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True Food Kitchen - Pasadena, Pasadena, CA

True Food Kitchen - Pasadena

4.5
4.5
2978 Reviews
$30 and under
American
True Food Kitchen is a chef-driven restaurant and scratch bar that was founded by Dr. Andrew Weil, the pioneer of integrative medicine, to provide food that tastes great and is good for you. At our table, delicious dining and conscious nutrition go hand in hand, without sacrificing flavor, creativity or indulgence. Our expertly trained chefs craft flavor-forward dishes, handcrafted cocktails and freshly pressed refreshers so you can enjoy epic food experiences that aren’t just good for you, but good to you. Join us in Pasadena for lunch, dinner, or weekend brunch. New flavors, new combinations, new obsessions. Come see us for something completely new and delicious.

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2 people

23:30


Booked 34 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Farm-to-table, Vegetarian / Vegan
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu 11:00–21:00 Fri 11:00–22:00 Sat 09:30–22:00 Sun 09:30–21:00
  • Phone number
    (626) 639-6818
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Stephanie Nguyen
  • Catering
    Please contact the restaurant for catering inquiries.
  • Private party facilities
    Whether you're hosting a celebration or corporate event, we welcome you to explore True Food Kitchen’s private dining and catering options, perfect for any occasion.
  • Private party contact
    our Private Event Coordinator : (626) 639-6818
  • Area
    Pasadena
  • Cross Street
    Colorado and Pasadena
  • Parking Details
    There is a parking garage around the corner on Delacy that offers Free parking for the first 90 minutes. There is also street parking.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 2,978 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Pasadena / San Gabriel

    Innovative

  • Pasadena / San Gabriel

    Healthy

  • Pasadena / San Gabriel

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Pasadena / San Gabriel

    American

  • Pasadena / San Gabriel

    Most Booked

2,978 Reviews
  1. Wonderful

    Los Angeles

    223 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    223 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We really enjoyed the food as best we could given how outrageously LOUD the restaurant was. We won't be going back until sound buffers are installed.

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  2. PenelopeL

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    Too loud. We could not talk or carry on much of a conversation without almost shouting. Huge echo with all the hard surfaces. Quite unpleasant. Food was good and servers were attentive
    True Food Kitchen - PasadenaResponded 2 days ago
    Thanks for the review, PenelopeL, We're glad to hear that you enjoyed our food and found our servers attentive. We appreciate your feedback on the noise level and the hard surfaces, it's something we're working on addressing. We're always looking for ways to improve our guests' experiences and your comments will help us do just that. We hope to welcome you back soon for a more comfortable dining experience. Thanks again!

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  3. elliots

    Los Angeles

    14 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Service was very slow. We sat down at 6:15 and did not receive water or our drinks for almost 40 minutes. They claimed they were short staffed, but if so, should have told us so at beginning
    True Food Kitchen - PasadenaResponded 2 days ago
    Hey elliots, We appreciate your feedback and we're sorry to hear about the delay you experienced during your visit. We understand that waiting can be frustrating and we'll make sure to work on improving our service speed. We also apologize if you felt neglected, as that's not the impression we want to give. We hope to welcome you back soon and provide you with a better experience. Alex our General Manager would love to set up some accommodations when you're ready for another visit. Best, The Management Team (626)639-6818

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  4. KristanB

    Los Angeles

    58 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    58 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    True Food is one of those chain you go to because you know exactly what you are going to get. The food was good, server was friendly, and the location was convenient to our event later that evening. I highly recommend going when you can eat outdoors which is a much nicer experience than rather stark and utilitarian indoor space where we sat. The good news about being consistent is that there are no surprises.
    True Food Kitchen - PasadenaResponded 2 days ago
    Thanks for the feedback, KristanB. We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience at True Food Kitchen - Pasadena. It's great to know that our food and service met your expectations. We're sorry to hear that you found the indoor space a bit less pleasant than expected. We strive to create a comfortable and enjoyable atmosphere for all our guests. Your recommendation to eat outdoors when possible is something we appreciate. We hope to see you again soon for another enjoyable experience.

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  5. JackieF

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Olive was fantastic. The place was crazy busy and she handled it beautifully. Someone should obtain the Pasadena Distinguished Speakers schedule and have extra staff those nights because so many attendees have dinner at True Good first.
    True Food Kitchen - PasadenaResponded 2 days ago
    Thanks for the review, JackieF! We're thrilled to hear that you had a fantastic experience. We're so glad you felt comfortable and appreciated our team's efforts to keep things running smoothly. We're excited to host you again soon for another memorable dinner. We're making notes on the speaker series, thank you!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 February 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    As we were ordering, waiter informed us that several dishes were unavailable. Would’ve been helpful to know this before perusing the menu. When our food did arrive, one dish was like warm at best and cold in the center. The other dish was overcooked and mushy.
    True Food Kitchen - PasadenaResponded 7 days ago
    Hello, We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience at True Food Kitchen. We're sorry to hear that your meal did not meet your expectations, especially concerning the unavailable dishes and the quality of the food you received. Your feedback is invaluable and will be used to improve our service. We hope you will give us another chance to serve you better in the future. Best regards, The Management Team

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  7. MaxR

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was mostly tasty, but cold :( Took waaaaaaaaay too long to arrive, server forgot one of our party’s drinks
    True Food Kitchen - PasadenaResponded 7 days ago
    Hi MaxR, We appreciate your feedback and we're sorry to hear about your recent experience at True Food Kitchen - Pasadena. We strive to provide prompt service and delicious food, and it's disappointing to hear that we fell short during your visit. We also apologize for the oversight with your party's drink. We're continuously working to improve our services and your feedback is valuable in that process. We hope you'll give us another chance to serve you better. Best Regards, The Management Team

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  8. MilesK

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    In general, True Foods Kitchen is a great place to eat. It was just this one time where service was not as good as our previous times dining at True Foods. At every stage of the experience, service was slow: ordering, bringing out food, and getting the check. Our food came out lukewarm or cold. I hope the next time we go, we get better service because we genuinely love the place.
    True Food Kitchen - PasadenaResponded 7 days ago
    Thanks for the feedback, MilesK! We're glad to hear that you enjoyed your experience at True Food Kitchen and appreciated our food. We're sorry to hear about the slower service you experienced. We appreciate your patience and understanding and we're looking forward to serving you better on your next visit. Please reach out to the store and contact Alex to make accommodations. We'd love to have you back! TFK Management 626)639-6818

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  9. EdwardS

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great ambiance, delicious food and drinks..more on the health conscious side. Overall a delightful place to enjoy a meal with family or friends
    True Food Kitchen - PasadenaResponded 7 days ago
    Thanks for the review, Edward! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the ambiance and our health-conscious offerings at True Food Kitchen. We strive to provide a unique and enjoyable dining experience for our guests, so we're glad to know we hit the mark for you. We appreciate your feedback and look forward to serving you and your family again soon!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    True Food never disappoints! How wonderful to go somewhere that meets the needs of people in our party with a nut allergy, mustard allergy, gluten free Celiac and regular human that also truly enjoys each dish! The weavers and runner/delivery people all understand the importance. Well done! The only thing that would make it better is if there were a location closer to the SFV valley. 💗
    True Food Kitchen - PasadenaResponded 7 days ago
    Hey, Thank you so much for your kind words and for choosing True Food Kitchen. We're thrilled to hear that we could accommodate your dietary needs and preferences. We understand that finding a suitable location can be a challenge and we're working on it. We're looking forward to your next visit and hope to make it even better. Warm regards, The Management Team

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  11. Dylann

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed our time there. The food was great, service fine. Thank you Dylann

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  12. ShawnaC

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great meal and food is yummy!! Would recommend visiting!
    True Food Kitchen - PasadenaResponded on 16 February 2024
    Thanks for the review, ShawnaC! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your meal and found our food yummy. Your recommendation to friends and family is much appreciated. We strive to provide the best food and service to our guests at True Food Kitchen - Pasadena. We look forward to serving you again soon!

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    It was big disappointment for me, unfortunately we’re like the restaurant and it was one of our best restaurants, but recently we had terrible experience. So I am sad to say that but for us we will not coming back at all. We had a burn food and we asked for change it and they did but the new one was even worse!
    True Food Kitchen - PasadenaResponded on 16 February 2024
    Hello, We're sorry to hear your last experience ended in disappointment. Alex, our GM would like to discuss your experience more in detail. We hope to chat with you soon! TFK Pasadena 626)639-6818

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  14. DavidW

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good, healthy food in a nice environment. I’ll definitely return.
    True Food Kitchen - PasadenaResponded on 16 February 2024
    Hello DavidW, Thank you for your kind words and for choosing True Food Kitchen - Pasadena for your dining experience. We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our healthy and friendly food, along with our ambiance. We strive to provide a balanced and enjoyable dining experience for our guests. Your feedback is greatly appreciated and we look forward to welcoming you back soon. Best, The Management Team

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The appetizer arrived 15 minutes after dinner was served
    True Food Kitchen - PasadenaResponded 5 days ago
    Hello, We appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback. We're sorry to hear that your appetizer arrived late, but we're glad to hear that you found our service satisfactory. Your comments regarding the value have also been noted. We hope to serve you again soon. Alex

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent experience every time Service was great and exceptional
    True Food Kitchen - PasadenaResponded on 16 February 2024
    Thank you for your great review! We hope to serve you again soon!

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  17. JAandGNA

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I cook at home 70 - 80% of the time and put in thought to cooking using a rainbow of veggies, wild caught salmon, grass fed beef, pasture raised eggs, etc., and when I go out to eat I have a wee bit of guilt knowing it's not the best, nutrition wise, for my family. Eating at TFK is a treat because I can relax knowing they did all the nutritional thinking for me. We've eaten at two other locations, the Newport Beach and the one by LAX, and although the staff is obviously well trained at each of these locations, the Pasadena staff was exceptional. Well done Pasadena TFK!
    True Food Kitchen - PasadenaResponded on 16 February 2024
    Hi JAandGNA, Thank you so much for your kind words and for taking the time to share your experience at True Food Kitchen - Pasadena. We're thrilled to hear that our team's efforts to provide you with the best possible nutrition and dining experience was to your liking. We understand that there's always room for improvement, and we're always here to help. We truly appreciate your support and look forward to welcoming you back soon. Best regards, The Management Team

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  18. LHealy

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I’m rarely disappointed here when I’m dining in the patio. The service was excellent and the food delicious!
    True Food Kitchen - PasadenaResponded on 16 February 2024
    Hello LHealy, Thank you for your wonderful review! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience in our patio. It's fantastic to know that our service and food met your expectations. We look forward to serving you again soon! Best, The Management Team

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  19. CS41

    New York City

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 1
    The noise level inside was almost painfully loud. It detracted from the good food and excellent service.
    True Food Kitchen - PasadenaResponded on 16 February 2024
    Hi CS41, Thank you for dining with us and taking the time to share your feedback. We're glad to hear that you enjoyed our food and found our service excellent. However, we're sorry to hear that the noise level inside was a distraction. We understand that a comfortable dining atmosphere is important to all our guests and we'll certainly be more mindful. We appreciate your understanding and hope to welcome you back soon. Best, The Management Team

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  20. Abbey

    Los Angeles

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 12 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always love the vibe and the food which is delicious!
    True Food Kitchen - PasadenaResponded on 14 February 2024
    Thank you for the great review and rating!

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  21. Businessfoodies

    Orange County

    110 reviews

    5.0

    110 reviews

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Professional, efficient and good value from top to bottom. We were promptly and pleasantly greeted by the hostess and seated right away. Our server Thomas was courteous, helpful and friendly. His recommendations were spot on. We started with the Edamame potstickers, which were delightfully light and fluffy — a departure from the traditional heaviness of typical potstickers. For the lunch entree, I had the Tuna Poke bowl and my niece ordered the quinoa bowl with grilled salmon. Both were expertly prepared. Service was attentive but not smothering. We were seated outdoors on a beautiful day but the noise level was surprisingly subdued. A real neighborhood gem. Will definitely be back.
    True Food Kitchen - PasadenaResponded on 14 February 2024
    That's so great to hear! From food to the service. We'll make sure to celebrate Thomas too!

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  22. jmax

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    True Food Kitchen had friendly and helpful staff.
    True Food Kitchen - PasadenaResponded on 14 February 2024
    Thank you for the great rating!

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, ambiance and service as always. My young sons loved it as well

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  24. StaceyM

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Thomas our server was great - funny, knowledgeable about the menu, and attentive. The food was great and I now have a new soda, again thanks to Thomas. I’m glad I selected True Food Kitchen.
    True Food Kitchen - PasadenaResponded on 11 February 2024
    Thanks for the review Stacey! Very happy to hear that Thomas took great care of you ! We look forward to serving you again!

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  25. KarN

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love the food, the gluten free options, the service. Our waiter was wonderful!
    True Food Kitchen - PasadenaResponded on 14 February 2024
    Thank you for the great review!

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  26. NolaL

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Noise level in the room attached to the kitchen was very loud and I would suggest guests bundle up as it was cold. Our server, Hank, was very polite and attentive. We ordered hamburgers with grilled vegetables and I have never had vegetables (brussel sprouts, cauliflower and squash chips) that were so delicious and perfectly cooked.
    True Food Kitchen - PasadenaResponded on 14 February 2024
    Great feedback, NolaL .We appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review!

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  27. BuzzB

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great menu at a reasonable price, we ordered a steak which was delicious, and trout which was very yummy. The atmosphere was wonderful, everyone there was friendly and personable, it is a great spot for a date and/or celebration. We will definitely come back for more dates here.
    True Food Kitchen - PasadenaResponded on 11 February 2024
    Thanks for the stars Buzz! We are happy to hear that your experience was a pleasant one! We also have a Happy Hour Monday-Friday from 3pm to 6pm, perfect for a quick bite before date night as well! Glad that our staff made sure to take good care of you and we look forward to seeing you again soon! Thanks again!

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  28. Lulusmama

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 8 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The waitress was lovely and very patient with us as we sat and chatted and caught up before ordering. The food at True Foods Kitchen is consistently good (we were visiting from out of town - our local branch is in Northern California) and you feel nourished after you eat there.
    True Food Kitchen - PasadenaResponded on 9 February 2024
    Thank you for the review, Lulusmama! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your time at True Food Pasadena. It's always our goal to provide nourishing meals and we're glad you feel that way after your visit. We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit to Pasadena!

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  29. DJSanch

    Anchorage

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 5 February 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    We had need to the True Food Kitchen in La Jolla, CA the day prior and decided to go out with family I. Pasadena. We thought, we loved the La Jolla location so Pasadena will be great as well. We were there for about 2.5 hours. Most of the time we were sitting waiting for water which was jot offered until after we were done eating. Their edamame guacamole is delicious but at this location it was brown. It’s made early in the day and stored, per the server. After their second attempt to provide “fresh” guacamole we decided that we didn’t want it at all. We saw about 3 groups arrive after us and leave before us. We sat waiting to pay. We had to approach the host to ask for someone to collect our credit card. I’ve had my fair share of bad service but this one took the grand prize.
    True Food Kitchen - PasadenaResponded on 7 February 2024
    Hello, First, thank you for taking time to leave us some feedback. We are sorry to hear that your experience with us did not meet expectations. Hoping you will reconsider visiting our location again so that we can replace that a experience with one that is more consistent with our standards of food and service. Please feel free to contact me directly for your next reservation so that I can see it through my self. Thank you again for your time and feedback, Alex A. General Manager (626) 639 6818

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  30. VeryV

    Los Angeles

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We enjoyed our second time here, especially the tuna poke bowl and turkey burger, but the noise both times was too loud for the four of us to talk without leaning to each others' ears.
    True Food Kitchen - PasadenaResponded on 7 February 2024
    Hello, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are glad to see that you enjoyed the food and hope that next time you come in we can provide a quieter spot for you! Please feel free to call us directly for your next reservation so that we can ensure that happens! Thank you again, Alex C.W. Restaurant Manager (626) 639 6818

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  31. JamesP

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Fabulous healthy menu who says heathy can’t be tasty!!
    True Food Kitchen - PasadenaResponded on 4 February 2024
    Thank you James! We appreciate the 5 star review and are glad our healthy options did not disappoint ! See you again soon!

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  32. LHealy

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 31 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It’s always a pleasure to eat outside at this delicious restaurant
    True Food Kitchen - PasadenaResponded on 4 February 2024
    Hello L. Healy, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review! So happy to see that you had a pleasant experience! Hope to see you again soon on our cozy patio !

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 January 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    The service was incredibly rude to my boyfriend and I. We were being patient and kind and we were patronized when we asked for water after not receiving it. Food was cold because our server was goofing off with their friends and we asked for dessert and they completely disregarded our request and handed us the bill. Don’t waste your time coming here, much better places on Colorado Blv
    True Food Kitchen - PasadenaResponded on 30 January 2024
    We are sorry to hear that your last visit was a disappointing one. We would love to hear more about your experience and talk about a remedy for it. Please don't hesitate to call the restaurant and ask for Alex Aiello, general manager. We want to ensure that your next visit is one that better reflects our high standards of service. Apologies for the let down and we hope to hear back from you. Thanks for your time, Alex Aiello General Manager (626) 639 6818

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  34. BarbraM

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 January 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    While the food was fine (not great but fine) the service was some of the worst I’ve ever had. Took forever to get our food. I had to flag down the expeditor to get our food (he was going from table to table asking if it belonged to anyone at that table even though he only had two dishes and we were the only two top in the room). Then, after our server checked to see if we were okay with the food, we never saw him again. We waited a long time and then finally flagged down another server to bring us our check and another to process our card.
    True Food Kitchen - PasadenaResponded on 30 January 2024
    Hi Barbra, First off thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We value our guests feedback and always want to hear where we have fallen short. Looks like we did just that on your last visit. We would love to invite you back so that we can replace your experience with one that we know is reminiscent of True Food standards, one that showcases better food and service. Please reach out directly to the restaurant and ask for Alex Aiello, general manager. That way I can personally book your reservation and see your next visit through. Thank you again for your time, Alex Aiello (626) 639 6818

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  35. JuleOfPerpetuities

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 28 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It’s always a good time here! Delicious food & great service. Thank you!
    True Food Kitchen - PasadenaResponded on 30 January 2024
    Thanks Jule! Happy to see that you had good experience with us! Hope to see you again soon! And if you haven't already, we recommend becoming a True Insider via our website to keep up to date on new items and special offers! Thanks Again!

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  36. CynthiaD

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was absolutely delicious! The service was also amazing...the server explained the menu thoroughly.

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  37. GabrielaG

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    I've been to their location in San Diego and Long beach before and loved the experience however this visit in Pasadena was severely lacking. The sweet potato soup was quite bland. The sweet potato pie was very mushy and overwhelmingly sweet. The service was good but not great. I will return to true foods simply because I love their values and overall think their food is good I'll just stay away from this particular location.
    True Food Kitchen - PasadenaResponded on 23 January 2024
    Hi GabrielaG, We're so sorry to hear your experience at our location fell short. We really appreciate your feedback and will be taking extra steps in ensuring everything is tasty and delicious. If you would be kind enough in sharing your feedback with service too, we would be appreciative. It really helps us get that much better! Feel free to reply here or call Alex at the restaurant anytime. Thanks again. Alex 626)639-6818

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 22 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing customer service and delicious food! We arrived a few minutes before they opened and they let us in, it was raining too. My friend and I split all the dishes and they were happy to accommodate. They even split it for us in the kitchen. I always have a great experience at True Foods and I tell others about it.
    True Food Kitchen - PasadenaResponded on 23 January 2024
    Thank you for the great feedback! We hope to serve you again soon!

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  39. JudiW

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved our server. Made our dinner special. Thank you.
    True Food Kitchen - PasadenaResponded on 22 January 2024
    Hi Judi! Thank you so much for leaving 5 stars for us! We are happy to hear that you had a pleasant experience and that your server took great care. Hope to see you again soon!

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  40. PatrickN

    Central Coast

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always the service and the food was outstanding
    True Food Kitchen - PasadenaResponded on 23 January 2024
    Thanks Patrick! We really appreciate you leaving us a review! Happy to see that we are consistently providing a pleasant experience ! Hope to see you again soon so we can continue that streak! And if you haven't signed up for True Insider yet, we recommend it for all up to date news and special offers!

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    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
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    • Contactless payment available
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
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    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

True Food Kitchen - Pasadena offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (626) 639-6818.

True Food Kitchen - Pasadena is rated 4.5 stars by 2978 OpenTable diners.

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168 West Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91105

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Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Colorado and Pasadena
  • Area
    Pasadena
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu 11:00–21:00 Fri 11:00–22:00 Sat 09:30–22:00 Sun 09:30–21:00
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Farm-to-table, Vegetarian / Vegan
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    There is a parking garage around the corner on Delacy that offers Free parking for the first 90 minutes. There is also street parking.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Stephanie Nguyen
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (626) 639-6818
  • Catering
    Please contact the restaurant for catering inquiries.
  • Private party facilities
    Whether you're hosting a celebration or corporate event, we welcome you to explore True Food Kitchen’s private dining and catering options, perfect for any occasion.
  • Private party contact
    our Private Event Coordinator : (626) 639-6818
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