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Parea Restaurant

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3 Corlett Drive | Illovo, Johannesburg 2196, South Africa
+27 11 788 8777
Today
11:30 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 - 19:30
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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129 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 

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Thank Zana M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 

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Cleckheaton, West Yorkshire
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27 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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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.

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Houston, Texas
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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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Thank Aroundtheworld03
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

If you're looking for authentic Greek food then Parea is for you. The food is excellent. It's always full so be sure to book. There are loads of regulars so if you become one, you'll be part of the Parea family. It's family run and the father-and-son team do a wonderful job of making sure the patrons get what they... More 

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Vientiane, Laos
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11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

A bustling Greek restaurant, I would suggest booking. We have eaten here twice and I only have praises for the restaurant.The service was great and the food even better. Do try the Lamb chops, Halloumi and Sheftalia. They also have a good winelist. Some evenings they have plate breaking and belly dancers. We will be back again soon.

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Alberton, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Sunday morning - Just open for business. The owner welcomed us into the restaurant and we were a bit undecided at what to eat. His recommendation was a platter of the usual Greek dips and chicken livers, calamari and lamb chops. What an exquisite brunch.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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129 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

I have been patron of this place for over decade and food is always excellent. I love their vegetarian platter, also calamari dish is excellent and their grilled halva desert with apples is small but outstanding dish. Vegetarian platter is meant for one but it is enough for two people. Service is excellent and fast and prices are reasonable. Wine... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Greek
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 19:30
Monday
11:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 22:00
Saturday
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?