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

True Food Kitchen - San Diego FV

4.7
4.7
1410 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 36 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

  • Neighborhood

    Mission Valley

  • Parking details

    Private lots and garages are adjacent to the restaurant.

  • Public transit

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

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,410 people are saying

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

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Diego

    Healthy

  • San Diego

    Healthy

  • San Diego

    American

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    It took more than 45 min to get food, and some of it was cold. We thought it may be covid related staffing issues. But wasn’t the experience we’d hoped for. The wait staff did their best.

    True Food Kitchen - San Diego FVResponded 4 days ago

    Hello OpenTable Diner, we are so very sorry that your experience was not perfect! We really do care about our guests, and we really do strive to make every guests visit exceptional! We would love to have you back, and please say hello to one of our managers. We really do aim to please, and if ever anything is not perfect, please let a manager know. We hope that you have a great day, and we hope to see you soon!

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4

    Food and service was great. However, waited an hour for our meal after ordering.

    True Food Kitchen - San Diego FVResponded 4 days ago

    Hello OpenTable Diner, we are so sorry that you had to wait so long for your yummy food. We are happy that you enjoyed, and that your service was great, but we really do care that everything is exceptional! Thank you for the feedback, and we would love to have you back! Please alert a manager if ever anything is not perfect, and thank you again!

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Enjoyable easy evening eating

    True Food Kitchen - San Diego FVResponded on June 13, 2022

    We're so glad you had a great time! We're always here for you! Have a great day and thank you for the 5-star review!

  4. S

    Steve

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Great service. Excellent food. Some dishes were too salty, though. Desserts were wonderful.

  5. SD

    SDFoodie

    San Diego

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We love this restaurant and keep coming back time and again and it never disappoints. Tasty healthy menu choices and always fast service.

    True Food Kitchen - San Diego FVResponded 7 days ago

    Hi, SDFoodie! We appreciate your support, and 5-Star review! We care about our guests and it's always great to hear we're making you happy!

  6. M

    Maudie

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    While visiting San Diego we ate here for the first time even though there is one close to our home in Los Angeles. The Margarita Pizza was delicious and I thoroughly enjoyed the Prickly Pear Tisane which was recommended by the waiter. We will definitely go back and I highly recommend it.

    True Food Kitchen - San Diego FVResponded 4 days ago

    Hi Maudie! Thank you so much for the review. Its always fun to have guests visit us from all over! We strive to make sure everything we serve is tasty and delicious. We are so happy that you enjoyed everything! Have a great day, and we look forward to having you back again soon!

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Second time dining at True Food Kitchen Fashion Valley and the food and drinks are great as always. Our waitress (I don’t recall her name) was awesome. She gave great recommendations and great service. We will definitely come back again for more, and certainly recommend this restaurant to everybody.

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Izaac was great! Food was good and price was well worth it

  9. M

    Meridith

    Las Vegas

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Edamame guacamole was really good! My daughter had the poke bowl and my husband had grass fed burger. They both really enjoyed their dishes. I had the tuna tostada (appetizer) which was a little tiny, but very good. The skinny margarita was really good! Love sitting out on the patio because it has a great vibe and is puppy friendly.

  10. K

    Kepsf1213

    San Diego

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5

    Need better dessert selection. Wasn’t impressed with the vegan cheesecake. I’ve made great tasting vegan desserts, but this was ok

  11. TA

    TenA

    San Diego

    11 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience4

    Full salad size was a half salad size. Experiencing portion challenges with new staff in kitchen. Food that did come was great. Great service.

  12. K

    Kayla

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4

    Good food and good service. Although it was obvious that they were understaffed.

  13. RH

    RichardH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My wife and I liked everything about the restaurant, staff and food. We have been there 6 times over the last few years. The last three times were during the last two months. We'll be back soon.

  14. JO

    JackieO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food is so fresh and a blend of marvelous flavors. Healthy dining IS delicious to any naysayers out there. The outdoor patio is so comfortable and a lovely setting. Always a pleasure to go there; our out of town guests loved it. Thank You!

  15. GB

    GloriaB

    San Diego

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Audrey our server was exceptional and she made several suggestions which we favored. We shared a flatbread and salad both of which were delicious and so fresh. For my birthday friend, we shared a flourless choc cake and I am still thinking about it. True Food kitchen showcases creative, fresh, healthy, and interesting dishes for trus foodies!

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Love this place! Healthy food & great atmosphere!

    True Food Kitchen - San Diego FVResponded on June 15, 2022

    We love our guests! Thank you for the 5-star review, and for your support! Have a great day!!

  17. M

    Meridith

    Las Vegas

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    I usually love everything I eat at true Food kitchen. Today I ordered the spaghetti squash casserole with grilled chicken. It was seriously nothing special. I tried to order something I would not make for myself at home and this is definitely something I could easily whip up for myself at home in no time. It was basically spaghetti squash with some tomato sauce on top some grilled chicken and melted cheese. And it was $17 plus an additional charge for the chicken. Definitely not worth it and I would not order it again. It wasn’t bad it just was nothing great. The edamame dumpling appetizer, however, was fantastic! My daughter really liked her chicken Panini too.

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Muy rico y todo.

    True Food Kitchen - San Diego FVResponded on June 6, 2022

    Muchas Gracias

  19. KC

    KathleenC

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    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.

    True Food Kitchen - San Diego FVResponded on May 22, 2022

    Hello there, Thank you so much for your positive review! We cannot wait to serve you soon!

  20. AL

    ALLENP

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    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.

    True Food Kitchen - San Diego FVResponded on June 6, 2022

    Hi ALLENP! We are so excited to hear that you had a great time with you family. We love providing a great, fun, safe, and welcoming environment that allows our guests to create memories. That's really what it's all about, and I'm so happy to hear that everything went great! We are here for you, and always know that we take the safety and health of our guests seriously! Maleke is great! Thank you for your review, and we look forward to seeing you soon! Have a great day, ALLENP!

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tahoe

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great outdoor seating.

    True Food Kitchen - San Diego FVResponded on June 6, 2022

    Hello, and thank you very much for the 5-star review!! We strive constantly to provide great ambiance and guest satisfaction throughout our restaurant! Thank you again and have a great day!

  22. L

    Lisa

    Boise

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    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?

    True Food Kitchen - San Diego FVResponded on June 6, 2022

    Hi Lisa! Thank you for the continued support, and the feedback! We pride ourselves on great service. We always want each guest's experience to be exceptional, and we are sorry to hear that it looks like we missed the mark here. The sun does provide a challenge sometimes, however when it sets, the patio at dusk can be very nice. If ever anything is not to your liking, please alert a manager! We really do aim to please, and we love making everyone's day wherever possible!

  23. B

    Brian

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    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.

    True Food Kitchen - San Diego FVResponded on June 6, 2022

    Hi Brian, thank you for your review! We appreciate the support! We love talking about the menu, and we pride ourselves on our hospitality, and exceptional service. We care about our guests. We're here for you, and we look forward to seeing you soon! Have a great day, Brian!

  24. a

    annek

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall3food1service5ambience4

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

    True Food Kitchen - San Diego FVResponded on June 6, 2022

    Hi Annek! We're so sorry to hear that you weren't excited about all of our options. We love guiding guests through our menu, and if something isn't to your liking, please let us know! I love that you know that we are a seasonal restaurant! It really lets us bring the freshest seasonal ingredients to the table each and every day. I think that you will find that our summer menu has some very new and different dishes to be excited about! We're excited, and we look forward to seeing you Annek!

  25. E

    Esplandgirl

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    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 on May 16, 2022

    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.

  26. DB

    DebbieB

    San Diego

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was great and service was wonderful

    True Food Kitchen - San Diego FVResponded on May 16, 2022

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

  27. R

    Rugman

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4

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

  28. KR

    KathleenR

    San Diego

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 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 on May 14, 2022

    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!

  29. L

    Loma321

    San Diego

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 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 on May 14, 2022

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

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Mothers Day

    True Food Kitchen - San Diego FVResponded on May 15, 2022

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

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Mother’s Day

    True Food Kitchen - San Diego FVResponded on May 15, 2022

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

  32. LB

    LukasB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 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.

  33. NF

    NancyF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  34. K

    Kjw9126

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 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.

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our server was a joy. The food was outstanding

  36. MO

    MollieO

    San Diego

    52 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  37. DS

    DanielleS

    San Diego

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 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! ☺️

  38. K

    Kevin

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 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 on May 15, 2022

    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!

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 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.

  40. EV

    ElizabethV

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 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 on May 15, 2022

    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!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

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

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff 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 1410 OpenTable diners.

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Booked 36 times today
Google Map for True Food Kitchen - San Diego FV

7007 Friars Rd #394 San Diego, CA 92108

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    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

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • 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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