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True Food Kitchen - Santa Monica

4.7
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990 Reviews
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$30 and under
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American

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Good Vegetarian Options
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True Food Kitchen Santa Monica is now open with patio dining. As we carefully and conservatively re-open our restaurant, we continue to honor our commitment to the health and safety of our guests and staff. Our patio will look different as we’ve made critical adjustments to accommodate for social distancing, enhanced standards and safety measures. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we navigate this new normal together.

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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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 990 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food1service3ambience5

I’ve been to True Food Kitchen probably 6 times and this time the food was so bad I didn’t eat it. Tasted stale and dry and off.

True Food Kitchen - Santa Monica
Responded 12 hours ago

Hello, As this seems out of the feedback we usually receive I was hoping to gather some more information. Would you be willing to provide more specific info so we can make it right? Thank you

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vipArlington
Washington DC
42 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience2

I’ve been to True Food in other locations. First time @ Santa Monica location. Food was mediocre & not fresh. Service was helpful. Seated outdoor due to COVID but our table was all the way in the back & it felt sterile.

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julieb
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Would have prefered to sit on the patio vs the mall, but completely understand the circumstances!

True Food Kitchen - Santa Monica
Responded 12 hours ago

Thank you Julie!

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HankHonest
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

TFK always satisfies and the staff are pleasant and courteous.

True Food Kitchen - Santa Monica
Responded a day ago

Thank you Hank!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent, the waitress was very helpful enabling me to order off the menu to make a really wonderful brunch selection. The food tasted great, the quality is wonderful, I was unrushed and the coffee was bottomless. I will certainly return.

True Food Kitchen - Santa Monica
Responded on September 13, 2020

Thank you!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went out to dinner for the first time since COVID started. They made me feel very comfortable. The tables were space out very well. Everything was socially distant and sanitized. Service was quick and friendly. Thank you true food!

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Savagediner
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I had read good reviews but even then was pleasantly surprised at just how good everything was - loved it!

True Food Kitchen - Santa Monica
Responded on September 7, 2020

Wow! Thank you very much

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I really like it

True Food Kitchen - Santa Monica
Responded on September 2, 2020

Thank you!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Cold no heaters

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Danny15Reef
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good experience but cost of meal was too high

True Food Kitchen - Santa Monica
Responded on August 27, 2020

Thank you! Hopefully we see you again soon.

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AnthonyM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great salad (the "Seasonal"), fresh and flavorful.....

True Food Kitchen - Santa Monica
Responded on August 25, 2020

Thank you Anthony!!

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DonnaV
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect day and the grass fed burger was amazing!

True Food Kitchen - Santa Monica
Responded on August 23, 2020

Thank you Donna!!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

The food isn’t as good as I remember ... and they have a limited menu.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love love this restaurant. Wish they would open one in Ventura area

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MMMmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice outside patios. Safe and sound. Nice to be in SM

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and cocktails and great service.

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viphappy
Los Angeles
37 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fabulous,flavorful, healthy food!!
You need to try it!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The manager was SO KIND and accommodating. Made dining here a wonderful experience!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food and nice service

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vipJourneyJosh
Orange County
11 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! The manager Logan was so kind.

True Food Kitchen - Santa Monica
Responded on July 29, 2020

Thank you Josh!

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vipNishaM
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor patio seating area. Awesome service as usual. Thanks so much!

True Food Kitchen - Santa Monica
Responded on August 5, 2020

Thank you Nisha!!

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AsiaM
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Went here for my dad's bday and the food was so good! The staff are so nice as well. The jackfruit wraps were amazing

True Food Kitchen - Santa Monica
Responded on July 11, 2020

Thank you for sharing your Dad's birthday with us!!! Very honored to be your choice and cannot wait to see you soon!

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vipNishaM
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time eating out since COVID-19 and True Food Kitchen is being very cautious and thorough about their processes. I appreciate the efforts they are making to keep everyone safe!

True Food Kitchen - Santa Monica
Responded on July 3, 2020

Hi NIsha, We appreciate you! Very happy to read that you felt safe dining here, that is our first priority! Hope to see you soon for patio seating!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love coming here and always have great service! Definitely recommend it and will be back!

True Food Kitchen - Santa Monica
Responded on July 1, 2020

Thank you!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was the first LA restaurant we’ve dined in during COVID-19. Fabulous as usual! The True Foods team is working hard to welcome everyone back safely. Really superb effort.

True Food Kitchen - Santa Monica
Responded on July 8, 2020

Thank you for the comments!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience2

Waitress was good so it was sound

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CarmenV
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2020
Overall4food2service5ambience5

I have been here 3 times. The fresh fruit drinks are fantastic. I ordered the Korean Noodles. The texture was fine but the sauce was over powered by the chili which prevented me from enjoying the noodles and vegetables in the dish. I am used to eating spicy foods but this had too much.

True Food Kitchen - Santa Monica
Responded on June 30, 2020

Thank you Carmen, We are reviewing this dish to make sure it is executed properly. I appreciate you letting us know! Thank you

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Noepegirl
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

I came here when they opened years ago and I was blown away. Such great food! I talk about this place all the time for over a decade The service is impeccable. Despite the working conditions with masks and the stress Of pandemic, the servers, bus boys, the hostess. Everybody was top notch. I guess I’m sad because I can’t order the kale salad and all the other great stuff on the menu. I appreciate the effort but the set menu was a little disappointing. Although I ordered the salmon and it was off the charts delicious.! Can’t wait till regular menu comes back

True Food Kitchen - Santa Monica
Responded on June 24, 2020

Good Afternoon! We are excited to be back to our full menu soon too. Working through the supply issues has been a challenge but we should be on track soon enough! (Including the Kale Salad!!) Thank you for returning and we are excited to see you soon enough.

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vipEB58
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I had the grass fed burger and my daughter ordered the shrimp tacos. Both were excellent. Still getting used to the new social distancing and mask rules but it was a very nice lunch.

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HerterLouS
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very very good food & very very friendly service!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cancun
9 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience1

What a boomer . Used to be one of my fav restaurants ever. Was so excited to return after covid . Super limited menu, food was meh and service was awful .

True Food Kitchen - Santa Monica
Responded on June 13, 2020

Hello, I appreciate you taking the time to write your review. We are having difficulty sourcing a lot of our fresh ingredients and felt it best to make a select menu of the offerings we are confident we can provide at this time. An expanded menu will be starting Wednesday. Secondly, I want to get more thoughts on your service. We adjusted our steps of service to limit table contact. I think your actionable feedback would be very valuable. Please let me know. Thank you

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vipNikkiS
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Healthy food options, great craft cocktails. Service at the bar is impeccable!!

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vipfogiesnightout
Los Angeles
70 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Goo d service, good drinks, edible, healthy but mediocre food

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vipClub33Guy
Atlanta
53 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friends and family dinner get together was wonderful at True Food.

True Food Kitchen - Santa Monica
Responded on March 8, 2020

Thank you for sharing your family with us! Wonderful to read.

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SJHisMe
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place always has great ambiance. The price is slightly high but the portions are exactly what you need to eat and nothing more which is very interesting.

True Food Kitchen - Santa Monica
Responded on March 5, 2020

Thank you!

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DrRK
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, healthy and appetizing, staffed by folks who aim to please. We got lots of attention. How nice to eat at a place that serves filtered water because that's all they have!

True Food Kitchen - Santa Monica
Responded on March 4, 2020

Thank you so much!!

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vipSvetlanaK
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice 👍 yummy & healthy. Great vibe, but a bit loud. Many choices. Need more desserts ☺️

True Food Kitchen - Santa Monica
Responded on March 2, 2020

Thank you!!

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Anna
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, everybody was happy. I also liked the fact that you can order a table for large groups (there were 13 of us!) without having a set group menu and everybody could order individually.

True Food Kitchen - Santa Monica
Responded on March 4, 2020

Absolutely fantastic feedback. Thank you Anna!

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vipLovetoeat
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great- outstanding manager

True Food Kitchen - Santa Monica
Responded on March 4, 2020

Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our server was very kind and patient with us. The food was wonderful.

True Food Kitchen - Santa Monica
Responded on March 2, 2020

Thank you!

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True Food Kitchen - Santa Monica offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (310) 593-8300.

True Food Kitchen - Santa Monica is rated 4.7 stars by 990 OpenTable diners.

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

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