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Pappas on the Square

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$$ - $$$
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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
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had over scheduled our day and were happy to get a good quality meal in a short amount of time. I would recommend the balcony.

Thank Pam-travelfan
Port Elizabeth
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Llovely view of the Square, quiet and airy... the meze are FAB! Not a budget restuarant, but worth the money. Note: only opens at 11:30am

Thank caromorgan
Beaconsfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I've been to Greece & Cyprus many times over the years, and Pappas is very faithful to the superb food from those countries, but with a distinctive South African twist. The restaurant is in a brilliant place, especially if you can get a table on the balcony. Great night out!

Thank Stu C
Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Always good food, friendly welcome and great service. Unbeatable view overlooking Mandela Square, Greek cuisine with some beautifully executed classic Greek dishes.

Thank Bignick263
South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Whenever I want delicious saucy prawns I think of Pappas. They serve piping hot with a sauce to die for. You can order any size and you can add on. Their dips and fresh pita are also fresh and taste home made.

Thank BeeBooSouthAfrica
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had dinner at Pappas. The steaks we had were tender and cooked to perfection. The service was fast and efficient. I recommend Pappas. .

Thank Theo P
Rustenburg, South Africa
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

nice place, good waiters, great food, deserts, coffee and service. convenient place, great lighting, cozy in winter and very quiet.

Thank 307haseenaa
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food is amazing. We couldn't get enough of the fresh brewed blueberry ice tea. The dinner and lunch choices had us wanting to try them all. We visited several times during our week long stay.

Thank Hafeeee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I ordered the lamb shank and it was so delicious that I wanted to go back the next day to taste it again. The desserts was a little disappointing but the wine made up for it.

Thank Mieder U
Durbanville, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

3 of us went to Papas for a quick light dinner. They serve humus and little pita for a muze busch. We ate from the light meal menu. Chicken breast with haloume cheese, Pulled lamb Giro, a meze of 5 starters. The food and service was excellent. The atmosphere is very festive. Will go back there again.

Thank Keith P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $20
Greek, Mediterranean, Grill
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Scenic view, Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 8:30 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: 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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?