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AKASHA

4.6
3388 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 3388 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.5
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4.5
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4.4
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food1service1ambience3

I know we are just getting back to “normal” but... from what used to be to now there’s a long way to go. The food was quite disappointing. Cost is high and service quite subpar. Will not be returning any time soon and it used to be in my top five.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience5

Poor service from our waiter.

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vipLinda
Los Angeles
57 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Fabulous spinach lasagna with short rib ragu... really light and great... all the staff was very friendly , but one does feel for restaurants now ... that finding enough staff is a challenge.

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JonS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This neighborhood institution thankfully survived the pandemic and continues to deliver. You can't go wrong with any of the stuff on the menu, literally morning, noon or night. Airy and open ambiance both inside and out. Greatly miss the bar, which will hopefully be back in full swing soon. Highly recommend.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience3

I arrived on time with my group. Restaurant was busy on this Friday evening. Hostess was gruff and far from accommodating when we made a request for indoor seating—my wife is pregnant and I try to make her comfortable (like keeping her warm when outside temperatures cool down). We waited an extra 30min with no time updates and hostess conspicuously avoided speaking to us. Food was good but wouldn’t come back for service like what I received.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and beautiful ambiance.

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BarPaulD
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There was care in everything, in the salmon and burger, the fries and cheese cake, the water and wine, the inner walls and seats. Had a nice sense of an oasis off the street.

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GerhardM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quality place with well curated food selections, quality ingredients and nice ambience. Will definitely come back!

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vipToinette
Los Angeles
90 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After a year of not dining in restaurants it was a true pleasure to meet friends at Akasha for lunch. The food was excellent and well priced. The service was friendly and professional.

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LFudgeCake
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Inside is so beautiful. With the separated tables and high ceilings, it was comfortable and covid-safe. Our server was warm and charming - and I'm no picnic! All our food was beautifully prepared, fresh and tasty - pea risotto, salmon, artichoke, humus, lasagna, kale Caesar, and yummy desserts - lemon cheesecake, bread pudding and the vegan/gluten free cake. We scoffed, then scarfed it down. Will return!

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Hello
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

We chose this as a new place to try for Mother’s Day...it’s in a nice part of town and the prices were reasonable...but it would turn out to be very disappointing...I ordered the chicken and waffles but both tasted like they were something from the frozen aisle in the grocery store...chewy overcooked tiny chicken pieces and hard, burnt little square toaster waffles...I thought it was a joke!...I still can’t believe they served that...and although we had a reservation they told us we had to sit inside when there were available tables outside...they eventually agreed to let us sit outside but then we had to wait a while before we were serviced...not sure if the food and service was like this just for us?...or if this is how it always is?...very disappointing!! 👎🏽

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CarolynA
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A friend proposed we take each other to Mothers Day brunch together, so I chose Akasha because I've never had a bad experience, whether getting to go dinners or frozen chicken pot pies during the lockdown, eating inside in the Before Time, or meeting someone for coffee. We were ushered to the fabulous new back patio, served by the wonderful Melissa, and enjoyed mimosa and prosciutto eggs Benedict. Great ambiance, so glad you're in my neighborhood !!

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Crosem
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible and inventive cocktails and brunch food! Great prices (for LA) and great service. The coffee was fantastic which you don’t always get at a restaurant. I am definitely coming back!

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vipDeniseC
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have eaten at Akasha many time. This is a great restaurant in my neighborhood. I have been eating outside for several months now. Last visit I sat inside for the first time in a year. The tables where far apart, good feeling. The space is very attractive. Food consistently well prepared. Something for everyone, I'm vegetarian in a family of meat eaters.

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davisb
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good service. Good vibes outside even with the restrictions.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Great food!
Good cocktails
Fun place! Definitely will be back!

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vipNini
Los Angeles
58 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Dinner was good but we went for Happy Hour expecting to be able to order food and there wasn’t any, only drinks.

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Kristy
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were quite good. Overall, a very enjoyable evening there with our friends.

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vipKathleenwilc
Los Angeles
39 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Mediocre food. They don’t seem to be paying much attention

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was nice.

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vipCorettaP
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Akasha was my Wine Down Wednesday go-to. Glad they were able to sustain.

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vipBill
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic. The freshest lettuce I have ever seen on a side salad and they only charge $5.00 for it. Great turkey burger and sweet potato fries. My guests had the Caesar kale salad, looked real good and the other had onion rings with her turkey burger and they looked good too.

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LizM
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was attentive without being too much. So great to do outdoor dining with a friend.
Food is always great, and happy hour wine was delicious!
Always a good experience at Akasha.

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CathyR
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Everything was just okay. Nothing special.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
43 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience3

The timing of service , not the server, was horrific. It was ridiculously slow. That said, our server was very sweet and the chefs took a percentage off the bill in apology ( we did not say a word, we did not need to)

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant in La. period.

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FeliciaC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was very attentive and our food was delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience2

Way too dark, below average food, great service though. Menu needs to be re-done.

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Everyone was properly distanced, the service was great, and the food was so good!

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local
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience5

Used to love Akasha, but the service and the food was very disappointing at this last visit. I’m hoping they get back on track.

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Helena
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I did outdoor seating and it was very nice. Service and food is 10/10! They have delicious cocktails for Happy Hour, which I highly recommend checking out for!

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ChristinaM
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was looking for a special place to visit in Easter. Akasha was on a bunch of sites for best brunches in Los Angeles. I was fortunate to get a reservation at the last minute too. Everything about this place I loved. Location was great, the food was so delicious, the price was reasonable, service was great and the overall ambience was everything. We are definitely going to return in the future. Such a cute place. And the food was so good too!

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PeterC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food for brunch and credit to these folks for a great expresso.

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LoLo
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Patio is inviting and well shaded. Food is tasty and portions enough to satiate but not overeat. Staff is personable and inviting!

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vipemileL
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat outside in the patio. Waitress was attentive but not overbearing. The Pea Risotto was a standout. Fresh and delicious. Turkey meatloaf were tender and served with a delicious toasted bread. Great selection of drinks and the glasses of wine were all reasonably priced. We had both drinks and wine and everything was just really good. Would recommend in a heartbeat.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I woke up still thinking about the Spanish Octopus!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
28 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for the Passover dinner. Everything was delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Need vegan pancakes or waffles !!

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TommyC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great service, sunny day without enough shade. But that’s my only complaint.

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vipBrendaL
Los Angeles
45 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My "go to" place. Always great food and good service.

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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 4.6 stars by 3388 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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