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AKASHA, Culver City, CA

AKASHA

4.7
4.7
3484 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 50 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 3,484 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
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Los Angeles

    Contemporary American

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service - friendly and helpful. Patio was quiet and not crowded.
  2. TM

    TonyM

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Best quality of food and Best quality of service from our Waitress and others...
  3. K

    Kurt

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My favorite gluten free Burger in town! and their onion rings are also GF The food quality is always top notch, excellent menu and cocktails. LOVE miss Akasha!!!
  4. RF

    RhondaF

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Great food!!! Sadly a smoker near the patio area would not leave which made the dining experience less than desirable. Overall we had a good time and will return.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Nice brunch on the patio. Everything was nice, though nothing remarkable. Some traffic noise.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The bolognese was outstanding.
  7. i

    itsbob826

    Los Angeles

    65 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    65 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    I have been here several times and it's always good. The fact that there's a parking structure literally next door is a big plus in Culver City! The vibe is excellent, everybody is friendly, and the food is fab. I downgraded this last trip slightly because this was my first brunch there and I am not a breakfast guy. Or a brunch guy, clearly, because when I go to brunch I presume there will be a full normal menu PLUS brunchy things. Here, not so much, brunch is primarily (overwhelmingly?) breakfasty. It all still works, but just a suggestion that if when you brunch you are less a "br" person and more an "unch" person, you may want to come here during the week for the normal menu.
  8. t

    trinculo73

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Literally my only complaint here ever is the noise level in the restaurant. We've been here repeatedly and the food has always been on point, as has the service.
  9. DH

    DeirdreH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent place! The food was delicious and the service was exceptional and the ambience lovely. No complaints!
  10. SJ

    SJOE

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our go-to spot that consistently delivers excellent quality with lots of options for people with food sensitivities. Five stars +!!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food4service1ambience4
    Garret, the bartender was very rude and condescending. Sam, the manager made up for it. She was sweet and accommodating. I am a regular and would never go in there again if that bartender is working.
  12. SM

    SMor

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    The food was mediocre. And one dish was inedible. Our server had recommended it, but didn't offer to replace it when we told her it was over spiced. So, we paid for food we didn't eat and ordered another dish. I used to love this place.
  13. J

    Jessp1

    Los Angeles

    59 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Lovely place right in the heart of Culver City. Food and service very good. Two of us had the chicken parm, one had cacio e pepe and the other had seafood curry. My chicken was good but the broccoli that came with it was hardly cooked and that was the only side dish that came on the plate.
  14. SF

    StevenF

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience5
    We usually love Akasha. This time, the food came cold, the server forgot to bring items. Several times. It was just mediocre at best this time.
  15. VL

    VeniceLocal

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As a local I have eaten at Akasha many times. They never disappoint.
  16. K

    Kettroc

    Los Angeles

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Always good food and service. We had the Bali veg curry and chicken parm. Both tasted fresh and delicious. Great spot in Culver City for a casual but elevated meal.
  17. m

    millard

    Los Angeles

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have eaten at Akasha many times, and the food is always excellent. Akasha goes the the farmer's market every week, so the food is always seasonal and delicious. The persimmon. pomegranate salad with Humboldt Fog Blue cheese was a special and was amazing. Order the short ribs, if they are on the menu - incredible! For a fine dining experience at a reasonable price, you can't beat Akasha and her restaurant.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Excellent but I was quite cold with all the doors open in the evening.
  19. L

    Letseatnow

    Los Angeles

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great choices for Restaurant Week, excellent service
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding in every way!! Absolutely unique and lovely service, delicious food and a warm, welcoming ambiance. Busy, but never loud, Akasha is firing on all cylinders. Highly, highly recommended. The restaurant week prix fixe is truly an awesome value. Great for lunch or dinner- not to be missed.
  21. LC

    LCMW

    Los Angeles

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    We liked that the patio was covered. My friend loved the forbidden rice bowl.
  22. t

    tiramisu

    San Francisco

    76 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    76 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Came for the DineLA lunch. Good $25 value, but my grass-fed burger had a lot of gristle in it. Thought the salad could’ve had more instead of just lettuce. Sat inside and thought the music was a little too loud. Later in the meal, we kept swatting a fly away bc a door was left open to the patio. Service was good and attentive. Good crowd for breakfast when we walked in.
  23. S

    Sarah

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    We get the wings for an appetizer every time, and they are delicious!
  24. JB

    JBLanghorne

    Los Angeles

    55 reviews

    4.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Went for DineLA week and the food was fantastic. Great vibe with indoor and outdoor spaces.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A friend recommended half off wine Wednesday’s so I picked it as a perfect and convenient lunch spot to meet a friend & colleague. Service was great, food delicious and even had a celeb sighting! Will be back soon!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated wife’s Birthday
  27. CJ

    CJ321

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    The food was OK. I ordered Dining LA set menu. The chivech was very so so. No bread or starch with main entries. Had to order bread as additional item. Dessert menu was not attractive The service was slow. The waitress seemed not quite familiar with how to treat guests warmly.
  28. LJ

    LeslieJ

    Los Angeles

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We met another couple here last Saturday evening. It was fabulous! We all enjoyed the Dine LA menu selections. A bit pricey at $55/pp but worth it! I started with the arugula salad w/figs and goat cheese. So delish! The others had what was touted as split pea soup though didn’t taste or look like any split pea soup we’ve ever seen. Next I had the grilled shrimp w/mango chutney. Again, delish! My husband had the turkey meatballs…very generous portion served with grilled bread and my friend had th ricotta w/? Can’t remember but she said it was delicious. For our main, 3 of us had the short ribs as our waitress had suggested and it was absolutely heavenly. Served on a puréed bed of sweet potatoes, I think. The atmosphere was lovely…kinda dim lighting but enough to see each other and what we were eating. Outstanding!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food and environment never disappoints- always a treat!
  30. DF

    DanielF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Wonderful establishment with fresh and delicious dishes, super friendly personell and easy parking with a huge garage half a block away.
  31. SS

    ShariS

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Still my favorite restaurant in Culver City. Food is always delicious, creative, well prepared. Great ambience, great staff!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a simple nice place to go with a trendy atmosphere. Great wine choices, amazing GF choices! Service is always great! I needed a place to take my dad that was fun, easy and nice and thought of this place right away! Happy to have a great Gluten free please
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Akasha is always great. Good quality ingredients and the flavors are amazing. Only disappointing part was that they were completely sold out of their pizza and chicken wings. This is odd from a restaurant that has had these items on their menu for years and admittedly are popular. You’d expect them to be better prepared when it comes to their popular menu items. The bright side was we were forced to order other menu items that were delicious. Highly recommend the brussel sprouts and the orecchiette pasta.
  34. DW

    DianeW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    I hadn't been to Akasha for some years. They've changed their seating so it's not so packed and I loved that. I had a business meeting and didn't want to have to shout or be crammed. Good variety of food. Our service was wonderful and the greeter as well.
  35. L

    jeffreyL

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was terrific, especially the pizza. Service was great!
  36. JO

    JOEROB35

    Los Angeles

    47 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on October 3, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience3
    Food was very good- Server was very friendly- Hostess was terrible- Not at her station when restaurant opened- No pleasant greeting and was not ready to take guests at 5:30.
  37. t

    tracydavis

    Los Angeles

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    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!
  38. DR

    DavidR

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    They serve less food than the last time we were there.
  39. DJ

    4DrJB

    Los Angeles

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Would like more seafood options but, the menu is good. They are consistently good and friendly.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

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

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 3484 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 50 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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