True Food Kitchen - San Diego FV

4.7
1116 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 1116 people are saying
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4.7
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipGkayes
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall2food1service3ambience5

Mushroom pizza came out cold. They took it back to heat it up, but when it came back it was like eating a cracker.

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vipELENA
San Diego
71 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Music way too loud. Two of us had to reorder grilled wrap sandwich. One half was empty and no mayo or mustard. Very dry. There was 6 of us, other 4 were satisfied.
Have had great food before.

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vipKevin
San Diego
18 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! Gio was a great waiter, attentive with great recall of the menu with his recommendations. Jeremy came to check on us as the meal progressed and the busser, David who delivered our food was also very attentive. Did I mention the food was great?

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LoriA
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food2service5ambience5

Chicken wrap was very dry. Waitress told us afterward that we should have asked for extra dressing.

True Food Kitchen - San Diego FV
Responded 6 hours ago

Hello Lori, Thank you for your feedback, this is how we get better. I'm sorry the wrap did not meet our standards. Hope to see you soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Food was extremely disappointing. Flavorless and thrown together on the plate and not hot.

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Responded 4 days ago

Hi there, Thank you for your feedback. This is how we get better. Please feel free to reach out to a manager so we can better understand what happened. Hope to hear from you soon.

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Lovesfood
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience2

We were excited to try true Food kitchen based on its promise of fresh awesome food. I ordered the Margherita pizza looking forward to fresh basil. I don’t think there was even an entire leaf of basil on the whole pizza instead it was cut into tiny little triangles. My husbands sausage pizza was also disappointing. All of the sausage was in the center of the pizza and was chopped so finally it could’ve been chicken for all we knew. My son ordered a Panini which came served in what looked like a tortilla. Needless to say we will never be going back. But it’s cute it was clean and the service was great! It was just a lot of money for not great food.

True Food Kitchen - San Diego FV
Responded 4 days ago

Hello there, Thank you for your feedback. I'm so sorry to hear we did not meet our standards during your dining experience, Please feel free to reach out to a manager so we can make this right for you. Hope to hear from you soon!

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DebbieS
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we enjoy sitting outside and never feel rushed to finish our meals

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vipmccoy
San Diego
28 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Justin was a wonderful server

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vipJeanette
Orange County
27 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

TruFood is always a favorite. Tried their brunch today and was not disappointed. Sunrise bowl with scrambled eggs with a sparkling rosé

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vipAliSam
Minneapolis
9 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a GREAT experience with our waiter—dark hair, slender guy with

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HeatherP
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

After being seated, we waited close to 20 minutes for any type of wait staff to come to our table. I flagged down a member of the staff to let them know that we'd like to see someone - anyone - to get started. The pizza was cold - not even a little bit warm. The hamburger ordered medium was cooked well done - not a speck of pinkness to the meat. Most of the food was over salted.

True Food Kitchen - San Diego FV
Responded 6 days ago

Hello Heather, Thank you for your feedback. This is how we grow. Please feel free to reach out asking for a manager so we can better understand how we missed so much of our standards. Hope to hear from you soon. Best,

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Tyka
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Waiter was so kind and he brought such a positive energy that it made my whole day better!

True Food Kitchen - San Diego FV
Responded on July 20, 2021

Hello there, Thank you for your review and stars. Hope to see you soon!

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vipTHSD
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Monarch cocktail, with gin, tonic and the butterfly pea flower flavoring was one of the best cocktails I've ever had.

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OpenTable Diner
Tulsa
5 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best and freshest food! Great service! We sat outside, nice patio area!

True Food Kitchen - San Diego FV
Responded on July 20, 2021

H there, Thank you so much for your feedback. Hope to see you soon!

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yogabbagabba123455789000
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience3

the waitress was so nice, but we’re 98% sure they forgot to input our order / the kitchen forgot about us. we waited over an hour and twenty minutes to get our food and 2 parties came, ordered, ate, paid and left before we even got an appetizer :((

True Food Kitchen - San Diego FV
Responded on July 20, 2021

Hi there, Thank you for your feedback. I'm so sorry we did not meet our standards for your experience. Please feel free to reach out to a manager so we can better understand what happened. Hope to hear from you soon.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience3

I really wanted to like True Food Kitchen. They had a nice menu with a lot of seasonal options to choose from. Unfortunately, the service was terrible. It took way too long to get our food, and our waiter kept disappearing and never coming back. Not to mention, our food wasn’t even super hot when we finally got it! Prices were average, except for our shrimp tacos, which were $20? A bit steep in my opinion. Overall, left feeling bummed and disappointed.

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

Hi there, Thank you for you feed back. I'm so sorry we did not meet our standards during your experience. Please feel free to call us and ask for a manager so we can better understand where we missed. Thank you

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MaryA
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great spot for lunch in Fashion Valley with a terrific outdoor space

True Food Kitchen - San Diego FV
Responded on July 20, 2021

Hello there, Thank you so much for you feedback. Hope to see you soon!

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vipAstridF
San Diego
33 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our second time at True Food, and another delicious and satisfying experience. The watermelon-avocado appetizer was refreshing and so much better with pita chips, as our awesome waiter Max recommended. I truly enjoyed my poke bowl, and my husband his Kale Cobb salad with extra dressing. We rounded our Yummy dining experience off with flourless chocolate cake and ice cream. I liked the peach sparkling tea, but not as much as the mango flavor we had a couple of weeks earlier.

True Food Kitchen - San Diego FV
Responded on July 20, 2021

Hi Astrid, Thank you for your detailed feedback. I'm so happy to hear Max provided you with a great experience. See you soon hopefully!

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DennisM
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and very nice ambiance. Love their kale salad. The sea bass was excellent. Friendly great service. Interesting special drink selection. Most enjoyable dining experience.

True Food Kitchen - San Diego FV
Responded on July 20, 2021

Hello Dennis, Thank you so much for your feedback. I'm so glad you enjoyed your dining experience. See you soon!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and delicious food.

True Food Kitchen - San Diego FV
Responded on July 20, 2021

Hi there, Thank you for your feedback! Hope we'll see you soon.

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vipJoanneE
San Diego
19 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Good was good. Some of sides were served cold. Server was fine and responsive.

True Food Kitchen - San Diego FV
Responded on July 20, 2021

Hello Joanne, Thank you for your feedback. I'm so sorry some of the sides were cold. Hope to see you soon so we can get it right for you.

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TaniaM
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the food and the service .

True Food Kitchen - San Diego FV
Responded on July 20, 2021

Hello Tania, Thank you so much for you review and stars. Hope to see you soon!

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vipNickJ
Los Angeles
165 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

My first time at True Food Kitchen but many of my guests are repeat customers. Very good food, excellent service with a most personable, accommodating, friendly, attentive lead server Ashe - she was amazing. It was a lovely Sunday afternoon brunch for family. Looking forward to my next visit.

True Food Kitchen - San Diego FV
Responded on July 20, 2021

Hi Nick, Thank you so much for your review and feedback. Let us know how to get 5 stars next time. Thank you!

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vipadambrit
San Diego
21 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We had a great business lunch. The food and service were excellent!

True Food Kitchen - San Diego FV
Responded on July 13, 2021

Hello Adam, Thank you for your review. Please let us know how to go 5 stars. Hope to see you soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, great staff and service!

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RoseJ
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent food and server was very attentive. Would recommend

True Food Kitchen - San Diego FV
Responded on July 13, 2021

Hello Rose, Thank you for your review and stars!

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Dani
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Excellent gluten free pizza and vegan cheese! Can also suggest the dragon fruit margarita.
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True Food Kitchen - San Diego FV
Responded on July 13, 2021

Hello Dani, Thank you for your review, let us know how we could get 5 stars next time. See you soon!

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gregoryg
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

my mistake for the day of the reservation was easily corrected.
waitstaff was very helpful, provided tastes of sparkling wines,
food is different.

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GordonS
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! Awesome place!

True Food Kitchen - San Diego FV
Responded on July 5, 2021

Hi there, Thank you for your stars!

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MichelleM
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I will definitely be back to for the teas and seasonal dishes!

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MylissaL
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The Korean noodle bowl and edamame dumplings are excellent.

True Food Kitchen - San Diego FV
Responded on June 30, 2021

Hello Mylissa, Thank you for your feedback. Let us know how we could get a 5 stars next time. Hope we'll see you soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fresh ingredients, clean/open floor plan, great place for lunch.

True Food Kitchen - San Diego FV
Responded on June 30, 2021

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

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brohill
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ordered three distinct entrees. The fish portion in one of them seemed small for the price.

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MarkS
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

It was hopping for a Thursday at 6PM. Service a bit slow. Food was not quite as good as the last time we were there (pre-pandemic!). Ordered Turkey Burger and Margherita Pizza. Just okay. Drinks, however, were great! Still like True Food Kitchen and will go back again.

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

Hey Mark, thank you so much for your review and feedback. I'm very happy to hear you like our drinks. I'm sorry we did not maintain our standards food and time wise for you. Please feel free to ask for a manager next time you're in so we can make sure we get it right.

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Gabrielac
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was exceptional as was the food. Will definitely return.

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

Hello Gabriela, Thank you so much for your review and stars. Hope we'll see you soon!

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vipJerry
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Grilled Salmon was excellent.

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

Hi Jerry, Thank you so much for the feedback and the stars. The salmon is definitely a favorite. Hope to see you soon!

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KatharineH
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We LOVE True Foods and missed it mightily during the pandemic. The healthful food is so fresh and tasty, and the drinks are fantastic. So many truly delicious vegan options. We love eating in the outdoor area especially. Service is great. The only teensy weensy thing we don't like is that the leftover/takeout containers are all single-use plastic instead of an eco-friendlier version. I contacted True Foods a year ago, during the pandemic, and complained about this, was assured the policy was under review. Alas, I saw the single-use plastics going out the door last night and was disappointed. But don't let this stop you from eating in person (just make sure to finish everything on your plate!)

True Food Kitchen - San Diego FV
Responded on June 22, 2021

Hi Katharine, Thank you so much for your review, I'm so glad to hear you love the outdoor area and the vegan options. Ecofriendly plastic ware is definitely something we are working on. Some of our to-go containers already are biodegradable and/or recycled. We hope we'll see you soon!

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RandallT
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The steak tacos were tasty. Chicken Avacado wraps were okay. The grass-fed hamburger needed more flavor. A little pricey, but the service was okay. I'd recommend TFK if you're looking for a healthier meal and do not want to overeat.

True Food Kitchen - San Diego FV
Responded on June 22, 2021

Hello Randall, Thank you so much for your feedback. I'm sorry the grass-fed was not up to our standards. Next time you're in, feel free to ask for a manager and we'll make sure you fully experience what we are all about. See you soon!

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Aztecfan
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very fresh and healthy food that tastes terrific. I would recommend it.

True Food Kitchen - San Diego FV
Responded on June 22, 2021

Hi there, Thank you so much for the feedback and the 5 stars! Hope to see you soon!

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CandieH
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great, the atmosphere was great. The price was fair. My grandson and I loved it. Thank you

True Food Kitchen - San Diego FV
Responded on June 22, 2021

Hello there, Thank you so much for your feedback and stars. We hope to see you soon!

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True Food Kitchen - San Diego FV is rated 4.7 stars by 1116 OpenTable diners.

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