True Food Kitchen - Newport
- 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
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Food was delicious as usual; service was great! Thanks for a great business lunch.
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.
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.
Thank you for reviewing us, Kenz! We appreciate the feedback and will share it with our Chef Team.
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.
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
Great menu, excellent service and delicious vegan offerings. Nice wine list, and overall fun place to enjoy a meal.
Thank you for the excellent review! We are so glad you enjoyed your visit and hope you visit us again soon!
Loved the gluten-free pita bread. Appreciated the attentive service.
Great menu! Love that they catered free at the quality is so good!
Thank you for the 5 stars!
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.
Thank you for the kind words! We are happy to be your chosen place when it comes to meeting up with others! Take care.
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.
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!
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.
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
Thank you very much--it was all good. See you again soon.
Hi Jerry! We are so happy to hear! See you soon!
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.
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!
Excellent food and service. We love the emphasis on healthy and nutritious food items on the menu. Attentive service, and management.
Thank you, Joe! We are glad to hear you had a 5-star experience!
All the servers were friendly, polite, and excellent. Love the manager!
Thank you for the kind words! We appreciate you!
Tried their vegetarian burger for the first time...so good!
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!
Cloe was an excellent waiter, she took my capsaicin allergy seriously and had the chef modify the dish
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!
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.
Thank you, Doug!
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.
Cameron was our server (I think :)) and he was AWESOME! We enjoyed the service and food, as always. The drinks were also spectacular!
Thank you, Chrissy! We will be sure to share this review with Kameron and the team!
The food and service at True Food was amazing as usual!
Thank you for the excellent review, Jennifer!
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.
Love this place. So
Many unique choices. Never disappoints. Our go to place.
We do appreciate your loyal patronage! Thank you for sharing!
Salads were not good!
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
Quality of food was poor. Pike was old, chicken Parmesan was tough
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
Thank you for your kind words!
I always love True Foods Kitchen for their unique healthy menu. There’s something for everyone.
Glad to hear you enjoyed, Annie! Thank you!
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
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!
Quality, always delicious
Love that you pair “quality” with us! Thank you for your review!
Always a favorite!
Thank you, Mary!
Great service by all the staff
Nothing warms us more than to hear this! Thank you!
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.
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
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!
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.
Great place for breakfast or brunch!
Great service and the patio is dog friendly.
Thank you for the awesome review, Diego!
Great customer service. Friendly staff and food was delicious
Thank you for the kind review!
True Foods Kitchen is one our favorite restaurants. Delicious food for everyone including us vegans and outstanding service. True Foods never disappoints.
We are so glad to hear you were pleased on your visit! Thank you for sharing this great review!
Love the healthy fun options ! Great pizza and kale salad- and dumpling appetizer was outstanding
I love the dumplings, too, Amy! So glad you enjoyed! Take care.
Love the burger and tacos!! Their wine from Sicily was delicious.... wonderful service as usual!
Thank you for the great review, Shelly!
An upbeat vibe. Great crafted food, excellent sergice
Thank you for the kind words!
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
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
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.