True Food Kitchen - Newport
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The food is always good here but my husband always leaves hungry because the portions are so small.
Audrey, our Server was Fantastic and fun!!
Slow to seat. No reason for it. Waitress gave sample of soup The was scalding hot! Burnt the insides of my mouth and throat- blisters and sore throat. Salad was uneventful and bland. Resturant concept good, but Not impressed.
It was perfect for a Sunday afternoon. We hang out with our friends. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Meals were very delicious, healthy, and fresh.
Thank you for the awesome review!
Have been coming here for years. This time we were a party of 10 we were seated and served quickly. Drinks and food are always delicious. Staff are always friendly.
Thank you for the awesome review, Adrianna!
it was so good. the food was great. the food also came very fast
Thank you for the great review!
Used to love True Food. However they apparently changed the menu recently and the choices are not very good or enticing.
Jacqueline, we are disappointed to hear you don't enjoy our new menu choices. We take guest feedback seriously and would love to learn what you are missing / what you'd like to see on the next menu change. Please feel free to reach out to me directly at Nancy.Geden@TrueFoodKitchen.comm. Thank you!
It’s great there. Love the Ancient Grains bowl. Delicious w so many flavors. Great patio.
We appreciate the 5-star review, Shari!
All of the food and drinks were of very high quality. We sat outside where the heat lamps efficiently kept us warm.
Thank you, Jen!
Excellent!! Superb food, service and ambience! Highly recommended!
We appreciate the kind review!
I got the turkey burger and was great. Also loved de honey lemonade and the ginger tea
One of our favorites!
We are assured of fresh and delicious
Great food selections
Very helpful and friendly help, including the managers
Thank you for the kind words! We appreciate it!
Great, fresh food. I had the chicken wrap w/the Kale salad that is on the Spring menu. It was delicious. Lots of fresh veggies inside. Chicken cooked perfectly and very tender. Flavoring spot on.
Also had the Ginger O drink. Super good.
Thanks for the awesome review, Linda!
Always a great place to eat with friends and feel healthy. Good to know your body is getting great quality ingredients.
Wonderful food as always. Love this place - fresh and creative veggie dishes
The lasagna and pizzas were delicious. We also had a chance to chat with the manager who was very personable. Our server was also very attentive.
We were there for a birthday lunch and our server made us feel extra special. After being disappointed that the patio was closed, she had a birthday sign and flowers waiting for the guest of honor! She was so cheerful and helpful that it made the experience extra-special. Thank you!
Thank you for the amazing review! I am so glad we could make your friend feel special on her birthday!
Food was so yummy! Lots of choices. Everyone I was with also enjoyed what they got!
The service was great and the food was delicious! TF never disappoints!
We appreciate the awesome review!
We are already fans of TFK in El Segundo, so we were excited to go in NB. We had a res for 5:15 and arrived on time, but ended up having to wait about 20min (it was Mother's Day, quite crowded, and we didn't want to sit inside as it was a bit loud). Our server, Lauren, was AWESOME! Super engaging, attentive, funny, and suggested a couple new items to us that we ended up LOVING and wondering why we never ordered before. Thanks for great food and a terrific atmosphere!
TriGirlLA - we appreciate the kind review! Our sincerest apologies for the wait on your reservation; we appreciate your understanding. Thank you for the shout out to Lauren - we will make sure she gets properly recognized for her outstanding service! We look forward to serving you again soon!
True Food has great ambience, food you can feel good about as well as enjoy, and a friendly staff - but there is something about the service... it is almost always extremely slow, waitstaff is elusive with an air that it is 'supposed to be that way...' -- it's a lovely place to go for dinner, but only enjoyable if you're feeling patient and not particularly hungry when you get there...
Lisa, we are glad you find our staff friendly, but concerned that your service seems slow. We are a guest-first restaurant and clearly have missed the mark on your experience with us. If you don't mind sharing a little more of your experience, can you please e-mail me directly at Nancy.Geden@TrueFoodKitchen.comm? Thank you!
Everything was great but there was a hair in my salad.
We arrived 40 minutes before our reservation and checked in after that we walked around the mall and came back 10 minutes before our 2:15 reservation. The male host stated it would be 10 minutes and our table would be ready. However, 35 minutes had past, I went up and asked how much longer, and thankfully they called our name. The food was great, the service was slow, we did not leave until 4:45pm which is insane. I will not be coming back to this location. The one in El segundo is ran much more efficiently.
Rick, what you described is highly concerning for us. I want to make sure we make this right for you. If you are willing to discuss further, can you please e-mail me directly at Nancy.Geden@TrueFoodKitchen.comm? Thank you.
Great place! Had a spot by the kitchen it was fun to watch them make the pizza crusts. We didn't have pizza but it sure looked good! The Salmon was delicious and so were the umami burgers, had mine lettuce wrapped. Kale salad was a perfect side. The Cauliflower starter dish was so good would definitely get that again! Had the Key Lime mousse real refreshing! If you love chocolate the flourless chocolate cake is real chocolatey.
Wow, Rebecca! Thank you for the great review! Our Marg Pizza is one of my favorite dishes; I hope you get to try it next time! We look forward to serving you again very soon.
We go there regularly and love it! Food is yummy and the service is great.
Thank you for the 5-star review, Dave!
Great service and food!
It was my Birthday and I was being treated to lunch by a dear lady friend...reservation desk, wait staff, very nice, the only thing I would change is choosing to eat on the patio, the main dinning room way to noisy for my taste......the food OMG......we both chose the Cobb Salad and that awesome dressing....I also had, I think it's called the "OG" drink.....and dessert for the BDay was the Flourless Chocolate cake........the food 10 plus.........I will recommend and will be going back for that salad soon.....salivating as I'm sharing this review......thanks to all you lovely being of light making my Birthday (76) one of the best ever.......Merci
Service was very slow
Love the food and ambience, our waitress was awesome, but the girls that we asked to clean our table weren’t as friendly nor did they clean the table all that well with alcohol? So our table smelled like alcohol and our waitress noticed our table was wet with alcohol and quickly took care of it and apologized. She was great.
True Food is an easy choice. Fun, lively atmosphere. Good, healthy food, reasonable value. For some reason they reported me as a no show for a recent reservation, but I cleared that up with Open Table. True Food is one of my "go to" options for out of town guests and smaller groups of people.
Wow had this restaurant changed and not in a good way! We brought a friend who was visiting CA for the 1st time and was embarrassed because we told her it was so good. Our server seemed relatively new and not trained well as service was very slow and unorganized and it wasn’t even busy. Our drinks took over 15 mins to get which the server said the bartender forgot. FORGOT?? How could she forget when it wasn’t busy? When our food arrived our friend took 1 bite and said these grains are not cooked thoroughly. We told our server and he apologized but she had to order something completely different because the kitchen was closing soon. She ordered the steak tacos which were just ok. My husband asked for an espresso at the end of dinner but the server said sorry that machine is closed down for the night. Ok? When we received the bill they charged our friend for the steak tacos which we asked the server to comp since they messed up her original dinner. The manager then came to our table to apologize for their mistake and comp’d the meal. We will probably never go back because their food and service has declined in the past years which is too bad. Their kale salad used to be “the bomb” but was soggy and kind of bitter. Not sure if they are mass producing everything now but I don’t think Dr Weil would approve of what’s going on at this location.
Amazing food. Never have been disappointed. Enjoyed the cauliflower and ancient grains bowl. Truly delicious!
We had a birthday lunch at 2 PM on Sunday afternoon. The restaurant was not full. Our orders were taken and then we waited and waited. Finally, we got our small appetizer, and waited expectantly for our food. The servers were bustling around and basically unavailable. We waited and waited and waited. At one point we were told ours was the next ticket up - but no food. Then we called over someone who was a manager, who told us our order had been set back because we had an appetizer (what???). Then, she came back and told us ours was the next ticket up. Still, no food. We began to complain more visibly. Others in the area were complaining also. Finally, the food arrived and it was fine. The server came over and said we would get a free dessert because of the birthday. We should have been offered more than that at this point, so she came back and offered four desserts, which we didn't want. Our lunch took over three frustrating hours. Not good at all.
The biggest problem with all of this is the no one on the staff owned up to the miserable delays. If they were short staffed or something and had told us, we might have been more understanding, but I am left to feel that this is their normal pace, and it is completely unacceptable. None of us will ever go back there again, and that's a pretty big statement for me.
Barbara, I am so sorry for your experience on Sunday. We 100% take ownership for the delays you felt and want to extend our sincere apologies. I am going to message you directly in hopes of making this right with you.
Really appreciate wide variety of VEGAN foods and desserts. Love❤
Nancy, the manager, was great greeting us! shes amazing! food is great, service great...love True Food - happy they are adding different items !
good family restaurant with a lot of health options. After an initial wait we were seated. We liked the possibility of outdoor seating; the outdoor patio is very nice, we preferred it to the inside seating. We ordered the spinach mushroom pizza which was very delicious . As Entrees my husband chose the poke bowl which was a lot of quinoa and not a lot of poke.I chose the the good earth Health salat with Chicken, it was a huge portion and it tasted very good. Our waitress was supernice and very attentive.
Overall the hype about the restaurant is not justified. It is a good and healthy restaurant but nothing special.
Thank you for the review, Rike! We wish we could've done more to impress you, though we appreciate the shoutout for the patio & service. I would love it if you would say hi on your next visit so we can show you what the hype is all about! - Nancy
Another great dining experience at True Foods. We are eating more vegan/vegetarian lately and there are good choices on the menu with added tofu as an option for your protein. Love coming here after shopping at Fashion Island. The only thing is weve had a bad waitress in the past which recked our dinner but the last two visits we were lucky to get seated in a section with a phenomenal waiter/waitress.
We appreciate the review and are concerned about your one bad experience. We hope every experience from here on out is only phenomenal. Please ask for me should you have any concerns in the future. Thank you! - Nancy
nice and healthy . good food, nice environment. excellent
Thank you, Sandra!
Nice open ambiance
Wide selection of organic foods
Some of the meats were a bit tough
Interesting original creations.
Gets quite busy during dinner hours
We appreciate your kind review, Traveler!