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Best Restaurant Décor Orange County 2011 - True Food Kitchen

True Food Kitchen

True Food Kitchen

451 Newport Center Drive

Newport Beach, CA 92660


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Should a bee ever make it inside True Food Kitchen, it would be thoroughly confused. Here is a restaurant that could be the Newport Beach outpost of the Secret Garden. The hostess' podium is a sculpted topiary. The fresh fruits aren't just decoration; they're also functional, ending up as blender fodder for smoothies. As in a greenhouse, sunlight floods in, nourishing both the plants and the customers. Lemon-striped seats flow into lime-hued walls. Though dining inside the place might call for an Allegra, it'll sure cheer up those suffering from seasonal affective disorder with a curative dose of summer and spring. The food has the same sunny disposition, served in bowls that look as though they're made of earthenware. Eaten in this space, the bright chopped chicken salad with jicama, dates and cranberries could drive antidepressants into obsolescence. $$

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We took our son to True Food for his 36th birthday. I have no interest in going back, even though we are health foodies. We also know good taste and if you can combine the two, with flavors you remember it is worth it. For us, not worth it. Great service, but no taste and high prices.