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Akasha

New American Restaurant$$$$
Downtown Culver City, Culver City
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    The experts at Food Network and LA Weekly recommend this place
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    Lisa G.
    "Great place for coffee--they have Intelligentsia."(5 Tips)
    Dyan
    "The Bali Seafood Curry was just amazing!"(2 Tips)
    Crystal A.
    "The akasha cocktail & onion rings are a must."(10 Tips)
    Reed J.
    "Try the Lamb Sliders - Perfection."(2 Tips)
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  • Steven Y.
    Steven YApril 27, 2016
    They serve a proper cup of Intelligentsia and fresh salads - a great spot for lunch, plus the parking garage next door offers 2 hours free
  • Irene G.
    Irene GirtonJanuary 7, 2015
    Great cocktails, lovely small bites, and a knockout short rib plate (ginger mashed sweet potatoes and Brussels sprouts). Excellent attentive and responsive service.
  • Connie C.heart icon on user image
    Connie ChiuNovember 1, 2016
    Surprisingly beautiful decor inside. Highlights: Spanish octopus (GET IT), goat cheese and hazelnut beets, and the red quinoa pilaf with squash.
  • Rich G.heart icon on user image
    Rich GreenhillDecember 28, 2014
    A fine Xmas Eve meal. The gnocci starter is a must, plus all great salads. The curry was a little too soggy for me but tasted good.
  • Winnie K.heart icon on user image
    Winnie KhooJanuary 19, 2016
    HH: half off drinks. Fave: dinela - albacore crude, seabass, chocolate torte
  • Rachel K.heart icon on user image
    Rachel KDecember 20, 2014
    The garlic hummus comes with caramelized onion flatbread. So much better than boring pita.
  • Food Network
    Food NetworkAugust 17, 2011
    Duff Goldman can't get enough of the fried onion rings at Akasha in Culver City, CA, on Food Network's The Best Thing I Ever Ate. Find more tips at Food Network Local. Read more
  • GourmetLive
    GourmetLiveNovember 22, 2011
    Food blogger Julie Tilsner of The Bad Home Cook recommends Akasha, which is known for its use of locally grown organic produce and bold twists on healthy, vegetarian-based fare.
  • Justin S.
    Justin SatzmanSeptember 29, 2011
    Seriously the best turkey burger I have ever had. Also, go on Wednesday nights, they have "Wine Wednesday" where every bottle of wine on the menu is half price.
  • Jay R.
    Jay ResarAugust 21, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Best place for Wine on Wednesdays. Half off bottles all day and half off of wine by the glass from 4-7. Say hi to Lisa behind the bar she's great.
  • Lisa G.
    Lisa GanskyDecember 28, 2012
    Great place for coffee--they have Intelligentsia. Good place to catch up w/a friend or just bring your laptop & write!
  • Félixheart icon on user image
    FélixJune 24, 2016
    Perfect lunch/brunch spot! Very tasty food and friendly staff. Nice decoration tho.
  • Daisy P.heart icon on user image
    Daisy Perez EsparzaFebruary 5, 2015
    Nice atmosphere and music even when the live Jazz is not playing. Try the Blood orange daiquiri
  • Reed J.
    Reed JamesDecember 11, 2013
    Try the Pan Seared Sea Bass - Cooked perfectly. Moist and extremely flavourful. Highly recommended.
  • Reed J.
    Reed JamesDecember 11, 2013
    Try the Skillet Mac And Cheese - With bacon and jalapenos. #spicy but not overly. Very #flavourful
  • Tasting Table
    Tasting TableMarch 31, 2012
    A trip to Bali has inspired the menu at this Culver City spot. Don’t miss the caramelized cashews with kaffir lime and fragrant baby back ribs. Read more
  • Fatma G.heart icon on user image
    Fatma GencOctober 18, 2015
    Best coffee, work, lunch, dinner spot in Culver city. Love the quinoa, sliders, burrata
  • Dyanheart icon on user image
    DyanNovember 25, 2016
    It has great food, though not very traditional. The Bali Seafood Curry was just amazing!
  • Siddharth V.heart icon on user image
    Siddharth VanchinathanFebruary 15, 2015
    The Brussel sprouts were weak. And there was a feather in the chicken wings. They were delicious though.
  • Elizabeth A.heart icon on user image
    Elizabeth AkinsanyaJanuary 1, 2015
    Lots of food for people with dietary restrictions (gluten free, vegan)
  • Diann K.heart icon on user image
    Diann KJuly 24, 2018
    Lavender drop! A little sweet but yummy
  • Roman S.heart icon on user image
    Roman SidoroffDecember 13, 2015
    Great coffee, hot tea and overall atmosphere! Likey!
  • Simone S.
    Simone SteinbergMarch 18, 2013
    Wow. Many things to choose from. Come around 1130 and have breakfast or lunch.
  • Caroline O.
    Caroline On CrackApril 22, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Enjoy breakfast on the cafe patio with your pup. Don't forget to get a couple of peanut butter doggy cookies for $1.
  • @SDWIFEY
    @SDWIFEYMarch 22, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Strawberry Rhubarb Pie with Kahlua Chocolate Chip ice cream!
  • Cheapism
    CheapismMarch 14, 2011
    From 4-7pm, this Culver City spot offers food and cocktails from $5-$7. The snacks include lamb sliders and sweet potato fries, hummus, margherita pizza, and spiced cashews. Read more
  • Jane D.
    Jane DamMay 30, 2011
    Get the spiked organic turkey burger. I love the jalepeno and red peppers mixed into it. So flavorful.
  • Crystal A.
    Crystal AdamsJuly 30, 2011
    The akasha cocktail & onion rings are a must. Make sure to check in for drink perks!
  • Wade A.
    Wade ArmstrongJune 6, 2011
    The PLT sandwich - pork belly, lettuce and tomato - is one of the best things I've ever eaten anywhere!
  • Christopher J.heart icon on user image
    Christopher JonesSeptember 10, 2014
    I don't even like scones but the scones here are amazing
  • Katy Y.
    Katy YenDecember 4, 2012
    It's more like a cafe that uses intelligentsia beans. Not really your typical intelligentsia coffee experience but it's certainly a cute cafe for breakfast and such.
  • Jessie R.heart icon on user image
    Jessie RDecember 28, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Service is normally friendly and the coffee good, but last trip here was really subpar. Cortado was terrible. Will definitely give it another shot, but for the price a bad experience here stings.
  • Crew
    CrewJanuary 30, 2015
    Plugs all along the walls and behind the couch. Free Wi-Fi, password not required. Read more
  • Claire H.
    Claire HawleyJuly 23, 2011
    Nectarine, prosciutto, buratta salad is yum. Creative drinks. Try the prosciutto fig pizza.
  • Garrett H.
    Garrett HunterMarch 9, 2012
    Try the Spicy Shrimp Pasta - noodles al dente and it packs a kick!
  • Elizabeth A.heart icon on user image
    Elizabeth AkinsanyaJanuary 1, 2015
    The vanilla latte is my favorite!
  • Gary C.
    Gary ClarkeJune 2, 2015
    Those wings were jammin - not your normal wings, but tasty!
  • Diann K.heart icon on user image
    Diann KJuly 24, 2018
    A lot of different tastes to choose from
  • Vxronica
    VxronicaNovember 6, 2011
    Great cocktails, gorgeous space and quality food that won't leave you feeling guilty later.
  • Jesse B.
    Jesse BlumaAugust 28, 2012
    Happy hour drink prices are good only at the bar, despite the close proximity of the tables. My one suggestion to the management was to change this practice. Read more
  • Nicci F.
    Nicci FreemanApril 26, 2013
    Good coffee. Not good enough to wait 20 mins. Could've done w/o the eye rolling, & attitude. First time here, kill me for not knowing the rules & asking for a triple. Back to Starbucks 4 me.
  • Drew S.heart icon on user image
    Drew ShannonMay 13, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    The breakfast wrap is an awesome lighter take on the breakfast burrito
  • kim h.
    kim halversonSeptember 21, 2011
    never had a bad anything from here...love it here in the mornings too!
  • Bubsy
    BubsyNovember 13, 2013
    Miranda Kerr likes to order takeout from here when in the Culver City area.
  • Tim C.
    Tim CoyneDecember 6, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    The Cornmeal Apple Fritters with Sea Salt Caramel Ice Cream are outrageously awesome. Wow!
  • Annie J.
    Annie JankowskiSeptember 5, 2011
    Get the Mac and Cheese! Its to die for! Super light too- worth every penny.
  • Karl H.
    Karl HobartJanuary 6, 2011
    Fantastic space with excellent cocktail & beer list. I recommend their homemade jams!
  • Kelly B.
    Kelly BoneMarch 18, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The warm cherry salad is killer... or any of their vegetable side dishes!
  • Afra B.
    Afra BelselahDecember 30, 2014
    The Bali seafood curry is so good.
  • Roger M.heart icon on user image
    Roger MaMarch 6, 2016
    Great coffee!
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