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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 - 20:30
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Sun 11:30 - 20:30
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Nelspruit, South Africa
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195 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Although the atmosphere is great and the waiting staff are excellently trained the food is quite lacking from when I first started eating at this restaurant over 10 years ago

Thank Zahraa M
Moscow, Moscow City, Russia
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have been in this place twice and have a very good impression. My friend said that it is the best mousaka he ever had. Village salad is exactly what you can expect. Portions are quite big so better to take only one per person. Would rate overall above average and definitely recommend for visiting.

Thank EAnokhina
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited a couple of times and had good lamb and reasonable fish (not a common experience during my stay in SA).

Thank Alfon92
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4 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You would practically eat the whole menu and the service just makes you want to tip over board, definitely going again

Thank Khothatso M
American Abroad
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141 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Guide had told us there is a Greek restaurant in Mandela Square. We had to ask a security guard who immediately took us inside and up the escalator to the maitre'd. Seated on the patio overlooking Mandela Statue, we selected 5 mezzas- a good bottle of wine- and started our evening, having just arrived from Namibia. The 5 dishes were... More 

Thank mlhfoley
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived in Sandton 26 March and chose Pappas because of the lovely view of the square at night, and there was a choice of food for vegans and non vegans ( sometimes hard to find in SA). Food and service was excellent and it was a good start to a wonderful holiday! The falafels were superb and the non... More 

Thank 188Williams
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3 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My friend and I went to Pappas for some girl time dinner. The food and service was great. The place had no ambience, just a formal dinning experience and definitely not for a young crowd.

Thank Amanda G
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

This place screams Mediterranean. I absolutely love the flair in their cooking. I have never been there for a seated experience but my take-out impressions were decent. The prices are not the friendliest but you've got to love their take-out counter that is usually efficient in taking your order. I have had their pita/wrap(which tastes homemade-and makes all the difference)... More 

Thank nonkululekom2016
Zanzibar Island, Tanzania
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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

A dinner with a friend and it was lovely. the place was very inviting with matching colours. The staffs are live and welcome, attend to every need. They were helpful taking us across the menu giving extra detail on the items. Dim lights and candle on the table makes it a place for couple too.

Thank adil g
Nairobi, Kenya
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98 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Had dinner at this restaurant and ordered grilled lamb. The serving was quiete generous and I could hardly finish my meal. The lamb was well cooked, soft and was excellent. Would highly recommend this restaurant.

Thank Jerim O

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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
US$5 - US$20
Greek, Mediterranean, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, 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
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 20:30
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: 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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?