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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.
Culver City, CA 90232
Contemporary American, Organic, Wine Bar
Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Monday-Friday: 8am-12:00pm
Lunch: Monday-Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm
Main Dining Room
Lunch: Monday-Friday: 11:30am-2:30pm
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30-9:30pm
Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm
Sunday - 5:00pm - 9pm
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday 10:30am - 2:30pm
$31 to $50
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Music Monday, Live Jazz 6pm-9pm
AKASHA dishes, desserts, cocktails and more work beautifully at the next event in your home, or ours. Whether an intimate sit down dinner for 20 guests, or a cocktail reception for 1,000, our experienced team will work to create the perfect menu, and coordinate staffing, rentals, entertainment and more with minimal effort.
There are several public lots within the area, one immediately behind the restaurant on Watseka.
It is one hour free and $2 an hour after, max $12. We are not able to provide validation.
Close to several bus lines on Culver Blvd & the Metro from Downtown.
Private Party Facilities:
AKASHA offers private dining in our Café Space and our covered & heated patio for sit down dinners up to 30 guests, and cocktail parties for up to 45 guests. Complete buyouts of the entire restaurant are available for sit down dinners (up to 80 guests) or cocktail/buffet parties (up to 300 guests).
Private Party Contact:
email@example.com: (310) 845-1700
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
"Wine Wednesday" 50% off our entire wine list every Wednesday! Happy Hour is Monday through Friday from 2:30pm -7pm at the bar offering 50% off our specialty cocktails, wine by the glass and beers. Wine Tastings with local vendors and wine-makers.
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AKASHA Ratings and Reviews
I think the experience at Akasha has declined in the last 3 years since I went there last . I ordered the avacado/beet salad with no seeds and it came with seeds on it. We ordered some sparkling water and was delivered to the table after our soup and salad. The waiter spilled a drink on a customer at the table next to us. On the good side, they had a roasted bell pepper soup that was tremendous. Good flavors all around.
Love the place but our server was rude and non caring unless you order alcohol.. I am sure it is tip related but sober people tip well too so lose the attotude PLEASE.. I took a friend for birthday brunch and he was not nice to us. I felt like I was bothering him with any requests.
I have eaten here before and I have always found it to have good food and to be a good value. This time we had the fried chicken and the seafood soup with curry broth. Both were excellent. The only disappointment was that we showed up early and wanted to have a happy hour drink. The bar was full so the hostess suggested we go to our table and have a drink there. We did that only to find out that the happy drinks were not available at the tables. Disappointing to say the least.
I have visited in 3 previous occasion and have always left satisfied. This time the service was rushed.
Soup arrived, seconds after appetizer and the main soon after that.
The timing was way off.........and I questioned the freshness of the the bread roll served with the Vegi burger, to make up for a disappointed meal they comp one of the desserts
Will not be rushing back anytime soon.
We were seated in the coffee shop part of the restaurant, so not very pleasant when you’re in an “upscale” restaurant. Had I not been with family who just flew in from Miami, I would have left. I’ve been going to Akasha since they opened, so I was very disappointed. If you’re in the main dining room, the ambiance is quite nice. Nobody in the coffee shop, paying Main restaurant prices, looked very happy. If they don’t guarantee main dining room, my suggestion is to go elsewhere
We used to love Akasha. We celebrated birthdays there, took out of town guests, and even had a couple of very nice thanksgiving meals there. The ambience, service and cocktails are still great. But we were very disappointed in the food this last visit. Our two favorite items have been removed from the menu (flatbread and shrimp dish), the starters and main dishes were bland and uninspired, and the dessert menu didn’t entice us. We don’t mind paying for a good meal, but the food didn’t merit the tab.
The male manning the reception desk was terrible. He let me stand there for at least five (5) minutes while he was on the phone; never catching my eye, never acknowledging me. As I had made a reservation, I wanted to be sure I checked in. Finally, I saw my dining companion was already seated, so I joined him.
Additionally, it took forever for our server to take my drink order.
Very unlike the previous experiences I've had at this restaurant.
Last night the restaurant was not up to the usual level of quality, starting with the drinks which were mixed with a ton of sugar. Maybe the recipes have been changed? Remakes came back oddly concocted.
I write because we enjoy going to Akasha and, generally enjoy our meals and cocktails, and hope they can be more consistently excellent. Restaurants are a tough business. So many become lax with success and coast.
I was disappointed with our evening. Perhaps it was just the outdoor seating that was noisy and with furniture seems beaten and bruised, but the food didn't make up for it and I wasn't that tempted by the menu in the first place. It wasn't bad; it just wasn't great or memorable. The experience seemed to add up to a place to grab a quick, decent bite before heading elsewhere as opposed to a dining experience. Management, listen up: It is rude to remove plates before plates before everyone at the table is finished. It suggests to others at the table that they are not eating fast enough and should hurry. For me, this was the final nail in the coffin of a possible return visit.
I like that the menu changes from time to time. It's a reliable place to eat, and very convenient when going to KDT or movies. Nevertheless, there need to be more (and more interesting) vegetarian options. Since she's no longer doing the great Indian place (boo hoo) why not add more Indian veg option on the menu?
(I checked "quiet" because we were outdoors.)
I have been to this restaurant many times before and always loved it. It was my recommendation for this brunch in fact.or some reason, it just missed on so many levels this time.
The waiter was really confused about the menu and seemed to have no understanding of either dairy-free or gluten-free, in spite of the menus offering these options and polite, but he was a really sweet and polite young man, so this was not really an issue.
My real complaint was that the food lacked absolutely all seasoning and could have greatly benefited from a little salt and pepper in the preparation. I ordered the brisket hash which sounded lovely, completely with the two eggs atop. The meat was tasteless, the sauce weak without any definition, the cubed potatoes just not cooked enough and the eggs unfortunately overcooked with no suggestion of runny oaks...pretty inexcusable. Clearly there is nobody with any knowledge in the kitchen as a sprinkling of salt, pepper and parsley would have made a huge difference in the flavor of the dish.
However, I will go back again as this was an aberration in my experience, but maybe not on Sundays if the chef has the day off.
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