Teske's Germania Restaurant

255 N First St
San Jose, CA 95113
(408) 292-0291 http://www.teskes-germania.com/

11 reviews

The Basics

  • Primary: Restaurants
  • Others: German, $$, Notable Beer List, Outdoor Dining, Private Rooms, American Express Accepted, Discover Accepted, Mastercard Accepted, Visa Accepted, Brew Pubs
  • Hours:
    Monday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM
    Tuesday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM
    Wednesday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM
    Thursday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM
    Friday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM
    Saturday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM
    Sunday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Owner's Message

Family-owned restaurant and beer garden serves up authentic German dishes including sausage, pork, steak, veal and more.


  • By Mr Van over 8 years ago on Citysearch

    To start, I like spaten optimator. The house serves Spaten Octoberfest draught. Octoberfest beers are typically brewed quickly at large volumes to prepare for the drinking season, and usually suffer in quality. I have not tried all… Read more »

  • By bad_german_food about 11 years ago on Citysearch

    I suspect sxysin and jstrauss are just shills for Hans, the owner of this dying gasthaus. It?s ironic then that sxysin unfavorably mentions the world?s most successful food franchise: a McDonald?s ?Happy Meal? is infinitely more satisfying… Read more »

  • By sxysin over 11 years ago on Citysearch

    Just say Prosit!\r \r I agree with JStrauss, what was JBochner thinking? Unless he only eats at Mcdonald;s? Teske's is a breathe of fresh air. Wonderful food, great service, and where in San Jose can you get a 4 course meal for under… Read more »

  • By spacey_sjca over 11 years ago on Citysearch

    We've been eating at Teske's for 15 years and love it. My husband's family came from Germany a couple of generations ago and practically beg to eat there whenever they come visit. We have a couple of German immigrant friends who… Read more »

  • By sjcalif over 11 years ago on Citysearch

    Saturday, 10/7/06. Arrived at 6:30 and ordered immediately. Food not served until 8:00 p.m and arrive cold. By 8:15, they were coming up and asking if we were done yet! Male waiter was a deranged psychotic, who we saw twice and could never… Read more »

  • By Contributor over 11 years ago on Citysearch

    Family-owned restaurant and beer garden serves up authentic German dishes including sausage, pork, steak, veal and more. Read more »

  • By overdrive500 about 12 years ago on Citysearch

    I was there for lunch in April 2006. The restaurant was about half full. The service was very friendly. The food was excellent! I had sauerbraten with red cabbage and homemade spaetzel. The portion was very filling. I splurged and… Read more »

  • By jstrauss over 12 years ago on Citysearch

    This is the most incredible German restaurant in the Bay Area. Their food is fabulous, service is as charming as is the ambience. I have no stake in this review, but what is so dishonest about the "Jbocher" s review is that on every menu… Read more »

  • By jbochner about 13 years ago on Citysearch

    Location: Right nearby are abandoned buildings, Workmans Emporium, and a law office. Transients frequent this neighborhood. Be careful. Facility: Needs renovation. Inside, its worn but authentic. Food: The Potato leek soup tasted oddly… Read more »

  • By baroness over 13 years ago on Citysearch

    Considering that I am a 1st generation German/Canadian living in America, I never expected to find food that only my own Berliner Mother has mastered. MMMM> Teske's is just like home. That is, the turn of the century homes back in Berlin.… Read more »

  • By marica69 almost 14 years ago on Citysearch

    I found this place by accident 9 years ago while attending a convention in San Jose. The owners, waitresses, and staff are mostly native Germans who are friendly, attentive, and some of the most gracious people I have met in this area. … Read more »

  • By mewnshine over 14 years ago on Citysearch

    Great place - all-inclusive meals, beautiful buildling/bar, and occassional live entertanment make this place a great old-schol restaurant near downtown SJ. Read more »