True Food Kitchen - Austin

4.8
1548 Reviews
$30 and under
American
True Food Kitchen in Austin is now reopen with dine-in service. As we carefully and conservatively re-open our restaurant, we continue to honor our commitment to the health and safety of our guests and staff. Our dining room and patio will look different as we’ve made critical adjustments to accommodate for social distancing, enhanced standards and safety measures. 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
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1548 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! Mainly outdoors :) service was fast and ambiance was lovely.

True Food Kitchen - Austin
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for making a reservation with us! It's great to hear everything went smoothly and you thoroughly enjoyed your experience. Please join us for another meal soon!

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vipSenatorSquirrel
Kansas City
7 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Tamara was amazing!

True Food Kitchen - Austin
Responded a day ago

Awesome! Thanks so much for letting us know, I will make sure to show her this review tonight- it will make her day!

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SolW
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Ambiánce was great. Place felt modern swank upper class with a downtempo twist. Good table sizing. Good lighting.
Music well leveled.

Food was good, the butternut squash was fantastic’ ! One of my apps tasted imbalanced but still good, overall presentation on point. Texture was there.

Server was knowledgeable and excellent, Lilly was very attentive and laid back :)

Will go again .

True Food Kitchen - Austin
Responded 5 days ago

Your recommendation and patronage are truly valued by our team. Please let us assure you that the pleasure of serving you is all ours, and we're honored that you hold such a high opinion of our location. We hope to continue creating delicious meals for you to enjoy for many more years to come!

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DiDiL
Austin
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service, food, and ambiance was perfect. It was my friend’s birthday, and we were treated extra special. Julia was an awesome server.

True Food Kitchen - Austin
Responded on November 22, 2020

Thanks for choosing us for your friend's birthday! We are always delighted to know we could make a special occasion that much more special, by offering nothing short of great food, excellent service, and memories that will last a lifetime. Please be sure to gather up your crew, and come back again soon!

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vipKimS
Naples
111 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

True Food Kitchen - Austin
Responded on November 17, 2020

Your high praise of the helpful, smiling service you've received has made our day. We'll be ready to offer more at your next visit!

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JillF
Austin
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is wondeful, love the location and really safe for social distancing.

True Food Kitchen - Austin
Responded on November 16, 2020

Hi there! It's great to know you found every aspect of our restaurant to be clean, comfortable, and inviting. Ensuring your complete comfort is very important to us, as we want to see you back again soon!

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Crystal
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating engagement anniversary

True Food Kitchen - Austin
Responded on November 15, 2020

Glad you had a great time celebrating! Thank you for choosing us for your special occasion!

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vipHelenW
Austin
12 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The online menu and ordering system is very confusing. We managed but our server was very sweet and offered to help.

True Food Kitchen - Austin
Responded on November 15, 2020

I am so glad the server offered help for our new OnDemand system. Just so you know for the future, you are always welcome to order through your server as well and not use the OnDemand. We want the experience to be as easy as possible for you, however that may be!

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vipBootatx
Austin
32 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience2

Sat for 20 mins before someone from the service staff to help us. At least get us a damn drink.

Our server was horrible. We watched other staff smile, greet and serve their customers. Our waitress couldn’t be less attentive. Very disappointed and her tip reflected it, along with a note as to why.

I enjoy the fresh food here and will most likely come back. Next time tho it will be the the Domain location.

True Food Kitchen - Austin
Responded on November 10, 2020

I apologize for the other evening. You should not have waited for 20 minutes for a server to approach your table. I was able to find your check so I can follow up with that server & also being more friendly, even though we are wearing masks and its hard to see a smile, it definitely should be reflected in the tone of her voice and her eyes. If you do come back to our location, please ask for me, I would love to stop by and make sure its better experience for you. -Vanessa Johnson

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vipKatherineL
Austin
27 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I realize that many restaurants have to peel back during covid, the menu today at TrueFood certainly reflects that. However the choices left on the menu are not diverse and don't reflect some of their best items. Sadly there really weren't many items I was interested in. But I was especially disappointed with the wine and bar selection. As these are not items that have a short shelf life, I was surprised to see one brand each of gin and bourbon (and not a great brand), out of vermouth, and inability to make pretty much any standard cocktail that wasn't on their short menu. The food itself was fine, but not as good as I remembered it. The turkey burger was sorely lacking salt, and therefore flavor. But our server was excellent - very attentive and did a great job.

True Food Kitchen - Austin
Responded on November 10, 2020

Hi Katherine, Thanks for letting us know of your disappointing experience the other day. I followed up with our bar manager & we actually just got vermouth in yesterday due to requests for it. He wanted me to make sure you knew that we have a special makers mark that was bottled exclusively for TFK as well. I also followed up with the chef about the turkey burger so he knew that he needed a bit more seasoning, so thanks for letting us know. Hope to see you back in soon!

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vipJosephG
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent, great menu. Would definitely go again when in Austin

True Food Kitchen - Austin
Responded on November 8, 2020

No matter what you get here, we're glad you always enjoy it! Fresh ingredients help us to create only the best food around and your comments help us keep up the great work. Thank You.

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vipDisappointed
Austin
31 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect neighborhood dining with healthy food that tastes delicious

True Food Kitchen - Austin
Responded on November 8, 2020

Your review has made our day, so we truly appreciate you taking the time to share your glowing feedback. Our team is grateful for your loyalty, and we're thrilled to read that our delicious food has kept you coming back for more.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

All of the dishes were delicious but the cauliflower was definitely a favorite for everyone.

True Food Kitchen - Austin
Responded on November 8, 2020

The cauliflower is my favorite also! I am so glad you hear your party enjoyed it! Thanks for the kind words about the food, we appreciate it more than you know!

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StephanieP
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat outside on the patio. Service and food were great, as always!

True Food Kitchen - Austin
Responded on November 8, 2020

Your high praise of the helpful, smiling service you've received has made our day. We'll be ready to offer more at your next visit!

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RandyH
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We usually go on Saturday for lunch after taking our dog around Town Lake. We eat outside on the deck where we can enjoy the people watching and fall air. Food and service are always excellent. The bloody mary wasn't bad either.

True Food Kitchen - Austin
Responded on November 8, 2020

Thanks for the 5 stars Randy! I agree its a great place to come get a great meal after a stroll around the lake! If you like the bloody mary, you should try one of the skinny margaritas next time. Its all fresh juiced and amazing!

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MirkoB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service is very nice and great food, many vegan options

True Food Kitchen - Austin
Responded on November 8, 2020

Thank you for visiting True Food Kitchen Austin, TX (Seaholm)! We're happy you received top-notch service, and encourage you to return for another fun dining experience in the future.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
10 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience3

Probably the worst food experience I’ve had there. My cocktail, an Old Fashioned, was terrible and had to be sent back. Our appetizer was undercooked...twice! The Kale we ordered was not seasoned at all. I felt bad for the waitress having to return as many items as she did. The food is usually pretty good, but just awful this trip.

True Food Kitchen - Austin
Responded on November 8, 2020

I am so sorry we did not meet your expectations on your last visit in. If you are comfortable, I would love to speak to you about your experience and where we dropped the ball exactly so we know what we need to do to not have that happen again. Please feel free to give me a call here at the restaurant, I would love to chat about how we can improve for the future. -Vanessa Johnson Restaurant Manager

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AustinLaGrace
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a “girls night out” for me, my 13yr old daughter and her friend and TFK did not disappoint! The amazing table outside where we could see all the dogs and kids playing in the courtyard while the sunset was “so Instagram-worthy” for these teens who couldn’t stop taking pics, except when the food came. Wow! They loved their turkey/avocado wraps and brussel sprouts while I devoured my shrimp tacos...but what made the experience exceptional was our server (I wish I remembered her name!). Right off the bat, the way she chatted with the girls, making them feel special and important, was so validating they wanted to try anything she recommended. Loved her! Love TFK! 5 stars! Will definitely be back!

True Food Kitchen - Austin
Responded on October 27, 2020

Thank you so much for the kind words! We look forward to serving you again soon! Joe Barriga General Manager

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willh
Austin
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lengthening my review.

True Food Kitchen - Austin
Responded on October 31, 2020

Thanks for the 4 stars Will! Hopefully you are able to make it back in soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great lunch!! We were there for my friends bday! Very clean!

True Food Kitchen - Austin
Responded on October 31, 2020

Thanks so much for the 5 stars! We appreciate the kind words and hope your friend enjoyed their birthday!

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vipMarkW
San Antonio
41 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience4

It always lessens your meal experience to be told as you check in on time for your reservation that you have a time limit and your table is reserved for another party in 1 & 1/2 hours so be finished by then. Not sure how management could institute such a policy that immediately makes the diner uncomfortable. Sad.

True Food Kitchen - Austin
Responded on October 21, 2020

Mark, Thank you for letting us know about your experience last Saturday. Giving guests a time limit when checking in for a reservation is absolutely not something we allow and we have followed up with that particular hostess so she knows the standards moving forward. I sincerely apologize for that as its not a good way to start a dining experience at all. I hope you give us another chance to show you that is not how we treat our guests.

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Vernon
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

I've eaten at TFK before, and my experience at the Austin location was OK. There is social distancing in place and my party had to be split between two tables that were spaced apart. I had a temporary dietary restriction, and so I didn't get what I really wanted from the menu. I'll visit again to give this place another shot.

True Food Kitchen - Austin
Responded on October 21, 2020

Hi Vernon, Thanks for noticing our social distancing we have in place as we are being extremely careful with our guests and not moving tables due to distances set between everything. That is why we had to split your party between 2 tables and we appreciate your understanding. Hopefully next time you are in you are able to get what you want from the menu!

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janao
Austin
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

True foods has always been one of my favorite restaurants. I have eaten at numerous around the States. This was not a great experience. Service in Austin is generally horrible, but True Foods had always been above average. Not this time. The brussel sprouts were undercooked and had so much sugar there's no way it only contained the calorie count listed. Sent back- and the new ones didn't come out until we were finished. No one collected our dirty plates... it was just disappointing all the way around.

True Food Kitchen - Austin
Responded on October 21, 2020

Hi Jana, I am so sorry to hear about your disappointing experience this past week. I followed up with the chef regarding the brussels so he can make sure it is being cooked enough. As far as the server not collecting your plates, that is unacceptable and I followed up with her as well as that is definitely not our standard to leave the plates on the table. I would love to say hello next time you are in and make sure its a much better experience, please make sure to ask for me. Vanessa Johnson

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vipFS13
Atlanta
20 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Incredible service. Really good food. Would make it a regular place if price of meals were slightly better. Would go back again though.

True Food Kitchen - Austin
Responded on October 16, 2020

The fact that you chose us for your reservation means the world to our team. Thank you for being our guest and ' thanks' also for your 5-star feedback!

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vipMikeK
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and safe

True Food Kitchen - Austin
Responded on October 14, 2020

Thanks Mike, we appreciate your kind words. Hope to see you back in soon!

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vipHopingforBetter
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience3

This was our second time at True Food Kitchen and this time it wasn't what we were hoping. It took 20 minutes to come to our table and then when someone did he made it sound like he was doing us a BIG favor. I also didn't think the value was there this time. The portions for the shrimp tacos for $18 dollars didn't seem fair. I think overall they were under staffed for a Sunday brunch, which was disappointing.

True Food Kitchen - Austin
Responded on October 14, 2020

I truly apologize for your less than pleasant experience this past week. It sounds like we definitely dropped the ball on your recent experience, and we don't want that to be what you remember as we pride ourselves on giving great service that stands out. I would love to hear more details about it so I know how to correct it, so if you are comfortable calling me at the restaurant, I would appreciate it. Thanks so much, Vanessa Johnson

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LaurenC
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience1

Was very disappointed with our True Food visit this time. It felt super unorganized and did not feel like they cared about us. I will definitely be back, but was disappointed in this visit.

True Food Kitchen - Austin
Responded on October 14, 2020

Lauren, I apologize for missing the mark on your recent trip in. The fact that you and your family are not 100% satisfied means that we fell short of our goals and we are sorry to read of this. Please help us make sure we meet our goal of complete guest satisfaction in the future, by reaching out to provide some more details so I can make sure to correct it all. Please give me a call here at the restaurant, I would love to hear from you. Thanks, Vanessa Johnson

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vipTobiT
Austin
11 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service & healthy food that tastes delicious!

Savanna is the best server! Efficient service, fun & interactive! Great personality!

True Food Kitchen - Austin
Responded on October 13, 2020

Thank you for visiting True Food Kitchen Austin, TX (Seaholm)! We're happy you received top-notch service, and encourage you to return for another fun dining experience in the future.

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JanaB
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed the Brussels sprouts as a starter. My companion had the ancient grains bowl and said it was excellent. I had the lasagne which had a very flavorful sauce. We were instructed to move the little plant on the table to the side if we wanted something so that was an easy way to catch the waites attention. Sat outside which was great except when loud trains went by. Overall very enjoyable!

True Food Kitchen - Austin
Responded on October 11, 2020

You are appreciated by everyone here! Thank you for making a reservation and for taking some time to say that you appreciated our process for ensuring your experience to be absolutely perfect. Please join us again soon!

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vipMarianW
Austin
7 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and exceptional service!

True Food Kitchen - Austin
Responded on October 11, 2020

Treating our guests like family is simply what we do here, as we are honored to have you as a guest, and we want to make that clear. Thanks for visiting and please come back again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I was running late for my reservation and was able to be seated right away. Tables were spaced out nicely for physical distancing. Staff all wore their masks correctly. Food was delicious and would definitely come back to try more options. My food was missing an add-on salmon, which wasn’t a big deal for me, I just did not want to have to pay for the salmon at the end. The manager came over to my table to make it right by waiving that entire dish. Way too generous of them!

True Food Kitchen - Austin
Responded on October 14, 2020

Hi there! It's great to know you found every aspect of our restaurant to be clean, comfortable, and inviting. Ensuring your complete comfort is very important to us, as we want to see you back again soon!

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Annie
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience2

I really appreciate True Food's menu selections, but they need to tune it up.
My sweet potatoes were not well cooked, my cauliflour polenta had too much oil.

Although the restaurant was not full, it was VERY noisy. I would return after lowering my expectations a bit. I just don't like a noisy dinner.

True Food Kitchen - Austin
Responded on October 7, 2020

Hi Annie, I am so sorry your experience this last time was less than favorable. I have spoken to the chef about these couple of things and where we missed the mark so he can make sure to keep a better eye on both in the future. I appreciate you letting us know. I will also make mention to our beverage director on the beer on tap. Thanks so much!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our host was delightful and our food was yummy and we wished to sit outside and could not and inside has its own charms

True Food Kitchen - Austin
Responded on October 7, 2020

Treating our guests like family is simply what we do here, as we are honored to have you as a guest, and we want to make that clear. Thanks for visiting and please come back again soon!

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BRADV
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

I rarely venture downtown, but this was fairly convenient with parking onsite, etc. Food and service were both very good.

True Food Kitchen - Austin
Responded on October 1, 2020

Thank you for your kind words about True Food Kitchen Austin, TX (Seaholm). It is always a great pleasure to hear about new customers like yourself discovering us. We are committed to providing unique quality and flavors that you will enjoy and hopefully keep you coming back. We look forward to serving you again soon. Gratefully, True Food Kitchen Austin, TX (Seaholm)

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vipLeeS
Austin
56 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

They doing the best they can do for the pandemic and we are glad they are open.

True Food Kitchen - Austin
Responded on September 29, 2020

Hi Lee, I am really sorry you feel that we don't want to be open. We definitely want to be open and welcoming guests into the restaurant. I would love to hear if there was a specific instance that made you feel that way, I would love to hear about it so we can correct it. Please feel free to contact me here at the restaurant so we can chat. Thank you, Vanessa Johnson

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JoeP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Food was disgusting. I've been to the True Foods in LA many times and have enjoyed it every time, but every single dish we ordered at this location fell short.

True Food Kitchen - Austin
Responded on September 24, 2020

Thanks for the feedback Joe, we really appreciate it and I have already spoken to our chefs on where we missed the mark. I am glad we got a chance to speak on the phone and I look forward to hearing how your next experience is when you return. Thank you again for letting us know.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good time and good food

True Food Kitchen - Austin
Responded on September 23, 2020

Thanks for coming in! So glad you had a great time!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Slight disappointment when we topped a bowl with chicken, but the chicken was forgotten and brought out afterwards with a side of teriyaki sauce. The same thing happened to the table next to us, but they were offered a free dessert. We were not.

True Food Kitchen - Austin
Responded on September 23, 2020

I am sorry to hear that we initially forgot your chicken. I am thinking maybe the table next to you had a birthday/anniversary and that is why they were offered a complimentary dessert? I hope you enjoyed your meal though and your bowl was as good as you hoped once we got the chicken out to you! Thanks for the feedback, I will definitely follow up with the kitchen to make sure orders are accurate before they go out.

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was really wonderful! We’re just not used to Austin prices!

True Food Kitchen - Austin
Responded on September 21, 2020

Thank you for your wonderful feedback about the food! Knowing we were able to fit in perfectly with your plans for the day, makes us very pleased.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious as always and we appreciated the lengths you have gone to to keep everyone safe. Love this restaurant!

True Food Kitchen - Austin
Responded on September 20, 2020

Thank you for your kind words! We are trying to go above and beyond to make sure everyone feels comfortable, we appreciate that you noticed! Thanks again!

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FAQs

True Food Kitchen - Austin offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (512) 777-2430.

True Food Kitchen - Austin is rated 4.8 stars by 1548 OpenTable diners.

True Food Kitchen - Austin 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.