Necco

Japanese in Beverly Hills, Bel Air, Brentwood & Westwood
Andy Bender / Lonely Planet
Andy Bender / Lonely Planet

If your idea of Japanese cooking is sushi, tempura and teriyaki, this cheerful, minimalist, good-for-you storefront will be a pleasant surprise. The vegetable-forward menu features home-style dishes served tapas-style: necco chips (fried root veggies), avocado tempura, curry nanban chicken, garlic kabocha pumpkin with green beans and eggplant 'steak' with miso aioli. Lunchtime features set meals with salad, rice and sides.

It's all prepared and served with care, manners and a smile by a young crew of Japanese natives. Validated parking for one hour, or street parking.