True Food Kitchen - Houston

4.7
794 reviews
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True Food Kitchen is a health-driven restaurant and bar inspired by a philosophy that food should make you feel better, not worse, and that great tasting food can serve as the foundation for a life well lived. True Food’s seasonal menu emphasizes wholesome, seasonal ingredients with thoughtful preparations to highlight the natural health benefits and flavors of each ingredient. From thoughtfully crafted cocktails, such as the Citrus Skinny Margarita, made with fresh-pressed citrus and organic tequila, to nutrient-dense dishes like the Edamame Dumplings, Korean Noodle Salad, Ancient Grains with miso-glazed sweet potatoes, Grilled Fish Tacos and an antioxidant rich Flourless Chocolate Cake, True Food Kitchen’s menu celebrates variety and caters to every food preference with an assortment of delicious vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options.
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AB
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food recommendations from server were great. Food very flavorful and definitely fresh. If ever in Houston again would eat here again.

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KE
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

My family included 3 teenagers enjoyed our meal very much. The menu was so wonderful that some of us could decide what to order so we each ordered something different and shared! Great taste and peritonitis sizes.

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S
Houston
14 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Mother’s Day was great but restaurant could have been better prepared for baby’s in this special occasion. There was a wait for available high chair

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AC
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is amazing! They were very accommodating to my 4 year granddaughter. She might be the pickiest eater on the planet and they were very kind and patient with her. They were also very good about preparing the food for my daughter with Celiac disease. We will be back!

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MG
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great, healthy fare in a fun, lively environment. I would definitely recommend this establishment.

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t
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Really great as usual. Great choices and phenomenal pairings.

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DA
Houston
13 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I had a salad and pizza. The chopped salad was great. The pizza was a bit greasy but tasty after "blotting" away the excess oil. Service is always great.

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RD
Houston
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love the food, location, service and authenticity of the food they provide. Yummy drinks & clean restaurant. We will be back ☺️

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SS
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is always so fresh and delicious. I try something new each time I visit and I’m never disappointed. There’s something for everyone from kids to grandparents.

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d
Houston
18 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently good service and great food. Dining outdoors is delightfully quiet.

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RM
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food and primary waiter were excellent; however, I felt rushed by the general waitstaff. More than once, my guests or I had to defend not-quite-finished plates. I appreciate restaurants wanting to turn tables but the effort should be more subtle. The food is quite good and well presented. Though the plates are reasonably priced, expect to spend a bit if you are extra hungry. All in all, True Food Kitchen is worth regular patronage.

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V
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 3

I ordered a bowl and the portion was too small for the price they charged. I was still hungry after I finished it. I'm not a big eater so I don't think I will go back again. Overpriced and the food was so so. The waiter was good though.

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S
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 5

Soggy , cold food, indifferent waiters, tiny chairs and tables made this a disappointment

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JS
Houston
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the food so much I bought the cookbook !! I’m excited to try some of the recipes for my family

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CL
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

Server was forgetful. Asked for lemons a couple of times but never received it until we asked someone else for it. Had to ask for beverage refills. Other ppl tended to our table more than our server.

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OT
Austin
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was amazing!

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M
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Consistently tasty healthy food and friendly service in a lively casual space. Wine list and uncomfortable chairs need some work.

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RW
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All food was very fresh. So delightful! Salmon was very moist and tasty. . . cooked exactly as ordered. Server was very attentive with questions on unfamiliar food explained in depth. Co-worker absolutely loves True Foods (we took her there for Admins Day) and it did not disappoint. Thank you for a great lunch!

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OT
Pittsburgh
16 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I’ve been there twice. Got the Cobb salad both times due to how good it was the first time. Also, I’ve gotten the Teriyaki bowl and the cauliflower purée. Both were quite good and very flavorful. One of my favorite aspects about this place is the customization they let me do to the meals by swapping certain ingredients for others. It was very nice of them. Would recommend.

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S
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant for families to enjoy great, tasty and fresh food. The staff was friendly and helpful.

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SS
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Not really very satisfy as they didn't mark my presence despite i told them and this generate a claim msg from you which seems that i didn't honored my reservation . Service not very good i ordered 3 times bread and i never received , the waiters seemed distracted and then the level of service was very poor despite the restaurant was almost empty (Easter evening ) . i went there many other time and it was okay but this time very negative , and i don't know if i will return there one more time

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CJ
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Always delicious! Always healthy! Always fun to watch the kitchen prep! Always pristinely kept! Always lively and filled with jovial banter! Always attentive staff!
Always coming back!

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JR
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

the food is very good, the service can be very slow. and the noise level can be very high

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OT
Houston
14 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good , excelent

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C
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Wonderful healthy food choices and fun sparkly drinks like a lemonade tonic...nice service - not hovering, attentive enough and friendly. I will for sure go again!

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EB
Houston
18 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 2

Food and service are always spot on, but they allow dogs on the patio... SMH... It would be a good business practice if the hostess warned customers that there were dogs on the patio before sitting down. One table had 3 dogs (2 medium sized and 1 lap dog)... The dogs were barking and doing that body shake thing (as if shaking off water), sorry just not fan of dogs when I’m eating at a restaurant. To me, True Food doesn’t give off the pub/beer/backyard bbq vibe that IMO would be a more acceptable environment for customers to bring their dogs. The patio is

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AV
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Great food always! Food choices allow for a healthy lifestyle individual to each person and attentive to dietary needs. True Food is my favorite restaurant!

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C
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress was very knowledgeable of the menu and made our first time at True Food Kitchen one to remember. With refreshing cocktails, plenty of seasonal specials, and delicious vegetarian/vegan options this place is a go to for both meat and non-meat eaters alike.

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JJ
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was great! Food exceptional.

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SL
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was told I needed to stop in during a quick visit to Houston. Menu selections were great and hard to choose. Had the gf lasagna and it was quite good!! Filled me up!

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l
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Our waiter was great dealing with 9 women at a birthday dinner!

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A
Houston
347 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Food is consistently great quality, well prepared and tasty. Service was erratic, but other servers saw the slow service and assisted.

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GD
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Food is delicious and there are plenty of options to choose, my concern would be about the portions. I don't find them big enough.

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JR
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

The food is very good but after dining there 3x within last 2 weeks, the service is slow

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Not a very clean place. The food ranged from pretty good to barely edible.

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BC
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Being healthy has never been so delicious. Can’t wait to come back.

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c
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Salad was great as well as the service! I wish they did unlimited refills on the drinks!! They are super yummy!

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JH
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress was amazing!!

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DY
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

I have been to this location multiple times, the food is usually quite good. However in this instance the Pad Thai was bland and without flavor. Definitely will give them another try but hoping quality is not slipping.

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OT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing and loved it is based on the wild diet!

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