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AKASHA, Culver City, CA

AKASHA

4.6
4.6
3451 Reviews
$31 to $50
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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Booked 26 times today
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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Organic, Wine Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch
    Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:30 pm
    Lunch
    Wed–Fri 11:30 am–2:30 pm
    Happy Hour
    Wed–Sun 4:00 pm–6:30 pm
    Dinner
    Wed, Thu, Sun 5:30 pm–9:00 pm
    Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (310) 845-1700

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Owned/operated by

    Women

  • Executive chef

    Akasha Richmond

  • Catering

    AKASHA dishes, desserts, cocktails and more work beautifully at the next event in your home, or ours. Whether an intimate sit down dinner for 20 guests, or a cocktail reception for 1,000, our experienced team will work to create the perfect menu, and coordinate staffing, rentals, entertainment and more with minimal effort.

  • Private party facilities

    AKASHA offers private dining in our Café Space and our covered & heated patio for sit down dinners up to 30 guests, and cocktail parties for up to 45 guests. Complete buyouts of the entire restaurant are available for sit down dinners (up to 80 guests) or cocktail/buffet parties (up to 300 guests).

  • Private party contact

    Private Events: (866) 247-5922

  • Neighborhood

    Culver City

  • Cross street

    Watseka

  • Parking details

    There are several public lots within the area, one immediately behind the restaurant on Watseka. <br />It is one hour free and $2 an hour after, max $12. We are not able to provide validation.

  • Public transit

    Close to several bus lines on Culver Blvd, 33 &amp; 733 bus lines on Venice Blvd, &amp; the Metro Expo Line from Downtown &amp; Santa Monica.

  • Entertainment

    Music Monday, Live Jazz 6pm-9pm

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

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What 3,451 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Westside

    Great for Brunch

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  1. IO

    IteyOkman

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    First time eating here. Selected it because it's right down the street. From Kirk Douglas theater that we had tickets for that night. My wife had the turkey burger with onion rings. I had the flat iron steak. Both were excellent. The flat iron steak was a really nice cut. Almost look like a filet mignon and was cooked a perfection at medium rare. Savannah was a great server and will definitely recommend this to others as well as coming back ourselves.

  2. A

    Asherooooooo

    Los Angeles

    185 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    185 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    The food was Good. Curry could have been a bit spicier and that’s coming from someone who likes it Mild.

  3. SF

    SethF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We just loved everything about our meal, and time at Akasha. Service was ideal, we were inside, the noise level was quiet enough to have great conversations, and the food was delicious. I went with 3 other people, we shared everything so we got to try a nice portion of the menu, salmon was delicious, cacao e pepe pasta really delicious too. Turkey meatballs, and chicken parm were very good too. I'd probably say the pizza was not quite on the level of the other dishes, not bad, but not as good as everything else. I've been to Akasha quite a few times, but hadn't been in a while, I'll be back sooner than later, I really feel it hits the sweet spot of being a lovely place with great food, it's not fussy or pretentious, and I really think it's a great value for how good it is.

  4. W

    Wing

    Cleveland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The flavors were wonderful . The beet salad was light and fresh. The turkey burger was a variety of spices and good tasty meat. Dessert, strawberry rhubarb crisp with oat ice cream, was “out of this world” fantastic.

  5. SS

    ScottS

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    Perfect for a pre theater meal. Easy, pleasant, efficient service. Food was okay, not mind blowing but did what it needed to do.

  6. F

    Fun2bme

    Los Angeles

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Akasha, great food but honestly too expensive. Love the vibe. Outdoor area looks great. I get things have gone up in price but it’s very unlikely for me to join you any time soon with these kinds of prices. I spent $30 on a beyond burger and latte. I love your restaurant otherwise.

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We’ve been coming here for years. We absolutely love this place. The tandoori chicken wings are to die for and once again didn’t disappoint. It’s very impressive to see a restaurant retain its amazing flavor palette for so many years and especially through a pandemic. We’ll be back again, and again. Lol. 🙏🏽🔥❤️

  8. L

    Lucky13

    Los Angeles

    243 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    243 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Always reliable. Always very good. Excellent cocktails. Terrific, pleasant service. Great atmosphere, both at bar and in restaurant. Menu could use a bit more variety, but what is on it is very good - burgers, entrees, appetizers - all very good.

  9. L

    Lauram

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2

    Shocked to see kitchen service charge on bill. No warning that we saw that this unusual fee would be assessed. Not seen it elsewhere. Don’t know why they have to charge it? Can’t you pay your kitchen staff? If not, increase food prices or have wait staff share tips. Don’t sneak a charge on customers without warning.

  10. P

    Pete

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    Just ok, severs we’re nice food was ok nothing fancy or wow

  11. AL

    AlonzoL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing dining room with a vibe that is irreplaceable. The food was fresh, flavorful and beautifully presented.

  12. BC

    BrianC

    Los Angeles

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great experience as always this is my go to restaurant in Culver City. Gab our waiter was really good and great recommendations.

  13. ML

    MarissaL

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    Great food, the tiramisu French toast was delicious! Service was decent and it was surprisingly quiet for Sunday brunch.

  14. IM

    IvyM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Akasha is my favorite Brunch spot in Los Angeles. I love going there. The food is delicious and creative. The drink menu outstanding. I have the Biocult Naken, sparkling skin contact wine. It was really impressive. Akasaha is family owned and well managed. The food exceed expectations. I highly recommend it. The wait staff is friendly and attentive as well.

  15. C

    Connie

    Los Angeles

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always excellent!

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4

    Salmon portion

  17. CM

    ChristinaM

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Love this place. I came last year for Easter Brunch. I love the food, the ambience, the service and the location. I look forward to returning in the future!

  18. C

    Carolyn

    Los Angeles

    116 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    116 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Sat at the bar, as always. Three cheers for George. Akasha's food is always a treat. And current wines are very, very exciting.

  19. M

    Mgottes

    Los Angeles

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Food is always good. I loved my holiday chicken tangine. Desserts so, so. Wouldn't order either again. Crumble and brownie thing? Loved the potato pancakes, cauliflower cous cous and broccoli

  20. M

    Michb18

    Los Angeles

    141 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    141 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5

    This was not my best trip to Akasha, my favorite restaurant. I went for the Passover menu, but was a little disappointed. They have vegetarian/fish options for the appetizer, but no option for the entree. Had potato pancakes as a side dish to the entree, but wouldn’t sell a la carte. Ordered the crudo, which was described differently than it arrived, and was not amazing. Also the potato pancakes were not delicious. The vegetarian liver was excellent, and brisket was good as well. Service was ok, which was more understandable once it was busy.

  21. ZO

    ZorinaO

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4

    Usually a favorite spot… But felt like my second drink was quite weak and full of ice. We requested Parmesan cheese for the pasta that we never received. It was quite a busy night and our waitress was possibly overwhelmed.

  22. L

    Lisa

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    Food was as always amazing - all was so fresh, was as tho they have a farm in the back parking lot and grow it right there - delicious blends of flavors as well. Can’t wait to go back!

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This restaurant has never failed to have great food all the time over the years. Incredibly fresh, with some great flavors and unique touches. Will be coming back!

  24. XG

    XeloG

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food and service are always on point! The seasonal menu is what brings me back for more.

  25. R

    Rain

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience4

    I was excited to try a new place and base on other reviews was looking for a great new food experience. I was wrong, service from our server was bad and the food was disgusting.

  26. SG

    SusanG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    I'm so glad this place survived the pandemic. Consistently good food and prompt and courteous service. Interior is one of the nicest in the area.

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience4

    Music was a club vibe and way too loud. Our server Paul was abrupt and not very attentive as if we weren’t worth his trouble. No real knowledge of the food. Also just dumped the bill on the table and never said thank you. I’ve been here several times and always enjoyed it but was very disappointed this time.

  28. E

    Ellie

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4

    Very nice searing outside. Average food

  29. e

    eater

    Los Angeles

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    We enjoyed our dinner. The menu offerings were unique and delicious. Our server Savannah was very knowledgeable.

  30. MK

    MaryKayS

    Los Angeles

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent server, too!

  31. CI

    CenterIce

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Beautiful environment, the food was delicious, and the service was excellent. A lovely experience!

  32. Y

    Yohan

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience4

    I love this restaurant but lately this restaurant food quality is not as great as what it used to be before. Service was great though!

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Really enjoyed the food and staff!

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Savannah was an amazing server! I wasn’t feeling very well and she found me options that would still let me enjoy my celebration while not being too hard on my stomach. Her drink recommendations were on point!

  35. M

    Melissa

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best brunch I've had in a long time! Food was wonderful, and the service was terrific. Already planning to go back. Perfect spot for a meal before/after a show at the Kirk Douglas Theater - just a 2 block walk.

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    It was good.

  37. K

    Keepitclean

    Los Angeles

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely busy fun restaurant to go to with friends. Healthy food.

  38. FF

    FabFoodie

    Los Angeles

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    The Rockfish Sandwich was outbidding and the service was great! I would highly recommend Akasha for a delicious meal!

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A great place to eat before attending a play at the Kirk Douglas Theatre and only 2 minutes walk from the restaurant

  40. CM

    CMJR

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall4food2service5ambience4

    Was a little disappointed food was warm to cold

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from AKASHA using the Order Online button. AKASHA also offers 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 4.6 stars by 3451 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Booked 26 times today
Google Map for AKASHA

9543 Culver Blvd Culver City, CA 90232

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Watseka

  • Neighborhood

    Culver City

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch
    Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:30 pm
    Lunch
    Wed–Fri 11:30 am–2:30 pm
    Happy Hour
    Wed–Sun 4:00 pm–6:30 pm
    Dinner
    Wed, Thu, Sun 5:30 pm–9:00 pm
    Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Organic, Wine Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    There are several public lots within the area, one immediately behind the restaurant on Watseka. <br />It is one hour free and $2 an hour after, max $12. We are not able to provide validation.

  • Public transit

    Close to several bus lines on Culver Blvd, 33 & 733 bus lines on Venice Blvd, & the Metro Expo Line from Downtown & Santa Monica.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Women

  • Executive chef

    Akasha Richmond

  • Entertainment

    Music Monday, Live Jazz 6pm-9pm

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (310) 845-1700

  • Catering

    AKASHA dishes, desserts, cocktails and more work beautifully at the next event in your home, or ours. Whether an intimate sit down dinner for 20 guests, or a cocktail reception for 1,000, our experienced team will work to create the perfect menu, and coordinate staffing, rentals, entertainment and more with minimal effort.

  • Private party facilities

    AKASHA offers private dining in our Café Space and our covered & heated patio for sit down dinners up to 30 guests, and cocktail parties for up to 45 guests. Complete buyouts of the entire restaurant are available for sit down dinners (up to 80 guests) or cocktail/buffet parties (up to 300 guests).

  • Private party contact

    Private Events: (866) 247-5922

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