AKASHA

4.5
3454 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 3454 people are saying
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JayD
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food5service4ambience3

I kind of hate leaving a 4 star review. Akasha is one of our favorites. We have breakfast there all the time. But it seems like they're still struggling to recover from covid-related staffing issues. Our server was awesome...when he had time to hit our table.

Still love Akasha, still recommend it. They just need a little more time to recover, I think.

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Seank617
New England
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

1st brunch since moving to LA

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viplive4food
Los Angeles
48 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating a friend’s new job. Great venue, great food and outstanding service.

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PamW
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was very good, as were the cocktails! Great gluten free options. The atmosphere was great both inside and outside! Gabe, our waiter was excellent.

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SmokeyMcSmokeface
Los Angeles
26 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious...the Scottish Salmon and Chicken Parm were wonderful (and you can't go wrong with an order of sweet potato fries!) Service was flawless and friendly. Can't wait to return....!

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

Everything we ate was delicious. Menu had so many things that sounded good, it took us a long time to decide on our entrees, until we decided we’ll just have to go back to try the other items. Very reasonably priced, for the quality of food

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LisaB
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and wonderful environment and vibe! Super wine program as well with many unique choices. I’ll be back!

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viplive4food
Los Angeles
49 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

I took my friend to Akasha for her birthday. The meal was excellent, but the birthday dessert was extremely disappointing. We ordered chocolate cake. However, there was no more cake. The waiter brought use a banana loaf that would have been appropriate for breakfast, but not dessert.

I don’t recall the price of the banana bread, but I recall thinking that I paid to much for a breakfast muffin.

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DwightB
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Perfect place for a business meeting. Our waiter did not get offended after it took us 45 minutes to get through our meeting before we ordered.

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JasonR
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

The food came out before cocktails, the food was just ok, the gluten waffles were not good. The Chocolate Babka was dry, with little flavor like it had been left out all night. The fried egg sandwich was blah. Won’t go back, and definitely didn’t live up to their hype.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service.
Great ambiance with lighting.
The space is large so I appreciated the music being turned down during the course of the evening.

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ValerieD
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Fabulous ambiance! Waited 20 minutes despite reservation. Burger was delicious, seafood curry ok and spaghetti portion small. There’s road construction so hard to find parking.

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vipYolanda
Los Angeles
64 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience2

I ordered the Cod Special and it was pretty horrible. The fish was sort of fishy tasting which I've never experienced with Cod. The plating was horrible. It was cold as well. The veggie with it which were mustard greens and something else were spare and cold and again thrown onto the plate. The Outdoor seating in the alley of the restaurant was ok-ish. There was a large party in the corner of the space that was so loud we couldn't hear each other. I've been to Akasha maybe 30 times over the years and this was the first time I was really UNHAPPY with the food.

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OpenTable Diner
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great experience, waiter was extremely helpful

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AineO
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Good food, good service but loud ambience. The prices are on the high side considering the paucity of food on the plate.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience1

The meal was wonderful as usual and the ambiance is superb. However, there was a blackout midway in our meal which spoiled the rest of the night.

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CourtneyD
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Akasha is always great--never disappoints! The food is fantastic. The atmosphere is nice, the service is warm and friendly. Everyone in our group loved the experience and raved about the food.

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CALI
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall4food2service4ambience4

It's time to update the menu.
We are regular diners, and like AKASHA.

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vipJnSEats
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was wonderful and the food was amazing in taste and presentation. A great wine and cocktail list. The mole was to die for!

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Arohi
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Fantastic service!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Food was Really disappointing and straight out of a can. Truth

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4mytwocents
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal...friends were Vegan and had lots of choices....we had the seafood curry that is always Great...the vegan chocolate desert was amazing.

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vipArieli
Central Coast
30 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food selections, never disappoints! It’s a gem restaurant not to be missed !

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vipWind
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant so much!! All the food is fantastic and the people are wonderful.

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vipJSzink
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our guests coincidentally had lunch there the day before, and were so excited when they realized we were taking them to the same restaurant the next day for dinner!

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TammyK
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall1food3service2ambience4

The first 3 cocktails we ordered from THEIR menu- they were out of. The waitress NEVER came back to take our food order. Finally a different person came to take our food order and we were told when we started ordering, that we had old menu's as what we were ordering THEY WERE OUT OF, so our menu's were replaced. Manager came over to apologize and said he would treat us to a hors d'oeuvre. When we finally placed our order it took over 30 minutes to get our food. We were charged for the hors d'oeuvre (the humus) that the manager said he would treat us to for all the inconveniences. All and all the place was just not run very well and they couldn't blame it on being busy as we were there for an early dinner....

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MarkA
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience2

This meal was awful. The Turkey sausage was cold. My tuna melt was cold and the salad looked like it wasn’t fresh. Our server was nice but hard to engage with. This restaurant has slipped considerably. I thought about asking for our money back.

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vipPaul
Los Angeles
98 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

This was a nice outdoor dining spot in Culver City. Drinks were good. Service was terrific and the food was very good. Enjoyed it very much.

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Rick
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Tandoori Chicken wings are excellent, but a lot smaller than the ones on previous visits. No cake on dessert menu

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

This is our favourite restaurant and we decided to have our wedding anniversary dinner. Menu was the same but food was not as good as we are use to in this place. Burrata was terrible where the rest of food was disappointing. Our waiters was great but overall something was missing. This place was always full and had great energy but Friday night was just not as exciting as it used to be.
We are Culver City residents for many years and we are very sad to see that our favorite place is not what is used to be
Thank you
Selma

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience3

It was a Sunday evening and we wanted to bring back some food for our elderly parents. So we tried ordering several dishes to-go and the waitstaff had to come to us on 3 separate occasions to report they were out of items. The items were Beets, Chicken, Olives, and Short Ribs. Our waitress said, “I know, i’m sorry but it’s Sunday”. The restaurant should do a better job of ordering food from vendors. Especially if you understand on which days you run low on food. We will go back solely because when you do have these items, they’re delicious. Just an annoying experience that we hope doesn’t repeat.

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fredk
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved our dinner. We were 4--ate on the patio. The heater worked well. The food delicious. We started with a pizza for all of us. Yum. Then two of us had the salmon which was prepared with care and all the right ingredients. Reminds us why it is fun to eat at a restaurant! My husband had the burger and loved it--or other friend had the chicken and everyone enjoyed their meal.

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AntoniaC
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience2

On arrival we were being seated and the host didn’t warn of a large curb. My aunt fell and fractured her elbow. He didn’t help her up. We were then sat in diff location. The man who sat us walked past several times and never spoke again. The manager came over and said it’s not the first time w that large curb. I got ice and rag from the bar tender myself for the knot on her head. Another patron noted that this was second fall she alone has seen. The manager came over and said he was writing up a report. Not true, Bc they Nvr took her name. It was as if they were afraid to hv a law suit more than her well being. One hour later we only had eaten starters. They wouldn’t even bring us silverware w out us asking for it. We finally asked for bill for what we had gotten thus far. The waitress came over after we hadn’t seen her anymore since ordering. To say the manager said he would comp the meal. We didn’t want it. We weren’t there for free food. Just general respect for patronizing their restaurant. We left and ate at Ugo’s where the service was amazing.

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elyse
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and great service! My gluten free chicken and waffles were delicious!
The onion rings......go there for the onion rings. Wow.

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vipLovesFood
Los Angeles
41 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We loved the DineLA choices on the menu. We were a group of four and order all choices except the chicken wings. Everyone was pleased with their choice. The staff was very attentive and brought an extra heater near us because one of our party was cold. Akasha continues to be a great place to eat.

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vipSaraht
Los Angeles
40 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing ,high quality and flavorful.
Highly recommend

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vipBarbara
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My family had a great Dine LA experience here. The food was outstanding, our sever Gabe was fun and friendly, and they were able to accommodate a last minute change to our reservation on a busy night to add a couple more people. We sat outside, which was great for us because we are being COVID careful, and enjoyed the people watching. Will come back!

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TamaraL
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I. An always rely on outstanding service + delicious food prepared with care at Akasha. It’s been my go-to restaurant for any reason for over a decade.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience5

Slow service but food was great

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vipMiceli
Central Coast
57 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there and was very pleased with the quality of the food and the attention of the wait service. Wine choices were great. Look forward to returning soon.

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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 3454 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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