True Food Kitchen - San Diego FV

4.7
1036 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

Support True Food Kitchen - San Diego FV 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 1036 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipBuckyW
New England
20 reviews
Dined 12 hours ago
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!

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vip2eatornot2eat
San Diego
24 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Julie
San Diego
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
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!!!

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SharonG
New Mexico
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday lunch

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ScottK
San Diego
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food2service5ambience5

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

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Lily
San Diego
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

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SamanthaD
San Diego
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience4

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

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ChrisM
San Diego
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Jazz
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My sister recommended me this place, I was sceptical, because most of gluten free places don't taste good, but I really enjoyed my plate. The portion and flavors were very good. The server was very nice. I just felt that they took a little long to deliver the food, but it was mother's day, so I can imagine that it was because of that. You can make your order and pay online, I like that. Hope to return soon.

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Kyle
San Diego
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience4

The portions were surprisingly small for the price and quality was lackluster.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience4

The food was barely average. I had the ancient grains bowl with chicken sausage and sweet potato hash. The sweet potato hash was lacking flavor and the undercooked. The chicken sausage came out lukewarm and the bowl had raw onions. The pesto sauce was good. Very disappointed with the meal overall. Customer service was okay. Nothing to rave about but nothing to note that was negative either.

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Charles
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is both tasty and healthy. A little pricey but worth it, especially on Mother's Day. Cocktails are fantastic too. Kids seemed to enjoy their food and got desert. Give it a shot.

True Food Kitchen - San Diego FV
Responded 4 days ago

Charles, thank you so much for the review. Your support means the world to us, especially to join us on such a special day of the year. Happy to hear the whole family left happy, hope to see you all again soon!

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CherriG
San Diego
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food1service4ambience4

In addition to being over priced the meal was skimpy and tasteless. The ahi was not fresh and breakfast skillet was not flavorful or bountiful.

True Food Kitchen - San Diego FV
Responded 4 days ago

Hi Cherri! Thank you for your review and your feedback. If you're ever unhappy with your meal please feel free to get a manager involved so that we can make sure you leave happy. Great hospitality is our number one goal at True. If you'd like to contact us at the store and share some details on your experience, I'd be happy to help make things right. Hope to hear from you soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baja California
4 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible service it matches the quality of tue food.

True Food Kitchen - San Diego FV
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you so much for the review!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The grass fed steak tacos were delicious and the service was excellent as always. The seasonal mango mint tea was very refreshing too!

True Food Kitchen - San Diego FV
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you so much for your review, I'm so happy to hear you enjoyed your experience here. I love the mango tea, it's definitely been our most popular spring refresher. Hope to see you again soon!

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vipELENA
San Diego
66 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was great. Love the menu with so many healthy choices.

True Food Kitchen - San Diego FV
Responded 4 days ago

Elena, thank you so much for your wonderful review. I'm so happy to hear you were so happy with both our food and service. Hope to see you again soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Service has been slow there lately.

True Food Kitchen - San Diego FV
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for your review, I'm so sorry to hear that service has been slow lately. We are flattered with the amount of support and business we are receiving and are trying our absolute best to keep up! Making sure we're properly staffed for business is our entire team's top priority. We hope you can join us again soon for the service you deserve. Thank you!

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ArnoR
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is fabulous, simple and delicious! Went back two days in a row for lunch!

True Food Kitchen - San Diego FV
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you so much for the wonderful review! So happy to hear you enjoyed True so much you came back two days in a row. Hope to see you again soon!

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jedelman
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner was so good. The lasagna, poke bowl, and edamame dumplings were superb. The menu had a lot to choose from. All healthy and interesting choices. The craft cocktail menu was fun and had interesting drinks to choose. The dragonfruit margarita was very good. Not too sweet. Our waiter was so nice and helpful. Very patient with our table. An overall great experience!

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RickyG
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Service was horrible. Our server only came to take our order And we didn’t see her for 30 min. And We waited for our food 40 min. Even to take our check they took forever. Not going back!

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Tobi
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Natali was a wonderful host! We had delicious food and enjoyed the evening. Thank you for your understanding our girl was very lively. It was great!

True Food Kitchen - San Diego FV
Responded 6 days ago

Tobi, thank you for the wonderful review. Hope to see you again soon!

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CL17
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate outdoors and it was vey enjoyable

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

Thank you so much for the review! Can't beat a table on our patio next to the firepit! Hope to see you again soon.

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SDReview09
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Usually a favorite (pre/post Covid) but not a great experience. Took over 30 minutes for guac, hash was charred black on my friend’s dish & server was MIA.

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

I'm so disappointed to hear about your poor experience with us. This is absolutely not our standard at True and I'm so sorry that we did not deliver the service you deserve. If you are willing to reach out to us at the restaurant I'd love to hear about your experience and discuss ways to make this right. Thank you for your time and feedback.

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Justin
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was fresh and tasty and came out super quickly. Definitely a plus when you have shopping to do! My strawberry smash cocktail, recommended by our server, was as light and crisp as they described. They even sent us extra chips for our guac, which was great.

I wish I didn't have to ask twice for water for the table, a straw for my mom, or a coffee refill (note: no drip, so we were offered Americanos, and a refill was not free) but alas. Minor gripes for an otherwise good experience.

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

Justin, thank you so much for your wonderful review. There is such great feedback in this review that I will be passing along to my team in the morning. I really appreciate the honest feedback and the kind review, I'm so happy to hear you enjoyed your experience with us. Hope to see you again soon!

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BoulderFoodie
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

our waitress was great. food nutricious and yummy

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

Thank you for the wonderful review! Your support truly means so much.

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MoLi
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

If you have good company, such as friends, then this is a good place to be.

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

Moli, what a flattering review, thank you so much for the stars!

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ErikG
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Over priced. $17 burger that’s not as good as shake shack. Sweet potato hash sounded delicious, but it was nothing more than hard, cubed pieces of unseasoned sweet potato. My daughter loved the pizza with almond-based ricotta cheese.

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

Hi Erik, I'm so sorry to hear you were unhappy with your meal. We're always only a phone call away to help ensure that you're 100% satisfied with everything! That's our top priority here, so please feel free to reach out at any time. Hope to see you again soon.

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AndreaA
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Good healthy food quickly prepared with average service

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

Andrea, thank you so much for the review. I'm sorry to hear you don't think our service is as exceptional as we strive to be. If you'd ever like to give some feedback or are unhappy with service, please reach out to a manager so we can address the issue. Your happiness is our number one priority at True! Thank you, hope to see you again soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family favorite restaurant on Fashion valley

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

Thank you so much for the review!

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MarkellW
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

This place was dope , service is great, food is good, and overall a great vibe. If you’re REALLY HUNGRY I wouldn’t recommend going here because the food wasn’t that filling for what the price is (that’s my opinion) but definitely a 10/10 place!!

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

Markell, thank you so much for the review! So happy to hear you love our food, service, and "vibe". Hope to see you again soon.

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SpSDdiner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Usually a burger has some drip or juices that fall out. This is was the driest burger I have ever had. Never one to complain directly but if your plate is dry after eating a burger something is wrong.

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

Thank you for the review and your honest feedback. I'm sorry to hear your burger wasn't to your liking. We're always happy to remake anything you're unhappy with, as your satisfaction is our number one priority! I hope you visit again soon.

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ASanDiegoMom
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing. This place is always amazing. Even my picky eaters that are 4 and 7 love the food here.

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

Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We're flattered that your picky eaters love us, hope to see you all soon!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food! Always a pleasant visit!

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ColleenF
San Diego
18 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brittney took care of my friend and I. She was awesome and provided polished and friendly service. The food was great as always. Love the Dragon fruit margs!

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

Colleen, thank you so much for the review! So happy to hear Brittany took such great care of you. Hope to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food

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

Thanks for the stars!

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vipLocal
San Diego
51 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Outdoor chairs are very uncomfortable.

True Food Kitchen - San Diego FV
Responded on April 14, 2021

Thank you for the review, we appreciate the feedback. I'll be sure to pass this message along to my team, thank you.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun vibe, good food snd kind service!

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

Thank you for the review!

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Amspray
Baja California
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Very unfortuantely, the sweet potato hash, which I had LOVED in years prior was just a shadow of it's former self. The sweet potatos were both undercooked AND dried out, likely from spending too much time in the heat lamp.

I was looking forward to those just as much as (if not more than) the turkey burger. The turkey burger wasn't bad - just need to switch the lettuce to the bottom bun so it doesn't get all soggy and they'll have themselves a solid 6/10 turkey burger.

True Food Kitchen - San Diego FV
Responded on April 14, 2021

Thank you for your review, we always appreciate the feedback. The turkey burger and sweet potato hash combo is one of my all time favorites as well and I'm sorry to hear it missed the mark with you for your lunch today. Fun fact: we actually do not use heat lamps at any of our locations nation wide. However, I will pass along your feedback to my chef team so we can ensure this doesn't happen in the future. We hope to host you again soon.

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grasshopper77
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic. The service was great. We had a wonderful time. We will definitely go back!!

True Food Kitchen - San Diego FV
Responded on April 14, 2021

Thank you so much for the rave review! We're flattered to have your support, see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

food was great. server was okay. was sat by a table with a family who’s baby screamed the whole meal. took away from the experience.

True Food Kitchen - San Diego FV
Responded on April 14, 2021

Thank you for the review. I'm sorry to hear your experience was less than perfect. Please know that guest satisfaction is our highest priority at True and in the future we would be happy to relocate you to a quieter table. We hope to host you again soon.

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True Food Kitchen - San Diego FV is rated 4.7 stars by 1036 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.

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.