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For 2
7:00 PM
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2765 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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  • Neighborhood Gem (41)
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AKASHA restaurant/bar/cafe features New American cuisine offering comfort food with big flavors and sustainable ingredients, for carnivores and herbivores alike. Chef/Caterer Akasha Richmond brings visionary cuisine to her own neighborhood eatery located in the historic Hull Building in downtown Culver City. Keeping the principles of 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 artisan bakery has both sweet and savory selections, as well as locally roasted direct trade coffee. The 20-seat bar highlights fresh juice cocktails, organic and premium spirits, beer and wine. The entire menu is available for catering or to go.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Contemporary American, Organic, Wine Bar
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Hours of operation
Mon–Fri 8:00 am–11:30 am
Sat, Sun 10:30 am–2:30 pm
Mon–Fri 11:30 am–3:00 pm
Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:30 pm
Mon–Thu 5:30 pm–9:30 pm
Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–10:30 pm
Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
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Phone number
(310) 845-1700
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Akasha Richmond
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Private party facilities
AKASHA offers private dining in our Café Space and our covered & heated patio for sit down dinners up to 30 guests, and cocktail parties for up to 45 guests. Complete buyouts of the entire restaurant are available for sit down dinners (up to 80 guests) or cocktail/buffet parties (up to 300 guests).
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Private party contact (310) 845-1700
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AKASHA dishes, desserts, cocktails and more work beautifully at the next event in your home, or ours. Whether an intimate sit down dinner for 20 guests, or a cocktail reception for 1,000, our experienced team will work to create the perfect menu, and coordinate staffing, rentals, entertainment and more with minimal effort.
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Cross street
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Parking details
There are several public lots within the area, one immediately behind the restaurant on Watseka.
It is one hour free and $2 an hour after, max $12. We are not able to provide validation.
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Public transit
Close to several bus lines on Culver Blvd & the Metro from Downtown.
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Music Monday, Live Jazz 6pm-9pm
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Special events & promotions
"Wine Wednesday" 50% off our entire wine list every Wednesday! Happy Hour is Monday through Friday from 2:30pm -7pm at the bar offering 50% off our specialty cocktails, wine by the glass and beers. Wine Tastings with local vendors and wine-makers.
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Gift Card
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 2765 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.5  based on recent ratings
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipConnieH (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined 3 days ago

Even on a busy night, when you pay $160 for 2 entrees and a glass of wine, you don't expect your one side dish of vegetable to come 15 mins after you're finished eating despite 3 reminders to your server that you haven't gotten it yet.

5.0  Dined 3 days ago

Akasha was amazing .. Very accommodating to my requests for paleo diet ..enjoyed the atmosphere ..

OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

We all enjoyed our dinners thoroughly. We ate sea bass, fish curry, salmon, beet salads, and a yummy chocolate sundae for dessert. Would go back again.

OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined 7 days ago

We love Akasha and have gone many times. We like taking out of town guests because it is so eclectic and fun

OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

Akasha has become one of my husband and my go-to "nice" restaurant. The food and drinks are always delicious, the service is always impeccable but not fussy and the atmosphere is lovely without being intimidating. A favorite!

OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

The food was delicious!! We enjoyed everything from the vegan burger to the short ribs, brussel sprouts, to the sweet potato fries. It was my daughter's birthday so we brought our own cake. The service was efficient and very friendly. We will definitely recommend to friends and go back again!

AlexanderP (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Tried to get a pre-fixe menu for a group of 10. Emailed the events coordinator as directed on the phone, didn't get a response. Called day of the events coordinator day of the dinner, said they couldn't help me b/c they needed 48 hours notice. I emailed them more than 48 hours in advance. That sucks. Also, the food was just meh. All that said, it was good for our group and the birthday girl was happy.

OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

We had a great time at Akasha! The food was delicious and the service was so good! We had such a great evening catching up with friends. I would go back again and again! And the drinks were fabulous too!

vipOpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Always good! I like the shrimp salad onions tandoori wings chop salad and dessert !

vipEdwardA (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

David, the waiter--great. Food was exceptional. . Restaurant itself needs some "refreshment."