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“Almost the worst thing about leaving Jozi...” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Mezepoli

Mezepoli
Whitley Road | Shop SL26, Johannesburg, South Africa
+27 011 6841162
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Ranked #35 of 766 Restaurants in Johannesburg
Price range: $6 - $18
Cuisines: Greek
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Johannesburg, South Africa
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Almost the worst thing about leaving Jozi...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

OK, so Melrose Arch is a little clinical but when you can sit outside (inside the acoustics aren't great) and sup on chilled white wine suggested by waiting staff who know their stuff and just nibble until you can't move on tapas style med food, the view could almost be of the ocean...be sure to book if it's warm and especially at the weekend.

Make sure you sample the deep fried pitta with the feta and chilli dip - I need to recreate it to make me warm now I'm back in the cold of the UK!

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Johannesburg
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Bad Service!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

We booked a table on Saturday 26 Jan for 3h30.We arrived 15 min late. Our table had either been given away or you had not banked that other tables would not have left. We were left standing in the sun twiddling our thumbs with no explanation.When we asked to speak to the manager, we found him scrambling and moving tables to get us a makeshift table in a doorway!? We had to ask a number of times to move the umbrellas as we were constantly in the sun. Why bother to book a table when there is no table available when we arrive! The food was good but the service continued to be shocking. Our waiter disappeared on us for up to 1 hour. NO ONE else bothered to attend to our table. When he eventually appeared he told us he had gone on lunch! He didn't bother to tell us he was going on a break or bother to get someone else to attend to us. I don't blame the waiter, I blame the management that allow this to happen.We won't be going back to this restaurant.You might think that this won't affect you, but if I tell 10 people and they tell another 10, etc It will start to affect you.If you had handled the situation differently,eg,a coffee of the house, then maybe we would have considered returning!

  • Visited January 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Johannesburg, South Africa
Top Contributor
196 reviews 196 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 47 cities Reviews in 47 cities
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
“Best Greek food in Joburg!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013 via mobile

The food at Mezepoli is incredible, even though it is classic Greek food, it is beautifully presented and simply different, very tasty. Try the bifteki, minced beef patty with roasted tomato, incredible!

Some of the best service in Johannesburg! Really a wonderful place.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Johannesburg, South Africa
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Good food and service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

Went twice in Nov, 12 and food was great both times. Service is good, too. Interior is a bit like a fishbowl - too many tiles and too little sound deadening mean that you struggle to follow conversation. Sit outside in the sun to enjoy best.

Visited November 2012
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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118 reviews 118 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
“Best tapas...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

Yes, has to be the best way to eat food, small portions and huge variety, I was stuffed after! And the service was excellent. The list of food was, fried squid heads, humus and pita bread, rare fillet steak and churizo! Delicious!

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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