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“Better than your normal Mall restaurant” 4 of 5 stars
Review of True Food Kitchen

True Food Kitchen
7007 Friars Road, Ste 394, San Diego, CA 92108
+1 619-810-2929
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Ranked #127 of 4,093 Restaurants in San Diego
Cuisines: Vegan
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations
Manchester,UK
Top Contributor
103 reviews 103 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“Better than your normal Mall restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

Foe a restaurant that does not have reservations we waited only a short time and it was well worth it.Fantastic well constructed salads with bags of flavour.Interesting juice combinations.Altogether a great find for us and one to revisit.

Visited February 2014
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San Diego, California
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57 reviews 57 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Meh”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

Located in the Fashion Valley upscale mall complex. The architecture and decor was nice but the food/beverages were over priced and average to sub par in quality and taste. I was hoping for more vegan options and better quality with all the hype. Went here with friends, including a chef, who was sorely disappointed with the quality of the food...he ordered several items to try out, so it wasn't just a random poor plate. Don't waste your time. There are several places that are so much better.

Visited November 2013
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San Diego, California
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17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“terrific Salad!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

We ate at the True Food Kitchen in the Fashion Valley Mall last December. I had the shaved chicken salad and it was the best salad I have ever eaten. Great service and everyone seemed happy.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Santa Barbara, California
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221 reviews 221 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 96 cities Reviews in 96 cities
171 helpful votes 171 helpful votes
“We loved this place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

We loved this restaurant, which is all natural and healthy food! It is located in the Fashion Valley mall next to Bloomingdales. The property is huge and they could put quite a few more tables in. Our waiter was most helpful, attentive and friendly. I had the Farm something salad and it was enough to share and delicious. Someone else had the chicken curry over brown rice and she raved about it. I also had a cucumber martini over ice and it was made so differently that it was one of the best drinks I have ever had! For desert we had a fresh fruit tart with a ball of vanilla yogurt ice cream . Everything we all ate was absolutely delicious. We left not feeling stuffed, and saying we would definitely return.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Mansfield, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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“Best Meal I've Had in San Diego”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

Excellent food - lots of real vegetables and grains on the menu! We're visiting for work, and this restaurant had the best meal I've had so far in San Diego. We hadn't booked, and were told it would be an hour wait or we could sit outside on the bar stools. We took the outside seating option. Service was good, food was sent out quickly despite it being a busy Saturday night, and the waiters were happy to recommend their favourite things from the menu (everything they suggested was nice). The outside heaters kept us warm (mid-winter) even though we weren't sitting on top of them.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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