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Parea Restaurant

3 Corlett Drive | Illovo, Johannesburg 2196, South Africa
+27 11 788 8777
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good41%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“calamari” (19 reviews)
“lamb chops” (10 reviews)
“pita bread” (6 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 22:00All hours
Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
3 Corlett Drive | Illovo, Johannesburg 2196, South Africa
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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

Thank CraiginSA
Reviewed 3 June 2017

Great Greek food with vegetarian options. Attentive owner on site and mingles with guests to ensure they are happy. Authentic Greek experience have enjoyed every meal and every dish especially whole cooked fish

Thank Leanne D
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

We had a great lunch there today for my sons girlfriend. 13 of us. One person ordered a Selection for us all. It was excellent, authentic salad, chicken livers, chicken kebabs, dolmades, tzatziki, Kleftiko. You could have been in Greece with the large family filled...More

Thank Africapaddy
Reviewed 1 April 2017

Always full, with good reason. Brilliant service, brilliant food. We have been there many times without disappointment.

Thank glynith
Reviewed 17 March 2017

We've been to Parea on a number of occasions, and it's always been good. Last night moved the needle from good to great. Really authentic Greek cuisine is in short in JNB, but Parea absolutely smashes it; it looks the real deal, it has the...More

Thank JJN29
Reviewed 17 February 2017

A party-restaurant with delectable food and seamless service. The Greek dancers and belly dancers add to the lively ambience and this really was a memorable experience. The only down side was the pushy flower sellers outside the restaurant who accost you as you leave and...More

Thank peterjohndutoit
Reviewed 4 February 2017

As you enter this restaurant you Know you are in for a treat for you can feel it in the air, full and very noisy. it has a very extensive mess menu. Our group loved the chicken livers, the calamari, the bringall and the grilled...More

Thank watchman2015
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

Wow! It was so good I didn't even take photos We were part of a large group of people for a 40th. We ate from a large variety on a tapas menu due to the size of our group The calamari, the chops, the pita,...More

Thank Elismha6
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10 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
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 19:30
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: 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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