True Food Kitchen - Walnut Creek

4.6
2394 Reviews
$30 and under
American

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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.

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  • Distancing maintained in common areas
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OutAndAbout
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The fall seasonal menu was great. We had enjoyed the honey pear butternut squash flatbread. Seabass with faro risotto was tasty. There was also an excellent vegetarian curry with seasonal vegetables. Highly recommend the innovative cuisine.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, fantastic food.

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vashta
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food here is always fresh and tasty. I had a. Chopped salad that included apples, a semi hard cheese ( not sure which, mild but flavorful) and nuts and seeds with a champagne vinaigrette. It was excellent. Also had a cup of butternut squash soup that was very good. We sat in the patio area that is covered and at times has “walls.” The noise level is acceptable there, allowing for conversation. Indoors it can be very loud. It is a popular place for lunch. We arrived at 1 and there were a lot of people waiting for a table but with reservations we were seated immediately. The crowd had thinned considerably by 2PM.

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Disappointed
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience5

The Seasonal Ingredient Salad had NO pomegranate, NO cannellini beans, and very little butternut squash. The description sounds wonderful but the salad is missing the key ingredients.

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vipRobynP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful healthy food and an amazing waitress who went above and beyond!

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Edmj2tl
San Francisco
46 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Delicious fresh food

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LilySharif
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Healthy and excellent great customer service love true food

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Fatemah
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good. I wasn't too hungry so I had the chopped salad and the passion fruit margarita, both were delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The dish I ordered, Teriyaki Quinoa bowl, was delish. Our server was awesome and the food came on time.

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vipIngridR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Good is great and the waiter was very nice but it is also crowded, a bit slow and overpriced in my opinion!

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CBCalifornia
San Francisco
28 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I wish they would bring back some of the items they used to have. I used to go there all the time before the pandemic and always enjoyed the roasted brussels sprouts starter, the inside out quinoa burger, the fish tacos with black beans on the side, the cauliflower polenta and there was a sandwich with tempeh. None of those items on the menu are there anymore. I usually order the Ancient Grains Bowl which I love and hope that is always on the menu.

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vipPhyllisH
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience5

Our waiter was too much in a hurry. We let him know.

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BLLeahy
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was fantastic....food was delish! No complaints whatsoever!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food. Beautiful ambiance. Great waitress.

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WendyD
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding menu, but many items were out of stock. I guess the food supply chain has affected this?? Delicious food even if we chose an alternative item on the menu. Brussel Sprouts and Edamame Dumplings never disappoint!

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

Wendy thank you for the review and for being so understanding. Getting everything we need to make the entire menu has been challenging and we really appreciate your support during this time. Thank you again!

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vipKMoss
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience2

First of all you are obviously not interested in a real review as evidenced by the choice of answers to the last question re: noise level - there are no "negative" responses from which to choose. The noise level is almost intolerable making it difficult to have a conversation in a normal level of voice. The food and menu are excellent; service good; but the noise level spoils the rest. It is difficult to truly enjoy the dining experience due to the noise levels.

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LLFoodie
Sacramento
4 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

We've been here many times and the food is usually really good - maybe it is what we ordered? The edamame dumplings were great, as usual. But the Butternut Squash soup was horrible - didn't eat any after the first two bites. Honestly, tasted like water with a few spices in it. The brussel sprouts were really salty and tough. And while the seabass was okay, it was overcooked and everything else on the plate as not good. Again, though, have been to this location before and it usually pretty good so maybe it was just these dishes?

True Food Kitchen - Walnut Creek
Responded on October 13, 2021

Hi, I've just sent you a private message and would love the opportunity to connect with you. I really hope to hear from you soon!

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vipDarrenS
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Waiters running around trying to keep up with having too many tables to serve. Sixty minute wait for food that arrived luke warm. Food so salty it should have been served at a football stadium. I could go on. Really an awful meal. Overpriced. Nothing good to say about this place.

True Food Kitchen - Walnut Creek
Responded on October 13, 2021

Hi Darren, I've just sent you a private message and really hope to hear from you. Thank you!

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NatalieR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Not great for the price

True Food Kitchen - Walnut Creek
Responded on October 13, 2021

Hi Natalie, Thank you for the feedback. I've just sent you a private message and would love to connect with you. I truly hope to hear from you soon. Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Two little dogs that barked next table over. Not comfort dogs. No comfort for me, at least.

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vipJTNB
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food2service5ambience4

Food was not hot

True Food Kitchen - Walnut Creek
Responded on October 13, 2021

We appreciate the feedback and have shared with the team so we can do better, thank you!

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LoisG
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great healthy food. Love to work my way through the menu.

True Food Kitchen - Walnut Creek
Responded on October 7, 2021

Lois we're so glad you loved the restaurant and our food! We just added a new item to the menu yesterday. A pear & goatcheese flatbread topped with truffle honey and arugula, it's a must try!

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Elliebellie
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The food is use to be better! I order the sea bass come with Farro and roast Brussels! Farro is mussy it way over cook and Brussels is burn and salty! Sadly but still appreciated good food and thoughts!
Thank you

True Food Kitchen - Walnut Creek
Responded on October 6, 2021

Hi Ellie, It sounds like you had our new Butternut farro risotto and I'm sorry to see you felt it was a miss. I've reviewed your feedback with the team and will make sure we try to adjust anything we can do to make this dish shine like it should. Thank you for the feedback and we hope to see you again soon!

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ChrisV
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food - tasty and healthy. A bit pricey but mostly worth it. Great location in downtown Walnut Creek!

True Food Kitchen - Walnut Creek
Responded on October 6, 2021

Chris thank you!!!

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Edmj2tl
San Francisco
47 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time eating at True Food. Not only was the food delicious, fresh, and a nice variety of choices, the service was outstanding. Thanks to Will and Jo, the manager, for making our experience wonderful. We will definitely be back!

True Food Kitchen - Walnut Creek
Responded on October 6, 2021

Thank you so much for the awesome feedback! We will make sure to share this with Joe and Will, they'll be ecstatic. Thank you again!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great to eat outside. Our waiter was very patient as we took long to order and wanted to sit and chat.

True Food Kitchen - Walnut Creek
Responded on October 6, 2021

I'm so happy to see you had a great experience. Thank you for joining us and we hope to see you again soon!

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ValerieS
Monterrey
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Good food. Make a reservation to ensure a seat for outdoors. Friendly wait staff

True Food Kitchen - Walnut Creek
Responded on September 30, 2021

Valerie Thank you so much! We appreciate you and hope to see you again soon!

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CORALIEW
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My sister and I tried the sea bass, one of the new fall menu items. Very good. Very nice service

True Food Kitchen - Walnut Creek
Responded on September 29, 2021

Coralie thank you so much! We appreciate you and hope to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great except for the huge electronic billboard in Broadway plaza , blinding at night.

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JudyT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good service and ambiance
Attentive staff
Food could be hotter but tasty

True Food Kitchen - Walnut Creek
Responded on September 29, 2021

Judy thank you so much for the feedback and the review!

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NASAman
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the food is tasty and healthy. That wasn’t even the best part. The best part was having an outstanding server, a young man named Ali. As soon as he started with my friend and me I knew he was a special “kid”. (most people are kids to me given my age!). He seemed genuinely interested in taking care of us. He had great manners and moreover, it didn’t feel “trained” - a natural.

True Food Kitchen - Walnut Creek
Responded on September 29, 2021

NASAman I love this so much! Ali has been with us for many years now and is truly an amazing individual. I'll make sure to share your review, it'll make his day! We appreciate you and hope to see you again soon!

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SarahC
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall1food5service1ambience4

Took the waiter about 10 minutes to get to our table and he seemed bored and annoyed. There was a lot of staff walking back and forth and no one seemed to help out other tables. We were served warm tap water with no ice that was never refilled. We ordered the edamame dumplings and the margarita pizza which were both exceptional. However, my friend ordered the Koren noodle bowl that had one very long piece of hair in it. By the time our waiter made it back to our table we had to leave. We were there for a quick lunch and ended up being there for over an hour. The service alone makes this very hyped-up location not worthy of returning.

True Food Kitchen - Walnut Creek
Responded on September 25, 2021

Hi Sarah, I've just left you a private message and would really like the opportunity to turn this around. Hope to connect with you soon. Amanda Crammer GM TFK Walnut Creek

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vipSanRamonFoodie
San Francisco
55 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Love love love their food. Love the presentation. Love the nutrition. Service was a bit inattentive which is rare here. Will always come back.

True Food Kitchen - Walnut Creek
Responded on September 25, 2021

Thank you so much for the review and the feedback! We strive to give excellent service paired with outstanding food and will definitely be looking in to the staffing on your visit. Thank you again and have a great weekend!

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local
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Menu is really interesting. Lots of cool ingredients. Lots of solid options for vegetarians but you can always add a protein. We had the butternut squash pizza (GF, Vegan), the panang curry (Veg), spaghetti squash casserole (GF), and flourless choc cake (GF, veg),w coconut ice cream and banana choc cookies. All delicious. I gave it a small knock because its just too loud.

True Food Kitchen - Walnut Creek
Responded on September 20, 2021

Thank you so much for the raving review of the food! Our atmosphere does get a bit lively, especially during peak dining hours on the weekend but it quiets down quite a bit mid day on the weekdays. Thank you for the feedback and we hope to see you again soon!

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Azin
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Update:
The restaurant manger contacted me and we discussed about the food we didn't like because it was too salty, etc. She was very professional and listening to my feedback. She said they have modified that food recipe. She invited us to the restaurant again and we would definitely go there again and try other foods.

Old Review: Drink, service and ambiance was very good but the food was bad.

True Food Kitchen - Walnut Creek
Responded on September 20, 2021

Hi Azin, I'm so sorry to see that your experience with our food was not up to par. We strive to wow in everything we do and definitely missed the mark on your most recent visit. My name is Amanda and I'm the General Manager here. I'd so appreciate it if you would contact me at the restaurant (925-952-7314) so we can find a way to make this up to you. Thank you for the feedback!

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

I love True Foods and have been a fan since they opened in Phoenix area. Had to been to Walnut Creek but food was over roasted, fish dry and poke dish not up to par. Tuna was stringy. Will go back again but not to Walnut Creek

True Food Kitchen - Walnut Creek
Responded on September 20, 2021

I'm so sorry to hear your experience was less than awesome on your most recent visit with us. I know we're better than the poor food you described and would love to have you back in to experience our best. My name is Amanda and I'm the General Manager here at TFK Walnut Creek and I'd love the opportunity to turn this around and show you what we can do if you'd be so kind as to call the restaurant and ask for me. 925-952-7314 Thank you for the feedback!

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TomasaM
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was very nourishing. Service was amazing.

I think that it is the best experience I’ve had at a true food kitchen and I have dined at many in Southern California to Arizona.

True Food Kitchen - Walnut Creek
Responded on September 20, 2021

Tomasa thank you so much! What an honor to be the best TFK you've been to yet! Please say hi on your next visit in, I'd love to meet you. Have a great week!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food that lives up to the restaurant aspirations. Only downside is it was cold inside and had to leave my jacket plus long sleeves on the whole time. Hopefully that can be adjusted or recommend bringing layers.

True Food Kitchen - Walnut Creek
Responded on September 18, 2021

Thank you so much for the feedback. We will certainly look into adjusting the thermometer to make sure the ambient temp in the dining room is comfortable. Have a great week!

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vipCALady
San Francisco
41 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our service was informative and attentive. One of us had the Poke bowl and it was delicious. My turkey burger was a little bland but the homemade gluten-free buns were wonderful. So often there is not a gluten free option so this was a treat!!!

True Food Kitchen - Walnut Creek
Responded on September 20, 2021

CALady thank you so much for the review! We have many gluten free options for you to try and I'm so glad we can accommodate that need for you. Our Squash Pie is 100% gluten free and an amazing way to end any meal here, please try it and let us know what you think on your next visit!

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vipLifedancing1
Sacramento
5 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food awesome ingredients.... Epicurean nourishment. Our waitress was adorable. Cannot remember her name oh, but she was very warm and hospitable and eager to please. We even got to pick our own table from the open seating.

True Food Kitchen - Walnut Creek
Responded on September 14, 2021

We love to hear it when our guests have an amazing time! Thank you for sharing and we hope to see you again soon!

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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 2394 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.