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Pappas on the Square

Nelson Mandela Square, Shop 120B, Level 1 | Corner 5th street and Alice street, Sandton 2000, South Africa
+27 11 884 9991
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good47%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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Greek, Mediterranean, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Nelson Mandela Square, Shop 120B, Level 1 | Corner 5th street and Alice street, Sandton 2000, South Africa
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1 - 10 of 437 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I had the most tender succulent beef ribs in this place and some really nice doughnut balls called loukoumades?! I loved the vibe and we really had a fun night here. Service was prompt and staff attentive.

Thank Zinhle M
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a nice restaurant. It has a very friendly and helpful staff. The inside spaces are pleasant and the tables nearer to Mandela Square have a very nice view of the square. Food is very good.

Thank boyerbuckets
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Been to Pappas once many years back and been wanting to go back since...finally my husband and I went and we were not disappointed! The service was amazing ....the people working there cannot make you feel more welcome..and the food was out off this world...More

Thank Barbara C
Reviewed August 2, 2018 via mobile

Reasonable meal for something different. Falafel, meatballs, Greek salad. Good relaxing atmosphere Catering to larger groups.

Thank GarryTanner67
Reviewed July 15, 2018 via mobile

I tried this restaurant with my friend based on good reviews. To our disappointment the trout and lamb chops tasted like they had just been defrosted. Really horrible. And they made us pay for hot water and lemon. The guy who served us gave us...More

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Reviewed June 30, 2018 via mobile

We had a few mezethes but the food was bland and tasteless and lacked any authenticity. Very disappointing.

Thank Joanna P
Reviewed June 24, 2018 via mobile

Came with international visitor to see square and decided pop in for gyro,gyro was authentic and filling .Service good and friendly

Thank Flitz8
Reviewed June 23, 2018

In general, a good experience. Two of us had a variety of specialties. The lamb phyllo cigar starter was the best item of the evening. The spanakopita starter was 4 little finger foods - OK but not as expected. Klevtiko was a lot of food...More

Thank Peter K
Reviewed June 22, 2018

Over a 5 day trip in Sandton, i visited this restaurant at least 3 times. Salads are still excellent with generous potions of meat, cheese etc. I was very disappointed with the steak on the second trip. Meat was just chewy and tasteless. Third trip...More

Thank Tinashe M
Reviewed June 22, 2018 via mobile

The klevtiko is so nice that I also wanted to go back the next day to taste it again. The desserts could be more impressive in typical greek style and the place do get noisy when there are a lot of people, maybe because of...More

Thank MiederU
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November 3, 2016|
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Response from foodierushni_za | Reviewed this property |
Good Day, Park in the Sandton City Mall or in Nelson Mandela Square and ask anyone where the Nelson Mandela Stature on the square is located. The restaurant is located up the stairs from the stature. Kind regards Rushni
March 30, 2016|
Response from Jade H | Property representative |
Yes, absolutely!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$5 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, View, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 a.m. - 8:30 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: 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
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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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