True Food Kitchen - Santa Monica
True Food Kitchen is a health-driven restaurant and bar inspired by a philosophy that food should make you feel better, not worse, and that great tasting food can serve as the foundation for a life well lived. True Food’s seasonal menu emphasizes wholesome, seasonal ingredients with thoughtful preparations to highlight the natural health benefits and flavors of each ingredient. From thoughtfully crafted cocktails, such as the Citrus Skinny Margarita, made with fresh-pressed citrus and organic tequila, to nutrient-dense dishes like the Edamame Dumplings, Korean Noodle Salad, Ancient Grains with miso-glazed sweet potatoes, Grilled Fish Tacos and an antioxidant rich Flourless Chocolate Cake, True Food Kitchen’s menu celebrates variety and caters to every food preference with an assortment of delicious vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options.
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Don’t go there after 8pm actually don’t bother
They’re not interested in serving customers they’re interested in going home
A wonderful talented chef and some wonderful staff are being let down by a few unprofessional servers there
Higher management Not aware of what’s going on here and it’s a shame because it could’ve been a nice place
Thank you for speaking on the phone. Once I receive your address I will put a gift card in the mail Thank you!
Excellent hummus appetizer and refreshing drink!
Thank you for visiting Patty, see you soon!!
Always a great choice for vegan and vegetarian selections. Loved the new Fall line up with the delicious sweet potato pizza.
Thank you for the feedback!
Great food, as usual, and great service. This is my daughter and my favorite place to stop for a healthy meal. Totally recommend.
Thank you LiLi!
All good. And two of our party had birthdays and received gratis desserts (which we all
shared). thank you for that.
Thank you Esther!
This is my go-to spot for out-of-towners. Here they can capture the Santa Monica vibe, from the fresh herbs by the door, the thirst quenching beverages and delicious, healthy food. The inside-out Quinoa Burger is my favorite. Don't miss the gluten free desserts. Squash pie!
Thank you so much.. see you soon!
Service was awful. Couldn’t get out waiter if we tried. Hostess literally had her butt cheeks hanging out of her skirt. She would bend over and it was super inappropriate. Dishes not cleared. Drinks came after our food. Get it together.
Great food and service as always!
Good food and selections. Service was excellent. Overpriced for what you get. Good for a casual hang with friends.
Flavor, flavor, flavor. Really delicious. We sat on the patio. Great service but I wish that they had more umbrellas available. Sun was pretty intense.
Thank you Christine!! That back patio is tough in the afternoon, but we are working on a solution. Appreciate it!
The food was exceptional and the service was great. I will come back
Thank you Karine!!
Pricey entrees bad dessert watery cappucino
My favorite restaurant!! Coolest options
Always reliably good service and fantastic healthy food. One of my favorite places
Of all the true food locations I’ve been to in Arizona and California - the service at this location is consistently below par in comparison. I’ve even received a response from this location the last time I had sub quality service - saying they wanted to make it right and for me to reach out to them. Problem is - they didn’t tell me who to ask for and how they planned to make it right. Seems poor service starts at the top - at this location.
Hi John, You can contact myself, Logan, the General Manager directly by emailing ldoub@TrueFoodKitchen Thank you
We love The food and the ambiance here, this time we went and I was disappointed at the restrooms being so dirty.
Service was great and waiter very friendly.
Excellent fresh, healthy food with great vibe. Loved it.
Food excellent but the restaurant is way too cold; everyone is sitting with jackets, sweaters etc.
Food was quite different and really good. You can tell they source food from great venues. The staff were all really pleasant and happy.
I love this place! There are options for every type of eater: picky, kids, comfort food, curry, health nut, etc. I got the Panang Curry with added tofu this time, and it was a 10/10! Exactly what I wanted for a hearty meal with tons of flavor! The curry comes with rice on the side, and I just add it right into the bowl. I was dining with a friend who is doing "Whole 30", and our waiter was super helpful in finding her something to eat within her guidelines. The waitstaff here is always super kind. Looking forward to the next time I get to head down to Santa Monica and dine here.
Fantastic food with a great wine/cocktail list. Can be a great place for a family dinner or to meet up with friends. Highly recommend!
Thank you Anja!
Food is phenominal, which is why I keep going back. However, the service is always lacking. It takes way too long for the servers to take orders, or bring a requested item, such as a napkin, fork, side of salsa. Also takes way too long before they clear plates once finished, and bring the check. Seems like they need more servers, they are spread too thin.
Hello, since you seem to come frequently come say Hi to me and I will ensure great service from here on out!
We had a nice time but the food took a really long time to arrive. But we were not in any hurry so we didn't mind too much. They surprised us at the end and took $20 off the bill because of the food delay. I was very impressed with this gesture.
Hey Eric, Thank you for your understanding and happy to hear you had a great time!
We had dinner there and the food was excellent! Loved by all three of us. Food was delicious and fresh and I feel satisfied and healthy after the meal.
We then returned two days later for brunch with friends and we found the food at brunch not as tasty as dinner, although it’s the same menu.
Thank you so much!
Had a reservation and waited 30 minutes beyond the reservation time to be seated. Then food took another 45 min and was disappointing compared to all the other TFK I’ve been to. Usually the flavors and taste are great but there was no flavor to my Teriyaki bowl and it was dry, hard to get down bc it was so bland. Sadly disappointed by this TFK.
Hello, we really want to make this right. While I feel we are usually great, it seems we missed here. I would love to invite you back and show you how True Food is consistently great regardless of location!
We were a party of 5. Everyone’s meal came out correctly with the exception of mine. The manager corrected the problem promptly. The manager also removed the charges for both meals and gave me an additional credit. Bravo to the management of True Food Santa Monica.
Thank you for the feedback Joe!!
Service has some gaps in it regarding my food being brought ahead of my girlfriends.
Thank you John, we do our best to make sure your meal flows smoothly. I will direct your feedback to our chef team so we can continue to uphold that standard.
Overall it was a good experience only the spaghetti doesn’t look and taste like spaghetti at all. More like sauerkraut. Very thin and sauer. And the food wasn’t very hot. But a nice ambiance and a very good vision on good food and the planet which is why I recommand this restaurant.
Hi Ellis, It is Spaghetti Squash, the size is kinda how the plant breaks up after cooking. However, we hope it was dlish!!
We had a wonderful time at True food kitchen, the hostesses were nice and friendly, they gave us a table outside that we requested and sat us fast. The Server was knowledgeable and friendly and the food was just amazing! I’ll be definitely coming back.
Thank you Marian!!
True Food is one of my favorite restaurants. This particular visit didn’t go well, primarily because our server provided very poor service. I think it was an anomaly - but it was a disappointing experience nonetheless.
Thank you for your review John. I do want to apologize that this visit was less than stellar. Whether an anomaly or not, we are not okay with it. Please reach out and I will set you up with an invite back. Appreciated!!
Great food and priced right for the area. The service was a bit slow getting food to the table, but the manager did come to the table to help out and everyone was very pleasant. I'd go back when in the area and suggest this to everyone who like healthy food.
Thank you Alex!
Had a great meal. Amazing service and great food as usual!
Street Tacos that we’re suppose to have 3 were served with 2 - 10 minutes after everyone else had their meal. They said they would bring the third one out and it never came. Normally an amazing place with great food. Service was very disappointing compared to previous visits.
Hi Mark, We have reviewed your comment and I want to apologize, I am not sure where the mishap took place but it is disappointing to hear none the less. Please respond to this message and I will set you up with an invite back to show how we can make it right. Thank you
It was very average. I’d say About the same as California pizza kitchen.
Good value - vegan and vegetarian options. Food was tasty, service was friendly and fast. Convenient location.
Thank you Mike!!
Fabulous restaurant. We were visiting with our son who has celiac and they were very knowledgeable and willing to help. The food was delicious and the service was top notch. I wish we had one near us!
Thank you Bridget!
Locale accogliente e gradevole. Personale gentile e professionale. Non tanti piatti nel menu ma molto buoni e con ingredienti di qualità. Eccezionale l’hamburger. Buoni i cocktail ma siamo rimasti delusi dal dolce che era buono ma nulla di eccezionale. In generale si mangia molto bene.
My husband and I were visiting Santa Monica for only two nights. We discovered True Food Kitchen our first night and had such an excellent experience we returned for our second night's dinner. The host and wait staff were kind and accommodating. The food was simply AMAZING with special caution and care taken to manage our many food sensitivities and allergies. Our only regret is that we don't have a True Food in the metro New York area!
We will be in New York soon!! Thank you for your words!
Really great vegetarian and vegan selections as well as meat options for the none veg. Everything was super tasty and fresh!
Lou thank you so much!
Never disappoints! The food is consistently healthy and delicious.
Can't wait to serve you again!