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AKASHA

4.5
3405 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 3405 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Dinein
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Food was ok but not worth the $$.
Service was not attentive.

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ToniP
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The staff at Akasha were all very nice however the food was very disappointing. I ordered the brisket hash with poached eggs and the eggs were anything but. They came out hard boiled and I had to wait for the replacement eggs which were extremely small and just so so. I will not go back for brunch. There was a long wait for our drinks and then for our food which was not worth the price. Akasha may be better as a dinner restaurant.

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Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great outdoor dining! Lots of options and delicious food!

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vipPickyEater
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Fabulous food. From tuna appetizer to branzino fish, green salad with peaches, & not to be missed onion rings, everything was delicious. We felt safe & warm in outdoor seating. Somehow we found room for Meyer lemon cheese cake, oh yum.

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Harmala
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience3

We ordered the shrimp- overcooked.
Tandoori chicken wings- dry and flavorless.
Flatbread- not at all flat and seemed fried
Salad- the only item that tasted ok.

Service was pleasant but indifferent.

All in all. It was a completely unrepeatable experience.

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Gabby
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an excellent restaurant! A plethora of outdoor seating (and heat lamps for the cold-phobic in Los Angeles) and the absolute kindest waitstaff! The food was thoughtful and delicious, and there is truly something for everyone on this menu.

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OdettaW
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Love the food and the ambiance - even with an outside table! However, with an 830 reservation, we were told that “last call” for alcohol was in 10 minutes and the kitchen was closing at 930. We ordered and ate fast, which is not the best way to dine on a holiday weekend. Why take an 830 reservation just to rush people through their meal?

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We moved back to California recently and we live in Culver City. We have tried several of the restaurants on Culver Blvd. and Akasha is by far the best. Food was so good as was my cocktail. Service was spot on. We will return.

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GailG
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I liked that I was able to get a reservation on short notice for Saturday night. The food was very good. The service was great! The drinks were well-crafted and they were not weak.

We were only supposed to be there for 90 minutes but we were having a really good time. I appreciated the fact that they didn’t try to push us out.

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NolaLadyD
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sampled items from every course and were highly impressed by the freshness, quality and creativity of each dish. The menu is highly seasonal with lots of vegetarian/vegan options, along with comfort foods that you might be craving. Excellent ambiance, along with a great happy hour.

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vipRachel
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food, cocktails and also friendly service.

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RachelT
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite spot in downtown Culver. Great food, great vibes.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience2

Cold outside. Most tables had heaters. But not all. Service took much longer than usual and we were freezing

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Cagey
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food4service3ambience5

I don’t like being forced to write something when I was kind enough to take the time to fill-in the multiple Choice

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BriannaS
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience5

Waitress kept moving her mask to talk because it was loud. They were out of 2 out of 5 things we ordered. My $14 drink was very weak.

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MarloG
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, very fresh/healthy tasting with lots of fresh ingredients, trendy ambiance

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vipLinda
Los Angeles
58 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great waiter. Great personality. Food was excellent and very attractive

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
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
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Host could’ve been nicer.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience5

Poor service from our waiter.

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vipLinda
Los Angeles
59 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
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 on May 15, 2021
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 on May 14, 2021
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 on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and beautiful ambiance.

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BarPaulD
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
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 on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipToinette
Los Angeles
93 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
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 on May 12, 2021
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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vipElisabethL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Service had gaps. I got the wrong glass of wine, and the server forgot an appetizer.

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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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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place

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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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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 4.5 stars by 3405 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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