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True Food Kitchen

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Santa Monica
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395 Santa Monica Pl Ste 172, Santa Monica, CA 90401-3471
+1 310-593-8300
10:00 - 22:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 10:00 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 22:00
Sat 10:00 - 23:00
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

I guess each of the True Food Kitchens specialize in cuisine in their area because the one in Santa Monica produces some wonderful California healthy food. The salads are delicious.

Thank Michael W
London, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

True Food Kitchen is located in the mall, with some outdoor seating. The decoration is basic, with a cement-industrial look, simple tables and chairs, high ceilings. The place sits around 250 and seems to be always packed - I'd recommend making a reservation as queues (lines) can be up to an hour and half waiting time. Chose this place because... More 

Thank AdeCarvalho
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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121 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

Felt like a kid in a candy shop here there were so many healthy options to choose from. I noticed they had green drinks, but with apple juice in them and when I asked the server if I could have one without the juice, no problem. My daughter had researched paleo-friendly restaurants in LA and wanted to try this the... More 

Thank Donna224488
Santa Monica, California
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76 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

Fresh healthy food always with a creative touch. The soup of the day is amazing every time I try it. Love the chicken curry dish.

Thank Tom R
New Paltz, New York
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

Everything was delicious! I had the inside out quinoa burger and it was amazing! The side of sweet potatoes were also delicious and there was plenty of food!!! For appetizer we had the kale guac and we devoured it. Make sure you order extra pitas though

1 Thank Idrtracy
Brunswick, Maine
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

Took my nephew to eat there and it was very organic and healthy feeling! Great salads - we ate lunch and there was plenty for both of us.

Thank Peyt36
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93 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

Reserve beforehand, because there's a line. It's next to a mall, so if you need to kill time get some spanx next door. I thought the place looked a bit cafeteria like from the outside, but once on the patio (yes, they have heaters) it actually looks lovely. Walked inside for Loo and was glad I didn't sit there -... More 

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97 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Had a nice lunch here. It got busy pretty quickly but the place is huge and service is quick. Food was delicious and fresh as were the juices. It is pretty pricey but I guess that's expected in a place that serves healthy food.

Thank Livelife88
Westchester County, New York
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316 reviews
273 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

great staff; food; ambiance. wonderful lunch. servers were helpful and knowledgeable. reasonable prices - good selections and a children's menu as well. fresh herbs frown right there.

Thank Boxter98
Boston, Massachusetts
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Sampled the Edamame Dumplings and the Albacore Tataki. The food is fantastic and super fresh. Don't leave their without trying the Cucumber Martini. We need one in the Boston area.

Thank Rossi106

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Santa Monica
Santa Monica is a coastal town that maintains a balance as a tourist destination and as an area with a thriving local culture. On the beach, bikers, roller-bladers, runners and walkers move along the famed bike path enjoying the beautiful Los Angeles weather. The solar-powered Ferris wheel at the Santa Monica pier spins high above the water, while park revelers scream with delight riding the roller coaster. Inland from the beach, Third Street Promenade bustles with shoppers and street performers, where every block seems to have a musical or acrobatic act drawing crowds giving Santa Monica both the feeling of a laid-back beach town and a major commercial hub.
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