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“Best Mediterranean food” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Thea Mediterranean

Thea Mediterranean
3090 Olsen Dr, San Jose, CA 95128-2048
408-260-1444
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Ranked #214 of 1,921 Restaurants in San Jose
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Greek, Turkish
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Winchester Blvd.
Santa Clara, California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
“Best Mediterranean food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2012

I've been to quite a few Mediterranean places in the bay area as my husband seems to love this cuisine and I have plenty of options as a vegetarian. Thea was hands down the best place we've ever been to. The bread with olive oil which they serve even before you place your order is very tasty--the bread feels fresh & hot and the taste is awesome. We ordered greek fries and it tasted so different & tasty. It's in one corner of Santana Row, so it doesn't get the "lively" feel of Santana Row. My husband and I loved this place and we will definitely be coming here again. It's not too expensive either!!!

Visited July 2012
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  • English first
  • Japanese first
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English first
novato, CA
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
“been here twice and is very good”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2012

i will probably start coming here more frequently on my business trips to san jose as they seem to be one of the better restaurants on santana row. the food is fresh and flavorful (mousakka and tagine were what i had here recently) and the greek fries were a really nice treatment on a standard american theme. the dishes are also elegantly presented. if you sit out on the patio, you also can see the odd scene of people smoking hookah pipes after dinner.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Sunnyvale, California
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108 reviews 108 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
“Nice bar, nice ambience, average food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2012

Like many places in Santana Row, Thea's is overpriced for average food.

Nice Features:
- Location! Right next to the movies - makes for a nice dinner/ movie date option
- Nice bar/ great ambience
- Good option for a group - lots of drinks, small plates
- Plenty of options for vegetarians

Not so nice:
- Food is very average. There are plenty of well priced mediterranean options in the south bay. Not worth the prices. So avoid if you are looking for dinner without the 'scene'
- Parking is a pain

Not the best in Santana Row, but a back up option if you want to be on the Row and other favorites are full.

  • Visited February 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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nj
Top Contributor
139 reviews 139 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 68 cities Reviews in 68 cities
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
“Nice kebabs”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2012

Great place to eat. Good choice of appetizers. Little pricey though. But hey you are at Santana row :)

Visited February 2012
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Gilroy, California
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64 reviews 64 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
“Nice atmosphere, But can be Loud, Had Better Food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2012

Went after movies for dinner, but said totally booked. There were several open tables for quite sometime. Had cocktail and apetizers at the bar. Just o.k. Maybe try for lunch.

  • Visited January 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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