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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:
Mon–Fri 8:00 am–11:30 am
Sat, Sun 10:30 am–2:30 pm
Mon–Fri 11:30 am–3:00 pm
Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:30 pm
Mon–Thu 5:30 pm–9:30 pm
Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–10:30 pm
Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
$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:
firstname.lastname@example.org: (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 have visited this spot on several different occasions and have always been pleased. Unfortunately this last visit was less than great. Our server was absent most of the time we were dining, my guest was served cold food and when she brought it to his attention he gave no suggestions on how to remedy the problem. We involved a member of the management team and she was very eager to make sure the rest of our visit was pleasant. I will go back again, but I do know who to request as our server next time, Divine!
We have been going here since the restaurant keeps getting better all the time. Service is excellent since some of the staff have been there since opening and it always a pleasure to have some of them greet us personally. Kudos to Akasha and her husband Alex for running a truly superb restaurant in the hear of LA.
I’ve enjoyed every meal I’ve ever had here. Always delicious, staff great, and service is tops. If I could change anything it would be the slippery leather chairs that look good but are not designed for a human spine or butt. Sitting back sends you further into the hole and sitting up can only really be done by perching on the edge=not comfortable. Even with that
gripe It’s a favorite place for me.
Loved that Akasha is serving drinks with metal straws!! Someone is making earth friendly decisions. I also appreciated their efforts to create interesting cocktails including 2 for designated drivers.
Service was a bit rushed. I wondered whether our waiter had a hot date.
The food was generally very good although I found the mung bean main course to be quite bland.
We were a party of four celebrating a birthday. The public parking lot behind the restaurant was a nice surprise and made meeting our friends easy. We were seated on time by Akashi's front desk staff on a busy Saturday night, had a friendly and professional waiter and simply enjoyed ourselves for two hours. We loved that they had a Foxen Chardonnay. The gin and tonic with lime that I ordered was not delicious, but the others ordered Manhattans and were very pleased. The food was very good, prices were not unreasonable and we gave our waiter a 22% tip. Ps. I had been to this restaurant some years ago and didn't like the food, prices, service or noise level, so didn't return, until I saw the review reported a new menu and improved acoustics. Some reviews complained about rude staff, but this was not true for us.
Our friend was visiting from Northern Cal and had been to Akasha once before. He enjoyed the food so much and the ambiance, that we went there again when he came back to Culver City.
The food was delicious and the service was excellent. Two of us had the King Salmon....it was cooked to perfection and so good. The kale was just ok; a little tough. We sat outside on the side - not the front - and the ambiance there isn't great but there were 5 of us and it was easy to have a conversation, which is very important to me.
I always love your restaurant. Food and drinks were exceptional.
Service suffered a bit as it was so crowded and it is possible server was inexperienced and served us the 2nd course while we were still eating the first. I asked her to take the plates away as we weren’t ready for them. She seemed shocked I had asked that. Then she took away 3 but left the 4th. My date didn’t want to make waves so started to eat his but that meant that we couldn’t share as we had planned. The very nice manager came over and I relayed what happened and he said he would replace my date’s meal as he agreed to do with the others. Then he admitted he had just run out of shrimp curry so did we want something else. It felt like a comedy of errors and did mar our evening. But it was the last day of Dine L.A. and I think everyone was exhausted
We did have a good table so thank you and all the food was great.
I have been going to AKASHA for several years now. It is a wonderful environment. great food, and really pleasant experience. Anytime someone wants me to meet them for dining when they are staying at LAX or on a layover, I demand we go to Akasha. It is 1/2 between West Hollywood/Westside and LAX...easy, breezy and worth every moment!
Enjoyed a birthday dinner here before goIng to a concert at the Fourm .. we are on a time crucnch ave server delivered delicious 😋 food with time for dessert so we made the concert on time! I had the curry seafood bowl highly recommend along with the gluten free onion rings !
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Mostly just ok experience. Chicken in red quinoa dish was dry and over cooked, waiter was mostly attentive until he forgot my latte and dropped the check. The couple next to us was so loud that we couldn’t carry a conversation without inadvertently over hearing theirs. We’ll try a new place next time.
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