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Parea Restaurant

3 Corlett Drive | Illovo, Johannesburg 2196, South Africa
+27 11 788 8777
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Overview
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good39%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“kleftiko” (8 reviews)
“calamari” (21 reviews)
“pita bread” (7 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. Hours
CUISINES
Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
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Service
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
3 Corlett Drive | Illovo, Johannesburg 2196, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 days ago

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

Thank Alex N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

Thank 342nickym
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

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 :)

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

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.

Thank ozgur s
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

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

Thank Esme L
Reviewed June 29, 2018

Don't let the décor fool you. Its like stepping into a 70's "spaghetti" low budget western movie set ( in this case Greek), the food though is excellent !! We were part of a big group, so settled for a set menu - of a...More

Thank Kayroon14
Reviewed May 5, 2018 via mobile

Good atmosphere and friendly service. Food not too bad either. Will definitely be coming here again.

Thank Ryan H
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miz_ferreira
October 6, 2017|
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Response from 508jeffreyi | Reviewed this property |
There was no plate smashing during my visit.
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Bernadine71
January 10, 2015|
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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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Monday
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Tuesday
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Wednesday
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Thursday
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Friday
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Saturday
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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