AKASHA

4.5
3440 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 3440 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.4
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4.2
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Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Service was great and attentive, but doesn’t seem like the kitchen can poach eggs properly.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, Service and Ambiance was amazing. Nothing more to be said.

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ShariS
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing last night! We had the nectarine salad with Humboldt Fog goat cheese and it was a sensation for the mouth!! Delicious!! I'm now craving it, along with the 2 curry dishes that my friends had! Brad, our server, couldn't have been more accommodating and kind.

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22Reg
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Not sure what happened to the burger as it was dry- very surprising as it was so amazing before. The staff is very kind and accommodating though

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vipMissD
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience5

This is my go to neighborhood restaurant
I love it

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LaurenceW
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

I've been wanting to try this Culver City standby for a long time. It has remained steadfast as downtown Culver City has grown and survived the Pandemic. The interior ambience is lovely, with a touch of drama, high ceilings, large bar and an open feel. They have an attractive patio, where the four of us dined. We feasted on a delicious arugula salad with grilled peaches and goat cheese, and a creamy, buttery burrata with crostini and more luscious summer peaches. Two of us had the short rib lasagna special, which was outstanding. One friend had a yummy turkey burger, and my hubby had the 'burger,' which looked good but he said there was 'too much going on.' The french fries and sweet potato fries all good. The service was spotty and our server made only a few appearances. This can probably be attributed to the current labor shortage. Overall, the food and the experience were good and as expected. Nothing innovative here, but solid presentation and good flavors. Cocktails are good, well priced and, for now, they offer Happy Hour every day, 5:30-7:00pm.

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vipharlsmits
Los Angeles
48 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here, we came for a birthday brunch. Staff were very nice. Food was very tasty, perfect portion size. I definitely want to try their happy hour.

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Victor
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding ambiance. We felt that we were in Paris.
Delicious and creative food cooked by Cheff Aakasha herself.
World class service by the manager Ryan Deist (Google translated it to King God). He will charge your cell phone but be ready for his good humor comments if you only have 1% left!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The cocktails were not good. The fruit (whether lime/cherry) overpowered the drinks and way too bitter/tart. I tasted three different wines and all tasted stale/vinegary.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience2

Smelled like a sewer outside, the burger was not good, and the service was pretty slow - they forgot my drink twice. Overall not a great experience

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vipArchanaD
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration

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Marlita
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

The server wasn't great, but I think when you are able to get decent staffing levels sometime in the next several months, service will be stellar. We love you and support the restaurant, so we just go with the flow....

Noise was due to the cars passing by, we were in the street/sidewalk outer area.

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Rahredondo
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good place to celebrate an occasion. We were there at 5:30 pm on a Sunday. Excellent food included Branzino, Curry seafood and spaghetti (but no meatballs or sausage with it). Drinks were expensive around $16 for a small pour. Parking is convienient right next door. Service was good and friendly , but slowed as the crowds started to come in. Maybe inside tables with white table clothes would have generated another star. We would go back.

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vipfoodie2018
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience2

The service last night was awful. It was so bad I don't know if I will ever go back. They forgot to bring the entrees for my husband and my friend. They eventually arrived 30-40 minutes after the other two entrees were served. We had to ask for water and place settings. It was pretty much a disaster.

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vipSandyG
Denver
75 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Great vibe, happy, mellow, heaters on patio. That said, seated on time Sat 6:30, had to flag waiter at 6:50 for drinks. Had to wave over to take order@7:20. Had to wave at 7:45 to find our food which had been sitting out and arrived lukewarm. Food was high quality but hard fought. We enjoyed our conversation and evening was pleasant but was 9 when finally signed our check. Staff shortage???

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful restaurant. I highly recommend it.

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Zeneater
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience2

The I ndoor dining was empty and they had no tables set so it felt like you weren’t supposed to be there. Terrible ambiance, Ofw waiter a d good food but depressing

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jkcinfo
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food, the wine and cocktail list is extensive, the service was good, the ambience exciting, with many people both indoors and outside.

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vipSSB29
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Akasha never fails me whenever I go. The food is always great and the service is always fantastic. I went for lunch with a friend and because of COVID, we wanted to have a table outside, which we were easily able to get even though the restaurant also was open for indoor dining. My friend and I shared the short rib taquitos, which were fantastic, my friend got the fried chicken sandwich, and I got the turkey burger. We finished off our meal with two cookies for dessert: the snickerdoodle and the tahini chocolate chip cookie. Both were phenomenal.

I'll always recommend Akasha to anyone who wants a great meal.

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vipFarrahA
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The food wasn’t good and everything we wanted was not available

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vipSouthslope
New York Area
101 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Menu is not large but what they do they do well. Decent drinks, pizza, burgers.

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vipSerena
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Bad service and the food was just okay for the price. Waited about 20 minutes just for coffee and another 20-30 minutes for food.

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CorinneS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Akasha! Great food with several tasty gluten free options.

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vipStevenS
San Joaquin
5 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Really loved the beet salad. Food overall very good but not great - a bit overcooked with the Brussel sprouts. Waiter could have been a bit more friendly. Nice spot to eat in Culver City….

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my husband for a birthday dinner.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Nashville
14 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Gabe was great. Food came out fast and hot.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Bad food, long wait and terrible service. Won’t go back

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skkk
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Usually really good food and service. The service was HORRIBLE. Initially had one waitress take our order...then a waiter took our order. No idea what happened to the first order we placed. Never saw our waiter again We had to flag other waiters/busboys down five times to get any type of service...even our check. Food was good but the whole experience was so bad the food didn't make up for it. I won't go here for weekend brunch again.

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vipBonnieN
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the outside dining

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BettyC
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good happy hour food and drinks. Would come back again.

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vipWendy
Hawaii
25 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was superb!! Appetizers were excellent and very creative, especially the Punjabi meatballs and the taquitos!!

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vipSouthslope
New York Area
102 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good solid food and drinks

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Madmoizelle
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was an absolute pleasure dining at Akasha. We had passed by the week before and knew we had to try it out! Their menu is small but the food is incredibly flavorful and delicious. They honored happy hour prices for our cocktails, even though we sat down right when happy hour ended, which was so appreciated! We got the barbacoa taquitos, the chicken parm, the arugula and peach salad, and the coffee ice cream pie, and everything was phenomenal. The staff was very friendly and attentive -- from the time we sat down to the time we finished our entrees, it was 45 minutes! Tables were nicely spread out so it didn't feel too COVID-crowded. Overall an incredible experience, and I would absolutely come back.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My new favorite spot, the hostess was so lovely and our server was great! Xx

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall4food2service4ambience4

The food was not worth the price.
Waitress Service was good.

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MarcS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Akasha is an old favorite, and it was wonderful to see it alive and hopping.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food great waitstaff!!

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Kate
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love that they made it through this awful pandemic. The food was delicious! There service was excellent. We are lucky to have her food in Culver City!

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DebbieP
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

When in Culver City, my go-to is Akasha. Every meal there are always been outstanding ...and having Francesca as our server twice in a row made the experience stellar! Thank you.

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 4.5 stars by 3440 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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