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Pappas on the Square Restaurant

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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“pita bread” (6 reviews)
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11:30 AM - 8:30 PMAll 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 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago

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

Thank suvadip2015
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have eaten here several times - mainly when we have had a large lunch so have just come in for tapas. Service is very good and you are never rushed.

Thank CollieDog58
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Having just arrived from the US, we were a bit jet lagged and hungry, so we walked to Nelson Mandela Square and found ourselves sitting in Pappas. What a great place, food was excellent and the staff were all great, and the wine was perfectly...More

Thank Sheri S
Reviewed 14 September 2017

The meal, atmosphere and service is out-of-this-world. From a vegetarian standpoint, the restaurant had amazingly good food. The servers were friendly and quick to deliver our food, and the owner of the restaurant was quite lovely as well. The pitas were single-handedly the best I've...More

Thank Khelan D
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

Reasonably priced (for an Australian tourist) good buzz, friendly staff, great portions of food. Good for family. We had fish and spatchcock. Salad starter was great but so big one was enough for three!

Thank Jeremy J
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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

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