Akasha

(310) 845-1700 | View Website

9543 Culver Blvd, Culver City, CA | Directions   90232

34.023083 -118.395572

Open Hours

Sat: 5:30pm-10:30pm, 9am-5pm, Sun: 5pm-9pm, 5:30pm-9pm, Mon-Thu: 11:30am-2:30pm, 5:30pm-9:30pm, 2:30pm-7pm, 8am-5pm, Fri: 11:30am-2:30pm, 5:30pm-10:30pm, 2:30pm-7pm, 8am-5pm

 
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More Tags: Bar Scene, Celeb Hangout, Business Dining, Group Dining, Date Spot, People Watching, Lunch Spot, Local Favorite, Late Night Dining, Historic Setting, Romantic Dining

Price: $$$

Health Food Store Products: Organic Health Foods

Payment Methods: MasterCard, Discover, Visa, American Express

Cuisine: New American, Hamburgers

Neighborhoods: Downtown

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Akasha
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Menu
Market Beets, Tandoori Chicken, Tuscan Kale Caesar, Lemon Chicken Cobb, Chopped, Steelhead Salmon, Grilled Flat Iron Steak, Roasted Garlic Hummus, Yukon Gold Fries, Sweet Potato Fries... more

Reviews for Akasha

Akasha
Recommends

Parking is FREE in the structure right next to UGO, great place to come with friends, dates or whomever.

Akasha
Recommends

Great space, lovely bar, excellently prepared seasonal CA cuisine. Good for a sit down dinner and equally as nice for a grab and go lunch from their adjoining coffee bar/cafe.

Akasha
Recommends

They offer coffee so good that you'll consider becoming one of those coffee snobs. Easy culver city parking too if you needed another reason to go.

Recommends
3.0
over a year ago

Great ambience, average food – Italian prosciutto cannot be cooked! It's a major sin. They'd better remove it from that pizza before thy put it in the oven.

That ruined my experience!

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

Dont think this place is going to make it. – Just plain not good. The drinks are super expensive for what they are ( agave or no agave ). The food was just not good and way over priced. With the economy being what it is i do not know how this place will make it. I say just keep walking a few doors down to Tender Greens and have a great meal without the attitude or the hefty price tag.

Doesn't Recommend
2.0
over a year ago

I really wanted to love this place... but NO. – When a friend of mine suggested we try this new organic/healthy/sustainible restaurant 'Akasha" i was excited. I really wanted and expected to like this place... but NO.

First let me just say the food was below mediocre...not good. We ordered the flat iron steak- it was luke warm a horribly fatty cut with little to no flavor. The "pizza" is like a cracker with a few veggies thrown on top. The sides- potatoes- just salty and cold. My friend ordered the Gniochi- how sad for him- it was5 small pieces! We all laughed when the waiter walked away! The short ribs we decent but again, just below my expectations. The Chocolate Hemp dessert left something to be desired.

The good thing was my Sirah-but it was $16 and for a very weak pour!

Our server was friendly. The decour was cool. But isn't the FOOD suppose to be good???

I wanted to like this place so bad... afterwards my husband asked what i thought on our way home... i had to admit- a HUGE DISSAPOINTMENT.

Don't waste your time, money or taste buds.

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

Cold eggs, lame portions – The "Sunday Brunch" here was a disappointment. We enjoyed the outside cafe seating and the $6.00 brunch drinks but the food was an EXTREME disappointment. I could be more creative and cook more quality food if I had stayed home. My wife's eggs came out cold and did not have the blue cheese that was on the menu (where's the Humboldt Fog, dude?). My "Spicy Scramble" listed, get this, listed the ingredients of salsa on the menu giving the impression that it was going to in the scramble, when in fact, it was in the dollop of salsa on the side! Guys, get your act together for brunch. We won't be back anytime soon until you do.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Great place to take the family – Our waiter was GREAT!

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

Nice Atmosphere, Great Cocktails – The reviews seem mixed for Akasha but I've always had a good experience here. 2 times I've sat at the bar, had some wine, which they let us taste first, and some apps.

Had the Masala Shrimp, Lettuce Wraps w/ tuna, and Mung beans bowl which were all very good.

Last night a couple girlfriends took me out for my b-day and we sat at a table. The atmosphere was lively for a Sunday night but not too loud, the service was fine, no complaints. We all shared some dishes.

Lettuce wraps- Good, fresh, w/ a nice sauce, not very big but that's to be expected

Red Quinoa w lemongrass chicken- Too healthy tasting and very Dry. Needs a sauce or oil. The low point.

Sea Bass (special of the night)- Sooo Good! Cooked perfectly, very moist, great flavor with Asian veg. and crispy rice cakes (rice cakes were Tiny! could've been bigger)

Niman Flatiron Steak- Again, Sooo Good! Top quality, cooked to perfection. Spinach great, Fries so-so but we didn't care.

Also got the sweet potato fries which were pretty good.

3 of us shared these and were satisfied.

All of us also had the Akasha cucumber cocktail- Very good, Refreshing.

Apple tart was good- sugary and cinnamon-y

I would come again but it is a bit pricey so it's good to share a smaller dish and a bigger dish if you're worried about that.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Akasha is Food Queen! – In short.... DIVINE!!!! As a Culver City business owner, I am thrilled to have Akasha in town! The food is fresh, the wine is sensational.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

I Became an Evangelist After Going Here! – Akasha is the perfect restaurant of the 21st century. The food and atmosphere were great, of course. The location in downtown Culver City is a fun one also.

I'm kind of a picky eater - I ask things like how the shrimp on the menu are caught (trawler, farmed, etc) or whether all the ingredients are organic and whether they're imported. They are not vegetarian - you can get meat, fish, or vegetable and it is all responsibly harvested. I asked my server some of these things, most of which she was able to answer. She finally offered to get Akasha to answer some of my questions. "You mean the owner?" I asked. Akasha is the owner and was right there. She was very nice and seems to have a burning passion for making this the best and most responsible restaurant anywhere. She had answers for questions I never dreamed of. She knew which fisherman provided her shrimp! This is in contrast to the blank stares I usually get about such things at restaurants.

I am a devotee now! Go Akasha!

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

In response to the person below – I too was there yesterday for lunch. There wasn't anything open in CC so we went to Akasha. The decor is great....I love the NY style loft look. Its was slammed when we were there. I agree with the time issue as our food took a bit of time but I figured it was because they were slammed and it was Labor Day and nothing within a 5 block radius was really open. I had a male waiter who was nice and did apologize for the wait and he also sent over a manager, a British woman, who apologized and told us that the kitchen wasn't expecting such a turn out today and reassured us that this will prepare them for the future. So I am not going to nail them to a cross. Was I hungry and grouchy, yes, but I am also a fair and understanding man. They comped our drinks which was good for us! The food I thought was great, I had the Turkey burger and my wife had the salmon salad, we shared a prosciutto pizza as an appetizer. They were all good! The table next to us had a waitress and she was training a new girl so maybe the new server will replace the server that the review complained about below. The girl in training was beautiful and smiled a lot so I guess that's a good sign. My wife and I will go back and hopefully they will have gotten the timing down. Its also only been open a few months.

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

Disappointing food. Didn't feel valued as a customer. – My girlfriend and I decided to wrap up our crazy labor day weekend with a lunch date somewhere in the quaint culver city area, we decided on Akasha. She ordered their pumpkin-lentl burger with fries and I got their beef burger with coleslaw, as well as their hummus appetizer. After a 10 minute period or so they brought us the hummus : A tad on the sweet side, with seasoned flat bread topped with caramelized onions, we were won over. Their hummus is amazing. After we finished that, there was a long period of no service. We started to notice that other tables around us were getting their food before us, patrons who had arrived 15-20 minutes after us. We asked our waitress if there was a problem, and explained that we had been waiting for a while, and she claimed that the kitchen was backed up and asked if we were in a hurry. No apology whatsoever. Very rude demeanor. Finally our plates arrived. The pumpkin-lentil burger was very bland, no flavor, dried out. No vibe whatsoever. The fries were akin to Carl's Jr. or McDonalds. Very underwhelming, generic, no originality. The beef burger was amazingly disappointing. I am convinced that the burger was on the broiler and hastily thrown on a frying pan. It arrived on the table covered in grease, which completely saturated the bun. The ingredients were very generic. Run of the mill lettuce leaves, tomato slices, red onions, and a small cup of catsup. The bun was actually decent, suprisingly. I would expect a hamburger at this price tag($16.00) to be much more interesting, with more creative ingredients. It's interesting that you can go to Cassell's(LA burger staple) and get a far better hamburger for about $6.00. The food here was a huge letdown. I felt ripped off. Father's Office nearby has a far superior hamburger for the same price. Its frustrating when a place like this charges this much for food with no originality, creativity, or pizzaz.

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