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AKASHA, Culver City, CA

AKASHA

4.6
4.6
3450 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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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.

  • 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).

  • Private party contact

    Private Events: (866) 247-5922

  • 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 3,450 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Westside

    Great for Brunch

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  1. GE

    GoodEatz

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

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

  2. w

    warrenw

    Los Angeles

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, friendly servers, up- beat atmosphere Highly recommend!

  3. CC

    CulverCityFoodie

    Los Angeles

    52 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    52 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4

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

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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!

  7. KJ

    KevinJ

    Los Angeles

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Excellent service and delicious food

  8. 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!

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 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.

  10. LS

    LoriS

    Los Angeles

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  11. L

    Lynn

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    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!

  12. LD

    LD2022

    San Diego

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5

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

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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 &amp; 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!

  17. 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.

  18. C

    Celery

    Los Angeles

    119 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    119 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Alan Schulman for President !

  19. 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!

  20. 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.

  21. HL

    HollyLA

    Los Angeles

    52 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    52 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

  22. 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!

  23. 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.

  24. 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!

  25. 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.

  26. 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.

  27. 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.

  28. A

    Asherooooooo

    Los Angeles

    188 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    188 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.

  29. 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.

  30. NY

    NYFoodie

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    The food was fresh and delicious. The wait staff was friendly and competent.

  31. W

    Wing

    Cleveland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The flavors were wonderful . The beet salad was light and fresh. The turkey burger was a variety of spices and good tasty meat. Dessert, strawberry rhubarb crisp with oat ice cream, was “out of this world” fantastic.

  32. SS

    ScottS

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    Perfect for a pre theater meal. Easy, pleasant, efficient service. Food was okay, not mind blowing but did what it needed to do.

  33. F

    Fun2bme

    Los Angeles

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Akasha, great food but honestly too expensive. Love the vibe. Outdoor area looks great. I get things have gone up in price but it’s very unlikely for me to join you any time soon with these kinds of prices. I spent $30 on a beyond burger and latte. I love your restaurant otherwise.

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We’ve been coming here for years. We absolutely love this place. The tandoori chicken wings are to die for and once again didn’t disappoint. It’s very impressive to see a restaurant retain its amazing flavor palette for so many years and especially through a pandemic. We’ll be back again, and again. Lol. 🙏🏽🔥❤️

  35. L

    Lucky13

    Los Angeles

    243 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    243 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Always reliable. Always very good. Excellent cocktails. Terrific, pleasant service. Great atmosphere, both at bar and in restaurant. Menu could use a bit more variety, but what is on it is very good - burgers, entrees, appetizers - all very good.

  36. L

    Lauram

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2

    Shocked to see kitchen service charge on bill. No warning that we saw that this unusual fee would be assessed. Not seen it elsewhere. Don’t know why they have to charge it? Can’t you pay your kitchen staff? If not, increase food prices or have wait staff share tips. Don’t sneak a charge on customers without warning.

  37. P

    Pete

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    Just ok, severs we’re nice food was ok nothing fancy or wow

  38. AL

    AlonzoL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing dining room with a vibe that is irreplaceable. The food was fresh, flavorful and beautifully presented.

  39. BC

    BrianC

    Los Angeles

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great experience as always this is my go to restaurant in Culver City. Gab our waiter was really good and great recommendations.

  40. ML

    MarissaL

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    Great food, the tiramisu French toast was delicious! Service was decent and it was surprisingly quiet for Sunday brunch.

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 4.6 stars by 3450 OpenTable diners.

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

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Google Map for AKASHA

9543 Culver Blvd Culver City, CA 90232

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.

  • 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).

  • Private party contact

    Private Events: (866) 247-5922

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