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For 2
Thu, 1/18
10:30 PM
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Booked 60 times today


2726 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Contemporary American, Organic, Wine Bar
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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
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Phone number
(310) 845-1700
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Akasha Richmond
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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).
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Private party contact (310) 845-1700
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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.
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Cross street
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Parking details
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.
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Public transit
Close to several bus lines on Culver Blvd & the Metro from Downtown.
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Music Monday, Live Jazz 6pm-9pm
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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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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
What 2726 People Are Saying
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Ilikefood (Los Angeles)
Dined 6 days ago

I really enjoyed the cocktails we had. They had great flavor and complexity. The food was really good - comfort food with extra taste. I had the fried chicken sliders and we shared onion rings and the Indian street food appetizer. I would recommend this restaurant for a nice/casual dinner with friends.

EmmyGuy (Los Angeles)
Dined on January 11, 2018

I have dined at AKASHA many times, mostly for business lunches. The service at the front desk and from servers is always superb. The food is delicious and high quality with enough vegetarian options to please everyone. The wine list is always interesting if somewhat overpriced. The restaurant can be loud at lunchtime but still is comfortable and workable. On my most recent business lunch visit, the Host and Hostess seated us outside which worked out perfectly.

vipRobin (Los Angeles)
Dined on January 10, 2018

We had a wonderful lunch.. fresh soup was great.. celery/ cauliflower.. the burgers were also delish... great lunch

vipJudgeJoe (Los Angeles)
Dined on January 6, 2018

Beautiful room, attentive, friendly and helpful service; good food! Perfect for before the theater.

Robbie (Washington DC)
Dined on January 6, 2018

Went to Akasha before going to the Kirk Douglas theater. Very convenient, parking was easy. Food was god, servers were very capable, and service was timely. Probably won't go here often since we live in the San Gabriel Valley, but Akasha was a good choice for this particular evening.

OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
Dined on January 5, 2018

My summary from a family lunch on a Friday: overpriced and poor value meal, good but not unique menu, sloppy and unconcerned service, industrial noisy atmosphere.

The majority of patrons at Friday lunch hour were Culver City film studio hipsters likely paying with corporate credit cards, unconcerned about lackluster service and bizarre prices ($5.25 Intelligentsia "pour-over" coffee, $4.50 generic quality green tea served in a bag and suspended in a cheap metal Chinese restaurant teapot with a chopstick, $3 upcharge for fries rather instead of cole slaw with sandwiches). The food runner came to deliver the drink setting with a sour face and--after we directed him to the proper person--left the tray on the opposite side of the table and walked away, unconcerned. Later, when we showed surprise that the fried chicken came as a sandwich and not as a platter, the waiter became defensive and rushed to grab a menu as evidence of our error, rather than poor menu formatting.

I may be a bit cynical, but I highly doubt Akasha would survive in a "regular" neighborhood not supported by studio money and customers as uncreative, indifferent, and self-absorbed as the restaurant staff. For normal people, the nearby Grand Casino offers a lovely, authentic, genuine, and affordable day-time dining experience, but with no pretentious pseudo-ethnic vegan menu and outlandish cocktail list. By the way, the coffee there is just as good, much cheaper, and the refills are free.

Tara (Los Angeles)
Dined on January 5, 2018

Akasha was a waste of money. I ordered the salmon which was recommended to me by a friend. It was thin and was about an inch and half of salmon. Thirty dollars ($30) would puchase 6 good portions of salmon at the fish market at Ralphs. I couldn't find the kale or pine nuts in this dish. I did find the squash -- two little slivers under the fish -- but the fish didn't even cover the two tiny portions of squash -- it was peeking out!! I started with the beet and avacado salad. This is great combination, but again -- way too small for $13 -- mostly luttuce and small bites of beets and limited avacado. It's a good thing my refrig was stocked. When I got home I had to have a real dinner. My friend from New York commented her dinner was also BAD. She had the chicken!! There are better places and greater value at other restaurants in Culver City.

OpenTable Diner 
Dined on December 31, 2017

As always, the food service and ambiance was top notch.

Akasha is always my go-to place when friends want to meet.

OpenTable Diner 
Dined on December 31, 2017

My husband and I were looking for something nice, relaxing, cozy for our anniversary and Akasha was perfect. Lovely, comfortable, delicious food, good service, interesting cocktails and a nice wine list. We had a wonderful time and will be back soon!

OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
Dined on December 30, 2017

We had Saturday brunch outside on the patio before seeing a show at the Kirk Douglas Theater. The ambiance was perfect on the beautiful Cali day. Avocado toast and potato latkes were yummy.