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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
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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Centurion, South Africa
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11 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Went to Pappas yesterday with a few family members. We were 2 ladies and 3 guys. The guys each had 3 draft beers, I had an iced coffee which was terrible!! And my aunt had a chocolate milkshake. Only one person had a meal... To our surprise our bill came to R983. This restaurant is definitely not worth the money... More 

Thank Rox910426
Zhuhai, China
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very loud restaurant that made a business dinner get really difficult. Food is not fantastic but it's OK.

Thank borja351
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very excited to go to this apparently wonderful restaurant I was unfortunately very disappointed in both the food and the service. My steak was really average...to the point of not good at all. Guess I should've ordered the lamb. The wine was really expensive and the waiter's wine serving skills seriously need some improvement. He didn't even fill my friend's... More 

Thank Mabet V
New York City, New York
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had a business lunch here. The food is fresh and delicious. Greek cuisine. I was told that at dinners they break plates and every dances apparently its a lot of fun! I recommend visiting!

Thank Daniel G
Maputo, Mozambique
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33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had lunch with my wife and daughter. Nice beers, menu, wine selection and an amazing Mandela Square view. Friendly service.

Thank MTAlmeida
Cape Town
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I frequent Pappas during the week for dinners - they are very reliable. You can expect the food to be flavoursome, portions are generous and service is generally good. The most awesome fillet on the bone! Decor is simple and ambience casual and relaxed. Prices good for Nelson Mandela Square.

Thank justordinarypeople
Nairobi, Kenya
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39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I love the seafood salad at Pappas. It is divine! I get this every single time. Perfect during the warmer months when you can sit out on the terrace and enjoy a glass of wine from their large wine selection. Love this spot!

Thank Wachuka G
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is pretty good and won't break the bank. I think it's more of a nice once in a while place though. They have a good selection of starters and mains, and would recommend the zucchini starter.

Thank Jake W
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had the best prawn dish ever! Swimming in a creamy sauce with a side of cream spinach and pumpkin. Good food. Great service too! Nice and warm place on a very chilly Johannesburg afternoon

Thank Ngoni B
Umhlanga Rocks, South Africa
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful location on the square try and get a table on the verandah looking down over the Nelson Mandela statue. Had best moussaka ever!

Thank Leonie602

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $20
Greek, Seafood, Mediterranean, Grill
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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
Business meetings, Large groups, 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?