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True Food Kitchen

Certificate of Excellence
Santa Monica
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395 Santa Monica Pl Ste 172, Santa Monica, CA 90401-3471
+1 310-593-8300
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Reserve beforehand, because there's a line. It's next to a mall, so if you need to kill time get some spanx next door. I thought the place looked a bit cafeteria like from the outside, but once on the patio (yes, they have heaters) it actually looks lovely. Walked inside for Loo and was glad I didn't sit there -... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a nice lunch here. It got busy pretty quickly but the place is huge and service is quick. Food was delicious and fresh as were the juices. It is pretty pricey but I guess that's expected in a place that serves healthy food.

Thank Livelife88
Westchester County, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

great staff; food; ambiance. wonderful lunch. servers were helpful and knowledgeable. reasonable prices - good selections and a children's menu as well. fresh herbs frown right there.

Thank Boxter98
Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Sampled the Edamame Dumplings and the Albacore Tataki. The food is fantastic and super fresh. Don't leave their without trying the Cucumber Martini. We need one in the Boston area.

Thank Rossi106
San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I ate here several times while visiting Satna Monica. Every dish I had was delicious with very unique flavors.

Thank Ceelowfour
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The food in this place is fantastic! I spent week in Santa Monica and I found this place the number one! Specially for vegan and vegetarian people, you will love this place!

Thank Michellexavierp
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We happened to walk past True Food kitchen on a recent visit to Santa Monica and were so glad we did. The food was fresh and healthy and everything we tried was amazing. Great selection of drinks too. We were so impressed we ate here 2 nights in a row!

Thank Olivia G
Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Located at one end of the third street promenade, this place is a great lunch stop after a long walk. Menu is different everyday and is sourced from fresh and healthy ingredients. Our choice of seabass, pizza and squash pasta was perfect. Nice atmosphere and decoration. Lovely terrace as well.

Thank Tanmouss
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I was starving in Santa Monica, and after walking the famous Pier, I came accross this great restaurant! I ordered a Lettuce Wrap (Shiitake Lettuce Cups) and an Ancient Grain Bowl. Service was IMPECABLE and food very healthy and ultra fresh! I strongly recommend this place! Medium price range.

Thank Arielfurmanski
Santa Monica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Because the food is great, the restaurant is very crowded and loud so we always sit outside so we can hear each other. Nice vegetarian food.

Thank Chave K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Contemporary
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 395 Santa Monica Pl Ste 172, Santa Monica, CA 90401-3471
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
  • Neighborhood: Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: +1 310-593-8300

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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 coaster. Inland from the beach, Third Street Promenade bustles with shoppers and street performers, where every block seems to have a musical or acrobatic act drawing crowds giving Santa Monica both the feeling of a laid-back beach town and a major commercial hub.
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