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Nemea Greek Taverna

96 S 1st St, San Jose, CA 95113-2406
+1 408-279-4225
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good38%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“moussaka” (16 reviews)
“octopus” (15 reviews)
“fig ice cream” (4 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
96 S 1st St, San Jose, CA 95113-2406
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I knew it would be authentic when I heard the name "Nemea". Beautiful taverna with a nice Greek wine list including retsina which as usual tastes strong but always evokes great memories of Greece! The Octopus was a large serving grilled with arugula. I had...More

Thank KarumbaSantaFe
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are staying in the Fairmont this is a solid Greek restaurant a block away. The menu is what you would expect and the server tried hard. The kitchen was unwilling to make any adjustments to the menu--which I better understand if either it...More

Thank expectquality1942
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was a little unusual and exceptionally good. Everything we ate was delicious. Good drinks too! And good service.

Thank Linda M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Never visited here before and probably never will again because parking < 2 hours cost $7. I explained that we were just visiting to eat dinner but parking in the structure still cost $7! The restaurant itself has wonderful service and delicious Greek food at...More

Thank Peanut4Life
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to dinner here on the recommendation of the hotel concierge, and are happy we did. The atmosphere is upscale casual and the service was wonderful. The food was very good - we were a bit disappointed at the presentation, and the lack of...More

Thank Memeheg
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Family celebration. We had a party of 8 and had a secluded table in the back. The service was good. The food seemed pretty authentic, and the four dishes I sampled were all consistently good. We did not find any kid's portions or targeted menu...More

Thank Jessica R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was looking forward to some really flavorful Greek food. I like the diversity of flavors and spices that I have enjoyed eating at other Greek restaurants. The atmosphere was really nice. The restaurant was well appointed. It was quiet enough that you could carry...More

Thank Troy J
Reviewed August 12, 2017

I read some great reviews for this place and I love Greek food, so I decided to try it for dinner one evening after work. I just don't understand how the experience I had could be so far removed from the others, but it was...More

Thank Carole L
Reviewed August 10, 2017 via mobile

We dined here for a business lunch. I had the Lavraki (Bass) and a colleague ordered the Mousaka. All the food was great and the drink refills were very prompt. Our server was a bit odd, but everything else was in order. The ambience is...More

Thank Lesley B
Reviewed August 5, 2017 via mobile

Downtown San Jose has many quality restaurants, and Nemea Greek Tavern is certainly one of them. The welcoming Mediterranean feel at the bar and the decor transports you to the islands. The open galley allows you to witness the Chef team devising the dishes, but...More

Thank Neal T
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$20 - $40
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic, Large groups, Bar scene, Special occasions
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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