True Food Kitchen - Santa Monica
- 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
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
Good food, staff was very polite and accommodating.
Prices where reasonable considering the area, and the wait time weren't long.
A little on the loud side, but overall a pleasant experience.
Convenient for any group, that once an easy meal after a long day touring/walking around Santa Monica.
Denis, Thank you for your review. If it was a little to loud for you, on your next visit we can easily turn down our music volume a little for you. Just let us know on your next visit. Glad you enjoyed your time with us. Our food after a day of touring Santa Monica is a great idea to feed your body healthy nutrients it has just depleted. Hope to see you soon! -Kevin
Love their gluten free pizzas and lasagna. Save room for dessert!
Jennie, The LASAGNA is amazing. Well all our food is amazing, but I agree with you full heartily. Absolutely save room for a Cookies and Ice Cream or GF Chocolate Cake!!! Both are delicious. Thanks for the review Jennie -Kevin
Very delicious food. True Food is a great choice for healthy smart options. Because it is a chain thou the place is a bit cookie cutter in it's menu items etc.
Andy, Thank you for the review. I think we have some of the best food around town. Next time you are in try some of our seasonal options on the menu.
Brought my wise and and wonderful 97 year old friend there for lunch and we seated out on the lovely terrace. Food took a while, but the wait staff kept us informed, and aside from my poke being VERY light on fish, it was delicious, and my friend loved her Fall Salad. True Food has a great business model. I hope they can stay on top of it and not slowly degrade the way so many places do
Mark, Appreciate the feedback. Glad you all had a great time next time you are all together I hope its back at True Food and please say hi to me personally so I meet you all.
Delicious food and tasty combinations. Excellent Vegan, Vegetarian, and Fish menu selections. Highly recommend.
Carol, Thanks for the review! I am right there with you, our selection is amazing and love everything on the menu!
Excellent as always!. Love this place!
Adriana, Thank you for the review and taking the time to show us your love!
Dinner was delicious! The staff was friendly and the place was clean.
Stacey, Thank you for the kind words. One of our sayings is "Noticeably Clean". We have one of the best teams in the business! Hope to see you soon.
Food and service were both good. Were enjoying our meal and then a couple came and sat near us on the patio with a dog that whined and yipped for food the whole time. It was so rude of these guests and it really detracted from what could have been a great experience.
Mimi, Sorry to hear about this dinning experience. Please come back soon and ask for Kevin and I would love to do something to make up for this experience! Thanks for the feedback!
The fall menus is great! I love the cauliflower dish and the butternut risotto bowl. Delish!
Malik, The Charred Cauliflower is good, and so is the Risotto. Come back quick as we will only have the Risotto for a few more days.
The food is delicious and the service was top notch!
BesuP, Thank you for the feedback. Who was your server, would love to give them a shout out at a line up! Hope to hear from you soon!
True Kitchen advertises on their site that they can do Paleo and Keto, but so can any restaurant do that by holding off on the bread and white potatoes. There was nothing special like Paleo or Keto alternative breads or sauces--none. They did have dairy free ricotta and cheddar, which was nice. The chicken sausage was tasty. I have celiac, and unfortunately I got a reaction from the food, as I guess something was contaminated. Some in my party were very happy with what they ordered and enjoyed the flavors. . . The service was very slow. We had a party of 7, were one of the first groups to arrive, and about 15 other tables of people, who arrived after we did, got their food before we did.
Paleo, Sorry to hear about this experience. We do have a Keto/ Paleo version of our menu where we can rework some of the dishes. I'm glad to hear people in the party loved the food, unfortunately sad to hear it did not meet you expectations. Would love for you to come back and give us another opportunity to exceed this expectations.!
Fabulous service, great craft cocktails. Healthy food that is delicious.
Fantastic service from Caleb. We enjoyed our meal and will definitely return.
Nancy, Thank you for your review. Caleb is an awesome server and can't wait to see you on your next visit.
Went for a casual date night on my birthday. Everyone had their own vibe and it was very inclusive. People working on laptops, friends smashing cocktails and overall just great space. Reasonable pricing for honest quality food that taste amazing! J was really great too.
This is amazing! Glad your Birthday was special and thank you for celebrating it with us! Our atmosphere is something I enjoy being apart of each day. Hope to see you soon on your next visit!
We dine out a lot. Since COVID bad experiences have been common with staffing and other issues. On the contrary, our dinner at True Food Kitchen was outstanding in every way.
My wife and I live in the state of Washington. We decided to have lunch with a close friend at the True Food Kitchen (TFK) in Santa Monica. We made a reservation for 3 on Open Table. An hour before our reservation I received a phone call from a director at True Food Kitchen. The director called to let me know that they could not prepare hot food due to an equipment problem in the kitchen. He didn't want us to be surprised or disappointed when we showed up for lunch thus the phone call. He was very apologetic. He then told us that certain items on the menu would be available. I thanked him for the heads up and we decided to have lunch at TFK even with limited menu choices. When we arrived we were quickly treated to a complimentary starter of edamame guacamole dip with pita chips. We all ordered grilled chicken avocado wraps which were delicious! Our server was very attentive, helpful in explaining the menu choices and very enjoyable to talk to. The whole dining experience was really enjoyable even with a limited menu. The staff did a wonderful job and we look forward to eating at TFK again.
We were such huge fans of this restaurant for a long time. But something has shifted. Food was no where near as good as it used to be. Noodle bowls way overdressed and too oily. Kale Cesar not great. Dumplings still amazing. It's such a shame. No real changes in the menu for many years. It's no longer amazing, just good.
My boyfriend and I really liked the ambience and overall service .
This restaurant needs to adopt a simpler QR code system for ordering as we've never had problems at other restaurants. This is a much more convoluted system than it needs to be and the worst any of us have experienced.
Excellent for salads
A perfect Sunday brunch w my college-aged daughter. Great food, drinks and service. I loved the garden scramble!
The servers and hosts were so accommodating and friendly. The server and trainer checked in on us the perfect amount of times and our food and drinks were brought out in a great timely manner.
At one point one of the chefs was yelling at one of the kitchen staff members about a gluten free pizza and it kinda made the vibe awkward and I felt bad for the staff.
But other than that the ambiance was really really nice! Would love to take my family here again
Food was wonderful, though a bit pricey. Patio is nice, especially with the heaters at night. Service was great, but on the slow side. It took about 40 minutes from the time we sat down to get our appetizers.
Super slow service :(
Ancient grains bowl was amazing! Lots of tasty vegetarian options. Not great location, no view but all in all I would go back knowing I would be well fed.
If your outdoor seating is going to be limited to the West, get some decent umbrellas. Your current ones are worthless. Great being outside but experience is ruined because you are baked by the sun…not to mention glare of the sun.
Courtyard seating was much more enjoyable but for some reason it is always closed.
Ok, I love True Food, but if I am being completely basic AND HONEST -- it is just not the same without the crudite on the menu. Not for this plant-based foodie. It was just such a selling point. In any case, the food is still superb with options for anyone concerned about food allergies or otherwise. I particularly love all the non-alcoholic yet not just water drink options on the menu.
The food and ambiance are great! We sat outside and loved it.
Hi justaguy, Thank you for the review! We look forward to serving you again soon!
We chose vegan dishes, the veggie cheeseburger which was the best! The other dish was the teriyaki bowl that had rice, quinoa, bok choy, snap peas, rainbow carrots, and mushrooms, which was also delicious. The third item was charred cauliflower appetizer. The restaurant was very accommodating and understanding to our requests for sauce on the side.
Thank you Carrie for the review! We look forward to your next visit with us.
Best server ever -he was from PA originally
Our server neglected us for 15min while walking by our table yet never checked on us. When we approached it she just said ok and didn’t apologize or offer dessert gir us
Love this place!! Food and service are excellent!!
1. Highest rating on food (vegan spinach and mushroom pizza and avocado key lime pie) and attentive, friendly service by Dreden.
2. Mediocre rating on getting spendgo points credited to my account. Might have to do with the fact that I didn't pay bill through the app. At home I followed the instructions on the website on how to add points after-the-fact using information on the receipt. The webpage requires entry of formatted numbers that don't appear on the receipt. First, the receipt does not the contain a "receipt number" that matches the format required. I called the restaurant and the hostess said she would give a message describing my situation to a manager "Larry", who might be able to help me. Larry never called. I entered a help request through the spendgo website. Thankfully, within two days spendgo added my points.
I really enjoyed the Vegan Double Cheeseburger. I switched the set up with the Grass Fed Burger options. Deliciousness!!! The sweet potato hash was a bit mushy and under seasoned. Overall I had a good experience and the service was great!
Thank you FabFoodie for the stellar review! We appreciate your loyalty and look forward to taking care of you again soon!
One of my favorite places for a weekend brunch in LA!
Thank you for the review! We greatly appreciate the 5-stars and kind words!
Good was average not worth the price.
Thanks, UteM for the feedback. We appreciate this type of information. We look forward to serving you next time!
Great food & great service, beautiful restaurant
Great service and food…
Healthy options add good taste with reasonable portion and cost. I will come back again for sure.
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 4.6 stars by 1165 OpenTable diners.
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.