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True Food Kitchen - Austin, Austin, TX

True Food Kitchen - Austin

4.7
4.7
1979 reviews
$30 and under
American

True Food Kitchen in Austin is currently open with dine-in and carry-out service. As always, we will continue to prioritize the health and safety of our guests by following the guidance of the CDC and local health officials. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we navigate this new normal together.

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Booked 64 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Farm-to-table, Vegetarian / Vegan

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri 11:00 am–10:00 pm Sat 10:00 am–10:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–9:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (512) 777-2430

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Adam Puskorius

  • 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.

  • Area

    Downtown

  • Cross Street

    2nd Street

  • Parking Details

    Free 1-hr self-parking with validation at Seaholm Garage

  • Additional

    Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining

Menu

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What 1,979 people are saying

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. RV

    RVBC

    Austin

    29 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    29 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food5service2ambience3

    Service was terrible and not because there weren't enough servers - I think too many. They were too busy talking to one another to be alert that that had guests. I had to eventually track down the hostess and ask her to find our server. The server mumbled through her poorly fit mask and we barely saw her the entire visit other than taking order, one water refill and the check. Food was delicious as always.

  2. KP

    KayP

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Delicious food, great service. But the outside area needs fans, way too hot without them!

    True Food Kitchen - AustinResponded 3 days ago

    We are looking into this! However, we keep the dining room nice and cool during the summer months. Thank you for the feedback!

  3. NM

    NoraM

    Yosemite

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We were celebrating a birthday and they made us feel like we were the only table. Great place for celebrating any occasion!!!

    True Food Kitchen - AustinResponded 3 days ago

    Nora, Happy Birthday! We hope you have many more and come back to celebrate with us on your next special occasion!

  4. NG

    NehaG

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Visiting my brother in Austin!

    True Food Kitchen - AustinResponded 3 days ago

    We'll see you soon! Thank you for dining with us!

  5. AL

    AustinLaGrace

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Love this TFK! Great location, ambiance and service. The starters (tuna tartare tapas, edamame guacamole) and drinks (Cava Prosecco) were excellent. My only quip is that the $32 sea bass entree, which my friend and I both ordered…and were really looking forward to, was a bit over-cooked and salty, but otherwise, all else was superb. Will definitely try TFK again.

    True Food Kitchen - AustinResponded 4 days ago

    Thank you so much for the 5 stars and your feedback! I am so happy you enjoyed the apps and Cava. Please always let us know if you don't enjoy something so we can fix it for you, I am so sorry your fish was overcooked, I will absolutely follow up with the chef so they know. I hope you give us another chance and find some other items you love on the menu. Thank you again!

  6. a

    austin

    Austin

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience3

    healthy food

    True Food Kitchen - AustinResponded 3 days ago

    We're happy that you enjoyed the food!

  7. KK

    KatieK

    Phoenix

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 May 2022

    overall3food1service3ambience3

    I love dining here… I made the mistake of ordering chicken Parmesian…. It was so dry that I asked for more sauce, hoping it would help It did not…worst meal I have had there Apps were good..everyone was nice My hubby’s meal was not hot. Seemed like our food must’ve been sitting under warmer lights fir a long time We didn’t have to pay for my chicken parm, which was helpful, but it was a disappointing Mother’s Day meal

    True Food Kitchen - AustinResponded 7 days ago

    I'm sorry your chicken was dry on your chicken parmesan recently. It definitely should not be dry, so I am sorry, but happy at least the server took it off the bill for you. Anytime you are not enjoying your meal, we are happy to get something else for you so you never leave hungry or unhappy. Thank you for your feedback, I will definitely follow up with the chef so he knows and can make adjustments for the future. Thanks again.

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Corpus Christi

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 May 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Mother's day was beautiful. There is a parking garage behind true foods (underground). Also don't forget to validate your parking for a discount on parking!

    True Food Kitchen - AustinResponded 7 days ago

    Thank you so much for your feedback on your Mother's day visit! I am so happy you had a great experience, we appreciate you!

  9. LM

    LynnM

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 May 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    Food is great, but not a lot of choices for vegetarians. Portions could be bigger for the price.

    True Food Kitchen - AustinResponded 7 days ago

    Hi Lynn, I am glad you enjoyed your food when you were in recently, sorry that all of the vegetarian options were not explained to you. All of our salads and bowls are meat free so that they are available for people who don't eat meat. Also, we do have a vegan cheeseburger and most of our apps are available as well. If you look on the menu for V (Vegan) or VEG (Vegetarian), that will show you what is available! Thank you for your feedback.

  10. G

    Gary

    Austin

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience2

    The bar was not managed, messy and dirty. The table service was slow, had a plate dropped on my foot, empty plates removed without looking at how they were being used (salad). Overall not a good experience. There was not a scarcity of people, was crowded. I imagine the rest. is suffering from a lack of good help.

    True Food Kitchen - AustinResponded 5 days ago

    Hi Gary, I am sorry that service was slow when you were in on Mother's day. The staff definitely should have asked before taking any plates away from the table. As for the plate being dropped, I apologize for that also. We never want to drop anything here in the restaurant, especially on someone's foot, so that was a mistake. I hope you give us another chance to prove that experience is not how it is supposed to be. Thank you for the feedback.

  11. L

    Luv3dine

    Austin

    26 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    Went with a big crowd for mothers day, the food was great. Service was a bit slow, but very attentive and sweet. We loved it!

    True Food Kitchen - AustinResponded 7 days ago

    Thanks for your feedback, I am glad to hear you had a good experience on Mother's Day. Thanks again!

  12. D

    Dissatisfied

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3

    Had to ask for a waitperson after waiting too long, most tomato slices on the sandwiches had the full stem in them, half of the sweet potato hash was undercooked/half raw, fork was dirty. It was Mothers Day and admittedly busy, but still expected better than that.

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    Came here for Mother’s Day.. Food was alright, service was good. Overall overpriced for the experience.. Don’t get dessert here, tastes too healthy and the ice cream is coconut milk ice cream..

  14. AB

    AlisonB

    Austin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Had a delicious Mother’s Day brunch here. Food was yummy and so were the drinks. Only wish the promised gift for mothers materialized. Not sure what happened there…

    True Food Kitchen - AustinResponded 7 days ago

    Hi Alison, I am so sorry you did not receive your $10 gift card for the mom's that was given out on Mother's day. When you are in next, please make sure to ask for me so I can stop by and make it right! Thanks for letting us know.

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience3

    Waitress could not be bothered to refill waters, even when asked, never showed up. Had to request several to go containers multiple times, same goes for a bag to carry them. They've been declining, but this visit was likely our last.

    True Food Kitchen - AustinResponded 7 days ago

    I am so incredibly sorry for the lack of service on your visit in recently. It definitely should not be that way and I really appreciate you letting us know. I hope you choose to give us another shot to prove to you that we do really care about our guests and we don't want anyone to ever leave unsatisfied with every aspect of their visit.

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    We enjoyed our experience! Had some food issues with the rice not being cooked at all! (I was afraid to break a tooth!) but our waiter was wonderful and apologetic and fixed it for us. Service was a tad slow, which was fine for us since we were out for a causal dinner without our kids. Overall, would recommend and will visit again.

    True Food Kitchen - AustinResponded 7 days ago

    Thank you for letting us know about your visit. I am so sorry the rice was undercooked and I am happy to hear the server fixed it for you. Thanks for visiting us, glad you were able to enjoy a kid free evening!

  17. GS

    GinaS

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4

    Service was awesome as usual. Forbidden rice (which was part of almost every meal) was severely undercooked. Otherwise everything was great

    True Food Kitchen - AustinResponded 5 days ago

    Hi Gina, I am so happy to hear that your server was great, that makes me very happy. I will definitely follow up with the chef about the forbidden rice because it should not have been undercooked, I am so sorry about that. Thanks for taking the time to let us know!

  18. A

    Ashley

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    1.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall1food2service3ambience5

    They seated us over a half hour behind reservation time and comped a few appetizers as apology. The service felt cold and we were given no special attention, especially given our having to wait for over 30min beyond the reservation time. Also, the food was not consistently warm. The dumplings were chilly and the salad had too much dressing. The salmon dish was delicious, as were the non-alcoholic beverages.

    True Food Kitchen - AustinResponded on 9 May 2022

    We're terribly sorry that you had this experience. I hope that you'll give us another chance to make it up to you! Please ask for me directly and I'll guarantee you a 5 star visit! Paul Coffee

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely patio, and five-star food, bevvies, and service. One of my favs.

  20. SS

    SusanS

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 6 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    I have an AIP friend, so TF is a place on our rotation. It’s always hit or miss. However, the wait staff is almost always a hit. Friendly and accommodating. It’s so loud inside that conversations were difficult. The AIP friend branched out from her usual and didn’t love it. I wish there were more “normal” things on the menu for those of us who don’t want to break their teeth on hard grains and enjoy gluten, dairy, and flavor - especially for dessert. I know we will be back because of my friend’s dietary needs, but not necessarily because it’s a place I would otherwise choose.

    True Food Kitchen - AustinResponded on 9 May 2022

    Susan, thank you for the feedback. I'll follow up with our team to make sure everything is being prepared correctly. I'd love to visit with you next time you're in. Sincerely, Paul

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 May 2022

    overall5food2service5ambience3

    I miss the tacos on menu

    True Food Kitchen - AustinResponded on 9 May 2022

    The tacos were a favorite of mine as well! If you'd like some recommendations on your next visit please let me know. Thank you for dining with us!

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 May 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience5

    They changed the ancient grains bowl sauce and I did not like the new recipe. Totally different flavor and way too much sauce.

    True Food Kitchen - AustinResponded on 5 May 2022

    Hi there, I would love to know what was different about the bowl so I can follow up with the kitchen about this. We have not changed anything on our ancient grains recently and I am sorry something seemed to be wrong with it. If that ever happens again, please let us know when you are here so we can fix the issue for you right away. We never want anyone to leave unhappy or hungry. We do appreciate your feedback.

  23. J

    Judi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 May 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    I love going to True Food Kitchen and taking my friends and family. Awesome and unique food that tastes so fresh!

    True Food Kitchen - AustinResponded on 5 May 2022

    Thank you so much Judi! We appreciate you and all you do for us!

  24. CC

    CristinaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    True Food Kitchen is my go to restaurant to bring out of town guests. I personally love their vegan pizza with almond ricotta and order that almost every time. Easy parking in the Seaholm Garage.

    True Food Kitchen - AustinResponded on 4 May 2022

    Thanks so much for this review! I love that you bring people in, we appreciate it so much! Please make sure to grab a manager when you are in next time so we can put a face with the name. Thank you again!

  25. MB

    MarkB

    Orange County

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Attentive and polite service. Great food. On time. Always a great place to eat.

    True Food Kitchen - AustinResponded on 2 May 2022

    Mark, Thanks for the 5 star review!

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience2

    Meh not sure if I would come back

    True Food Kitchen - AustinResponded 7 days ago

    Hi there, I would love to know where we went wrong on your visit in recently so we can fix those issues. I would love for you to give me a call here at the restaurant to chat about it. Thanks so much, Vanessa Johnson Assistant General Manager

  27. TL

    TLSH

    Austin

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 29 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Not as miserably crowded as many places. Food is always fresh and good and has a great seasonal selection. The drinks are expensive but good.

    True Food Kitchen - AustinResponded on 2 May 2022

    TLSH, We're happy to hear about this positive experience. Have a terrific day!

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 27 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Service was great, food came out quickly, not too crowded

    True Food Kitchen - AustinResponded on 29 April 2022

    5 Star service! Thank you

  29. J

    Jenakaya

    Austin

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 26 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great food, great service! Love the healthy options. Beautiful restaurant. Maybe a little pricey, but is quality food.

    True Food Kitchen - AustinResponded on 28 April 2022

    Thank you Jenakaya! I am so happy to hear you had a great experience with food and service on your visit in recently. Thank you for letting us know about your visit!

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Catching up

    True Food Kitchen - AustinResponded on 28 April 2022

    Thank you for the 5 stars!

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The staff was very friendly and professional. Everyone really enjoyed their food and in our party we had one vegan, one paleo, and one gluten free diner. Everyone found something to fit their dietary needs.

    True Food Kitchen - AustinResponded on 27 April 2022

    We're very pleased that we could accommodate your needs! We hope to see you soon!

  32. JA

    JosephA

    Austin

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 April 2022

    overall1food3service2ambience2

    Noisy. Why don’t you add sound damping to the walls or ceilings? Food is okay but not especially different from restaurants less than half the price. Parking is a total hassle. After downloading, typing in all your information three times, waiting for spinning wheels to finally finish, they give you one hour of free parking and because you cannot dine in one hour, the remaining time is many times more expensive than other places nearby. I won’t go there again. The parking hassle and the noise ruined the experience.

    True Food Kitchen - AustinResponded on 25 April 2022

    Joseph, We're terribly sorry that you had a bad experience. We aim to provide nothing but the best atmosphere and service. We hope that you reconsider and join us again. Please feel free to reach out to me in regards to your dining experience. I hope to hear from you soon. 512-777-2430

  33. T

    Theresa

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 24 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always fabulous going to the True Food Kitchen in downtown Austin! One of my favorite places to go. Food is always fresh and healthy, servers are top notch in hospitality, and the drinks are amazing! Thanks again ☺️

    True Food Kitchen - AustinResponded on 25 April 2022

    Theresa, keep coming back for more!! Thank you for the great feedback!

  34. LA

    LauraA

    Denver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3

    Our first experience dining at Tru Kitchen. Food was good. It came out quickly. They seemed short handed as our server was fixing sink in the restroom. Then when I used facility, there was no TP. It was a busy Saturday. Again, food was great. Kale salad was delicious!

    True Food Kitchen - AustinResponded on 25 April 2022

    Thanks for the feedback. We will make sure to provide you with the best experience possible from here on!

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great! Delicious food and great GF options

    True Food Kitchen - AustinResponded on 25 April 2022

    Thanks so much for your feedback, we appreciate you!

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience4

    We were not informed when we sat down that we needed to place our order through the code on the table and no one EVER came to take our drink order or bring us water. When the food arrived, one entree was missing. We were told it would be right out, but it never arrived. The spaghetti squash casserole was TINY! We had to go inside to find someone to get the missing entree made. Once this happened a manager did come out with the entree, noticed everyone else was finished- they apologized and took it off our bill and bought us a dessert. The staff seemed to not know table numbers as they brought over food we had not ordered twice while we were waiting on our order. Manager redeemed the night.

    True Food Kitchen - AustinResponded on 25 April 2022

    I'm sorry that we dropped the ball here. I hope that you visit us again for a better overall experience. I would love to speak with your personally upon your next visit. Sincerely, Paul Coffee

  37. MC

    MinC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    WHAT A FIND! The food is amazing. Ambiance was great. Service impeccable. Wines and cocktails superb. Value for what you get is off the charts-- Dare I say they should charge more. Truly a great dining experience. One suggestion to the owners-- add more pictures of your interior on your website. When we booked we thought we were coming to more of a cafe type place and wondered if there was a wait staff. What we actually found was way above and beyond what we expected from the website. One other suggestion-- open more of these around the country. Fantastic. Wish I lived in Austin to go there again.

    True Food Kitchen - AustinResponded on 25 April 2022

    MinC! We're the diamond in the rough.. haha. Thank you for the positive feedback. Please visit our website to find the nearest location to you! We're expanding across the country rapidly and possibly in your area soon. Have a great day!

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Our waitress was AMAZING! So sweet, so professional, i wish we could have her as our waitress each time we eat there.

    True Food Kitchen - AustinResponded on 25 April 2022

    Thanks so much for the feedback! If you contact me here at the restaurant, I can look up who your server was and add a note on there that you would like her if she is working in the future! I hope to hear from you! Thank you, Vanessa Johnson Restaurant Manager

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Corpus Christi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Birthday dinner

    True Food Kitchen - AustinResponded on 25 April 2022

    Thank you for the 5 stars, we really appreciate it!

  40. KM

    KathyM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Excellent service and food. I enjoyed the Poke Bowl, very fresh and delicious. Sat on the patio.

    True Food Kitchen - AustinResponded on 21 April 2022

    5 stars!! Thank you!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

True Food Kitchen - Austin offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (512) 777-2430.

True Food Kitchen - Austin is rated 4.7 stars by 1979 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Booked 64 times today
Google Map for True Food Kitchen - Austin

222 West Avenue HR 100 Austin, TX 78701

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    2nd Street

  • Area

    Downtown

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri 11:00 am–10:00 pm Sat 10:00 am–10:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–9:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Farm-to-table, Vegetarian / Vegan

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Free 1-hr self-parking with validation at Seaholm Garage

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Adam Puskorius

  • Additional

    Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining

  • Phone number

    (512) 777-2430

  • 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.

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