True Food Kitchen - Santa Monica
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.
Made a reservation for my birthday dinner and we had an amazing time. Our waitress was the nicest human being and was super helpful with her recommendations.
Overall my friends and I were satisfied.
Just one thing, because of Saturday night, the restaurant was totally full. Then, we were waiting long time for just one single cake as a dessert.
We will make sure to get the desserts out faster for you next time!!
Food was awesome, but service was very slow. We had 4 kids at the table and the wait to place an order was entirely too long. We had to occupy them as long as we could in between. Wish the server could have been on top of things just a little better. We came at a time when there were many open tables.
I would also add one thing about the food: FANTASTIC BUT... Not very clear on cashew allergies. The server could do a much better job identifying which foods contained nuts or asking if anyone has an allergy and which items to avoid. We had a close call.
Hi Jazz, as a father myself I am very empathetic to allergies as well as timing. Out of curiosity was the server presented with the allergy at any point? I just want to make sure we coach accordingly. Thank you!
Amazing. Get the original ginger Marg not on the menu
I love that one too!!! (but I love the new one also!)
Our waitress was Daphne. She’s so insightful, patient and just the best! I really hope to sit at her table again soon!
Wow, we will make sure to give Daphne some love!
Loved the food. Service was great. Over all it was a great experience.
Thank you Deborah!!
Great gluten free selection and a nice aesthetic!
Very nice server but inexperienced, made many mistakes on our order. Extremely slow in getting food to our table.
We have been at this restaurant many times. This was our first time leaving unhappy. Both of our entrees were missing items. My husband ALWAYS gets the salmon entree. This time it did not have the menu listed beets. My fish tacos listed an avocado salsa and roasted corn. At most I had a 1/4 tsp of avocado and 6 pieces of corn. Waitress didn’t return often enough (it was a busy evening) so we just ate what we received. Our appetizer pizza was good though!! Just left the restaurant disappointed.
Great service and food, however it’s very loud in there
Thank you George!
Amazing! Loved it! Way better than the Newport Beach one! So many choices for vegetarians like me!😍❤️
Excellent to read Mitra!!! Thank you
Thank you Daniela!!
I love this place! I had only been to True Food Kitchen in Pasadena before, and was delighted to discover their Santa Monica location. A great place to get together with anyone, as their menu offers a vast array of the most delicious, healthy, fresh and beautifully prepared food. We were 3 people with very different tastes and dietary restrictions, and couldn't have been happier! Just like their Pasadena location, they have outdoor and indoor seating. The staff were friendly, and very helpful in answering any questions, and giving recommendations. Definitely try The Ancient Grains bowl! Every bite is heavenly! Thank you, True Food Kitchen!
Thank you very much! We couldn't be happier to make you happy!!! See you soon!
The food was fresh and delicious and the staff was super accommodating to our family.
Thank you Amanda!!
A great spot for a business lunch. Many healthy options
Love to take care of you on your lunch!! Thank you!
Amazing fresh delicious healthy food. Great service, great atmosphere
Service a bit late
Patio needs more shades
We are plotting some design elements with our property manager to get more coverage on the patio, as you can imagine it takes some time. But hopefully soon we will have more shade!!
Great food! Patio seating is the way to go when the weather is welcoming. Great happy hour too!
Thank you!! We love our patio too!
Was very pleased with their service for a large group! We had 11 people, and they were able to put alcoholic drinks on separate tabs for everyone. The food was also delicious!
Thank you for your review! Can't wait to see you soon!!
I have had many wonderful meals at True Food Kitchen and last night was no exception.
Thank you Mark, we will keep the wonderful experiences coming!
Food was very healthy but did not have much flavor. The Chai pudding was the best.
True Food Kitchen never disappoints! We were a party of 11 and we all ordered different dishes. Food came out at the same time and service was fabulous!
Excellent to read, thank you for the comments!
Good food and service. Nice atmosphere.
Thank you Lloyd!
Healthy, yummy food in a great location in Santa Monica. Best avocado toast in LA!
Thank you Amanda!
Don’t go there after 8pm actually don’t bother
They’re not interested in serving customers they’re interested in going home
A wonderful talented chef and some wonderful staff are being let down by a few unprofessional servers there
Higher management Not aware of what’s going on here and it’s a shame because it could’ve been a nice place
Thank you for speaking on the phone. Once I receive your address I will put a gift card in the mail Thank you!
Excellent hummus appetizer and refreshing drink!
Thank you for visiting Patty, see you soon!!
Always a great choice for vegan and vegetarian selections. Loved the new Fall line up with the delicious sweet potato pizza.
Thank you for the feedback!
Great food, as usual, and great service. This is my daughter and my favorite place to stop for a healthy meal. Totally recommend.
Thank you LiLi!
All good. And two of our party had birthdays and received gratis desserts (which we all
shared). thank you for that.
Thank you Esther!
This is my go-to spot for out-of-towners. Here they can capture the Santa Monica vibe, from the fresh herbs by the door, the thirst quenching beverages and delicious, healthy food. The inside-out Quinoa Burger is my favorite. Don't miss the gluten free desserts. Squash pie!
Thank you so much.. see you soon!
Service was awful. Couldn’t get out waiter if we tried. Hostess literally had her butt cheeks hanging out of her skirt. She would bend over and it was super inappropriate. Dishes not cleared. Drinks came after our food. Get it together.
Great food and service as always!
Good food and selections. Service was excellent. Overpriced for what you get. Good for a casual hang with friends.
Flavor, flavor, flavor. Really delicious. We sat on the patio. Great service but I wish that they had more umbrellas available. Sun was pretty intense.
Thank you Christine!! That back patio is tough in the afternoon, but we are working on a solution. Appreciate it!
The food was exceptional and the service was great. I will come back
Thank you Karine!!
Pricey entrees bad dessert watery cappucino
My favorite restaurant!! Coolest options
Always reliably good service and fantastic healthy food. One of my favorite places
Of all the true food locations I’ve been to in Arizona and California - the service at this location is consistently below par in comparison. I’ve even received a response from this location the last time I had sub quality service - saying they wanted to make it right and for me to reach out to them. Problem is - they didn’t tell me who to ask for and how they planned to make it right. Seems poor service starts at the top - at this location.
Hi John, You can contact myself, Logan, the General Manager directly by emailing ldoub@TrueFoodKitchen Thank you
We love The food and the ambiance here, this time we went and I was disappointed at the restrooms being so dirty.
Service was great and waiter very friendly.