Wakkasan was a West LA mainstay for years, providing an playful take on Japanese izakaya fare in a diminutive space along Westwood Blvd. Prices for the omakase were once as low as $35 per person, but Wakkasan is no more.
In its place comes Necco, a Japanese tapas restaurant with some innovative dishes such as acquapazza, spicy octotpus with cucumber, lotus root salad with gobo root, and eggplant steak. It's a departure from the more straightforward Wakkasan, which captured that neighborhood drinking spot perfectly. As for the interior, Necco has more of that cool minimalist look without any nonsense on the walls.
Lunch service started today while grand opening took place October 20. Hours run Monday to Saturday 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., and 5:30 to 11 p.m., closed Tuesday and Sunday.