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True Food Kitchen

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Santa Monica
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395 Santa Monica Pl Ste 172, Santa Monica, CA 90401-3471
+1 310-593-8300
10:00 - 23:00
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Sun 10:00 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 22:00
Sat 10:00 - 23:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

For some reason this place had a wholefoods feeling to it for me. Fresh products and simple but nice looking design. Original menu to choose from. At daytime the light inside is low, but there are plenty of windows. Not everything in the menu fits everybody, but this place is awesome when you know what to choose. Deserts are great... More 

Thank Kirill G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

if your in Santa Monica you have to stop by "True Food Kitchen." It is fresh tasty healthy and good quality food. Staff are very nice, the waiter gave us free dessert because we went to the restaurant two nights in a row. Open kitchen and nice atmosphere in the room. Outside is lovely with outdoor heaters when cold and... More 

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Thank AisAoife
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Fresh wholesome food & good vibes. I always enjoy my food here & its hard to decide what to eat because of so many yummy foods. Great service too. Well done guys.

Thank Kimberley Ella P
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

True Food was busy during our lunchtime visit and as the only free tables were outside, we took one rather than go elsewhere. The staff seated us in full sun and we quickly moved to a shaded table when one became free - this seemed to throw the waiting staff completely and we had to flag someone down when it... More 

Thank Corb2000
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I've been here a couple of times. The quality is good. The prices are decent for Santa Monica. They make good drinks. The staff are very well trained. Our waitress today gave a recommendation without hesitation or saying "well most people like..." definitely worth a visit, or a few!

Thank Maria S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We ate a late lunch here and the food and drinks were all excellent. We dined outside and also had great service. This is a great restaurant that is convenient to shopping and the beach. I highly recommend it for its unique delicious options.

Thank Melissa B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We stopped here for breakfast a couple of times while we were in Santa Monica. My wife has a gluten and diary allergy but there were enough options on the menu for her to have a good meal. Interior of the kitchen is pretty cool, the place has a nice ambience and the drinks and food are well prepared.

Thank Graham035
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here for the first time on our recent visit to Santa Monica after seeing reviews on social media. We went twice during our 6 days and they were very busy both times so we sat in the open seating at the bar and to the side of the bar. Everything we ordered was very good: Spaghetti Squash Casserole,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Checked True Food Kitchen out as it was highly rated on TripAdvisor. It was well worth the visit. We sat on the heated patio which was nice and also because the inside restaurant was packed. Ordered a few funky drinks (Apple Soda, Citrus Skinny Margarita and Farmers Market Sangria) to start. Also ordered the Herb Hummus app. Hummus was amazing!... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The fact that this restaurant was in a mall almost prevented us from going, but we went, and it was excellent! Healthy and delicious food.

Thank Ryan C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Contemporary, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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
Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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