True Food Kitchen - Newport

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Pull up a seat for some in-season goodness, the fall menu is back at True Food!

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.
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j
San Francisco
37 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waitstaff was very professional and educated about the ingredients of the menu. They bought samples and had questions answered by the chefs. Always a pleasure to dine at this Tru Food location.

NM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such an amazing place every time I go, from the service to the food. Spectacular!

l
Los Angeles
32 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service2ambience5

I love the food at True Foods and the atmosphere is always wonderful. Our server this time was not very good, but that was okay all that matters is the food is awesome.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent - even all the vegan stuff.

a
Hawaii
79 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice, healthy food options and tasty. Will return.

NA
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat at the bar and the bartenders were great! Good service and delicious food and drinks. Coming back soon.

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded 6 days ago

Thanks so much for the awesome review, Natavila! We look forward to serving you again soon!

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MD
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Birthday Celebration

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded on December 8, 2019

Thanks, Michelle. We wish we could've given you 5 star service on your birthday celebration. I'm going to message you privately in hopes of earning that 5th star.

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SL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All good. Our server was very helpful. His dessert choice was the only thing that I should have gone with my gut but worked out fine because the whole table ended up sharing. So I guess he saved me the calories.

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded on December 8, 2019

Thank you for the great review, Susan!

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OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Service was lacking.

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded on December 8, 2019

This is disappointing to hear, and we want to make it right. I am going to message you privately to continue this dialogue.

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OT
Orange County
96 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another outstanding meal at True Foods! We had a late dinner after shopping so it was fairly empty but the service was still fantastic even though they were winding down for closing. As always, we started with their edemame dumplings & vegetable crudite. My hubby and I split their cauliflower bowl. We also each enjoyed their hot macha drink. Perfect on a cold evening. The food was so healthy and delicious! The only thing that ruined it was there were three adults with a little girl who were seated in another section from the rest of us in the restaurant. They let her scream at the top of her lungs in play but it was very annoying to the other diners. They didn't care and kept making her scream in play like they were in their own living room. People with children, please be mindful of other diners who are there to enjoy a nice meal and pleasant conversation. Go play at home.

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded on December 3, 2019

Wow! We are smiling from ear to ear reading your review of our food, drinks, & service. I apologize that your dining experience was inconvenienced and would like to send you something for your next visit. I will message you directly to talk further. Thanks for the review!

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DP
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the fresh seasonal options. Good flavors. Tulsi Tea is a must. Hip for the younger crowd. Love the Squash Pie!!!!

G
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Love True Food Kitchen. Excellent food and great service. A bit too noisy but worth it since the food is so excellent.

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded on December 8, 2019

We appreciate the kind words, Goodgolly! Please know our patio may offer a quieter experience, as we recognize the high ceilings don't offer as much sound softening. We look forward to having you in again soon.

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j
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded on December 3, 2019

Thank you, Jill!

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P
Orange County
13 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great server & outdoor patio.
All food prepared with care this visit.

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded on December 3, 2019

Thank you for the great review, Professor!

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NZ
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food, service and ambiance always on point. Highly recommend!

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded on December 3, 2019

We appreciate the kind words!

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OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Friendly service, quality ingredients and menu with some very healthy choices

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded on December 3, 2019

Thank you, Anonymous!

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

It was my first time at this restaurant. Overall, it was enjoyable. The food was very good service was excellent and it was reasonably priced. The only down side is that it was a bit loud.

D
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Was disappointed in our experience - sat us right next to the door with a cold breeze blowing through every time someone opened it. Food was ok - but not up to what I have experienced at other locations of this chain.

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My Aunts were our visiting from the East Coast. They wanted to go somewhere with healthy yummy food. They were not disappointed!

OT
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

True Food is always the best! There’s something for everyone!

OT
Orange County
96 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Enjoyed another great meal! We had appetizers, all yummy: Herb hummus & pita, edemame dumplings, and seasoned vegetables crudite (huge!). We then shared a cauliflower polenta bowl (delicious). For beverages, we had their cinnamon vanilla latte (great) and matcha horchata (my favorite).

l
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and a fabulous waiter

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were warmly greeted and quickly seated. Hope, our server, was outstanding! Very friendly, attentive, and offered great suggestions. And our meal was excellent!

CD
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The panang curry is superb. I substitute shirataki noodles for the rice and add more coconut cream to ease up on the spicy factor.

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This restuarant till this day has never disappointed. Came back today(11/15/19) after a long hiatus and the food quality vs price is very on par, even better than I remember. My fiance and I will surely be back as she truly enjoyed her first visit and we will be introducing this business to our fellow mates. Dont change, you are all doing a great job!

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded on November 19, 2019

Aw, you made us blush! Thank you for the fabulous review and your continued patronage!

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My birthday dinner was amazing. Thank you!

MC
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very good and healthy food. I had the poke bowl. Service was polite and professional.

MD
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best Curry, honey lemon drink and the Hangover drink. Hummus and the kale salad is magical. You will love. If you don’t love you must be allergic to yummie.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, a delicious meal. Love the atmosphere- great vegan choices - highly recommend

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and our waitress was excellent.

OT
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A great place with many vegan and vegetarian options! Our favorite dishes include the edamame dumplings (buttery filling and delicious brothy sauce), spaghetti squash casserole (meets the craving for lasagna, but is easy less filling), and butternut squash pizza. The Korean noodles were a bit too sour for our taste, but not bad when you add a little salt. Service was excellent! Our server gave us free samples of their new squash pie that tastes like pumpkin pie.

S
Los Angeles
200 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and thanks for having the table ready for us.

KL
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great as usual.

f
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

always enjoy! sometimes a little wait but it is worth it.

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded on November 7, 2019

We appreciate the 5 star review, Mike!

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LS
Orange County
21 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Service was not great. Had to wait too long for a redo in food when I specified I can’t eat seeds yet they served me egg dish with seeded bread. By the time my food came everyone had eaten. No apologies or anything . I enjoy the food here but every time I come in which is now maybe twice a year the service is slow and lacking.

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded on November 7, 2019

Larissa, we are highly concerned that we did not treat your allergy with the appropriate attention it deserved. I am going to message you directly to discuss further.

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c
Los Angeles
46 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Newly vegan 14 yo grand daughter loved the menu something for all of us. When the waitrss found out she was a new veg she brought her some samples of other thins on the menu to try what a wonderful gesture

P
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food and drinks are wonderful - especially if you're eating with friends with different dietary requirements. However sit outside! The noise level inside makes it very difficult to carry on a conversations/

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded on November 7, 2019

Thank you, Petti!

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OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good place.

OT
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience5

Server sucked

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded on November 2, 2019

Anonymous, we are highly concerned that you did not enjoy your service experience. I am going to message you directly so we can discuss further.

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S
Orange County
50 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Like always, everything was delicious and we’ll be back soon.