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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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Good overall wholesome food and great service. Great menu and wine selection. Overall: 4/5 Food : 4/5 Ave cost: R320 pp for cocktails, a bottle of wine and mains. Ave value: 5/5

Thank Jean M
Robertsfors, Sweden
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Greak food at a low price right at the square! The portions are huge aswell! Service is good but one important thing about this restaurant is that the material in roof and floor makes it very very loud when crowded! We enjoyed it for the food but went out straight after because of the noise!

Thank Björn C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food here is good. Had calamari stuffed with spinach,bacon & cheese and my partner had chef's lamb special. Got a table overlooking the Nelson Mandela Square. Good ambience & attentive and friendly staff.

Thank bougee
Sandton, South Africa
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4 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food was excellent. Value for money. Great service. Although we had to wait a while as the premises were packed with patrons.

Thank garryndot
Long Beach, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We were on a tour of South Africa and stayed two nights in Sandton. The tour guide suggested that the place to go is "Trumps" on the square. However, we weren't in the mood for a steakhouse and didn't want to be tied to a reservation. Pappas seemed to have a nice atmosphere so we decided to try it. The... More 

Thank Bonnie871
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2016

For my last night in Johannesburg, I decided to go to a fancy restaurant where I could eat without concern. I had the grilled calamari and on my third bite, I tasted something funny. I am use to having calamari so I knew something was not too fresh. I asked for it to be prepared fully and they were accommodating.... More 

Thank Geraldine A
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016

Quite a nice spot, with an upper view over Mandela Square. The food is loosely Latin based, and so has some nice flavours and makes a nice change from the big meaty dishes typical in South Africa. Spice is a bit light on, but not too bad. Service is good and prices are great! They even have a couple of... More 

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Middle England
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016

Ate here with colleagues recently; Greek isn't my usual choice, not being a fan of lamb. They all had the slow roast goat, and pronounced it to be fabulous. I had steak, which was also very good. Craft beer - "Slow beer" was very good, and we even managed to keep the glasses!

Thank Anionfan
Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

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 October 21, 2016

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

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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, 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
Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view, Large groups, Special occasions
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?