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True Food Kitchen - San Diego FV, San Diego, CA

True Food Kitchen - San Diego FV

4.7
4.7
1389 reviews
$30 and under
American

True Food Kitchen in San Diego 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 42 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, Farm-to-table, Vegetarian / Vegan

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Sat 11:00 am–9:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (619) 810-2929

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Joe Sneed

  • 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 : (949) 415-6440

  • Area

    Mission Valley

  • Parking Details

    Private lots and garages are adjacent to the restaurant.

  • Public Transit

    Fashion Valley Transit Center<br />Trolley<br />Buses

  • Additional

    Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining

Menu

View menu on restaurant's website

What 1,389 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • San Diego

    Healthy

  • San Diego

    Healthy

  • San Diego

    American

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  1. KC

    KathleenC

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was fresh and delicious. The service was excellent and overall it was a great dinner. Highly recommend and will definitely eat there again.

  2. AL

    ALLENP

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We were outside on the other side from the fireplace. It was really quiet, perfect for meeting our grand daughter and her husband to catch up with what they are up to. My wife has dietary issues and when the food was delivered someone with knowledge about how the food is prepared came and gave my wife a rundown on everything on her plate and took away anything that could cause her trouble. Malachi, our waiter was awesome and knowledgeable, checking on us frequently without being obtrusive. We will be back.

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tahoe

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great outdoor seating.

  4. L

    Lisa

    Boise

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    I love TFK, though we don’t live near one so hadn’t been in a couple years. I was so excited but this time I would say average at best. They seated us where half the table was facing the sun & then when we asked said it’s the sun not much we can do about it. The food was ok but nothing amazing as I had recalled in the past. It was still good just not great & service was ok. Had I known I wouldn’t have gone out of my way to eat there but not a bad option if you happen upon it?

  5. B

    Brian

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    True Food Kitchen was an overall great experience. We got a table right away. The waiter was very friendly and explained the menu to us and helped us decide what we wanted. The food was delicious and so fresh tasting. It was a great experience. Would highly recommend and can’t wait to go back.

  6. a

    annek

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food1service5ambience4

    The food wasn’t good and there isn’t anything new on the menus for vegans every season it’s the same options.

  7. E

    Esplandgirl

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Wonderful service. My mom wears hearing aids so a little noisy but still did ok. Poke bowl, chicken sausage pizza and skinny Marg, so good! We will be back for sure.

    True Food Kitchen - San Diego FVResponded 5 days ago

    Hello there, Thank you for your feedback! Please let us know about the music next time and we will absolutely turn that down for you. Hope to see you soon! Have a great day.

  8. DB

    DebbieB

    San Diego

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was great and service was wonderful

    True Food Kitchen - San Diego FVResponded 5 days ago

    Hello Debbie, Thank you so much for your feedback! We hope to see you again soon. Have a great day!

  9. R

    Rugman

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 May 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    Enjoyable evening Service was slow paced. Food was very good and presented well

  10. KR

    KathleenR

    San Diego

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 11 May 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5

    Food servings were on the small side, Quality of food was great. Server was good but could’ve stopped by a little more. Wish they were the brunch menu later in the day.

    True Food Kitchen - San Diego FVResponded 6 days ago

    Hello there, Thank you for your feedback! I'm sorry to hear the server did not stop by as much. We would like to make up for that on your next visit. Let us know next time you are here! Have a great day!

  11. L

    Loma321

    San Diego

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on 10 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This is my favorite restaurant. The food and service is always excellent as is the atmosphere. Thank you for being in San Diego!!

    True Food Kitchen - San Diego FVResponded 6 days ago

    Hello there, Thank you so much for your positive feedback! We cannot wait to have you back. Have a great day!

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Mothers Day

    True Food Kitchen - San Diego FVResponded 6 days ago

    Hello there, Thank you for your feedback. Hope to see you again!

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Mother’s Day

    True Food Kitchen - San Diego FVResponded 6 days ago

    Hello there, Thank you so much for the stars! Hope to see you soon!

  14. LB

    LukasB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    I am glad I made the reservation, was prompt and good location. Food tasted great and the only complaint is that they offer cafe latte but do not have regular milk for foaming.

  15. NF

    NancyF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My grandson, a vegan absolutely loved his dish. A big hit for grandma.

  16. K

    Kjw9126

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience3

    A rather disappointing Mothers Day meal. Drove 45 minutes to get there only to be told that they had basically run out of the brunch food within the first hour so just the regular menu was available. I was not in the mood for "dinner" food as my first meal of the day.

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our server was a joy. The food was outstanding

  18. MO

    MollieO

    San Diego

    52 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was Mother’s Day. TFK was extremely busy but service was excellent and food YUMMY!

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was a great Mother’s Day!! Our server, Audrey, was amazing (as ALL of the servers usually are) and she made the day perfect!! Always my favorite place for any occasion! ☺️

  20. K

    Kevin

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall1food5service1ambience2

    Food was great but the service was horrible! I took my wife and two daughters for Mother’s Day and our waiter had no customer service skills, he input my wife’s order incorrectly on a day where it counted the most. Granted, we had already waited extra long for our food to come out in the first place and our waiter didn’t even check up on us in his own, I had to raise my hand awkwardly to get his attention and ask for a drink refill. So by the time my daughter and I finished our food my wife’s plate finally came out and she had to eat after us. BAD TIMING. Waiter did not seem sincere with his apology, staff brought other peoples orders to our table which we had to send back, and even when the manager attempted to apologize and bring my wife a strawberry memosa… guess what? Came back with the wrong drink!!! Lol. Clowns running the circus. At least we enjoyed the food but the service has gone waaay down. For people who can rarely make it out these days and this is our experience. Unfortunately we will not be returning to this location, however we will continue to dine here at other locations outside of San Diego. VERY DISAPPOINTED AND DISSATISFIED

    True Food Kitchen - San Diego FVResponded 6 days ago

    Hello there, Thank you for your feedback. This is how we grow as a company. I'm so sorry to hear we failed with our timing and did not make your day special. Mothers Day is our busiest day of the year and we do everything we can to make it a smooth day. I would like to hear more about your experience if possible, so feel free to give us a call. Have a great day!

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4

    Got the seasonal panang curry. It was more soup than curry. Would up the amount of rice. Multiple in my group ordered and we all had to ask/order for extra rice to add to the dish.

  22. EV

    ElizabethV

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4

    As a vegetarian with nut allergies, I wish some vegan dishes could be altered to be nut and meat free. I know I’m probably in a tiny minority, though

    True Food Kitchen - San Diego FVResponded 6 days ago

    Hello there, Thank you so much for your feedback. I'm sorry to hear that. Please let us know about your diet as we have a lot of options that can be made vegan and nut-free. Have a great day!

  23. VM

    VictoriaM

    Central Coast

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and friendly staff

  24. BW

    BrendaW

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Awesome lunch .. nice ambiance.. lovely attentive waitstaff .. delicious , yet healthy ❤️👍

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Perfect for people with food restrictions!

  26. s

    siobhanc

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Audrey was our server & she was attentive, sweet & friendly. She made our experience great.

  27. J

    Jmmdelmar

    San Diego

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 5 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This is a go-to restaurant for me -- love the menu, love the ambiance, love how healthy and delicious everything always is. I'm always happy at True Food Kitchen.

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 3 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We love this restaurant so much! We always enjoy the service given here, but Kamani definitely went above and beyond on our last visit. We really appreciate great service. Thank you Kamani for all the care and attention you gave us to help make a memorable family meal out.

  29. EV

    ElizabethV

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Nonalcoholic drinks were really good. Food was very good, but needed to be hotter on arrival to table. Spaghetti squash casserole needed a little more flavor. But all four of us were pleased with the evening overall.

  30. Y

    Yummy

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Always consistent. The cookie desert was amazing.

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Quick and eat seating using open table. Not too busy. Plenty of seating on the outside patio and inside the restaurant. The only thing that kind of bothered me is they seated different parties right next to one another. There was soooo much space on the patio so we didn’t need to be seated close together. Food, fast service, drinks, service ALL we amazing! We cleaned out plates! Food is always fresh and delish! That strawberry cheesecake was divine! So yummy!!! Always a good spot to eat!!

  32. KL

    KurtL

    New Mexico

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 28 April 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4

    True Food was good but not amazing, I had the Poke and it was on the blah side--not so fresh, the cuts of fish blended together in a lump and the sauce was more vinegar than adding anything. ambience is cool but loud. Vegan friends loved what they ate. Service was great.

    True Food Kitchen - San Diego FVResponded on 30 April 2022

    Hello Kurt, Thank you very much for your feedback. I'm sorry to know that you didn't love your dish. Please let your server or a manager know next time you're in how we can adjust anything that is not 100% to your liking and we'll be happy to make you something else that makes you fully happy with your choice! We hope to see you soon!

  33. AS

    ASKLJW

    San Diego

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 26 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Love going to True Food Kitchen. Ambience outdoors is great. Service outstanding. Food options perfect.

    True Food Kitchen - San Diego FVResponded on 30 April 2022

    Thank you so much for your feedback. We are so happy to know you enjoyed your experience all around! We hope to see you back in soon!

  34. H

    Hungrysouls

    San Diego

    40 reviews

    4.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on 25 April 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Trendy cool restaurant with great menu. The ambience is relaxing. The staff are well trained and informed about the menu. We enjoyed the margarita pizza and the poke. The poke was good but as an entree the potion was more like an appetizer. The pizza was ample. The variety of tea beverages was great and refreshing. Nice spot in a cluttered shopping center.

    True Food Kitchen - San Diego FVResponded on 30 April 2022

    Hello Hungrysouls, We really appreciate your feedback. Those are quite popular dishes, and I see your point with the poke bowl being a dish a little more on the light side. If that ever occurs again, please let a server know how you feel as we can always supplement your dish with a side or an extra portion to make sure you are 100% happy with your choice! It is our pleasure to ensure all of our guests are served with excellence. We hope to see you again and earn that 5th star!

  35. S

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our servers there are always so friendly + helpful! The manager Thami and our server Beth were so kind and made sure everything was to our liking. Food is also great-highly recommend!!

    True Food Kitchen - San Diego FVResponded on 28 April 2022

    Hello Sydney, Thank you so much for you comment and stars! We are glad to know our team takes such great care of you every time. Beth and Thami will be very happy you mentioned them! We hope to see you back very soon! Take care!

  36. JP

    JessePlusLauren

    Las Vegas

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 24 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We always have a wonderful experience at True Food. It is probably the restaurant we frequent the most. We have been here dozens of times and its always awesome. The service is always friendly and helpful. All of the new spring menu items we tried were 10/10. Would recommend the Berry Bourbon and Rising Sun cocktails, the tuna tostada, curry, and the new flatbread.

    True Food Kitchen - San Diego FVResponded on 26 April 2022

    Hello JessePlusLauren, It makes us so glad to know every experience you've had with us was so good! I too love our spring menu, it is so fresh and full of fun flavors. The flatbread and Tuna tostadas are two of my top items too along with the Good Earth salad. We are excited to be celebrating this season with so many new good additions. We hope to see you again soon!

  37. JC

    JenCV

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 24 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had a great meal, and good drinks! The vegan cheeseburger is amazing!!

    True Food Kitchen - San Diego FVResponded on 26 April 2022

    Hello Jen, Thanks for the comment. I also love our vegan burger, it's been super popular since we first added it to the menu even for non vegan guests! We appreciate your support. Hope to see you soon again!

  38. GM

    GuyM

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wife is gluten intolerant and they had a lot of choices and the food was excellent.

    True Food Kitchen - San Diego FVResponded on 26 April 2022

    Hello Guy, We are glad to know we were able to accommodate your wife's preferences successfully! We hope to see you both again soon!!

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food!

    True Food Kitchen - San Diego FVResponded on 21 April 2022

    Thank you for your comment and stars!

  40. G

    Glen

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 April 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience3

    Our waiter was excellent and full of suggestions about drinks and menu items. The Rose cocktail was great- left me slightly tipsy so maybe not all that great on an empty stomach. LOL!! The food ended up being very average. Certainly nothing bro be excited about. In fact, there were no rave reviews about the food forthcoming from anyone in our party. Sorry!

    True Food Kitchen - San Diego FVResponded on 22 April 2022

    Hello Glen, Thank you for your feedback. I'm sorry to know our food didn't excite you. We would love to invite you to give us another try so we can ensure to serve you with excellence! Please feel free to call our store and ask to speak with a manager or in person next time you're in so we can take care of that for you. We hope to see you again!

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

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True Food Kitchen - San Diego FV is rated 4.7 stars by 1389 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

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Booked 42 times today
Google Map for True Food Kitchen - San Diego FV

7007 Friars Rd #394 San Diego, CA 92108

Additional information

  • Area

    Mission Valley

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Sat 11:00 am–9:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–8:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Farm-to-table, Vegetarian / Vegan

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Private lots and garages are adjacent to the restaurant.

  • Public Transit

    Fashion Valley Transit CenterTrolleyBuses

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Joe Sneed

  • Additional

    Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining

  • Phone number

    (619) 810-2929

  • 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 : (949) 415-6440

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