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Parea Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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3 Corlett Drive | Illovo, Johannesburg 2196, South Africa
+27 11 788 8777
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun 11:30 - 19:30
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A party-restaurant with delectable food and seamless service. The Greek dancers and belly dancers add to the lively ambience and this really was a memorable experience. The only down side was the pushy flower sellers outside the restaurant who accost you as you leave and won't take 'no' for an answer. Perhaps the management could keep them at bay?

Thank peterjohndutoit
Esher, United Kingdom
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115 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As you enter this restaurant you Know you are in for a treat for you can feel it in the air, full and very noisy. it has a very extensive mess menu. Our group loved the chicken livers, the calamari, the bringall and the grilled Haloumi and the Yoghurt with honey.The service coped very well even though the restaurant was... More 

Thank watchman2015
Johannesburg, South Africa
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42 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wow! It was so good I didn't even take photos We were part of a large group of people for a 40th. We ate from a large variety on a tapas menu due to the size of our group The calamari, the chops, the pita, the dips, the chicken, the kleftiko and then the baklava were all absolutely out of... More 

Thank Elismha6
Benoni, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There are those days that you just need the perfect meal to hit that perfect spot. Flavours, ambience, hospitality and indulgence is always do nod here at Parea. Never disappoints.

Thank tsatso
Johannesburg, South Africa
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

If only Corlett Drive was the Aegean sea.... Been frequenting Parea for a number of years. Always serving consistently good, autentic Greek food. It's one of those places where you know what you're going to get - and it's going to be good. Not a fine dining establishment, just fantastic, hearty Greek fare. Advisable to book for a table outside... More 

Thank jphansen81
Johannesburg, South Africa
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133 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

I have been visiting this little gem for twenty years. We had another lovely lunch there past weekend. Meze vegetarian platter is excellent choice with variety of nice dishes. My other favorite dish is calamari Greek style prepared in garlic. My friend enjoyed simple but very tasty and spicy chicken livers. Service was good and prices are very reasonable in... More 

Thank Zana M
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

We visited this establishment yesterday And honestly really surprised by how good the food was I think they had just reopened from being closed for the Xmas or New years break As there were a lot of items that we were told were not available yet Kleftico Baklava Rice pudding ect Which was disappointing but we made due I had... More 

Thank Wesley W
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46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

We went for a lunch and the year end functions were everywhere. Not a seat left do pls book a few days in advance. The meze platter was incredible, pita, Greek specialties dolmades, spanakopita, chicken livers, prawns and lamb chops. We had men struggling to finish. Stand out in Johannesburg would be the Prawns, I haven't seen, ate such beautifully... More 

Thank Charl7
Cleckheaton, West Yorkshire
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27 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

Had a good evening here the food and staff were excellent, we had some tapas and a very nice sweet. There was a good atmosphere.

Thank Gillian T
Houston, Texas
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41 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

As a Texan living in east Africa, this place is a real Mexican feast! I found it on trip advisor and was needing a Mexican food fix. It's a casual place in a good part of Joburg near Sandton. The food and drinks and fabulous. I've tried all their los mas pequenos and have never been disappointed. Service is efficient... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, Greek
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 - 19:30
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?