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AKASHA

4.6
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3305 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.4
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4.5
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4.2
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipSheilaN
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Ordered drinks and the. Small
Plates. Small plates all came out and we waited for drinks. When my husband inquired what happened with our drinks we were told we would receive them as soon as the bartender made them.

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JuliaC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service2ambience5

Not my first time here, it was nice to be in the back patio. Food was good, however, our service was having and off day and was rather curt. Too bad, because the atmosphere was really good.

AKASHA
Responded 3 days ago

Thanks for coming in. Your business and comments are greatly appreciated. So sorry to hear about the service issue. Service is always important but in these times, even more important. Please be sure to let us know next time you're in. Best, Alan & Akasha

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vipLarry
Los Angeles
47 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food is very good but not really great. The short ribs were very tender but they really needed a sauce or gravy to be a knockout. The Caccia Pepe pasta had a really aggressive hit of pepper, more than normal and the cheese was either not enough or lower quality than I am used to. The avocado beet salad was very good, squash soup was great, excellent chocolate gelato and even a tasty burger. Very nice Malbec wine and they make a good lemon drop martini.

AKASHA
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for comments Larry. Always good to hear from our customers. We'll be sure to look into your comment on both the cacio e pepe and shortribs. Both are strong sellers so we can't afford to have the flavor profiles drift. Glad to hear you liked the burger, salad & soup and the Malbec happens to be one of my favorites too. See you on your next visit..... Alan & Akasha

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ReviM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Lots of fresh vegetable options. One of my favourite restaurants in Culver City.

AKASHA
Responded 3 days ago

Thanks Revi. Be sure to check out the website to see what we're doing for Thanksgiving. There's something for everyone. Be sure to let us know when you're in next time.... Stay safe, Alan

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StraightTalk
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Akasha has adjusted well to the pandemic. They have created an outdoor patio area in the back of the restaurant that we enjoyed more than the indoor space, which we have found too noisy in the past. The food and service were good as usual.

AKASHA
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for the kind words.....if you haven't already be sure to try out our "take & bake" dishes on our website available for pick up or delivery........pre-cooked to be reheated at home. Really good! Best, Alan

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HalfTonGorilla
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

They've done a nice job converting their back parking area into an outdoor experience.
Food remains good, comforting. Nothing special.
Cocktails are very good, but the bar service could be better...

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vipTeriK
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always delicious and very creative. Akasha is a real trend setter

AKASHA
Responded 3 days ago

Thanks Teri......your support is greatly appreciated. Alan & Akasha

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vipRobertH
Los Angeles
112 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service and fantastic happy hour deals

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food, always consistent. The best service and atmosphere. One of my all time favorite LA restaurants!!!

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vipCheviotoutandabout
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very pleasant atmo on the sidewalk setting... was like normal life

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vipSherryS
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Quality of Rosh Hashanah dinner was not good. The pomegranates were not ripe , the matzo ball soup was cold and chicken entree too oily .

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TaylorG
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Loved the vibe and the menu selection. I ordered the turkey burger, and my only critique is that it wasn't seasoned enough. However, the service was lovely, and the ambience is also great. It's definitely a nice place for a lunch date or spontaneous meetup with some friends.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dine LA menu was exceptional. So happy they are open. We were pleasantly surprised that they offered a happy hour from 5:30-6:30pm! Can’t wait to go back. We loved the outdoor space. Very comfortable and it felt safe!

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vipBarbi
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

I don't know our server's name, but he was outstanding. He made excellent recommendations and ended our meal with a chocolate martini that he made which was delicious. FYI, if you're looking for the spinach pasta lasagna that used to be 2 doors down at the now defunct AR Cucina, you'll find it at Akasha. It's not made with the short rib. Instead, I believe it's ground beef, but it's just as delicious. So glad this restaurant is weathering the Covid Lockdown storm.

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vipBrendaL
Los Angeles
35 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Always good food and service at this neighborhood gem. It is absolutely my favorite local restaurant and my "go to" when I want locally sourced food and cocktails.

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Flicker
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Never disappoints. Excellent food. Thank you.
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peaceandlove16
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience3

Our server, Sunny sounded like he was going to be great at taking care of us. However, our food was delayed a lot and he never checked to see how we were doing. That was disappointing. I like the restaurant, though.

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viphalehs
Los Angeles
37 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is great. The outside setup is really nice. Best burger
Will definetely be back

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vipBrianM
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Very pleasant meal, healthy foods with a creative flair. Very helpful and accommodating staff.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently delicious.

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Avery
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent! Delicious creative dishes, friendly staff, and a great atmosphere.

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JyotiA
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and accommodations were nice, our waiter was very hospitable

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vipCaliDoc
Los Angeles
97 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food and possibly one of the top 5 hamburgers in all of Los Angeles. Great cocktails and always very farm fresh focused

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Canfield1970
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Akasha is navigating the COVID challenges very well. Service was still excellent. Their food is always yummy.

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R2018
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We enjoyed our time there and our waitress was awesome!!! We celebrated a friend’s birthday and the bottomless mimosas were just the right top off to a great brunch.

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CraigM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Patio seating, great service, and tasty dishes definitely make it a solid weekend lunch option.

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RustyF
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific as always! Am a loyal customer. Akasha rateshigh in my book!

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TatiaM
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wondeful time

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LadyD
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are visiting from Atlanta GA. This is our favorite restaurant In the LA area. Food is always delicious, staff is super friendly and efficient, and cocktails were superb.

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CathyT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and it was great atmosphere considering the precautions that had to be taken for COVID-19.

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vipGayleS
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience1

Akasha used to be my "go to" restaurant for a nice dinner. With outdoor dining being required, the only table I could get was in a patio created behind the restaurant in the alley. There was music playing, I think from a Sirius type radio station and it made talking and being heard almost impossible (esp considering we were wearing masks).
Every item we needed or requested was returned to our table after long delays. I ordered a drink before my dinner mate did; the server didn't wait for her to decide. And I had inquired about ingredients in a couple of dishes. Then someone else delivers it (not my server). Then the server came back with answers for me and ready to take our orders. I think this whole process took an hour.
The food was good, but not up to previous standards, esp in presentation.
It's unfortunate but I don't think I will be returning to dine in person. I may order for pick up a salad or mac and cheese, but the treat of going out isn't one at Akasha for me any longer.

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vippollyw
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Always delicious and fresh. I am never disappointed when I eat at Akasha.

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vipMarc
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Still great! Highly recommend the tomato and burrata salad with toast. And the cacio e pepe is outstanding.

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vipBernMish
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Akasha has reinvented itself with a new menu and it was always wonderful before!!
The new back patio is a comfortable space to eat there, although we prefer the buzz of the front terrace.
The food is a consistent high quality and always feels healthy.
In these dark times it stands out as an “upper” and good value to boot!

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vipDeniseC
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Akasha has built a nice outdoor patio behind the restaurant. It is the first time I have gone out to eat in months. I felt safe. The food is excellent as always. Seasonal peaches were a hit. Beautiful dinner rolls with homemade peach jam were so yummy!

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NicoleT
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food was good, service great. Patio dining was really nice.

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vipFranB
Los Angeles
58 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love eating at Akasha. We had their Summer Pimms Cup and they were delicious! We enjoyed the fritters to start, the salmon and the chicken. Everything was fresh, properly prepared and fabulous. They’ve really got it down with the care that is taken for all the requirements for dining right now.

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YolandaC
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

WE HAD A GREAT TIME. FOOD WAS DELICIOUS AND WAITRESS WAS SUPER NICE!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time at AKASHA at their outdoor new patio dining area! Great atmosphere and food...and most importantly all the employees are very well equipped for Covid protection. Felt very safe dining here!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I needed a meal out and overall I had once food delivered to me downtown at home and later picked it up and recently went to dinner outdoors. They were this time as they have always been FANTASTIC! Best bear salad ever, best salmon I’ve had in a long time, best desserts, best drinks, the waiter, who was the bartender was making me drinks knowing my tastes and need for low sugar. It was great. I’ve been going off and on (more off, as it’s out of the way) but during this covid I’d pick up amazing food and even veggies. I just love Akasha, and her husband is also super kind. I’ve not really spoken with her but man, thank you! I felt safe as social distancing was perfect, everything clean and the staff in masks making sure everyone is great! Yay

FAQs

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 3305 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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