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True Food Kitchen

395 Santa Monica Pl Ste 172, Suite 172, Santa Monica, CA 90401-3471
+1 310-593-8300
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good26%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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11:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
American, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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395 Santa Monica Pl Ste 172, Suite 172, Santa Monica, CA 90401-3471
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We arrived to santa monica at 8pm and took an uber to enter before they close... and it was worth it. Food was great (burger and teryaki bowel) and so was the staff and the atmosphere. A bit pricey for the size of the dishes...More

Thank OvedS5
Reviewed 3 days ago

We have eaten at other locations and the food is always consistently good. The menu leans towards healthier options and everything we have tried has been flavorful and fresh. For this meal we enjoyed sharing the Cashew Pad Thai with Steak and the Grilled Chicken...More

Thank Diane W
Reviewed 4 days ago

I had the best soft drink of my life there (the antioxitant tea...) and the food was really good as well.

Thank jacktheflag
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Looking for somewhere to have dinner and in particular seeking a place that is absent from the fast food menu items then the True Food Kitchen is ideal. Quite well priced, good menu and excellent service.

Thank Chuck0210
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to the True food kitchen based on a lot of the positive reviews on TA. Unfortunately between the four of us who dined, all four of us found the food underwhelming and somewhat bland. The menu is all based around calories etc but it...More

Thank Ashley S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a wonderful experience here. Located close to the pier. Very nice outdoor eating. Great variety of food. Vegan options are plenty and delicious. Will make sure this is on our return list.

Thank Tucson M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

True Food kitchen is a large, very busy restaurant at the entrance of Santa Monica Place. It always seems busy. They have indoor and outside seating. I find sometimes it is too hot or cold. It is very noisy. The menu is large and diverse...More

Thank Morris K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food here is awesome! The managers are great and the servers are so cool and helpful. I don't know how they handle all the persnickety people so beautifully like they do, but PLEASE PLEASE fix the A/C! I feel so bad for the staff...More

Thank lattejr
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great service, good food, helpful staff. Robby was amazing. He explained the ingredients, his preferences, and ways to enhance flavors. He engaged and made the meal wonderful.

Thank Irvinggetthecar
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We get there for dinner with my wife upon TripAdvisor recommandation Good choice of affordable wines (varions great chardonnay ) Many vegetable based dishes with taste and inspiration We tried dumplings , great tacos and marroco chicken really tasteful Desserts are also nice and to...More

Thank RICCO92
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
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Anne S
8 April 2017|
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Response from Melissa B | Reviewed this property |
I would call and ask them to be sure. They know how well they can segregate the kitchen and if you might be at risk for contamination.
2 September 2016|
Response from KimTherese | Reviewed this property |
Sorry apart from Jasmine,?i don't know the other ingredients, but it is really delicious!
26 August 2016|
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Response from dirkj0t | Reviewed this property |
Don't underestimate the power of Google! "true food kitchen santa monica" will get you there. (We cannot post links here so I can not be more specific)
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 395 Santa Monica Pl Ste 172, Suite 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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