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Pappas on the Square

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Greek, Seafood, Grill
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Nelson Mandela Square, Shop 120B, Level 1 | Corner 5th street and Alice street, Sandton, South Africa
+27 11 884 9991
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Delivery, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Validated Parking, Waitstaff
Description: For more than two decades, Pappas has been dishing out Mediterranean taste...
For more than two decades, Pappas has been dishing out Mediterranean taste sensations and memorable dining experiences. Pappas has been in the family since the 80s and is now run by the second generation of restaurateurs, husband-and-wife team Charles and Ria de Olim. We are conveniently situated in the heart of Sandton on Nelson Mandela Square, a hop, skip and jump away from the Sandton Gautrain station. Our extensive menu consists of delicious Mediterranean fare combined with traditional Greek tastes and flavours that will take you on a culinary journey fit for royalty. We are also Halaal friendly. All our meals are homemade daily to ensure the freshness and quality you deserve and expect. We can comfortably seat up to 300 people and we're able to arrange an assortment of entertainment such as belly dancers, traditional Greek dancers as well as plate breaking. We look forward to welcoming you and your guests to Pappas so you may enjoy every generosity our restaurant and experienced staff have to offer.
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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
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wonderful greek food, I stop by every time I am in Johannesburg, food is tasty, the staff is nice, a bit slow, hey but is fine, the food itself wipes out any of this negativity. Like I said every time I am in Joburg I go there and I will continue to do so

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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Hamilton, Canada
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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15 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Food is above average, but the waiting time and the waiter service is not the best. Been there, done there, but won't necessarily go back for more.

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Hamilton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

wonderful greek food, I stop by every time I am in Johannesburg, food is tasty, the staff is nice, a bit slow, hey but is fine, the food itself wipes out any of this negativity. Like I said every time I am in Joburg I go there and I will continue to do so

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We ate here twice. The first time was better than the second. The service was good and staff were friendly. The wine was good but the food was hit and miss! The feta in the Greek salad was far to creamy and not crumbly and as we eat a lot of feta back home - trying to do our bit... More 

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istanbul
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

This s a nice Greek Restaurant situated on the back side of Nelson Mandela staute on the upper deck at NM square.. It has a closed hall, closed terrace overlooking the square and tables at the open terrace. We selected to sit outside on a nice sunny saturday afternoon. Service was ok.First they brought some hummus and tarama with some... More 

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Turin, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Mainstream Mediterranean cuisine inspired food well prepared and served, trendy interiors, very lively and frequented not just by foreigners. Not cheap.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

We had breakfast here. Managed to find something for everyone including two vegans in the party. Staff friendly. Service was good. The food was superb. I had the breakfast wrap - as good as I've tasted.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

We arrived fairly late on Sunday evening from the airport. We were seated quickly, the staff were friendly and attentive. And the food was excellent. Enjoyable vibe and decor. Worth a second visit for sure.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Loved the grilled trout and roast vegetables. The oxtail was also good! Must mention that the excellent service by Godonlyknows who served us with a smile and showed mom a lot of respect and kindness.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

My first experience with this restaurant wasn't the best - in fact it was as horrible as could be. I wrote an email the next day explaining to the manager what had happened and was so surprise to hear back from him. He also wanted a second chance to make a first impression and offered us a voucher to dine... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Excellent and friendly service. The restaurant is situated on the square and is immensely busy. Despite this the service is very good and the food is excellent. We really had a wonderful time at this restaurant and I will recommend it

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Nelson Mandela Square, Shop 120B, Level 1 | Corner 5th street and Alice street, 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: Greek, Seafood, Grill

Description

For more than two decades, Pappas has been dishing out Mediterranean taste sensations and memorable dining experiences. Pappas has been in the family since the 80s and is now run by the second generation of restaurateurs, husband-and-wife team Charles and Ria de Olim. We are conveniently situated in the heart of Sandton on Nelson Mandela Square, a hop, skip and jump away from the Sandton Gautrain station. Our extensive menu consists of delicious Mediterranean fare combined with traditional Greek tastes and flavours that will take you on a culinary journey fit for royalty. We are also Halaal friendly. All our meals are homemade daily to ensure the freshness and quality you deserve and expect. We can comfortably seat up to 300 people and we're able to arrange an assortment of entertainment such as belly dancers, traditional Greek dancers as well as plate breaking. We look forward to welcoming you and your guests to Pappas so you may enjoy every generosity our restaurant and experienced staff have to offer.
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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