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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
The food was very good. However, the service was very erratic. The server gave my husband his salad but not me. After fifteen minutes, the waiter told me that my salad was being "plated". After another 15 minutes, my salad finally arrived. All this took at least 30 minutes. Meanwhile, myself husband didn't want to eat before I did, so he just sat there with his salad in front of him. After we ordered dessert, it took another 30 minutes for us to receive our order. All in all, a simple 3-course meal took 2 hours.
However, the food was well prepared. The burrata salad was delicious. The Kale Caesar could have used more than 2 small croutons--especially since I had to wait 30 minutes for it. The Bali seafood curry was unusual and delicious. I do not know why my husband's order was prepared before mine, or why it took so long. It may not have been the waiter's fault.
This is the 5th time we've dined here, and there will be a 6th. The food was delicious, and accessible. The drinks are always phenomenal -- trying the cucumber, pineapple, ginger spritzer was a true treat. Our waiter, David -- always a pleasure (we have had him 3/5 dinners), and it's like having dinner with a friend.
Thank you for making this birthday a memorable one.
We picked Akasha without knowing how it would be as a central location to get together with friends. For our party of four adults and three children, it was perfect in terms of both ambiance and cuisine. Our waiter was excellent and informative and helped us to select the dishes that we would each enjoy. My younger son, in particular, appreciated the chicken sliders and french fries, which are made with Yukon Golds. I opted for the delicious beet & avocado salad and the albacore tartar but was tempted by the king salmon which our friends chose. All in all, it was a great dining experience.
Went there for Thanksgiving with our family. My daughter had been there and thought it would be a great choice. Couldn't be more wrong. We waited an hour after our reservation time to be seated. "I'm sorry" was all we received. Not a drink or wine (there were 5 of us). There were only 2 choices for Thanksgiving dinner (turkey or Fish) and both arrived lukewarm--after an excessive delay. The side dishes were hot and quite good. The vaunted pie bar was fine, but no better than a decent diner. It was wonderful to be with family and at least Akasha didn't spoil that.
The value wasn't there for the Thanksgiving Dinner. It was $160 for a 2 course meal and sides, without the service fee included. It seemed like the restaurant overbooked for this dinner as well, and thus the service wasn't too great although the staff was doing their best.
The food lacked quality and depth. I think the creativity that went into the food was a mess, and none of the flavors meshed -- especially the broccoli gratin. The brussel sprout was the best part of the meal, but it's a pretty hard dish to mess up.
I love Akasha so keep that in mind when reading my review for Thanksgiving. The soup and salad were amazing. Everything tasted great. There were just so way too much stuffing and potatoes on my plate. It was almost unappetizing. It is really hard to present a Thanksgiving plate attractively, but I think it would be good to cut back on the starch, or do all the sides separately and just have the turkey on the dinner plate (or whatever entree the person selected). Desserts were delicious.
Ate here with my family for Thanksgiving and had an incredibly pleasant, relaxing time, sitting out on the patio. The wait staff was terrific— Very patient and friendly. The meal exceeded my expectations, especially for a restaurant that had to serve so many diners.
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.
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