True Food Kitchen - Newport

4.7
1978 Reviews
$30 and under
American
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

Support True Food Kitchen - Newport during COVID-19

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 1978 people are saying
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4.6
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Lunch
Orange County
37 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious as usual; service was great! Thanks for a great business lunch.

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JaneM
Central Coast
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food3service3ambience4

When I arrived, I was told I had no reservation, and was instructed to step aside and they might be able to seat me later. My guest, whom I was meeting, texted me to say she was at the table. Apparently, they had seated her and deleted the reservation. Treatment at the entrance was very unpleasant, however, I was allowed in to find my friend.
The waitress was lovely, the food was OK, but I will have a hard time going back due to treatment on arrival.

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kenz
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I really enjoyed my dinner at True Foods in Newport! I have never had a bad experience with the service & the food is never a disappointment. The only feedback I’d have to give is that the sweet potato hash is always undercooked & lacks flavor.

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for reviewing us, Kenz! We appreciate the feedback and will share it with our Chef Team.

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nataliek
Orange County
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service1ambience2

Waitress was hard to get to help us, we sat for a while waiting for refills. She didn’t tell us when things we ordered were out, and chose replacements without informing us. She just came off as not friendly and it made us feel very unwelcome, especially on father’s day. We have been here many times and normally love it. The food is never an issue, but this time the service has made us never want to come back. It is pricy food, so when we go out we want to have a good time. It just felt like we were an inconvenience and a bother.

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded 2 days ago

Natalie, please accept my sincerest apologies as we clearly missed the mark on your visit. Hospitality is the heart of what we do, and we simply failed to provide you the attentive & personable experience we aim to. I would like to invite you and your family back in so we can take much better care of you. Please call me directly on my cell phone when you would like to make a reservation so I can personally oversee you are taken care of. 773-306-6110 -Nancy

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BadgerOC
Orange County
20 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu, excellent service and delicious vegan offerings. Nice wine list, and overall fun place to enjoy a meal.

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for the excellent review! We are so glad you enjoyed your visit and hope you visit us again soon!

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Sunny
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the gluten-free pita bread. Appreciated the attentive service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu! Love that they catered free at the quality is so good!

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for the 5 stars!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Meeting families from out of state. This is the second time we’ve chosen this true foods to meet. Outdoor seating is still safe n lovely on a nice weather day. We have food considerations so we can all find something to enjoy which is sometimes difficult for us.
I frequent other true foods for the same reason.

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for the kind words! We are happy to be your chosen place when it comes to meeting up with others! Take care.

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veggievero4
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Taylor T. was outstanding! Provided attentive and friendly service, made the effort to get to know us and created a very positive and safe dining experience. I appreciate all of the staff at True Food for working so hard in light of all the challenges this pandemic has brought for and especially comment Taylor for his professionalism.

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded 2 days ago

Aww. Thank you for recognizing our staff. We appreciate you taking the time to do so and hope we can have the pleasure of serving you again soon!

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Tyler
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We let who ever answers the phone know that we missed our waitlist spot on open table because we didn’t refresh the page and asked her for a new reservation at 9 and she said they close at 10 (didn’t ask but thanks for passive aggressively telling us not to come one entire hour before you close). The food was average and over priced. I asked my boyfriend to drive 30 minutes to True Food because I remember it being a lot better. They over cooked his burger and we let the waiter know (my boyfriend NEVER sends anything back) but when you buy drinks, appetizers, and pay $20 for a burger that he said is worse than in n out quality… you send it back to get what you asked for. Instead of the waiter telling us he will take care of it right away he decided to argue over semantics of “medium vs medium well vs well done burgers.” I’ve worked in several restaurants and that burger was completely well done, charred black on one side with no pink in the middle, despite my boyfriend asking for a medium well burger. After the waiter went on about temperature versus presentation of burgers he finally agreed to get him a new one. The food took forever to come out too. Passing on this restaurant.

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded 2 days ago

Tyler, please allow me to completely apologize for the poor impression we made over the phone, as well as the interaction with your server. I would love the chance to make this up to you. Would you please reach out to me via email so we can discuss further? Nancy.Geden@TrueFoodKitchen

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

So delicious!

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you!

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JerryO
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Thank you very much--it was all good. See you again soon.

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded 2 days ago

Hi Jerry! We are so happy to hear! See you soon!

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GFoodie
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

True Food always knocks it out of park with fresh, exciting food and great cocktails. A TRUE favorite in Newport Beach and in El Segundo.

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for the excellent review! We are launching our summer menu today so be sure to stop by soon to try new items like our sea bass with cauliflower rice & vegan corn elote!

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vipJoeM
Orange County
16 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. We love the emphasis on healthy and nutritious food items on the menu. Attentive service, and management.

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded a day ago

Thank you, Joe! We are glad to hear you had a 5-star experience!

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MunkysMom
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All the servers were friendly, polite, and excellent. Love the manager!

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for the kind words! We appreciate you!

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viprreads
Orange County
12 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Tried their vegetarian burger for the first time...so good!

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded a day ago

We’re so glad to hear you liked our Vegan Double Cheeseburger! May I recommend adding avocado next time as an added source of potassium? (Fun fact: avocados actually contain more potassium than bananas in 1 serving!) Thank you for your kind words, and we hope to see you again soon!

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vipPamelaC
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cloe was an excellent waiter, she took my capsaicin allergy seriously and had the chef modify the dish

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded a day ago

Thank you, Pamela! We shared your positive feedback with Cloe and made sure to shout her out for taking such great care of your allergy! See you next time!

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DougP
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Excellent food and service. We we I’ll be back! On a 90degree day, we were comfortable with the ocean breezes when we ate at noon.

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded a day ago

Thank you, Doug!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The staff were very friendly, the host and bar staff were excellent!

The waiter was Okay but not great. It didn’t seem that the restaurant was overly busy, but one never knows if the waiter has been over-seated.

Once we sat down, ordered coffee, washed hands and started to relax, the food came in what seemed like moments. However, after that, our dishes stayed on the table for quite a long time, and it took quite a while before we were able to order a second latte.

The chairs on the patio are not at all comfortable.

Other than that is was lovely.

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ChrissyE
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Cameron was our server (I think :)) and he was AWESOME! We enjoyed the service and food, as always. The drinks were also spectacular!

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded a day ago

Thank you, Chrissy! We will be sure to share this review with Kameron and the team!

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JenniferS
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service at True Food was amazing as usual!

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded on June 16, 2021

Thank you for the excellent review, Jennifer!

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SuzanneA
Orange County
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

I used to really like True Food kitchen, but I think it has become all hype with no substance. It’s a destination and trend that has lost its appeal. Being popular will only get you so far. My husband and I met another couple for dinner last Friday night.

The food was bland. I know this is a health conscious menu but a kale salad can be made delicious. The true food version is a bunch of kale washed, cut up and placed on a plate. The one dish I used to love, the curry, is no longer available because due to Covid the chef can’t get the quality curry He/she needs. Is there no other curry in the world anywhere? I got the grass fed steak tacos instead with avocado and chimmichurre sauce… the steak tasted exactly like what I order at Baja fish tacos for $5, and the avocado was the size of a dime. Total disappointment. My husband ordered a turkey burger and was not impressed. We were served one round of cocktails, never offered water and our waitress never came back to ask if we wanted a second round of drinks which we would have ordered if asked.
Overpriced and underwhelming. Save your money.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. So
Many unique choices. Never disappoints. Our go to place.

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded on June 16, 2021

We do appreciate your loyal patronage! Thank you for sharing!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
45 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall4food1service3ambience3

Salads were not good!

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded on June 16, 2021

Oh no! I am so sorry you did not enjoy your salad. Can you please call us so we can rectify this for you? 949-644-2400 - Nancy

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MonaE
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience4

Quality of food was poor. Pike was old, chicken Parmesan was tough

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded on June 15, 2021

Hi Mona. I’m so sorry to hear you had a bad experience with our food! We make everything fresh to order, and nothing we serve should ever be old or tough. We obviously missed the mark on your visit. Can you please reach out to me via email so I can make this up to you? Nancy.Geden@TrueFoodKitchen

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vipLRyan
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food!!

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded on June 16, 2021

Thank you for your kind words!

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Annie
Orange County
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always love True Foods Kitchen for their unique healthy menu. There’s something for everyone.
Annie

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded on June 12, 2021

Glad to hear you enjoyed, Annie! Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

TFK at Fashion Island did not disappoint. Service and ambiance both excellent. Cuisine is prepared with care from top quality ingredients. Flavors are unique and memorable. I frequent the original TFK in Biltmore, AZ often. The Newport location is becoming my fav.

- Tengu Seattle

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded on June 12, 2021

We greatly appreciate your kind review! Fun fact: We are the 2nd TFK location, right after Biltmore! Glad to hear we lived up to the high expectations set by our original restaurant. Hope to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quality, always delicious

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded on June 12, 2021

Love that you pair “quality” with us! Thank you for your review!

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vipMaryC
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a favorite!

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded a day ago

Thank you, Mary!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service by all the staff

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded on June 9, 2021

Nothing warms us more than to hear this! Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

I ordered the lasagna,which has been my favorite for years, and this time it didn’t taste nearly as good as it used to. I don’t know if they changed chefs or recipe but it was a very inferior dish to what I was used to.

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded on June 9, 2021

Oh no! I’m so sorry to hear this. We haven’t changed the recipe, and I cannot say for sure what happened on your visit. We definitely owe you a make-up lasagna. Can I treat you next time? - Nancy 949-644-2400

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ArianaS
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The food was good! and I liked that it was healthy but I wish the waiters were a little more attentive. The place is cute and fun to go dine!

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded on June 9, 2021

Ariana, it sounds like we missed the mark on your visit. Our intention is to always provide attentive and friendly service. Can we make this up to you? Please email me at Nancy.Geden@TrueFoodKitchen so we can discuss further.

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diegok
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for breakfast or brunch!
Great service and the patio is dog friendly.

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded on June 9, 2021

Thank you for the awesome review, Diego!

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AleidaO
Denver
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great customer service. Friendly staff and food was delicious

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded on June 9, 2021

Thank you for the kind review!

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southcoastdiner
Yosemite
2 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

True Foods Kitchen is one our favorite restaurants. Delicious food for everyone including us vegans and outstanding service. True Foods never disappoints.

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded on June 9, 2021

We are so glad to hear you were pleased on your visit! Thank you for sharing this great review!

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vipAmyB
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the healthy fun options ! Great pizza and kale salad- and dumpling appetizer was outstanding

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded on June 9, 2021

I love the dumplings, too, Amy! So glad you enjoyed! Take care.

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ShellyD
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the burger and tacos!! Their wine from Sicily was delicious.... wonderful service as usual!

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded on June 9, 2021

Thank you for the great review, Shelly!

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vipdiascund
Richmond
58 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

An upbeat vibe. Great crafted food, excellent sergice

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded on June 9, 2021

Thank you for the kind words!

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vipWendy
Orange County
29 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Birthday lunch for a very healthy eating conscious friend. Patio was so nice the day we were there, perfect weather, terrific service, and a nice birthday dessert for her, too! We both really liked our lunch selections, too. Super flavorful

True Food Kitchen - Newport
Responded on June 9, 2021

We appreciate you all celebrating with us, Wendy! Glad to hear everything was good. If there’s anything we can do to earn your 5th star on your next visit, please don’t hesitate to reach out! - 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 1978 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.