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Parea Restaurant

3 Corlett Drive | Illovo, Johannesburg 2196, South Africa
+27 11 788 8777
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good41%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“calamari” (18 reviews)
“pita bread” (6 reviews)
“kleftiko” (6 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
3 Corlett Drive | Illovo, Johannesburg 2196, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Well patronised for a Monday evening. Had never been there before. My partner chose the kleftiko, but when it arrived it was clearly undercooked, and in a grey gravy. She was very hungry so she started to eat, but gave up. Management willingly removed it...More

Thank Rob S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

always enjoying this place, good food, good price and good atmosphere. selection of wines can be improved though.

Thank Robyn L
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

I love the authentic Greek food and experience that Pareas offers. It is unpretentious, no frills and one feels that you could be in Pareas in Athens. The Meze platters were filling and I could have skipped the main course however the Kleftiko was worth...More

Thank 95tanyam
Reviewed 4 September 2017

at lunch time was very busy:the restaurant was full,we didn't have the reservation but got the table without any problem.The food was excellent with such a great taste and all was so fresh....whole afternoon I was thinking about how good that was The service was...More

Thank Kvolkova
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Nice, clean, good service, reasonable menu, reasonable price. Staff were good, quality of food good, a pleasant business / informal evening.

Thank 508jeffreyi
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

This small Family owned Greek restaurant gives you a feeling of Greece. Being vegetarian, there are a variety of options, and it tastes great. The really fun part is the entertainment - there is Greek dancing, belly dancing and breaking of plates. We got to...More

Thank Valodias
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Service wad terrible, waitress forgot to bring two of our meals, eventually brought out the food 25 minutes later when the rest of our guests had already finished eating. The manager did offer desserts on the house but even then the waitress got the order...More

Thank Cosma G
Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

My previous review of this establishment was less than complimentary however a chance midweek visit has restored my faith. A revised menu offering and good service highlighted a great evening where Parea proved what Greek tavernas (even if it is in Jozi!). Place was absolutely...More

Thank Geoff W
Reviewed 5 July 2017

The food was really amazing and well priced. We tried all their dips and their lamb and calamari was beautifully cooked and filled with flavour and we loved the Brinjal special. We were their for a brithday along with another table also celebrating. At the...More

Thank Tania P
Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

Crowded tables of happy people, noisily enjoyed the great vibe and wondeful selection of mezes downed with cloudy ouzo. An instant favorite restaurant that is blessedly not part of a personality-less chain. Highly reccommeded for friends who want to share a terrific atmosphere while dipping...More

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7 October 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from 508jeffreyi | Reviewed this property |
There was no plate smashing during my visit.
11 January 2015|
Response from Jon Q |
Just check in at table 4 and they will take care of all the niceties!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 am - 7:30 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: 3 Corlett Drive | Illovo, Johannesburg 2196, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Johannesburg
  • Phone Number: +27 11 788 8777
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