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Pappas on the Square

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Seafood, Greek, Grill
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Nelson Mandela Square, Sandton, South Africa
+27 11 884 9991
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great ambience

Really enjoyed our meal here. Service is excellent. Food is a bit pricey but definitely value for money. Great music and ambience.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 19, 2015
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South Africa
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23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We really looked forward to our Greek experience. My daughter ordered a hamburger, the meat did not even look like hamburger meat - it was very off putting. I ordered peri peri chicken which was ok but the chips were cold. This restaurant does not compare to other Greek restaurants where I have been. There is better restaurant choices on... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Good food but not a mind blowing experience for the average Greek like myself. They do have dancers on Friday and Saturday evenings but phone and check. It's a great vibe. All in all It's great place to get a taste of the Greek culture.

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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Really enjoyed our meal here. Service is excellent. Food is a bit pricey but definitely value for money. Great music and ambience.

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Cape Cod, Massachusetts
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22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Sandton Square resembles a bomb site with Madiba stoically surveying the ruins. Perhaps it's fitting that only a Greek restaurant survives in this chaos. Looking for a light but tasty lunch we trawled the centre finally settling on Pappas not for the abysmal view but it was busy we were and greeted warmly. The selection is wide the cuisine is... More 

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Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
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27 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

If you like to enjoy real meat you sould tryout Pappas. I have had a filet and the taste was really great, in Europe meat has nearly no taste because it's from meat factory.

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Galway, Ireland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Casual restaurant, with an interisting light meals choice, loadz of salads and grilled meat/fish. Mediterranean themed and with relaxaed, but professional service.

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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Popped in a a quick business lunch with a colleague and had a good meal, with a quick turnaround time, some great smiling waiters, wished we could of stayed for the afternoon........maybe next time!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Great time last night.We were a group of 7 and ordered starters as tapas to be shared by all. Everyone raved about the prawns and other starters before we ordered the main courses. Lamb will always be a favourite at a Greek restaurant.

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Moncton, New Brunswick
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

What a great place to eat! We were greeting by the manager who showed us to our table. Our server was friendly, helpful, and quick. He made sure our food was done properly, and made sure everything was ok. The food quality, and portions were great. the prices were also wonderful. and we really enjoyed our dinner there, and recommend... More 

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Joburg
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Papas has been a favorite and recognized landmark on the Square. It has survived and stood the test of time. Unfortunately , I have to suggest that you give this special spot a miss until all the renovations of the Square and the. Michael Angelo Hotel have been successfully completed. It is currently very dusty and noisy , and construction... More 

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Additional Information about Pappas on the Square

Address: Nelson Mandela Square, Sandton, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 11 884 9991
Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Sandton
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 5 - 20
Cuisine: Seafood, Greek, Grill

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Nelson Mandela Square, Sandton, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Sandton
  • Phone Number: +27 11 884 9991

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 20
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Greek, Grill
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?