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True Food Kitchen - Santa Monica

4.7
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969 reviews
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$30 and under
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American

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Good Vegetarian Options
Casual
True Food Kitchen Santa Monica is now open with patio dining. As we carefully and conservatively re-open our restaurant, we continue to honor our commitment to the health and safety of our guests and staff. Our patio will look different as we’ve made critical adjustments to accommodate for social distancing, enhanced standards and safety measures. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we navigate this new normal together.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
What 969 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.5
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.3
Value
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AsiaM
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Went here for my dad's bday and the food was so good! The staff are so nice as well. The jackfruit wraps were amazing

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vipNishaM
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was my first time eating out since COVID-19 and True Food Kitchen is being very cautious and thorough about their processes. I appreciate the efforts they are making to keep everyone safe!

True Food Kitchen - Santa Monica
Responded on 3 July 2020

Hi NIsha, We appreciate you! Very happy to read that you felt safe dining here, that is our first priority! Hope to see you soon for patio seating!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always love coming here and always have great service! Definitely recommend it and will be back!

True Food Kitchen - Santa Monica
Responded on 1 July 2020

Thank you!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was the first LA restaurant we’ve dined in during COVID-19. Fabulous as usual! The True Foods team is working hard to welcome everyone back safely. Really superb effort.

True Food Kitchen - Santa Monica
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for the comments!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2020
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience2

Waitress was good so it was sound

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CarmenV
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2020
Overall4Food2Service5Ambience5

I have been here 3 times. The fresh fruit drinks are fantastic. I ordered the Korean Noodles. The texture was fine but the sauce was over powered by the chili which prevented me from enjoying the noodles and vegetables in the dish. I am used to eating spicy foods but this had too much.

True Food Kitchen - Santa Monica
Responded on 30 June 2020

Thank you Carmen, We are reviewing this dish to make sure it is executed properly. I appreciate you letting us know! Thank you

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Noepegirl
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

I came here when they opened years ago and I was blown away. Such great food! I talk about this place all the time for over a decade The service is impeccable. Despite the working conditions with masks and the stress Of pandemic, the servers, bus boys, the hostess. Everybody was top notch. I guess I’m sad because I can’t order the kale salad and all the other great stuff on the menu. I appreciate the effort but the set menu was a little disappointing. Although I ordered the salmon and it was off the charts delicious.! Can’t wait till regular menu comes back

True Food Kitchen - Santa Monica
Responded on 24 June 2020

Good Afternoon! We are excited to be back to our full menu soon too. Working through the supply issues has been a challenge but we should be on track soon enough! (Including the Kale Salad!!) Thank you for returning and we are excited to see you soon enough.

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vipEB58
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on 17 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

I had the grass fed burger and my daughter ordered the shrimp tacos. Both were excellent. Still getting used to the new social distancing and mask rules but it was a very nice lunch.

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HerterLouS
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very very good food & very very friendly service!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cancun
4 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2020
Overall3Food3Service1Ambience1

What a boomer . Used to be one of my fav restaurants ever. Was so excited to return after covid . Super limited menu, food was meh and service was awful .

True Food Kitchen - Santa Monica
Responded on 13 June 2020

Hello, I appreciate you taking the time to write your review. We are having difficulty sourcing a lot of our fresh ingredients and felt it best to make a select menu of the offerings we are confident we can provide at this time. An expanded menu will be starting Wednesday. Secondly, I want to get more thoughts on your service. We adjusted our steps of service to limit table contact. I think your actionable feedback would be very valuable. Please let me know. Thank you

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vipNikkiS
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Healthy food options, great craft cocktails. Service at the bar is impeccable!!

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vipfogiesnightout
Los Angeles
70 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience3

Goo d service, good drinks, edible, healthy but mediocre food

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vipHighstakes
Atlanta
51 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Friends and family dinner get together was wonderful at True Food.

True Food Kitchen - Santa Monica
Responded on 8 March 2020

Thank you for sharing your family with us! Wonderful to read.

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SJHisMe
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This place always has great ambiance. The price is slightly high but the portions are exactly what you need to eat and nothing more which is very interesting.

True Food Kitchen - Santa Monica
Responded on 5 March 2020

Thank you!

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DrRK
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful food, healthy and appetizing, staffed by folks who aim to please. We got lots of attention. How nice to eat at a place that serves filtered water because that's all they have!

True Food Kitchen - Santa Monica
Responded on 4 March 2020

Thank you so much!!

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vipSvetlanaK
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very nice 👍 yummy & healthy. Great vibe, but a bit loud. Many choices. Need more desserts ☺️

True Food Kitchen - Santa Monica
Responded on 2 March 2020

Thank you!!

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Anna
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good food, everybody was happy. I also liked the fact that you can order a table for large groups (there were 13 of us!) without having a set group menu and everybody could order individually.

True Food Kitchen - Santa Monica
Responded on 4 March 2020

Absolutely fantastic feedback. Thank you Anna!

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vipLovetoeat
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always great- outstanding manager

True Food Kitchen - Santa Monica
Responded on 4 March 2020

Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Our server was very kind and patient with us. The food was wonderful.

True Food Kitchen - Santa Monica
Responded on 2 March 2020

Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had delicious healthy food. Everything was presented beautifully. Thanks for the great service!

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Deliciousfoodelegant
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved lunch outside. Service was thoughtful. Server proactively offered to move us over to a shaded table. Well-paced service. Food was delicious. Crudite was fresh and crunchy though price was outlandish. Other menu items made more price/quality sense. I would go back.

True Food Kitchen - Santa Monica
Responded on 4 March 2020

Thank you!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

True Food is my favorite restaurant in Santa Monica

True Food Kitchen - Santa Monica
Responded on 1 March 2020

Thank you!

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RUN2EAT
Salt Lake City
42 reviews
Dined on 26 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food. Healthy choices. Great service. Highly recommend it.

True Food Kitchen - Santa Monica
Responded on 1 March 2020

Thank you!

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DrNikkiS
1 review
Dined on 25 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Healthy food selection with a full bar! What more can you ask for? I've been to both here and the Pasadena location and will return again and again!

True Food Kitchen - Santa Monica
Responded on 1 March 2020

Can't wait to see you soon!!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience3

A little noisy but good service and food

True Food Kitchen - Santa Monica
Responded on 23 February 2020

Thank you!

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Hannah
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

One of the dishes was not cooked correctly so we sent it back to be remade. Service was a bit slow with remaking the dish. By the time it came back out, everyone else was done eating. The dish was removed from the bill though which was nice. Besides that, waitress was amazing and the food was delicious.

True Food Kitchen - Santa Monica
Responded on 19 February 2020

Sorry to read about the missteps, but glad to read you enjoyed the rest of your experience. Thank you!

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vipBridgetM
Vancouver
17 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

We checked in with the hostess @ 7:37PM whom messed up our reservation (7:45PM) we ended up waiting to be seated after 8PM. Apparently the excuse was a mix up with someone taking the seat when they called my name. I’ve had a reservation to notice ppl had been walking in and seated, my reservation was not honored and missed. I’ve had to walk up, again to remind the hostess and a few excuses for this.

I’ve made an order with the waitress, as I change the order from the hummus to the fig flatbread, we end up getting both.

We sat behind the busy kitchen, where every 20 seconds, I can hear a man from the kitchen say “next please”. The restaurant has a cafeteria vibe, where the couple seated beside us had looked over at our dish while we had eaten. Loud, felt rush to order and go, opted out of main course.

The place is a fast pace establishment, food was good!! Other than the disorganized female hostess, lucky the male hostess was able to get us seated.

Healthy delicious bites. Recommend Fig Flatbread, the hummus order was good for a hotel snack. I would eat there for an express lunch bite, not for dinner. The prices was fair...the waitress made an error in omitting the hummus order, she should have taken care of it. I’ve decided to bring hummus back as a take out, so the starter dish was not wasted. It was a delicious hummus with a bit of spice.

True Food Kitchen - Santa Monica
Responded on 19 February 2020

Thank you for providing your experience, you definitely have given us some insight that we can use to do better next time. Thank you!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service2Ambience5

Great food!

True Food Kitchen - Santa Monica
Responded on 19 February 2020

Thank you!

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TomJ
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We are a family with various diets and there was something for everyone, very tasty dishes and the service was excellent.

True Food Kitchen - Santa Monica
Responded on 22 February 2020

Thank you Tom!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a great Valentines dinner here! Awesome food and great service

True Food Kitchen - Santa Monica
Responded on 19 February 2020

Thank you for sharing your Valentine's Day with us!

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vipDebraH
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love the food (satisfies Vegans and Meat Lovers), love the drinks and love the service ❤️

True Food Kitchen - Santa Monica
Responded on 19 February 2020

Thank you Debra!

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ValerieE
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service was excellent!

True Food Kitchen - Santa Monica
Responded on 15 February 2020

Thank you Valerie!~!

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vipMTSM
Los Angeles
124 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Imaginative menu items that seeming very natural, made from freshest ingredients, and most importantly taste great. Knowledgeable and enthusiastic service. We are long-time Santa Monicans, but this was our first time here. Easy BBB Line 7 or R7 ride from our home in Sunset Park area.

True Food Kitchen - Santa Monica
Responded on 19 February 2020

Thank you!

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LewisW
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Our group had an excellent dinner - vegetarians included. Everyone was happy with their entrees. The Brussels Sprouts appetizer was great. Service was efficient and unobtrusive.

True Food Kitchen - Santa Monica
Responded on 12 February 2020

Thank you Lewis!

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Celebrated a birthday

True Food Kitchen - Santa Monica
Responded on 23 February 2020

Happy Birthday!

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vipChellyW
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on 5 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was the first time there for me and my two friends celebrating my birthday. We were excited by the healthy versions of some popular dinners. We had the edamame guacamole with house made pita chips, turkey lasagna, burger and Margherita pizza. Even the drinks were delicious. We tried the juniper rose cocktails and Rx juice.

I’ll definitely be back here!

True Food Kitchen - Santa Monica
Responded on 15 February 2020

Love to see you soon!

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jmspaggi
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

I love that place. Mandatory stop every time I travel to LA. Very healthy and surprising food.

True Food Kitchen - Santa Monica
Responded on 7 February 2020

INCREDIBLE!!! Thank you

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

First time. Was very good. Ate the Ancient Grains bowl. Enjoyed it and the restaurant very much.

True Food Kitchen - Santa Monica
Responded on 2 March 2020

Thank you!

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Petrus
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Very busy February Saturday afternoon in Santa Monica; we were welcomed by a friendly, cool,
intelligent server named Kenny. Outstanding first courses included homemade creamy Tomato soup, and fresh from the
garden salads with 8-10 different veges in it.
Mains were superb with Salmon for some and Seabass for others. Light and tasty sauces were they key here.
Exceedingly fresh fish were wonderful and were cooked perfectly.....just a tad "underdone" making it
juicier and more flavorsome.
Young blonde hostess with movie-star looks was most friendly and informative.
Prices were very reasonable for the... SUPERB quality. Healthy ingredients are the difference maker, thankfully
P. Mahan

True Food Kitchen - Santa Monica
Responded on 7 February 2020

Looks like you ordered some great dishes!! Thank you for giving us feedback on how much you enjoyed them!

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vipCD11
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food and great gluten free optjons

True Food Kitchen - Santa Monica
Responded on 29 January 2020

Thank you!!

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True Food Kitchen - Santa Monica offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (310) 593-8300.

True Food Kitchen - Santa Monica is rated 4.7 stars by 969 OpenTable diners.

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