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
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!
The food was delicious but even though we had an open table reservation they changed it to 1:30. Several parties were seated ahead of us. When we approached the host station, (1/2 hr past our initial reservation) she said, "Oh, I'll seat you right now." She then led us into our seats, at that time I noted several other empty tables. It really seemed like she had forgotten us.
Hi Shoshanah, I'm sorry to hear about our mistake with your reservation. It's certainly not the way we do things and not up to our standard. I've shared your feedback with our team and we've just had a host meeting discussing it. Thank you for helping us get better!
True Food Kitchen is one of my favorite places to embrace my inner Gwenyth Paltrow and feel very virtuous over an Ancient Grain Bowl and a latte. This location is nestled beautifully next to a Macy's, Nordstrom, and all the other fun stores that Walnut Creek offers. TFK is a great place for Sunday brunch and making a morning of it. Friendly, helpful service and chill vibes seal it for me. Check them out!
Laura you're amazing! Thanks for the fun and positive review! Hope to see you again for brunch this weekend!
Delicious food and wonderful service leads to a very positive dining experience every time we go.
Steve we really appreciate the review and feedback. Thanks for making our day!
Excellent food. Had the Steak Tacos, and the cauliflower rice is one of my favorite things about this dish. Portion sizes are good. Also had the South for the Winter mixed drink that paired well with the tacos.
Thank you so much for the feedback! South for the Winter is one of our new Fall menu items and it's a hit! Glad you enjoyed your experience and can't wait to have you back!
The service and food were great but the interior seating was so noisy that we coulda hear each other. I wish there was still the patio/umbrella tables available.
Thank you so much for the feedback. While our dining room does get quite lively when service is in full swing, our patio tends to be a little quieter and please feel free to make a reservation and request the patio. Or early lunch or dinner tends to be quieter Mon - Wed. Thanks again!
Delicious!! Fabulous server named Dre!
DeeMo we're so glad you had an awesome time! We'll make sure to pass on the positive feedback to Dre, it'll make her day! Thank you again and have a great week!
Great date night with my hubby!
so glad you had an amazing date night! Please come visit again soon, we'd love to see you!
My wife and I have eaten here several times. The food and service never disappoint and the menu varies enough that there is always something new to try. Always something eclectic for the adventurous, but plenty of favorites (often with a mild twist) for those who aren’t so much. A little pricey perhaps, but a “special” place you can — as was the case of our last visit — take out-of-town visitors for a leisurely meal. We look forward to next time.
AceMan this is wonderful feedback and thank you for the suggestions! We aim to make every occasion a special occasion. Thanks again and can't wait to see you soon!
It breaks my heart that I have to say my second experience at True Food Kitchen was disappointing. My friend and I raved to everyone we knew about our wonderful first experience. The food was delicious and service efficient and cheerful. This time it started with a very unwelcoming host who mumbled something through his mask that we didn't understand. Then he walked us through an empty outdoor area to seat us next to a small child that was jumping around on the banquette. We had to ask to get a table that was suitable. The starter came quickly (roasted cauliflower) and we were told that the plate was very hot. If it was that hot how did you manage to make one part of the bite very hot and the other part (on the same floret) freezing cold. I guess it takes some talent to do that. My friend had the fish again and this time it was sinewy and not flaky. Not very enjoyable (especially for the price). I had a turkey hamburger. It was nice that they gave me lettuce instead of a bun but the knife barely cut the burger, it was so compact and hard as a rock. We left this place not satisfied and will probably not return. After all the hype, it was a big let down this time.
Wonderful food and excellent service. The craft cocktails are the best!
Lovely meal outside. A little understaffed and yet very cordial and helpful.
I love True food, it’s clean, fresh and always good. The staff is always lovely.
Waited over an hour for the food with no explanation. Then received the wrong order and had to wait additional time. No one came around to refill drinks or order additional drinks during wait time of food. Horrible experience. It was very noticeable when all tables around you had complete turnaround of patrons. An apology would have been nice.
We love this place! Food is always so good and service was great!!
Excellent choice of foods, fresh ingredients, have never had a bad meal and we go on average once a month for a good few years now.
My favorite restaurant when I’m in town! The food quality is great!
Great food, great service.
As usual the food is very good and healthy. I would have rated a 5 but my wife's fish was a bit overdone.
Great food. Very noisy.
Ordered the Chicken Panini and was extremely disappointed. It was more like a quesadilla than a sandwich and was extremely dry. The restaurant could shake up its menu a bit.
Friendly staff with excellence service that gave us a wonderful (double) birthday celebration.
During my entire visit, I noticed 2-3 workers in the kitchen wearing a mask under their mouth and or partially covering their mouth with a exposed nose.
The food is never piping hot, so this is concerning for bacteria and or a virus to be spread through the transmission of droplets (talking) on warm or cold foods.
Very loud & very crowded which made me Covid nervous. Good & service were excellent
Everything I've ever tried on the menu has been outstanding. Service is top notch regardless of the amount of people seated.
We meet here once a month with family for brunch, and it's so good we keep coming back! We have vegan and gluten free eaters, and are very happy with the selection and quality of our meals.
Dined here for lunch and service was way better than dinner hours.
Did not appear to be short staffed, but had a hard time getting someone’s attention for water! My glass was empty and had to ask several times for water. Although food was good, it wasn’t great. Also wish waitress knew her wine. The selection was small.
Would not recommend for dinner.
Good morning TKpop, My name is Nico and I am the Regional Director of Restaurants. I am truly sorry for your dinner experience. I will be contacting the General Manager and Executive Chef today about this. I also have already contacted the Regional Chef and he will be on site today. I do hope you forgive us as this is not how we ever want our guests feel. Open Table does not let me leave my email but my cell is 805-558-8678 I do hope you reach out to me and I will make this right. Thank you Nico
This was an outstanding experience. We made a reservation and sat on the patio. The food was excellent and "true". I had Pan Seared Sea Bass which was simple, fresh and delicious. My friend had the Tuna Poke which was fresh and yummy although the portion seemed small for the price $23. The dessert of Avocado Key Lime Pie was to die for!! I was advised that the special cocktails are pricey and have hardly any liquor in them. Our server, Dan was friendly, attentive and did an excellent job taking care of us. Looking inside, the decor is great and good to see the kitchen at work.
True Food Kitchen is great if you're looking for a healthy, delicious meal. The portions are a little smaller than they used to be pre-pandemic, but the food is great. A lot of interesting options for everyone, regardless of your dietary preferences.
We sat outside due to Covid concerns. We had two servers taking care of our table. Both servers had their masks below their noses the entire time they waited our table. I did not correct them with concerns of retaliation.
Food was okay. The watermelon drink and tomato soup that was ordered tasted horrible. When we told the waitress she just said sorry but didn't offer to take it off the bill. I was actually shocked that wasn't offered. I paid regardless but won't be going back to this restaurant.
Always great food and amazing craft cocktails.
Friendly and helpful staff. Great food as always.
Super slow service, had to ask for water 3 times before we got any, our actual drinks took 30 minutes to arrive, appetizer never came (we asked for it when our meals came, and they said they forgot to put it in and apologized and brought it/comped it). Food was overpriced for quality. The table we were seated at had a sign on it that said “sanitized”, but the bill from the previous diners and their crumbs were still on the table, so I don’t think it was true. Toward the end of our meal, we asked for the bill, and they brought someone else’s bill! So then we had to wait again to even get our correct bill. Then wait again to pay. It was one thing after another. We’ve been here several times for lunch, and it’s been good. But tonight was a mess. Won’t be back soon.
Staff is super friendly, great service. Food took forever to come out and there were some mistakes in the customization
It took 45 minutes to get our food even tjough we had a reservation. All the food came out at the same time even though we were supposed to be having a starter and main course. The food was pretty good. But we spent less time eating and more time waiting. Maybe avoid going here on the weekend.
I love the ambience of True Food Kitchen and also the whole food offerings with lots of flavor. They are one of my favorites if you can afford a higher priced menu. I also would love if they would provide menus that are macro tracking friendly…hope for the future!
Have eaten here several times; even before covid. Food is always outstanding! Creative dishes; fresh ingredients. I always find hostesses very inexperienced in greeting and seating guests. Some waitstaff are fairly experienced and some appear uncertain of how to get a guest from the beginning of the experience to food being served, e.g. taking orders; assuring water and drinks are served promptly. This most recent visit took what seemed like forever (15 minutes) to have any waitstaff appear after 4 tables in our section were seated with guests (this was not a rush time in the restaurant..about 4:00 pm). One of the guests finally had to go to the front to request service in our section. This has been a continual experience for me. True Food needs to spend more time on training the front of the house to match the value of the food served!
Overpriced and underwhelming food. So loud you have to shout.
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 2355 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.