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Pappas on the Square

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Nelson Mandela Square, Shop 120B, Level 1 | Corner 5th street and Alice street, Sandton 2000, South Africa
+27 11 884 9991
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Grahamstown, South Africa
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33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice restaurant with attentive service. Had a perfectly prepared Prime rib. Good wine selection. Will visit again and can recommend. Also a perfect setting

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Thank Klappernous
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64 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice decor, great Greek menu. Appetizers are amazing, particularly the squid and octopus. Lamb rack was well seasoned and prepared medium rare as requested. Service was fine. Decent value for the money.

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Thank Jsadiving
Pretoria, South Africa
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The restaurant is lovely, with friendly staff and well prepared food. Although the tables are a bit too close together, the service and experience is really great. I would recommend it to my friends anytime,

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Thank phillipp2017
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29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Greek food at its best. N overlooking the nelson mandela square. N the crowd was also very upmarket. Pocket pinch is a bit high owing to the class it caters to.

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Thank Shuvam C
London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place, great service and tasty food! A perfect place for a nice family lunch on Mandela square with a large terrace (and even better it does not feel like a restaurant in a mall)

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Thank Wesou
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good greek restaurant. Fresh and tasty seafood especially the mini octopus. Fish was big and tasty as well. They make a show with typical dance also braking plates following the tradition. Recommended experience at Sandton!

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Thank Bruno A
Johannesburg, South Africa
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254 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our visit to Pappas was slightly disappointing... here's why... 1. Our waiter seemed aloof and kept forgetting things. The restaurant wasn't that busy so I couldn't understand why. 2. The food wasn't as good as I'd hoped. I ordered the signature dish, the Kleftiko (lamb shank) although the lamb was mostly cooked well, the veggies on the side were cold...... More 

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Thank Sunshine0789
Cape Town
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Authentic for sure. Best Greek food ever. A great variety of mezze and traditional dishes. Not to be missed. The pulled lamb and tzatziki lappa is a gastranomical delight. A massive thumbs up. When next up in Jhb l am going straight back.

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Thank Bev M
Cody, Wyoming
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145 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I had a delicious dinner at Pappas during our stay in Johannesburg. We wanted to sit outside, but as there were no tables available when we arrived we were seatted indoors. Within a few minutes, the manager came over asked if we would still like to sit outdoors as he would move a table out onto the... More 

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Thank Jean P
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We took 20 of our staff here before going to the theatre. We only wanted snacks and drinks and they were very understanding. Sorted out jugs of sangria for us (which werent on the menu) and put together mezze starters for us all that were delicious. Service was a bit slow - but it was very busy. A good place... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $20
Cuisine
Greek, Mediterranean, Grill
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wine and Beer, Digital Payments
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Scenic view, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 8:30 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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Nelson Mandela Square, Shop 120B, Level 1 | Corner 5th street and Alice street, Sandton 2000, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Sandton
  • Phone Number: +27 11 884 9991
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.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. All our meals are homemade daily to ensure the freshness and quality you deserve and expect. 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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Johannesburg, South Africa
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?