Nemea Greek Taverna is a well-established family owned restaurant in the heart of downtown San Jose, California. Nemea is on its second generation of family members that have come from Greece decades ago. Starting from humble beginnings, the family originally opened a few small coffee shops throughout California. Nemea Greek Taverna is an upscale Greek and Mediterranean restaurant with a great atmosphere, fantastic bar, and a courteous and passionate staff. The restaurant is a newly renovated space that features 18 ft high ceilings and beautiful lighting. Behind the original bar, the bartenders at Nemea are serving up some original craft cocktails. Expect exceptional service and food when dining here. The kitchen only uses fresh local produce and the highest quality meats and seafood available. No matter what you order Nemea prepare to be wowed. The octopus can be ordered as an appetizer or salad. Unlike most restaurants that offer octopus, Nemea ensures theirs are cooked to tender, warm, and delicious perfection. Try any of the three lamb dishes at Nemea, although it is highly recommended to try the ëPaidakia,í Greek for ëlamb chops.í Three mesquite grilled rib cut lamb chops are served with braised greens, Nemea potatoes & lemon vinaigrette. Donít miss out on any of the dangerously delicious drinks! Try the ëViewx Carreí – a bourbon and brandy drink, ëThe Blood of Herculesí – featuring fresh grapefruit juice and scotch, or the ëCosmopolteseí – their rendition of a Cosmopolitan, but made with Greek ingredients. Come into Nemea Greek Taverna for an unforgettable dining experience!
96 S 1st St
San Jose, CA 95113