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True Food Kitchen

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Santa Monica
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395 Santa Monica Pl Ste 172, Santa Monica, CA 90401-3471
+1 310-593-8300
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10:00 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 22:00
Sat 10:00 - 23:00
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New York City, New York
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70 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Everything was excellent: the food, the ambience, the service, and our waiter was so helpful. We had the kale and guacamole appetizer, Edamame dumplings appetizer, and the grass fed burger which was all excellent including the sweet potato side. The food is also healthy as well as delicious. I would definitely recommend this restaurant!

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Thank NYCtravelerUSA
Auckland, New Zealand
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We were walk up diners without a reservation on Valentine's Day. We were offered a table outside on the balcony, with mild weather and some heating it was fine. The service was among the best experienced on this trip to LA - friendly, knowledgeable, intelligent, warm and enthusiastic about the cuisine. I was delighted to find Ballast Point Sculpin Grapefruit... More 

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Thank Chris255106
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Natural healthy food, and to say that the employees are great is an understatement. They were fantastic, friendly, courteous, loved the whole experience. It was excellent! The apple cinnamon tea is delish, the food was so filling and tasty.

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Thank mewatch0us
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The restaurant has a good location right behind the shore hotel. It resides in a nice mall where a collection of boutiques and other restaurants are found. The food menu was diverse and the food tasted good, and fresh.

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Thank aysha a
So Calif
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I have been to this restaurant many times.Always busy and always good food.At best the service is slow.Fairly often it is inept.Mistakes.Rude servers. Why dose go back? The food, atmosphere and locale. Get your service together TF and you get yer 5th star.

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Thank Westcoastqb
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9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Took my daughter to lunch. Very good service and food. Don't expect traditional food or flavors. If you are vegetarian or vegan you will love. If you like chicken and hamburgers you will love. You need to be slightly adventurous, you will enjoy. Wonderful flavors.

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Thank Brian M
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant showed up as #1 for the area, so we decided to give it a try. Thank goodness we did. The edamame dumplings were incredibly yummy! I had the salmon and it was so good... I would eat it once a week if I could. My husband had the chicken pizza and it was awesome as well. We had... More 

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Thank Canadianjojo
Madrid
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112 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Expensive for the quality of food. Nothing especial and rude service. Huge and impersonal venue. I do not recommend it.

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Thank MangosdBoston
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the perfect place if you're a organic eating machine ! First time visit but i will be coming back. The banana muffins are fantastic. I had also had the T.L.T and it did not disappoint !! The service wasn't at tentative as i would have liked given that they weren't that busy but overall a good experience.

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Canberra, Australia
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went back here a couple of times! The food was absolutely fabulous. The first time we had some colour on our plate in 2 weeks in the US. Highly recommended! Great drinks menu too.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Contemporary, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 22:00
Saturday
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 395 Santa Monica Pl Ste 172, Santa Monica, CA 90401-3471
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
  • Neighbourhood: Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: +1 310-593-8300

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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