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AKASHA

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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
AKASHA restaurant/bar/cafe features New American cuisine offering comfort food with big flavors and sustainable ingredients, for carnivores and herbivores alike. Chef/Caterer Akasha Richmond brings visionary cuisine to her own neighborhood eatery located in the historic Hull Building in downtown Culver City. Keeping the principles of sustainability in mind, the building's original steel, wood, concrete and brick arches were restored while the design materials pair with a seventies modernity to exude an inviting and lively atmosphere. The artisan bakery has both sweet and savory selections, as well as locally roasted direct trade coffee. The 20-seat bar highlights fresh juice cocktails, organic and premium spirits, beer and wine. The entire menu is available for catering or to go.
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 3272 people are saying
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vipMarc
San Francisco
28 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Still great! Highly recommend the tomato and burrata salad with toast. And the cacio e pepe is outstanding.

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vipBernMish
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Akasha has reinvented itself with a new menu and it was always wonderful before!!
The new back patio is a comfortable space to eat there, although we prefer the buzz of the front terrace.
The food is a consistent high quality and always feels healthy.
In these dark times it stands out as an “upper” and good value to boot!

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vipDeniseC
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Akasha has built a nice outdoor patio behind the restaurant. It is the first time I have gone out to eat in months. I felt safe. The food is excellent as always. Seasonal peaches were a hit. Beautiful dinner rolls with homemade peach jam were so yummy!

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NicoleT
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food was good, service great. Patio dining was really nice.

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vipFranB
Los Angeles
58 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love eating at Akasha. We had their Summer Pimms Cup and they were delicious! We enjoyed the fritters to start, the salmon and the chicken. Everything was fresh, properly prepared and fabulous. They’ve really got it down with the care that is taken for all the requirements for dining right now.

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YolandaC
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

WE HAD A GREAT TIME. FOOD WAS DELICIOUS AND WAITRESS WAS SUPER NICE!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time at AKASHA at their outdoor new patio dining area! Great atmosphere and food...and most importantly all the employees are very well equipped for Covid protection. Felt very safe dining here!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I needed a meal out and overall I had once food delivered to me downtown at home and later picked it up and recently went to dinner outdoors. They were this time as they have always been FANTASTIC! Best bear salad ever, best salmon I’ve had in a long time, best desserts, best drinks, the waiter, who was the bartender was making me drinks knowing my tastes and need for low sugar. It was great. I’ve been going off and on (more off, as it’s out of the way) but during this covid I’d pick up amazing food and even veggies. I just love Akasha, and her husband is also super kind. I’ve not really spoken with her but man, thank you! I felt safe as social distancing was perfect, everything clean and the staff in masks making sure everyone is great! Yay

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vipYummy
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Akasha is one of our favorite spots. The ambiance is amazing (live Jazz some nights!) and the food is consistently delicious and beautiful. We always have a very knowledgable server who knows the menu and can make recommendations. This trip was especially great, as the restaurant was impeccably clean, our waiter was super fun and knew his stuff, and our food was perfection: from the Smoked Salmon Egg scramble to the Benedict and then the GF Lemon loaf that we took home was perfect for our afternoon snack. Go to Akasha, they are great!

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AdrianneB
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

I had been here once for happy hour and loved it so I brought my fiance here for our date night. I have a lot of allergies so going out to eat can be annoying. Our server was kind enough to check on all the ingredients for me and make sure I was safe. The dinner and dessert was delicious. Was it mind-blowing? No. But it was a tasty meal out with a beautiful ambiance. We'll come back again!

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vipVWbh
Los Angeles
115 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Food has become dull. Needs a change up in menu. Server was good. Odd wait at front before anyone showed up to seat us. Venue can be extremely loud when busy,

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vipOpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Not at all what it used to be. Two of us. In and out in 45 min. Not a good experience. Drinks were terrible and the food was really disappointing. If it wasn’t for the romantic building, I wouldn’t have gone back. Now I won’t for sure.

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ThomasM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing, once again. I have eaten at Akasha's many times and never cease to be entertained by the food, as well as the atmosphere. This time I indulged in comfort food, sampling the GF Onion Rings and GF Fried Chicken Sandwich, but I also had to have a bowl of their special Split Pea soup. Thanks to all for a wonderful meal and evening!

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GaryC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I've eaten here twice for lunch and both times it was outstanding. Some interesting menu items keep it fresh. Also terrific service.

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cleaneats
Charlotte
9 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fresh and excellent.

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MaryBeth
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall3food1service2ambience4

The food used to be outstanding....I had the chopped salad and it was below average. The help was not very helpful nor engaged. They rarely checked in on us.

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vipIleneDover
Tampa
61 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Burger was good but bacon was half raw. My side salad had literally five pieces of lettuce. And my colleagues side salad was half her plate. Consistency could use some serious work.

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GeoffM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic as always!

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AlyG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience4

Every night with exception to this one has been great. My recent experience was an "off" night. Poor service by waiter, food came super late, the person delivering the food to our table felt like he was just dropping it off, the Caesar salad was soggy (too much dressing), and we had to run to catch our movie time.

All other nights than this last one have been great, so this was just an "off" night and we'll give Akasha a pass. ;-)

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MarkP
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience5

I have always loved the Ambience- but the new menu is now VERY limited. Seems half were burgers...menu is now poor. Good service. Great atmosphere.

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CMoses
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice vibe, good food, good service. Will definitely visit again.

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DonnaS
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is great! Lots of options for healthy and vegan.

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HRDiva
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated promptly and service was above par. Food was very good and delivered not long after we ordered. Perfect place for a Sunday brunch get together!

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DavidJ
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and the manager is we’re absolutely fantastic. The steak was perfectly cooked and so delicious. Cocktails were amazing. Can’t wait to go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a very lovely time for Valentine’s Day! Food and service were great!

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was friendly and the dishes were tasty.

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vipJonS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Love it! Great place for vegetarians and foodies to dine together in peace.

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vipJillianW
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Normally I love Akasha but the turkey burger was so boring. We were the only ones on the patio and were frequently overlooked for service. 1/2 off bottles of wine on Wednesday is great!

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TanyaS
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very accommodating staff. I dropped my avocado toast while transfering it to another plate. The waitress replaced it without additional costs. Food was absolutely fabulous.

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NewYorker123
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food2service5ambience5

Great ambiance and service. Heard good things about the food from my clients -- I personally didn't like what I ordered for lunch as it was bland (Red Quinoa Pilaf w/ Lemon Grilled Chicken).

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ShariS
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

By far the best burgers in LA! Great ambience--a bit noisy but comfortable. It's our neighborhood place to eat. Great wine list, too! The service is always fabulous, too.

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EvelynM
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall1food3service2ambience2

I have previously had good experiences at Akasha. However this time when we showed up for our 2 p.m. reservation there was a sign on the door saying closing at 2:30 for the Super Bowl. This was not mentioned on the website nor when I made the reservation that morning. The hostess told us that just the kitchen would be closing but we would be free to hang out. Once seated, we were not served. I had to chase down the waitress twice, once to give our orders, the second time to get sugar and a spoon for my coffee. Then at 3 we were told we had to leave, in direct contradiction of what we were told when we arrived. We would have gone somewhere else to begin with if we had known we were going to be chased out. I was with friends visiting from New York; this was not a good impression to make. Akasha is off my list of places to eat in Culver City!

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DoraL
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Akasha is my favorite Culver City restaurant. I recommend it to people all the time.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
30 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great Food

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vipShirraA
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Akasha. Always consistently good. Will return

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AdamG
London
4 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fantastic, stylish & buzzing place for dinner. Excellent service & really interesting & delicious food.

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Zoosie
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely restaurant with great food. Very enjoyable experience. Two thumbs up!

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vipTimP
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Their food is fabulous. A great place for a vegetarian like me!

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GeorgieC
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The cocktails were excellent but the food was just mediocre. We ordered the Fried Chicken Sandwich, Bali Curry, Roasted Brussel Sprouts, Hamachi and Bread Pudding. Out of the 5 plates, only the Brussel Sprouts and Bali Curry were good, the rest was just ok. Loved the decor and ambiance of the place but not going back because the food was disappointing.

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vip123ABC
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic thru and thru! The best neighborhood restaurant! Food is always delicious and the service and atmosphere inviting!

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AKASHA does offer delivery in partnership with Chow Now. AKASHA also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (310) 845-1700.

AKASHA is rated 4.5 stars by 3272 OpenTable diners.

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