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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 - 23:00
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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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Las Vegas, Nevada
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86 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went for a quick dinner. Had the fish taco. Good taste, but the seasoning got lost in the middle of the bite. Portion was good, but should have been presented differently. I would recommend this restaurant for a fun night out.

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Thank LLL18
Santa Monica, California
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88 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

True Food Kitchen always has top notch service. The food somewhat can be hit or miss in terms of the quantity that you receive. Make sure to ask the server if you are looking for a bigger meal so you don't have unmet expectations.

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Thank Justravelin86
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were really happy that we found this place in Santa Monica. The food is really good (and healthy)! The service is excellent! Even the kids (12 and 8 year old) enjoyed the food. It was so good, that we went back the next evening ;). We really enjoyed the bowls. Altghough the place was rather busy, one evening we... More 

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Thank Eve K
Henderson, Nevada
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37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family and I had a wonderful dinner at True Food. It deserves a number one rating. My daughter had the pasta bolognese which was delicious. I had the salmon which was very tasty and cooked perfectly. My husband had a meat dish which he enjoyed. My only criticism is that it took 45 minutes from ordering to get our... More 

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Thank Sylvia T
Midland Park, New Jersey
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have to stop at this restaurant every time we travel to California! The food is really good and fresh, we are never disappointed. My daughter loves the Kale Aid. The kale guacamole and edamame dumplings are our favorite starters...

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Thank milou671205
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39 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had the opportunity to visit last month while on vacation in Santa Monica. Definitely a great healthy spot for lunch, or a casual dinner..

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Thank TheWorldTraveler2025
Santa Monica, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Honestly never sparked joy! As a vegetarian I wanna be wowed. And delicous does not mean pricey. I been here a few times and never had a craving to return. Only came when friends invited me. And yet it never is a winner

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Thank johairamichelle
Santa Monica, California
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bar service good. Food service extremely slow. Food OK...used to be better and didn't come out as requested. When we arrived they said about a 30 minute wait, due to reservations. The restaurant was at least a third empty the entire night. What reservations?

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Thank LisaAnn528
Boulder, Colorado
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37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved the pomegranate sorbet and the fresh juices. Healthy clean vegan choices carefully prepared. Will come back again.

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Thank mnatavar
Charlotte, North Carolina
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30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I appreciate that they make an effort to have clean eating options and that there is a wide selection, however this isn't someplace I'd come back to again. I got the spaghetti squash Bolognese which was good but small considering the price. My boyfriend got the Teriyaki Quinoa bowl with Chicken, and it was so bad the chicken tasted like... More 

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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, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Santa Monica
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