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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
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun 10:00 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 22:00
Sat 10:00 - 23:00
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261 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

This place gets really busy but it does not affect their service which is top drawer. It's a good healthy option to consider although it's not too cheap. Food is really good but not mind blowing. Worth checking out especially if you need something quick, healthy and energy giving (not draining). Nice big clean dining area that's pleasant to be... More 

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Velez-Malaga, Spain
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Friends and I enjoyed lunch on Saturday so much that we went back in the early evening for cocktails ,wine and light dinner. Friendly service with knowledgeable staff especially Kimber and her colleague behind the bar eating area last night. A selection of organic and Bio- dynamic wines by the glass and cocktails made with fresh juices and organic gin/... More 

Thank 102corinar
Los Angeles, California
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45 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016

True foods has a great formula. a concise healthy menu. I have eaten almost everything on the menu and there is nothing that I would not order again. its cool, young and hip and is usually crowded. The restaurant is quite large with an outdoor patio, so the wait is rarely more than 10 minutes.

Thank casa360
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206 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

The menu here is much like the name of the restaurant. True to being healthy and super fresh to the pick of the day. On the handful of occasions I have been here the wait was always only 15 - 30 mins. Having said that one can mill around the shops whilst online to a table. The menu is great... More 

Thank MrLuxeTraveller
Los Angeles, California
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299 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 258 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2016

Had dinner with a group of about 15 people. Limited selection, small portions, overpriced, uninspiring food. Service was mediocre: the waiter was inattentive and refused to do individual checks because "it was too much work for him" but still slapped us with a 20% tip. We didn't want to make a fuss and paid, but certainly don't plan to go... More 

Thank cqfp123
Las Vegas, Nevada
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90 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2016

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.

Thank LLL18
Santa Monica, California
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95 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 November 2016

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.

Thank Justravelin86
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16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 20 November 2016

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 

Thank Eve K
Henderson, Nevada
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55 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2016

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 

Thank Sylvia T
Midland Park, New Jersey
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2016

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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, 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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