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True Food Kitchen

395 Santa Monica Pl Ste 172, Santa Monica, CA 90401-3471
+1 310-593-8300
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good27%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
395 Santa Monica Pl Ste 172, Santa Monica, CA 90401-3471
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Atmosphere and food? Casual. Food? Delicious. Choice of food? Plenty. Type of food? All tastes happy from meat to vegan. Wine? Intriguing. Plates? Never banal. People? Pretty. Ambiance? Cool. Waiters? Smiling. Noisy? Happy Hour like. Need not to say more.

Thank P G
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is a lively fun place to eat with a great menu for vegetarians and fish and meat lovers. The food is fresh and you can see the food being prepared in an open kitchen. Excellent place to eat and the service was great as...More

Thank Sunjo100
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

True Food is proof that healthy (not to mention vegan friendly) food isn't boring! I love coming here with my friends and family because there is always something for everyone to eat. Even my 4 year old son, who is the pickiest eater I know,...More

Thank aylaoshea
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food 4 Decor 5 Staff 5 Sound levels 3 The Service was impeccable. People worked together. The waiter was attentive in a good way. A warm welcome (under rated, its why people love a local joint so much {please share with Snooty Brats currently working...More

Thank Carl L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The door reception was quite brusque, and could be off putting when you're told to wait outside even when you have a reservation. The menu was interesting and offered much to wonder about if you are not vegetarian. There are non-vegetarian dishes as well. We...More

Thank Steven S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Can't say more , just a great place with great food. My son did not like his order, the waiter asked if he could replace the order. Never happened to me before.

Thank Bernard B
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food at True Food never disappoints. Everything we have tried there is delicious. Drinks too! The atmosphere and service is also excellent. Sometimes we have to wait, but it is worth it. One of my favorite restaurants now! We will be back...

Thank dbs5465
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing. Fantastic menu and lovely service! What I liked the most was the variety of ingredients that shapes all the plates. Interesting selection of wines, beers and non-alcoholic drinks. I would go there everyday just to try all of them!

Thank Anna B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My son loved the Quinoa-Rice Bowl and our whole family left this restaurant totally satisfied. Its healthy, not too expensive and tasty. We will come back for sure.

Thank Anat A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So tasty yet so healthy! Best pizza, best burgers and lovely desserts - you would not know the vanilla ice cream was vegan friendly. Waiters know the menu well too so can answer questions about ingredients and portion sizes. Definitely recommend.

Thank Daniel L
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Anne S
8 April 2017|
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Response from Melissa B | Reviewed this property |
I would call and ask them to be sure. They know how well they can segregate the kitchen and if you might be at risk for contamination.
2 September 2016|
Response from KimTherese | Reviewed this property |
Sorry apart from Jasmine,?i don't know the other ingredients, but it is really delicious!
26 August 2016|
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Response from dirkj0t | Reviewed this property |
Don't underestimate the power of Google! "true food kitchen santa monica" will get you there. (We cannot post links here so I can not be more specific)
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, 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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