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True Food Kitchen

451 Newport Center Dr, Newport Beach, CA 92660-6936
949-644-2400
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Ranked #11 of 379 restaurants in Newport Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $41 - $80
Cuisines: Californian
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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English first
Irvine, CA
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291 reviews 291 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
149 helpful votes 149 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

I've eaten at True Foods a couple of times and am not wowed. The chef makes an effort to be creative, but sometimes succeeds and sometimes doesn't. Portions are on the small side and, consequently, pricey for what you get. The setting is very pleasant with a spacious indoor area (tables are remarkably far apart) and some nice patio areas.

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Huntington Beach, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014 NEW

great food, great desserts, organic, fresh, and ambiance outstanding, service ok, just slow, should not have to ask for water refills more than once, but we did...no reservations for less than 8 persons, had to wait for 20 minutes around 1 p.m. in afternoon, but food worth it.

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014 NEW

A friend and I dined at True Food for lunch and could not have enjoyed it more. Service was great- helpful, knowledgeable, friendly. We sat outside on the sunny patio. Food was fantastic, really great. We had the edamame dumplings which was marvelous as well as the caramelized onion and blue cheese flatbread thing. I had a carrot lemonade, and... More

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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Food was good. Edamame appetizer was great. Roasted chicken was great. Bison burger and chicken sausage pizza were both good. Service was just ok. Our waiter was by no means overly friendly or serviceable. It was hard to have a conversation because it was really loud. The ceilings are high, hard floors, open kitchen - so while it is a... More

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San Clemente, California
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72 reviews 72 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

I came to True Foods for lunch. It was very busy so I sat at the Bar/Counter. I had the Bison Burger it was delicious. I also had fresh cucumber juice and lemon. I like the atmosphere. It seems upbeat and I will come back when I get an itch for that Burger.

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Orange, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

This was my sister's favorite restaurant that we ate at on her last visit. We go to about 10 different places on each visit. This place seems to want to help you eat healthy food. Their menu is exciting and different. We felt like we had done our bodies a favor in eating their food. Their drinks are awesome. Go... More

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Mill Valley
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

On the circle around Fashion Island. Great looking restaurant with excellent, friendly staff but the food was terrible. I'm a vegetarian and my wife an omnivore and both the quinoa burger (me) and the chicken tacos (wife) were pretty bad. They pride themselves on fresh organic food but the preparation leaves a lot to be desired. Skip this one.

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Scotland
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53 reviews 53 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Good healthy menu. Everything cooked fresh and reasonably priced. Particularly liked the salmon dish and the fact that they change the menu each season

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Newport Beach, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

One of the great "healthy" restaurants of the world. . . the food in really has great flavor for "the right food". Only negative is they are in fashion island. . ready for a long walk! !

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Sunnyvale, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

I had low expectations with a chain restaurant in a mall location and pleasantly surprised. First no for a table at lunch time and second the variety of food. Salads to tacos and burgers were all fresh and delicious. The kale lemonade is a bit pricey but refreshing.

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