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True Food Kitchen

168 W Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91105-1925
+1 626-639-6818
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good29%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Restaurant Hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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168 W Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91105-1925
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Saturday lunch visit with the family. Food was outstanding. But the service was very slow. First just waiting for a table even though many were open. Then our food coming in two waves so we all waited with food getting cold while the final two...More

Thank Alok K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is an attractive restaurant with a pleasant vibe. It’s in the heart of downtown Pasadena. We arrived at happy hour, just after 3 pm, and two of us shared the happy hour margarita pizza—very good. My son had a nice margarita beverage and I...More

Thank Ann D
Reviewed 11 July 2018

Overall this was a good (not great) experience. The food was creative and tasty. The “refreshers” were especially good although very pricey. I got my iced tulsi tea in an 8 oz. class for $5! Cauliflower was a good appetizer and enough to share 4...More

Thank Judy K
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

Wife and I went for brunch. Food was fresh and tasty. Service was prompt and friendly. Pricy for every week but ok for a monthly spurge

Thank Garry M
Reviewed 9 July 2018

Had reservations but arrived early and were promptly seated. Not a lot of wines available by the glass but found one I liked. Delicious salads and friendly prompt service.

Thank Peppy H
Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

A lovely atmosphere to dine. It’s a large space with both inside and outdoor dining. It’s a hot spot. Lots of people coming and going. Service was decent, food is good. I had the avocado toast with egg whites and my friend had a burger....More

Thank Isunwin
Reviewed 21 June 2018

We came across TFK in San Diego when the restaurant we wanted to go had a line out the door. Were we so glad it happened! The food here is delicious. We decided to try something different and had: Spring Asparagus Toast and soup of...More

Thank ljr2612
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

Went for dinner with my daughter. Ordered a simple pizza. Crust was great - but this featured the best tomato sauce I’ve ever had that wasn’t in Italy. Fantastic service, lovely atmosphere. Will certainly plan to go back!!

Thank AllyG520
Reviewed 12 June 2018

I went with a large group of my family. We all ordered vegetarian items from the menu and I got to try quite a few things. They were all superb! I will definitely be returning. FYI: Every single service-person in the place was good looking.

Thank Camille H
Reviewed 5 June 2018

This may be my new, favorite restaurant. I was in Pasadena for the weekend and was excited to learn there is one in Walnut Creek as well. You would never know that this place is a chain as the food is delicious!! The food is...More

Thank Emily C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 20
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 168 W Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91105-1925
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Pasadena
  • Phone Number: +1 626-639-6818
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