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Parea Restaurant

3 Corlett Drive | Illovo, Johannesburg 2196, South Africa
+27 11 788 8777
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good41%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
Travelers talk about
“calamari” (19 reviews)
“lamb chops” (10 reviews)
“pita bread” (6 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 am - 10:00 pmAll hours
Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
3 Corlett Drive | Illovo, Johannesburg 2196, South Africa
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21 - 30 of 122 reviews

Reviewed September 18, 2016

I have been patron of this place for over decade and food is always excellent. I love their vegetarian platter, also calamari dish is excellent and their grilled halva desert with apples is small but outstanding dish. Vegetarian platter is meant for one but it...More

Thank Zana M
Reviewed September 5, 2016

We went there as a large group and were restricted to choosing one of the set menus for the table. The food came thick and fast (we actually had to ask them to slow down) but everything was very well prepared and ever SO tasty...More

Thank Claudie267
Reviewed September 3, 2016

Depending on what you are looking for, If you're out for a romantic dinner don't even think about it - the noise is deafening. If you're celebrating or out for a fun evening this is the place to be. We had the set menu of...More

Thank Martin B
Reviewed August 28, 2016 via mobile

We went there today with high expectations. My wife and friends were very happy with the fish but I was extremely disappointed with my T-Bone steak, I swear the cow must have died of old age there was so much sinew. After waiting 45 mins...More

Thank Greg G
Reviewed August 7, 2016 via mobile

Although the place was full and buzzing, for starters, the service was not great. We ordered a jug of sangria in the hope of enjoying a glass or two before the meal came. It only arrived after the meal arrived and after having asked for...More

Thank David O
Reviewed August 2, 2016

Simple and delicious! Yiro's to crave long after you've left the restaurant. The only place to eat Baklava for us!

1  Thank h0pem2016
Reviewed July 31, 2016 via mobile

If you love Mediterranean / Greek food this is the best place to come to in Johannesburg. The ambience is tavern like but once your food is served and you are engrossed in the Greek music you will be swept away. I was! Thank you...More

Thank Kiki_M23
Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

I love going to Parea because they serve the most authentic Greek food. I love ordering to share with friends especially their tapas and dips! I do feel the portions are a little inconsistent because we always order Calamari to share but the portions always...More

Thank Lovemarylu
Reviewed June 26, 2016 via mobile

Fantastic, very tasty, Greek food, nothing else to say really! My wife and I just ordered a selection off their Meze menu (olives, pita bread, calamari, lamb skewer, halloumi). The different dips were our favourite and we enjoyed the flavour combinations you could make with...More

1  Thank GR_Nic
Reviewed June 8, 2016

This was my second visit there. Traditional Greek appetizer and fresh seafood were fantastic. Also you should not forget to drink Quzo (Raki) with ice or water, even straight…

Thank Hiroshi N
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January 10, 2015|
Response from Jon Q |
Just check in at table 4 and they will take care of all the niceties!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
11:30 am - 7:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 Corlett Drive | Illovo, Johannesburg 2196, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Johannesburg
  • Phone Number: +27 11 788 8777
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