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Japanese cafe bar necco

#3,168 of 17,939 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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54 Exmouth Market, London EC1R 4QE, England
Mon - Wed 12:00 - 22:00
Thu - Sat 12:00 - 22:30
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Bedford, United Kingdom
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134 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were walking past today and saw a table outside in the sun, so decided to have a couple of beers, while we sat there all the tables were eating around us and it looked so good we had to try some, I can truthfully say the sushi was some of the best i have had in years , the... More 

Thank Stufuk
London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

After returning from living in Japan for a year, I found myself really missing this type of Japanese cafe - where the feeling is home made, comfort food, cute decor, and a relaxed atmosphere. There are many Japanese restaurants in London but a lot tend to offer "the usual" Japanese fayre, which is about as diverse as if only fish... More 

Thank Mittencloth
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

I've been living in the neighborhood for 3 years but I was never attracted to go inside and try this place and now I really regret it. Had miso soup and salmon teriyaki, very fresh and tasty. Overall great prices for the area and healthy food. Will come back for sure!

Thank Mattia A
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256 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017

I love this place so much. The last time we were in London we came here as it was near our hotel and again we were not disappointed. The staff were incredibly kind and very sweet. The food was just as amazing as it was the last time. It's only a little restaurant but it's worth visiting, don't be put... More 

Thank Princess_Pretty
Watford, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 January 2017

I'm a regular here now as it's never disappointed and the staff are always delightful. Great mix of hot food, rice dishes and sushi / sashimi, prepared fresh. Also a commendable range of vegan, veggie and gluten free options. Lovely!

Thank Esztel
Powys, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2016

Great little restaurant with very friendly service and delicious home made sushi. Very nice atmosphere and lovely Japanese decorations.

Thank Mal410
London, United Kingdom
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195 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2016

From the outside it looks like a japanese canteen, but the food was very tasty and we think it makes up very well for a quick and enjoyable dinner. Both the crispy tuna and the Salmon teriyaki were good. Pumpkin chips were a bit dry. Service is very friendly.

Thank London_foodies
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8 reviews
Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

I went to this place with some friends from Italy that really wanted to eat here...i dont really like fish...so i usually avoid any place related....yet my husband loves Japanese...so what can i do...anyway ..got in there, soor the place wasn't really a place to have a dinner,looks just good bar to have an afternoon tea... looked the menu...and i... More 

Thank Rosys M
London, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

I went to Necco last night and it was absolutely amazing. The staff are so friendly and the food was incredible. Everything is labelled for vegans/vegetarians too and there's so much choice. It's really reasonable too, you really get value for money. Definitely one of the best places to eat in London.

Thank EBearNecessities
Taipei, Taiwan
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

If you come in London, you must eat here. It's tasty and staff are friendly. It's cheaper than other restaurant in London when you want to eat Japanese foods. I am back next time.

Thank nichola28

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Japanese, Cafe, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 54 Exmouth Market, London EC1R 4QE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Clerkenwell
  • Neighbourhood: Clerkenwell

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Owing to its proximity to Smithfield Market – the site of an ancient meat market which remains in operation today – Clerkenwell boasts a plethora of globally renowned restaurants, fabulous local eateries, and some of London's favorite pubs. This isn't merely a focal point for all things foodie though. Spend enough time wondering through the area's maze of streets and you might become accustomed to the litany of slinky models passing between Clerkenwell's handful of fashion houses. Far outnumbering the models are craftspeople and designers, many of them are more than happy to welcome visitors into their studios and showrooms.
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