True Food Kitchen - Austin

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$30 and under
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Good Vegetarian Options
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True Food Kitchen is temporarily closed as we strive to do our part to prevent the spread of this pandemic. As things continue to unfold each day, we’ll be monitoring and adjusting our reopening plans and timeline accordingly. We look forward to welcoming new and returning guests into our dining rooms when it is once again safe to do so. Thank you for your patience and understanding during this challenging time. Stay healthy and well.

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RM
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

This restaurant felt like it was a very good concept, but has since gone stale and become very cookie cutter. It was missing the thoughtfulness of a truly good restaurant. The good was fine. I will say, as a vegetarian, it was thrilling to look at a menu and be able to eat almost everything on it.

AF
Austin
15 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Such yummy food and drinks! The lasagna bolognese was delicious and it’s a big portion but much lower in calories than traditional lasagna. Cocktails were also tasty but didn’t seem like they had much liquor in them. We’ll definitely return.

D
Austin
7 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Great food and service. Bar service speed is improving. Dumplings are delicious! Love sitting outside as no smoking is allowed so usually a pleasant atmosphere. But it's a crap shoot depending on well-behaved dogs. If there was only a way to help customers decide if their pet in particular was appropriate to be around other people and other dogs...? Any ideas? Anyone? Just one crazy barking dog ruins it for everyone. You would think that if your dog was misbehaving, you would get up and leave and get your food to go. But that is not what happens unfortunately, they need help with the decision. It will be uncomfortable, but management at True Foods needs to be quicker to step in when there is a consistently disruptive animal (or person!). 95% of the dogs were awesome and were well-behaved.

EM
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The noise level was great, except if you are outside and the trains rolls-in. It can get a bit screechy in that situation but it comes with there territory. Really great food and service.

LM
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love True Food -- always delicious - tho this last time was even better!!

TF
Austin
21 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Pancakes were good. Coffee served lukewarm. Had to flag down server for coffee refill.

OT
Austin
16 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server was great!

MC
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall4food3service2ambience4

I have been to True Food quite a few times and I feel the quality of the food is decreasing, as well as the service. Waited 40 minutes for the hamburger and ancient grains. I probably won't be coming back to this location again - pity.

True Food Kitchen - Austin
Responded on March 7, 2020

This kind of delay is absolutely not what we are about and we are sorry for the extended wait you experienced. While this is absolutely not the kind of thing we are known for, the fact that it occurred even once, means we aren't meeting our goals. Your feedback will be used as a tool for improvement and we hope you will consider giving us another chance in the future.

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S
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful food and they did great with our larger group!

M
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice place and wonderful waitstaff. Shelby was our waiter. Chicken on my salad was a bit overcooked on edges. I’ve had a burger before that should have been medium, but was well-done. Veggies turn out much better. Love the Brussels, hate the spaghetti squash casserole, a big waste of $$.

B
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time out on the patio with our dog. Our server was great and the food/drinks were top notch. We hadn't been to the downtown location and love the scene in the Seaholm district. Thank you!

MG
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were looking for a restaurant with vegan options on Yelp. Food kitchen came up as an option. We did not regret it!! Great food and wonderful staff.

AC
San Diego
19 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have been to True Food Kitchen in San Diego and now here in Austin. Food is delicious. We had the fish tacos and fig and goat cheese flatbread. Very tasty. Prompt, friendly and attentive service. Our server was Elliot, and he was the best. They are lucky to have him, very upbeat and authentic.

KS
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible healthy food. Every bite was heavenly! Knowing that it is good FOR you is such a relief too. You can't get that from many dining establishments. This is a TRUE GEM!

HB
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience3

The things that struck me were how amazing our server was. Very informative and kind.
Didn't really like the sparrows flying around and liting on the table next to ours. It was a little loud for my taste but everything else was exceptional.

PR
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good, clean and consistent food, service and atmosphere.

CE
Austin
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

True Foods can always be relied on for delicious, creative, healthy food. The setting is light, airy and very conducive to a great conversation.

R
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The service was good and everyone was very friendly. However, the food I would say was just above average and very overpriced. ..$80 For 2 people, a veggie burger, tacos and shared hummus. Not when I would have expected to pay for that kind of meal. I probably would not go back.

E
Austin
10 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

True Food never disappoints. I had friends in town for a convention-perfect place to go as it appeals to all

LX
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We never got a chance to eat. We were seated but waited a long time to put in a drink order. Waited a long time to then be served that drink order. Didn't even get water. Left.

OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Worst service and very unapologetic about their mistakes

True Food Kitchen - Austin
Responded on February 25, 2020

We are sorry to hear about your recent visit with us. We strive to offer the best service to each and every guest that comes through here, and it is disappointing to hear that we missed the mark with you. Please give us a chance to talk with you further, and hopefully, earn another chance, and give us a call at the restaurant. We look forward to an opportunity to gain your trust and satisfaction.

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MG
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Fabulous friendly engaging server. Great food and recommendations by our server. She was a delight.

OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating my daughter’s birthday with a group of 8 people. The service was great and the food was delicious. There was something on the menu for everyone of our dietary restrictions. The gluten-free pizza my husband ordered was the best I’ve ever had. I would go back there just for that - and I don’t even like gluten-free pizza.

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The menu offering Vegan options is super. Thank you.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always good quality is excellent! I know exactly what I am putting into my body. Fresh and delicious

H
Austin
15 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family get together for seven including 2 little ones.
Had made reservation and the ideal table was ready
We all noted that the generous spacing of tables meant we could relax and actually have conversations.

We definitely will be returning

MW
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Celebrated my husband's birthday at True Food Kitchen and had a great time! The atmosphere was energetic and fun - this place has a very "Austin" vibe. The service was super and very attentive, but the best part was the food! Both my husband and I have food sensitivity issues and it's so nice being able to have several "safe" and extremely delicious options to choose from! True Food Kitchen never disappoints.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Went here on Valentine’s Day. Our waiter was outstanding and the food was great. The noise level was loud, but it was also a holiday. I forgot my card and the waiter chased me down outside. Pretty cool.

MB
Philadelphia
426 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Good, healthy, casual. Especially good for vegetarians and healthy eaters.

MW
Austin
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent - our server was super friendly. My Ancient Grains with salmon was divine!

PI
Austin
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I honestly don't know if there's a restaurant that takes so much care to make a dining experience truly exceptional. From the menu, service, accommodation, preparation, presentation, great tastes, and friendly people and atmosphere, True Food Kitchen owns its niche.

AF
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Didn’t honor 15 minute reservation grace period. Marked me as no show after 10 minutes. I showed up after being stuck in traffic and they wouldn’t let me keep my reservation despite the place being empty. Ended up outside with the sun in my eyes and moved to the high top seating near the bar.

OT
Austin
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great

CG
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Shelby was great!!! He helped us thru the menu and everything he recommended was excellent!!!

OT
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We dined here as an early Valentine’s dinner. We had a 6pm reservation. We arrived early and were seated right away. The food was delicious as always and server was attentive. We love the quality of the food at True Food Kitchen and ambiance was pleasant.

SM
Chicago
32 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

True foods is a great place to go when you want to get a tasty meal but you still want to get some healthier things in your system. I had the dumplings to start (great), tomato soup (just ok), and the kale salad with shrimp (super yummy!). I also had the ginger margarita (amazing)! I wish they validated for more than 1 hr of parking. Got a 2nd round of drinks which ended up costing me, besides the drinks, another $15 for the parking!

ER
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had a great time and our waitress (Julia) and everyone was wonderful.

MT
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We love True Food! The menu choices are so great. The food is healthy and so delicious. It's a great place to meet people for lunch or dinner. I highly recommend it especially if you are trying to eat healthier!

TB
Houston
20 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Always love True Foods. Been many times. This visit the food came out of the kitchen very slow (45 min). And one order was wrong. We will be back. Hope they just had a bad day

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The crowd I went along made it fun, food was good but it’s not a big deal for the value of it. We got sat at a bar table so that’s the only part I didn’t liked would of preferred a booth or normal height table .