food prepared and served at NIKOS in Sandton

NIKOS (Sandton)

R140 avg main meal
Groups, Special occasions
Greek, Mediterranean
Mastercard, Visa
Write a Review

Critic's review

Here’s a place to indulge and have fun. Starters include fried calamari tubes and heads, which are crunchy and chewy, alongside falafels served with Turkish salsa or mint leaf tzatziki and pita bread. Mains offer plenty of options covering meat, seafood or vegetarian dishes.

The coal-grilled skinny pork chops, with crispy potato chips and a secret dip, are sticky and moist, and the portion is more than enough for one. Among the burger selection was a Greek version, with tzatziki added to the usual beef mince patty, sliced tomato, red onion, mayo and a side of crispy potato chips. Mains are filling, but be sure to leave enough room for something sweet.

The dessert options are rich and include halva ice cream – traditional Greek pistachio and sesame-flavoured ice cream, sprinkled with pomegranate seeds to balance the creaminess. If you are out with the family, you might want to try the loukoumades, which are Greek mini doughnuts served with either syrup and nuts or chocolate and nuts. The loukoumades look like a distant cousin of the koeksister.

The menu is versatile and has healthy options such as Greek salad, roasted cauliflower and fish dishes.

Standard fare such as soft drinks, teas and coffees, as well as ciders and beers, and a selection of local red and white wines.

The staff are friendly, with hearty greetings on the way in and thanks on the way out, which plants a seed of appreciation and invokes a sense of loyalty towards Nikos. The human touch here definitely leaves a lasting and good impression.

It’s Greek, so blue and white feature heavily, and it has an island feel. This place welcomes a mix of families, young and old, and professionals, and is great for celebrations.

Best for…
A birthday dinner, meet-up with friends or a long lunch.

(14 October 2019)

Eat Out critics dine unannounced and pay for their meals in full. Read our full editorial policy here.

  • Ambience
  • Service
  • Food

User reviews

  • Beautiful decor and good service but the food wasn't so great. Ordered meze to share like we mostly do at a Greek restaurant . The spanakopita had hardly any filling. Had the pita and zucchini fries...not the prices worth.
    • Ambience
    • Service
    • Food
  • Best pork chops ever.Great, relaxed ambiance and waiters very reasonable prices
    • Ambience
    • Service
    • Food


  • Accepts credit cards
  • Dinner
  • Food
  • Licensed
  • Lunch
  • Parking
  • Serves food

Write a review

Remember that your rating will influence the restaurant's ranking and chances of being recognised as one of the Eat Out Mercedes-Benz Best Everyday Eateries.