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Nemea Greek Taverna

96 S 1st St, San Jose, CA 95113-2406
+1 408-279-4225
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good39%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“moussaka” (17 reviews)
“octopus” (16 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 2 weeks ago via mobile

A beautiful restaurant with great service and a contemporary twist on the traditional Greek dishes. Try their reinvented moussaka. This is not your grandmother’s moussaka with the layers of fried veggies. The béchamel sauce has a subtle smell of nutmeg and the lamb ragout is...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great food and nice ambiance. If you’re looking for a place to eat in downtown San Jose this should be on your list for lunch or dinner.

Thank Kim A
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent Greek food that is authentic. Near the convention center. Had lunch. Food is fresh, service is friendly. If you want a taste of fancy Greek food, go here.

Thank msa23_2000
Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

Choosed by Tripadvisor rating and all has been confirmed: best Greek menus, choice of drinks and fried cheese show - great! Very taste, authentic atmosphere and live music. Excellent spent time.

Thank Mike Z
Reviewed 15 October 2017

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 5 October 2017

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 October 2017

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

Thank Linda M
Reviewed 1 October 2017 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 30 September 2017 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 28 September 2017

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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$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
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Groups, 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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