each ingredient. From thoughtfully crafted cocktails, such as the Citrus Skinny Margarita, made with fresh-pressed citrus and organic tequila, to nutrient-dense dishes like the Edamame Dumplings, Korean Noodle Salad, Ancient Grains with miso-glazed sweet potatoes, Grilled Fish Tacos and an antioxidant rich Flourless Chocolate Cake, True Food Kitchen’s menu celebrates variety and caters to every food preference with an assortment of delicious vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options.
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Phoenix
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We love True Food Kitchen for tasty healthy food. We brought our 6 and 10 year old boys and our picky son ate half of the kids cheese pizza, which is good for him! Our other son had the kids chicken teriyaki bowl, and he wants to go again just for that meal! My husband got the burger and said it was good. I got the Korean noodle bowl that I had to change slight due to my diet, and they were very accommodating; it was delicious. This is a regular place for us, and we will be returning again soon!

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AZ
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

When you’re on the quest for healthy food that also has great taste, I would recommend True Food

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SH
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

Food wa a great. Service was kind of crappy. But it was busy. Our server just disappeared for long time periods. Really long

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JC
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

"Quite a busy place between 6-7pm, recommend you reserve your table online ahead of time! Prefer eating inside but were placed outside with the water misters somewhat cooling the perimeter around it. Not bad, but not as cool as inside! The food was delicious - had a quinoa salad with salmon and was very filling. The lasagna was superb! The soup of the day - chile was delicious as well. The attentive service was great and everyone had a great time! Would definitely return to try more dishes in the future!" Thanks!

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JP
London
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

We had a couple of problems with our food but the staff sorted it all out for us
It just meant we were eating at different times but they couldn’t have been nicer!

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SN
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and food. We did choose to eat outside because of the noise level inside.

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Phoenix
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Late birthday

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p
Portland
25 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We had a lovely lunch with many fresh ingredients.

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B
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food is always amazing. Brought my father-in-law and he’s hard of hearing so noise level made him uncomfortable but he still loved the food. Our server was also outstanding. Love this place.

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MD
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

I took my 3 teen/adult children to True Food for dinner. I was a little surprised at the prices, but figured we are getting healthy food, so it makes sense that the prices may be a bit higher. However, when our food arrived, I was pretty disappointed in the very small portions, especially in light of the previously mentioned high prices. I am not a big eater, nor am I overweight in the least, but I finished my dinner and was still quite hungry, as were my kids. 2 of us ordered iced tea and 2 had water, we did not have any appetizers, and yet the bill was $75. And we were still hungry. Thankfully I had a $10 off coupon. I don't think I will be returning.

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T
Phoenix
50 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

It met expectations

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j
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Always a great meal at True foods! I took my sister who is from NYC for lunch and she loved it so much she wanted to have lunch there everyday. The protein was not over cooked, the greens were not over dressed, as usual the meal was delicious.

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MJ
Montana
3 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

As always, outstanding food - tasty, cooked correctly, fun to eat. The Edamame appetizer was outstanding as was the Salmon and Fish Tacos. Service was a tad slower than normal but they were busy. Reservations are always good and the noise level was moderate and the temperature just right.

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C
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistent in quality and service......Please bring back the chocolate (avacado) pudding.

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Phoenix
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We sat outside even though it was over 100 degrees and it was very comfortable with the misters and fans on.

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DA
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

It seems like my dinner was cuted in half of original portion!

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BS
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

For a vegetarian it's always a treat to choose new things from the food and beverage menus. The staff is both courteous and knowledgeable. The location is in an upscale outdoor mall with plenty of parking.

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V
Phoenix
67 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always good!

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M
Phoenix
12 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and great wine list!

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PD
Phoenix
91 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

The hostess was great and honored our seating desires. The server, however, seemed uninterested and abrupt. Once the food arrived, the flatbread was burnt and the other items ordered were not as good as the previous visit. Cook variability I presume. The server was missing for the bulk of the meal and did not check in except one time.
In any event, this visit did not live up to our expectations, especially in terms of service and level of food quality.
Will we return? Probably to give it another chance.

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Phoenix
19 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My go-to eatery in Scottsdale. Always great food, service and energy! Try the Watermelon, cucumber salad, with heirloom tomatoes, Tumeric Ponzu and hot peppers. Very refreshing.

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R
Phoenix
11 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

After checking us in and noting it was my birthday, I was quite pleased. A cold quinoa burger and not one mention of the special occasion by the server along with a less than robust response to my request to heat up my burger turned a celebratory meal into a bummer of an occasion. I expect better.

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JR
Tampa
15 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The summer menu just rolled out and we tried the chicken breast grilled with vegetables and honestly, it was the tastiest, best flavored chicken ever! We loved the lavender iced tea and watermelon lemonade.
Our server highly recommend the redfish and we will be coming back for that!

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OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous as always!

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JY
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday celebration. Awesome waitress, can’t remember her name.

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OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

True food never fails to please me...Fresh, good-for-you food that tastes good too. And the wait staff is also so pleasant and friendly, plus helpful.

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MA
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

The food was fine but the focus on greens did not fit my food lifestyle. For most of my meal, all I tasted was kale or cilantro. The price might have felt more reasonable if I liked my food better. Our waiter was outstanding and the room was modern and clean.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food. Fast service. I have one of these restaurants where I live so I knew what I was getting into, but this location did an amazing job.

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JD
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was there with a date on a Sunday evening. Got a lovely table by a window that was premium for quiet conversation. The service was just right and came by frequently to check on our progress. The spicy curry dish I ordered was excellent and my date reported her Teriyaki bowl was also outstanding. Afterwards we savored some really fine cider and talked more. This restaurant is clearly at the top of their game in every way. Highly recommend.

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LN
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service and food!! We made our reservation online, seating was prompt, and drinks as well as food we received with little to no delay! Quality tasting food!

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OT
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Phenomenal service! Jennifer made it a wonderful experience

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CG
Phoenix
25 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great spot for clean food! Enjoyed the charred cauliflower and chicken satay. Highly recommend it.

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HD
Las Vegas
11 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome spot in the middle of the Kierland shopping complex and close to the fabulous Westin hotel. Diverse menu with farm-fresh ingredients and something for every health nut in your crowd, but without any pretense or vibe of no flavor. Far from it, the food at True Food Kitchen is bursting with fresh flavor that makes you want to keep coming back We are suckers for the edamame dumplings and the cauliflower power bowl. Great list of wines by the glass and ambience that is very hip and light. Highly recommend.

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OT
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always delicious. Love the outdoor seating.

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n
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

for some reason this was a very poor experience vs prior visits.
service was very slow and poorly handled (disorganized, slow response).
food cane out cold and portions were much smaller that previously.

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MW
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The energy in the restaurant, the quality of the food and the enthusiasm of our waitress were fantastic. It turned a nice night out into a great night out.

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MD
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

I've been a long-time patron of TF, also have met and chatted with Dr. Weil. Love the food and will continue enjoying it. I get the kind of urban chic thing they have going on decor-wise, but at peak hours the noise is deafening. Our waitress made a comment that at the end of her shift she has to decompress. I feel like that after only 2 hours. There must be some technology that would allow some noise-buffering application overhead that would allow them to keep their vibe while toning it down a notch. Just saying.

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JS
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a terrific option for any occasion and any size group.

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l
Seattle
25 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great as usual

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JR
Tampa
15 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoy coming to the Scottsdale restaurant and everything we order is always so fresh and tasty.
Our server today, Aspen, was so friendly and couldn’t have done more for us! We have had her as our server before and always have excellent service!
Also, the hostess (don’t recall her name now) is outstanding!

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