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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

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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
Delicious meals...lovely venue and greek dancing to finish off

Had dinner here with friends, amongst us there were 2 vegetarians. Menu is tempting with various options. We selected a few starters (haloumi strips, chicken livers, spanakopita, calamari and lamb phyllo cigars) to create our own mezze platter, it was absolutely delicious. For mains our choices... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
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Durban, South Africa
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Durban, South Africa
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60 reviews 60 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

Had dinner here with friends, amongst us there were 2 vegetarians. Menu is tempting with various options. We selected a few starters (haloumi strips, chicken livers, spanakopita, calamari and lamb phyllo cigars) to create our own mezze platter, it was absolutely delicious. For mains our choices were Kleftiko, Chicken El Greco and Veg Moussaka. The Kleftiko and Chicken was excellent.... More 

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New Haven, Connecticut
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13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Like most restaurants in South Africa, they do not skimp on the portions. I've eaten here a few times and had a variety of dishes, from fish to lamb. I would say that they do seafood best. But everything is pretty good.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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83 reviews 83 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Day before my daughter goes back to school in January , we visit Pappas for our first time. A treat for her. Service and food was just great! We have to return she says. Bring dad here he will love the lamb. March sees my hubby's 50th and we treat him to a quick lunch at Pappas. We are not... More 

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

It's a very pleasant space, espcially if you go for lunch. It's large and airy, facing Nelson Mandela square, and you can almost think you are in some Mediterranean place. At dinner, the music is too loud to have a conversation, but the place has a nice vibe. The food is a bit of a mixed bag, but pretty good... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

I met with a friend, we had a lovely meal, although we were very engrossed in our conversation, the (Zimbabwean) waiter was very patient with our procrastination. Very attentive throughout the evening as was the maître d. Lovely ambiance, good food excellent staff.

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Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

We stayed in Sandton 5 days, we are mostly at Mandela Square, the first two nights we tried other restaurants, but on the third day we ate at this restaurant and the food was so great that we are there for the next two days as well! I would recommend it without hesitation.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

good service and yummy food that hits the spot with the right amount of comfort!! great seafood and really good fresh juices - mint and lemon! definitely a place to go back to for dinner and lunch and dinner....

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

We had an excellent meal at this wonderful restaurant. The service was outstanding and the atmosphere overlooking Mandela square was great. The free starter of flat bread and Greek dips was worth the visit on its own but the main course of Kleftico surpassed all my expectations. Tender lamb shanks (2 huge ones each) with the authentic Greek flavor. Too... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Went there with a friend for a lunch and was going to ask for the Greek chicken. The Waiter came explaining about the especial of the day , a simple fresh water Trout fish with some side. Decided to change but it was simply awesome and absolutely delicious. Definitely checked it off in my memorable fish experiences list.

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Definitely a good place too eat, i had a burger and calamari , both were very good, will definitely eat there again

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Restaurant Details

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
  • 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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?