True Food Kitchen - San Diego FV

4.7
1068 Reviews
$30 and under
American
True Food Kitchen in San Diego is open for outdoor dining, patio 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 1068 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.7
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Jult
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Have been there a total of three times. Not going back ever again. Food super expensive and super bland .

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BarbaraH
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit and we loved it. Food was great and service was ideal.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience4

It was not up to par this time, unfortunately. My table was dirty and wet when I sat down and it took a long time to get someone to wipe it down. The service was not great. Waiters would walk by but I couldn’t make eye contact. The servers seemed aloof and unavailable. The food wasn’t as tasty as normal either. The salmon was dry and the shrimp was super dry and rubbery. I’m going to chalk it up to a bad day and try again sometime.

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LizM
San Diego
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food1service5ambience4

Great service, the outside patio is delightful, unfortunately the food is just not very good at all and it is overpriced.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone was great, the food came out quickly and everything tasted amazing! Our server was very kind and she hooked it up with a birthday dessert! Excellent time celebrating my boyfriend’s birthday! The vegan options are out of this world and we enjoyed every second!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server and everyone else on the staff was very friendly!

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MaritesM
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Avocado Bruchetta was a little stale as well as the pita bread.
Didn't taste as fresh as usual.

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JoannaC
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had cauliflower app, always a favorite. Chopped salad with chicken and the Korean noodle bowl with steak.perfect! The waitress was fantastic! Just an enjoyable night all around!

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MalcolmB
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

It's worth going to

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
59 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall3food1service4ambience3

The food was just okay and the drinks were not good. I'm surprised because I hear such great things about this restaurant. I don't plan to return. : (

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful wait staff!

True Food Kitchen - San Diego FV
Responded on June 6, 2021

Hi there, Thank you so much for your stars! Hope to see you soon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice healthy birthday lunch!

True Food Kitchen - San Diego FV
Responded on June 6, 2021

Hi there, thank you so much for your feedback. Hope we'll see you soon.

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Juliea
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Out with my daughter for her birthday and we had a lovely dinner. Always a good experience at True Food. I enjoyed a delicious glass of wine with my healthy and tasty ahi tuna bowl. I highly recommend!

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BellaP
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I meet two colleagues for a business meeting. Our Server was polite and efficient. The food was wonderful. I'll definitely return for a date night with my husband!

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Jomak
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I know we can count on True Food for consistent high quality and ample choices on its menu. Shrimp tacos, albeit a bit messy, are my current favorite although we've been delighted by the bowls, pizzas, and salads, too. Food is thoughtfully displayed. The staff is exceptionally friendly and helpful.

True Food Kitchen - San Diego FV
Responded on June 1, 2021

Jomak, what a rave review! Thank you so much, we really appreciate your support. The Shrimp Tacos are one of my favorites as well, well worth the mess! Hope to see you again soon.

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Raleigh
33 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good!

True Food Kitchen - San Diego FV
Responded on June 1, 2021

Thank you so much for your review! Take care!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating friendship

True Food Kitchen - San Diego FV
Responded on June 2, 2021

Thank you so much for the stars! Take care!

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Sasa
Portland
15 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were excellent. Highly recommend.

True Food Kitchen - San Diego FV
Responded on June 2, 2021

Sasa, thank you so much for your review! Take care!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

My very health conscious friend picked this place to east. Really enjoyed the kale salad but was starving an hour later. Wish they served pita or something heartier with it.

True Food Kitchen - San Diego FV
Responded on June 2, 2021

Thank you for the review and feedback! We do carry a house made pita that you can always add along side any soup or salad next time! Hope to see you again soon.

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DonnaP
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is excellent, fresh and interesting. Highly recommend.

True Food Kitchen - San Diego FV
Responded on June 2, 2021

Donna, thank you so much for the review. Take care!

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Pauline
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Our waiter was great, and he was very knowledgeable about the food, especially when it came to my food allergies. We loved the ambience of the place as well. My only complaint is - my family and I were very obviously in the middle of saying a quick prayer - and the woman bringing out the food interupted us to tell us about the food she was bringing out. She could have just set the food down. It was just distasteful. Other than that, everything and everyone was amazing!

True Food Kitchen - San Diego FV
Responded on May 26, 2021

Pauline, thank you for the review and feedback. I absolutely agree with you and will be sure to relay the message to my team. Thank you so much and we hope to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We were celebrating our friends new job!

True Food Kitchen - San Diego FV
Responded on May 26, 2021

Thanks for the stars! See you again soon.

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KarlaB
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing, wholeosme food! Very friendly servers and staff

True Food Kitchen - San Diego FV
Responded on May 26, 2021

Karla, thank you so much for your review!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience4

We made reservations for 2pm and arrived 15min early and checked in. We were told they were cleaning tables and would be with us shortly so we stepped to the side. As time passed by we noticed that different parties were being seated. Out of 5-6 parties being seated ahead of us, there were 3 parties of 2 that walked up and were seated. At 2:05 I stepped back in line to check on our table. Seems they had forgotten about us.

Our waitress on the other hand was amazing. Super attentive And aware and very very nice!

True Food Kitchen - San Diego FV
Responded on June 2, 2021

Thank you for the review. I will be discussing this incident with my host team in order to avoid this problem arising in the future. Thank you for bringing this to our attention, and we hope to host you and your party again soon! Take care.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food was delicious.
Our waiter was attentive until he was not. Took a while for our actual entree’s to come out because I think he forgot to put them in at first. But overall good experience.

True Food Kitchen - San Diego FV
Responded on May 24, 2021

Hi there, thank you for your feedback, it's much appreciated in order for us to be better. I'm so sorry you had a subpar experience with us, long waits are not our standards. Please ask for a Manager next time you dine in with us. We will make sure you have an amazing True experience.

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vipRachelP
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great as always. Super friendly servers and very nice and safe feeling atmosphere. I go regularly and I'm never disappointed.

True Food Kitchen - San Diego FV
Responded on May 24, 2021

Hi Rachel, thank you so much for the stars and review. I'm so glad to hear we never disappoint you. Hope we will see you soon.

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HectorT
San Diego
15 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Nice place with healthy meals. Great service and very pleasant ambiance.

True Food Kitchen - San Diego FV
Responded on May 24, 2021

Hi Hector, Thank you so much for the stars and review. Hope to see you soon!

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JeffL
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience4

Hello,

The appetizer spring roll, the tuna was NOT fresh and I couldn’t eat it, the sweet potatoes were raw, couldn’t eat them, and my bison burger was well done and not rare.

I’ve eaten there 10 times and had great meals. This visit to True Foods was disappointing.

Regards,
Jeff Lefko

True Food Kitchen - San Diego FV
Responded on May 24, 2021

Hi Jeff, thank you for your feedback, I'm so sorry to hear you did not have a good experience with your last meal with us. Feel free to call us and ask for a manager so we could get more details and make this right for you. Our goal is to provide a great experience with healthy and perfectly cooked foods. Hope to be hearing from you soon.

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Ramc
San Diego
13 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing...the service was great...the waitress was very friendly and nice...But had a sticker shock with a Margarita double shot upsell!!!! $21 ... i am asking for a price, the next time i order any drinks..

True Food Kitchen - San Diego FV
Responded on May 24, 2021

Hi Ramc, thank you so much for your review, I'm glad to hear you liked our food and service. I'm sorry to hear you were surprised about that Margarita. Hope we will see you soon!

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LoriB
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and atmosphere was very good. We sat outside and they had heaters which kept it very comfortable.

True Food Kitchen - San Diego FV
Responded on May 24, 2021

Lori, thank you so much for the review. We really appreciate the support. Hope to see you again soon!

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JenniferB
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience2

I used to Love, Love Love True Food Kitchen. This weekend was hopefully just a one off experience. After my three friends and I ordered I seriously think they forgot our order. When it was served everyone's food was cold. It was a rainy day and I was really looking forward to some hot soup. The avocado toast was cold and there was a hair in one of the eggs. I brought it to the attention of the wait staff and they were apologetic and comped that part of the bill and brought out a fresh one to replace it. They were very nice about that. I hope this is not a sign of what a lot of restaurants are doing post covid - cutting corners, lowering quality on food and raising prices to try to make up for all the loss of the last year and a half. I may think twice before having another gathering again at True Food Kitchen.

True Food Kitchen - San Diego FV
Responded on May 24, 2021

Jennifer, I'm so sorry to hear about your disappointing experience here. I'd love to help make it right if you are willing to give us a call at the restaurant and ask to speak with a manager. I would hate for this experience to be your last one at True Food. Thank you and I hope to hear from you soon.

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AlbaH
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice restaurant with delicious food. They offer food specially of the season and they have vegan and vegetarian options. The only downside would be that for us it was a little bit expensive for what we ate.

True Food Kitchen - San Diego FV
Responded on May 24, 2021

Hi Alba! Thank you so much for your review. We sincerely appreciate the feedback. At True we try our best to have a chef-driven kitchen with sustainable, eco-friendly, and quality ingredients which may be reflected in the prices. However I think it feels good to know that you're eating food that's not only great for your body but great for the planet as well. Again thank you, and we hope to see you again soon.

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vipBuckyW
New England
20 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent! Service was amazing! Great gluten-free vegan options, plus delicious stuff for the meat-eaters in our party, too! Can’t wait to go back!

True Food Kitchen - San Diego FV
Responded on May 18, 2021

Bucky, thank you so much for the review. I'm so happy to hear you loved our food, I love that there are options for every lifestyle on our menu. Hope to see you again soon!

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vip2eatornot2eat
San Diego
24 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding! Meal delicious & our server was nice & fun.
I would totally come back for dinner again.

True Food Kitchen - San Diego FV
Responded on May 18, 2021

Thank you so much for your wonderful review. I'm so happy to hear your server took such great care of you. Hope to see you again soon!

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Julie
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My favorite healthy eating place. Excellent for eating outside. Can get chilly and breezy. Recommend a little live music at happy hour and weekend times. Now competing with Marlin bar which has HH everyday and live music Thursday thru Sunday later afternoons and into evening. Love True Food!!!

True Food Kitchen - San Diego FV
Responded on May 18, 2021

Julie, thank you so much for the review! We really appreciate your support. Hope to see you again soon!

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SharonG
New Mexico
7 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday lunch

True Food Kitchen - San Diego FV
Responded on May 18, 2021

Sharon, thanks for the stars! Take care!

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ScottK
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

The Chicken was overcooked, Salmon was bland. Pizza was fantastic and the service was good.

True Food Kitchen - San Diego FV
Responded on May 18, 2021

Scott, thank you for your review and feedback. I'm happy to hear you were happy with service and your pizza but I'm sorry to hear the other dishes missed the mark. Please let a manager know in the future if you're unhappy with a dish so that we can help make it right. Next time you're in I'd love to meet you so we can make sure you leave with a great experience! Thank you again, take care.

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Lily
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It's was very good service we had appointment they late as rite away The food was delicious I want to go again.

True Food Kitchen - San Diego FV
Responded on May 18, 2021

Lily, thank you so much for your review! I'd love to know what we could have done to make your 4 star experience a 5 star experience. Next time you're in please feel free to say hello to our management team so we can hear about your experience! Thank you so much and take care.

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SamanthaD
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

the food was really good and we got seated very quickly!

True Food Kitchen - San Diego FV
Responded on May 18, 2021

Samantha, thank you so much for the review!

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ChrisM
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quality food for a good price. Inside a nice mall.

True Food Kitchen - San Diego FV
Responded on May 18, 2021

Chris, thank you so much for the review! Take care!

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True Food Kitchen - San Diego FV is rated 4.7 stars by 1068 OpenTable diners.

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

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