AKASHA opened in 2008 by Akasha Richmond and Alan Schulman. Located in the renovated historic Hull Building in downtown Culver City, the space was transformed by Alexis Redinger of Preened. Keeping sustainability in mind, the building’s original steel, wood, concrete and brick arches were restored while the design materials pair with a seventies modernity to exude an inviting and lively atmosphere. The menu features California and New American cuisine created with cultural influences taken from Chef Akasha’s many travels around the world.

The menu changes seasonally, reflecting local and sustainable ingredients. The Cafe has both sweet and savory selections, as well as locally roasted Intelligentsia coffee. The 20-seat bar highlights fresh juice cocktails, organic and premium spirits, beer and wine. AKASHA offers extensive off-site catering services, and the restaurant is available for small and large party buy-outs. The entire dining room menu is available to-go.