True Food Kitchen - Newport

4.6
2326 Reviews
$30 and under
American
True Food Kitchen in Newport Beach 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
What 2326 people are saying
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vipJANE
Orange County
135 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent That's all I will say

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LCMC
Orange County
11 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Portions very small. Slow service but the servers were friendly and working hard.

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vipCarieR
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience3

The food was so bad, and the service was lacking.It was expensive and everyone had cold food!

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LeilaniF
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

It was good overall. The food was good and the wine was good. I had a great time with my cousin and friends.

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vipNanceH
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time at True Food Kitchen and it was so good! Our cocktails were great and the food was so fresh and delicious. Loved their outdoor patio space, and had great service. Will definitely be going back!

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you so much for the five star review!! We appreciate you taking the time to leave us your feedback. We are so happy we were able to host you on the patio and we look forward to hosting you many times more in the future. Thanks,

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DineROut
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate Sunday brunch on the patio. Our server, Priscilla, was thoughtful and added to our with her genuine warmth and a few ingredient facts. Would definitely recommend and will definitely return again and again

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poppy
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had many different palates that were rewarded with a great meal and excellent service

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded 3 days ago

Poppy, Thank you so much for your five star review! We appreciate you taking the time to leave us your feedback. We appreciate your support. Thanks,

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DineROut
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sunday brunch on the patio was delicious and relaxing. We’ve come many times and service is always thoughtful and prompt. Priscilla, today, was especially welcoming and offered some added info about ingredients and made sure to add my request to crisp my tofu in the Panang curry which made it even better. Definitely recommend for any occasion.

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you so much for your five star review! We are so happy that Priscilla was able to make your afternoon special. We look forward to sharing your feedback with Priscilla and the rest of the team. Thanks,

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JMcG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2022
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Great ambiance and location. Loved sitting outside in the California sunshine. Simple, healthy food but with great variety. Love that they do seasonal items for whatever is in season at the time. Would definitely recommend.

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded 3 days ago

JMcG, Thank you so much for your review! We appreciate you taking the time to leave us your feedback. We are so happy you were able to enjoy the patio and soak up a little of the California sunshine. We look forward to your next visit. Thanks,

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MikeD
Orange County
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2022
Overall2food1service3ambience3

The chicken parmigiana was $19 for lunch and I remember having a better chicken parmigiana on a coach flight in 1989 from Los Angeles to Chicago that made what i ate yesterday look like it was warmed up from 1989. Dry Chicken, Sauce was so poor and the side of "vegetables" was a complete joke. The worst meal i've had since Covid. Thanks True Foods.

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded 3 days ago

Mike, Thank you so much for your most recent review and feedback. We apologize that we missed the mark on your last order. We would love to buy you your next meal to make up for this. Please do not hesitate to reach out to me at a store level so I may assist you in this. Thanks, Christopher Blankenship AGM

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2022
Overall3food3service4ambience5

I really like True Foods and was excited to eat here again especially since I haven’t eaten here in a long time. The hostess, waitress, and servers were very kind and helped provide a good experience. The restaurant is inviting and beautiful. Although I had a positive experience I was disappointed that the menu offered limited selections. I brought my friends to eat here for the first time and was disappointed in the food. If True Food continues the limited menu I’m sorry to say that I will need to select another restaurant. I hope the menu will update to include the dishes previously offered.

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded 3 days ago

Eve, Thank you so much for the positive review and kind words about the staff. We appreciate you taking the time to invite your friends out for a delicious meal. Our menu is seasonal where we highlight specific ingredients for the season. As some of our menu items leave the menu they are not gone food good they do make their way back later throughout the year. We look forward to your continued business and support. Thanks,

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vipTamiV
Orange County
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2022
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Would love to see your Happy Hour come back! It was my favorite.

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded on January 19, 2022

Tami, Thank you very much for your feedback. We will pass your feedback onto our team. We look forward to your continued business and support. Thanks,

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OpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Everyone was very nice and the food was good although not noteworthy.

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vipMoiMe
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress Lauren was very attentive and helpful. She knows us because we have been customers for a long time. I got the immunity soup with tofu and it was delicious. Also the kale salads have greatly improved. For a while they had some stems in them but now they are back to being just right.

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded on January 15, 2022

Moi, Thank you so much for leaving us your five star review!! We appreciate you taking time to give us your thoughts and opinions. We are pleased we were able to knock that kale salad out of the park for you. We hope to continue to see you in the future. Thanks,

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Gnats flying everywhere…wait staff and manager made excuses and didn’t apologize…disgusting

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
19 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience5

At first it seemed we were being rushed. but after awhile I think the waiter who was excellent realized and respected the fact we needed to chat a bit. Other than having no diet soda to add to a bourbon drink it was smooth sailing.

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded on January 13, 2022

Thank you for your five star review! We appreciate your feedback and look forward to sharing your review with the team. Please do not hesitate to say hello on your next visit. Thanks,

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In love with my new favorite place to eat!!

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JenieT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Started the year celebrating my friends birthday eating healthy. The place was rocking sat very close to the front door, the breeze was chilly. I am not a huge fan of true foods but it’s not bad. I like a heartier meal but overall the food was good, company was great, service was gracious. Probably only eat here if I was invited or celebrating an event but I would recommend it to people.

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded on January 10, 2022

Jenie, Thank you so much for your five star review! We appreciate you taking the time to leave us your feedback and kind words. We appreciate your support and look forward to your next visit. Thanks,

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vipFoodie4life
Orange County
67 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Favorite place to eat for healthy options and we live the patio.

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded on January 10, 2022

Thank you so much for your review! We appreciate you taking the time to leave us your feedback. We look forward to having you dine with us in the future and hosting you on the patio. Thanks,

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing and our server Whitney was great. When we ordered our food we let them know that my husband and I were going to share and they automatically split our portions without us having to ask! Will be coming back again soon.

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded on January 10, 2022

Thank you so much for your five star review! We look forward to sharing your feedback with Whitney and the team. We look forward to your next visit and appreciate your support. Thanks,

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foodie4951
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent experience.

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded on January 10, 2022

Thank you so much for your review and feedback. We appreciate your business and support. Thanks,

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vipfussyfoodie
Los Angeles
163 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Excellent service and very nice atmosphere outside, but the food needs to improve. The ahi in the Ike was pale and limp, not firm like high quality ahi should be.

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded on January 10, 2022

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us your feedback. We have passed your feedback about the food quality to our chef team. We apologize that you left unhappy. We hope to earn your business in the future and appreciate your support. Thanks,

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vipMoiMe
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ordered the grass fed beef tacos, winter immunity soup and the kale salad. For dessert the chocolate cake and cookies and ice cream. Loved every bite. Can't wait to go back.

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded on January 10, 2022

Thank you very much for the five star review! We appreciate you taking the time to leave us your feedback and support. The tacos and kale salad are one of our favorite dishes! We look forward to hosting you on your next visit don't hesitate to say hello! Thanks,

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vipTara
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Using the QR code and self serve ordering function did not allow for special requests (dressing on the side, no onions, etc). Our order was incorrect - protein not included in the salad, etc.

I would not recommend ordering this way.

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded on January 10, 2022

Tara, Thank you so much for the feedback on the self serve ordering function. We will pass this message to our IT team so we may better optimize it in the future. We are always happy to take an order table side to ensure we get all those modifications or specializations correct for you. Thanks,

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Khakhi
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and seasoned perfectly with so many textures to enhance the experience of every bite. The waiter was perfect!

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded on January 10, 2022

Thank you so much for the kind review and feedback. We look forward to sharing this review with our team and hosting you in the future. Thanks,

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Family get together, great service! A few of the meals were just ok, a little disappointed.

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded on January 4, 2022

Thank you so much for your review! We appreciate you taking the time to leave us your feedback. We apologize that the food did not meet our standard. We would love to learn further information on what we could improve and would love to make this up to you. Please don't hesitate to reach out with any questions. Thanks,

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always gorgeous food & a lovely experience.

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded on January 4, 2022

Thank you so much for your five star review! We appreciate your kind words and look forward to your next visit. Thanks,

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Melrose82
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience and food. I really enjoyed that there were so many options for every diet type and every item was delicious.

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded on January 4, 2022

Thank you so much for your five star review!! We appreciate you taking the time to leave us your review and feedback. We look forward to your next visit. Thanks,

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Jojo
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The seasonal lions mane and garlic soup was delicious!!
Our server Lauren was a wonderful server!
I hadn’t been for a while and it surely did not disappoint everything was fabulous! Love the flourless choc cake!

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded on January 4, 2022

Jojo, Thank you for taking the time to leave us your feedback! We look forward to sharing your kind words with Lauren. We look forward to your next visit. Thanks,

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PamelaC
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious the wait staff was wonderful but sadly the noise was so difficult that we could hardly hear each other speaking

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded on January 4, 2022

Pamela, We appreciate your five star review and look forward to your next visit. We apologize that the last visit was more noisy please feel free to ask for a quieter area and we will be happy to accommodate. Thanks,

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KimS
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service great as usual! Good location as well. I would recommend to others.

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded on January 5, 2022

Kim, Thank you so much for your five star review! We appreciate your feedback and look forward to your next visit. Thanks,

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CharaGV
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. Delicious vegan options. Great service. Social distancing. Lovely outdoor seating area.

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded on January 5, 2022

Thank you so much for your five star review! We appreciate your feedback and look forward to your next visit. Thanks,

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vipMichaelM
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Routine and repeat customer and always do an online reservation. Had to wait 40 minutes, which was admittedly uncharacteristic, but still unacceptable. Had 6 people and could not leverage the bar. Otherwise we would have.

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded on January 5, 2022

Michael, Thank you so much for your feedback. We apologize about the delay in seating you on your last visit. It must have been an off night. We hope that in a future we are able to further accommodate you and host your for future reservations. We look forward to your next visit. Thanks,

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AndrewF
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

True Food had no trouble accomodating our large party. Service was very friendly if a tad slow but overall a great experience. We would go back again.

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded on January 5, 2022

Andrew, Thank you so much for the five star review! We appreciate your kind words and look forward to your next visit. Thanks,

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KarenT
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went with a friend to lunch one Sunday afternoon. I made a reservation and we were seated right on time.
I ordered the curry dish which was filled with flavor and not too spicy. My friend ordered the burger with two sides. He said it was a delicious hamburger, cooked just as he ordered.
And the waiter suggested the hot tea with lemon and ginger. It was just the right beverage for a chilly afternoon!
Dining at true food is always a great experience. I will return again and again for great food, great service and excellent atmosphere.

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded on January 5, 2022

Karen, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us your five star review!! We are so pleased to hear everything went great. We look forward to your next visit. Thanks,

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded on January 5, 2022

Thank you so much for your five star review! We appreciate you taking the time to leave us your feedback. We look forward to your next visit. Thanks,

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MichelaC
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The food is very good. Proportions is a small though. My plate came a little bit wrong and I had to take back. But the flavor after the chef fix it was delicious

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded on January 5, 2022

We apologize that the first item sent to you was incorrect. We are happy we were able to recover. We appreciate your support and look forward to your next visit. Please do not hesitate to say hello on your next visit. Thanks,

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

The food was delicious and service was great!

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded on January 5, 2022

Thank you so much for your five star review! We appreciate your kind words and look forward to your next visit. Thanks,

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Londoner17
Orange County
26 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience5

I used to come often when TF first opened many years ago. The food was unbelievable then! Unfortunately, things have changed and the food, while excellent for health reasons, was not up to par.
The edamame dumplings were good, but they were laid out on in twos on top of each other, so you're left trying to separate them yourself. The plate it came on was dirty, too - but it was near the edges not near the food, so I did not mention anything.
The burger meat was burned. Not ideal when sharing with a child as burned food is not healthy. The butternut squash side was also burned and came cold. The burger was not hot - more room temperature so it became cold quickly. Salad was fine.
Orange juice which was freshly squeezed tasted watered down for some reason. The water I received had small flecks of white things floating around in it.
The food wasn't great, but the servers were very nice, positive and polite. They didn't check on us after the food was delivered to our table, which was a bit of a bummer.
Bottom line is I probably wouldn't visit again when there are better options in the area. Shame because it is so healthy and used to be amazing!

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded on January 5, 2022

Londoner, Thank you for your feedback we appreciate you taking the time to leave us your review. We have passed on your feedback to our chef team and look forward to resolving this matter. We would love to host you for some food in the future. Please do not hesitate to reach out. Thanks,

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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 4.6 stars by 2326 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.