True Food Kitchen - Houston

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4.6
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819 Reviews
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$30 and under
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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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Houston
9 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Kind of loud. Food and service are good. I do like this place.

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OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

One of my go-to places for lunch or dinner. I’m there once or twice a week and never get tired of it. Seasonal menu keeps it fresh!

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Houston
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I had not been to this restaurant in the past year, so we decided to give it a try again. The preparation of the food changed and not for the better, the taste of the food was not good we did not even finish our food. Service was also very slow.

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j
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My dish was great, and my husband liked his as well. The only thing is that he wanted his food hotter.

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OT
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

92birthday

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M
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant! Food and wine were fresh and delicious and the service was excellent. The patio is great and less loud than inside the restaurant.

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J
Houston
20 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We love this restaurant. Great tasting healthy choices and not too pricey. Something for everyone.

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TS
New Orleans
22 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

The place is loud and food overpriced. $19 for two small fish tacos seems excessive to me. Some of the appetizers represent a better value. I felt virtually abandoned by our server. I did it once but not likely to go back.

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MC
Houston
17 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

My overall experience was great especially the food and waitstaff although I sat at the bar. The hostesses were not the best; they were snobs.

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RT
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love TF!!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant service I’ve experienced in a long time. Waitress kept coming back to see if we needed anything, was friendly and attentive.

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MW
Houston
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We looked for a restaurant that offered alternatives to traditional restaurant fare the both of us found appetizing and was on my partner's diet plan. I was surprised to find not only many choices for me but also a plethora of decisions for him to make instead of the usual cobb salad or chef salad options.

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M
Houston
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a great dinner with appetizer, entree, and dessert. Everything was delicious. The only thing was the noise level, but it was a Friday night. Also, the seat at the booth would jump up any time someone else sitting on it moved. Maybe it needs to be renewed or padded. Either way, the food and service were great.

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F
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great as usual

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KR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

enjoyed everything. Great service amazing healthy food! Shared the kale guacamole and it was fresh and delicious. Had the cauliflower risotto and the flavors were perfect. Shared the cinnamon vanilla latte and the key lime mousse with my husband and both were perfection. found myself googling recipes on my way home in the hopes of recreating it! I would never bother to cook if I had one of these in Fort Collins!

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m
Salt Lake City
18 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great quality, fresh, healthy food - freshly prepared in the open kitchen. Vegetarian & vegan options too so great place to go when some of your guests have dietary restrictions. Enjoyed sitting in outdoor patio.
Wait staff are very knowledgeable about the menu and helpful with suggestions. Free Parking is easy in the multi-story parking lot attached and escalator brings you down 1 floor directly to the restaurant entrance. There is also valet if you require but don’t know how much that costs? Definitely one of our favorite places to go with friends and family.

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a
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 1

Had a reservarion, then areived and they assigned us a tiny half table where people can almost eat from your plate and hear your conversation. Asked to be relocated and they said no, full of other reservations. Restaurant was half empty and after i spend 2 hours at the bar never got full
Food was just ok and prices are a bit excessive i wouldnt recommend

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M
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a wonderful experience. It’s nice to find a place that can accommodate my families dietary restrictions. And the food is amazing.

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CS
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tasty vegetarian choices with low calories. Redfish delicious. Loved the fresh pita and guacamole at table. Our server A+

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EC
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I would definitely recommend True Food Kitchen! The food is excellent and the staff is willing to accomadate any requests to ensure your food is to your liking! I always look forward to returning to True Food!

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OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is always a good experience to go to this place and enjoy the ambiance and food! Never disappointed

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RM
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love True Food Kitchen! It is one of my very favorite dining experiences in Houston. I had a client meet me here for a business lunch. I wanted to introduce her to the awesome fresh whole food menu and the seasonal menu they offer. We sipped on amazing craft cocktails and had great customer service. I had my usual, the ancient grains bowl with salmon. I can not get enough of their special miso sauce. I always ask for extra to take home. I can't say enough about this place and this was probably the best dining experience I've had with TFK to date. The client was impressed and needless to say, I landed the contract!

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C
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love love love this place and the food BUT always way too loud

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MT
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exception service from the entire staff. The menu selection, quality and taste is unmatched! Love the story behind True Food Kitchen!

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BA
Calgary
41 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fresh clean food in a nice setting. We appreciated the water done on site at no charge. Nice touch. Would refer friends and definitely come back.

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AB
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food recommendations from server were great. Food very flavorful and definitely fresh. If ever in Houston again would eat here again.

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KE
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

My family included 3 teenagers enjoyed our meal very much. The menu was so wonderful that some of us could decide what to order so we each ordered something different and shared! Great taste and peritonitis sizes.

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S
Houston
14 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Mother’s Day was great but restaurant could have been better prepared for baby’s in this special occasion. There was a wait for available high chair

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Mother’s Day

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AC
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is amazing! They were very accommodating to my 4 year granddaughter. She might be the pickiest eater on the planet and they were very kind and patient with her. They were also very good about preparing the food for my daughter with Celiac disease. We will be back!

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MG
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great, healthy fare in a fun, lively environment. I would definitely recommend this establishment.

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t
New Mexico
6 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Really great as usual. Great choices and phenomenal pairings.

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DA
Houston
15 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I had a salad and pizza. The chopped salad was great. The pizza was a bit greasy but tasty after "blotting" away the excess oil. Service is always great.

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RD
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love the food, location, service and authenticity of the food they provide. Yummy drinks & clean restaurant. We will be back ☺️

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SS
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is always so fresh and delicious. I try something new each time I visit and I’m never disappointed. There’s something for everyone from kids to grandparents.

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d
Houston
18 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently good service and great food. Dining outdoors is delightfully quiet.

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RM
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food and primary waiter were excellent; however, I felt rushed by the general waitstaff. More than once, my guests or I had to defend not-quite-finished plates. I appreciate restaurants wanting to turn tables but the effort should be more subtle. The food is quite good and well presented. Though the plates are reasonably priced, expect to spend a bit if you are extra hungry. All in all, True Food Kitchen is worth regular patronage.

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V
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 3

I ordered a bowl and the portion was too small for the price they charged. I was still hungry after I finished it. I'm not a big eater so I don't think I will go back again. Overpriced and the food was so so. The waiter was good though.

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S
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 5

Soggy , cold food, indifferent waiters, tiny chairs and tables made this a disappointment

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JS
Houston
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the food so much I bought the cookbook !! I’m excited to try some of the recipes for my family

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