AKASHA

4.6
3053 reviews
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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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Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Mother's day brunch and mother's day dinner specials

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Father's Day Special Menus & Reservations

Father's day dinner special along with our regular menu

Sunday, June 16, 2019

Easter Restaurant Specials & Reservations

Easter Brunch and Easter specials on the dinner menu

Sunday, April 21, 2019

What 3053 People Are Saying
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, awesome service.

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Seattle
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Good food, great ambiance and live jazz on Monday's only.

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DT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Absolutely terrific small plates and appetizers, and our server was great.

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

As always-way too loud. Server was sweet but clueless-did not know menu or wine. Tried multiple red wines and settled on a pinot noir that was fair. Menu is a snore and food is below average...martinis taste like juice. Overall lame experience-never wows me.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took a girl here on a first date. We spent ~$200, 1 app, 2 entrees, and a bottle of wine. Amazing server! Better food! The steak is amazing, I consider myself a steak snob. Would happily take anyone here. The noise level was amazing. We could hear each other without yelling and it was very busy!

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EW
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service and food are always first rate. It's a great place to have lunch or dinner

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JS
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

First time and came as an intermediate venue between downtown LA and Malibu to have dinner with a friend from Hong Kong. Excellent food and service. Albacore was perfectly done and my friend enjoyed the steak. Reasonable prices and comfortable ambiance.

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CZ
New Mexico
8 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 5

The food was quite good. However, our server really never returned to the table unless we asked for something, even when the drinks were gone and we had not received our main meal yet. I loved the space and that is why I gave the ambience 5 stars. The only disappointment, other than the server, was the macaroni and cheese. It was not anything special and that is why I used 4 stars instead of 5. However, the rest of the food was good.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a group of 11 college alumni that tricked in over an hour. We sat on the patio. Even though our people didn’t all arrive at the same time, the server was on top of their arrivals so we all were able to eat and enjoyed our reunion.

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Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fun night great drinks!

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MM
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great service. Not intrusive but there when you needed something. Food was good.

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RW
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a lovely evening with friends. Good food, excellent wine, prompt service and very helpful waiter. We recommend it highly and expect to return again soon.

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EH
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 3

Very nice birthday brunch we had. My only complaint would be that the bloody mary had too much horseradish. That's all I could taste. Not good.

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MV
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Turkey burger was dry and overpriced.
Too much roll for the amount of meat.
Roll contributed to the dryness.

Enjoyed the slaw dish

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Akasha was fantastic— loved the ambience, loved the service, the two entrees we had (one shared plate/one entree)were super delicious and fast in arrival, the acoustics could have been better but the music wasn’t overly loud and I enjoyed the selection of live jazz.

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CM
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious omelet. Excellent sangria. Great service.

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RS
Los Angeles
35 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

Food has gone downhill. We ordered several dishes that were gloppy and poorly executed. Service was perfunctory.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cheese and meat plate-outstanding
Broccolini-outstanding
Drinks-outstanding
Salmon entree-great

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V
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The hostess & waitress were so friendly and communicative. The ambiance is nice. They need to get rid of ALL folding chairs in the back and buy consistent & comfortable seating with the decor.

I need to sample more of the menu but what I had - chicken sliders were delish.

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AM
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Nice time and very tasty

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CS
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great and the service was friendly and efficient. This was a very nice place to spend a couple of hours and eat a nice meal.

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BL
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Akasha is our Culver City standard. We go often & are never disappointed. We had a great brunch this time. Cocktails & wine selections are great too.

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M
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

This was my first time at Akasha. Before I made a reservation I had mixed feelings about eating there based on the yelp reviews. I thought it deserved a chance. To my surprise it was a beautifully decorated restaurant along with clean bathrooms, friendly service and delicious food! I had the salmon with risotto and my boyfriend had the burger on a gluten free bun. The food came out fast and hot. I would recommended this restaurant for all occasions!!

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PG
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, service and atmosphere. Al fresco dining was relatively quiet.

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G
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were able to sit outside so the noise level was OK for our purposes. Inside, Akash is too loud for me. The food was really really good and it was a special birthday with my friend!

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SW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Not super great food but so beautiful to dine in. I love the drink list

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LK
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

My issue was mainly that I ordered a bun less hamburger and it came cold. Our waiter was lovely but the cold burger kind of ruined the food for me. But everyone else seemed to enjoy what they ordered.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great dining experience. Fantastic wine selection. Herb roasted chicken was superb.

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CN
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Music too loud. Chairs were uncomfortable. The food was great. My veggie burger best in the country!

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m
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I live in The Hills. Friends live on The West Side. This is where we meet. Parking's a pain, but otherwise it's a great experience. Good food, good vibe, great wine, you can actually hear each other speak. My go-to meeting a friend place.

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NN
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is great as is the service. A little loud but it was a packed night so I can understand the noise.
Yes I will go there again anytime.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love Akasha restaurant. Food is great and the service excellent.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Food was great. Service even better. Both the hostess and server were welcoming and made the experience wonderful. The food was flavorful and filling. Overall a wonderful experience and will definitely be back!

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Y
Dallas
21 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food and service.

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IS
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food, lovely staff and at our table, in the corner, not very noisy. Very nice evening.

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JA
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Reliable and enjoyable restaurant with a bit of an eclectic feeling. Attentive and pleasant service. Negatives - menu is, in my opinion, too limited, and tables are pretty small -- two two-tops pushed together for a business lunch make for tight quarters. Very convenient and cheap municipal parking directly behind the restaurant.

I've been here before and I'll probably be here again, so that's the most important comment I can make.

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OD
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Last time I ate here my bun was burned on the tuna sandwich so I decided to try out the fish n chips special - they were fine, nothing great - too oily and over battered. But I’ll go back and try again - I love the ambiance and the service is always top notch

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious!

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SD
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I’ve been coming Akasha for over a decade, and it never fails to be a terrific meal. I’ve talked about her oven roast brussel sprouts, cinnamon ice scream, indian street snacks and delicately sauced main courses. Everyone should eat there once!

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BJ
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The menu and food has changed quite a bit, and not for the better. Just ok.

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