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moyo Zoo Lake Restaurant

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RR - RRR
Contemporary, African, Vegetarian Friendly
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1 Prince of Wales Drive | Zoo Lake Park, Johannesburg 2193, South Africa
+27 11 646 0058
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08:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 22:00
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I added a review in 2014 stating I was not impressed but I have to say that over the years of visiting Moyo Zoo Lake once in a while, it has shown to be very dynamic, progressive and displayed huge improvement from when they first opened to now. Beautiful outdoor setting perfect in summer and winter, a constantly revised and... More 

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moyo2016, Guest Relations Manager at moyo Zoo Lake, responded to this review

Thank-you for your warm feedback! We appreciate you highlighting our progressive approach and look forward to seeing you again soon! Warm regards, Team moyo More 

Esher, United Kingdom
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137 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My son and I wanted a snack at lunch time in attractive surroundings. We decided that Moyo's was the ideal place. We chose to sit outside on the veranda with a view of the lake. Very few people were there but the staff were very efficient. For the snack we chose a starter peri-peri chicken livers in a chow chow... More 

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moyo2016, Guest Relations Manager at moyo Zoo Lake, responded to this review

Thank-you for your warm review, our efficient team hope to see you again soon! Warm regards, Team moyo More 

Dublin, Ireland
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to Moyo on our first night in Jo'berg and what an introduction to South African and wider African cuisine! Friendly staff ranging from the waiting staff to face-painters to the manager who checked in with us before we got our cab home. Great food, great ambience, I highly recommend. Thanks!

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Thank Brian F
moyo2016, Guest Relations Manager at moyo Zoo Lake, responded to this review

Thank-you for highlighting your excellent experience at moyo Zoo Lake! The moyo family appreciate your valuable feedback and hope you visit us again soon! Warm regards, Team moyo More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A great place to go to sample various traditional Southern African food. Staff are friendly and the decor is really well themed to South Africa. The food is more on the expensive side though, and you can find similar elsewhere at better prices. But if you are going for the experience, then you will not be disappointed.

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1 Thank Martin A
moyo2016, Guest Relations Manager at moyo Zoo Lake, responded to this review

Thank-you for your valuable review! The moyo family appreciate your valuable feedback and hope to see you again soon! Warm regards, Team moyo More 

Green Bay, Wisconsin
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104 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were a party of 14 people. When we arrived the table was ready and set beautifully. Our orders were taken promptly and service was very good. There were five (5) young adults (age 18) who had never been to South Africa or a restaurant such as this. They were intrigued by the rosewater hand washing and the face painting... More 

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3 Thank MinnesotaM-GreenBay
moyo2016, Guest Relations Manager at moyo Zoo Lake, responded to this review

Thank-you for highlighting the great food and service you enjoyed at moyo Zoo Lake! The moyo family hope to see you again soon! Warm regards, Team moyo More 

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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had our company year end at this restuarant. There is sufficient parking with security. The food was just slightly above average but the ambience was on point & made up for it. Later in the day there was a live band. We arrived at midday and left after 9pm as it seemed everyone was having fun. Definately worth considering.

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1 Thank Dumisani B
moyo2016, Guest Relations Manager at moyo Zoo Lake, responded to this review

Thank-you for your 5 star feedback! The moyo family appreciate your valuable review and look forward to hosting you again soon! Warm regards, Team moyo More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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126 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Such a lovely restaurant for a Sunday afternoon... African dancers and a band in the background... buffet entails a lot of braai meat and some sides... you can order from the menu as well... food was good but more caution should be taken to cook the meat better though-- catering from medium rare to well done without being dry... but... More 

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moyo2016, Guest Relations Manager at moyo Zoo Lake, responded to this review

Thank-you for you valuable review! The moyo family appreciate you valuable feedback and look forward to hosting you when you return! Warm regards, Team moyo More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went to this restaurant with friends for lunch, it was well worth the trip. There was a large and plentiful buffet, with a wide and interesting choice of food. A band played round our table, and even though it rained heavily ( we were undercover ) umbrellas were provided if needed.

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1 Thank petermathewscmg
moyo2016, Guest Relations Manager at moyo Zoo Lake, responded to this review

Thank-you for the 5 star feedback! The moyo family appreciate your valuable review and look forward to hosting you again soon! Warm regards, Team moyo More 

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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I went there with 40 friends, in first place the facilities of the place made me feel out of the big city! Additional the service incredibly kindly, the food was authentic food where I could try typic South African food!!! It was excellent and last but not least there were an artistic group who did an authentic dance that really... More 

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1 Thank Diego R
moyo2016, Guest Relations Manager at moyo Zoo Lake, responded to this review

Thank-you for highlighting the quality of the meal and entertainment that you enjoyed at our store! We appreciate your 5 star feedback and hope you visit us again soon! Warm regards, Team moyo More 

Southampton, United Kingdom
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86 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Every time I visit Johannesburg, which I try and do at least annually to visit family, I have to have at least one meal at Moyo. The food is superb, the service is brilliant and the impromptu entertain excellent. Probably my favourite restaurant anywhere

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2 Thank Karen27_12
moyo2016, Guest Relations Manager at moyo Zoo Lake, responded to this review

Thank-you for highlighting our fabulous setting in your 5 star review! Your favourite restaurant is waiting for you to visit again soon! Warm regards, Team moyo More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3,5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3,5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4,5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$34
Cuisine
Contemporary, African, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, 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
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, View, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?