True Food Kitchen - Newport

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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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New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food3service3ambience1

I have always brought my dogs and sat on the patio but won’t come back again because of a bad experience with another diner that doesn’t like dogs. She was rude and I had to move and was very upset on how it was handled. Won’t bother coming back again

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded a day ago

Good evening, Corinne. Thank you for taking the time to write to us. I think we spoke yesterday after you moved tables. I am so sorry you felt this way during your experience. Can you possibly e-mail me directly at Nancy.Geden@TrueFoodKitchen.comm so I can make this right for you?

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Kansas City
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Super cheery staff. Always a solid place for any meal

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for the kind review about our staff! We would love to be able to earn your 5th star on your next visit. If you have any specific feedback as to how we can do that, please feel free to e-mail me directly at Nancy.Geden@TrueFoodKitchen.comm.

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Columbus
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sebastian was an outstanding waiter! Food was delicious!

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded a day ago

Wow! Thank you for the great review & shout out for Sebastian. We will ensure he gets noticed for his service! Take care.

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Orange County
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's refreshing to see that healthy foods can be affordable for some people. I think their concept of helping people eat healthier without charging a high cost is nice for a change. i would say that the crudite plate has less vegetables compare you several years ago. but overall, i am happy with my choice .

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded 13 hours ago

Thank you very much for the kind words and great review!

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KC
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious and the service was on point!!

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for the positive review. Please let us know if we can be of assistance to you in the future. Have a great day.

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Columbus
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food! Sabastian is a fabulous waiter. We actually ate at True Foods 5three nights in a row. It was that good!

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for the positive review. Please let us know if we can be of assistance to you in the future. Have a great day.

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E
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience4

I did not enjoy the food. however, that’s on me since I did not understand from the menu I reviewed online what this restaurant was about. PURE HEALTHY FOOD.
I had the winter immunity bowl and I did not like it. My friend had the turkey burger and enjoyed it very much. I will not return simply because I am not into this level of clean eating.

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded a day ago

We thank you for taking the time to review us and hear you loud perhaps the Grassfed Burger? We like to think we have something for everyone and would love to find that item for you. Please e-mail me directly at Nancy.Geden@TrueFoodKitchen.comm so we can discuss further.

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NW
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Although parking is subpar; the service and food more than makes up for it.

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for the positive review. Please let us know if we can be of assistance to you in the future. Have a great day.

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JC
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Loved the fact that the menu is all "clean food".

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for your review, James. We appreciate you taking the time to write it. We hope to be able to earn your 5th star on your next visit. If you have any specific feedback on how we can do so, please feel free to e-mail me directly at Nancy.Geden@TrueFoodKitchen.comm.

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B
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was absolutely delicious and the service was top notch! The staff is wonderful - you would think it was a fine dining restaurant. We will be back!

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded a day ago

Thank you for the outstanding review! We look forward to being of service to you in the near future!

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D
Los Angeles
62 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat on patio. Late lunch/early dinner so wasn’t crowded. Food and service excellent. our table had the spaghetti squash casserole, lasagna and chicken sausage pizza. Had squash pie for dessert which was excellent too. All healthy and very tasty!

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded on February 20, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We are so glad you enjoyed your experience with us! Hope to see you again soon!

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Central Coast
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded on February 17, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to review us!

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f
Orange County
31 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded on February 19, 2020

Amazing to hear! Thank you!

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Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is delicious. Service is prompt, friendly and efficient. We come here every weekend because it’s great.

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded a day ago

We appreciate all our customers...and it is comments like yours, from people that keep coming back, that keep us going. We strive to provide special tastes that will stand out and hopefully make True Food Kitchen one of your favorites. Thank you for your remarks. Gratefully, True Food Kitchen

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Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

My girl & I were highkey faded but it was dope

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded on February 19, 2020

Thank you for your review!

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TM
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
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

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded on February 19, 2020

Timothy, thank you for taking the time to provide this feedback. We apologize sincerely that you were not able to sit at the table you wished to. We absolutely should have accommodated your request. Thank you for providing your phone number. I will call you directly tomorrow.

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JA
Orange County
71 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great waiter- very attentive

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded on February 19, 2020

Thank you for the excellent review, Jane!

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Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s Day

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded on February 19, 2020

Thank you for celebrating with us! We are glad you had a 5-star experience!

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CE
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded on February 19, 2020

Thanks for the review, Coach E! We hope to earn your 5th star on your next visit. If you have more specific feedback on how we can do so, please feel free to e-mail me directly at Nancy.Geden@TrueFoodKitchen.comm. Take care.

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IG
Orange County
12 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was courteous and friendly. Spaghetti squash casserole and lasagna bolognese were delicious and satisfying. 👏👏👍

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded a day ago

Thank you very much, Ian!

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NJ
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service5ambience3

I had a terrible experience but the General Manager reached out and listened to my concerns, which was wonderful. Will give it another shot!

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded on February 19, 2020

Nicole, I am so sorry that this happened on your visit. I remember discussing this exact occurrence with my management team. Were we able to take care of you while you were dining with us? I have no excuse for the mistakes made, but please know we take your feedback to heart. Can you e-mail me directly at Nancy.Geden@TrueFoodKitchen.comm so we can discuss further?

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Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Delicious food across the board.

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded on February 19, 2020

Thank you for the outstanding review!

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NM
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
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!🐶💕

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded on February 19, 2020

Aw, we are so glad you bring your pooch with when you visit us! Thank you for the great review!

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1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and better service

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded on February 16, 2020

Thank you so much for the outstanding review!

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SL
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
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 on February 16, 2020

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.

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CI
Los Angeles
38 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
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 on February 15, 2020

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!

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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 on February 15, 2020

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?

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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 on February 12, 2020

Thank you for the 5 star review!

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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 on February 12, 2020

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!

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

Always great.

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded on February 19, 2020

Thank you, Trisha!

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

Amazing! Best restaurant in the whole world!!!

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded on February 13, 2020

What a compliment Dani!! Thank you so much!

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p
Orange County
23 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 on February 12, 2020

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

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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 on February 12, 2020

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

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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 on February 12, 2020

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.

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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!

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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!

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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!

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