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AKASHA, Culver City, CA

AKASHA

4.7
4.7
3451 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 20 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Organic, Wine Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:30 pm Lunch Wed–Fri 11:30 am–2:30 pm Happy Hour Wed–Sun 4:00 pm–6:30 pm Dinner Wed, Thu, Sun 5:30 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (310) 845-1700

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Owned/operated by

    Women

  • Executive chef

    Akasha Richmond

  • 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.

  • Neighborhood

    Culver City

  • Cross street

    Watseka

  • Parking details

    There are several public lots within the area, one immediately behind the restaurant on Watseka. <br />It is one hour free and $2 an hour after, max $12. We are not able to provide validation.

  • Public transit

    Close to several bus lines on Culver Blvd, 33 &amp; 733 bus lines on Venice Blvd, &amp; the Metro Expo Line from Downtown &amp; Santa Monica.

  • Entertainment

    Music Monday, Live Jazz 6pm-9pm

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 3,451 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Los Angeles

    Contemporary American

  • Westside

    Great for Brunch

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  1. t

    tracydavis

    Los Angeles

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I could eat the beet and avocado salad here everyday! I find going to Akasha so comforting and enjoyable - it is good every time and the atmosphere is terrific. Thank you!
  2. DR

    DavidR

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    They serve less food than the last time we were there.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were great. Love that Akasha is close to us for casual fun dining.
  4. DZ

    DesireeZ

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We arrived early for our reservation, with two extra people. And yet they easily navigated this for us, and happily seated us outside. We were lucky that they were space and availability on a Saturday early evening. Great venue, great evening to share with friends.
  5. CC

    CatherineC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    I ordered the turkey burger, which was very tasty. Service was very attentive. We started dinner early around 5:30, but after about an hour or so it got too loud for me.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    A lovely lunch out with my sister. Because their outdoor seating is on the street side it is a bit noisy. I wish they would use their back patio instead.
  7. C

    Carolyn

    Los Angeles

    120 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    120 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Rob is the best server ever. And we love it when Chris is managing. This was a very special birthday celebration and we were not disappointed. Salads were excellent. Patio comfortable. Good vibe all around.
  8. RB

    RBDiner

    Los Angeles

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Akasha consistently offers creative and outstanding food accommodating carnivores and vegetarians, alike. Service is excellent with a fairly priced large selection of wines by the glass.
  9. k

    kater

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Nice ambience and very attentive service. Everyone liked their food.m, which was well prepared. I was hoping for more choices on the menu but what we had was good.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience3
    Snobby staff. Borderline rude
  11. l

    leilar

    Los Angeles

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Birthday celebration. Wonderful menu choices for all tastes. Excellent service. Everyone totally enjoyed. Been coming here since they opened 25 years and will continue to do so.
  12. GE

    GoodEatz

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Tasty American food with some Italian and East Indian flair. Great place to eat for any meal. Excellent wine list & cocktails. Cool urban setting in Culver City owned & operated by chef Akasha Richmond.
  13. w

    warrenw

    Los Angeles

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, friendly servers, up- beat atmosphere Highly recommend!
  14. CC

    CulverCityFoodie

    Los Angeles

    55 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Delicious spot for outstanding brunch. The cheese blinzes with blueberry compote were amazing.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely delicious meal. Beautifully prepared and presented fish and veggies. Kids loved it too! Great value for very high quality food, easy going service and a lovely, open space.
  16. LF

    LovesFood

    Los Angeles

    42 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Akasha is our go-to restaurant in Culver City, it's always reliably good. We like to order the specials which feature seasonal and innovative preparations. We also liked that they offer curated non-alcoholic beverages beside the usual lemonade and ice tea.
  17. N

    Natalie

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We were a group of six, and were seated on the back patio. The service was absolutely outstanding. I can honestly say that our server Savannah and the gentleman who bussed the table went above and beyond, anticipating needs and making sure we were all good. Everybody was happy with their food and there was a good selection of choices catering to lots of dietary needs (gluten free, vegetarian, vegan etc). The only slightly negative thing I could say is that the fabric shades did not adequately cover the table and as the sun moved we ended up getting very hot, but we were there for a while and had a great time!
  18. KJ

    KevinJ

    Los Angeles

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Excellent service and delicious food
  19. LP

    LuluP

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and food - always a good experience!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, lunch was perfect. For being such a large room, the noise level is very low. The good is always excellent and such a variety to choose from. It seems device nowadays is hit or miss in many restaurants. Not here. The service is always spot on. Love dining here.
  21. LS

    LoriS

    Los Angeles

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was fantastic. I had the kale Caesar salad and the artichoke kale pizza.
  22. L

    Lynn

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Akasha never disappoints! Covid-sensitive. Great creative food using local produce. Terrific wine list. One of our regular go-to spots!
  23. LD

    LD2022

    San Diego

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Great neighborhood spot with market and fresh baked goods. Overpriced as food is basic , salads sandwiches etc.
  24. y

    yogifoodie

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were a group of 5, celebrated a birthday, and overall had a terrific evening. The wait staff contributed to the success of our dinner. Pasta was perfectly cooked, arrived hot, beautifully presented. Salads always good, desserts good, chocolate sorbet extraordinary.
  25. JH

    JohnH

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great value and delicious brussel sprouts and beet salad.
  26. M

    Mike

    Raleigh

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    I'll start by saying that I love the food at Akasha. No matter what I've ordered I have always found the dish excellent. Additionally, I very much like the creativity of most items on the menu. Unfortunately, at my most recent visit I had what I can only describe as an odd experience with the waitress. My wife and I came relatively early with friends. The restaurant was mostly empty at that time. The waitress showed up quickly, helped us make our choices and she was friendly and professional. The food came out on time which, these days is an accomplishment since so many restaurants have labor shortages. At the time we ordered, we discussed desserts with the waitress. When we were ready to order dessert, admittedly the restaurant was quite full. However, the change in service was incredible. First , the waitress was no where to be found. Then she walked by us twice and both times despite calling out to her she ignored us. Finally, we caught her attention. We asked her for dessert menus. A few minutes later she came back and literally threw one dessert menu on the table. I guess there is a printing problem at this restaurant. There was also a dessert on the specials menu that did not appear on the regular dessert menu. After we took a few minutes to pass around the one menu she gave us, we finally got her attention again. Someone mentioned the dessert on the other menu and she told us that we should have known that from when we first ordered. We ordered dessert and for some reason she continued to be, at best unfriendly. This woman made it clear that she was unhappy to be there. That is something that I find unacceptable at a retaurant of this quality and that is why I can't give this restaurant a higher rating.
  27. TT

    TellTonya

    Los Angeles

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed brunch as a going away party! 7 of us dined, we all enjoyed our meals. The chicken & gluten-free waffle is a huge WINNER. Our server was exceptional. I’ve been here several times over the years, it’s always an awesome experience!
  28. DR

    DanielR

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious, portion size was perfect and the service was great.
  29. C

    Celery

    Los Angeles

    127 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    127 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Alan Schulman for President !
  30. KH

    KathleenH

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous. Entertaining international visitors with a toddler. Attentive, perfect service. Lovely food as usual. Glad to be back!
  31. KK

    KeithK

    Los Angeles

    66 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    66 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a really nice dinner Sunday night. Food and service were excellent. We were greeted by the host who was very nice. I would definitely come back again.
  32. HL

    HollyLA

    Los Angeles

    54 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Delicious everything wonderful as usual. Service has always been a bit spotty. Specifically asking sherbet for things and they don’t bring them. We have to ask twice
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good meal. The squid ink spaghetti were outstanding, hot and tasty with shrimp on too. The salmon on a bed of carrot and cauliflower mash was inspirational. We also had the pork shop and Thai Fish Curry. The side of Brussels is a must for us. Absolutely delicious. The menu is small but beautifully chosen. One of my favorite places to eat!
  34. K

    Kizayaro

    Los Angeles

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Amazing server, extremely helpful, and they offer flexibility with menu. Cool place, casual, and not the best for business meetings unless you get a table outside or in corner as it can get loud, but overall a great spot.
  35. M

    Melissa

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, friendly service - a perfect spot for brunch outdoors!
  36. C

    Chris

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and good waitstaff. The menu has plenty of choices and varied prices. No waiting with a reservation and easy parking in the lot behind the restaurant.
  37. IO

    IteyOkman

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time eating here. Selected it because it's right down the street. From Kirk Douglas theater that we had tickets for that night. My wife had the turkey burger with onion rings. I had the flat iron steak. Both were excellent. The flat iron steak was a really nice cut. Almost look like a filet mignon and was cooked a perfection at medium rare. Savannah was a great server and will definitely recommend this to others as well as coming back ourselves.
  38. L

    Lolo

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience5
    I've been to Akasha about 4 times prior. This was my first time dining inside and it will be my last. I had a reservation and was seated at 10:45am with no issues. Waiter took my drink order and was beyond accommodating. I was waiting for my friend to arrive and she did at 11am. After the waiter took her drink order and brought her drink, I didn't see him again for 40 minutes! No one took our food order and the waiter had to easily been covering 10 tables. I don't know how this is acceptable. There was zero transparency or anyone to help him. Inflation prices make dining any where now a treat since its so ridiculous. Manager didn't offer to comp anything on our bill. Highly disappointed and will not be returning.
  39. A

    Asherooooooo

    Los Angeles

    192 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    192 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    The food was Good. Curry could have been a bit spicier and that’s coming from someone who likes it Mild.
  40. SF

    SethF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We just loved everything about our meal, and time at Akasha. Service was ideal, we were inside, the noise level was quiet enough to have great conversations, and the food was delicious. I went with 3 other people, we shared everything so we got to try a nice portion of the menu, salmon was delicious, cacao e pepe pasta really delicious too. Turkey meatballs, and chicken parm were very good too. I'd probably say the pizza was not quite on the level of the other dishes, not bad, but not as good as everything else. I've been to Akasha quite a few times, but hadn't been in a while, I'll be back sooner than later, I really feel it hits the sweet spot of being a lovely place with great food, it's not fussy or pretentious, and I really think it's a great value for how good it is.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from AKASHA using the Order Online button. AKASHA also offers delivery in partnership with Chow Now. AKASHA also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (310) 845-1700.

AKASHA is rated 4.7 stars by 3451 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 20 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
  • Logo image for ChowNow
Google Map for AKASHA

9543 Culver Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Watseka

  • Neighborhood

    Culver City

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:30 pm Lunch Wed–Fri 11:30 am–2:30 pm Happy Hour Wed–Sun 4:00 pm–6:30 pm Dinner Wed, Thu, Sun 5:30 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Organic, Wine Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    There are several public lots within the area, one immediately behind the restaurant on Watseka. <br />It is one hour free and $2 an hour after, max $12. We are not able to provide validation.

  • Public transit

    Close to several bus lines on Culver Blvd, 33 & 733 bus lines on Venice Blvd, & the Metro Expo Line from Downtown & Santa Monica.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Women

  • Executive chef

    Akasha Richmond

  • Entertainment

    Music Monday, Live Jazz 6pm-9pm

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (310) 845-1700

  • 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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