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True Food Kitchen - Newport

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$30 and under
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True Food Kitchen Newport Beach is now open with patio dining. 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 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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 1669 people are saying
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OpenTableDiner
Orange County
17 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent social distancing, excellent food, and excellent service! Been hesitant about dining out however True Foods Kitchen alleviated all fears.

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Nick
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Table service was great, cut back/limited menu was disappointing considering some of what was not available are staples of True Foods and have been on the menu since the first one opened in Phoenix at the Biltmore. Hostess was not friendly, very short and snippy with her words, did not make me feel welcome or valued.

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DominiqueC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Honestly super great atmosphere and customer service. Food is all great quality so very much worth the price

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for the great review, Dominique!

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Devika
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always super yummy and fresh! Everything on the menu is finger licking good!

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded 3 days ago

We agree! Thanks for the awesome review!

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AynH
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is awesome, my aunt has so many food restrictions and they accommodate every single one of them every time we go, food is awesome, LOVE this place

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded 3 days ago

We're so glad to hear we can help your aunt eat a meal that meets her needs and tastes good! Thank you for taking the time to review us. Hope to see you both in here again soon!

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LoriU
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The our server was very helpful and accommodating. The food came right away and was so good. I got the roasted squash pizza. The others got the grass fed burger and margarita pizza. They said they were really good. The roasted Brussels sprouts were amazing. Also enjoyed the chopped salad. Would definitely go back

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for the review, Lori! We are so glad you & your friends had a great experience. If you're looking for additional menu items to try, may I recommend the Edamame Dumplings? They are my favorite starter on the menu! Hoping you visit us again soon.

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Happified
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Healthful snd tasty food! Options for various diets and allergies.

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for the 5 star review!

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Luvfood
Orange County
36 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, food & atmosphere. One of our faves!

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you so much!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely quiet private seating. Wonderful food as usual!

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you so much for your kind review!

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DiningGirlCA
Orange County
32 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Too busy, not enough social distancing at the hostess station. Black Birds on the patio and on top of tables eating leftovers. Salad was boring. Capacity was pretty full outside. Pasadena location does it right. Also, I flagged the reservation that it was for a birthday but the waitress never said anything. Sorry, Newport Beach, the experience was disappointing.

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded on October 14, 2020

Thank you for reaching out about your recent experience. We take social distancing protocol very seriously and have made it an absolute priority to ensure we are following these standards at all times. While I'm not sure what you witnessed, I can tell you we will be revisiting all social distancing protocol with our team members immediately. I also sincerely apologize for the missed opportunity with your celebration. Can you please e-mail me directly at Nancy.Geden@TrueFoodKitchen.comm?

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LaurieS
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

This is a nice place to eat with somewhat healthy choices but it is severely overpriced for what you get.

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded on October 14, 2020

Hi Laurie. Thank you for reaching out. We definitely don't want to be considered overpriced, though we are at a higher price point given the high quality of ingredients we source and prepare fresh daily. That said, we always want you to see value in what you are getting. Can we talk more about what you ordered with us? Please e-mail me directly at Nancy.Geden@TrueFoodKitchen.comm. Thank you.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A phenomenal place to go to have delicious yet healthier menu options! A great experience.

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded on October 13, 2020

Thank you for the kind review!

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KathyNB
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience3

I ordered the seasonal salad with salmon. Candidly, it was just awful. A soggy mess with undefinable ingredients. Salmon was totally tasteless and the salad was among the worst I've ever had. If I hadn't been there on a business lunch with someone else picking up the check, I would have sent it back. Instead, I ate what I could but mostly left the slop that was in the bowl. Not sure if I just hit them on a bad day or what, since I've never had that kind of experience here before. They really need to tighten things up. Pitiful.

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded on October 14, 2020

Oh no, Kathy!! We obviously missed the mark on your dining experience and really appreciate you bringing it to our attention. This salad is my favorite, so I'm very sad you had such a poor experience with it. I've relayed this information to our Chef Team, and we are immediately working on correcting the issues. Can you please send me an e-mail at Nancy.Geden@TrueFoodKitchen.comm so that I may invite you back for another salad on us? Thank you.

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DorothyB
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious healthy and fast

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded on October 11, 2020

What a great combo to describe us! Thanks for the review, Dorothy!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food! Lower calorie but still delicious!

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded on October 9, 2020

Thank you for the great review!

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JanetF
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first time eating at a True Food Kitchen. The Newport location is awesome. Food was Excellent, Server was Exceptional, Place was Clean and Dog Friendly. Will definitely return.

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded on October 7, 2020

We appreciate the awesome review, Janet! Glad you & your fury friend had an enjoyable first experience. Hope you choose to dine with us again soon!

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Sudas
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant, best atmosphere, Best service and amazing food!!

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded on October 7, 2020

We love the enthusiasm, Sudas! Thanks so much for your patronage! Hope to see you again soon.

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ValerieR
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed the food and environment! It's awesome that inside dinning is now available

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded on October 5, 2020

Thanks for the 5 star review, Valerie!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Naomi’s service was impeccable !!! She directed us to 2 fabulous wines to compliment our meals. Presentation was picture-perfect. Our palate was dazzled by the exquisite ingredients and seasoning .. then Naomi graciously recommended the squash pie:0 oh my ... I was done .

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded on October 4, 2020

Thank you for the 5 star review! We will make sure Naomi gets recognized for her awesome service. Squash Pie season is surely my favorite time of the year, and I'm glad we could get you on board, too! Til next time.

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vipHeleneB
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So grateful True Foods is open! Excellent overall!

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded on October 5, 2020

Thank you, Helene! We're grateful you could join us!

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Nibor
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is fantastic and well priced. Atmosphere is great-- feels like a real restaurant, even during a pandemic. Server was attentive. Health precautions were in place. A great time was had by all!

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded on October 5, 2020

Nibor, your review is music to our ears. Thank you very much for choosing to dine with us and providing us with a 5-star review. Hoping you join us again soon!

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JanetC
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good and service was outstanding. Despite Covid rules everything was perfect and safe!

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded on October 5, 2020

We're so glad to hear we made you feel safe & taken care of in your dining experience! Thank you for the review!

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DinorahC
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food. Who would’ve thought jack fruit could be repurposed to taste like carnitas. Definitely a winner.

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded on October 4, 2020

Dinorah - yes! Who would've thought! I love the appetizer as well and even add it to my Ancient Grains bowl as a protein option. Thank you for your review. Hope you visit again soon.

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Suska
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been going to True Food in Newport since it opened and we have never been disappointed. Excellent seasonal food choices and outstanding service.

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded on October 4, 2020

Thank you for the great review, Suska! We appreciate your long-time patronage and look forward to serving you again soon! Please do say hi next time. - Nancy

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CaroleW
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I strongly feet the most important comment defining our luncheon at True Food Kitchen is exceptional. We dined on the expansive patio. The restaurant ensures a healthy safe distancing with tables spread throughout the patio area. The menus (disposable paper) are easy to read. Our server made us feel welcome. Dining at True Food Kitchen is an outstanding opportunity to meet friends for lunch or dinner and dine out-of-doors.

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded on October 4, 2020

What a lovely review, Carole! Thank you so kindly for taking the time to write it. We are so glad to be able to provide you with an outstanding experience and look forward to you returning with us soon!

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vipSteveo
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service as usual. Love this mostly vegan restaurant.

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded on October 2, 2020

Thank you for the awesome review, Steve!

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vipLindaB
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food is very good, drinks are a waste, very little alcohol. We paid a lot for sugar water.

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded on October 4, 2020

Linda, thank you for sharing your feedback. All of our cocktails are carefully crafted, measuring each spirit to 1.5-2 ounces, depending on the drink. I will admit, it is our intention to provide you a delicious drink that is so balanced with fresh squeezed juices & minimal "added" sugar, that one may find it hard to taste the presence of alcohol alone. Please also know we can always fix it for you in the moment, should you like to try something else. Thank you again.

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TracyK
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and wonderfully helpful and engaging waitress, Lauren! Thank you for a great evening!

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded on October 4, 2020

Thank you so much, Tracy! We'll make sure to give Lauren all of the praise for her awesome hospitality!

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None
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

I had made a reservation for outside only to be shown inside. When I objected I was given a table at the entry. Unacceptable. Once finally seated the service and food was impeccable m.

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded on October 4, 2020

I'm really glad to hear we were able to get you the table you preferred and that the rest of your experience was great. Thank you for sharing your feedback; we'll be sure to take it to heart & use it as an opportunity to retrain. Hope you dine with us again.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a terrific lunch. I think the hostesses mixed up my name with someone else. We really enjoyed our waitress.

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded on October 7, 2020

Thank you for the great review!

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Perspicacity
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and excellent customer service!

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded on September 28, 2020

We appreciate the kind words, Perspicacity!

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CraigH
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice experience having lunch with one of my employees - great setup on patio with excellent service. Very enjoyable

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded on September 28, 2020

Thank you for the outstanding review, Craig! We appreciate the kind words about our ambiance & service. Hoping we can continue to be a regular spot for you! Take care.

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OpenTable Diner
San Joaquin
6 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The perfect food and service

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded on September 26, 2020

Thank you for the kind review!

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vipcorvette
Orange County
79 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Too expensive for me! I leave hungry!! Waitress said salad had cranberries (yuk). Then she corrected herself and said it did not. But it came with cranberries! YUK!

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded on September 25, 2020

Hi Corvette. We deeply apologize for any confusion on the menu. Please know, we are happy to modify any dish to your liking. While our salads are on the lighter side, I would love to invite you back to try a dish you may find to be more filling. Would you be so kind to email me directly at Nancy.Geden@TrueFoodKitchen.comso I can assist you?

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Carlo
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food as usual and service. One of my favorites

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded on September 24, 2020

Thank you, Carlo! Honored to be one of your favorites!

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Wetslides
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Well organized for Covid-19 response to dining on patio

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded on September 24, 2020

Thank you very much! These words mean a lot to us. We appreciate it.

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vipRamblingBusinessPodcast
Los Angeles
69 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A nice find in Orange County. The food was excellent.

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded on September 23, 2020

Thank you for the great review!

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TammyA
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food was good as always, but unfortunately our reservation was given to another party. Only until we asked how much longer (after waiting by the podium for about 10-15 minutes and watching other parties walk up without reservations and be seated) were we told that our reservation was already sat. We had to inform the hostess that we were not seated as we were still waiting to be called.
We were seated immediately after that and the server and food were great!

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded on September 23, 2020

Tammy, thank you for sharing this experience. We are so sorry about the confusion with the reservation, but are glad we could rectify it quickly. We'll take this feedback to heart and ensure we learn from this.

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PamelaH
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food. Casual dining.

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded on September 21, 2020

Thank you for the 5 star review, Pamela!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Everything was good but quite expensive!

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded on September 21, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to review us. We hope the freshness and high quality of the ingredients speak for the price point. If you have any particular feedback on what you ate or how we can earn your 5th star next time, please feel free to e-mail me directly at Nancy.Geden@TrueFoodKitchen.comm. Thank you again!

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FAQs

True Food Kitchen - Newport offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (949) 644-2400.

True Food Kitchen - Newport is rated 4.7 stars by 1669 OpenTable diners.

True Food Kitchen - Newport 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.