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Nemea Greek Taverna

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96 S 1st St, San Jose, CA 95113-2406
+1 408-279-4225
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Wed 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thu - Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Kuala Lumpur
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We ordered smelt and it was not fresh. The waiter sweated it's not frozen. We are not happy. He offered to take it off the tap and we accepted it. We switched to grilled octopus and it was good. The lamb riblets is good too. Overall it's a hit and miss place.

Thank MOKKualaLumpur
Phoenix, Arizona
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Boy was I surprised at this place. The atmosphere was beautiful and just stunning to the eye. But then the food came. First the good: the lamb in the gyro was fantastic! But everything else not as much. I tasted no garlic on anything, no tang, zest or Mediterranean spice. What an unexpected disappointment; I cannot figure this one out.

Thank BM C
New York City, New York
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405 reviews
223 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to dinner with three colleagues. The place is very nice looking, and let me say at the start that the waiter was great -- there when needed but not intrusive, and knowledgeable. Two of our party had the chicken, which they said was OK, not great. I had the moussaka which was good, although I thought the béchamel sauce... More 

Thank Staten_Islander
Boyds, Maryland
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28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The ambience is fantastic!! The food is less desirable. The service was superb and the waiter was attentive with great drink offerings.

Thank dmb43607
San Jose, California
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203 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First of all, the restaurant is gorgeous! Gets an A for ambiance. The live music is a delight as well. The two musicians made the experience along with some great tasting food. After a show, we sat at the bar for drinks and meze. Why will we not return even though this gorgeous restaurant is near our condo? The portions... More 

Thank Jules T
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Truely some of the worst greek food i have ever had. Pastitsio overloaded with cinamon, overcooked noodles and lack of flavor. Brussel Sprouts dont even make sense. And watermelon salad just plain boring

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Houston, Texas
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136 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A quick meal eaten before a show. The food was very tasty; the server very knowledgeable about the food and wine and recommended a good Greek wine that we would not have otherwise tried. There was a dish I wanted that wasn't exactly on the menu, but it was provided.

Thank fzk1
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37 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2016

Food was excellent, service was great. This is definitely not Greek street food. We had the fried cheese, brussels sprouts, and octopus, and I ordered the fish (it wasn't the salmon, but I don't remember what kind). We also had dessert. Everything was fantastic. Note: My friend was treating so I didn't have to pay. I may not have found... More 

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Houston, Texas
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135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

We arrived in San Jose on Friday evening and strolled up and down the streets near our hotel looking for a good spot for dinner. Nemea looks very cute and was fairly busy at 8pm on Friday so we gave it a go. I ordered the chicken and it was quite dry. My husband ordered a meat pasta baked dish... More 

Thank TLWhite
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321 reviews
199 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

This was a wonderful dining experience. The service was excellent. We ordered traditional Greek dishes, Moussaka and Pastisio and they were fantastic. Highly recommend

Thank Debrah P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $40
Mediterranean, Greek
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Special occasions, Business meetings
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 96 S 1st St, San Jose, CA 95113-2406
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +1 408-279-4225

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?