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Pappas on the Square

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Nelson Mandela Square, Shop 120B, Level 1 | Corner 5th street and Alice street, Sandton 2000, South Africa
+27 11 884 9991
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun 11:30 - 20:30
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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269 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

Our visit to Pappas was slightly disappointing... here's why... 1. Our waiter seemed aloof and kept forgetting things. The restaurant wasn't that busy so I couldn't understand why. 2. The food wasn't as good as I'd hoped. I ordered the signature dish, the Kleftiko (lamb shank) although the lamb was mostly cooked well, the veggies on the side were cold...... More 

Thank Sunshine0789
Cape Town
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

Authentic for sure. Best Greek food ever. A great variety of mezze and traditional dishes. Not to be missed. The pulled lamb and tzatziki lappa is a gastranomical delight. A massive thumbs up. When next up in Jhb l am going straight back.

Thank Bev M
Cody, Wyoming
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145 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

My husband and I had a delicious dinner at Pappas during our stay in Johannesburg. We wanted to sit outside, but as there were no tables available when we arrived we were seatted indoors. Within a few minutes, the manager came over asked if we would still like to sit outdoors as he would move a table out onto the... More 

Thank Jean P
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

We took 20 of our staff here before going to the theatre. We only wanted snacks and drinks and they were very understanding. Sorted out jugs of sangria for us (which werent on the menu) and put together mezze starters for us all that were delicious. Service was a bit slow - but it was very busy. A good place... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

located on the first floor on good view to the square, has bar inside, good food and nice service, really recommended

Thank Rauf A
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

Good overall wholesome food and great service. Great menu and wine selection. Overall: 4/5 Food : 4/5 Ave cost: R320 pp for cocktails, a bottle of wine and mains. Ave value: 5/5

Thank Jean M
Robertsfors, Sweden
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

Greak food at a low price right at the square! The portions are huge aswell! Service is good but one important thing about this restaurant is that the material in roof and floor makes it very very loud when crowded! We enjoyed it for the food but went out straight after because of the noise!

Thank Björn C
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

The food here is good. Had calamari stuffed with spinach,bacon & cheese and my partner had chef's lamb special. Got a table overlooking the Nelson Mandela Square. Good ambience & attentive and friendly staff.

Thank bougee
Sandton, South Africa
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4 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

The food was excellent. Value for money. Great service. Although we had to wait a while as the premises were packed with patrons.

Thank garryndot
Long Beach, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

We were on a tour of South Africa and stayed two nights in Sandton. The tour guide suggested that the place to go is "Trumps" on the square. However, we weren't in the mood for a steakhouse and didn't want to be tied to a reservation. Pappas seemed to have a nice atmosphere so we decided to try it. The... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$20
Greek, Mediterranean, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, 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
Good for
View, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?