Akwa Restaurant 1413 5th Street Santa Monica, CA 90401 310-656-9688

Cuisine
California / Asian

Neighborhood:
Santa Monica

Takeout Available

Features
• Full Bar
• Patio / Outside Dining
Personal wines welcome
• Happy Hour
• Entertainment
• Sushi Bar

Reservations
Suggested

Parking
Valet

Payment Methods
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa, Discover

Private Rooms
Yes, please call

Hours
Lunch
Monday - Friday
12:00pm - 2:30pm

Dinner:
Monday - Thursday
5:30pm - 10:00pm

Friday - Saturday
5:30pm - 11:00pm

Akwa Menu

First Flavors

ASSORTED SHRIMP AND VEGETABLE TEMPURA ($12)
3 pc of Shrimp and 5 pc of Vegetables

SEARED HAMACHI SASHIMI ($13)
With Jalapeno Salsa drizzled with Ponzu

SAUTEED LUMP CRAB CAKE ($12)
Maryland Blue Crab with Thai basil aioli, Tomatoes and Cucumbers

SEAFOOD SPRING ROLL ($12)
Deep fried with Scallops, Shrimp, and Whitefish with an Asian Green Papaya Salad
With a Sweet Soy Deglaze

FRESH SEASONAL OYSTERS ($12)
On the Half Shell with Ponzu Sauce or a Classic Cocktail Sauce

TUNA TARTAR ($13)
With Wonton Chips

DEEP FRIED CALAMARI ($11)
With a Yuzu Cilantro Dipping Sauce and Cabbage Salad

WILD MUSHROOM RAVIOLI ($9)
Stuffed Ravioli with Wild Mushrooms in a Sage Beurre Blanc Sauce

Salads

ASIAN PEAR and ENDIVE SALAD ($9)
With Picon Cheese, Spicy Candied Walnuts and an Orange Yuzu Sauce

MAINE LOBSTER SALAD ($15)
1/2 Maine Lobster, Shiitake Mushrooms, Snow Peas, Bean Sprouts, Cherry Tomatoes
and Asian Greens with a Red Thai Curry Vinaigrette

BABY MIXED GREEN SALAD ($8)
Smoked Tofu, Tomatoes, Snow Peas, with a Sesame-Ginger Vinaigrette

Soup

MISO SOUP ($3)
Tofu, Seaweed, Green Onions

ASARI MISO SOUP ($9)
Manila Clam, Seaweed Green Onions

From the Ocean

BAKED ORGANIC SCOTTISH SALMON ($21)
With Cippolini Onions, Blue Lake Beans and Shitake Mushrooms
In a Citrus Szechwan Sauce

SEARED RARE AHI TUNA ($28)
With Red and Yellow Bell Peppers, Cherry Tomatoes, and Artichokes
In a Ginger Beurre Blanc Sauce

CHARBROILED CHILEAN SEA BASS ($34)
With Baby Carrots, Sugar Snap Peas, and Jasmine Rice
In a Port Tamarind Reduction

MIXED SHELLFISH WITH LOBSTER RAVIOLIS ($29)
Maine Lobster, Bay Scallops, Shrimp, Clams and Lobster Raviolis
With Fennel, Leeks, and Fresh Tomatoes
With Lobster Lemongrass Sauce

RED SNAPPER ($22)
With Sauted Leeks, Oven Dried Tomatoes, and Artichokes
In a Red Thai Curry Sauce

Main Land

WILD MUSHROOM RAVIOLI ($18)
Stuffed Ravioli with Wild Mushrooms in a Sage Beurre Blanc Sauce

PAN SEARED JIDORI CHICKEN ($20)
With Garlic Mash Potatoes, Baby Vegetables, Wild Mushrooms, and Chicken Jus

GRILLED KUROBUTA PORK CHOPS ($27)
With Caramelized Shallots, Asparagus, Fuji Apple Chutney
And Cumin Pork Jus Reduction

NEW ZEALAND LAMB CHOPS ($29)
With Stir-fried Vegetables and Jasmine Rice in a Lamb White Wine Reduction

GRILLED NEW YORK STEAK ($32)
With Garlic Sauted Spinach, Roasted Potatoes, and Artichokes with a Shoyu Pepper Sauce

PAN SEARED FILET MIGNON ($34)
With Yukon Gold Mash Potatoes and Garlic Chinese Broccoli
In a Green Peppercorn Brandy Red Wine Reduction

Sushi Menu

COLD DISHES

HAMACHI SASHIMI ($ 13)
With Jalapeno Salsa-seared Yellowtail and Jalapeno Salsa topped with Cilantro

HALIBUT CARPACCIO ($ 14)
Thinly sliced Halibut Sashimi with Yuzu Juice and Olive Oil

FRESH SEASONAL OYSTERS on the Half Shell ($12)
Choice of Ponzu Sauce or a Classic Cocktail Sauce

SALMON SASHIMI with AVOCADO ($ 15)
Marinated with Yuzu Juice, Olive Oil and Balsamic Vinaigrette

ASIAN STYLE SASHIMI ($ 15)
With a Chive-Ginger-Garlic Yuzu Sauce

KOBE BEEF SASHIMI ($25)
Seared Kobe Beef with Ponzu
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SALADS

SALMON SKIN SALAD ($ 9)
Broiled Salmon Skin, Yamagobo, Bonito Skin and Baby Mixed Greens

SUNOMONO SALAD ($ 6)
Sliced Hothouse Cucumbers with Ginger and Radish in a Soy Vinaigrette

SEAFOOD SUNOMONO SALAD ($14)
Halibut, Shrimp, Octopus, Scallop with Sliced Hothouse Cucumbers with Ginger and Radish in a Soy Vinaigrette and Spicy Miso

SEAWEED SALAD ($ 9)
With Tofu and a Soy Vinaigrette Sesame Dressing

BABY MIXED GREENS SALAD ($ 8)
Smoked Tofu, Tomatoes, and Snow Peas With a Sesame-Ginger Vinaigrette

CHEF'S SPECIALS

CHEF'S OMAKASE ($50 and up)
Preset Courses of Chef's Best Selections of the Day

SIDES

MISO SOUP ($ 3)
Tofu, Seaweed, Green Onions

ASARI MISO SOUP ($9)
Manila Clam, Seaweed Green Onions

EDAMAME ($4)
Boiled Soy Beans