True Food Kitchen - Walnut Creek

4.5
2492 Reviews
$30 and under
American
True Food Kitchen in Walnut Creek is currently open with dine-in and carry-out service. As always, we will continue to prioritize the health and safety of our guests by following the guidance of the CDC and local health officials. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we navigate this new normal together.

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
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 2492 people are saying
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Anne
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined 20 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always yummy & great service. A bit noisy but still a good time.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 20 hours ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Too long to get waited on and very noisy.

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HeleneB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant. Great location. Will return many times.

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Responded 2 days ago

So awesome to hear Helene, thank you!

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vipAndrewAndSam
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints!

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Responded 2 days ago

Awesome, thank you!!

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Food was ok for the price. Sea bass for lunch for $32 is expensive, especially since it was salty and didn’t have the best flavor.

I asked for the Keto option and they said they offered Keto but they still gave my plates with the sauces that were not Keto friendly.

I was really excited about this place and wish I tried different dishes instead.

True Food Kitchen - Walnut Creek
Responded 4 days ago

Hi! I've just left you a private message and would love the opportunity to connect and make this better. Thank you for the feedback!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are outside and the food was fantastic. It was a wonderful lunch!

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Responded 5 days ago

Thank you so much!

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vipAveryH
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always Good Food!!!
The Korean Noodle Bowl

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Responded on January 14, 2022

Avery thank you so much!

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ErinT
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2022
Overall4food4service2ambience3

The food is fresh and unique. I love the seasonal menu and great choices for cocktails and wine. We love the patio and feel safe dining there during Covid. We will definitely go back!

Caveat: The restaurant is very clearly understaffed, everyone is very nice and friendly and doing their best, but they are running around and things are slow and forgotten. If you don’t have a reservation they will make you wait even if there are tables open.

True Food Kitchen - Walnut Creek
Responded on January 15, 2022

Thank you for your review and feedback Erin. While we work through the shortages from Omicron exposures we appreciate your patience.

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Foodie
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful all around. Highly recommend. Good good and felt
safe eating outdoors.

True Food Kitchen - Walnut Creek
Responded on January 11, 2022

Thank you so much!

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LoriI
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall2food1service2ambience4

The quality of the food has gone down. I have eaten here many times and have recommended it in the past but would not recommend it now.

True Food Kitchen - Walnut Creek
Responded on January 11, 2022

Hi Loril, I'm so sorry to hear your recent experiences have not been what they should be. We've have severe staffing issues due to Covid over the past month and would really like to have you back now that our staff is well and we're better able to serve you. Thank you for your patience while the team was doing their best with what they had. I'd love to connect with you to discuss taking care of your next visit. Hope to hear from you soon!

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LauraC
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best food around!!

True Food Kitchen - Walnut Creek
Responded on January 11, 2022

Thank you Laura!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice spaced for five of us indoors. Good fresh and organize. And especially tasty. Enjoyed brunch with eggs, veggies, sweet potatoes with sausage.

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Responded on January 11, 2022

Thank you so much for the review!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I Love this restaurant. The food is fresh and amazing. They have so many options you can order something new on every visit. The drink selection and wine list is great. The wait staff is always amazing and we have never had a long wait to. E seated because they run the restaurant very efficiently ( it is always busy).

True Food Kitchen - Walnut Creek
Responded on January 11, 2022

Thank you so much for this positive review! We so appreciate the positivity and hope to see you soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience4

I usually really enjoy True Food, but this experience was disappointing. First. they were out of several dishes. Wish I do actually understand because of the pandemic and supply chain issues. However, when I received my dish it was the saddest seasonal salad I have ever seen. It was a toddler size portion and basically nothing but kale. I finally found one cauliflower and two brussel sprouts. My friend shared her dish with me which was was cold.

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Responded on January 9, 2022

I'm sorry about the experience you had while we were suffering severe staff shortages due to post Christmas Covid exposures. Unfortunately, we had lost 90% of our staff for that day. I'd love to have you back for an experience that better reflects what we do and what we're proud of. I'd really appreciate connecting with you to turn your experience around, please call the restaurant at 925-952-7314 and ask for Amanda. I hope to hear from you soon.

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Edmj2tl
San Francisco
48 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good service, delicious fresh food!

True Food Kitchen - Walnut Creek
Responded on January 11, 2022

Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience5

Good passion fruit lemonade, good service.
Burnt burger and bun, undercooked sweet potatoes and onions.

True Food Kitchen - Walnut Creek
Responded on January 9, 2022

Thank you so much for your feedback. I'm sorry to hear about the quality of the food you received and would love to have you back in for an experience that better reflects the food we're proud to service. Please call the restaurant at 925-952-7314 and ask for Amanda. I hope to hear from you soon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great casual date atmosphere, amazing food, wonderful servers and seating process

True Food Kitchen - Walnut Creek
Responded on January 11, 2022

Thank you so much for the review!!

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DonaldC
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience2

We enjoy the menu variety every time we go. Service is consistently excellent; however, when the main room fills up, it is an extremely noisy place to eat and attempt to have a conversation. Though the food is good, you do pay a premium for the ingredients and preparation. Being able to add protein to a vegan dish is a nice touch for those of us who desire it. We will continue to enjoy True Food, and attempt to go when it's less busy and, therefore, quieter.

True Food Kitchen - Walnut Creek
Responded on January 11, 2022

Donald thank you so much for the review and feedback. Now that we have moved passed the holidays it is much quieter during the week and we hope to see you back soon!

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JohnB
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a nice place for a meal. Prices are high, but usual for the area, and the portions were smaller but the service and food were excellent!

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Responded on January 11, 2022

John thank you so much for the review and feedback!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We sat on the patio and enjoyed a relaxing meal. We weren’t rushed to leave which was very nice.

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Responded on January 11, 2022

Thank you so much for the review!

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AVRMAR20
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great place to eat. Service was fantastic. Only problem was that the salmon dinner came with sides that were soggy wet. The vegetables were limp and just soggy wet (not considering the pesto - which was fine). The salmon was excellent. The quinoa tasted good, but it too was soggy wet. The sparkling prickly pear tissue drink was not very good and is not recommended. Other entrees and drinks were fine. Atmosphere was really comfortable and receptionist and server were very nice. In the past, True Foods has deserved five stars across the board. This time was close, but the one meal should have been prepared with a little more care. It is not inexpensive and the chef should have more pride in each dish, including the side dishes. Will definitely go back and overall it was a very nice return to restaurant dining. Looking forward to a new year!

True Food Kitchen - Walnut Creek
Responded on January 11, 2022

Thank you so much for the review. We'll make sure to review that dish with our team members to ensure it's being delivered exactly as it should be. Our new staff is eager and willing to do a great job so I know your next visit will not dissapoint!

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MimiBarsoum
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The Good quality and quantity is not as it used to be. The soup we ordered had no taste. We had to add lot of salt and pepper to it. We had ordered it before and it was very tasty.
The Poke bowl is not tasty any more. Even the lasagne we ordered was bland and 1/2 the usual quantity. I was very disappointed

True Food Kitchen - Walnut Creek
Responded on January 11, 2022

Hi Mimi, I'm so sorry to see you were so displeased with your recent experience. I'd love to connect with you so we can make this right. My name is Amanda and I really hope to hear from you soon. Thank you for the feedback!

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vipMichael
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Good for lunch. Noisy and cold in the outside area. Food was generally good the ginger drink was amazing, the beer is expensive for a can.

True Food Kitchen - Walnut Creek
Responded on January 11, 2022

Hi Michael, thank you so much for the feedback. We're glad you enjoyed your food and beverage and we are less busy now that the holidays have passed and so much quieter as well. We hope you find the atmosphere on your next visit far more enjoyable - have a great week!

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vipShadow
San Francisco
33 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Food is always good but it takes a long time to get it.

True Food Kitchen - Walnut Creek
Responded on January 11, 2022

Thank you so much for the feedback and for the patience while we work through this pandemic's staffing issues.

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AmbiancenCocktails
Tahoe
16 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

With a large party just before Xmas we were very pleased with the food, service and beverages. We had vegans, pescatarians and omnivores and the menu is great. The flourless chocolate cake is amazing!

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Responded on December 27, 2021

Thank you so much for the positive review!!

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IngerW
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great lunch spot! The Panang curry was excellent! Our server was also great. Had an awesome experience.

True Food Kitchen - Walnut Creek
Responded on December 27, 2021

Inger thank you so much!!

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stephaniel
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food selections were delicious, healthy, and well prepared. I feel so good about the choices at TFK! I also had a cocktail (Cosmos) and it was so delicious. Service was awesome. Made my reservation on open table and everything went smoothly. Love it!

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Responded on December 23, 2021

Thank you so much!

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MARIAT
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

I’ve been eating my favorite burger for four years now and in 2021 burger is better than before BUT my favorite kale salad is hit or miss. Sometimes not enough dressing, sometimes too much dressing, amount of cheese on salad is barely there to eat too much! Get this right guys and girls - it cannot be that hard!!

True Food Kitchen - Walnut Creek
Responded on December 23, 2021

Thank you so much for your feedback Mariat. As we work through hiring new employees we do our best to watch closely as they adhere to every recipe we have. We'll make sure to put in the work to ensure your kale salad is as great as it should be everytime. Thank you again.

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vipSparkle
San Francisco
52 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Food was too salty even though the squash casserole was unique to me. Can the servers recommend less salty items??
Service was fine even though we had a very picky one at the table!
Ps. I like the shirts the servers wear!

True Food Kitchen - Walnut Creek
Responded on December 23, 2021

Thank you so much for the review and the feedback! Happy Holidays!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Beautiful so

True Food Kitchen - Walnut Creek
Responded on December 23, 2021

Thank you!

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vipRichardA
San Francisco
94 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience4

good casual local spot - good vegetarian options. Bar service a tad slow.

True Food Kitchen - Walnut Creek
Responded on December 22, 2021

Richard thank you for your review and feedback. I've also left you a private message and hope to hear from you!

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Nope
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience1

Noisy! Think high school cafeteria level sound Food was just OK. We were halfway through our entrees when the cocktails and wine finally arrived -- at the same time. If you can't get your really profitable cocktails out on time, you aren't running your restaurant well. We cancelled the wine and got out of there as quickly as we could. The food was OK, but quite pricey for what we got. Service was apologetic and polite but the experience was still poor.

True Food Kitchen - Walnut Creek
Responded on December 21, 2021

Hi, I've just left you a private message and would love to connect with you soon. Thank you for the feedback and have a great week!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Such a smooth process for our group of 11 reservation. They seated us on time and the service was excellent!

True Food Kitchen - Walnut Creek
Responded on December 21, 2021

So great to hear!! Thank you for choosing us and hope to see you again soon!

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LauraG
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Where else can I get gluten free lasagne? Delicious. Good wine by the glass list, too.

True Food Kitchen - Walnut Creek
Responded on December 21, 2021

Laura thank you!!

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JOANNEG
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

My only complaints are that the door was open the whole time so we were cold and the noise level was very loud.

True Food Kitchen - Walnut Creek
Responded on December 21, 2021

Joanne thank you so much for the feedback. During this busy season we do our best to keep everyone comfortable, we'll certainly pay more attention to keeping the door closed when our guests aren't in a line waiting to be sat. Thanks again!

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Sua14
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food, the matcha horchata was great, love it.

True Food Kitchen - Walnut Creek
Responded on December 17, 2021

Thank you so much for the feedback and review!!

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Rochie
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

True Food is my go-to restaurant in Walnut Creek because it serves healthy food cooked in a delicious way. I highly recommend the edamame dumplings, which are also my son's favourite, the grilled salmon, and the Koren glass noodles.

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Responded on December 16, 2021

Rochie thank you so much! The dumplings are an all time favorite and certainly a TFK classic. Hope to see you again soon!

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Kathy
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great place for the vegans and everyone else in the family! Friendly and prompt service. The food is very good. We will keep coming back.

True Food Kitchen - Walnut Creek
Responded on December 15, 2021

Kathy thank you so much for the positive review!

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vipEllenS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

It was freezing cold inside the restaurant. Salmon on salad was over done

True Food Kitchen - Walnut Creek
Responded on December 15, 2021

Good morning EllenS, Thank you for this review. I am truly sorry for the cold restaurant and the overdone Salmon. I have reached out to the General Manager Amanda and the Chef Jasmine. They would like to buy you a new salad with Salmon or any other entrée on your next visit. Please refer to this message and let them know Nico Solomon sent it to you. The restaurant phone number is 925-952-7314 Again, I am sorry. Sincerely, Nico Solomon Regional Director of Restaurants

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Karen
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here with a big group and the staff members were so accommodating to all of our requests (including pulling in an extra table b/c we had more people than expected). Food was delicious as well! There were a few small hiccups, but the staff was courteous & prompt to resolve any issues we had. 10/10 would come again.

True Food Kitchen - Walnut Creek
Responded on December 15, 2021

Karen I'm so happy to hear your party went so well! Would love to see you again soon, have a great week!

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FAQs

True Food Kitchen - Walnut Creek offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (925) 952-7314.

True Food Kitchen - Walnut Creek is rated 4.5 stars by 2492 OpenTable diners.

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.