True Food Kitchen - Newport

4.7
icon/ic_reviewCreated with Sketch.
1486 Reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$30 and under
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
American

Top Tags:

Good Vegetarian Options
True Food Kitchen is a health-driven restaurant and bar inspired by a philosophy that food should make you feel better, not worse, and that great tasting food can serve as the foundation for a life well lived. True Food’s seasonal menu emphasizes wholesome, seasonal ingredients with thoughtful preparations to highlight the natural health benefits and flavors of each ingredient. From thoughtfully crafted cocktails, such as the Citrus Skinny Margarita, made with fresh-pressed citrus and organic tequila, to nutrient-dense dishes like the Edamame Dumplings, Korean Noodle Salad, Ancient Grains with miso-glazed sweet potatoes, Grilled Fish Tacos and an antioxidant rich Flourless Chocolate Cake, True Food Kitchen’s menu celebrates variety and caters to every food preference with an assortment of delicious vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options.
avatar copy

Private Dining

Book your next event with us

View details
What 1486 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.5
service
4.5
ambience
4.3
value
Noise · Moderate
95% of people would recommend it to a friend
Sort by
Filters
OT
Central Coast
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Date with my husband. Service is very good so is the food; a little pricey😊

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded a day ago

Thank you for taking the time to review us!

Report
f
Orange County
31 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

When you have out of town visitors you always hope for a good experience, all of us raved about our food and drinks.

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food3service5ambience5

My girl & I were highkey faded but it was dope

TM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was excellent and the server was very good. The hostess was not on par with the quality of your resturant. It was Valentines day there were 7 or 8 four tops open outside and 4 two tops when i asked if we could sit at 4 because it was getting chilly and one was open by a heater she said NO and was noticably irriated that I asked.
It is valentines day at almost 9pm people are coming in as 2 not 4 and the resturant was obviuosly slowing down for the night. My point is use your head and make your currwnt customer confortable and happy - btw the tabke we wanted never got seated.
You can do better.
The food was great
Tim
610-999-9098

JA
Orange County
69 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great waiter- very attentive

OT
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s Day

CE
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Awesome Food. A must for anyone looking for a healthy flavor filled meal. Tons of options for all foodies and eating habits!!

NJ
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food1service5ambience3

I keep returning thinking it will get better because I am desperate for healthy options in my area, but it just gets worse. Worst Valentine’s Day dinner ever. There was hair in my pizza, then when they remade it the pizza was completely wrong. Then the burger was inedible, like chewing bubble gum. The staff was nice but I am blown away by how bad the food is.

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Delicious food across the board.

NM
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The patio is much quieter than the inside of the restaurant, so we always prefer that option. Also, most times we bring our hound, and it is very dog friendly!🐶💕

OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and better service

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you so much for the outstanding review!

Report
SL
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food is delicious. Restaurant is open concept and loud. They kept leaving the doors to the patio open on a chilly night and we were freezing which made amazing food less enjoyable. Go for lunch!

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for your review, Shannon. We are so sorry the doors to the patio interrupted your meal. We will ensure we take this into consideration moving forward. We appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again soon.

Report
CI
Los Angeles
38 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, as always, was delicious. Sebastian is maybe one of the most gracious and excellent servers I have had in my many years of dining! Way beyond the call of duty, compassion, kindness and exceptional service. We were all inspired and so grateful. We came away talking about it and how any company would be thrilled to find someone of his rare caliber!

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded 3 days ago

Wow! What a fantastic compliment for Sebastian! I will be sure to personally share this with him and ensure he gets recognized for his outstanding hospitality. We really appreciate you taking the time to share this & look forward to serving you again very soon!

Report
OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Server took at least 10 min to come to table, wasn’t utmost pleasant person and we done at True Foods often. Maybe just an off day. Will try again tho as the food is always good!

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We are embarrassed to read about how long it took a server to greet your table & the overall demeanor. We strive to provide 5-star hospitality and clearly missed the mark on your visit. Can I ask that you reach out to me via e-mail at Nancy.Geden@TrueFoodKitchen.comm so I can invite you back in?

Report
OT
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

True Food is always amazing! Very accommodating for gluten free!

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for the 5 star review!

Report
NY
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was very loud inside so we took seats outside which was better. I appreciated the healthy food but I could tell my business colleagues (both men) were a bit confused by the menu. The Winter Immunity Bowl was amazing but a little bland. I would still recommend this highly for health conscious diners. Great atmosphere!

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded 6 days ago

Nancy, thank you for taking the time to review us. We are glad you were able to try our new Winter menu item and are appreciative of the feedback. We will be sure to look into recipe adherence, as the broth should have a creamy garlic flavor & not be bland at all. Thank you for this opportunity to improve. We look forward to having you again in soon!

Report
TP
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great.

DV
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Best restaurant in the whole world!!!

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded 5 days ago

What a compliment Dani!! Thank you so much!

Report
p
Orange County
22 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

True food kitchen is a fabulous restaurant, fabulous food, fabulous service. I loved everything about it. I wish there was one closer to where I would live I think I will go every day.

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded 7 days ago

Wow! What a great compliment, Precious. We appreciate you taking the time to review us and look forward to serving you next time!

Report
AC
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall good experience services was great and food was perfect.

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded 7 days ago

Angela, we really appreciate you taking the time to write this 5 star review! Thank you so much!

Report
PD
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Tasty and healthy food delivered quickly - what else could you ask for? Well, I had to take a star off for two reasons: 1) Parking, and lack of validation for a $7 ticket, which is silly; and 2) Comfort, which is lacking in the hard chairs and the small tables. If you're paying this much, a tablecloth and padded seat would be nice and would cut back on the noise. It won't keep me from returning, though - love the food!

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded 6 days ago

Paula, we appreciate the feedback and will certainly take these points into consideration when making future decisions for the restaurant. Thank you for the shoutout for the food; we are so glad you enjoyed! Looking forward to having you join us again very soon.

Report
OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

DESTROYED 5 plates of food with my wife. Left happy and bloated.

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded on February 4, 2020

We are impressed! Thank you so much for the positive review!

Report
OT
Milwaukee
9 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience here. Thank you!

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded on February 4, 2020

Thank you very much! We appreciate your patronage!

Report
W
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The staff was great! But 3 of us ordered the sausage and egg sandwich and none of us cared for it however we loved the cucumber salad.

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded on February 4, 2020

Thank you for the shoutout for our staff! We wish you would've enjoyed your entrees more. Can I treat you to a gift card to invite you back for something different? We'd love to help you find a favorite. You can e-mail me directly at Nancy.Geden@TrueFoodKitchen.comm.

Report
EB
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always excellent. Whole, fresh, well-prepared. We make a point to get to TFK every month or so. We never regret it.

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded on February 4, 2020

Thank you so much for the kind words, Eric! We appreciate your patronage!

Report
L
Orange County
30 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were seated outside in the covered, heated patio which was much quieter than inside. The service was great and the quality of the food was very good!

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded on February 4, 2020

Lunch lady, thank you for the kind review! We appreciate the shoutout for our food & service. Looking forward to your next visit.

Report
TZ
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the Sea bass and it was fabulous and the roasted Brussel sprouts are incredible. Make a reservation though.

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded on February 4, 2020

Thasa, thank you so much for taking the time to review us. The sea bass is one of my favorite entrees! If you like fish, try the salmon. We look forward to serving you again soon!

Report
JA
Orange County
70 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

GREAT WAITER, so personable and just the right amount of attending.

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded on February 4, 2020

Thank you for the outstanding review, Jane! I am so glad we could provide you with a true True Food experience. We look forward to serving you again soon.

Report
CD
Los Angeles
56 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

One of our favorite restaurants. Food is creative and delicious, even carnivores can find something to enjoy eating.

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded on February 4, 2020

Thank you for the 5 stars, Chris!

Report
OT
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Robert our server was amazing, patient and extremely accommodating. The food was delicious! I always love hosting occasions at True Foods!

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded on February 4, 2020

Aw, we appreciate the kind words! Robert was recognized for his outstanding service. Thank you for taking the time to write this nice review. Hope to see you again soon!

Report
TB
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I had a great time at True Food last Saturday night on her birthday. The place was super busy, which indicates how popular they’ve become. Our reservation was at 7, but didn’t get seated until 7:20. Not a big deal. Despite the busyness, we received outstanding service and tasty food. Either they felt bad that we had to wait, or they were just super generous, but they comped our entire meal! Of course we were surprised and very grateful! Overall, really pleased with true food and will eat there again soon. Highly recommended.

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded on February 4, 2020

Tim, thanks so much for celebrating your wife's birthday with us! We're sorry we had to keep you waiting, but glad we could treat you to your meal! Hope you two had a special night & look forward to you both visiting us again soon.

Report
MH
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

It took what seemed to be a longer than usual time To get our food. Also, the restrooms were SUPER dirty. That needs to be attended too

B
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I would have given it a 5 overall but the hostess was pretty rude. Loved our waiter and the food was pretty good. Lots of healthy options.

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded on February 4, 2020

Brenda, we're very sorry you had a poor experience at our door. We take the training of our staff very seriously and are appreciative of your feedback. Thank you for taking the time to provide it.

Report
y
Orange County
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous happy hour! Everything is $5! Best deal in town!

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded on February 4, 2020

We are so glad you enjoy your happy hour! Looking forward to seeing you in again soon!

Report
HC
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Loved loved loved the curried vegetables and the ginger spritz drink. Also appreciated the ability to not be rushed and enjoy a long lunch with old friends.

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded on February 4, 2020

Hob, we're so glad you chose us to visit with old friends. Hope to see you all again soon!

Report
B
San Diego
28 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am not a vegetarian, but my daughter who joined me is. I liked the fact that there were plenty of options for both of us. Everything we had was amazing, and the staff wonderful. The inside dinning area was a bit loud for our tastes, so we ate outside. It was a chilly evening but the heaters did an excellent job of keeping us comfortable. The prices were a value given the quality of the food. If you have a meat eater, and a vegetarian (there were also plenty of Vegan options) in your party and want a nice place to dine, I highly recommend it.

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded on February 4, 2020

Beno, we're happy to be able to cater to both your & your daughter's diets! Glad you had a nice evening and that we could provide you great food & service. Looking forward to seeing you both again soon.

Report
JA
Yosemite
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service, atmosphere. My out of town guest was really impressed, especially with the drinks!

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded on February 4, 2020

Thank you, James!

Report
OT
Orange County
14 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had dinner with my brother we’d both been there before and we were not disappointed on our return visit.
Looking forward to eating there again with the entire family. Outside patio was nice and warm with all the heating.
Great service and food

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded on February 4, 2020

Thank you for the 5 star review! Looking forward to you bringing your family back!

Report
F
Los Angeles
28 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Healthy food. Nice people. Good atmosphere... what's not to like?

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded on February 4, 2020

You summed us up, Foodie! So glad you enjoyed your experience. Look forward to serving you again soon!

Report
GC
San Diego
90 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always a lovely experience!
We enjoyed a wonderful Restaurant Week meal!
This is our ‘go to’ restaurant for meeting our LA friends and family.
It is the best!
Not only great food, but also easy access and easy parking!
It is also half way between LA and north San Diego county.

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded on February 4, 2020

We're so glad to be the meeting point for you & your friends! Thank you for taking the time to review us, Gail.

Report