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Pappas on the Square

Nelson Mandela Square, Shop 120B, Level 1 | Corner 5th street and Alice street, Sandton 2000, South Africa
+27 11 884 9991
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good48%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“kleftiko” (21 reviews)
“pita bread” (8 reviews)
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Greek, Mediterranean, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Nelson Mandela Square, Shop 120B, Level 1 | Corner 5th street and Alice street, Sandton 2000, South Africa
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Reviewed yesterday

The service was great, no complaints at all. The food and wine was excellent. We ordered the grilled lemon butter prawns served with vegetables and chips on the side. The mains were huge. There was quite a variety of dishes as we were quite a...More

Thank dcollopen
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is a very versatile restaurant. I imagine from business lunches to Romantic dinners. We went for a birthday celebration and we were not disappointed. From the pita and dips to the seafood combos, the food was tasty and well presented. Staff attentive and friendly....More

Thank Lids01
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food was fabulous and the service excellent. We asked for a relatively quiet table, but I guess that is not possible on a busy Friday night. The noise level did bother us and hampered conversation and is the main reason for the score not...More

Thank hannetjiee
Reviewed 8 May 2018

The grilled prawns were served in lemon butter in a tray with a flame beneath to keep them warm. They were so moist and succulent, it was amazing. Would highly recommend them.

Thank JP-in-MD
Reviewed 1 May 2018 via mobile

The kleftiko is the best lamb dish my husband and I have ever had! Ambience is great, waiters are very kind. If you make a reservation, ask for a table by the window, facing the square.

Thank Bekous
Reviewed 29 April 2018

I'm biased. I have been a regular at Pappas for more than two decades. I've eaten the shellfish, the fish, the chicken, the steaks ... and I always come back to the lamb. Everything tastes good. The service is excellent, the decor subtly changes to...More

Thank SN666
Reviewed 27 April 2018

Had a wonderful dinner here on our last week in J'burg. The staff was great, we were seated at a nice table and had a great server. Even the owner came by to check on our meal. Lamb shank is a must here!

Thank Chris S
Reviewed 20 April 2018

We recently met overseas friends at Sandton and decided to have dinner at Pappas as we all heard that it is a great restaurant. The location is fantastic and the atmosphere of the square adds to the experience. Unfortunately our dinner was not anything to...More

Thank Joanita R
Reviewed 16 April 2018

All round very good. The wait staff is extremely professional, the food is divine and they have a decent range of wines, that about sums up a worthy place to revisit and recommend.

Thank bonolom110
Reviewed 1 April 2018

Went for dinner here and 4 of us ordered a share dish combo with 4 different appetizers and Greek Salad which was fantastic. Just the right amount for us all to enjoy a taste of Spanikopita, calamari, chicken liver and veggies. Friendly staff and efficient...More

Thank 50bethw
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4 November 2016|
AnswerShow all 11 answers
Response from foodierushni_za | Reviewed this property |
Good Day, Park in the Sandton City Mall or in Nelson Mandela Square and ask anyone where the Nelson Mandela Stature on the square is located. The restaurant is located up the stairs from the stature. Kind regards Rushni
30 March 2016|
Response from Jade H | Property representative |
Yes, absolutely!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
View, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
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
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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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