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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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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good47%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“kleftiko” (19 reviews)
“pita bread” (8 reviews)
“trout” (8 reviews)
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11:30 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
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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Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

My daughter and I go to Pappas at least once a month. The food is consistently of a high quality and the service is beyond reproach. Steaks are really good and always cooked perfectly. Make sure to try the Greek desserts and coffee - absolutely...More

Thank mybeautifulworld2017
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

I heard about this restaurant ages ago as I love Greek and Cypriot cuisine and thought if im ever in South Africa i should visit. I was not disappointed! delicious veggie moussaka and potatoes, complimentary dips and great service. Cant wait to come back.

Thank VindalooQueen11
Reviewed 2 November 2017 via mobile

Let me start from this: this is the first restaurant ever, that charged me for lemon water... R10, thank you very much. We ordered kleftiko, the all time favorite. The meat was served warm, which is very strange for a lamb meal, and roasted potatoes...More

Thank KirillOussov
Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

Having been here before a couple of years ago I recommended it hoping it was still as good and was not disappointed! By far the best meal and favourite restaurant of my 5 day trip, I was only sorry that we were not here for...More

Thank Elliottness66
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

Pappas has been around for a long time and I’ve been a few times through the years - they never disappoint. Tried the option of 5 meze starters for the two of us - delicious! Loved them all including the complimentary pita bread with dips...More

Thank Riëtte B
Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

Nice Greek restaurant on the Nelson Mandela square in the Sandton city mall. No Greeks as waiters but in the kitchen there must be a Greek cooking, great food, very good prices. The Greek party music was a bit to loud but the atmosphere was...More

Thank paulvdlinden
Reviewed 9 October 2017

Pappas offers an elevated view of the Sandton Square. Good service with nice food and very good atmosphere.

Thank suvadip2015
Reviewed 3 October 2017

They are renovating at the moment but that did not detract from the evening. We sat outside and its great to be able to look over the square. Shared the tapas platter which lets you order 5 plates from the tappas menu. For two of...More

Thank jessicakO3221XV
Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

Defnalty a good option. If it's hard to find a table any where else. It's like a better SPUR. G9od service nice food. Good atmosphere.

Thank mariusb433
Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

Perched a floor up, Pappas offers an elevated view of the Sandton Square. We found the restaurant friendly and welcoming. The food was consistent for all guests. The Greek theme comes out strongly in the menu. The food was good, Enjoyed the Pitta Bread, and...More

Thank Globaltrotter74
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4 November 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
30 March 2016|
Response from Jade H | Property representative |
Yes, absolutely!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, View, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 8:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
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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