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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 good48%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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Greek, Mediterranean, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Nelson Mandela Square, Shop 120B, Level 1 | Corner 5th street and Alice street, Sandton 2000, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had the 5 plate mezze as suggested by Nicolas ... calamari, souvlaki, falafel, mussels and ceviche... its a good thing he stopped me from ordering more... it was absolutely awesome. The pitas and hummus was just as great. Very professional staff... as I was...More

Thank Alex A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very good tasty and delicious food. Excellent service from our waiter. Very good place to have a Greek meal. Very impressive selection of vegetarian dishes too.

Thank LvdW16
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We loved this place. Zucchini fritters, aubergines stuffed with moussaka, etc. It was all wonderful.

Thank mel_thomasuk
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife invited friends for my birthday. What a disappointing dinner!! Service was very slow to start with, always have to call another waiter that is nearby as ours disappeared every now and then. Only positive was the draught beer from Darling. Starter was average,...More

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Reviewed 9 January 2018

Was here for a special dinner (did not book or anything), and although everyone was settled, all the tables were full but they were able to fit us in to a small table which was awesome. However in a bit of a corner and think...More

Thank Just_about_to_leave
Reviewed 9 January 2018 via mobile

We had an enjoyable dinner out with family. Food is tasty, but we did find it a bit pricey for the portion sizes.

Thank 342nickym
Reviewed 9 January 2018 via mobile

This greek place, more or less like a Cafe, serves decent food for lunch time. A lot of options that we ordered were not available, like the sardines and the trout. But still, if you are at Mandela Square that is a nice spot to...More

Thank Demapi
Reviewed 1 January 2018

We recently had lunch at Pappas on the square in Sandton. We had not been there for at least 4-5 years and were pleased to note that the restaurant had been revamped and looked fresher and more modern. The service was excellent and our waiter...More

Thank Darylbrian
Reviewed 27 December 2017

This restaurant is in an attractive space overlooking Mandela Square, with a mixture of indoor and covered outdoor seating. Although we didn't have reservations, we were promptly greeted and seated, although at an unfortunately placed table that the wait staff had to repeatedly dodge for...More

Thank Peter G
Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

We visited with family during a recent stay. We ordered way too much food, but it was all well done and the appetizers would have been enough. The shrimp appetizer stood out. Two of us had the house specialty lamb dish. It was huge, and...More

Thank Boneplate
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3 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
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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
Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, View, Kids, Business meetings
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
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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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