True Food Kitchen - Walnut Creek
- 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
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
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.
Great service, fantastic food.
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.
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.
Wonderful healthy food and an amazing waitress who went above and beyond!
Delicious fresh food
Healthy and excellent great customer service love true food
Really good. I wasn't too hungry so I had the chopped salad and the passion fruit margarita, both were delicious.
The dish I ordered, Teriyaki Quinoa bowl, was delish. Our server was awesome and the food came on time.
Good is great and the waiter was very nice but it is also crowded, a bit slow and overpriced in my opinion!
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.
Our waiter was too much in a hurry. We let him know.
Server was fantastic....food was delish! No complaints whatsoever!
Amazing food. Beautiful ambiance. Great waitress.
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!
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!
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.
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?
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!
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.
Hi Darren, I've just sent you a private message and really hope to hear from you. Thank you!
Not great for the price
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!
Two little dogs that barked next table over. Not comfort dogs. No comfort for me, at least.
Food was not hot
We appreciate the feedback and have shared with the team so we can do better, thank you!
Great healthy food. Love to work my way through the menu.
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!
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!
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!
Excellent food - tasty and healthy. A bit pricey but mostly worth it. Great location in downtown Walnut Creek!
Chris thank you!!!
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!
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!
Great to eat outside. Our waiter was very patient as we took long to order and wanted to sit and chat.
I'm so happy to see you had a great experience. Thank you for joining us and we hope to see you again soon!
Good food. Make a reservation to ensure a seat for outdoors. Friendly wait staff
Valerie Thank you so much! We appreciate you and hope to see you again soon!
My sister and I tried the sea bass, one of the new fall menu items. Very good. Very nice service
Coralie thank you so much! We appreciate you and hope to see you again soon!
Great except for the huge electronic billboard in Broadway plaza , blinding at night.
Good service and ambiance
Food could be hotter but tasty
Judy thank you so much for the feedback and the review!
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.
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!
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.
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
Love love love their food. Love the presentation. Love the nutrition. Service was a bit inattentive which is rare here. Will always come back.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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!
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
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!
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.
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!
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.
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!
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!!!
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!
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.
We love to hear it when our guests have an amazing time! Thank you for sharing and we hope to see you again soon!
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.
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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.