True Food Kitchen - Newport

4.7
1758 Reviews
$30 and under
American
True Food Kitchen in Newport Beach is open for outdoor dining, no-contact pickup and delivery. Choose from our regular lunch or dinner menu, or a variety of takeout value meals for 2, 4 or 6 people, family-style packages for four people and wine bundles and alcohol to-go. Our staff is following stringent sanitation and disinfectant procedures as well as completing daily staff wellness checks to ensure a safe dining and takeout environment. Order online at TrueFoodKitchen.com

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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 1758 people are saying
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vipTraianM
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Decent food and actually very nice "natural foods" selection. Loved the BRUSSEL SPROUTS. And I appreciated that the hamburger was not one of those HUUUGE ones that leaves me feeling heavy and bloated for hours. It was a small/medium size (perhaps just slightly larger than an in-n-out one) which for me was perfect.

No so much on the drinks side tough. Just a few cocktails, and beers. And the cocktails had barely any alcohol.

But overall, a very nice and pleasant evening out on their terrace.

Also loved the e-Menu, where one gets to use the phone for the menu rather than a hard copy. Truly eco-friendly.

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded 3 days ago

Hi Traian! Thanks for taking the time to review us and for the compliments on our food. We assure you our cocktails have the standard 1.5 oz pour in them, however, some guests can find the alcohol taste is more "hidden" because we juice in-house and make our drinks from fresh ingredients. We are always happy to "make it a double" if that is more up your alley! We appreciate the positivity around our OnDemand menu, as well! Hope to see you again soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I love the edamame dumplings! I always get the kale salad, simply delicious!

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded 3 days ago

I love them, too!! Thank you for the review!

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GiselleB
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food exceeded expectations and service was great. Loved the fresh cocktails!

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for the kind review, Giselle! We appreciate it!

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Satisfiedcustomer
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice outdoor seating with heating lamps . Convenient paperless service . Feel safe since their tables are well set for distancing as well as the arrangement of how they seat their customers. .

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded 3 days ago

We truly appreciate your 5-star rating! Hope to see you again soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were wonderful. I felt comfortable and safe.

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded 3 days ago

Thanks so much!

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Suezer
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

We have gone vegan and had heard True Kitchen was healthy and had several vegan dishes. We had to tweek the menu but there was no flavor to the food.

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded 3 days ago

Hi Suezer. Thank you for reaching out about your experience. We have many Vegan dishes on our menu that are packed with flavor (like the Butternut Squash Pizza) and fear you may have had to made a change to a dish that compromised its flavor profile. Can I invite you back to try one of our already-Vegan dishes that I anticipate you may enjoy better? Please e-mail me directly at Nancy.Geden@TrueFoodKitchen.comm

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Mouse
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience2

Food quality was not the same as in the past. Burger was greasy, and the salad was soggy.

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded 3 days ago

Hi Mouse, I apologize you found the food to be less than impressive. We haven't made any changes when it comes to our ingredients or how we cook them, so I am hoping this was a one-off situation. Can you please e-mail me directly at Nancy.Geden@TrueFoodKitchen.comm so I may invite you back?

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vipBryanC
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience1

While I know everyone is doing their best in these tough times, some are fairing much better than others. After hearing so many good things about the quality and creativity of the food at True Food I was excited to try it.

Our dinner experience was sub-par at best. Poor service, limited menu and bland food. The staff seemed untrained and honestly could care less whether we had a good experience or not. We were disappointed and will not be back unless we hear things have improved greatly.

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded 3 days ago

Hi Bryan, I messaged you privately in hopes of talking about your experience. Please give me a call or e-mail me directly so we can discuss. Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my fav go tos!! Love this place and the menu so much!!!

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded 3 days ago

Thanks so much for the positive review!

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Trina
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Food is good and if you sit on their main patio, it is very nice. Their QR code ordering system and payment system did not work well. This is my second trip in four months and they still haven't figured it out. Meals came out separately in a wide range of time. The payment process felt like it took as long as the meal. It really dampened an otherwise very nice night out. The staff was very nice, they need an improved technology plan.

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded on February 25, 2021

Hi Trina. We are so sorry for the issues you experienced and are continually working to improve. We take our guest experience very seriously and never want to impede on this aspect. While we offer the QR code for your convenience & safety, it should never overtake what is meant to be an enjoyable meal. Please know you may order & pay through your server, if you'd prefer. I would love to send you out a gift card as a token of our appreciation for your feedback. - Nancy 949-644-2400

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LeslieL
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great place to take the family. My whole family including my kids loved the food.

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded on February 23, 2021

We love being a place your whole family can enjoy! Thank you for the awesome compliment!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was good and got seated right away. Will be back!

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded on February 23, 2021

Thank you for the 5 star review!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Enjoyed our meals. Service was a little slow. It was a chilly evening and the heaters did not keep us warm.

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded on February 23, 2021

Hello! Appreciate you taking the time to provide feedback. These chilly nights have certainly been tough on us, trying our best to accommodate all of our tables with a warm space. We'll be sure to take your review into consideration as we move forward. Hope to see you back soon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience1

We came for a birthday dinner with six people (all family). We were seated at an outdoor table with terrible ambiance and no heat lamp. Even though we had a reservation, the person helping us claimed that to get a table with a heat lamp, we would need to get on the wait list, which could take hours. She also said they were not allowed to move heat lamps. When it is very cold outside, every table should have a heat lamp.

Eventually we were seated somewhere else. The food and drinks were overpriced and not very good. In particular, the vegan ice cream was inedible. We asked for a knife to cut the birthday cake and were given a butter knife.

Would not return or recommend.

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded on February 23, 2021

Hi there. Thank you for providing feedback on your experience. I am glad we were able to relocate you to a warmer table, and apologize for the inconvenience this caused. We will be sure to be more aware when placing heaters across our patio. Most of our patio has overhead heaters available, so stand-up heaters are mostly used in our uncovered spaces. I am concerned you didn't enjoy anything you ate. Can we chat about this further? 949-644-2400 - Nancy

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vipFoodie4life
Orange County
57 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience1

We are regulars at this restaurant and have to say eating outside due to Covid is not enjoyable at all.

Typically, we are seated in their main patio area but this time, we were seated in the makeshift side patio they created by the parking lot. It was cold and windy with zero tarps to hold in the heat from the heat lamps. We understand the situation and the challenges associated with Covid but dining outside in the cold just isn’t worth it.

Our waiter was nice but made a mess of our wine pour with wine dripping off the glass and left a puddle on the table. This was after telling us he was the bartender 😳 we thought- what the what?!

Food is always good here, we had the edamame guacamole, butternut squash soup, grilled salmon and chicken fennel sausage pizza. The grilled salmon was good but the sides (cauliflower mash & veggies) were cold. The soup is one of my favorites but the guacamole needed some salt and pepper and perhaps a squeeze of lime. The pizza was great, delivered nice and hot!!

Looking forward to the future when we can dine inside again.

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded on February 23, 2021

Hi, Foodie4life. Thank you for taking the time to provide us feedback. We are doing our absolute best to provide seating options for our guests. We are sorry to hear the heaters placed in this section were not enough to keep you warm and will be sure to make adjustments moving forward. I am glad the food was a highlight in spite of these issues. I know you spoke to a Manager that night, but we'll be sure to follow up with the server as well. We hope to be able to welcome you back indoors soon!

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LouisR
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. The wait staff was very accomodating and the food was delicious.

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded on February 23, 2021

Thank you for the great review, Louis!

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PeterZ
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is very clean and quiet. Great service always brigs us back over and over again. We highly recommend this place.

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded on February 23, 2021

We appreciate your continued patronage, Peter! Thank you for the great review!

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GmanH
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

True Food Kitchen is always a most elegant dining experience. In the heart of Newport Beach, CA, the food, service and overall energy is wonderful.

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Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for the kind words! Please visit us again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Portions seemed a lot smaller but food is still delicious

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded on February 23, 2021

Hi there. I'm glad you enjoyed your food! We always want value perception to exist when it comes to our offerings, so please don't hesitate to ask for a Manager should something seem off. We're here to help and make sure we deliver great food & service to you every time. I'll be sure to follow up with our Chef Team to see what happened here. - Nancy

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vipChristopherC
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall4food3service2ambience3

Went there for my birthday with my son. Cold night and servers put us in the most open space and the space heater was not effective. Ordered a fancy hot tea and server "warmed" it up with cold water. I did not bother to ask for another warm up. Server did offer a free birthday dessert. We were appreciative. For the $75 bill, I wasn't impressed this time. Will try another time.

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded on February 23, 2021

Hi Christopher. We're so sorry you weren't comfortable at your table. I'm not sure exactly what happened with your tea service, but that would be very odd for us to fill up a hot tea with cold water. I'll be sure to circle back with your server to see what happened here. I hope we can offer you a more impressive & typical experience on your next visit. Please feel free to ask for me by name so I can help ensure you are delivered the service you deserve. - Nancy

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vipMichelleA
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we had a nice little dinner. Enjoyed our time there and service was great.

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded on February 23, 2021

We're so glad to hear you had a nice time, Michelle. Thank you for the great review!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great!!

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded on February 23, 2021

Awesome! Thank you!

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vipCezanne
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lunch with my sons! Always a good time and great food!

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Responded on February 19, 2021

Thank you, Cezanne!

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vipJonathanK
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience4

The chopped salad was soaking in dressing. It states it comes with dates which I’ve had in the salad before. The cheese was so sparse you would never know it was in the salad.

The appetizer potstickers were cold.

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded on February 17, 2021

Hi Jonathan, I'm very sorry to hear your experience was poor. Please know you can bring any items like this directly to your server's attention so we can make it right for you in the moment. Can you e-mail me at Nancy.Geden@TrueFoodKitchen.comm so we can discuss further?

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BethB
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was so great! Very nice and took great care of our experience. Well done!

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded on February 19, 2021

Thank you, Beth!

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vipAlex2211
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

The service was great. Patio could have used one or two more heat lamps. More importantly the menu was quite limited. It wouldn’t hurt to expand and add a few more entree options.

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded on February 17, 2021

Hi Alex. Thank you for your feedback, and I'm so glad to hear the service was great. We are currently serving our full menu featuring Winter dishes. Is there a specific item you were looking for that wasn't available? I would be happy to share with our Culinary Team. Thanks again.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Valentine’s Day menu and service for having to dine outside!

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded on February 17, 2021

Thank you!

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LedyJ
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about True Foods was great. The service was great, our waitress was courteous and knowledgeable about the food and wine. The wine was excellent. The food was amazing!! Can't wait to go back!!

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded on February 17, 2021

Thanks for the stellar review, Ledy! We appreciate your kind words about the service & food. Looking forward to your return visit!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience3

We were really disappointed in the food. Many of our past favorites are no longer on the menu. My husband had the salmon and it was just slightly warm and very flavorless. we had the brussel sprout appetizer and the brussel sprouts came out u set cooked and very crunchy. we asked them to roast them more and they were better when they came back out. Our server was very helpful and nice but the food quality was not what we are used to from True Foods

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded on February 17, 2021

Hi there. Thank you for taking the time to reach out and provide feedback. We are having an issue with our brussel sprouts having large stems and are looking to fix it with our supplier. I am so sorry to hear your husband did not enjoy the salmon and wish we could've gotten him another dish. Can you e-mail me directly at Nancy.Geden@TrueFoodKitchen.comm so we can discuss further? Please also feel free to share what dishes you wish to see return to the menu, and I would be happy to pass on.

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vipKimberlyS
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This was a great choice based on our desire to dine outside during Covid restrictions. They already have a patio so no need for them to erect a makeshift dining area in the parking lot (several places we’ve dined at during the pandemic have missed the mark on this and it was frustrating to spend money on a sub par dining experience). Service was wonderful. I had the spaghetti squash casserole and my date had the chicken sausage pizza. Yum. Butternut squash soup was delicious and so were the edamame wontons. Overall an enjoyable healthy dining experience. We will return for sure !

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded on February 17, 2021

Thank you for the kind review, Kimberly! If there is anything we can do to earn your 5th star on your next visit, please let us know. - Nancy

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server made the experience amazing!!

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded 3 days ago

That's so awesome to hear!! Thank you for your patronage!

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vipTGCG
Orange County
22 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday Dinner for our daughter. Great service. Cozy outdoor seating. Delicious food. They accommodate people with food allergies so well. That’s a plus!

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded on February 19, 2021

Thank you for the awesome review!

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Benfig4
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always such a pleasurable experience at True Foods. The food is always delicious and the service is superb. It's our favorite restaurant and we were there to celebrate my wife's birthday once again, seems to be an annual thing now. Can't go wrong with their delicious and health conscious entrees We are extremely grateful that they are open and have made the ambiance very welcoming and enjoyable. Thank you again True Foods for a memorable evening for my wife and I. God Bless.

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded on February 16, 2021

Thank you for the thoughtful review! Happy belated birthday to your wife! We are honored to be the spot you two celebrate at.

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vipMoiMe
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress Irena was so sweet and attentive! She knows us from us coming to TF for years so it is always nice when she is our waitress. The kale salad and desserts were amazing!

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded on February 12, 2021

We love reviews like this! Thank you so much for sharing, and we'll be sure to share with Irena. See you soon!

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AshleyB
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

With less people in the restaurant, it seemed like a much more intimate setting and enjoyable time.

I do wish that the full menu items were available, I'm hoping that they come back soon!

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded on February 10, 2021

Thank you for the review, Ashley! What menu item were you looking for in particular? We're currently running our Winter menu, but will be switching to Spring in April.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were both amazing. Can’t wait to go back.

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded on February 10, 2021

Awesome to hear! Thank you so much!

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Yummo
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our friends birthday and she wanted to have great food outside on the patio at a place that followed COVID guidelines. Our first thought was True Food. She was so happy as were we. The food was scrumptious and the wait staff was personable. We will all be back ... soon.

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded on February 10, 2021

We appreciate the awesome review, Yummo! Honored to have been chosen to help celebrate your friend’s birthday and even more grateful to be considered a safe dining place for you! Thank you so much!

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vipMJS55
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Limited menu for brunch...otherwise good to dine out!

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded on February 23, 2021

Thank you for the great review! I will be sure to share your feedback on the size of the brunch menu with our Culinary Team. Who knows, we might be able to expand it soon!

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bodytemple
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Always thrilled to enjoy food 'from the earth' that tastes amazing. My favorite restaurant!

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded on February 9, 2021

Thank you! We are honored to be your favorite!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite place to go!! Terrific food and service and the outdoor seating is really clean and comfortable.

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded on February 20, 2021

Thank you for the awesome review!

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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 1758 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.