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Akasha

Akasha

New American Restaurant$$$$
Downtown Culver City, Culver City
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  • Lisa G.
    "Great place for coffee--they have Intelligentsia."(5 Tips)
    Dyan D.
    "The Bali Seafood Curry was just amazing!"(2 Tips)
    Crystal A.
    "The akasha cocktail & onion rings are a must."(11 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.
  • 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.
  • Connie C.
    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.
    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.
  • 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.
  • Rachel K.
    Rachel KDecember 20, 2014
    The garlic hummus comes with caramelized onion flatbread. So much better than boring pita.
  • Winnie K.
    Winnie KhooJanuary 19, 2016
    HH: half off drinks. Fave: dinela - albacore crude, seabass, chocolate torte
  • 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
  • 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!
  • 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
  • Khalilha H.
    Khalilha HaynesMarch 3, 2014
    Onion rings were on point. Hot chocolate is everything hot chocolate should be...heavenly. margherita flathead was ok.
  • 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.
  • Reed J.
    Reed JamesDecember 11, 2013
    Try the Skillet Mac And Cheese - With bacon and jalapenos. #spicy but not overly. Very #flavourful
  • Félix
    FélixJune 24, 2016
    Perfect lunch/brunch spot! Very tasty food and friendly staff. Nice decoration tho.
  • 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.
  • Dyan D.
    Dyan Del RiveroNovember 25, 2016
    It has great food, though not very traditional. The Bali Seafood Curry was just amazing!
  • 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.
  • Siddharth V.
    Siddharth VanchinathanFebruary 15, 2015
    The Brussel sprouts were weak. And there was a feather in the chicken wings. They were delicious though.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • Simone S.
    Simone SteinbergMarch 18, 2013
    Wow. Many things to choose from. Come around 1130 and have breakfast or lunch.
  • Elizabeth A.
    Elizabeth AkinsanyaJanuary 1, 2015
    Lots of food for people with dietary restrictions (gluten free, vegan)
  • Fatma G.
    Fatma GencOctober 18, 2015
    Best coffee, work, lunch, dinner spot in Culver city. Love the quinoa, sliders, burrata
  • @SDWIFEY
    @SDWIFEYMarch 22, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Strawberry Rhubarb Pie with Kahlua Chocolate Chip ice cream!
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Vxronica
    VxronicaNovember 6, 2011
    Great cocktails, gorgeous space and quality food that won't leave you feeling guilty later.
  • Garrett H.
    Garrett HunterMarch 9, 2012
    Try the Spicy Shrimp Pasta - noodles al dente and it packs a kick!
  • 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
  • Kelly B.
    Kelly BoneMarch 18, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The warm cherry salad is killer... or any of their vegetable side dishes!
  • Crew
    CrewJanuary 30, 2015
    Plugs all along the walls and behind the couch. Free Wi-Fi, password not required. Read more
  • kim h.
    kim halversonSeptember 21, 2011
    never had a bad anything from here...love it here in the mornings too!
  • Roman S.
    Roman SidoroffDecember 13, 2015
    Great coffee, hot tea and overall atmosphere! Likey!
  • 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!
  • Christopher J.
    Christopher JonesSeptember 10, 2014
    I don't even like scones but the scones here are amazing
  • 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.
  • Tim C.
    Tim CoyneDecember 6, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    The Cornmeal Apple Fritters with Sea Salt Caramel Ice Cream are outrageously awesome. Wow!
  • Jessie R.
    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.
  • Elizabeth A.
    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!
  • Drew S.
    Drew ShannonMay 13, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    The breakfast wrap is an awesome lighter take on the breakfast burrito
  • 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!
  • Negena S.
    Negena SamadiOctober 30, 2010
    All I have to say is the dark chocolate bars with peanut butter gelato was amazing!!
  • Molly H.
    Molly HansenNovember 27, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Great for Thanksgiving! Make your reservations early!
  • Jimmy C.
    Jimmy ChenFebruary 11, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    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.
  • Bubsy
    BubsyNovember 13, 2013
    Miranda Kerr likes to order takeout from here when in the Culver City area.
  • Amrit R.
    Amrit R.October 5, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Best organic food on the west side, but I'm biased.
  • 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.
  • Emily C.
    Emily ConlonMay 8, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Farm-to-table food and creative cocktails.
  • Robert Crawford R.
    Robert Crawford REALTOROctober 20, 2014
    Looking for a fresh menu and crafted cocktails? This is your place
  • Reed J.
    Reed JamesDecember 11, 2013
    Try the Sweet Potato Fries - Best I've ever had.
  • 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
  • Kimberly F.
    Kimberly FowlerMarch 13, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    If it packed sit a the bar & eat. Love the bartender!!
  • Reed J.
    Reed JamesDecember 11, 2013
    Try the Lamb Sliders - Perfection.
  • LA Weekly
    LA WeeklyJanuary 31, 2011
    Come to sample Akasha and others at this years Gold Standard on 3/6/11! http://bit.ly/iaPthT Read more
  • Afra B.
    Afra BelselahDecember 30, 2014
    The Bali seafood curry is so good.
  • Chris C.
    Chris CutjapanMay 30, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    They now serve Intelligentsia coffee! No need to drive to Abbot Kinney or Silverlake for a perfect cup.
  • Amrit R.
    Amrit R.March 21, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Make sure you order the onion rings. The daily soups are always vegan and delicious.
  • Claudia C.
    Claudia CampbellJuly 24, 2013
    Tandori spiced chicken wings are amazing!!!
  • Jenny M.
    Jenny MSeptember 10, 2013
    Live jazz on Monday nights. Swoon.
  • Karla R.
    Karla Rodriguez-RuizOctober 13, 2010
    Lamb sirloin and onion rings were amazing. Great service :)
  • Maynard&Child O.
    Maynard&Child OlivesJanuary 12, 2012
    They are constantly doing a Foursquare special. Become Mayor and you will be happy!
  • Reed J.
    Reed JamesDecember 11, 2013
    Try the Peanut Bar - To die for.
  • bryan
    bryanJuly 30, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    The hibiscus margarita is one of the best drinks I've ever tasted.
  • Roger M.
    Roger MaMarch 6, 2016
    Great coffee!
  • René M.
    René MachelSeptember 1, 2011
    Get the Lemon Créme Brulleé while they still have it!
  • Todd S.
    Todd ShaysMay 9, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    Two words: onion rings. Best I've ever had and consistently great.
  • Leyla F.
    Leyla FarahJuly 27, 2013
    Gluten free onion rings FTW!
  • Monica P.
    Monica PriceFebruary 24, 2012
    I was here for DineLA! Good pick!
  • Karen D.
    Karen DeMarcoJanuary 20, 2011
    If you're not counting calories, go for the onion rings, o-m-g...
  • Kelly B.
    Kelly BoneJuly 16, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Breakfast burger! So good! So messy!
  • VyVy N.
    VyVy NguyenJanuary 18, 2012
    The ginger lemonade here is amazing.
  • Rick L.
    Chilequlies are very good. The service is very poor
  • Brett R.
    Brett RothenbergMarch 20, 2012
    Try the pour over drip coffee
  • Amber R.
    Amber RichaneJuly 26, 2011
    The mac n cheese is A M A Z I N G.
  • TV Food Maps
    TV Food MapsAugust 26, 2014
    Check out Akasha as seen on Best Thing I Ever Ate Read more
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsOctober 19, 2011
    No one is here for the pizza. But these flatbreads should not be overlooked. Read more
  • Amrit R.
    Amrit R.November 26, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Fun fact: The Flynn's Arcade scene in the first TRON was filmed in the cafe.
  • D G.
    D GSeptember 26, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Dessert here is the best meal
  • John W.
    John WeathersbyAugust 21, 2014
    Half off wine bottles ever Wednesday.
  • Brett R.
    Brett RothenbergMarch 20, 2012
    Try the chocolate chip cookie
  • LA Weekly
    LA WeeklyDecember 29, 2010
    Featured on LA Weekly's 99 Essential Restaurants!
  • Oscar G.
    Oscar GomezSeptember 27, 2016
    Food is great! Service is very slow and it wasn't even full.
  • Chris C.
    Chris CutjapanJune 6, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    The heirloom tomato salad with burrata is amazing!
  • Cherry D.
    Cherry DavisJuly 7, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Don't order the bacon it's either burned or raw
  • Justin S.
    Justin SaecheeAugust 29, 2012
    Coat hooks underneath the bar!
  • Christopher L.
    Christopher LangmuirOctober 23, 2015
    Food honestly pretty meh for the price. Onion rings were good though.
  • Lani
    LaniAugust 18, 2011
    Wed. half off beer and wine!
  • Tasty Clouds
    Tasty CloudsSeptember 15, 2010
    Wines are half off on Wednesdays.
  • Ruth B.
    Ruth BehrAugust 1, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Awesome happy hour beverages... yum Read more
  • Erica T.
    Erica TaylorJanuary 29, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    The Asaka cocktail is divine!
  • Robin .
    Robin 😎January 27, 2011
    The Mac & Cheese is fabulous.
  • STALYON
    STALYONJanuary 29, 2013
    Smile. It's that good!
  • Yelena A.
    Yelena AksertOctober 12, 2010
    amazing drinks watch your bill go high
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