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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CM
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

DS
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
Los Angeles
8 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!

DJ
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.

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

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

OT
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was friendly and the dishes were tasty.

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

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

JW
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!

TS
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.

NY
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).

SS
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.

EM
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!

DL
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

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

OT
Los Angeles
26 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great Food

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

Love Akasha. Always consistently good. Will return

AG
London
4 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

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

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

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

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

GC
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.

AB
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!

N
Los Angeles
72 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, service terrific and I ate so much I almost burst. What more could one ask?

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Vegan options not to mention delicious vegan dessert. We would definitely go back. Great ambiance

HD
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I hadn't been to Akasha for at least a year or two and it didn't disappoint. The menu was updated and the live jazz was a great surprise.

JG
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food is always great. Service just fine. Easy parking. One of our favorite restaurants.

SA
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great food.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and dinner was delicious. The restaurant was packed but staff were warm and exceptional and we could hear each other. Lovely experience.

OT
Los Angeles
31 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dine LA meals were great! Three of the four of us ordered from that menu. Salads were great, Brussels were delish, lamb was super soft, lasagna amazing and curry dishes were thoroughly enjoyed. All desserts were a hit. We loved the whole meal.

TC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Could use to expand the menu

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The experience was worth my time.

HC
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

It seemed quite busy on "Wine Wednesday" (½ off bottles of wine).
Walked in at 7:15pm, but we were told they weren't accepting walk-ins in the main dining room, but could wait for a seat at the bar.
There wasn't anything available, so after a little walkthrough and stop at the bathroom, I decided to check Open Table.
At 7:21 I booked a 2-top for 7:30pm.
Went back to the host at 7:22pm, who didn't seem to recognize us, and she found our reservation.
We were seated promptly at 7:31pm.
It was hilarious.
But, the food and the ambiance of this place were outstanding.
It's been 12 years since I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease, yet this is the first place I have ever been able to order a gluten-free fried chicken sandwich, and I will keep coming back for it.
They have a gluten-free frier, so the french fries are safe too!
Got a bottle of the Cedar & Salmon pinot noir and it was delicious. Please keep this on the menu!
Had the flourless chocolate cake for dessert, which was quite yummy.
Our server Trevor was great. Attentive without being intrusive.
We will be back.

CH
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The beef short rib was THE best I’ve ever had in my life. The service was excellent and the bar provided top notch cocktails. The seafood curry was very good.

A
Austin
11 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, interesting drinks and lots of gluten free options.

VW
Los Angeles
114 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience1

Terrible service. First, the courses were served very, very slowly. Then were rushing us to leave. They even turned off our heater so we would have to finish the meal in the cold. Then they charged us a “kitchen appreciation“ charge. What a joke! Not as we remembered.

JL
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Overall, the food was very good and the setting delightful. Unfortunately, kitchen neglected to deliver part of our order and waiter was gone a long long time. As such, we were not able to rectify mistake AND was no longer interested in ordering a second drink. Maybe just an off night...? The food and drink that did arrive was great.

A
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We came for dinner before a show at the Forum. It was our first time here and they didn't disappoint. We ordered the Short ribs and the special of the evening which was the white fish. Both meals were excellent! Our server was friendly and very attentive.

We sat in the standard dining area and the noise level was pretty quiet. The decor is reserved, contemporary. We reserved a table for 5:45, and for a Saturday night, the restaurant was not too crowded yet. When we left by 7:00 however, it started to get more crowded so we were glad we had picked an earlier dinner time.
We will definitely go back again!

S
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

pleasant environment, service a little spotty. food very good. had avocado toast small plate, very tasty and fresh, generous portion for a small plate. sweet potato fries were average.

M
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great food, great service, and half price bottled wine on Wednesday was a real bonus! Fantastic local find....

4
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seafood curry was Amazing!!!! Beet salad good too. Highly recommend!!!

D
Los Angeles
34 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service and advice!

OT
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

We usually have a much better experience at AKASHA but this time it was a but it was a bit of a let down. It could be that it was NYE. The special Roasted Halibut came out very dry and the Flat Iron Steak was very salty. We also thought $25 for corkage was very high. The side dish mushrooms and olive oil cake dessert were very good. Overall it was a less than average experience for this particular visit.

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