AKASHA

4.6
3110 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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  • Neighbourhood Gem
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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KF
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Good service. Delicious food. Nice ambience. The fact that you have two entrances and the back one is in to the kitchen/Mgr area is a little weird but definitely would recommend this restaurant

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c
Los Angeles
48 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

We visited during the beginning of DineLA week. Three had the DineLA specials and weren’t overjoyed. The shrimp appetizer was nice, but not special. The Moroccan meatball entree was not a favorite. The carne asada was a very small portion for a man. The bread pudding dessert was excellent. The walnut lemon torte was more walnut and less lemon, which disappointed the diner.
The burger was good and the kale salad was enjoyed. Coconut sorbet was excellent.

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l
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service. Meal was delicious as usual. We’ll be back again!

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JH
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Would be great if you expanded and varied your menu. We eat at AKASHA frequently, love the food, but variety would be best.

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OT
Los Angeles
117 reviews
Dined on 1 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very special birthday celebration for my mother. The musicians even played a jazzy version of “Happy Birthday.”

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D
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had an amazing experience
Great food. The sev puri was amazing
The cocktails were great added cbd!
Great times. The manager, Pauline from Manchester, England took extremely good care of us and recommended phenomenal food

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C
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Akasha is my favorite restaurant!! The food is ALWAYS on point. This is what restaurants are all about. Fresh tasty food, friendly people, and Ms. Akasha herself is fabulous.

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JC
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Curry has wonderful flavor but it was soupy vs saucy and the black rice doesn't absorb the liquid.

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L
Los Angeles
218 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Interesting variety on a fairly small menu. Human but ample portions. Excellent collection of cocktails and wine. Just a very pleasant atmosphere with very good food. Could use a few healthier options. And maybe a tad overpriced. Did enjoy an excellent chocolate bread pudding with cherry compote for dessert.

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M
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very friendly service, got a table in front of the bar, food was delicious and pretty good amount, ambience was just perfect for us two since we had 25 years of stuff to catch up with. Will definitely visit here again.

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OT
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on 24 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Meeting up with an old friend

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MB
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on 24 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

The food is very fresh and tasty. I’m never disappointed here.

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SM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

The food prepared well. The portions are small. Ambiance was good and the staff acts in a professional manner.

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OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was great and the server was wonderful

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BW
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 4

First it took soo long to get our food, and when it finally came, they forgot three things. Also, I've often ordered the fried chicken sandwich and what came bore no resemblance to anything before. It was horrible.

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DG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fresh tasty food served in a reasonable time, friendly professional staff, and great coffee

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AA
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We love to visit Akasha for the entire experience - the ambience is great - the lighting and decor is memorable. Our server Steve was excellent - so helpful (I was trying to decide between three different red wines...and he brought me a taste of each! Was incredibly helpful and thoughtful, and I was very happy with the wine I selected with his help). The food as always was delicious and well prepared, with the right balance of flavors. We had a thoroughly enjoyable evening, and look forward to returning.

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DR
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 4

The food quality was decent for most of our table, but my plate of Flat Iron streak was pathetic in both size and accompanying sides. It came with three small onion rings and two pieces of cut up asparagus stalks. The platting sucked too. Like it was just thrown together.

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HP
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The service here was impeccable!!! I can't say enough good things. It was a busy saturday night, and still, everything was prefect. My table was available promptly at the requested time. All staff were lovely and the food was verrrrrrry good! Gluten-free onion rings for the WIN! I'll be back for my next special occasion!

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S
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Took friends here for dinner for the first time and everyone loved it! The food was high quality and flavorful. The menu isn't huge but there were enough choices for meat and non-meat eaters. Ambiance was great and while the restaurant was full it wasn't very loud. We had reservations and we were seated quickly and the food came out fast. Our waiter was a little abrupt and would interrupt us mid-conversation. This was the only down-side to the evening. Overall great place to take friends for an upscale casual night out with high quality fusion food and good ambiance.

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r
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 5

Kind of mixed overall. Wonderful ambience and restaurant space but service was slow. We had to keep reminding the waiter for water and we didn't seem him for long periods at the end of the meal. Waited quite a while for coffee and dessert. I would rate the salmon entree as so, so; kind of soupy and pretty average overall. Wine recommendation was wonderful and I heard no negative entree comments otherwise. We couldn't tell if the slow service was because of the waiter or the kitchen. I will return, but order a different menu item.

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OT
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

We love this restaurant! This visit was a bit awkward at arrival/seating, but the food and table service were great!

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JN
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 2Ambience 4

Food was delicious. Would've like to have ordered more! Server was initially attentive but disappeared for looong stretches. Hard to get a second glass of wine. Not what we expect when we go to Akasha.

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KH
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I always love introducing a new friend to this restaurant, one of my favorites in Culver City. Always great, plus I’m glad you switched out those chairs!

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W
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

Food was not great -- especially for the price. Menu felt very limited as well. Overall - boring

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K
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious meal with our friends visiting from Buenos Aires.

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j
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great place to go for Sunday brunch! Food was delicious and service was attentive.

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OT
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Longtime favorite, menu needs a refresh.

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G
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Akasha ALWAYS delivers. the food, the service. It’s my go-to lunch meeting spot because A) something for everyone on the menu, B) somehow simple and sophisticated dishes C) just plain great Ju-ju, and it’s clearly intentional on the part of the ownership and staff.

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M
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

the food was too dry. I had been there for dinner before. In lunch time, they are too busy to attend to their customers.

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A
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

The ambiance was great! Very romantic feel/ dim lights, beautiful patio seating area and decor. Service was exceptional. Our waiter was attentive & came to check on us just enough.

The only downside to the experience was the food. Food was ver bland and portions were way too small. My guest and I left the restaurant hungry.

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RS
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was EXCELLENT! Service was superb and the wine was delicious!

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f
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious food. Lavendar drop martinis are amazing. Atmosphere is high energy and fun.

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CD
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

I had a great lunch sitting at the bar at Akasha. My server was very helpful, made a great recommendation and the food was incredible. Will be back.

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H
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on 23 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food and service were amazing. Super Pricey!!
We will go back on special occasions.

Lisa

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P
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 3

The food was good but uninspired. Service was excellent. The place was a quarter full but it was Game of Thrones Sunday.

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GC
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Chris the manager was great. Staff was classy but didn’t shame the patrons (as can happen in upscale places). Lovely homespun feel to the place. Reasonably sized proportions (not like the iddy-biddy bits that are now the fashion). Wealthy Farmhouse feel to the architecture.

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KK
1 review
Dined on 16 May 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 2Ambience 5

Service was awful. Took forever to order and get the bill. They also added “kitchen appreciation” on the bill, I’ve never seen that.

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FM
Los Angeles
46 reviews
Dined on 15 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Very tasty food. We enjoyed the onion rings and fried chicken sliders as well as the special which was a black rice bowl with asparagus and artichokes. Wednesday evening seems to be a half bottle wine special at the bar. We didn't have wine, but the margarita was solid. Nice evening overall.

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OT
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Mothers day

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