True Food Kitchen - Walnut Creek

4.6
2355 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.

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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
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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vipLifedancing1
Sacramento
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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 3 days ago

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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ShoshanaH
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

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.

True Food Kitchen - Walnut Creek
Responded 3 days ago

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!

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LauraB
Central Coast
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

True Food Kitchen - Walnut Creek
Responded 3 days ago

Laura you're amazing! Thanks for the fun and positive review! Hope to see you again for brunch this weekend!

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vipSteve
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food and wonderful service leads to a very positive dining experience every time we go.

True Food Kitchen - Walnut Creek
Responded 3 days ago

Steve we really appreciate the review and feedback. Thanks for making our day!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

True Food Kitchen - Walnut Creek
Responded 2 days ago

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!

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viptjsk
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

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.

True Food Kitchen - Walnut Creek
Responded 3 days ago

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!

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DeeMo
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious!! Fabulous server named Dre!

True Food Kitchen - Walnut Creek
Responded 2 days ago

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!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great date night with my hubby!

True Food Kitchen - Walnut Creek
Responded 3 days ago

so glad you had an amazing date night! Please come visit again soon, we'd love to see you!

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AceMan
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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.

True Food Kitchen - Walnut Creek
Responded 2 days ago

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!

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BrigitteK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

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.

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vipAllanM
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and excellent service. The craft cocktails are the best!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Lovely meal outside. A little understaffed and yet very cordial and helpful.

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AndreaK
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love True food, it’s clean, fresh and always good. The staff is always lovely.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place! Food is always so good and service was great!!

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LisaF
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant when I’m in town! The food quality is great!

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vipInayama
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service.

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LouisL
San Francisco
79 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

As usual the food is very good and healthy. I would have rated a 5 but my wife's fish was a bit overdone.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food. Very noisy.

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vipsomanyplacessolittletime
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

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.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly staff with excellence service that gave us a wonderful (double) birthday celebration.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

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.

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vipLauraL
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Very loud & very crowded which made me Covid nervous. Good & service were excellent

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vipBond
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything I've ever tried on the menu has been outstanding. Service is top notch regardless of the amount of people seated.

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LeslieH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday…..good!

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TKpop
3 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience3

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.

True Food Kitchen - Walnut Creek
Responded on September 2, 2021

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

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InesA
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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CBCalifornia
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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ScottC
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

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.

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KrisG
Portland
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

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.

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Powderdaze
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and amazing craft cocktails.

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BethM
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly and helpful staff. Great food as always.

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vipNickname
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience1

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.

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ablesq
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Staff is super friendly, great service. Food took forever to come out and there were some mistakes in the customization

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SarahT
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

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.

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CherylC
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

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!

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Seeker
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience3

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!

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vipNicolaS
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Overpriced and underwhelming food. So loud you have to shout.

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 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.