True Food Kitchen - Walnut Creek

4.6
2130 Reviews
$30 and under
American

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True Food Kitchen Walnut Creek is now open with patio dining. As we carefully and conservatively re-open our restaurant, we continue to honor our commitment to the health and safety of our guests and staff. Our patio will look different as we’ve made critical adjustments to accommodate for social distancing, enhanced standards and safety measures. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we navigate this new normal together.

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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
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2130 people are saying
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HollieD
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good quality food. We had the Brussel sprouts and shared a pizza. Perfect amount for lunch. Dress warm Incase you don’t get near a heater. Very limited beer menu. Overall good food, we will be back.

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vipAngelaA
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great healthy food.

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IrelindW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a really lunch! I really love the fall menu with everything but it squash!!!

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vipSpike
New York Area
74 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is so fresh. Staff warmly greets you. Kim our server was fun and professional. Tried breakfast sandwiches. Not too large yet tasty kale salad on side. Andre, manager, checked in on us so gracious. We'll be back!!

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vipSplendora
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and drinks are always remarkably consistently great! During these tricky times it's so nice to be offered such a variety of cuisine and beverages, all served perfectly prepared using the freshest of ingredients. The Ancient Grains bowl is a favorite. The service is friendly and very efficient. Plus, the ambience feels leisurely and conducive to communication.

True Food Kitchen - Walnut Creek
Responded on November 17, 2020

Thank you so much for this review! It's everything we try to be and more and we're so excited that we came through for you. Hope to see you again soon!

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vipLauraS
Tahoe
3 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We had a reservation and when they sat us outside, no one came to wait on us for 20 minutes!
It was a cold day and the heater wasn't working on the patio. When the server finally arrived, we asked if we could move inside. Yes, it's covid times but our reservation was late afternoon and there were plenty of open tables.

The server took another 10 minutes to return! Then, she told us the wait for inside would be another 30. We left. I'm very disappointed in this restaurant and it's going to take me a while to go back.

True Food Kitchen - Walnut Creek
Responded on November 14, 2020

Hi Laura, I've just left you a private message and would really love the opportunity to connect. Thank you!

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Keto
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was delicious as always! Service was a bit slow.

True Food Kitchen - Walnut Creek
Responded on November 14, 2020

Hi Keto, I've just left you a private message and would love to talk about your recent experience. Thank you!

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vipLoriL
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience2

This used to be my favorite restaurant in WC, but it has changed. I am not sure if it is COVID related, but the place was nearly empty at 6:30 on a Sunday night. The food was cold. The service was so/so and there was plenty of staff that I could see. It was actually too bright inside and felt sterile. I am not sure if I would go back. So unfortunate.

True Food Kitchen - Walnut Creek
Responded on November 12, 2020

Hi Lori, I've left you a private message and would love to talk to you. My name is Amanda and I'm the GM here, I've left you my email and would appreciate the opportunity to connect. Thank you! Amanda

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MichelleL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was amazing! Very clean and felt safe dining there.

True Food Kitchen - Walnut Creek
Responded on November 12, 2020

Michelle I'm so happy that you felt safe and taken care of on your visit. We're doing our best to provide an environment everyone can enjoy and be safe in and we appreciate your review!! Thanks and hope to see you soon!

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MarisaY
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience4

I typically have had good food here, but it was not up to par this last visit. Both entrees were cold, as was the latte....just not good flavors and presentation wasn't even as good.
Service however was great and the ambiance is nice

True Food Kitchen - Walnut Creek
Responded on November 12, 2020

Hi Marisa, I've just sent you a private message and I'd love to connect with you about your recent experience. Thank you for the honesty and the feedback! Amanda

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything we ordered was terrific and the servings were very generous contrary to some comments from previous diner,s, who thought the quantity of food was not enough ! Service was excellent but the space is quite noisy due to the industrial atmosphere! Overall loved❤️it

True Food Kitchen - Walnut Creek
Responded on November 12, 2020

Thank you so much for taking the time to review!! We love that you left full and happy and would love to see you again soon! If you stop in during a weekday the atmosphere tends to be much quieter than on a busy weekend - appreciate the feedback, have a great week!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food & fun with friends!

True Food Kitchen - Walnut Creek
Responded on November 12, 2020

I'm so happy we could provide you with a safe and fun environment to get together with your friends!! Thank you for the review and see you soon!

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SarahW
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Service is always slow. Food is good very healthy. They need to work on getting their waitstaff to be more organized and serve food in a more timely manner.

True Food Kitchen - Walnut Creek
Responded on November 12, 2020

Hi Sarah, I'm so sorry to hear that we disappointed you this last Saturday. It is our goal to deliver fast and friendly service to every guest on every visit and I hate that we didn't deliver on that promise on your last visit. I know we're better than this and you deserver better. I'd like to offer you a dinner for you and a friend on me so we can make this up to you and offer you the service you deserve. My name is Amanda, please reach out and I hope you can forgive us. Thank you!

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vipCALady
San Francisco
35 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Since I am gluten free, I find many delicious options on their menu. My choice for lunch was the Korean Bowl which has sweet potato glass noodles with shiitake mushrooms and veggies. The spicy sauce completed the great combination. Would definitely order this again....but have to admit that everything I have ordered at True Food has been tasty!

True Food Kitchen - Walnut Creek
Responded on November 8, 2020

CALady thank you so much for the positive review of our food!! We love that everyone can find something they love on our menu, regardless of food restriction, allergy, or sensitivity! Have a great week and see you soon!

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AmyA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love everything about True Food Kitchen. The food is divine and service fantastic. Wish the pricing made it more affordable (my salad was $25!) but delicious!

True Food Kitchen - Walnut Creek
Responded on November 8, 2020

Amy we're so happy that you enjoyed your food and service! It's our pleasure to provide great hospitality and exceptional food to our guest every time and we love making our guests happy! Thank you for the feedback you've provided and have a great weekend!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Very poor service

True Food Kitchen - Walnut Creek
Responded on October 31, 2020

I'm so sorry that we didn't offer you the service you expected and deserved. We're much better than this and we fell short. I know we can do better and I'm hoping you'll give us the chance to make it up to you. My name is Amanda, I'm the General Manager and if you're willing to let us I'd love to personally take care of you the next time you visit so we can show you what we're really capable of and to apologize for this last visit. Please contact me at the restaurant and thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience3

I’ve been many times trying to enjoy this “healthy food” right in the middle of broadway plaza. But the food is just bland and simply unmemorable. Sorry just my opinion. Overrated restaurant.

True Food Kitchen - Walnut Creek
Responded on November 7, 2020

Hi, I'm truly disappointed to hear that we've missed the mark with your experience now on multiple occasions. I know our food and I really believe we have something for everyone - we just haven't done our job finding you the right fit. I'd love to personally take care of your next visit. My name is Amanda and I'm the GM here in Walnut Creek. Please call the restaurant and ask for me on your next trip in, I'd love to show you what we can do. Thank you for the feedback and see you soon!

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Foodie
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Indoor dining area - there are times people are seated without following social distance guidelines per the County mandate

True Food Kitchen - Walnut Creek
Responded on October 30, 2020

Hi, I want you to know that we take your feedback and the county social distancing guidelines very seriously. We remeasured our tables to make sure that we are in compliance and we will continue to do that between every shift to adjust when tables have been altered. Your safety is our top priority and I sincerely apologize that you felt we were neglectful of this. I'd love to connect with you; you can reach me by calling the restaurant and asking for Amanda. Thank you & hope to talk you soon

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vipJenniferW
Central Coast
8 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Service could’ve been friendlier

True Food Kitchen - Walnut Creek
Responded on October 28, 2020

Hi Jennifer, I'm so sorry to hear that you did not receive the level of hospitality that we pride ourselves in giving daily. I know we can do better and I'd be so grateful for the opportunity to take care of you myself and have you back in for an experience that will wow you. We focus so much on making our guests feel like family and I'm upset we missed the mark. Thank you for the feedback and please reach out to the restaurant - My name is Amanda and I hope to hear from you soon. Thank you

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great!

True Food Kitchen - Walnut Creek
Responded on October 28, 2020

We think you're great! Have an awesome week and hope to see you again soon!

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Joan
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food was very good. It tasted like real, well-prepared food.

True Food Kitchen - Walnut Creek
Responded on October 28, 2020

Joan thank you so much for the feedback! We aim to please and hope to see you again real soon

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience1

Have eaten several times at True food. This is the first
time my turkey burger and sweet potatoe mash wasn’t good.
Will not eat here again for a long time.
Atmosphere was disturbing because of Covid.

True Food Kitchen - Walnut Creek
Responded on October 28, 2020

I'm sorry to hear you found the atmosphere to be unpleasant and you were displeased with the food you received. I know we're better than what we showed you and I'd be so grateful for the opportunity to have you back for a visit on us that I know will wow you. I'd like to take care of your table and reservation personally. Please reach out to me at the restaurant and give us the chance to turn this around. We so appreciate that you chose us and hope to see you again soon. Thank you, Amanda

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vipCandaceW
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great overall experience

True Food Kitchen - Walnut Creek
Responded on November 7, 2020

Hi Candice, I'm so glad you enjoyed your experience with us! We pride ourselves in treating our guests and team like family and we look forward to having you in again soon!

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DavetM
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were served by Gio. He is amazing! All of his suggestions were on point. Gio was very personable and provided excellent customer service. He was fun to talk to and came to check on us several times. When we come back, we’ll ask to be sat at his section.

Food was excellent, very flavorful and portions were perfect.

2 dogs ran in off leash from outside. The severs handled it with grace under fire.

True Food Kitchen - Walnut Creek
Responded on October 24, 2020

Thank you so much for your kind review and recognition of Gio!! He's an allstar and we're lucky to have him, he'll be so excited to hear how pleased you were! Thanks again and hope to see you soon!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome as always

True Food Kitchen - Walnut Creek
Responded on November 7, 2020

Thank you so much!! Hope to have you back soon!

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frenchyvette
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service great as always. Everyone nice in spite of all the rules. We had a nice lunch in the shade. The kale side salad needs to be reimagined. Neither my friend nor I likes it. It was fresh, pretty but not to our taste.

True Food Kitchen - Walnut Creek
Responded on October 22, 2020

Thank you so much for your feedback and for your kind words about our service and atmosphere. We hope to see you again soon, have a great week!

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viplvrdjw
San Francisco
59 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our first indoor dining experience during the pandemic. They did a good job with indoor dining arrangements.

True Food Kitchen - Walnut Creek
Responded on October 22, 2020

This means so much to us as we are trying our best to make sure both our guests and our team feels as safe as possible while they are in our care. We appreciate you choosing us and we're so thrilled to have gotten the opportunity to serve you during this time. Hope to see you again soon!

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DeeMo
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious, as always. We had a joyful, lovely, helpful, and patient server which made the entire experience that much better!

True Food Kitchen - Walnut Creek
Responded on October 28, 2020

It's so great to hear you had such an amazing time while you dined with us! We'd love to serve you again so come see us again soon and thank you for the review!

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KDMD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Food was good, but took a long time to come out. Service just ok, border lining poor.

True Food Kitchen - Walnut Creek
Responded on October 22, 2020

Hi KDMD, I'm sorry to hear you found your service to be lacking. We strive to give our best in both quality food and service and we hate that we missed the mark in service. I know we can do better and I'd love the opportunity to personally oversee your next experience. My name is Amanda and if you're open to allowing us to treat you to your next visit, please phone the restaurant and ask for me. Thanks for the review! Amanda

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the creative healthy menu!

True Food Kitchen - Walnut Creek
Responded on October 22, 2020

That's so great to hear! Thank you for choosing us and hope to see you again soon!

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Manc
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Sanitizer available on table, tables spaced to allow distancing, great food as always

True Food Kitchen - Walnut Creek
Responded on October 22, 2020

Hi there! It's great to know you found every aspect of our restaurant to be clean, comfortable, and inviting. Ensuring your complete comfort is very important to us, as we want to see you back again soon!

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KATEY
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an amazing stay, we got seated earlier then our reservation time, the food tasted DELICIOUS plus the service was amazing as well!

True Food Kitchen - Walnut Creek
Responded on October 15, 2020

Katey thank you so much for taking the time to review!! Please let us know the next time you're in!

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KristinH
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was cooked to perfection and so flavorful! great staff and service

True Food Kitchen - Walnut Creek
Responded on October 12, 2020

Kristin thank you so much for the review! We appreciate you and hope to see you again soon!

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JanetS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Love the food and service was superior because of the professional service provided by the waiter.

True Food Kitchen - Walnut Creek
Responded on October 12, 2020

Janet I’m so glad to hear you had such a great experience with us! We appreciate you choosing us and taking the time to review, hope to see you again soon!

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ViinceA
Naples
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience2

Awful we got sick after eating their version of lasagna

True Food Kitchen - Walnut Creek
Responded on October 11, 2020

Viince I am so sorry to hear you are feeling ill. It is our intent to always protect and take care of our guest. If you would be so kind as to call the restaurant I'd love to connect with you to discuss how I can make this right. The phone number is 925-952-7314; I so hope to hear from you. Thank you, Amanda

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EricE
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Made a reservation for brunch and got right in, no wait. Food was amazing as always

True Food Kitchen - Walnut Creek
Responded on October 7, 2020

Eric thank you so much for taking the time to write a review! Hope to see you again this Sunday!

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vipalohafusion2die4
Central Coast
35 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

strict protocol
table distancing
neat

True Food Kitchen - Walnut Creek
Responded on October 7, 2020

We’ve really tried hard to make sure all of our guests and staff are safe during this time of uncertainty. Thank you for noticing!

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vipKimD
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Always enjoy the food at True Food Kitchen. One of our go to's.

True Food Kitchen - Walnut Creek
Responded on October 7, 2020

We appreciate you so much Kim! Thank you and have a great week!

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vipMrWhodat
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience4

When it first opened, we loved this place and went many times. I think they were bought out by another group and it has been downhill ever since. Food is OK now, but the Exec Chef needs to be more attentive to what is going out of the kitchen....brown avocados, beans that are dried up, appears pre-plated with servers just grabbing off a shelf, etc... Now it is just a great place to get a drink (great drinks) and have lunch or dinner somewhere else.

True Food Kitchen - Walnut Creek
Responded on October 7, 2020

I'm so sorry that you feel we have declined in quality. I promise you that we work to execute the same quality that we've always expected out of our team since day 1. If you feel we have declined then we failed and I appreciate your feedback. I would love to have you back if you'll give us another chance and I would love to personally take care of you. Please reach out if I can help you in any way and I truly hope to get the opportunity to turn this around. Thank you! Amanda Crammer

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vipJeanineM
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience1

Very bland, methodical experience.

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 4.6 stars by 2130 OpenTable diners.

True Food Kitchen - Walnut Creek 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.