True Food Kitchen - Austin

4.6
1676 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 1676 people are saying
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4.4
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Renee
Austin
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I know the food service industry is having a tough time with having enough staff . We were very patient but the wait for our food took very long. Food came our cold, sweet potatoes were not cooked as usual
We do eat here a lot and know it must have just been a rough day for staff.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Service and food were terrible. This place used to be good and now it horrible! Sweet potato mash was hard and undercooked, pizza tasted like a frozen pizza with bad sauce.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Food was terrible yesterday. I have found that TF has been a hit or miss these days.

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vipEverybodyLovesJames
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It’s basic, and nothing special. The prices are higher then they should be. It’s like a healthy Cheese Cake Factory.

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vipMimi
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing first visit. Menu was such a treat

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food is way over priced for the quality of the food. $22 for poke?? $19 for 2 tacos, really?!

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Enjoyed a quick brunch meal with my wife and daughter. Fresh and tasty!

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LaceyE
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Food was just average. It was a little loud and chaotic inside. I do like that they have healthy options, but I could make better food at home for soo much cheaper.

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Jihyun
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I liked the vibe around the place. Good to have a healthy food after walking around the bridge and river.
But the server didn’t wear a mask.

The server gave me a parking validation coupon but it didn’t work saying already used... I had to pay about $9 :(

True Food Kitchen - Austin
Responded on June 13, 2021

Hi Jihyun, Thanks for your feedback. I am glad you hear you enjoyed your meal recently on your visit, but I am sorry the validation did not work. I am happy to get you in contact with the garage who gave us those validations so we can get this squared away for you and taken care of! As far as the mask goes, we are following CDC guidelines for vaccinated people, so if your server did not have a mask on, they are fully vaccinated. Thank you, Vanessa Johnson

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MaryJane
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

This used to be one of my favorite restaurants in town. Not anymore. The food was mediocre and the ambiance busy and harried, not a good combination for a nice dining experience. The saving grace was our server Skylar! Kudos to her.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pretty much everything everyone got was great! Nothing beats fresh produce! I have dietary restrictions. The server was attentive and brought out one of the chefs to help me chose what to eat and let me know how they could morphe the recipe! The cocktails were yummy! We ordered "The Monarch" described by the waiter as an "experience"! And it was! you have purple gin in a smaller shot glass that you pour into the drink. It sits on top of the tonic until you stir it in with the rosemary sprig! Fun dining!

True Food Kitchen - Austin
Responded 4 days ago

We wanted to respond to your recent review, especially where you recall how impressed you were with the service you received from your server and chef and the selection of choices on our menu. Given our notable degree of menu items we take pride in our server's commitment to "own" the menu. If you remember our server's name, please email me as I would love to pass your compliment on to him....just as you have to others....and thank you for doing so!

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AnneK
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food was great, server Lori was great. Music is too loud in restroom. That's all I got as a negative.

True Food Kitchen - Austin
Responded on June 13, 2021

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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KIMBER
Amarillo
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Sitting outside felt COVID safe and the food is consistently good at True Food Austin!

True Food Kitchen - Austin
Responded on June 13, 2021

We strive to offer our guests the best, so we're happy that you appreciate our quality ingredients and plate construction. Thanks for offering your praise, and for choosing True Food Kitchen Austin, TX (Seaholm)!

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
4 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Healthy & delicious!

True Food Kitchen - Austin
Responded on June 13, 2021

Thank you so much for your kind words! We hope to see you back in again soon!

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JanetR
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here is always delicious. It was my first time back since the pandemic and I was sad to see a couple of my favorite menu items gone (the large crudité appetizer and the curry entrée).

True Food Kitchen - Austin
Responded on June 13, 2021

We appreciate your repeat choice in us, as visiting with our guests, while serving them nothing short of outstanding flavors, is what we live for! Please know how important your business is to every member of our team, and we will be looking forward to seeing you again soon. We are switching to our summer menu on June 23rd and it has lots of new, tasty items I know you will enjoy!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Our visit was wonderful as always. My partner and I were celebrating an anniversary and craving some healthy vegan food so we got the creamy tomato soup (seasonal!) and ancient grains bowl split two ways. Quality of food is great, service was pretty good (a little slow) and the flavor profiles have depth to them! My only critiques would be that we wished there were more vegan options (especially in entrees) and that the menu items are often overpriced — especially our $9 kale and ginger juice and $4 extra dollars for 6 cubes of tofu??

True Food Kitchen - Austin
Responded on June 13, 2021

We appreciate all our customers...and it is comments like yours, from people that keep coming back, that keep us going. We strive to provide special tastes that will stand out and hopefully make True Food Kitchen Austin, TX (Seaholm) one of your favorites. Thank you for your remarks. Gratefully, True Food Kitchen Austin, TX (Seaholm)

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Julia
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, seasonal and vegan options, a lot of veggies, great pizza, lasagna and tacos. Friendly and helpful staff, modern and cozy interior design. Easy to go with kids or for a date or for a get-together with friends. Will return

True Food Kitchen - Austin
Responded on June 8, 2021

Thank you for your glowing review! Our team makes every effort to provide the kind service and amazing food that you have come to expect from our location, and your recognition of our hard work means the world to us. Thanks again, and we'll see you next time!

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olivial
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waitress was so patient with our big group! The food also came out faster than expected, and the overall dining experience was great!

True Food Kitchen - Austin
Responded on June 8, 2021

To know we served you in such an expedient and friendly manner makes us very proud. Thank you for your delightful compliments!

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DotV
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food. Service impeccable! Our new best breakfast place!

True Food Kitchen - Austin
Responded on June 8, 2021

Your high praise is very much appreciated! It's an honor to know that you've found our location to be the best, and we're grateful that you took a moment to recognize our team members for all their outstanding work. See you again soon!

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Cricket3
Louisville
10 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, fresh fantastic food and great professional service at True Food!

True Food Kitchen - Austin
Responded on June 8, 2021

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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CourtneyD
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Fast service and good food as always!
Just seems the kitchen area etc. was a bit noisy.

True Food Kitchen - Austin
Responded on June 8, 2021

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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LindseyJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great place fresh food and kid friendly

True Food Kitchen - Austin
Responded on June 2, 2021

Thank you Lindsey, we appreciate your review! Hope you are able to visit us again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you!!!

True Food Kitchen - Austin
Responded on June 2, 2021

Thank you for the 5 star review, we appreciate it very much!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience4

Food was good but our server was never anywhere to be found and getting a drink took ages every time.

True Food Kitchen - Austin
Responded on June 2, 2021

I am so sorry for the lackluster experience you had recently when in. I would love to get some more details from you so we can fix this issue moving forward. If you are comfortable doing so, please reach out to me here at the restaurant so we can chat. Thank you, Vanessa Johnson

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vipopentableVIPdiner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Very bad service. Servers aren’t paying attention. Talking to themselves. Food very salty.

True Food Kitchen - Austin
Responded on June 2, 2021

Thank you for your patronage. We have read your comments regarding our service. Please know that we work tirelessly, as our business depends upon it, to deliver great food in a time efficient manner. We will address your issue with our staff and hope you will give us another chance to show what you experienced was an anomaly. Thank you.

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OmakasYAY
Austin
7 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience3

This was a birthday dinner with my family and it was an ideal way to wrap up a birthday weekend. TFK never fails to deliver fresh, well made, and thoughtful dishes that cater to all dietary needs/preferences. Thanks for the great memories!

True Food Kitchen - Austin
Responded on May 30, 2021

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. We take great pride in creating unique flavors that stand out, and it is a delight to know that you enjoy everything we have to offer. Thank you!

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CarissaS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My trips to Austin are never complete without visiting True Food. My daughter has graduated from UT and it was fitting that we have Sunday brunch there before I flew home. The selection and quality are always excellent and they have handled the pandemic restrictions well. I’m not sure when I’ll be back next, but I definitely plan on having a meal there when I do.

True Food Kitchen - Austin
Responded on June 2, 2021

Thanks Carissa for this awesome review! Please tell your daughter congratulations on her graduation, that is an amazing accomplishment! Thank you for always coming in and visiting us, we appreciate it so much!

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Went for a birthday brunch and it was so good and didn’t make me feel too full so I could carry on with my day:)

True Food Kitchen - Austin
Responded on May 30, 2021

Thanks for choosing us for your 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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Rico
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Wish they enforced masks like the sign says but overall great experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good not bad good pretty good not bad

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TLH3
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

True Foods offers food that fuels our bodies. It’s great to have an option for a healthy dining out option. The team seemed to be conscious of keeping things clean and safe in the pandemic.

True Food Kitchen - Austin
Responded on May 22, 2021

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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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waitress made great suggestions and the outside area was very pleasant, even in the rain.

True Food Kitchen - Austin
Responded on May 30, 2021

Thanks for the great review! We definitely like the staff to suggest items to help make it a great experience, so I am so happy you enjoyed everything!

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KimB
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

All the staff were friendly, and the food is really delicious. The ambience is kind of lively and fun. The staff were gracious about moving us from the patio indoors because it was a bit hot when we were there. For apps, we had the edamame dumplings, which were light and deliciou,s and the hummus was presented well. For an entree, I had the lasagna and my date had steak tacos, which we were both happy with. There was a lull in the service when we were without food or drinks for 20 minutes but overall our service was great. Also the chocolate cake was delish and the gin drink is fun and interactive. Definitely recommend!

True Food Kitchen - Austin
Responded on May 22, 2021

Here at True Food Kitchen Austin, TX (Seaholm), our team has worked hard to perfect the ingredients on each item we serve, so it's our hope that our guests fully enjoy the flavor, quality, and options we offer. We appreciate your feedback, as hearing from our guests helps us to continually grow and improve, and we sincerely hope that you will be back in the future.

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vipSoniaM
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience during our late lunch at True Food Kitchen. The food was very tasty and the service was amazing.

True Food Kitchen - Austin
Responded on May 22, 2021

Thank you so much for your kind words about your recent visit! I am so happy to hear you enjoyed everything, hopefully you can make it back in again soon.

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JayF
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tasty food but also healthy - a very good mix. Good service and ambience.

True Food Kitchen - Austin
Responded on May 17, 2021

Thank you Jay for the 5 stars, we appreciate it!

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place

True Food Kitchen - Austin
Responded on May 23, 2021

Thank you so much for the 5 star review, we appreciate you!

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SarahM
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food here is phenomenal. Healthy, inventive, and most importantly, TASTEY. I love coming here for delicious food and a pleasant atmosphere. It's spacious and open, in a fun area of Austin close to everything, and always feels like a special, fancy experience despite the accessible pricepoint. It's also great for people that have different dietary needs - they're accustomed to altering dishes to fit come diets, and all waitstaff is highly knowledgeable about the ingredients in each dish and alterations available.
Highly recommend.

True Food Kitchen - Austin
Responded on May 17, 2021

Our team takes food allergies and dietary restrictions seriously and we're delighted that you always receive wonderful service, with your orders correct. Your glowing feedback is appreciated and we look forward to seeing you again soon!

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EricksonB
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience3

tortillas were served cold and so broke apart when I was trying to eat my taco.

True Food Kitchen - Austin
Responded on May 15, 2021

I apologize your recent visit was not up to par lately. I 100% understand how frustrating it is when your taco "shell" breaks and everything falls out! I have showed your review to the chef so they know for the future and this issue can be corrected. Thanks for letting us know, we appreciate it!

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BonnieH
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here is so fresh! The veggies were perfectly prepared, and the chicken was just right!

True Food Kitchen - Austin
Responded on May 15, 2021

Thank you so much Bonnie! We appreciate the 5 stars and your patronage!

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

We were seated inside, it was so loud it was hard to hear what anyone was saying. It’s a decently casual eatery with lots of alternative food options. The portion size is more than enough for all selections and taste was great.

Overall there really wasn’t a wow factor or anything that made the experience memorable aside from the alternative menu options.

True Food Kitchen - Austin
Responded on May 15, 2021

We strive to offer our guests the best, so we're happy that you appreciate our quality ingredients and plate construction. Thanks for offering your praise, and for choosing True Food Kitchen Austin, TX (Seaholm)!

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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 4.6 stars by 1676 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.