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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, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 19
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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
belly nice!

the kleftico was amazing, just like the old country. What a surprise when the belly dancer appeared. It's a good thing I had finished my main course so that I could concentrate on the SWEET!

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 5, 2015
Timellwood
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Gaborone, Botswana
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Moncton, New Brunswick
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107 reviews 107 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

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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111 reviews 111 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
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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Gaborone, Botswana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

the kleftico was amazing, just like the old country. What a surprise when the belly dancer appeared. It's a good thing I had finished my main course so that I could concentrate on the SWEET!

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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Papas has a vibe that defines Greek fellowship, great food and happy diners. The service is superb, the food exceptional and the management remembers where you sat last time. The lamb kleftiko is one of the best meat dishes I have tasted. This is like dining with family but papa does the cooking and makes everybody glow with delight.

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Durban, South Africa
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41 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

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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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

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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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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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?