True Food Kitchen - Houston

4.7
850 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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1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Poor service. They served main food while we were eating appetizers. We asked them to bring back when we were finished, there wasn’t even room on the table to drop dishes but they stacked our plates and dropped food anyhow with total attitude.
Price was high for basic food. I probably wouldn’t care if the service was better.

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JG
Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

They sat us next to the bathrooms, HORRIBLE location to have dinner, especially when someone opens the door and the stench hits you while you are eating. Guacamole was overrated, our server was friendly but lacked giving our table attention, we had to continuously be tracking her down, our drinks were ok and our food was cold. The waitress got our food and bills mixed up so that took time to get fixed and then I come home and I get charged 2 different tabs on my card. Try calling them, no answer and I can't leave a voice mail. Definitely not a pleasant experience.

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WH
Houston
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was great. Some really interesting options. Good sized portions. Staff was super friendly

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OT
Houston
18 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Food was good. Definitely some confusion between the kitchen & servers. Overall good.

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OT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went on a Saturday afternoon, sat outdoors and enjoyed the food and drink.

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DM
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I was greeted and seat before my reservation time was which nice. Everyone enjoyed their food choices.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The hummus and the edamame dumplings are our regular appetizers here. My partner was pleasantly surprised and satisfied with his protein bowl (Korean noodle bowl w chicken), and the lasagne was a winner. I’ve had the flatbreads before and they are all good. Great place if you want nourishing, clean food.

Warning: no soda products here. Don’t bring people who require soda with their meal!

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Extensive menu with lots of good options and service was excellent. Would go back and try more stuff :)

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LB
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Normally, I love True Foods, and every once in a while, things can’t be perfect, but this time I ordered from the Seasonal menu. The Watermelon Lemonade was very good, but could have been a little tangier. The entire I selected was a seasonal polenta bowl with grilled veggies. The veggies were very good, but the polenta was runny and way too salty. I ate the veggies from the top, but couldn’t eat the polenta. Portions are good sized, and so I didn’t walk away hungry, but was unsatisfied. Normally, however, everything on the menu is outstanding. Disappointed.

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LS
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The experience was all good, the service from our server was exceptional!

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was so friendly and helpful. Our food was delicious and well prepared. We love it every time.

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SK
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

The usher did not understand my request for a quieter table. She gave us a table right next to entrance and when declined she gave us a table at the far corner closest to the kitchen. I believe it was done intentionally. There was no courtesy extended. Waiter on the other hand was awesome!!! Please let your front desk usher understand what customer service is. Very disappointed.

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CS
Houston
49 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service is the game here, consistent food, wonderful attention to detail in the presentation, superb in house made products!

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W
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I just love this place! There is not one thing I have ordered that has not been amazing. The waitstaff are friendly, knowledgeable and make the whole experience a pleasurable one !

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L
Houston
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always good

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JD
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

It is difficult to chat when it’s busy here. You’re basically having to yell. However the food is great, location is great and service is great.

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Food was really good,

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LW
Houston
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 1

The food and service were very good, but good grief it was loud! I don't like having to raise my voice to talk to my dinner companion or having to keep asking them to repeat what they said louder. Some of this was due to families with crying babies, and louder thsn necessary music, but the design of the place and its acoustics are just like so many "modern" open box type restaurants which only amplify sound. My low rating on ambience score relates to the noisiness.

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HB
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food is of excellent quality and is very delicious. and the staff was friendly and attentive. My only complaint was the noise level. It is expected that voices and sounds will carry in an open concept dining area, but the music was too loud, and it was difficult to talk to my tablemates.

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OT
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and food

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LG
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was very good! Loved the cauliflower appetizer!

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s
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very attentive server.

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EB
Houston
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The food and selections are great. The staff are welcoming and great.

I love all the reclaimed aesthetics of the ambiance.

I wish there were some actual booths though. I think it would add a lot to the restaurant. Id go kore for a dinner.
As for the price and quality, it often feels more like a cafe express, no privacy at all. Semi shared table seating.
So no real fine dining at all.

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Houston
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Overall great experience.
A bit noisy
Valet parking app wouldn’t take.

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KM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, service, ambience and location are all wonderful - and there is something for everyone on the menu (including us vegans). Someone in my party tried my dish, and she said, "I had no idea vegan food could be so delicious!" I can't wait to return, on my next trip to Houston!

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Mexico City
9 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious healthy food. Excelent service. Toya, our server was the sweetest!

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KK
Houston
17 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

The staff is generally very young. They are super enthusiastic but lack experience. The time management is poor for such a busy restaurant. The food is good and the atmosphere is loud and lively. I have been twice and would like to go again when I am not time constrained.

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C
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the entire experience. Had a party of 18 and the waitress I believe her name was Dani maybe Danielle was absolutely superb! My guests are still raving about the food and drinks! I would definitely do a large dinner there again.

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BT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 2

Very loud. The noise level made it hard to hold a business lunch. Otherwise, great food and service.

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O
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

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

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Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2019
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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F
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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Austin
2 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

92birthday

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M
Houston
4 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
24 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
19 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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