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moyo Zoo Lake Restaurant

1 Prince of Wales Drive | Zoo Lake Park, Johannesburg 2193, South Africa
+27 11 646 0058
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Overview
  • Excellent38%
  • Very good34%
  • Average16%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible4%
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Open Now
08:00 - 22:00All hours
CUISINES
Contemporary, African, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
PRICE
RR - RRR
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LOCATION
1 Prince of Wales Drive | Zoo Lake Park, Johannesburg 2193, South Africa
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1 - 10 of 583 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I visited Moyo Zoo Lake this Saturday noon and opted for an outdoor table right next to the lawn with a great view towards the lake. Well, it was great view up until the time a party of 12 came over and...More

1  Thank Laurentiu I
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went and celebrated my friends 42nd birthday and everything was so well organised. The staff were absolutely friendly. The atmosphere was really nice plus the buffet was excellent. Just want to say thank you for the wonderful time and for makings my friends day really...More

2  Thank Shiraz M
moyo2016, Guest Relations Manager at moyo Zoo Lake, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your 5 star review! We're glad you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again next time. Warm regards, The moyo team.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The outside area was "closed" by 16:00 on a Saturday. Why? This is Joburg, not some 1 horse town in quiet season. In Joburg, we eat out. We were excited by the menu. Good looking, tasty sounding options. But, boy oh boy, service is slow....More

1  Thank Brent B
moyo2016, Guest Relations Manager at moyo Zoo Lake, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Guest, thank-you for your valuable feedback. We would love to hear more from you and would really appreciate an email addressed to our general manager at zoolake@moyo.com so we can use your feedback to improve on your experience. We look forward to hearing from...More

Reviewed 15 August 2017

Very good food with some African Curiosities- if you dare! Good service and value for money. Face painting and traditional drumming as well- a real taste of Africa. Not to be missed!

1  Thank San2904
moyo2016, Guest Relations Manager at moyo Zoo Lake, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your 5 star review! We're glad you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again next time. Warm regards, The moyo team.

Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

I very much recommend everyone to eat here, aldo it takes time for the service, the place is really cool!!!

1  Thank rafarubin
moyo2016, Guest Relations Manager at moyo Zoo Lake, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your 5 star review! We're glad you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again next time. Warm regards, The moyo team.

Reviewed 28 July 2017

We ended our college trip to South Africa with an evening meal at this restaurant. The food was amazing!! Staff were welcoming and friendly All 21 of us got our faces painted. The singing / dancers added to the great atmosphere in the place. We...More

1  Thank Gareth_H25
moyo2016, Guest Relations Manager at moyo Zoo Lake, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2017

Thank you for your 5 star review and kind words! We're glad you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again soon! Warm regards, The moyo team.

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Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

A superb evening! The staff were wonderful and ensured that everything went smoothly. Loved the face-painting and hand washing. Our beef fillets were absolutely delicious.

2  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
moyo2016, Guest Relations Manager at moyo Zoo Lake, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2017

Thank you for your 5 star review and kind words! We're glad you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again next time. Warm regards, The moyo team.

Reviewed 18 July 2017

We chose to come back here as we had a good experience last time, we chose the buffet. The food was patchy availability, we had to visit again and again to see if items were ready, salads took long time to refill, etc. Our daughter...More

1  Thank johne999a
moyo2016, Guest Relations Manager at moyo Zoo Lake, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2017

Dear Guest, thank-you for your valuable feedback. We would love to hear more from you and would really appreciate an email addressed to our general manager at zoolake@moyo.com so we can use your feedback to improve on your experience. We look forward to hearing from...More

Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

The food is excellent and well priced considering what you get at their buffets. I love their location because I can take my children to feed the ducks or play at the zoo lake play area or take a boat ride etc in the same...More

2  Thank Fyela73
moyo2016, Guest Relations Manager at moyo Zoo Lake, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2017

Thank you for your kind words and 5 star review! We're glad you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again soon! Warm regards, The moyo team

Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

Great place. Good food and great vibe with reasonable prices!!the show put on by the staff was auesome

2  Thank Jean G
moyo2016, Guest Relations Manager at moyo Zoo Lake, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2017

Thank you for your 5 star review! We're glad you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again soon! Warm regards, The moyo team

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Response from Martin A | Reviewed this property |
The walk isn't long and if the weather is kind, it will be a very pleasant and scenic walk.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$6 - US$34
Cuisine
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Validated Parking
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, View, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 22:00
Monday
08:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 22:00
Thursday
08:00 - 22:00
Friday
08:00 - 22:00
Saturday
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Prince of Wales Drive | Zoo Lake Park, Johannesburg 2193, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Johannesburg
  • Phone Number: +27 11 646 0058
  • E-mail
Description
moyo Zoo Lake is a tranquil retreat from the urban hustle and bustle of Joburg. By day moyo offers a relaxed, family-friendly atmosphere; as the African sun sets, cocktails on the deck and fabulous live music set the tone for an extraordinary evening of fine-dining and soulful vibes. moyo Magic gives new meaning to birthday parties and workshops.
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