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Parea Restaurant

3 Corlett Drive | Illovo, Johannesburg 2196, South Africa
+27 11 788 8777
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good39%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible6%
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“kleftiko” (8 reviews)
“calamari” (21 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 yesterday via mobile

Parea in Illovo, is such a wonderful restaurant. The space is a cosy, relaxed setting. The staff are friendly and helpful and food is always so delicious. The venue is also easy and spacious for hosting your event/party there - the patio outside area is...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Leanneu27
Reviewed November 4, 2018 via mobile

This Restaurant’s food is very good and well presented. Typical Greek European restaurant, where you can order small portions whatever you want. Also have the normal main courses. Busy inside but a normal conversation not a problem. Prices good. Baklava and yogurt for deserts excellent....More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Benvisagie
Reviewed October 13, 2018

5 people for birthday lunch Saturday 13.10.2018 We had 3 Gyros ( good average), Hake main meal (Fish was cold and watery) and Lamb souvlakia/sosatie main meal (very fatty, sinewy and raw) Called Nico the owner to explain. He was very arrogant, argumentative and unhelpful...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank FellowTraveler824195
Reviewed September 17, 2018 via mobile

A friend and I had dinner here on a Friday evening, and had a wonderful time. Food was really great (plenty vegan options!). Service was good, and the dancers added a wonderful atmosphere. The restaurant seems to be popular, if visiting over a weekend, perhaps...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank nickymeredith76
Reviewed August 31, 2018 via mobile

Thankfully we got there just in time as not long after we were seated the place filled up. By the time we left there were no tables available except ours. We shared a veg platter and added calamari and pickled octopus. Everything was great and...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Phin M
Reviewed August 30, 2018 via mobile

We had a tapas evening with 8 friends. We were served promptly and the waitress was very attentive. The vibe in the restaurant was relaxed and made for a wonderful evening of conversation. The tapas food was very tasty. We will be back :)

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank pokkels16
Reviewed August 14, 2018 via mobile

Great atmosphere, friendly and competent waiters serving lousy food at a high cost. I had grilled fish that was although edible, was well below mediocre. My wife had kebabs, that were nothing special. The veggies served were half boiled I & J with nothing added....More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank rosh34
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

Best Greek food in the city. Friendly people, great food and nice ambiance. Alex and his team doing a great job.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank 42ozgurs
Reviewed July 23, 2018

The initial impression is of it being a little scruffy and cramped. There is an extensive starter/Meze menu. the food is traditional and good. The line fish superb. the service is friendly and quick.On a Saturday night there was traditional Greek dancing, even if the...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Ian H
Reviewed June 30, 2018 via mobile

We had quite a nice lunch here but the menu misses quite a lot of authentic Greek dishes like pastitsio, moussaka, yemista, etc. We opted for meze and whatever else sounded nice. The soup arrived at the end of the meal and the spanakopita was...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Esme L
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October 6, 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from 508jeffreyi | Reviewed this property |
There was no plate smashing during my visit.
January 10, 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, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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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