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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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11:30 - 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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London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days 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.

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Thank Graham035
Memphis
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52 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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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Ontario
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108 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week 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 1 week 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.

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Thank Ryan C
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had the best tuna sallad ever! Fresh, crisp and spicy. A casual and friendly feeling in the air. We will be back.

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Thank Peter S
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55 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

a variety of foods and drinks and omg so fresh you want to cry. salads to die for. worth every penny!

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Thank Patti629
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Having done an epic Soul Cycle session, it was a joy to eat here again. We haven't been in LA for 3yrs or would have returned much sooner. The food is nutritious & really tasty. The quality of the ingredients is excellent and the flavours are awesome. Particularly if you are fed up with high-fat, high-salt food, the food they... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Every time we come to Santa Monica we also come here. Especially when we feel like something healthy. Fresh, healthy food that tastes great! The cocktails are great, or you can order one of their healthy juices if you really feel like detoxing! Highly recommend going! Just be warned, you may have to wait at peak periods, so make sure... More 

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Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Expensive but high quality. The eggs there were eggsellent. It didn't matter what you ordered it all had high quality ingredients.

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Santa Monica, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

At True Foods, expect to enjoy healthy, seasonal food at a good value, in a relaxed setting. The service is fast and typically friendly. I appreciate that the menu covers a range of dietary options--meat-eaters, vegetarians, vegans, etc. Give the "refresher" drinks a try.

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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, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, 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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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