True Food Kitchen - Austin

4.7
1576 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 1576 people are saying
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AustinD
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Really terrible experience. Almost comical how bad it was. The food was dry and void of any meaningful flavor, and service was like traffic on the 35.

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BNT123
Austin
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The edamame guac and the cauliflower were great appetizers.

The pizza would have been great but it came out a cold.

The Spaghetti Squash casserole was lacking even though I added shrimp
The polenta was as well.

It may just be the current menu. I ate here quite awhile ago and loved it. Everything I had gotten on the menu was delicious. This about 2 years ago though.

True Food Kitchen - Austin
Responded 4 days ago

We're sorry to learn that you weren't impressed and we hope you'll consider returning to enjoy the great service we pride ourselves on offering. It's a disappointment to learn that your food was so 'lackluster' and we truly apologize for that. Thank you for your candid feedback, as we want to make sure that we are improving.

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food3service3ambience3

Delicious food. Covid conscience.

True Food Kitchen - Austin
Responded on February 8, 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
Oklahoma City
2 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was very beautiful and I loved the avacodo appetizer

True Food Kitchen - Austin
Responded on February 13, 2021

Thank you for your compliment. We take pride knowing that our ingredients are always fresh and are happy you noticed! Hope to see you in again soon.

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AmyN
Austin
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Our drinks were fabulous and our meals were sub par. My salmon came out cold. When it was replaced the new piece came out dry. After a few bites I decided not to finish my meal.

True Food Kitchen - Austin
Responded on February 8, 2021

Amy, I am so incredibly sorry we dropped the ball with your salmon on the recent visit. Your food should never be cold or dry, so I truly apologize for that. I am going to follow up with the chef so he can make sure that everyone on that station is aware of temperatures and also the quality of the salmon being sent out so this won't happen again. Thank you for your feedback!

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SeanM
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy meals here and it's right downtown which makes it super convenient!

True Food Kitchen - Austin
Responded on February 8, 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.

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vipjonathang
Naples
3 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was good and outside dining felt safe. Good overall experience.

True Food Kitchen - Austin
Responded on February 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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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
14 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at True Foods. Found everything about it was very good. The welcome, service staff, food and ambiance are all wonderful. It was spacious and relaxed. When we got there at 7:45 every other table was full. So great to see people out enjoying each other’s company over delicious food.

True Food Kitchen - Austin
Responded on February 8, 2021

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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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So perfect

True Food Kitchen - Austin
Responded on February 8, 2021

Thank you for your review! We are so happy you enjoyed your experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Birthday celebration. Food was great.

True Food Kitchen - Austin
Responded on February 8, 2021

So happy to hear you enjoyed everything! Thank you for including us in your birthday celebration!

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KristinS
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

True Food Kitchen is soooo good. Everything we ordered was phenomenal, and the service was great. I love this place!

True Food Kitchen - Austin
Responded on February 8, 2021

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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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was amazing and so friendly! He was very knowledgeable about the menu and checked on us, but not overboard. The food was absolutely delicious. We had the Brussel sprouts and the cauliflower for appetizers, amazing! I had the grilled chicken Parmesan with winter vegetables and I’m still thinking about it. And we tried the squash pie, and highly recommend it!

True Food Kitchen - Austin
Responded on January 31, 2021

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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vipAngelicaL
San Antonio
5 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Roasted Cauliflower.....what more could I say?!

True Food Kitchen - Austin
Responded on January 18, 2021

The roasted cauliflower is one of my favorites also! Next time you are in, make sure to try the roasted brussels. They are amazing also, although nothing compares to the cauliflower!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Overall good experience. The ordering off the app killed it for us. Drinks are almost impossible to order and our waitress wasn’t well versed in what they had and didn’t. Also everything came very slow like water and drinks. Food was good but maybe just not the best place to go for a special occasion but a regular place out

True Food Kitchen - Austin
Responded on January 18, 2021

I sincerely apologize that you did not enjoy the OnDemand ordering. Please know that you are always welcome to order through your server like a traditional dining experience. We want every experience to be as comfortable as possible for our guests so we welcome any feedback to help make it that way. Please feel free to reach out to me at the restaurant if you would like. Thanks, Vanessa Johnson Restaurant Manager

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it!! From the location, to the food, and the server .. it was all awesome. Went for my sister in laws birthday.
they have a unique little spin to their food but it was all delicious. vegan-vegetarian- and for the meat eaters.
A win for all 😊

True Food Kitchen - Austin
Responded on January 18, 2021

Thanks for choosing us for your family's event! 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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RickS
Nashville
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always a good experience.

True Food Kitchen - Austin
Responded on January 11, 2021

Thanks for your kind words, we appreciate it! If you have any feedback in the future to make your next experience a great one, we would love to hear it!

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MyloCasanova
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Any and every time I’ve been to True Food Kitchen in downtown Austin, I’ve had superb service. Absolutely one of my most favorite places to be.

True Food Kitchen - Austin
Responded on January 11, 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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OpenTable Diner
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always have a great experience at Tru. Lucky to snag a table outside on a nice evening.

True Food Kitchen - Austin
Responded on January 18, 2021

Thanks for the kind words! The patio is one of my favorite spots also, especially now with our stand up heaters! So happy you always have a great experience, we appreciate you letting us know!

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

somewhat pretentious foodie spot. could use a bit more seasoning in generak, but overall i enjoyed the experience. service was outstanding, i would absokutely return.

True Food Kitchen - Austin
Responded on January 7, 2021

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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rwilson
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall3food1service4ambience2

The food at this place is consistently awful.

True Food Kitchen - Austin
Responded on January 7, 2021

I am very sorry to hear that you consistently have an experience that does not live up to your expectations. I would like to hear about what went wrong on your most recent visit if you would not mind reaching out to me here at the restaurant, I would really appreciate it. This way we can fix the issues moving forward. Thank you, Vanessa Johnson Restaurant Manager

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great healthy food and craft cocktails. Relaxing and casual with great food.

True Food Kitchen - Austin
Responded on January 7, 2021

We love having you here! It's awesome that you're a fan of all the tasty options on our menu and the next time you need a quick, delicious meal, we'll be here for you! Thank You!

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vipDisappointed
Austin
34 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant has so many great things to offer
Healthy options are all delicious
Great drinks too

True Food Kitchen - Austin
Responded on January 2, 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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

It’s time to find sources to get back to the full menu

True Food Kitchen - Austin
Responded on January 2, 2021

I'm sorry we still have not put what you are looking for back on our menu. We are adding some new items on 1/6 and unfortunately some items that were previously on the menu are not coming back until possibly our spring menu. Our new items debuting next week are awesome though and I hope you find a new favorite!

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CynthiaF
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious! Great service!!! Try the avocado toast with egg on top and the pancake special.

True Food Kitchen - Austin
Responded on January 7, 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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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Whenever I go to Austin, True Foods is a “must” for me. I was lucky enough to go twice. Love the flavors and it’s always hard for me to decide what to order. Come to Henderson, NV PLEASE!!!!

True Food Kitchen - Austin
Responded on December 16, 2020

I love hearing how much you enjoy TFK and that its a struggle for you to decide what to order because its all so good! Thank you for that! Just so you know, there is a location at the Forum Shops in Vegas and also a location in Summerlin at the Downtown Summerlin shopping area. Hope that helps!

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DisneyES
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Tasty and very impressed how vegetables can be seasoned and complemented together and be healthy. Will be coming back soon!

True Food Kitchen - Austin
Responded on December 16, 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. 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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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Food was Luke warm. Very disapponting

True Food Kitchen - Austin
Responded on December 6, 2020

We are sincerely sorry to learn that your order was served lukewarm. Our team will work hard to make sure that this never happens again and we appreciate your sharing your experience with us. Thank you for making us aware of this concern.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

True Food Kitchen - Austin
Responded on November 26, 2020

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 on November 29, 2020

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 on November 26, 2020

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
113 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
34 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
10 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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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 4.7 stars by 1576 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.