True Food Kitchen - Pasadena
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.
Awesome food - just like all other True Food Kitchens I’ve visited...
Great food, outstanding service. A must try in Pasadena.
Food was overly saucy with overpowering sauce and service was very slow albeit very friendly. Drinks were extremely backed up. We got our lemonade with the check.
I think the service was great! The food was fresh and delicious!
Reservations were easy to make online. The service was excellent and the food was amazing!
Wonderful as Usual. Tonight we celebrated my birthday with friends from out of town.
Such a wonderful review, and thank you for thinking of us for your Birthday! We hope to see you again soon!
This is a favorite and I go there frequently. Usually the experience is wonderful but I have noticed the service deteriorate. They have become slow, inattentive and inhospitable, sometimes borders on "attitudinal"- there needs to be some hospitality training.
The ambiance is very nice and warm. The food is excellent. I will go again, but I hope they recognize the service problem.
The only suggestion I have is, add some form of noise dampening in the room. Maybe ceiling baffles, foam pads strategically placed out of sight.
This is a common problem with most restaurants; nothing against True Food in particular. But again, like most restaurants, the noise level spiked and it became hard to hear the person 3 feet away from me.
Beyond that, the place is great! I would definitely go again.
It’s a very cute place that servers healthy food I will definitely be back.
Thanks you Liash! What a great review. We thank you for your patronage and hope to see you soon!
We all had a wonderful time!
Our server was friendly, attentive and helpful!
A little loud and some kids at another table were singing loudly(not the restaurants fault) otherwise it was perfect!!!!
Delicious as always!
The burger was a hockey puck, and the server did not ask us how we wanted it cooked. Pizza was greasy Kale salad was oily. Server was inattentive. We were running late for a show and the kids were hungry otherwise I would have sent all of the above items back.
Excellent food, I had the lasagna and my sister had the fish tacos(seabass)
Great food great service! Wish they had a branch in calabasas!😊
Thank you, Nikki! Maybe one day! We thank you for your review, and of course invite you back to Pasadena! Happy New Year!
Server was very attentive, friendly, and professional. The food "drop-off" people and the kitchen were not so attentive, leaving food without checking on guests needs... like utensils; or not yet finished with the starter when the main course is delivered.
We enjoyed True Food at Sip n Savor, decided to check it out. Party of seven, we enjoyed the hummus appetizer! All of us had different entrees and all were impressed with their meal! Highly recommended True Food. Only question, when are you coming to Charlotte?
Soon! We are opening new locations all over during the next few years. Keep on a lookout, and in the meantime come visit us again in Pasadena! Thank you for the great review, and Happy New Year!
Great food and service. Love this place.
Always a good meal in a great setting and friendly staff.
Excellent service and food. We went on Christmas Eve for my son’s birthday and the restaurant was very busy. Glad we made reservations. Great selection for vegan and non-vegan appetites. We will definitely go back! Great restaurant.
I had a great birthday dinner on December 20 with my best friend, introducing her to the restaurant. I had my favorites roasted beet and goat cheese flatbread appetizer and the grass-fed burger entree. Received a complimentary birthday dessert --- the fabulous flourless chocolate cake! A perfect birthday celebration dinner!! Plus my girlfriend really liked the restaurant and was thrilled that she can bring her beloved dog with her to the restaurant.
Party of 10 little old ladies catching up during holidays. Beautiful restaurant, great service and good food. We were a bit noisy, but staff not bothered at all (probably more amused).
good food but pricey
Great food option!
This restaurant has really matured from its beginnings. They have found their rhythm so the service is spectacular! And the food, the food is delectable. All very fresh ingredients. I had a kale salad with pan roasted salmon. I don't know where they get that salmon but it had a beautiful flavor and it was cooked to the perfect temperature. Moist and flaky - I will obsess over that dish until I have it again. You bet I'm coming back!
Food and experience was amazing. My wife is vegetarian and I'm pescatarian. Y'all killed it. Tasted amazing and felt healthy.
Swonderful restaurant. Smarvelous food and very nice pleasant server!
The ridiculous speech that they make their servers recite to first-time visitors was a red flag for us in terms of tone/pretentiousness, and it also overhyped the quality of the food right before we tried it. The menu has a strong selection in terms of veggie/vegan/meat options, but if you want "normal" beverages or sides, look elsewhere.
As regulars, we love True Foods. Jo provided excellent service! The butternut squash soup was a perfect, savory and creamy non-dairy treat! But the floor was as sticky as a dive bar on a Sunday morning. Our shoes, along with the host, and other customers', stuck to the floor. It was very disappointing!
Our waiter was so kind and helpful. The vibe was so nice, food was great and menu is ridiculously inclusive to all diet types.
What a great review! Thank you Jessica. Our team loves to hear positive feedback. Happy New Year, and we hope to serve you again soon! Best,
Tasty and innovative fresh food. Convivial setting. Convenient parking lot for reasonable service charge.
Totally delicious. Fun and lively Great service.
I hosted a group of 10 teenagers (well, near adults). Half of them were nearly an hour late and the servers were wonderful. Kids were thrilled with the food. My husband and I sat at a table separate of them. Both were terrific.
I love their commitment to healthy food and local suppliers. Their Korean noodles were AMAZING, took me right back to when I lived in Asia. If you have sensitivity to noise, it is a hard place. But fantastic restaurant!
Service was really great and attentive. Beautiful place to sit outside and have a Sunday brunch! Delicious cocktails as well.
We were seated 10 min after our reservation time and sat for another 25 min with no one even acknowledging our table until we stopped a server to request service. One reason we got a server they were amazing. We were offered no apologies by a manager or any compensation for the rude/non existent service when we sat.
It’s one of my favorite lunch spots! The food is always fresh and delicious!
The edamame dumplings are one of my absolute all time favorite dishes.
I love everything about True Food except the noise.
Very good food, nice atmosphere, friendly service. I go there regularly.
I love True Food. But we had very poor service. I'll. E back because I know it's rare. Unfortunately the others in my party won't be back.