True Food Kitchen - Newport

4.7
1801 Reviews
$30 and under
American
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True Food Kitchen in Newport Beach is open for outdoor dining, no-contact pickup and delivery. Choose from our regular lunch or dinner menu, or a variety of takeout value meals for 2, 4 or 6 people, family-style packages for four people and wine bundles and alcohol to-go. Our staff is following stringent sanitation and disinfectant procedures as well as completing daily staff wellness checks to ensure a safe dining and takeout environment. Order online at TrueFoodKitchen.com

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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
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1801 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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Lauren
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant and ambience was nice and trendy. The food was outstanding, and the service was great.

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Alec
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love the edamame dumplings! A must try item on the menu. Also the dragon fruit limead is refreshing to sip while dining. I really enjoyed my grass fed steak tacos. The meat is so tender and flavorful. Highly recommended to come for lunch or dinner.

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LesG
Orange County
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good phood. Nyce patio. Ghood service. Nice heater.

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AshleyB
San Diego
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love coming to True Food, it’s such a great place to spend time with people I love.

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded a day ago

Aw, I love this! Thank you for including us!

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Taylor
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food as always. Ran out of the poke rolls and there was wait for the cauliflower but rest was great.

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded a day ago

Hi Taylor. We're so sorry for the low stock on the spring rolls! I anticipate we will be much better prepared moving forward, so I hope you get to try them soon. Thank you for the review.

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vipNetBoss99
Orange County
17 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fresh. California cuisine. Vegan friendly, not many meat choices or variety for steak and potato people.

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded a day ago

Thank you for your review. We appreciate the 5 stars!

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DWright
Palm Springs
19 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience4

The man at the host station was dismissive and almost rude. He seemed annoyed that we arrived 7 minutes before our reservation time.

Our server was friendly but generally unavailable. The lasagne was good, the shrimp tacos ok, but greasy, the tomato soup just so-so and the teriyaki quinoa bowl was absolutely inedible.

We would have sent the quinoa bowl back, but we didn’t see our server until he presented the check. It wasn’t worth the effort to wait any longer.

The wine was very good, but it’s hard to ruin good wine.

For the price, the food and service could be much, much better.

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DixieF
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our party of 5 ate on the patio and it was perfect. The food is healthy and tasty and unique. We loved everything we ordered.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

First time back in years. Menu shrunk. Average quality and easy overpriced. Great service tho!

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded 6 days ago

Hi there! We just launched our spring menu yesterday, and I’m happy to say it is our usual size & variety of offerings. I’m sad to hear you felt the quality was just average, as we do make everything from fresh, whole ingredients in our from scratch kitchen. I would love to treat you to one of our new menu items in hopes of helping you find something up your alley. Please take me up on my offer any time by calling at 949-644-2400 to make a reservation. - Nancy

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JHSMARIN
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time there. Loved the food and they were SO careful and great with my celiac daughter. Only wish there was one local to my home.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and customer service. Always a good time.
Delicious Healthy food!

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded 6 days ago

Thanks so much!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waitress was great!

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded a day ago

Awesome! Thank you so much!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Easter Brunch, what a Blessing 💞

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Christina
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love True Food Kitchen! The food is delicious, there is something for everyone. The service is always great, very attentive, but not pushy. I love the Seasonal ingredient salad and all of the appetizers too!

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KrystalH
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All around pleasant staff, quick service and delicious food.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

With a group of highly needy people, our server handled it like a champ!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food was good

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

One of our faves to enjoy delish healthy food, a great atmosphere and really good service. We always come back. The patio is so nice and relaxing for a dinner with family.

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viphappyeater
Las Vegas
16 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

True Food never disappoints. Easy to make reservation while shopping at the mall and then to walk over.

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded a day ago

Thank you, happy eater!

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Tinka
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside. It was lovely. The Winter Immunity Bowl was fabulous. We were going to sit inside but they had limited tables because of current dining restrictions and the only table available was the one directly in front of their wonderful open air kitchen and it would have been way too loud. The service was exceptional.

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JoannaK
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So fresh and delicious! Pizza could have needed a bit of a flavor (suggesting roasted garlic or goat cheese), but overall so good.

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded on March 31, 2021

Thank you, Joanna!

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HasmikS
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice place, very clean and organized. Waiters are nice, happy, and polite. Food tasted delicious.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
119 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Very good and fresh food, nice terrace under the yellow umbrellas

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded on March 31, 2021

Thank you! We would love to hear how we can earn your 5th star next visit! - Nancy

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vipmmck
Central Coast
8 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great COVID friendly and safe enjoyable brunch!

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded on March 30, 2021

Hearing you had a safe dining experience is one of the best compliments we can receive right now! Thank you for sharing!

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LizL
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food is always good at Gr

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded on March 31, 2021

Thanks for the 5 stars, Liz!

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CassieH
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here is always so full of flavor! It is delicious and feels so clean. We ate out on the patio and had a wonderful server - Daniel. He was the perfect amount of attentive and friendly. Great lunch ☺️

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded on March 31, 2021

Thank you for the excellent review, Cassie! We will be sure to share with the team!

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Jhudd
2 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Overall good experience and food. We did have one issue during our dining experience, they brought out one of the meals wrong. They fixed it and brought out the correct meal, but it was a little bit of a bust that my friend didn’t have their food when everyone else did.

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded on March 30, 2021

Judd, thank you for sharing your feedback with us. We are so sorry about the mistake! We understand how things like this can affect your experience, so please know we take it to heart and genuinely apologize.

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CharlesW
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

The receptionist was excellent.
The service was horrible.
The value was poor at best.

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded on March 30, 2021

Charles, can we talk about what happened on your visit? I know we took your credit card in advance to take care of your bill. I would love to discuss further, if you have time. You can reach me at the restaurant at 949-644-2400. - Nancy

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DeniseW
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Needed salt & pepper on panini & hash. Water ordered never arrived. People next to us were in a heated discussion about work. Not the best environment for celebrating an anniversary because of those two individuals trash in a third-party who wasn’t there. The lasagna Bolognese is incredibly improved in size and portion but a little less in flavor, much more spinach now and less fennel sausage flavor coming through. But appreciated a much larger portion!

Beverages were fine are usually always get her coffee opted for a French press of mint tea that was great . Wish they would serve Splenda as a acid reflux celiac diabetic he is my only choiceButternut squash soup was absolutely disappointing, bland 1/2 a bowl filled portion but truly tasteless sweet with a weak texture. DESSERT this time was perfectly cooked flourless chocolate cake with incredible ice cream on top to get a great job, sometimes it can be very dry and lifeless BUT Gifted anniversary dessert incredible, perfectly chocolate gooey and fresh. A wonderful finish!

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded on March 31, 2021

We appreciate your detailed review, Denise, and will be sure to share it with our Chef Team. Thank you!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Boise
6 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our new FAVORITE restaurant. The bar is just gorgeous too. Going here feels like you are on vacation in an elegant hotel
in Spain. It is an EVENT!! Very romantic. You can sit by the fireside in the lounge afterwards. So many nice people here. Food is yummy, and drinks are OUTSTANDING. Seriously, go. Particularly if it’s for a very special occasion. ❤️ Melissa and Andrew

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded a day ago

Melissa & Andrew, it is so refreshing to read a review like this! Glad you enjoyed! We appreciate the compliments, and hope to see you soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Over priced

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Jefro
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

True Foods is always a perfect place for lunch-- good food, service ambiance, etc. We are regular customers!

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded on March 25, 2021

We greatly appreciate your loyal patronage! Looking forward to serving you again soon!

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vipCharnaS
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience2

Ive been ordering the chopped salad with grilled chicken for years! It’s always been so good ( in San Diego). But here in Newport! Very skimpy serving and not much ingredients. I was so disappointed and will probably never go back to this location.

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded on March 25, 2021

Hi Charna. Thank you for taking the time to review us, and I'm so sorry you felt like your salad was under-portioned. Did we happen to bring out more toppings for you? We really concentrate on providing value in our food, and I recognize we missed the mark here. I've shared your review with our Chef Team as we look to improve from it. Thank you.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Friends meeting for happy hour.

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded on March 25, 2021

Thank you for the 5-star review!

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DJMa
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience2

I love how healthy and delicious everything on the menu at TFK is. We sat inside, and while not busy, it was still very loud. Hard to hear each other at our table of 4.

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded on March 25, 2021

Hi DJ Ma! Thank you for your review and the feedback. While we do try to keep a lively dining room, please know the patio can offer a little bit of a quieter space should you prefer it in the future. We appreciate your patronage!

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vipTigre
Orange County
37 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

ordered my favorite dish -spaghetti squash with tomato sauce and chicken.
It was totally tasteless - even the chicken. My dining companion ordered same - with same result. They tried bringing us a different sauce - it did help a little. Also extremely hard pieces of squash mixed in - basically unedible.
Serving staff was very gracious. Offered to bring something else. We declined but left most of the dish.
Waitress did take 1 of the entrees off of the bill and some cookies.
Mitigated a little - but I was very disappointed. Don't think I will be back for awhile :(

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded on March 25, 2021

Hi Tigre. I am the manager who you spoke with on your visit. We're so sorry you didn't enjoy the casserole and are happy we were minimally able to take care of the dish, while offering you dessert. We've shared your feedback with our Chef Team and will be sure to take it to heart. Hope you decide to come back sooner rather than later. Feel free to ask for me on your next visit. - Nancy

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Girls luncheon

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded on March 25, 2021

Thank you for visiting!

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vipJerseygirlelpaso
Las Vegas
47 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Safe outdoor dining, a bit cool since heaters were not all working. Food was excellent, as usual and I loved my ancient grains bowl.

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded on March 18, 2021

Thank you for the great review! We're so sorry you weren't warm in your dining experience and will be sure to take this to heart. We are certainly looking forward to the warm weather returning, as well! Hope you visit us again soon!

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ShawnD
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

I would recommend but some portions are smaller. If you are hungry or have a big appetite you should order appetizers.

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded on March 18, 2021

Thank you for the review, Shawn!

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SaraV
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Lousy service! Food wasn't good either. Steak in taco steaks very chewy.

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded on March 18, 2021

Hi Sara. I am so sorry you did not enjoy our experience with us. I have asked our Chefs to look into the quality of our steak, and we will address this immediately. Would it be possible to hear more details about the service you received? Please feel free to e-mail me directly at Nancy.Geden@TrueFoodKitchen.comm or call me at the restaurant at 949-644-2400. Thank you. - Nancy

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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 4.7 stars by 1801 OpenTable diners.

True Food Kitchen - Newport does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://truefoodkitchen.cashstar.com/store/recipient?locale=en-us.

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.