1009 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA
(310) 664-9787 serving: Venice, West LA
open:Wed-Thu 6pm-10pm Fri-Sat 6pm-10:30pm Sun 9am-3pm; 5:30pm-9:30pm

Sidewalk Score: 7 out of 10
Location, Location, Location:


Restaurants, Dine At The Bar, Date Spot, $$, Californian, Mastercard Accepted, Discover Accepted, Visa Accepted, Brunch, American Express Accepted, Debit Card Accepted, Diners Club Accepted, Check,

The Low Down


Where to Sit: While the table by the door can be drafty, it's perfect to spot the occasional celebrity coming or going.

The Extras: Trouble getting a table? Ask to sit at the counter, where you can also watch the chefs in action through the exhibition kitchen. (Just be warned: It's noisy.)

Look Good: Save yourself the embarrassment of referring to the restaurant as "ax." It's pronounced "ah-shay."

Rants, Raves & Reviews

by at Gayot

Pronounced "Ashay," Axe is the Portuguese spelling of an African word meaning the energy of gods and goddesses. The restaurant's focus is not on mythological forces but on organic, farm-fresh products. Start with little dishes like seared…
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Fantastic healthy food although pricy
By tbay at Citysearch

I hadn't been to Axe in a few years due to their rude bad-mood service and expensive food. However, I revisited Axe last week and was pleasantly s... Read More

Consistently sub par
By KSawyer at Citysearch

Really don't like this place, Had a bad experience a year ago and went again and it still sucks. HORRIBLE service and the food is subpar at best. T... Read More

almost..but not quite
By gavinmy at Citysearch

ok, i was here when this place first opened in 1999. there used to be a great server, she was attentive, friendly, and knowledgeable about the men... Read More

By fergusthegreat at Citysearch

You would think a little joint on Abbott Kinney would get off its high horse, but apparently this neighborhood has gentrified beyond even the local... Read More

WORST dining experience of my life
By Jane D2 at Citysearch

This was the WORST dining experience of my entire life and I have eaten at many restaurants. To begin, we tried to add a fourth person to our rese... Read More