True Food Kitchen - Austin

4.6
1807 Reviews
$30 and under
American
True Food Kitchen in Austin is currently open with dine-in and carry-out service. As always, we will continue to prioritize the health and safety of our guests by following the guidance of the CDC and local health officials. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we navigate this new normal together.

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
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing vegan double cheeseburger. We both had this and ate the whole thing. The appetizers were great too and no complaints about the staff. Always a good experience here.

True Food Kitchen - Austin
Responded a day ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to write this kind review! I love the vegan double cheeseburger also, so I get it! If you have not tried the butternut squash pizza yet, make sure to try it on your next time in. Its an awesome vegan dish as well!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mitch took great care of us. New to Austin, first time dining. Will be back

True Food Kitchen - Austin
Responded a day ago

Thank you so much for this review! Mitchell will be so excited to see this. Hope to see you back in again soon!

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vipAustinJS
Austin
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always enjoy true food. Great healthy options. And like the non-alcoholic beverage options - that work for day and night. Seems overall quality of food and drinks has also risen since I was last there 2019

True Food Kitchen - Austin
Responded a day ago

Thank you so much Austin! I am so happy you enjoyed everything and love that you feel our quality has only increased! Thank you so much for taking the time to write this, I hope you are able to make it back in again soon!

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vipAverageJoe
Central Texas
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Too many loud dogs on patio.

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MarleneB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food was really tasty - apps: Charred Cauliflower & Herb Hummus entrees: chicken sausage lasagna, Spicy Panang curry, sea bass and turkey burger - all perfectly cooked and fresh. Drinks: Juniper Rose, Passionfruit Margarita, G&T, and a Cause-Mo - all was good. Was nice on the patio with the heaters going.

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vipDavidB
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

This was one of our favorite restaurants and we were regular patrons for several years. This past visit was a disappointment. The service was poor and the food merely average - certainly not up to the standards of the restaurant that made it one of our favorites. I’d like to chalk it up to an off-day and perhaps an inexperienced server.

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SarahC
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This was our 3rd time eating here and we have always enjoyed their food. The menu has changed since we last ate and it was a nice surprise. Great place to eat and area is fun to explore after eating. Highly recommend!

True Food Kitchen - Austin
Responded 6 days ago

Hello Sarah, Thank you for the kind review! We're always excited to roll out our new seasonal inspired menus and are glad to hear that you enjoyed it. As for the location here at Seaholm, we couldn't be happier to be part of such an energetic community always hungry for a colorful meal! Again, thank you very much and hope to see you again soon.

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Erik
Austin
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience3

The food was delicious, and the prices were fair. Our cocktails were flawless. The service, on the other hand, was sub par. We had to ask multiple times for our drink order. While I normally don’t care that much for service, if I am going to pay more for table service as opposed to ordering from a counter, it needs to be better than what we experienced.

True Food Kitchen - Austin
Responded 6 days ago

Tommy thank you very much for the feedback! We at True pride ourselves in assuring that our guest enjoy every aspect of their visit, and I understand we didn't hit the mark this time around. Our team and I are always pushing ourselves to improve your dining experience, and I'll be sure touch on the points necessary for your next visit to be the best.

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vipAllen
Austin
28 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time at the this restaurant but would return. My spouse who is lactose intolerant found the menu to excellent. The food was well presented and our waitress was very good.

True Food Kitchen - Austin
Responded on November 16, 2021

Thank you so much Allen! We appreciate you taking the time to write this review. One of the things we pride ourselves on is being able to accommodate all sorts of diets, allergies, sensitives, etc. Thank you again!

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SusanM
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter, Mitchell was extraordinary. He steered us to the best dishes. We celebrated my birthday and thoroughly enjoyed the chocolate flourless cake. It was fabulous. The sea bass, and Brussel sprouts were great. My cocktail was a delicious combination of bourbon,, Chai, pressed apple and lemon. Thanks for a spectacular birthday dinner.

True Food Kitchen - Austin
Responded on November 16, 2021

Susan, I am so happy to hear you had a great experience when you were in recently! Mitchell is a great server who receives so many compliments and it means so much to him. I know he will be so happy to see this one as well. We appreciate you taking the time to write this review. Thank you and happy belated birthday!

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TAMARAB
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! As always! Love coming here. Love bringing new people here. Healthy delicious food.

True Food Kitchen - Austin
Responded on November 16, 2021

Thank you so much Tamara! We are so happy to hear you enjoy coming here and we appreciate you bringing new guests in! Thank you again!

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Neato
Portland
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience5

Young, unprofessional, inattentive staff. Forgot drinks. Ignored the table (10 people). 30 minutes for new drinks, 15 minutes or more between check ins. 7 out of 10 entrees were cold. No management present at all. Not a busy night.

True Food Kitchen - Austin
Responded on November 16, 2021

I am incredibly sorry your visit recently was not how it should have been. I would love to get some more details so I can follow up with your server to ensure this does not happen again. We never want anyone to leave here unhappy, so I truly apologize. Please give me a call here at the restaurant so I can get a few more details to fix this moving forward. Thank you, Vanessa Johnson

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food for a mixed group of vegetarians and omnivores and carnivores :-) terrific friendly service as well

True Food Kitchen - Austin
Responded on November 16, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to write this kind review. We appreciate you! Hope you are able to make it in again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Madeleine and Morgan were awesome! They surprised me with a complementary dessert for my birthday. Great service team, great food, great ambiance and great all around experience. Thanks!

True Food Kitchen - Austin
Responded on November 16, 2021

I am so happy to hear you had a great time on your recent visit! Madeleine and Morgan really are great and I know they will be so happy to hear you enjoyed yourself! Thank you for choosing to spend your birthday with us.

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vipMimine
Houston
42 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

The food was just okay. I hoped for more flavors and imagination. Service was good. Nothing to rave about. Outside is nice. Inside is just a beehive of activity.

True Food Kitchen - Austin
Responded on November 9, 2021

I am sorry you did not enjoy your experience when in recently. We do strive to be unique in our offerings and it sounds like we missed the mark with you, so I apologize. Inside does tend to get a bit loud with everything going on, but depending on when you come, there are some times it is a bit quieter. I hope you choose to give us another chance in the future.

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Luvgoodfood
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The Penang Red Curry was Luke warm and the vegetables in were nearly raw. The edamame dumplings came with two of the shell pastas with no edamame stuffing and broth was nearly cold. We eat at this place regularly and this was our worst experience to date !

True Food Kitchen - Austin
Responded on November 9, 2021

I am so sorry to hear about your recent experience when you were in. It sounds like we really missed the mark and I apologize for that. The curry should have definitely been hot when it came out and the dumplings should all have stuffing. I hope we were able to fix it for you when you were in, we never want anyone to leave unhappy. I hope you give us another chance to show you that is not how it always is. We appreciate your feedback.

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JimR
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

The restaurant had limited alcohol brands and said it was due to COVID. Also, I had a kale salad that had many woody stems in it. The waiter was very good.

True Food Kitchen - Austin
Responded on November 3, 2021

Hi Jim, Thanks for your feedback. We have cut back on our alcohol selection since covid, and just decided to run with specific brands but we are always happy to take suggestions if there was something specific you were looking for in the future. I will definitely follow up with the chef about the stems in the kale, it should not have a bunch of stems. I am happy to hear that your service was very good, that makes my day! We appreciate your feedback, thanks again.

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vipDHolm
Sacramento
24 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great farm fresh food and very nice service!

True Food Kitchen - Austin
Responded on November 3, 2021

Thank you for your review! We are happy you enjoyed yourself on your recent visit in and I am so happy to hear your server took great care of you. Thank you again!

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vipJaredH
Austin
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Took almost 45 min to get our food from order time to table. It was extremely dead inside, maybe a total of 6 people in the whole restaurant so I’m unclear what the reason was.

True Food Kitchen - Austin
Responded on November 5, 2021

Hi Jared, I am so sorry to hear about your experience on Sunday. I will definitely follow up with the kitchen on this, it sounds like the order took longer due to the influx of to go orders, but that should not have happened, so please accept my apologies. I hope once you got your food, you enjoyed everything and it tasted to your liking. We appreciate you feedback and hope you give us another chance soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious healthy food

True Food Kitchen - Austin
Responded on November 3, 2021

Thank you so much for your 5 star review!

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BrendaR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience3

Service was bad. So disappointed love the foud

True Food Kitchen - Austin
Responded on November 3, 2021

Hi Brenda, I am so sorry to hear you did not have good service when you were in recently. I would love to know what went wrong so I can follow up with your server to ensure this does not happen again to anyone else. Please give me a call here at the restaurant so I am able to follow up. Again I am so sorry, this is not the experience we want guests to have at all when they are dining here. Vanessa Johnson Restaurant Manager

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Nana
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We were celebrating my granddaughter’s birthday at her favorite restaurant so she made the selection. We did not care for the sausage but everything else was outstanding. The banana pancakes were so delicious as were the sweet potato bits. Great experience!

True Food Kitchen - Austin
Responded on November 3, 2021

I am so happy you guys had a great experience for your granddaughters birthday! The pancakes are some of my favorite also, they are a great brunch item! Thank you for choosing us to celebrate your granddaughter's birthday and hopefully you are able to make it in again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great menu and many healthy and delicious options. Good size portions and very clean and staff professional. My salad wasn’t made as ordered and they made correction without issue. Def. recommend.

True Food Kitchen - Austin
Responded on November 3, 2021

Thank you for your feedback! We are happy you enjoyed your recent visit in. I am sorry your salad was made incorrectly at first, but so glad we were able to fix the issue for you right away. Thanks for coming in for a visit!

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vipStillLOVEthisplace
Austin
13 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great Kale Salad and Edamame Dumplings

True Food Kitchen - Austin
Responded on October 31, 2021

Thank you so much! We are happy to hear you love the dumplings and kale salad. That sounds like a perfect meal right there!

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love love love for vegan food!!

True Food Kitchen - Austin
Responded on October 28, 2021

Thank you so much for the 5 stars!

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JenHammy
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love True Food Kitchen and this location was no different! Delicious food and great service!!

True Food Kitchen - Austin
Responded on October 28, 2021

Thank you so much Jen for your awesome review! We are happy you had a memorable experience!

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JoyB
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We’ve been wanting to visit True Food Kitchen for a while and were Happy with her experience. Our server Was friendly, knowledgeable, and personable. She checked on us several times. We love the ambience and decor and that we were able to sit outside and bring our little doggie!! The noise level is fine, except for that awful train (which I know you can’t do anything about). The food was interesting and flavorful but a little bit too spicy for us, Even though we thought we were getting non-spicy dishes. (The chicken Panini, Ancient grains) The portions were generous. Thank you for a great experience; we will be back.

True Food Kitchen - Austin
Responded on October 28, 2021

Thank you so much Joy for the amazing review! I am so happy to hear you enjoyed your experience. We are always happy to adjust items for the spice levels, so please make sure to mention to the server in the future and we will make sure its perfect for you! Thank you again!

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Mike
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Everyone’s so nice and the food is delicious. Big shoutout to Jolene for taking such great care of us and our dietary needs.

True Food Kitchen - Austin
Responded on October 28, 2021

Thank you so much Mike for your review! I am so happy to hear Joelene took great care of you guys, I know she will be so excited to see this! We appreciate you taking the time to let us know!

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JuliaJ
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious butternut squash soup and risotto. Healthy, clean food. Attentive wait staff on a Saturday night. So pleased with our experience.

True Food Kitchen - Austin
Responded on October 28, 2021

Thank you so much Julia! I am so happy to hear you had such a great experience paired with attentive service, that makes my day! Thank you again for taking the time to leave us a review, we appreciate you!

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KrisH
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The service was excellent but my burger was overcooked.

True Food Kitchen - Austin
Responded on October 28, 2021

Hi Kris, I am so sorry to hear that your burger was overcooked when you were in recently. I hope we were able to get you a new one so you did not eat something that you did not enjoy. We appreciate the feedback and I will follow up with the line cooks to help ensure this does not happen in the future.

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Mike
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Alex took such good care of us with our special needs diet. Good and drinks were tasty.

True Food Kitchen - Austin
Responded on October 28, 2021

Thank you so much Mike! I will make sure Alex sees this review, I know she will be extremely excited that everyone enjoyed everything!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Literally the strongest coffee ever, bitter and gross. The server didn’t know the menu but the food was typical.

True Food Kitchen - Austin
Responded on November 3, 2021

I am so sorry to hear you had bad service when you were in recently. I would love to follow up more with you about who you had so I can chat with them and make sure they are more informed on our menu. Please give me a call here at the restaurant to follow up so I can ensure this does not happen to anyone else in the future. We have a strict training program and it sounds like we dropped the ball somewhere. We appreciate your feedback. Thanks again.

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vipWineNdine
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Healthy and fresh! Love it! The GM is the nicest guy around!

True Food Kitchen - Austin
Responded on October 20, 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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schuylerk
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and healthy. Loved it.

True Food Kitchen - Austin
Responded on October 20, 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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LisaS
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, food choices healthy but limited hearty entrees, all of the fish was over cooked

True Food Kitchen - Austin
Responded on October 20, 2021

I am happy to hear the good outweighs the bad, but I am so sorry we overcooked your fish. I hope we were able to make it right for you when you were in and you received fish that was cooked correctly. Please know we always want you to be happy with your experience and never leave hungry. We appreciate the feedback.

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OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience5

Food was terrible and overpriced. Service was great.

True Food Kitchen - Austin
Responded on October 23, 2021

I am so sorry you did not enjoy your meal. I hope we were able to fix the issues for you when you were in because we never want anyone to leave hungry or unhappy. I am to hear the service was great though, that makes me extremely happy! Thank you for the feedback all around, both good and bad!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience3

Chef made the night. He came out and talked about his selections and favorite entrees. Wait staff was overwhelmed and service was very slow.

True Food Kitchen - Austin
Responded on October 20, 2021

I am so glad to hear the chef came out and was able to talk about his favorite entrees! Its always great to hear the chef's opinion on food items! I am very sorry though the service was slow, that is never something we want to hear. I would love to be able to follow up with your server, so if you are able to give me a call here at the restaurant, I would love some more details so I can fix this for future tables. Thank you, Vanessa Johnson

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Stuart
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent. Service, food, cocktails all good

True Food Kitchen - Austin
Responded on October 28, 2021

Thank you Stuart for the kind words and the 5 stars on your review! I hope we see you back in again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

I’ve eaten here before and had good food but that was not my experience this time. In my opinion, the food has never been great but this time it wasn’t even good. I would say okay at best.

True Food Kitchen - Austin
Responded on October 14, 2021

I am sorry we missed the mark with your food on your visit recently. Please know that we always want to make sure you leave happy and not hungry, so we are always wanting to fix whatever is wrong so its exactly what you would like. I hope you give us another shot again soon. Thank you for the feedback.

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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 1807 OpenTable diners.

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.