Akasha

★★★★★
  • 9543 Culver Blvd

    Culver City, CA 90232

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  • 310-845-1700

About Akasha

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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Nice space, do not get the poke. It looked like a big mound of pink mush surrounded by some greens.

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Nice space, do not get the poke. It looked like a big mound of pink mush surrounded by some greens.

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I've been to this place few times for happy hour and I liked most of the appetizers, except for the chicken wings, which were dry and more the size of frogs' legs. I always wanted to experience some of their full menu items, especially

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I've been to this place few times for happy hour and I liked most of the appetizers, except for the chicken wings, which were dry and more the size of frogs' legs. I always wanted to experience some of their full menu items, especially

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I love the idea of no antibiotics and no hormones on my food, and their pastries, delicious!!!!
Even though they have terrible service i had myself going back again and again, complaining every time but happy with my food.
Today was not

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I love the idea of no antibiotics and no hormones on my food, and their pastries, delicious!!!!
Even though they have terrible service i had myself going back again and again, complaining every time but happy with my food.
Today was not

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Really top notch all around. Wait staff are friendly, although we sit in our usual table now and only see one in particular. The vibe is good, energetic, and organic. I mean that in a lot of ways. Sure, in the traditional sense the

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Really top notch all around. Wait staff are friendly, although we sit in our usual table now and only see one in particular. The vibe is good, energetic, and organic. I mean that in a lot of ways. Sure, in the traditional sense the

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I am excited with this restarant

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I am excited with this restarant

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I wanted to like Akasha because I like their ideology. I wish more restaurants tried to source from local farmers for sustainable, organic food. The location is lovely and they have decorated it well; shelves of organic cookbooks line the

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I wanted to like Akasha because I like their ideology. I wish more restaurants tried to source from local farmers for sustainable, organic food. The location is lovely and they have decorated it well; shelves of organic cookbooks line the

Pros: A great idea about how food should be procured

Cons: Bad execution, small portions, expensive for what you get

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I recently went to Akasha with 2 friends for dinner. I was anxious to try it as I had heard good things about the food. Once seated, it took the waitress 20 MINUTES to take our drink order, then after sitting there for 40 MORE MINUTES, our

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I recently went to Akasha with 2 friends for dinner. I was anxious to try it as I had heard good things about the food. Once seated, it took the waitress 20 MINUTES to take our drink order, then after sitting there for 40 MORE MINUTES, our

Cons: HORRID SERVICE

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Ok, so being a waitress for many years I have an internal checklist of what a restaurant experience should provide and Akasha was such a DISSAPOINTMENT. As avid foodies, we were looking forward to a meal there with friends. However, the

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★★★★★

Ok, so being a waitress for many years I have an internal checklist of what a restaurant experience should provide and Akasha was such a DISSAPOINTMENT. As avid foodies, we were looking forward to a meal there with friends. However, the

Pros: location, decor

Cons: food, service, value

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I don't uderstand people's complains my boyfriend and I have been there several times and we love it!!!!!!\r
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price....? if you have complains go to Mac Donals

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★★★★★

I don't uderstand people's complains my boyfriend and I have been there several times and we love it!!!!!!\r
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price....? if you have complains go to Mac Donals

Pros: best short ribs

Cons: non

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The food is terrific! In addition to their great food they also have an excellent wine list. Check out their happy hour and nightly specials as you can save big time. And I love the atmosphere.

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The food is terrific! In addition to their great food they also have an excellent wine list. Check out their happy hour and nightly specials as you can save big time. And I love the atmosphere.

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Akasha is one of my new favorite places. The chef focuses on organic, locally grown foods. The taste combos are wonderful. The setting is open but a little bit noisy.

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Akasha is one of my new favorite places. The chef focuses on organic, locally grown foods. The taste combos are wonderful. The setting is open but a little bit noisy.

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Dont get me wrong, I am all about organic, locally grown foods. BUT the food here is terrible. I went with 3 other people. The turkey burger tasted like soggy meatloaf. I had the Mung beans and rice which was not only unappealing to look

3
★★★★★

Dont get me wrong, I am all about organic, locally grown foods. BUT the food here is terrible. I went with 3 other people. The turkey burger tasted like soggy meatloaf. I had the Mung beans and rice which was not only unappealing to look

Pros: the malbec, if anything

Cons: THE FOOD

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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!

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★★★★★

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!

Pros: crowd, architecture

Cons: food below espectations

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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

3
★★★★★

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

Pros: unusual dishes

Cons: everything stinks and is over priced

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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. \r
First let me just say the food was below mediocre...not good. We

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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. \r
First let me just say the food was below mediocre...not good. We

Pros: service, ambience

Cons: bad food +bad prices= not recession friendly.

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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

3
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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

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Our waiter was GREAT!

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Our waiter was GREAT!

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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.\r
Had the Masala Shrimp, Lettuce Wraps w/ tuna, and Mung beans bowl

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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.\r
Had the Masala Shrimp, Lettuce Wraps w/ tuna, and Mung beans bowl

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Akasha has been getting a lot of good press but I don't feel the food or the service is worth the price. While the space is nice the food is sold on it's "local source" origins. That is not enough when you are charging as much as they are.

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Akasha has been getting a lot of good press but I don't feel the food or the service is worth the price. While the space is nice the food is sold on it's "local source" origins. That is not enough when you are charging as much as they are.

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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.

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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.

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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. \r
I'm kind of a picky eater - I ask things like how the shrimp on the menu

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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. \r
I'm kind of a picky eater - I ask things like how the shrimp on the menu

Pros: excellent food, excellent service, eco-friendly

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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

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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

Pros: Food, Decor, Drinks, Service, PARKING!!!!!!!

Cons: A bit noisey

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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

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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

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nicely done though very expensive for what you get. The room is great the food is good. Just not great

3
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nicely done though very expensive for what you get. The room is great the food is good. Just not great

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I went in kinda spur of the moment. I had seen the restaurant on Flip That Restaurant on TLC, but at the time I was living out of state and had forgotten this restaurant even existed until I drove by. I had to try it!\r
It was busy, but I

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I went in kinda spur of the moment. I had seen the restaurant on Flip That Restaurant on TLC, but at the time I was living out of state and had forgotten this restaurant even existed until I drove by. I had to try it!\r
It was busy, but I

Pros: Amazing food, quick/friendly service, great atmosphere

Cons: Portion size

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I ordered the grilled artichoke to start with and could not believe how small it was for $9 - it was about a third of an artichoke. It was also drenched in olive oil. The main course, an eggplant and tomato dish was also on the small side,

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I ordered the grilled artichoke to start with and could not believe how small it was for $9 - it was about a third of an artichoke. It was also drenched in olive oil. The main course, an eggplant and tomato dish was also on the small side,

Pros: Wine list, service

Cons: Small portion size for the price

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Okay, I cannot recommend the restaurant since I did not eat there, but what I can recommend are their cupcakes from the bakery. Our server, Rob, highly recommended the Carrot Cupcake and I'm glad I listened to him, because now I will

3
★★★★★

Okay, I cannot recommend the restaurant since I did not eat there, but what I can recommend are their cupcakes from the bakery. Our server, Rob, highly recommended the Carrot Cupcake and I'm glad I listened to him, because now I will

Pros: cupcakes, good-looking and knowledgeable wait-staff

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My husband and I took his parents to this place, expecting it to be so amazing. Visually it is stunning, but the service was embarrassing, the food was either bland, cold, or too spicy. Nothing went right the entire evening. My husband

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My husband and I took his parents to this place, expecting it to be so amazing. Visually it is stunning, but the service was embarrassing, the food was either bland, cold, or too spicy. Nothing went right the entire evening. My husband

Pros: bartender was great!

Cons: service, food, overall experience horrible

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I feel compelled to write a review because I've been hearing and reading nothing but good reviews from good sources that I have discovered were mostly false, at least in our experience. \r
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Last night (5/3) my husband and I decided to

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I feel compelled to write a review because I've been hearing and reading nothing but good reviews from good sources that I have discovered were mostly false, at least in our experience. \r
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Last night (5/3) my husband and I decided to

Pros: Service and wine list

Cons: Tiny bland portions, outside seating, too expensive for its worth

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The restaurant, named after the chef Akasha Richmond, is housed in a large industrial space which is warm and welcoming. They serve tasty comfort food and great desserts. Also kid friendly.

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The restaurant, named after the chef Akasha Richmond, is housed in a large industrial space which is warm and welcoming. They serve tasty comfort food and great desserts. Also kid friendly.

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I am really starting to enjoy the assortment of dining options in Culver City. Akasha is a super fit! We made reservations around 5pm Friday for a party of 4. We got a 9:15 reservation. The vibe is super for an entertaining dinner with

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I am really starting to enjoy the assortment of dining options in Culver City. Akasha is a super fit! We made reservations around 5pm Friday for a party of 4. We got a 9:15 reservation. The vibe is super for an entertaining dinner with

Pros: Comfortable Tables and Seating, Vibe, Food, Service

Cons: kinda a small menu

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My friend and I were very excited to visit this place. It was under new and notable restaurants section on citysearch and downtown Culver City is a new hot spot for good restaurants (the owner used to be Barbara Streisand's personal

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My friend and I were very excited to visit this place. It was under new and notable restaurants section on citysearch and downtown Culver City is a new hot spot for good restaurants (the owner used to be Barbara Streisand's personal

Pros: Sweet Potato Fries

Cons: Stingy Portions

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Lovely new spot in Culver City. Food was excellent, very flavorful and interesting. The Masala shrimp and tamarind chutney are a must have and the short ribs are delicious. The short ribs fall apart and are moist and hearty. The braeburn

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Lovely new spot in Culver City. Food was excellent, very flavorful and interesting. The Masala shrimp and tamarind chutney are a must have and the short ribs are delicious. The short ribs fall apart and are moist and hearty. The braeburn

Pros: yummy food, great for vegans, good value and fun.

Cons: no valet

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Another trendy LA restaurant that gets by on mediocre food and large noisy crowds. My party and I tried a number of dishes. All mediocre. In fact the worst steak I've had in years. Even the deserts miss. And if you can't make a good

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Another trendy LA restaurant that gets by on mediocre food and large noisy crowds. My party and I tried a number of dishes. All mediocre. In fact the worst steak I've had in years. Even the deserts miss. And if you can't make a good

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Went there last night with a small group. I had the spare ribs, and they were absolutely delicious!! Unfortunately, the servings are somewhat small, but that may be because I'm used to the L.A. supersized dishes that everyone seems to

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Went there last night with a small group. I had the spare ribs, and they were absolutely delicious!! Unfortunately, the servings are somewhat small, but that may be because I'm used to the L.A. supersized dishes that everyone seems to

Pros: Fun and hip restaurant with delicious food!

Cons: A little pricey for the portion sizes.

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I've been to this restaurant twice since it opened. Each time, my food was tasteless. Our server was nice, but you got the feeling he didn't like the food either. When our server delivered the dessert menus, he was finally excited about

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I've been to this restaurant twice since it opened. Each time, my food was tasteless. Our server was nice, but you got the feeling he didn't like the food either. When our server delivered the dessert menus, he was finally excited about

Pros: parking, decor, dessert

Cons: food

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I tried Akasha with a friend of mine who recommended it and I loved it!! The food was delicious and the ambiance was nice. We ordered about 4 appetizers and shared everything. The mac & cheese was awesome and the mushroom tart was also

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I tried Akasha with a friend of mine who recommended it and I loved it!! The food was delicious and the ambiance was nice. We ordered about 4 appetizers and shared everything. The mac & cheese was awesome and the mushroom tart was also

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We were referred to this restaurant and decided to give it a try. Unfortunately, very disappointed. When we first arrived, our reservation had the incorrect name which made us look like walk-ins then they finally realized that this was an

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We were referred to this restaurant and decided to give it a try. Unfortunately, very disappointed. When we first arrived, our reservation had the incorrect name which made us look like walk-ins then they finally realized that this was an

Pros: atomsphere

Cons: food

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My husband & I dine out a lot, and being exposed to good restaurants around the world has made our tastes a bit more discerning. It takes much to impress us nowadays, but Akasha did just that. Since it had only been open a month, we

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My husband & I dine out a lot, and being exposed to good restaurants around the world has made our tastes a bit more discerning. It takes much to impress us nowadays, but Akasha did just that. Since it had only been open a month, we

Pros: eco-conscious, organic & YUMMY food, knowledgeable staff, easy parking, reasonably priced

Cons: NONE!!!

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The food is amazing! The service is great. The atmosphere is romantic and fun.The menu is really interesting and fresh.The fact that it is green and serves organic food grown locally is just icing. So many times, places that have a

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The food is amazing! The service is great. The atmosphere is romantic and fun.The menu is really interesting and fresh.The fact that it is green and serves organic food grown locally is just icing. So many times, places that have a

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I saw this restaurant profiled on "Flip that Restaurant" and decided to give it a try. Unfortunately, I left disappointed. When we first arrived, we were greeted by a hostess with an overwhelming sense of self-importance. She asked if

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I saw this restaurant profiled on "Flip that Restaurant" and decided to give it a try. Unfortunately, I left disappointed. When we first arrived, we were greeted by a hostess with an overwhelming sense of self-importance. She asked if

Pros: No wait, despite what the hostess wants you to believe

Cons: Price, food

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It typically takes a new restaurant three plus months to offer the quality and consistency in food and service, that we experienced yesterday during their first week of lunch service. We ordered four dishes: an appetizer salad, the fig

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It typically takes a new restaurant three plus months to offer the quality and consistency in food and service, that we experienced yesterday during their first week of lunch service. We ordered four dishes: an appetizer salad, the fig

Pros: Food, food, food and service

Cons: nothing yet

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We were at Akasha for dinner and found it to be more than we had hoped for with great service, creative menu choices that were healthy and although we ate quite a bit we did not feel it the next day like y ou do in most restaurants where

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We were at Akasha for dinner and found it to be more than we had hoped for with great service, creative menu choices that were healthy and although we ate quite a bit we did not feel it the next day like y ou do in most restaurants where

Pros: food quality, service, atmosphere, bar drinks

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Glad I made reservations beacsue people in line in front of me were bummed they had to sit in the bar to wait a long time for a table. I showed up 5 minutes early for my 8:30 reservation and got seated immediately. Service was great and

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Glad I made reservations beacsue people in line in front of me were bummed they had to sit in the bar to wait a long time for a table. I showed up 5 minutes early for my 8:30 reservation and got seated immediately. Service was great and

Pros: Food was great and so was the service

Cons: kinda loud, make reservations

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We were very excited about this new culver city restaurant, but found it was more about the hype than the food and experience. We were seated very late for our reservation(30 minutes) and then it still feels like you are in a more casual

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We were very excited about this new culver city restaurant, but found it was more about the hype than the food and experience. We were seated very late for our reservation(30 minutes) and then it still feels like you are in a more casual

Pros: in Culver City, Great Bread

Cons: Expensive, food subpar and heavy, loud

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Great new addition to our neighborhood. Had dinner at the bar twice, both times good. The first time had the Indian influenced Salmon. Delicious but portion on the small side. Next time went had burger at the bar. Not too crazy about

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Great new addition to our neighborhood. Had dinner at the bar twice, both times good. The first time had the Indian influenced Salmon. Delicious but portion on the small side. Next time went had burger at the bar. Not too crazy about

Pros: Great decor, good wine selection by the glass, good food.

Cons: Need a bar menu

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After twenty years of cooking and catering events, Akasha Richmond, also known for her cookbook, Hollywood Dish, and for her use of soy, finally opened her own place. She chose the historic Hull Building in downtown Culver City, at one…

 

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