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Parea Restaurant

3 Corlett Drive | Illovo, Johannesburg 2196, South Africa
+27 11 788 8777
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good40%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
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“calamari” (20 reviews)
“kleftiko” (7 reviews)
“pita bread” (7 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
3 Corlett Drive | Illovo, Johannesburg 2196, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An authentic Greek restaurant with a wide menu. The sheer volume of local customers every night of the week is testament to the quality. Far from expensive but certainly not the cheapest option in the area but would visit again without doubt.

Thank David H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This used to be one of our favourite restaurants! It has expanded and, with that, the eye has been taken off the ball. We ordered the same selection of starters, as we have for the past few years, so we knew what to expect. The...More

Thank chata r
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you have the chance you cannot miss this restaurant...real greek food cooked in a proper way. I tried already 3 times but for sure I'll come back

Thank Grifone76
Reviewed 17 January 2018 via mobile

Lovely vibe. Super food and fun. Super relaxing setting in the outside area. If u like Greek food. This is the place to be

Thank jailin2017
Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

The food was average yet expensive. We tried the mezethes. ...some were very tasty and some were totally tasteless. The place was very noisy and we could not hear each other talking. The service was excellent.

Thank freski334455
Reviewed 16 December 2017 via mobile

Delicious Greek food. It’s as genuine as if I was in Santorini. Love it. Great ambiance and excellent service

Thank Monica S
Reviewed 7 November 2017

Well patronised for a Monday evening. Had never been there before. My partner chose the kleftiko, but when it arrived it was clearly undercooked, and in a grey gravy. She was very hungry so she started to eat, but gave up. Management willingly removed it...More

Thank Rob S
Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

always enjoying this place, good food, good price and good atmosphere. selection of wines can be improved though.

Thank Robyn L
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

I love the authentic Greek food and experience that Pareas offers. It is unpretentious, no frills and one feels that you could be in Pareas in Athens. The Meze platters were filling and I could have skipped the main course however the Kleftiko was worth...More

Thank 95tanyam
Reviewed 4 September 2017

at lunch time was very busy:the restaurant was full,we didn't have the reservation but got the table without any problem.The food was excellent with such a great taste and all was so fresh....whole afternoon I was thinking about how good that was The service was...More

Thank Kvolkova
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7 October 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from 508jeffreyi | Reviewed this property |
There was no plate smashing during my visit.
10 January 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, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
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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