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necco

4.7
52 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Japanese
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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 52 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.7
service
4.4
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4.3
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4.0Dined on June 10, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on June 1, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on May 7, 2018

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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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

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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5.0Dined on April 19, 2018

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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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

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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4.0Dined on March 18, 2018

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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4.0Dined on March 11, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

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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2.0Dined on March 3, 2018

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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2.0Dined on February 12, 2018

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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4.0Dined on February 9, 2018

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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4.0Dined on February 7, 2018

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

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4.0Dined on February 3, 2018

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

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4.0Dined on February 2, 2018

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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5.0Dined on January 31, 2018

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

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4.0Dined on January 20, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on January 5, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on December 15, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on December 11, 2017

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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5.0Dined on December 7, 2017

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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5.0Dined on November 19, 2017

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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5.0Dined on November 18, 2017

The food was excellent!

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5.0Dined on November 4, 2017

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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5.0Dined on October 8, 2017

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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5.0Dined on October 1, 2017

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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5.0Dined on September 30, 2017

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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5.0Dined on September 30, 2017

Great food! Every dish is innovative and beautiful.

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5.0Dined on September 28, 2017

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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5.0Dined on September 23, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on September 10, 2017

Food is so creative. Service was beyond excellent. Will definitely be back.

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5.0Dined on August 30, 2017

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.

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5.0Dined on August 24, 2017

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 !

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3.0Dined on July 29, 2017

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.

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4.0Dined on July 29, 2017

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!

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5.0Dined on July 24, 2017

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!

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3.0Dined on July 20, 2017

Hey nay okay. A little too load.

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5.0Dined on July 19, 2017

Overall amazing, but the food is definitely what you're coming for! Great place for a plant based eater and meat eater alike! 👌🏼👌🏼

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5.0Dined on July 12, 2017

Simply delish!

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5.0Dined on June 30, 2017

Necco is a wonderful restaurant driven by the chef/owner's vision for healthy, delicious food. It delivers on all counts. A lovely calm atmosphere for dining.

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