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Wed, 4/25
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9:30 PM
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AKASHA

4.6
2817 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Perfect For:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Organic, Wine Bar
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Hours of operation
Breakfast
Mon–Fri 8:00 am–11:30 am
Brunch
Sat, Sun 10:30 am–2:30 pm
Lunch
Mon–Fri 11:30 am–3:00 pm
Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:30 pm
Dinner
Mon–Thu 5:30 pm–9:30 pm
Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–10:30 pm
Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
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Phone number
(310) 845-1700
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Akasha Richmond
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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).
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Private party contact
catering@akasharestaurant.com: (310) 845-1700
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Catering
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.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Watseka
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Parking details
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.
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Public transit
Close to several bus lines on Culver Blvd & the Metro from Downtown.
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Entertainment
Music Monday, Live Jazz 6pm-9pm
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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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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

Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Join us for Mother's Day Brunch & Dinner Specials in addition to our regular menu.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 2817 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Fantastic service!!!
Our server Steven was knowledgeable, warm, friendly, and on top of it!
He made the wonderful food, wine & ambiance even better! Will definitely be back & highly recommend!⭐️

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3.0Dined 5 days ago

Great fun atmosphere - delicious cocktails. Food was over cooked and dry.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

My second time was as good as the first! Dinner the first time and lunch this time, Great all around! Love the Tandori chicken wings!

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4.0Dined on April 19, 2018

Everything was great but the food was bland. Perhaps the vegetarian dishes aren’t a specialty.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Nice experience

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3.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Our service was great but the food was pretty mediocre. I haven’t been in for awhile but it seems to have been continually dropping off.

The chicken in my salad was dry and seemed old.
The onion rings were not and the sandwich was
average at best.

All in all I decided I won’t be headed back anytime soon.
Bummer.

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4.0Dined on April 10, 2018

We went here for dinner after a day of business meetings. First time at this restaurant and loved the vibe and ambience. Live music was a nice touch. For appetizers, we ordered the olives, teff chips and mushroom toast. Devoured all of it and by far our favorite was the yummy mushroom toast. I ate all of my seafood curry and my husband enjoyed his salmon. He ordered it medium rare and we think that the food server did not include that in our order because it did not come as ordered. Delicious nonetheless. For dessert we shared the salty chocolate peanut bar which was perfect, except that there were four of us and it came with three pieces. I think our food server could have brought a fourth one. She seemed like she did not want to be there, was not attentive, and didn’t seem to care about taking care of us. Maybe she was having a bad day or maybe dealing with people is not for her. Would have given our experience a 5 star but for her blasé attitude and lack of engagement.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Brunch was amazing! I love this place so much

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

LOVE IT Love it love it
Love everything love the people the the servers

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Our server was amazing and great food as always

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Great food, great service and great location. Our group generally goes there for dinner before we head over to the Kirk Douglas Theater. I had the Seafood Curry- YUMMY! Highly recommend it.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Perfection!

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3.0Dined on April 2, 2018

The restaurant was a bit expensive for me but the food was pretty good. I'd rather go for drinks here than dine. I wish they had a vegan pasta dish. The olives and pita starters were pretty good. I liked my vege burger too.

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Great food and atmosphere, loved the experience. David is a fantastic waiter.

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Food was good, but we waiting a long time to get our food and the restaurant wasn't half full. Disappointed in the wait time. FYI - This was on Easter with my family.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

was very leery about coming to Seder dinner here, but it was terrific! food especially plentiful and delicious. authentic--chopped liver like my mother made. the charossis was different than what I was used to, but totally wonderful! loved the Red Sea cocktail they'd specially prepared for the occasion. Totally loved the Rabbi--was lucky enough to sit at his table with his family.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

This was a special dinner - Passover Seder - and it was wonderful! The food and service were exceptional. We had a marvellous evening...and look forward to coming here again next year. Alan and Akasha are great hosts. The rabbi was terrific. It was a very special evening and we fully enjoyed ourselves. Well done!

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

My friend and I went for the first time by recommendation from my sister in law. We loved it!!! I'm watching my carb intake and she isn't eating meat at the moment. They had great options for both and we loved our food. It was fresh and delicious! The wine was good too! We will definitely be going back!

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Very nice place. Nice bar area, good selection of food and fast service.
Street parking at lunch is a challenge, but next store is a parking garage.

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2.0Dined on March 25, 2018

I am usually s big fan however this was not a great experience. We had a 2:15 reservation. When we all seated by 2:20 and when the waiter finally came over we were rushed to our an order in as the kitchen was closing. Why offer a reservation at that time if it is going to be a rushed experience. We gave our food order and then she took a drink order which also took a while.

When the food did come it was cold then we were rushed to pay the bill!

Akasha, I expect more.

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3.0Dined on March 25, 2018

The flavor of the food is very consistent. I love the braised short ribs and it tastes exactly as it did when I first tried it years ago. We also ordered the Hokkaido scallops, that was perfectly prepared. However, both dishes had very rich sides that accompanied the meal. It was overwhelmingly rich compared to the main entree. The noise level is too much. Perhaps it’s because the tables are a mere 6” (if that) apart. I could barely squeeze between with my coat on. The table on either side of us were extremely loud, we could barely have a conversation. The furniture definitely needs to be updated. The tables are teetering, the chairs are sagging and the booth seats are indented from past patrons. Consistent food flavoring. Server was very helpful and knowledgeable however he would only serve us 1/3 wine glass full of water. We had to keep asking for more water as they didn’t keep a keen eye on that for us.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Festive meal with visitors from another state. David is an exceptional server and helped us enjoy the evening. We ordered a variety of dishes, and everyone was happy.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

I love Akasha. The owner, Akasha Richmond, knows what people want to eat. And although the menu doesn't make a big deal of it, there are great dairy-free, gluten-free dishes. Plus, wonderful comfort food (the onion rings are awesome). Whatever you're in the mood for, you'll find something you love. And they know how to cook fish perfectly. We eat here about twice a month, and it's a drive for us! But so worth it. We always feel welcomed by the servers--Davy and Shane!--and the bartenders--Lisa!--are warm and welcoming, too. Love the live music trio (on Monday nights? or is it Wednesdays?). I wish there was an Akasha in the Valley!

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Excellent meal!

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Always a reliably great experience. Great food, great ambiance and always pleasurable...

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

David is the most awesome waiter in the entire universe!!

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Great ambiance, but not a lot of veggie options. The service was pretty slow.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Great food and service!

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Great food and atmosphere

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Friendly staff ang great ambiance!

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3.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Service was very slow. Steak was overcooked and dry.nose level was obscene.

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4.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Nice ambiance in Culver City. The wine was great a Pinot Noir off the specials menu), but the food was just average. Have to say the carrot dish was incredible but otherwise.... The service was good, but not great. Can’t waiters pick up empty plates from a small overflowing table? I did like the dessert selection but I swear I was given a regular Americano instead of the decaf I ordered. Seems like most people were ordering the wings, mac and cheese and burgers. Can’t say I’m in a rush to go back but I’ll give it a 4-star.

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4.0Dined on March 10, 2018

think they are letting the price of wines rise a bit too quickly and also giving a rather small poor.

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4.0Dined on March 8, 2018

The salmon was very good and the short ribs were also very good but the portion was small

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4.0Dined on March 8, 2018

Costly, but good. We were here once before and were dissatisfied with the service but t decided to give it another try. Sitting outside was really nice, not so much noise, and the heaters worked well. Service and food (fish) were good. Getting wine at 1/2 price per bottle Wednesday nites was an unexpected perk. Only drawback was the cost of the meal, a bit high, we thought. Nevertheless, we'd return.

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5.0Dined on March 5, 2018

Thank you! Our lunch was amazing and the waiter made us and my little mermaid feel special as we celebrated her.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Met some friends for lunch an we had a nice relaxing lunch with very tasty food. Atmosphere was quiet and service was great. My son even ate his chocolate pancakes which is impressive since he is 6 and hardly ate any food on our trip. Would definitely dine again when we come back to the area.

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3.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Bro dropped three drinks in my lap of brand new jeans, apart from that it was great food lol

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4.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Food was generally good, but nothing to write home about. Service was pleasant and waiter was more than willing to give his opinion on what to order. Prices were reasonable. Nice atmosphere and close to everything including off-street, garage parking.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Friends really enjoyed all the food we ordered

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