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Nemea Greek Taverna

96 S 1st St, San Jose, CA 95113-2406
+1 408-279-4225
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good37%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“lamb” (22 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 4 days ago via mobile

I met up with some family to eat here. I thought the service was good, and the food was tasty. I think it was a bit on the pricy side. This would be a good place to go on a date.

Thank David G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Being from Chicago and a fan of Greek Town restaurants, I enjoyed the San Jose twist on our dishes. They also offer some wine flights that allow you to compare local and foreign (Greek) vintages. The furnishings are beautiful in both the restaurant and bar...More

Thank TB P
Reviewed 1 week ago

We like Greek Tavernas, but they aren't plentiful in many cities that we visit. This one was so pleasing, we at there 2 dinners in a row. Lamb is very good as is the fish. The long list of Mezethes is interesting, and the dishes...More

Thank thebilSpokane
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Located in downtown San Jose is a most enjoyable Greek restaurants...and one we visit as often as possible. What makes this restaurant different, in my opinion, is the quality and presentation of the food...innovative and refreshing Greek favorites with a dramatic presentation that always solicits...More

Thank HikingLee
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It all started a few years ago when we found Nemea and discovered their grilled octopus. Then it was their lamb chops and pork chops and you name it each dish was fabulous. Last night we had the honor of being served by Chad who...More

Thank Robert S
Reviewed April 15, 2017

Let me state: I LOVE Greek food. I eat it everywhere I travel. Imagine my surprise that the absolute best I've found is in San Jose. My recommendation is for the lamb, which is cooked to perfection and well seasoned. I also fell in love...More

1  Thank JennyAGoGo
Reviewed March 17, 2017

amazing place. I really nice and well presented restaurant - good ambiance. The server was very experience and know the food well. Overall it's a good experience for greek restaurant

Thank Fadi F
Reviewed March 10, 2017

They have great flavor here first of all. We went on a Wednesday night and glad I made a reservation. The restaurant was pretty busy. It is a comfortable dining room with a good layout (tables not too close, booths, bar area). It has an...More

Thank KweqSmanit
Reviewed March 5, 2017 via mobile

I visited this place a couple of times last month. I've tried different options from the menu and everything tasted very good, but my two favorites are the moussaka entree and the octopus in the appetizer section. All personnel was very friendly, even though the...More

Thank ADuran75
Reviewed January 1, 2017

There are so many items and best way to eat here is to share your dishes so you can taste more items. Lamb meatballs and braised octopus were my favorite. Good selection of greek wines, great service, and great atmosphere for dinner with friends or...More

Thank ACJai
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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
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings, Bar scene, Romantic
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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