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“Excellent bar”

Nemea Greek Taverna
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Ranked #20 of 2,185 Restaurants in San Jose
Price range: US$20 - US$40
Cuisines: Greek
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
California
Level 5 Contributor
61 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Excellent bar”
Reviewed 4 February 2014

Had a nice bite before the Cirque du Soleil and even though it was quite busy, we had a nice bite and drinks at the bar. Good service. Tasty food. Had the flatbread and it was yummy but had a lot of olive oil on it. If you want to try Greek wines, this is the place.

Visited January 2014
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English first
Chestertown, Maryland
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Party in your mouth”
Reviewed 31 January 2014 via mobile

This restaurant is classy and tasty. Went with a friend while at a conference for dinner. It was so good that we returned the next day for lunch. Be sure to try the flaming cheeses app and the dolmakis. Save room for dessert and try the sampler. You won't be sorry.

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Seattle, Washington
Level 4 Contributor
42 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Good quality, tasty food -not the place with most personality”
Reviewed 29 January 2014

I came here to have dinner by myself as I was leaving our business engagement. I wanted to have a good dinner at the end of a long day. This was a good choice. You won't find here a restaurant with a lot of personality, but the food quality is excellent.

Located in the middle of San Jose's downtown, the quality of the food is excellent, and the menu very interesting. Compared with the usual franchise restaurants in downtown, this is a great place.

I had one of the appetizer feta+paprika (ok), and one entrée of lamb ribs. The ribs were amazing, really well prepared. Looking at some of the pictures, I thought this was going to be a delicatessen restaurant -it's not. The food is very good, but the menu is conventional.

The place suits itself well for having dinner with work colleagues. It looks busy, do reserve.

  • Visited January 2014
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San Jose, California
Level 6 Contributor
147 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“overpriced special of the day”
Reviewed 23 December 2013

Back again to see how they're doing. The food quality and preparation is catching up to Evvia in Palo Alto, and is much better than Thea in Santana Row. Service can't top Evvia, though, which has the most professional service staff I've encountered in a while.

One daily special was Lavraki--Mediterranean cod, charcoal broiled and served whole, with herbs. Sides were kale & roasted Yukon Golds. Nice dish, but WAY overpriced @ $32.00.

  • Visited December 2013
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Detroit, Michigan
Level 6 Contributor
189 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“Very Tasteful Greek Restaurant”
Reviewed 17 December 2013

We went to this restaurant strictly based on the Tripadvisor reviews. We were not disappointed. The environment is great. Very large, open space with an open kitchen concept. As usual, we tried a little bit of everything. We started with the Pikilia sampler. The feta spread was definitely the most flavorful - next time we would get just that spread. The saganaki was as expected in any Greek restaurant. The octopus salad and beet salad were very nice. The smelt appetizer with a touch of skordalia was a huge portion and very good. The lamb chops were prepared perfectly - tender and juicy, great flavor. We did not care for the pastitsio not because there was anything wrong with it, it was served in a small casserole dish and was all meat with very few noodles and little sauce. The server was fantastic. Very attentive and friendly. We will definitely return.

  • Visited December 2013
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