I carry Japanese heart, I carry it in my dishes
Inspired by fresh and healthful ingredients.
“necco” = Roots
necco’s values are rooted in Japanese heart
necco celebrates the root vegetable
necco hopes to root in this local area
Wednesday - Monday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday - Monday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Great. Easy parking. We had a reservation. I arrived first and they seated me 5 minutes before the reservation time.
The presentation of the food was excellent. We had a vegan tasting menu and a normal tasting menu. It was delicious.
Most of the fish dishes were very good--especially the sashimi offerings! Alas, most of the vegetable dishes were fried. The 2-star ambiance-rating is driven by the physical space and conditions: tables are close together, seating can be uncomfortable and cramped, venue can get steamy and loud during prime time. The service was outstanding: bright, helpful, gracious and attentive. Recommended: snapper carpaccio, salmon sashimi, salmon "bite" with topped with salmon eggs, edamame with salt.
I appreciate Necco for a number of reasons. The food is great and I can feel the love they put into. It’s a very authentic experience. I don’t like pretentious and this place is special without the pretense.
Delicious Japanese tapas! Creative dishes using fresh and seasonal ingredients. I really liked the spicy tuna brown rice tacos.
Such yummy vegetables!! I love roots and love eggplant so this place is my kind of place
Great food with quality service.
Flavorful interesting dishes. Outstanding brown rice taco was a treat along with small plates each of scallop, shu mai, and crab. Waiters were knowledgeable and professional.
The chef here is a really cool guy, if you ever sit at the counter and talk with him.
He has a great sense of ingredients and presentation, and his cooking skills are as sharp as his knives (very).
Recommend the sauteed shishito, lotus, renkon plate - seems so simple, but they are the best veggies on a plate I've had. Almost a fulfilling meal, and I'm not a vegan/veggie eater.
Give it a try!
This night was my birthday and Necco never disappoints. I don’t just go for my birthday either but it’s the only place I wanted to celebrate. Everything that comes out of this kitchen is amazing. The tuna taco and the crispy brown rice are just two of my favorites. You can’t go wrong ordering anything of the menu, it’s all so good. I love the space and how perfectly sized it is. And the bathroom is good too. Bathrooms always make or break the place. Necco chef and company really cares about your experience and it’s so refreshing.
What a gem. My new go to location for an intimate and comfortable experience.
Necco puts out well crafted, extreme quality sushi, with a delicious and timelessly modern twist.
I was looking for a delicious place a short car ride from Geffen Playhouse. It's completely unassuming and was almost empty when we arrived, uh-oh was that a bad sign....well, they filled up quickly and turned away the walk-ins, fortunately we had reservations. This japanese style tapas is perfect for mixed crowd, vegan and carnivore can dine together happily. Our favorites were the Lotus Root Croquette and Brown Rice Roll and Salmon bites. This will be our new pre-theatre spot!
Necco is a gem. The food and ambiance were a perfect escape from a rainy LA night.
Necco was amazing! The decor was so simple and rustic but beautiful. The service was impeccable. We were seated right away and the water was very informational and so friendly. The owner was also very friendly and gracious. I went with my mom on a Sunday morning right when they opened. I really wanted to order the Bento and read they only create a few a day. It was DELICIOUS. Every bite had so much flavor, it familiar Japanese flavors but was so unique in the way it was prepared and presented. Beautiful plating, ambiance and service. I HIGHLY recommend this restaurant, no complaints. It's definitely worth the hour trip from OC, will def be returning!!
It was kind of annoying because as soon as we got there at 9:30 p.m. the restaurant had one empty table that needed to be cleaned and seats at the bar like bench Style. I was on a date so I preferred the table and they asked me if I would be happy sitting at the bar instead because they had other parties coming and she was saving the table for them. I already looked online at the reservations when I booked mine and they were openings every 15 minutes so I knew there was no other people coming and I told the hostess that I would prefer to wait for the table she gave me a hard time about it and my date started to give me a hard time about it but I relented and said it's okay we will wait for the table. She cleaned the table we sat down had our meal and just like I predicted we were the last people to enter the restaurant. Anyways so I don't understand why you would treat people who made a reservation like this and force him to sit at a bar when you have people on a date and would leave empty tables open for a potential Group which is never coming after all
Very expensive for what you get. Glad they have vegan options but not worth the price. We tried almost all vegan dishes on the menu and they taste so so. They got busy after 7 so I guess their regular meat and seafood is good. I won't bother if the entire party is vegan but fine if you are trying to accommodate vegan.
First time to this restaurant; had some great vegan options. We loved their food - very original items. The place is small, so be sure to make a reservation.
We tried vegan dishes and seafood dishes. All were tasty and artfully prepared. Very pleasant and attentive server as well.
Very inventive and tasty food. Capable of satisfying a table of both vegans and non.
My 2nd time to this neighborhood gem. Much better as this time there were 4 of us so we could try more things. All of them were delicious.
My wife and children found the menu challenging but then loved everything we ordered. Everything was delicious and thoughtfully prepared.
Good food. Interesting, Japanese and Japanese-based food.
Superbly prepared Japanese tapas, lots for meat eaters and Vegans alike!
Great creative vegan options. Lots of care put into every dish.
This is a really nice spot, convenient to the freeway. The food is excellent - I had the bento box at lunch, and the quality and variety was outstanding. The chef made an adjustment to accommodate a dietary preference. Service is friendly and caring. And parking next door is very easy.
This was my first time to Necco and the food was amazing that I would recommend it to my picky parents, friends and co-workers.
This was one of my best dining experience in recent weeks. Food was tasty yet maintained a casual style. Happy Hour tapas were flavorful but not overpowering. My favorite dishes were the cold tofu and tofu okonomiyaki. It was on the pricer end for a casual dinner, but I would like to go back from time to time because the food was great and the ambiance was tranquil.
The food was excellent!
My boyfriend and I love going out to eat, trying new flavors and enjoying an adult beverage or two. Necco checked so many boxes for us. It was inventive! dishes were a mix of curries and sushi like snack bites. We also enjoyed the plethora of vegetarian options that used seasonal and fresh produce.
It was also a real treat to enjoy dessert! Since Necco doesn't use any processed or refined sugar, we were able to "indulge" in a sweet made with coconut sugar and cocoa. Yum. Yum.
I'd recommend this place to lovers of asian fusion, sushi and veggies!
Necco is a wonderful spot for vegans, veggies, and carnivores of all levels. It is absolutely delicious. The food is inventive and smart. Romantic for a date night, anniversary, or just to gang out and catch up with friends. Love, love, love!
Chef Kenji’s choice of fresh ingredients with special attention to each item preparation makes NECCO stand out as authentic Japanese restaurant. I love their lunch set which comes with variety of small dishes and delicious!!
It's a truly unique restaurant with highly inventive dishes from Japan and freshest, most varied ingredients. A very special, small and quiet restaurant. Chef says hello to the guests. Great for foodies.
Great food! Every dish is innovative and beautiful.
Well I love Japanese food so I am very picky . That said I think this is one of the best & most creative authentic Japanese cuisines in Los Angeles ! Every dish is unique , every dish is super fresh , every dish is a pleasant surprise in your mouth !
One of the best small Japanese restaurants in LA. 10/10.
Food is so creative. Service was beyond excellent. Will definitely be back.
Fresh ingredients. Creative cuisine. A bit on the spicy side. Make sure to discuss options with the server if you do not like spicy food.
Excellent food everything fresh with great taste ! The two women chefs are fantastic & very creative ! Will definitely be back to enjoy more of there great menu !
The sound was bouncing all the time like headache level, but food was great. We just want to go back when place is not crowded.
The star of the night was the SPICY TUNA SASHIMI. It's not a typical spicy tuna at all. It doesn't have mayo on it or anything. It has tuna sashimi marinated in a soy-ponzu sauce beautifully wrapped around tiny green onions, along with a few (but not too many) leafy greens and shaved nuts. It was one of the best sashimi plates I've ever had. No fishy taste to it, and the texture of it all was sublime. Way better than ordinary sashimi! I didn't really miss having rice at all.
Generally speaking, Necco is a nice restaurant for when you want to go out to dinner but don't want to feel guilty afterwards. If you go, you must order the spicy tuna sashimi!
Necco had good reviews and press. All the positive comments were right. One of the nicest meals in a long time. Everything was prepared and created with care and a keen approach to making delicious offerings. All that we ordered had waves of flavors. The special tomato scallop Carpaccio was outstanding. Unexpectedly, the lamb chops were amazing - maybe in the top five best we have experienced having had lamb chops in many places around the world. The Bites are a tasty combination of ingredients. Sake choices are very good. The service was friendly and attentive. I usually ask for recommendations and they were all good ones. Will return and have already suggested Necco to my friends. Thanks! And... OpenTable is great, too!