True Food Kitchen - Santa Monica
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A little noisy but good service and food
One of the dishes was not cooked correctly so we sent it back to be remade. Service was a bit slow with remaking the dish. By the time it came back out, everyone else was done eating. The dish was removed from the bill though which was nice. Besides that, waitress was amazing and the food was delicious.
Sorry to read about the missteps, but glad to read you enjoyed the rest of your experience. Thank you!
We checked in with the hostess @ 7:37PM whom messed up our reservation (7:45PM) we ended up waiting to be seated after 8PM. Apparently the excuse was a mix up with someone taking the seat when they called my name. I’ve had a reservation to notice ppl had been walking in and seated, my reservation was not honored and missed. I’ve had to walk up, again to remind the hostess and a few excuses for this.
I’ve made an order with the waitress, as I change the order from the hummus to the fig flatbread, we end up getting both.
We sat behind the busy kitchen, where every 20 seconds, I can hear a man from the kitchen say “next please”. The restaurant has a cafeteria vibe, where the couple seated beside us had looked over at our dish while we had eaten. Loud, felt rush to order and go, opted out of main course.
The place is a fast pace establishment, food was good!! Other than the disorganized female hostess, lucky the male hostess was able to get us seated.
Healthy delicious bites. Recommend Fig Flatbread, the hummus order was good for a hotel snack. I would eat there for an express lunch bite, not for dinner. The prices was fair...the waitress made an error in omitting the hummus order, she should have taken care of it. I’ve decided to bring hummus back as a take out, so the starter dish was not wasted. It was a delicious hummus with a bit of spice.
Thank you for providing your experience, you definitely have given us some insight that we can use to do better next time. Thank you!
We are a family with various diets and there was something for everyone, very tasty dishes and the service was excellent.
Thank you Tom!
Had a great Valentines dinner here! Awesome food and great service
Thank you for sharing your Valentine's Day with us!
Love the food (satisfies Vegans and Meat Lovers), love the drinks and love the service ❤️
Thank you Debra!
Great food and service was excellent!
Thank you Valerie!~!
Seemingly very natural, made from freshest ingredients. Imaginative menu items that really taste great. Knowledgeable, cordial and patient service. Though we are long-time Santa Monicans, this was our first time here. Easy BBB Line 7 or R7 bus ride from our home in Sunset Park area.
Our group had an excellent dinner - vegetarians included. Everyone was happy with their entrees. The Brussels Sprouts appetizer was great. Service was efficient and unobtrusive.
Thank you Lewis!
Celebrated a birthday
It was the first time there for me and my two friends celebrating my birthday. We were excited by the healthy versions of some popular dinners. We had the edamame guacamole with house made pita chips, turkey lasagna, burger and Margherita pizza. Even the drinks were delicious. We tried the juniper rose cocktails and Rx juice.
I’ll definitely be back here!
Love to see you soon!
I love that place. Mandatory stop every time I travel to LA. Very healthy and surprising food.
INCREDIBLE!!! Thank you
First time. Was very good. Ate the Ancient Grains bowl. Enjoyed it and the restaurant very much.
Very busy February Saturday afternoon in Santa Monica; we were welcomed by a friendly, cool,
intelligent server named Kenny. Outstanding first courses included homemade creamy Tomato soup, and fresh from the
garden salads with 8-10 different veges in it.
Mains were superb with Salmon for some and Seabass for others. Light and tasty sauces were they key here.
Exceedingly fresh fish were wonderful and were cooked perfectly.....just a tad "underdone" making it
juicier and more flavorsome.
Young blonde hostess with movie-star looks was most friendly and informative.
Prices were very reasonable for the... SUPERB quality. Healthy ingredients are the difference maker, thankfully
Looks like you ordered some great dishes!! Thank you for giving us feedback on how much you enjoyed them!
Delicious food and great gluten free optjons
Fish tacos were awful (did not eat them, should have sent them back and waitress should have offered to take them off the bill; lesson learned) though normally they are good. Service was mediocre at best. It was a Sunday so perhaps an off night. Usually am very positive about this restaurant. Will take a long break before returning.
Hello, I am sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your Fish Tacos or your service. We would love to see you again sometime soon and make it right. Thank you!
Service slow. Food was subpar to other locations. Dessert was days old with “fridge taste”
Good Day, I am very sorry that our food was sub-par. I have the Regional Chef, Executive Chef and General Manager looking into this as we make all of our food fresh. I would love to make this right and have you come back to this location. Open Table does not allow me to post my email but if you call the restaurant and ask for the GM, Logan Doub, he can give it to you and he can also take care of you. Sincerely, Nico Solomon Regional Director of Restaurants
Good food, VERY LOUD Music. They were busy and not everyone at the table got served at the same time. Our server was friendly and pleasant. I would have given 5 stars if we didn’t have to shout over the music.
Great place - only problem is that they allow (non-service) dogs, which is illegal.
Always good food. Nice place to meet a friend for lunch at the mall. Veggie crudite is a must!
Our waiter Jeff made some excellent food and wine recommendations. It was fresh and delicious and healthy.
Thank you Jane!
Excellent, creative, fresh food. Many, many choices.
A busy place. Glad we had reservations! A little noisy but the food was great and service was excellent! Will definitely come again!!
Thank you Adel!!!
We were outside and the music was still loud enough to make conversation less relaxing
Thank you Tim!
True Food is always consistently good. Fresh, tasty, healthy and ever-changing menu delights me every time. Always enjoy the latest seasonal offerings. Great place to eat when we don't feel like cooking or bring visitors who enjoy health food. Innovative cocktails too.
True food kitchen is my favorite! Their Santa Monica location is the first one I ever visited and I think it is still the one I like the most. Service, food, and environment were all great. 10/10 would recommend this place to anyone in the area!
Great, love the food and specialty elixirs. Was great to catch up with a girlfriend.
Food came cold, server dropped food on pants -never apologized, heaters kept off. Awful experience altogether.
Overall everything was good- service was a little slow though.
Thank you Andie, we are always focused on our speed and appreciate your feedback!
Seems like there were lots of new menu items since we last went to True Food Kitchen. The seasonal items were so fresh and unique. We savored every bite of our meal.
Thank you Aimee!
We had a party of 6. Excellent service - even brought us small cup tastes of the butternut squash soup when we showed interest in it! wonderful & 2 of us ordered bowls. Offer GF pita bread to go with the soup (extra charge for this or any other bread). Many GF & DF options. Edamame wonton soup also fabulous. 2 of the 6 of us asked for ketchup & they were all out! (????!) FYI, corkage was $15. Overall great & we’ll keep coming back when we’re in the area.
This is fantastic Marie!!! Thank you!!
We always enjoy coming to True Foods in Santa Monica. The food is dependably good, service is always friendly, and the noise level is low so that it’s easy to enjoy your conversations. Also, it’s located in a fun area that you can enjoy before or after your meal.
Thank you very much!
We got some great vegan food here
A good place, dynamic, modern, friendly. Good food options, service very good. Maybe for the value, some plates could be more well finished, and I recommend to reserve a table in advance.
Thank you Carolina!
When we got there, the waiter read a list of all the things the restaurant ran out of. Then came back and again excused himself because there was no kind of bread or chips to go with the hummus or ther kale guac.
The waiter took more than half an hour to bring out some beers that were ordered.
I was disappointed that the menu looked so good but the location was out of so many dishes
Absolutely delicious. Beloved by picky two year olds and even pickier adults. The Korean noodles were a delight.
Awesome to read, thank you!
The food was wonderful as was our waiter CJ. He was very personable and helpful. Great experience. Always enjoy the food. Thanks!
Thank you Robin!!!
This was a truly outstanding restaurant and the best dining experience of our week in Southern California. Every dish --and drink-- was delicious!
Wow.. amazing to read!