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Akasha

Akasha

New American Restaurant, Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant, and Wine Bar$$$$
Downtown Culver City, Culver City
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  • Lisa G.
    "Great place for coffee--they have Intelligentsia."(5 Tips)
    Crystal A.
    "The akasha cocktail & onion rings are a must."(12 Tips)
    Reed J.
    "Try the Lamb Sliders - Perfection."(2 Tips)
    Tasting Table
    "A trip to Bali has inspired the menu at this Culver City spot."(2 Tips)
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  • Steven Y.
    Steven YApril 27
    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
  • 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.
  • Jessie S.
    Jessie Sweetland RobertsDecember 28, 2014
    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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Jay R.
    Jay ResarAugust 21, 2011
    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.
  • Rich G.
    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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Joshua F.
    Joshua FMay 22, 2011
    Good desserts and good coffee. Great ambiance but absolutely horrible service. Left cash on the table b/c we didn't see our waitress for 30 mins. Hostess was rude too.
  • 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
  • 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
  • Rachel K.
    Rachel KDecember 20, 2014
    The garlic hummus comes with caramelized onion flatbread. So much better than boring pita.
  • James C.
    James CaskeySeptember 2, 2011
    Its like an apple store. The product is amazing but they are trying to hard for the personal customer experience and it leaves you pissed off as you have to wait. I wont be back unless I have an hour
  • 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.
  • Khalilha H.
    Khalilha HaynesMarch 3, 2014
    Onion rings were on point. Hot chocolate is everything hot chocolate should be...heavenly. margherita flathead was ok.
  • Winnie K.
    Winnie KhooJanuary 19
    HH: half off drinks. Fave: dinela - albacore crude, seabass, chocolate torte
  • 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!
  • Caroline O.
    Caroline On CrackApril 22, 2011
    Enjoy breakfast on the cafe patio with your pup. Don't forget to get a couple of peanut butter doggy cookies for $1.
  • Reed J.
    Reed JamesDecember 11, 2013
    Try the Skillet Mac And Cheese - With bacon and jalapenos. #spicy but not overly. Very #flavourful
  • Daisy P.
    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.
  • Jane D.
    Jane DamMay 30, 2011
    Get the spiked organic turkey burger. I love the jalepeno and red peppers mixed into it. So flavorful.
  • Siddharth V.
    Siddharth VanchinathanFebruary 15, 2015
    The Brussel sprouts were weak. And there was a feather in the chicken wings. They were delicious though.
  • Jimmy C.
    Jimmy ChenFebruary 11, 2011
    If you are like me, then the facet in the men's room won't work for you. Use your drink to wash your hands.
  • Crystal A.
    Crystal AdamsJuly 30, 2011
    The akasha cocktail & onion rings are a must. Make sure to check in for drink perks!
  • Claire H.
    Claire HawleyJuly 23, 2011
    Nectarine, prosciutto, buratta salad is yum. Creative drinks. Try the prosciutto fig pizza.
  • Karl H.
    Karl HobartJanuary 6, 2011
    Fantastic space with excellent cocktail & beer list. I recommend their homemade jams!
  • 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!
  • Lydia A.
    Lydia AmmosovaJanuary 13, 2011
    Love the earthy vibe in the café! Plus this place knocks out the most luscious foam on your latte, baby!
  • Tim C.
    Tim CoyneDecember 6, 2010
    The Cornmeal Apple Fritters with Sea Salt Caramel Ice Cream are outrageously awesome. Wow!
  • Amrit R.
    Amrit R.March 21, 2010
    Make sure you order the onion rings. The daily soups are always vegan and delicious.
  • Annie J.
    Annie JankowskiSeptember 5, 2011
    Get the Mac and Cheese! Its to die for! Super light too- worth every penny.
  • Janet T.
    Janet TomJuly 3, 2013
    Worst place to get coffee! Baristas are noobies! Save your money and go down the street to coffee conservatory!
  • Crew
    CrewJanuary 30, 2015
    Plugs all along the walls and behind the couch. Free Wi-Fi, password not required. Read more
  • Simone S.
    Simone SteinbergMarch 18, 2013
    Wow. Many things to choose from. Come around 1130 and have breakfast or lunch.
  • Vxronica
    VxronicaNovember 6, 2011
    Great cocktails, gorgeous space and quality food that won't leave you feeling guilty later.
  • Elizabeth A.
    Elizabeth AkinsanyaJanuary 1, 2015
    Lots of food for people with dietary restrictions (gluten free, vegan)
  • Negena S.
    Negena SamadiOctober 30, 2010
    All I have to say is the dark chocolate bars with peanut butter gelato was amazing!!
  • kim h.
    kim halversonSeptember 21, 2011
    never had a bad anything from here...love it here in the mornings too!
  • Garrett H.
    Garrett HunterMarch 9, 2012
    Try the Spicy Shrimp Pasta - noodles al dente and it packs a kick!
  • Kelly B.
    Kelly BoneMarch 18, 2012
    The warm cherry salad is killer... or any of their vegetable side dishes!
  • LA Weekly
    LA WeeklyMarch 25, 2011
    Featured in LA Weekly's "L.A.'s Best Cocktails: Our 55 favorites and where to find them." (Click 'More Info') Read more
  • Roman S.
    Roman SidoroffDecember 13, 2015
    Great coffee, hot tea and overall atmosphere! Likey!
  • Betty K.
    Betty KaoJune 9, 2010
    Often runs out of food that's on the regular menu and bad service. Tried it twice. No more.
  • bryan
    bryanJuly 30, 2010
    The hibiscus margarita is one of the best drinks I've ever tasted.
  • Todd S.
    Todd ShaysMay 9, 2010
    Two words: onion rings. Best I've ever had and consistently great.
  • Tom B.
    Tom BurmesterDecember 1, 2009
    If you work in Culver City, coffee at Akasha is only $1. And it is excellent coffee.
  • Karen D.
    Karen DeMarcoJanuary 20, 2011
    If you're not counting calories, go for the onion rings, o-m-g...
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