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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CH
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

VW
Los Angeles
114 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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.

A
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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.

OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a fun New Year's Eve! Akasha had a palm reader and lively music and everyone was super energetic and happy. All the familiar faces were there and folks were welcoming and joyous with hugs all around. We loved our time there and wish we could have stayed longer.

C
Los Angeles
91 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

With Lisa and Felix on the bar, everything is OUTSTANDING!!! For New Year's Eve they really went all out. Happy New Year!

OT
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Holiday get together with special friends.

DG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Food was very good. Server never returned after food was served until the end of the meal. He was very pleasant.

M
Hawaii
20 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for Chanukah dinner and it was fabulous!! Brisket was superb and so were the latkes!!! Perfection.

AL
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had dinner at Akasha on Christmas Eve and it was a little more crowded than usual...so the service was a little slower. We were not in a rush so we were happy to relax and take the extra time. Quality of food prep and innovative, unique menu items are what we love about Akasha and it did not disappoint!

E
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Confusing entry to the restaurant -- what's with the front bar, etc.?

f
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely and delicious!

KK
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First date

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gigi is awesome. Love music was great. The basil in the stir fry - next level

PD
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Expensive and unsure if I would return.
Would appreciate more vegetarian options.
Indian puri dish was delicious, but the pea protein burger and the hummus items could be packed with more flavor and portion for the price.

AR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great

F
Los Angeles
51 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a treat!! I enjoy taking clients to lunch and dinner at Akasha! The food, service and atmosphere is always delightful

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Lettuce Wraps should come on butter lettuce but comes out on regular lettuce which was weird. The French fries were good. Had the taco salad. Super Simple but not a lot of flavor. Barely no feta cheese in the salad. Great at picking up your food when your done.

t
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service is consistently exceptional

LD
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect date spot. Super healthy choices and fabulous wine and cocktails. Two thumbs up!!

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food is delicious. Service is friendly and helpful, but slow. Ambience is warm and welcoming.

XB
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Great ambience for a small party, ample space yet warm and cozy. Service is excellent. Price is reasonable. The food can be better, I had the curry fish, it was bland and quite coconut-ty!

b
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great American American waiter who was on point. He answered all our questions and have us unbelievable service. Thanks again I forgot his name.

KB
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Long time diner of Akasha! Had the breakfast burrito, bottomless Bloody Mary, and fresh coffee. Service was excellent, coffee was always filled up - and even was offered coffee to go! Had a wonderful time, today was especially great to top off the weekend/holiday festivities ♥️

1
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Loved the Beyond Meat burger! Hope they keep that on the menu long term.

CM
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

It was my first time to Akasha--a great location in Culver City with parking in the big lot next door. It's a beautiful place with great food.

C
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Food was terrible!
$90. For my plate with 3 scallops! 3! And plate full of stuffing. That is my plate!
My husband had Turkey that worth $20.
Cold bread, food was terrible. I would compare them with Marie Calendar' food.
This is the worst Thanksgivings dinner we ever had!.
I came home sick with their food! That was the worst part!!!!Will never go back again.! And recommend no one!

OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Amazing food. Service was slow but I blame the Thanksgiving holiday. Staff was friendly.

n
Portland
14 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Thanksgiving dinner is very good . Especially the pie buffet. Not much assistance with wine selection from busy staff. Be careful to note that service is included.

NC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great Thanksgiving dinner experience!

JA
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had thanksgiving here. Far exceeded my expectations. Highly recommend.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for the Thanksgiving Day menu. It was fantastic and we would gladly down there again next Thanksgiving or go back for a week day meal.

MK
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Interesting, inspired food with very attentive service. The vegetable choices and preparation were particularly creative. The bar service was a bit slow, but it was Thanksgiving and the restaurant was quite crowded. The pie buffet, though, was amazing!

LL
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

$90 per person is too steep for a set plate and dessert buffet.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great and they had a nice band playing on Monday night

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