True Food Kitchen - Pasadena
love the winter menu. The food is always delicious. Everything is fresh and well presented.
Guliana was an amazing waitress! Thank you.
Excellent healthy food, and vey tasty. We will be back.
Had 15 people for two nights in a row. The staff went above and beyond in attention and detail as we had various diet needs and two birthdays to celebrate. They accommodated every request and paced the timing perfectly as we had a show to attend. Food was plentiful, hot and fresh and drinks well poured. Highly recommend and thanks to Alex, Jessica, Maria and Michael.
My wife and I always enjoy dining here, not only because our dog is welcome on the patio, but because the food is always fresh and tasty (the turkey burger is one of my favorites), but he service is always great- professional, friendly and welcoming.
Delicious but pricey! I had a side of charred cauliflower and 2 Original Gingers (non alcoholic) for about $25.
Amazing food, I’m celiac and they had lots of choices for me! My friend is vegan, lots of choices for him! My husband is a meat eater and he loved it too! They take your limitations very seriously. The atmosphere is charming and hip. It is a bit loud inside will probably do outside next time, they have heaters. Five star
Our food was great as usual. Frankee was our server and was wonderful.
The Korean noodles are my favorite.
Dinner menu was small and service was slow
Nice day - sat outside - great food
Food was truly mediocre. I ordered a chopped salad with chicken. The order came without chicken, but the waiter quickly brought some out. I should have left it off -- the chicken was chewy and flavorless and seemed a bit undercooked. YUCK! The service was awesome. Really exceptionally good. Overall, the stellar service helps balance out the food.
Food is good not extraordinary but overpriced. Food is good not extraordinary but overpriced.
Way too noisy. Food and service always very good but my food was delivered barely warm.
Fantastic food and service!
The first time I ate at True Food Kitchen was outside of Atlanta. It was amazing. I looked it up when I got back to Southern California and found we had a few. I took my husband there for the first time and he loved it. I ordered the same wrap I had before because it was so good. The only difference I found was that the wrap was a little toasty and they didn’t put the cucumber salad in a little separate bowl like they did in Georgia. So it wasn’t as eye appealing as the one I had before. Don’t get me wrong, it was still very good. My husband had the tomato soup and the Gorgonzola, fig and onion flat bread. Which went well with the soup. Our waitress was great and and very helpful. I definitely will go back again. Very fresh and healthy.
The food is amazing; very interesting choices. Servers are attentive and respond quickly. Hosts in front also very attentive and quick to assist.
It's simply TOO NOISY inside. I will likely go back but will try sitting outside. The noise level made it difficult to talk over dinner; mild headache after leaving. :(
Our server was AWESOME, but when she went on break and left Jess(?) to care for us, we never saw him/her and had empty water glasses, didn't get checked on, etc. The food is always great and it is a beautiful, clean, healthy place. I will be back many times for sure!!!!
True Food Kitchen was an amazing experience. The food totally was full of flavor and prepared fresh. I had the Lasanga Bologne which was amazing. I especially love their craft cocktail we had the ginger margarita which was so good and refreshing. This place great place to meet friends and hang out.
The staff was so sweet and accommodating. It is always a pleasure to dine here, but I was very impressed by their kindness and patience with me as I hosted my bridal party this past weekend. They allowed me to come in early to setup and were so attentive during our entire time there.
Not for a special occasion
Great place for a meet up. Prices are reasonable.
Such yummy and super fresh food! Perfect for my vegetarian friend and I to finish off our day in Pasadena!
PatK, Thank you for such a great review! We're happy to have the opportunity to serve anyone and everyone, and so glad spent the rest of your day in Pasadena with us! We hope to serve you again in the near future! Thank you again.
The best grilled salmon and flourless chocolate cake!
WendyG, Thank you! The salmon has kind of a fun backstory, while the chocolate cake is True classic. We're so happy you enjoyed yourself. We hope to see you again in the near future. Thank you again.
We love true food and have been to many different locations. This visit wasn't up to par. Our server didn't seem to give a crap that we were there. Had to flag him down for beverage refills, pre bussing was non existent, and his overall demeanor was garbage. I don't mind spending good money for a good restaurant but this guy is doing you a disservice.
Jason, thank you for your review. We want to apologize for falling completely short on service and expectations. We've prided ourselves in food and service, but it seems as though we really missed the mark. I'd really love to learn more about your reservation. If you are willing to call and discuss your evening with me, I think we can find some kind of remedy. Please feel free to reach out whenever you're available. We would love to make it right. Thank you, Alex A AGM, Pasadena 626-639-681
Service and food were excellent as usual. That is why we keep coming back.
Mary! Thank you for the amazing review! It's guests like yourself that Truly make True Food Kitchen an amazing place. We look forward to serving you soon. Thank you.
The restaurant design is lovely with several indoor spaces with floor to ceiling windows and high ceilings that welcome a lively crowd to this popular restaurant. The food is well prepared, fresh and imaginative and you can spend more or spend less and still be satisfied by one of their delicious bowls or a side. The only reason I wouldn't recommend this place for intimate conversations is because acoustically all the sound bounces of the walls and you have to really struggle to be heard at all. If you go in off times, you'd have a great time of it. Just stay away from crowded weekends!
Consistently great and healthy food. I’ve come here for lunch and dinner with friends and have brought my team for celebratory lunches. Everyone loves the food and service. The ambience is relaxed and what you’d think of as California dining. For anyone new, I’d highly recommend the Ancient Grains bowl or Good Earth Kale Cobb salad. You can never go wrong with either of these!
We were a party of 8. Everyone found something delicious to order. Food was tasty and fresh. Service was very friendly and helpful. We'll definitely go again.
A reliable, healthful alternative. Love the outdoors space and fresh food!
Wonderful dining and service as always. We have eaten here before, but brought some out of town guests for dinner. I tried something new to me, and everyone enjoyed what they ordered. Great service too!
Was way too busy, and was obviously understaffed.... we got no attention. Ordered things that were forgotten. Food took forever. Never was even asked for waters, and waitress never checked in until food came. My entree was $17 and so small that it was placed on a bigger plate so as not to show how tiny it actually was. Normally i love this place but will NEVER go on a Sunday ever again
Hi Brandy, Please know that what you've described is not a reflection of the service and hospitality that we strive for. We want every visit to be a five-star experience in terms of food, service, and environment, so please offer us an opportunity to discuss your visit more in-depth by reaching out to us at your earliest convenience at (626) 639-6818. I'd love to meet you on your next visit and assure that all things are perfect. Thank you, Justin Chavez (General Manager)
Met friends for dinner last night and enjoyed some great food and wine at True Good Kitchen. The outdoor patio has a very nice ambiance! I love that dogs are welcome on the patio. Cauliflower polenta with tofu excellent!! See you soon.
Everything was excellent except the noise level was a bit high requiring we speak loudly....which then contributes to the noise level.
Amazing as always!
Thank you Aubrey! We love having you!
We had to wait 45 minutes for a table despite having a reservation. Next time the restaurant needs to make sure not to ‘over reserve’ or do something to mitigate the situation other than say ‘we are trying our best.’
Ryan, thank you for leaving your review. We want to sincerely apologize for having you wait an extended period of time to be seated for your reservation. It is a topic of conversation that is being discussed, and the service staff being coached on. We would be love to have you join us again, and allow me personally to see to your reservation. Please call Alex at the restaurant and he will be happy to get you settled. Most sincerely, Alex A 626-639-6818
Our waitress forgot about our table, so service was poor. The people waiting to be seated or waiting for an opening were waiting in the designated waiting area. However, our table was in the waiting area apparently so we had groups of people gathered round our table talking over our dining experience, yelling to their friends, or complaining. It made it a very uncomfortable dining experience and i don’t see myself going back there in the future.
Thank you for sharing the notes from your experience with us. We value your feedback - we will use it to get better. We want every visit to be a five-star experience in terms of food, service, and environment, so please offer us an opportunity to discuss your visit more in-depth by reaching out to us at your earliest convenience at (626) 639-6818. I'd love to meet you on your next visit and assure that all things are perfect. Thank you, Justin Chavez (General Manager)
Excellent service as always! Good choice of food. Delicious hand made hummus. The perfect healthy go to spot!!!
They have a lot of healthier options and it’s a good location.
The food and attentiveness were excellent. We arrived a few minutes early and were seated immediately. Food was excellent.
Pasadena is always the best, got to meet the chef from Santa Monica so will make a point to get down there.
The service in Pasadena is excellent... love this place.... wish there was on out in the West Covina area or Rancho Cucamonga...with that said only if the management from Pasadena could hire and train them....