necco

4.6
62 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Japanese
Welcome to “necco”
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
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Japanese, Tapas / Small Plates, Vegetarian / Vegan
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Hours of operation
Lunch:
Wednesday - Monday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm

Dinner
Wednesday - Monday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Closed Tuesdays
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Phone number
(310) 446-5241
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Missouri Ave & La Grange Ave
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Parking details
Parking Lot and Street Parking
Additional
Beer, Corkage Fee, Non-Smoking, Wine
What 62 People Are Saying
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C
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place - 200%. Super delicious and healthy!!! Too sad that they are closed for now...

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London
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the gluten free options

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MW
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 2food 5service 3ambience 1

Too loud. My ears were ringing for 20 min after we left. Bring earplugs.

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KM
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Always excellent Japanese meals authentically prepared with fresh great ingredients.

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SI
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The food and presentation EXCELLENT. However, the ecoustics is difficult has to be tolerated. Often heard the scraping of the chair legs on the slate (?) floor. Perhaps this is part of the modern restaurant atmosphere, so my comment may be in the minor. My brother-in-law said, some places are even noisier. Conversations could be hear from other tables and the wait staff.

BUT the food is TERRIFC. I would still come back regardless of the noise. I'll expect it next time. My second time to Necco.

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f
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

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.

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CC
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 2

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.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

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.

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KW
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Delicious Japanese tapas! Creative dishes using fresh and seasonal ingredients. I really liked the spicy tuna brown rice tacos.

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R
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Such yummy vegetables!! I love roots and love eggplant so this place is my kind of place

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great food with quality service.

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D
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

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TB
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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!

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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J
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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t
Los Angeles
39 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

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!

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JH
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Necco is a gem. The food and ambiance were a perfect escape from a rainy LA night.

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JG
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!!

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R
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 4

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

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 4

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.

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G
Las Vegas
10 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

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Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We tried vegan dishes and seafood dishes. All were tasty and artfully prepared. Very pleasant and attentive server as well.

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DW
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Very inventive and tasty food. Capable of satisfying a table of both vegans and non.

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JJ
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

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.

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

My wife and children found the menu challenging but then loved everything we ordered. Everything was delicious and thoughtfully prepared.

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l
Los Angeles
60 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good food. Interesting, Japanese and Japanese-based food.

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J
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superbly prepared Japanese tapas, lots for meat eaters and Vegans alike!

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Definitely not my first time dining at Necco and most definitely not my last. Intimate restaurant, not too loud. The food quality is superb, veggies are always fresh. Flavors are executed perfectly. One of my favorite restaurants in LA!

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JA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great creative vegan options. Lots of care put into every dish.

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B
San Francisco
125 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

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C
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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y
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent!

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JD
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!!

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JF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

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S
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food! Every dish is innovative and beautiful.

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KC
Los Angeles
48 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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 !

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best small Japanese restaurants in LA. 10/10.

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