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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 - 22:00
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Sun 11:30 - 20:30
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Pretoria, South Africa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had really great expectations for this place after eating in other places adjacent and around it. Also, we were in high craving spirits for Greek style food and we thought what better place than Pappas. The view was beautiful and the service was fine, but the food was quite disappointing. We opted for the 5 plate meze of oysters,... More 

Thank Siphiwe D
Johannesburg, South Africa
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53 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here for an early dinner with a friend. The food was tasty and the service was awesome. Our seating gave us a good view of the Nelson Mandela square. A must try!

Thank Phakama M
Johannesburg, South Africa
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307 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took colleagues for lunch and they managed to mess up the order and miss one of the meals. We planned to eat together A 5 person mean average rating was 6 so again, very average I had the Pulled Lamb kebab and it was decidedly average - pretty tasteless really Service would have been good - but you can't miss... More 

Thank africantravel
Sandton, South Africa
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75 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been here before. The number of people attending was around 80. They created a separate area for us. Even with such a big crowd, the food and drinks came within the time expected. Had the lamb neck and many others had the same. It was great, but enough for two people. The wine was great too. I did... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spotted Pappas while shopping as it has great view being on the second floor. The Greek food is very good. The service was fantastic and the staff was very helpful in the selection of wine. Anyone looking for great Greek food this place to go – Pappas!

Thank Doug S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent our 9th anniversary here, and absolutely LOVED it. The food was amazing, views are beautiful, and service was superb. Thank you for a great evening out!

Thank Danette K
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great restaurant overlooking Mandela Square. Prices reasonable, good level of staffing. Very good choice of Greek food. The chocolate mousse desert was amazing. Would happily visit again

Thank robinjn1

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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
View, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, 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?