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US$5 - US$20
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Greek, Mediterranean, European, Grill
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a free night during our Tauck South Africa tour. It was a busy night at the restaurant, which is well-located near the entrance to the enormous Mandela Square Mall. Despite the crowds, service was friendly and quick. The menu is fantastic. I'm from...NYC, and have been to many Greek restaurants, but this was, by far, the best! Too bad it's a 16-hour flight from home.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 27 March 2022 via mobile

Excellent meal, drinks and all round experience at Pappas. Restaurant has a great view over Nelson Mandela Square which improves the experience even more. We had five of the meze platters and I had the calamari wrap. All of the food was great.

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 27 December 2021 via mobile

Average food @ steep prices. The food was not bad at all but nothing spectacular. Four of us had from steak to chicken to lamb and a veg dish. Staff were attentive and helpfull. Drinks prices, including soft drinks & beer, was nothing more than...a ripoff. First visit in 2 years, very doubtfull that we will return.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 14 November 2021 via mobile

Visited Pappas on recent work trip to Sandton previous evening had eaten at Big Mouth so thought we would try Pappas as they had some nice specials on board in the square. i ordered the prawn special and was told they weren't the largest prawns......strange .. you have a special but you want the customer to order an upgraded version of the special?? why have the special??? anyway i did and it was actually just enough with a side order.. prawns, grilled calamari... chips... not bad my work colleagues also enjoyed.. was pleasant evening...More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 8 April 2021

Experience a taste of Greek hospitality at Pappas. What was meant to be a quick bite turned into a leisurely lunch at Pappas On The Square. I didn't have much time for a sitdown meal but the grim prospect of eating a drive-thru burger in...my car was too much to bear. I like Pappas. The food is always fresh and flavourful- and I love their tapas-style selections that can be ordered according to appetite and mood. I also knew that I wanted a schwarma, so Pappas it was. I was distracted by the calamari starter so I decided to order that as a starter before having a yiro for lunch. I'm so glad that I did because the calamari stole the show: delicate calamari heads and tubes seared to achieve a perfect caramelized crust while still being tender. So generously flavoured with garlic and lemon that you're going to wish that you'd ordered a bigger portion. The yiro was also a hero with crispy shavings of beef on a bed of tzatziki wrapped up in a flatbread. It was generously packed with fillings and served with chips. It's messy and delicious so roll up your sleeves - or use cutlery if you must! What really impressed me the most were the complimentary tapas served before my meal- creamy taramasalata and an earthy hummus served with hot Greek flatbread. Restaurants are under so much strain during COVID- just like their customers, so anything complimentary is great added value. Especially when it tastes delicious. My meals were served in rapid succession without feeling rushed which made Pappas a perfect restaurant to grab a quick bite during my lunch break. #DineJoziStyle #DinePappasStyle #DineSandtonStyleMore

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 28 March 2021 via mobile

Food and service are phenomenal. Lamb Klefiko is next level. Cold draught beer and very good wine list. Vibe especially on Saturday is nice with belly dancers!

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 7 March 2020 via mobile

We had lunch in Pappas and it was really tasty. The portions were BIG! Service was really fast and friendly. Nothing to complain and would return to this place.

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 6 March 2020 via mobile

I have visited Pappas on many occasions, and I can honestly say that I have never had a bad experience. The food is of top quality and very tasty, the people are welcoming and service is excellent. There wine selection is absolutely awesome. Definitely one...of my favourite restaurants.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 3 March 2020 via mobile

Food was good service not the best as we had a doddery old waiter. What spoilt the evening was the rip off price of a 750cl bottle sparkling water. Be warned the price is not on the menu so if you just ask for sparkling...water as we did they charge 55 rand - a rip off - also check the bill as they over charged for our pepper sauce the price of which was on the menu.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 10 February 2020

Dinner on a Sunday evening. The covered deck was very noisy due to a (birthday?) party but that can happen anywhere. Food (preceded by free pita and dips) and service were very good, definitely recommendable on both counts. Kleftiko was outstanding. Not totally convinced by...the authenticity of some of the dishes, but that does not take anything away from the quality. At 9pm a belly dancer (is that really Greek?) appeared and a lot of plates were smashed: a fun few minutes' entertainment! Prices are probably about par for the location, although I'm not sure why they should charge 50% more than our 4* hotel nearby for a tap beer.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Response from life_of_rushni | 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
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Frequently Asked Questions about Pappas on the Square

Yes, Pappas on the Square offers takeaway services.

Pappas on the Square is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4