9543 Culver Blvd, Culver City, CA | Directions 9023234.023083 -118.395572
Parking is FREE in the structure right next to UGO, great place to come with friends, dates or whomever.
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.
Nice space, do not get the poke. It looked like a big mound of pink mush surrounded by some greens.
not the place it used to be... – 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 the fish. So finally I got myself to do it, and what a disappointment! I ordered the fish special, which was written only as bass. When I asked the bartender what kind of bass and where does it come from she said 'local'. The fish arrived and it was a pretty small fillet, placed on some unidentifiable greenery and 'white bean paste' with a canned food taste, with 5 yellow cherry tomatoes of varying levels of softness. I was hoping the taste will be more satisfying than the look, but I was up for a surprise. The fish had an burned salty crust on top of it, that I couldn't figure out how and why would someone do something like that. It was so salty that I had to order bread twice just to be able to live through it. MInd me, the bartender didn't even bother to ask how is the meal, even though she saw me chocking while ordering the bread. When I finally got her attention, she said the fish is from Long Beach. Really? The same Long Beach with the huge polluted shipping yard and high radiation levels? And I paid $25 for the taste of it? Sorry Akasha, but it takes a bit more to be the restaurant you aspire to be, and pricing yourself up won't get you there!
bad service and now bad food! – 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 one of those days....today i actually got my food faster than usual but as i was getting ready to eat my bagel I found MOLD all over the top!!!
How does someone pull it out of the bag not knowing it is old, how does someone put it in the toaster not smelling or seeing the mold....and how does someone hand it to a customer not caring over the fact that it has mold!
It is the most expensive bagel i have bought and it was the worst food experience i've had.
Never again Akasha!!! Off to find a new organic restaurant. One with good service and fresh food.
Best organic eatery in town – 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 food is sourced locally when possible, so is Chipotle from cross the street. But there is something cool about the building itself that Akasha is located in.
It has a sense of place that is inviting and warm, not at all cold or off putting. Perhaps the comfort food that fills the menu has a lot to do with that feeling. Gotta admit those sliders, mac and cheese, steak mmmmmm... wow. really good stuff.
Try the specials from time to time, haven't gone wrong yet. Sure don't expect to either!
ramesh marimuthu – I am excited with this restarant
Mediocre food, bad service – 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 walls and brightly colored desserts call out to you from the counter. The execution needs massive improvement.
I ordered a take out lunch for six people in my office. We had the tandoori chicken salad, open faced tempeh sandwich, red quinoa bowl with tofu and the mushroom pizza. Although I called in advance and told them what time I needed to pick it up, I still had to wait 30 minutes for my order, barely making it back in time for two people to eat and head to an afternoon meeting. While I was waiting the staff seemed to not notice or care that I was standing there. I politely flagged people down a few times for a status update and they just told me that they are working on it. Funnily enough, the two things I was waiting for were the chicken salads. Really? I had to wait 30 minutes for grilled chicken and lettuce?
Those who ate the salads said they were 'passable', the tempeh was alright if not a little shriveled looking, and the quinoa was an extremely small portion. The mushroom pizza was the big winner with the office. Overall the portions were small for what we paid and the food wasn't enough to make us want to go back.
Yes, the ambiance is great and they are honestly trying to promote local farms. I'm just not going to give them my business when they are so lacking in customer service. It's a shame.
DO NOT SUPPORT AKASKA - HORRID SERVICE – 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 server never returned but continually passed our table. Our table was right in front of a side door to the patio where every time the door opened, a hugh 'whoosh' of cold wind came blasting in. The owner, an extremely arrogant bald cocky sob, assured us that the door would be locked and would remain so. However, the wait staff continued to unlock/open the door, with total disregard about any of the customers concerns about the cold wind. We left and went to Kay & Dave's, which I HIGHLY recommend over Akasha anytime.
no no no.. not a good value, nor a good meal – 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 hostess was snoody and the waiter was like a limp flower. Hello people!!!! If I ask for suggestions, please provide some-- do not say, 'it depends on your tastes." Clearly he was a struggling actor and was over the restaurant gig.
The cocktails were good. I had the tangerine margarita (MMM) and my friends had a beer and some wine (which I had to recommend). Seriously Akasha, I expect the waiter to be able to suggest the Albarino as a dry white.. sigh.. but unfortunately, the drinks took forever to arrive.
Long wait time overlooked, we were still excited for the food. I did a couple tapas a they were tasty (the beet salad and mac and cheese). The mac and cheese is great and tastes like it could have truffle in it and is a big portion--enough to share. My husband had the pork chop and lets just say I would have been embarassed to serve such a sad looking piece of meat. It was probably 6 ounces at most and TINY. The spice rub was tasty but the brussel sprouts with bacon looked like a bad, elderly coleslaw. As far as our other diners, the meatloaf was another sad portion although it was delicious and the smashed potatoes cold, not luke warm, COLD! Australian Seabass was OK, but a little fishy.
Sorry Akasha, I wanted to love it but your diners are smart and know when they are being taken for a ride. Next time we want dinner with an organic/sustainable edge head to Paul Martins in El Segundo where the waiters are happy, the food is plentiful and prices wont break the bank.
Great place great service – I don't uderstand people's complains my boyfriend and I have been there several times and we love it!!!!!!
price....? if you have complains go to Mac Donals
STAY AWAY – 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 at but also to taste. And my other friend had a pizza. Not only was I unsatisfied with my meal after leaving, I returned home to get violetly ill for 2 days. And so did my friend who ordered the pizza. For your own good, stay away from here.
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