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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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Today
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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Jupiter, Florida
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

This unpretentious restaurant is a culinary gem! The menu is limited due to seasonal "offerings" but there's something for everyone, from vegans to carnivores. Every dish I tasted (yes, I picked from my friends' plates, too) was fresh and full of flavor. They take the ordinary and give it a unique spin that does not disappoint!

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Stockholm, Sweden
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178 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

We came by late of the evening and found this place out of nowhere. Ok place with good service. the mad some decent sandwiches for us with a cold beer. its a budget place managed by nice people.

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New York City, New York
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

I love me some True Food! Every august I go to santa Monica and I go to True foods at least twice! amazing healthy and yummy food! great service location and a LARGE space...love the outdoor seating!

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West Hollywood, California
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Yup this place is so awesome! The food is all super fresh and the vibe is chill. It's really nice and light inside and everything we had was amazing. I had the Turkey avocado wrap with the kale salad and sweet potato hash SUPER TASTY. We had the grilled avocado appetizer with goat cheese and it may have been the... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Great salads, sandwiches and other dishes. Prompt friendly service. Very tasty healthy food. Very popular.

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OP, KS
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Found this gem via opentable! We sat at the counter as there was a 45 minute wait for a table. The staff was super accommodating as we had a 6 month old in tow along with a stroller. The food was excellent! It did take a little bit longer to get our food than anticipated however the staff at the... More 

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San Pedro Garza Garcia, Mexico
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Delicious breakfast, beautiful place, accessible parking, and awesome service. Definitely going back

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Thank Roby M
Nelson, New Zealand
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

Food made with real food, great dishes made with heaps of fresh vege and lots of flavour, worth the visit.

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Thank Glen R
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

Absolutely wonderful food and terrific service. Loved the grilled avocado. Definitely recommend this spot.

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Springfield, Missouri
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36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

This place is a true delight for your taste buds. The fish tacos were AMAZING. Truly, wonderfully, perfectly fresh and delicious! The watermelon coconut soda was also fantastic. Don't miss out on this culinary masterpiece!

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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, 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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
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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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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