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AKASHA

4.6
3351 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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 3351 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.5
service
4.5
ambience
4.4
value
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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CathyR
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Everything was just okay. Nothing special.

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FeliciaC
Chicago
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was very attentive and our food was delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food1service3ambience2

Way too dark, below average food, great service though. Menu needs to be re-done.

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Everyone was properly distanced, the service was great, and the food was so good!

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local
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience5

Used to love Akasha, but the service and the food was very disappointing at this last visit. I’m hoping they get back on track.

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Helena
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I did outdoor seating and it was very nice. Service and food is 10/10! They have delicious cocktails for Happy Hour, which I highly recommend checking out for!

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ChristinaM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was looking for a special place to visit in Easter. Akasha was on a bunch of sites for best brunches in Los Angeles. I was fortunate to get a reservation at the last minute too. Everything about this place I loved. Location was great, the food was so delicious, the price was reasonable, service was great and the overall ambience was everything. We are definitely going to return in the future. Such a cute place. And the food was so good too!

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PeterC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food for brunch and credit to these folks for a great expresso.

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LoLo
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Patio is inviting and well shaded. Food is tasty and portions enough to satiate but not overeat. Staff is personable and inviting!

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vipemileL
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat outside in the patio. Waitress was attentive but not overbearing. The Pea Risotto was a standout. Fresh and delicious. Turkey meatloaf were tender and served with a delicious toasted bread. Great selection of drinks and the glasses of wine were all reasonably priced. We had both drinks and wine and everything was just really good. Would recommend in a heartbeat.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I woke up still thinking about the Spanish Octopus!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
28 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for the Passover dinner. Everything was delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Need vegan pancakes or waffles !!

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TommyC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great service, sunny day without enough shade. But that’s my only complaint.

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vipBrendaL
Los Angeles
44 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My "go to" place. Always great food and good service.

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vipRuthlas
Los Angeles
73 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Passover meal. Even though there was no Seder we were pleased with the modified Passover selections. Our waitress was lovely and the service was great.

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doptim
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

We had lovely evening at Akasha. The appetizers we really great, the mains we good but not outstanding. The drinks we had were really really good. The atmosphere with everybody sitting outside and people walking by was really nice and a sign that life is coming back once COVID is over. We had a great time.

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vipSODining
Los Angeles
26 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Akasha has adapted well to the new normal. The food is spectacular, as always, and the service impeccable.

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JHo98
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Everything was great. The server was great. Hostess didn't seem to be in a good mood that day. But other than that, we had a great time.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good service and food.

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vipAshK
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Very good service. The meatballs were tasty and delish., highly recommend! All the other food fare were ok.

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MartyC
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So nice to have this place back! We were “regulars” before the pandemic and very happy to return and see they have not missed a beat. Great food, great service as always, can’t wait to get back inside! But we will return to this Culver City favorite.

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vipLaurieR
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was exceptional. We always have a good meal at Akasha and can't wait to return.

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vipCindyM
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience1

They put us on the dude of the restaurant and ambiance was not good. Waitress was in Inconsistent and food was just ok. Been before and it was much better. Bummer

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love everything about this restaurant! Their food and service is wonderful!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Didn’t enjoy at all. Wouldn’t recommend your are a foodie

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Nicolette
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great food and wine. Loved the outdoor patio!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ive loved akasha since they opened! Its a different menu than other restaurants, i trust the quality of food from local sources and always consistent!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was surprisingly good. I didn’t expect much as we were looking for a simple brunch but it was a pleasant surprise for sure. It was a little chilly but the heaters were effective.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service2ambience5

Everything was perfect except the service and waitress attitude!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

My experience at Akasha was a mixed bag. My boyfriends food was good, but I wasn’t impressed by my dishes. I got the blood orange,burrata and pistachio salad as a starter. The citrus overwhelmed the entire salad and the burrata’s texture and flavor was off. For my main dish, I had the cauliflower chicken bowl. The dish was bland and the ‘rice’ was mushy. The drinks are also pre-mixed (hence the $14 price point) so don’t expect much alcohol in them. My boyfriends’ mushroom salad and seafood curry were both pretty delicious. Maybe I just ordered the wrong things on the menu. Either way, I don’t plan on going back any time soon.

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vipRosaM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Service was a bit slow but the food and drinks were wonderful.

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nettles
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Overall, very yummy and creative menu. It was a little salty for my taste, but I'm super sensitive to that.

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JayW
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing. Love the setting of patio and can’t wait to go again.

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vipKimberlyK
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great for date night! Staff are attentive food excellent

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thedaywetravel
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Romantic ambiance. Attentive service. Excellent food, expecially the cacio e pepe. Delicious Old Fashioned!

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vipJane
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and delicious food. Thank you to the servers and kitchen!

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CharisseL
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved our visit and look forward to returning. The menu for dineLA was very well priced for what you get. Portions were great.

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vipKarenaB
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

I am a huge fan of Akasha, and always finish my meals. I will say, some of their basics have become a little too basic.

For example, the avocado toast did not have any seasoning/herbs, it was just plain, not bad not great. Again, keep doing what your doing, especially with the options, but might need to add some more kick to the dishes.

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MEKIAB
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely a great experience! Food was delicious. Not one missing element. Google review coming up soon.

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You can order delivery directly from AKASHA using the Order Online button. AKASHA also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (310) 845-1700.

AKASHA is rated 4.6 stars by 3351 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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