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AKASHA

4.7
3331 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 3331 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.5
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4.5
ambience
4.4
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipRosaM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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

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JayW
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great for date night! Staff are attentive food excellent

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thedaywetravel
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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CharisseL
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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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vipMichael
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Akasha has created a decent outdoor atmosphere. The food is good but not exceptionsal. We have eaten her several times. This time the service was not exceptional and we were rushed. Quickly getting us to order, quickly bring food, and then pressing us to leave after less than an hour. Most folks having Sunday brunch expect to enjoy the meal for over an hour. I appreciate that they are busy--thank goodness--but we should be able to have an unrushed hour brunch!

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vipCelinaK
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Akasha is consistently a fabulous experience! The food was divine, and they have transitioned to outdoor dining gracefully.

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vipAkbar
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellence as always. Outdoor brunch for Valentines Day. We arrived around 10am Sunday - blueberry compote french toast, baked eggs, radish and clementine salad, cappuccino. We’ve been dining here via “take and bake” this pst year so great to at last come in person. Felt safe at festive outdoor tables with respectful friendly staff.

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TonyS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was excellent as always and the wait staff was awesome!

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Ozzie
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience. Will be back!

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MeganM
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Akasha - so glad to have our neighborhood gem back open for outdoor dining!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Our Food Was Delicious However, Our Order Was Wrong

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Felt I shouldn’t have had to ask for a better table then the one originally offered when I made reservations in advanced I feel that’s what separates someone who may just walk up and ask for an available table .

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the chicken wings, onions rings, beyond burger and seafood curry. All delicious! And great service.

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vipGot2Eat
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

It was lovely to return to Akasha. We sat outdoors. It felt safe.
The food and celebration of Diwali was wonderful.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice place to be with friends and family. I love the place, the outdoor patio, the food, the service and the selection of wine. AKASHA always have a new item in the menu or something special. Remarkable work!!!

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iceguy
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great and always has been. Keep up the good work.

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Bbobs1
Los Angeles
41 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Great old neighborhood spot. Service is slower now but I think they are running short during COVID so I'll reserve judgement on that. The back patio is really nice but they need to get their heat lamps working. I love the way they are always playing with the menu and changing it up. And great cocktails!

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TatiaM
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved our visit. Thank you

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CathyK
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was great and atmosphere in back with outside dining was lovely. Great food with vegan options.

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vipCheviotoutandabout
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

They have done a lovely job of social distancing and still feeling as if you're eating normally in an outdoor setting... The food was just excellent. I love Akasha everytime.

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TacoMaven
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I love their new alley patio - it doesn't feel like an alley. The service is always wonderful here and the food is delicious. They were out of the berry cake. Please make more on weekends! And my Shakshuka eggs were a little overdone but they are always happy to redo with a smile. Glad you are still going strong, Akasha. :)

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vipSheilaN
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Ordered drinks and the. Small
Plates. Small plates all came out and we waited for drinks. When my husband inquired what happened with our drinks we were told we would receive them as soon as the bartender made them.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food...and the server made us feel very welcome :-)

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JuliaC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service2ambience5

Not my first time here, it was nice to be in the back patio. Food was good, however, our service was having and off day and was rather curt. Too bad, because the atmosphere was really good.

AKASHA
Responded on October 22, 2020

Thanks for coming in. Your business and comments are greatly appreciated. So sorry to hear about the service issue. Service is always important but in these times, even more important. Please be sure to let us know next time you're in. Best, Alan & Akasha

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vipLarry
Los Angeles
50 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food is very good but not really great. The short ribs were very tender but they really needed a sauce or gravy to be a knockout. The Caccia Pepe pasta had a really aggressive hit of pepper, more than normal and the cheese was either not enough or lower quality than I am used to. The avocado beet salad was very good, squash soup was great, excellent chocolate gelato and even a tasty burger. Very nice Malbec wine and they make a good lemon drop martini.

AKASHA
Responded on October 22, 2020

Thank you for comments Larry. Always good to hear from our customers. We'll be sure to look into your comment on both the cacio e pepe and shortribs. Both are strong sellers so we can't afford to have the flavor profiles drift. Glad to hear you liked the burger, salad & soup and the Malbec happens to be one of my favorites too. See you on your next visit..... Alan & Akasha

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ReviM
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Lots of fresh vegetable options. One of my favourite restaurants in Culver City.

AKASHA
Responded on October 22, 2020

Thanks Revi. Be sure to check out the website to see what we're doing for Thanksgiving. There's something for everyone. Be sure to let us know when you're in next time.... Stay safe, Alan

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StraightTalk
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Akasha has adjusted well to the pandemic. They have created an outdoor patio area in the back of the restaurant that we enjoyed more than the indoor space, which we have found too noisy in the past. The food and service were good as usual.

AKASHA
Responded on October 22, 2020

Thank you for the kind words.....if you haven't already be sure to try out our "take & bake" dishes on our website available for pick up or delivery........pre-cooked to be reheated at home. Really good! Best, Alan

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HalfTonGorilla
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

They've done a nice job converting their back parking area into an outdoor experience.
Food remains good, comforting. Nothing special.
Cocktails are very good, but the bar service could be better...

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vipTeriK
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always delicious and very creative. Akasha is a real trend setter

AKASHA
Responded on October 22, 2020

Thanks Teri......your support is greatly appreciated. Alan & Akasha

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vipRobertH
Los Angeles
121 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service and fantastic happy hour deals

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food, always consistent. The best service and atmosphere. One of my all time favorite LA restaurants!!!

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vipCheviotoutandabout
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very pleasant atmo on the sidewalk setting... was like normal life

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vipSlsnp
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Quality of Rosh Hashanah dinner was not good. The pomegranates were not ripe , the matzo ball soup was cold and chicken entree too oily .

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TaylorG
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Loved the vibe and the menu selection. I ordered the turkey burger, and my only critique is that it wasn't seasoned enough. However, the service was lovely, and the ambience is also great. It's definitely a nice place for a lunch date or spontaneous meetup with some friends.

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vipBarbi
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

I don't know our server's name, but he was outstanding. He made excellent recommendations and ended our meal with a chocolate martini that he made which was delicious. FYI, if you're looking for the spinach pasta lasagna that used to be 2 doors down at the now defunct AR Cucina, you'll find it at Akasha. It's not made with the short rib. Instead, I believe it's ground beef, but it's just as delicious. So glad this restaurant is weathering the Covid Lockdown storm.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dine LA menu was exceptional. So happy they are open. We were pleasantly surprised that they offered a happy hour from 5:30-6:30pm! Can’t wait to go back. We loved the outdoor space. Very comfortable and it felt safe!

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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 4.7 stars by 3331 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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