True Food Kitchen - Newport
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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We usually love our visit to True Food but this time they seemed to have forgotten where they sat us. It was a very busy Friday evening so we were patient but my husband ended up going back inside to the hostess to let them know we had been waiting for a while without anyone even coming over to say hello and bring water. Our server was most apologetic and we were treated to a complimentary dessert. This being said, we would definitely make another reservation to eat at True Food.
Very fun atmosphere and delicious, fresh food. Our server was very knowledgeable and genuinely seemed to love her job. We sat on the patio and it couldn't have been more pleasant!
Great lunch! The noise level tends to be on the high side, with the music a tad on high side. Otherwise, always a great experience.
Thank you for the feedback, Fab2dine!
We went for lunch and were seated right away with a reservation. A waitress came right away
Always wonderful services, clean-fresh food and a happy well trained staff.
Good service. Good food. Always a satisfying meal at True Food. Cocktails always seem “weak;” not much alcohol, though.
Food is great! I am on a strict diet, so the Korean noodle dish is fantastic, very tasty and only 550 cals.
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Fantastic food, fresh ingredients. Friendly server but service was not great, food came and no silverware to eat with, pizza served and no bread plates to eat with. Had to borrow salt and pepper from the next table. Had to ask for our server 3 times to put in a drink order to go at the end.
This was a disappointment. Drinks did not arrive until food was served. One entree was served almost 10 minutes after the others with no explanation. Generally not up to the standard that I have experienced in the past.
Always the tastiest food that fills and fuels with healthy and feel-good after glow! And the friendliest service!
We had the curry bowl, grass fed burger with marinaded cucumbers and sweet potato hash browns. Also had edamame dumpling as an appetizer.
Everything we ordered was delicious. The food is better than we anticipated. Highly recommend giving this place a retry.
of the 6 people in the party, the server got 4 of our food orders wrong. Kitchen seemed unorganized, and I'm' surprised there is no manager in the kitchen checking off the orders to make sure the food was made correctly and according to order. Even though the manager waived costs for the foods that were brought 15 minutes late due to incorrect orders, this is the 3rd time it occurred in the last 3 months I've been there (especially when it's business lunches). The restaurant needs to step up their management, it's a little irritating.
The food is good and it’s healthy. There’s lots of choices and good value
Lovely patio, such a relaxed experienced
Delicious bites, excellent service and it keeps getting better and better.
Went in for a very late dinner. They were great, not rushing us at all while they were closing and cleaning up for the night. Really appreciated that because we had an emergency that day and couldn't get to dinner earlier. Wonderful service, great food (although added tofu with their wok sauce was a bit too spicy for us, we'll tell them not to put in wok sauce next time) and relaxing ambiance really helped us relax after a very trying day.
It was the perfect place to get together with friends. The food was great and the service was excellent!!!
Each of True Food locations we have visited 6 locations do far) noise level is an issue. Please consider some softening of echo effect!!!
Overall wonderful experience. Staff was a little slow on refills and the americanos we ordered were painfully slow to receive. However still earns 5 stars overall.
I always enjoy such healthy foods that taste as good as it looks!
Burgers (vegan and meat) were awesome and the Mediterranean bowl was so tasty. Highly recommend True Food.
Friendly, quick service and delicious food!
Great clean healthy safe comfortable environment
Birthday of friend
The food is very interesting and very creative. It did not seem like we were eating gluten free. everything was tasty. The service was just "okay". Took a long time to get anyone to wait on us. The first waiter was a bit snippy conveying that no we cannot make changes to the dish I was inquiring about. The only reason I bring this up, is that I had this dish at one of their restaurants in San Diego and they modified it perfectly. I will try them again, the food is really good. Service could have been off. However if the Newport Beach location is not welcoming next time I will go to another True Foods.
Service was appalling, they brought a share appetizer for the three of us and we had to ask repeatedly for share plates which they never brought. Never offered water. Food was mediocre. Heat lamps melted us outside. And the bill did not reflect service or food, way to expensive for this experience!
Such a favorite of my husband and I. The meal and service are always top notch.
The waitress didn’t come out to check after our entrees were brought out. I had been given the wrong dish and my friend the same, she never once asked if it was right. This was disappointing. They had switched our dishes and by the time I noticed it was too late because we’d already started eating. The seats were in the sun and the drinks were warm, we had to ask for ice three times. You’d think the sever would have been on top of this but she seemed so relaxed and care free. I’ve been here many times before and never had such terrible service. I was shocked. We shouldn’t have to continue waiting for the server and asking for assistance she should have been waiting on us.
Good food and good ambiance. Inside is a noisy though. Outside is better.
My favorite restaurant. I eat here once a week at least
Food is excellent and a bit pricey. Will visit again soon
Service poor. 30 min wait for cocktails once seated. Appetizer dishes left piled up when dinner was served. Fined w dirty plates all around us. Waited an eternity for the check.
Sun shades badly ripped - my guests looking into the sun and a torn and badly worn shade.
We were seated near 2 baby carriages. Overall poor experience and I was embarrassed having been the one to recommend it. Many previous experiences w my husband were ok.
Overall a healthy treat, as usual. Though I won’t be ordering the cauliflower polenta again - not enough flavor.
True Food if a great lunch spot with a friend or for business meeting. We ate outside and enjoyed the weather and great service.
Limited menu for non-vegans with a disappointing breakfast menu.
Made reservations and they had table ready, friendly staff, fresh food
My husband got the teriyaki quinoa bowl with chicken added. He said the bowl was over sauced and couldn’t taste anything other than teriyaki. I got the ancient grains bowl with tofu added and it was amazing. So many yummy flavors in one bowl. My only compliant is that we paid $4 for 5 cubes of tofu, not really worth it. Our server was super nice and everything came out at the perfect time.
Was happily surprised to see the cocktail menu. The Lavender Martini and the Peach Bourbon was to die for. Can't wait to repeat.
Fabulous healthy vegan options
Very affable staff