1009 Abbot Kinney Blvd.
Venice, CA 90291


  • Sun 9am-9:30pm, Wed-Thu 11:30am-10pm, Fri 11:30am-10:30pm, Sat 9am-10:30pm
  • Takeout
  • Reservations Accepted
At Axe (pronounced "ah-shay"), simple and gleaming as a Zendo, the clear ocean air is practically a design element. Some find the austere aesthetic “refreshing”; others find the seats uncomfortable, the overall effect harsh. The wait staff does tend to be more physically attractive than efficient, but this restaurant marches to its own beat, or rather, to that of the chef-owner Joanna Moore, whose breakfast, lunch and dinner menus are seductively eclectic. Try her meal-sized whole-grain pancake, a composed salad, her masterly, seasonal spaghetti aglio olio and any dessert.

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