AKASHA

4.5
3439 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 3439 people are saying
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tablesetgo
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

GREAT! Very happy with everything we ordered - Fried Chicken & Waffles, sides of bacon (that's right, 2 sides for 2 people), Avocado Toast Salad. Terrific easy spot for brunch.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, as always

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vipJohnE
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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Molly
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Our server was fantastic and we generally had a good experience, but the food we received was not really as described and way overpriced (we got 6 broccoli florets that tasted like they were straight out of a frozen bag + 4 slices of red bell pepper as the "broccolini and blistered peppers" for TWELVE DOLLARS; we specifically asked if the beet/avocado salad was on greens, were told no, then it came on greens; pasta dishes were fine but nothing special, tofu curry dish was fine but bland). Probably would not dine here again unless it was happy hour or just drinks.

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vipcookie
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good ambiance, good food, good service…

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viplocaldiner
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Easy, great casual little spot for lunch. Variety of foods from delicious onion rings to forbidden rice bowls with veggies.

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tracydavis
Central Coast
16 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is consistently delicious here. The service was excellent last night.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved our waitress. Food was excellent, as always.

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RMA1
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely brunch with a friend outside. Nice service, delicious food and drink, and peaceful atmosphere.

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TriciaS
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and generous appetizers made our meal..with leftovers!

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RabbiMarkB
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the most consistently great experience restaurants in town- food, people , service etc always wonderful

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vipBHdiner
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good for a casual family meal

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AmyC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food is amazing, a little slow to get drinks but that was forgivable in an otherwise lovely leisurely enjoyable safe outdoor dining experience

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J5112
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious, great service and wonderful gluten free options. Lots of outside seating

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vipKCN1955
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent avocado toast, maybe the best I've ever had! Great brunch menu, great service. Highly recommend!

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lalola
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Lovely outdoor eating experience

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vipparatric
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great food. Outstanding craft cocktail. Service was excellent

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KristineC
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wine Wednesday is an amazing deal. Great patio and service.

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Wineanddine
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch. Food was excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always Akasha was wonderful. Food was delicious and service was outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Have come here many times. Turkey burger is always delicious. Mushrooms risotto is Lao very good. The curry was bland. Macaroni and cheese and burrata was phenomenal.

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LilaC
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Staff is friendly. Food was good. Plenty of outdoor seating.

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MartinR
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been going to Akasha for a number of years. The food and service have always been outstanding. Pre pandemic, the only problem we had was the noise level inside the restaurant. That problem doesn’t exist for s now that we eat outside.

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Mark
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific consistent restaurant, creative but satisfying menu.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
15 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience3

Overpriced and very mediocre. Lovely waitstaff.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great restaurant. Food was delish, service was well-paced and wait staff was so kind.

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HectorG
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice place for dinner with friends.

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vipjudy3430
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The service was very slow. Slow to place the order and slow to get the food.

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vipHellboy
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food we’re great!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our party of four enjoyed our reunion at Akasha. The staff was attentive serving delicious cocktails and food. Our server constantly checked on us. The outdoor dining setting made us comfortable in this Covid-19 pandemic.

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vipMyReviews
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

It used to be one of the best restaurants in Culver City. Now, the food is worse than mediocre and the service is inattentive. Akasha, you need to correct these issues or might as well shut down your restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall1food5service1ambience5

Excellent food. Poor service

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vippiccalove
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Special hosted dinner with sicilian and sardinian menu

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vipPeter8here
Los Angeles
76 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An outstanding and delicious food event showcasing the brilliant cuisine and small harvest wines of Sicily and Sardina.
Everything was exquisite start to finish.

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PVSPVS
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

My our meals were fine. Surprised there was no bread offered, no fresh pepper or grated parmeasan for my chicken parmesan.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience1

This is the first time I've been to Akasha since the Pandemic. It was a bit of a mess. Although I made a reservation for outdoor, I was told I couldn't sit in some available seats in the shade (lunch time) because they were reserved "patio." No one showed up during our meals to sit there. We sat in the hightop table, and the smells coming from the sewer and/or car exhausts was noticeable and unpleasant. I ordered the chopped salad, and it was not edible. It had hot peppers or something chopped jalapeno peppers I was not expecting. I was told that it was the salami that was spicy, but I could plainly see the chopped chiles in the dish. In all events, I sent it back and it was graciously removed from our bill. The waiter was new, but did do well in being very apologetic and attentive. The dessert options were minimal at best. This place has a long way to go to get back to its 5 star rating in my opinion. Good luck to you guys! I know you can do it.

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JennL
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and loved the bottomless mimosas for brunch! Kale Ceasar Salad and Proscuitto Benedict is amazing. Divine, our waiter, made the experience absolutely wonderful! Will definitely be back here.

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vipSouthslope
New York Area
106 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very excellent brunch, lovely waitress.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had late dinner with family visiting. Everyone had a great time!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Very disappointing experience at a place I really enjoy. Our server clearly was new but had a chip on his shoulder. I asked for gluten free bread with the burrata dish I ordered and got a gluten free hamburger bun instead. There were 5 cherry tomatoes on the burrata which apparently constituted heirloom tomatoes with burrata. Not worth the cost at all!! Really disappointing!!

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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 4.5 stars by 3439 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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