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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” (23 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 23 December 2016 via mobile

I have been here several times, usually bringing out of town business guests. The food is consistently good. By far the highlight is the variety of small plates available. I have learned that rather then ordering entrees, by ordering a variety of the small plates...More

Thank RichieLee
Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

Lamb. Uhmazing. Lamb shank. So tender. Lamb chops. HUGE. Lamb souvlaki. Sooo amazing. Get here. For lunch. For dinner. Get here. Absolutely no excuse! Be here. Lamb. Lamb. Lamb. Don't miss it. Lamb. Lamb.

Thank Peter F
Reviewed 18 November 2016

Visited for a business lunch, nicely greeted, seated quickly and met quickly by the wait staff. Good variety of choices. Partner and I chose the Moussaka (large portion and very good) and the Chicken Gyro with veggie side. (very tasty). Food was served promptly and...More

Thank MarkV709
Reviewed 9 November 2016

I was rather impressed when we walked in to the restaurant as the decor is chic, modern and very eye appealing. Being born and raised in a Greek family where I have been surrounded by amazing cooks. I will readily admit that my tastes may...More

Thank FLGreekGirl
Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Went with local friend. Started with octopus sliced and plated with olive oil, perhaps lemon and herbs. First time with this dish- tender and flavorful. Main course of lamb rib chops ( three double), perfectly cooked to med. rare. A value at $30! Had waiter...More

Thank Paul O
Reviewed 25 October 2016

Great looking modern restaurant. Good food with a good atmosphere, They don't do a Meze but quite easy to pick several dishes and then share them.

Thank Rob P
Reviewed 21 October 2016

I love a good Greek restaurant and this one is nice and cozy, authentic with great bouzouki music! I had a nice pastitsio (Greek noodle dish), but it was pretty slim on the pasta which was a little disappointing, but still tasty. I wouldn't go...More

Thank greekbecky2016
Reviewed 17 October 2016

A great variety of Greek dishes. Several lamb items and wonderful deserts. A little more on the pricey side but a nice place to go after the theater.

Thank willowezra
Reviewed 22 September 2016

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....More

Thank MOKKualaLumpur
Reviewed 20 September 2016 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...More

Thank BM C
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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
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
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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